Southern Illinois Mountain Biking

Mountain biker in blue shirt looking over the forest

Multi-Use Mountain Bike Trails Project Coming to the Area Southern Illinois University’s, Touch of Nature is in the process of building a world class mountain biking trail system.  Check out the trail plan put together for SIU’s, Touch of Nature Environmental … Continue reading

Think You Missed the Fall Colors? They are Just coming into Their Peak!

We are lucky to have great friends that own the best Golf Course in Southern Illinois. The 11th Hole overlooks the Makanda Valley and was the site of Jason & Candace’s Wedding this past Saturday, October 21st. These shots were taken … Continue reading

5 Reasons to come to Southern Illinois in December! January or February Too!

We are always telling our guests how great it is here in Southern Illinois in the winter so we decided to do a little research about the month of December and this is what we found.  Lower Latitude for a … Continue reading

Makanda Boardwalk August 20, Less than 24 Hours Before the 2017 Great American Eclipse!

The center line of the 2017 Great American Eclipse is just a half mile down the road from the Makanda Inn & Cottages. The center of the path runs right through the Makanda Boardwalk. An orange line has been painted … Continue reading