Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Final Part

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Final Part It took a few trips to get all the photos we wanted, of course Loraine and I had to taste some delicious wine along the way. This is the remainder of the east side of the wine trail, It is the side we make it to most. Maybe because it’s the closest or maybe...

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Part 5

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Part 5 The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport program is a great deal. There is still time to participate! All you have to do is ask at the first winery to purchase your passport or you can purchase your Passport Online. For only ten dollars you get discounts on to-go...

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Part 4

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Part 4 Loraine and I set out from the Makanda Inn & Cottages to explore the East side of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. The nice thing about Makanda Inn & Cottages is that we are centrally located in the middle of the trail. The Ice provided some spectacular...

Our continued commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.

Our continued commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. Our first year at the Makanda Inn & Cottages has been great! We have made some significant accomplishments and had a lot of fun. Thanks to a program by Ameren Illinois we have been able to purchase a limited amount of LED light bulbs at discounted prices. To date...

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Part 3

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Winter Passport Series Part 3 The next stop on our Friday afternoon wine tasting outing was Von Jakob Vineyard & Brewery. The view from their outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard is spectacular. No shortage of gifts here either. You guessed it Linda (Loraine’s Sister) and I at the bar,...