Reserve Your Private Cabin in Southernmost Illinois

Cedar Rock

Secluded, quiet and cozy, Cedar Rock cabins is your private get away. photo PBH

There is a log cabin in the Shawnee National Forest waiting for you. Cedar Rock Cabin is the perfect unplugged getaway. It’s a fully furnished log cabin with a complete kitchen, hot tub, well furnished screened-in porch.

Soak up the peace and beauty of the forest on the quarter mile paved walking trail or take the Tunnel Hill bicycle trail and River to River walking trail.

Two sleeping areas include a master bedroom with queen bed and a bunk-room with a set of bunk beds, the bottom bunk is full size and the top bunk is a twin size. There is a fold up mattress under the bunks for any “over flow” of extra people.

The bathroom has a shower and plenty of soft towels for bathing.  A hot tub is outside under the stars.

Cedar Rock Cabins

The best time to see deer at Cedar Rock Cabins is early morning or dusk.

There is no wifi or phone. This get away is a peaceful, unplugged, country cabin exclusively for you. The kitchen is fully equipped and there is a outside gas grill. Bring your own food and you need never leave the forest.

The cabin has a TV with DVD player with movies, games and books. There are several brochures on area attractions, including the Shawnee National Forest and the Shawnee wine trails. Easy to follow Antique Trail brochures are also made available at the cabin.

Cedar Rock Cabins is located in Southernmost Illinois, about 3 miles south of Goreville, on Highway 37. Look for the sign close to the highway. “A/K/A Paradise!” says Cedar Rock Cabins owner Cindy Wheaton.

Travel Tip: If you plan a fall wine trail tour, make your reservations first thing. Inn keepers say they are filling fast for October.

The details: Cedar Rock Cabins 618-751-1100
Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau Call: (800) 248-4373

Home Place

Pork steak is a local favorite. photo PBH

Where to eat: Home Place Restaurant, 845 South Broadway, Goreville, IL Phone: 618.995.9950 Famous for  generous portions and smoked items such as ribs, ham, and pulled pork. Try the fried pickles, you may be pleasantly surprised. Other specialties include catfish, steaks, and fried chicken on Sundays.

You might also like: Striped Pot  Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and

Striped Pot Makanda Inn B&B.

Photos: ©Patsy Bell Hobson 2011 All Rights Reserved

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