Winter setting of Indigo and Sienna Cottages, cedar shake siding with bright blue sky in the background.

Romantic Luxury Meets Eco-Friendly Straw Bale Construction

Our Cottages near Shawnee National Forest in Illinois

Our 2 one-bedroom rental cottages take the eco-friendly nature of Makanda Inn one big step further.  In addition to the straw-bale walls (like the inn), these cabins use earthen plaster and have living roofs. This organic design leaves no want for comfort as each cottage is contemporary in décor and has all the amenities, including a heavenly king-size pillow top bed with 600-thread-count linens. The bathroom is supplied with luxurious towels, and has a soaking tub and wet room shower. Down the spiral staircase you will find the living / dining area and kitchenette for you to make yourself at home and prepare your own meals. A high-efficiency heating and air conditioning system will keep the cottage at the temperature you find most comfortable. Design promotes privacy while maximizing space to increase energy efficiency.

These cottages are the perfect place to unhook, unwind and relax. The natural surroundings enhance your experience providing a peaceful setting. Wildlife is all around as life abounds in this pristine environment. If you are looking for a remote location that is not too far from civilization, this is it.

Wi-Fi can be found in the common area of the inn as the cottages do not have Wi-Fi.

Breakfast is not included. Breakfast can be purchased for $12.00 per person per day on a limited basis, depending on inn occupancy. If you are interested in breakfast, please call in advance for availability. Availability is on a first-come first-served basis.

Amenities

  • Ground-level Patio and Second-level Balcony
  • Fire Pit and Charcoal Grill
  • Sitting Area with Lounge Sofa, TV and Direct TV
  • Breakfast Area, Table and Chairs
  • Kitchenette, Two-burner Range, Microwave, Refrigerator, Stocked with Utensils & Cookware
  • Coffee Grinder and Coffee Maker
  • Steam Shovel Whole Coffee Beans, a Local Micro-roasted Bean
  • IPod Home Stereo
  • King-size Bed with 600-thread-count Linens
  • Wet-room Shower & Soaking Tub with Luxurious Towels
  • Make-up Remover Towelettes, Face Cloth and Cotton Rounds
  • Toiletries, Hairdryer, Ironing Board and Iron

Indigo Cottage

Relax in Indigo Cottage

Facing the woods, Indigo is a private 2-story accommodation for two.  With tons of natural lighting throughout, both floors walk out onto a balcony/patio giving the entire space a natural inside-out feel, with local artisan-crafted pieces such as the bed frame, vanity and spiral staircase.  The luxurious king-size bed faces out into the woods with a wet-floor shower and soaking tub also located on the top level.  The lower level includes a sitting area and kitchenette with a two-burner stove top, microwave, refrigerator and sink. The kitchen area includes a coffee grinder and maker, basic utensils, glasses, plates, pots and pans to bring in your own food and prepare meals. Outside just beyond the back patio is a small outdoor fire pit.

Guest Comment ~
March, 2016
“The Indigo Cottage and Makanda Inn was the perfect tucked away and cozy get away. We celebrated my 60th Birthday on this trip and have had a magical trip. Hadn’t been to this area in about 7 or 8 years and all that we love was still here and the new things we discovered are perfect additions. We will be back. Thank you Loraine and Malcolm”
Lee and Susan, MO

Price: $119 - $139 Does Not Include BreakfastCheck Availability

Sienna Cottage

Experience Sienna Cottage

Sienna is a 2-story accommodation that sleeps two.  The luxurious king-size bed faces out into the woods with a wet-floor shower and soaking tub also located on the top level and a walk-out balcony. The lower level includes a sitting area and kitchenette with a two-burner stovetop, microwave, refrigerator and sink.  The kitchen area includes a coffee grinder and maker, basic utensils, glasses, plates, pots and pans to bring in your own food and prepare meals. Just beyond the ground floor patio is a small fire pit. The unique design is contemporary and comfortable with tons of natural lighting and local artisan-crafted pieces such as the bed frame, vanity and a spiral staircase unlike anything you have ever seen before.

Guest Comment ~
Just wanted to follow up and thank you for a wonderful stay. We found your property and construction beautiful. We will certainly follow up for future stays as well. Only one question…where are the mattresses from? We slept soundly on yours only to find ours wanting on return home!
Best Regards,
Matt

Price: $119 - $139 Does Not Include BreakfastCheck Availability

Cottage Policies

Check-in time: is between 4-6 pm (Late check-ins can be arranged with the Innkeepers).

Check-out time: is 11 am.

Cancellation Policy for the Inn, Indigo and Sienna cottages

  • Cancellations prior to 30 days will incur a $30.00 processing fee.
  • Rescheduling at any time prior to 14 days will incur a $30.00 processing fee.
  • Rescheduling 14 days or less will be at inn-keeper’s discretion and will incur a $100.00 fee.

Cancellations will result in a cancellation fee if received less than thirty (30) days before your scheduled stay.

The following charges:

  • Cancellations received twenty-nine (29) days to fifteen (15) days, prior to the check-in date, will forfeit deposit.
  • Cancellations received fourteen (14) days to seven (7) days, prior to the check-in date, will forfeit deposit and a fee equal to 50% of the remaining balance will be charged against the credit card on file.
  • Cancellations received less than seven (7) days, prior to the check-in date, will forfeit a fee equal to 100% of the balance and will be charged against the credit card on file.

 

Cottage Guidelines

  • No smoking indoors, smoking is permitted outside. If you smoke outside, please be considerate of other guests and make sure the doors/windows to your Cottage are shut. Please request an ashtray if you plan on smoking.
  • No Pets, please make arrangements with the Innkeepers for ADA compliant