Welcome to the Makanda Inn
The Makanda Inn provides refined, distinctively luxurious lodgings hidden deep in the Shawnee National Forest next door to Giant City State Park and down the street from the Makanda Boardwalk. Savor unique, out of the ordinary breakfast and dinners featuring local organic ingredients, explore the natural landscapes, and rejuvenate in one of our king beds.
The tranquility you will experience here, rivals locations far more remote. Sounds of nature, rarely interrupted, change with the seasons. From the near silence in winter to the symphony of creatures celebrating the warmth of summer.
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Your escape in the woods.
At the Makanda Inn, we offer off a range of unique spaces, from suites in the main lodge to more private cottages. Our suites surround the common area which is a cozy place to relax and unwind. While our romantic, and relaxing rental cottages are perfect for those that want to disconnect entirely.
The amazing location combined with natural, sustainable, building processes, from straw bale walls, to green roofs, provide the atmosphere you would expect in such a beautiful, wooded setting. Each space is comfortable and charming and offers quiet luxury in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. We do not accommodate children under 12 years, for this property is designed for adults to relax.
Take a tour, reserve a date, and come enjoy the comfort and beauty of the Makanda Inn.
Makanda Inn is off the beaten path yet close to many great adventures.
If you have never visited Southern Illinois or have been here many times, you will leave longing to return. It is indeed a hidden gem in the heart of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and the Shawnee National Forest. So take the road less traveled and stay with us for an experience you will never forget.