Directions to Makanda Inn & Cottages

GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.6098224 Longitude: -89.2100633

Physical Address:

855 Old Lower Cobden Rd
Makanda, Illinois 62958

First Time Entering the Property – click here for video

Mailing Address:
PO Box 24
Makanda, Illinois 62958


Nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, our bed and breakfast and cottages provide lodging near many area activities.  Situated just a half mile south of the Makanda Boardwalk and only 15 minutes south of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Makanda Inn & Cottages are directly adjacent to Giant City State Park.


From Interstate 57 Southbound
(This is the scenic route through Giant City State Park)

  • Take Exit 45 for State Highway 148/N. Refugee Rd
  • Turn LEFT and go 2.7 miles to
  • Grassy Road turn LEFT (there is a country store at the corner) and go 4.3 miles to
  • Spillway Road turn LEFT (be careful not to miss this turn) and go 4.4 miles to
  • Giant City Road (a stop sign) turn LEFT and go 3.5 miles to
  • S. Church Street (it’s about a half mile past Giant City Stables) turn RIGHT and go 1.9 miles. You will pass a church on the left (the road changes to Baptist Hill Rd) and down a hill to the Makanda Boardwalk.  At the stop sign turn LEFT before the tracks.  That will be Old Lower Cobden Rd.  Go about .5 miles to the inn.

Contact Information:

Makanda Inn & Cottages
855 Old Lower Cobden Rd
Makanda, IL 62958

Phone: (618) 697-7929