The Makanda Inn is an eco-friendly retreat. It sits on 18 acres of lush woodland, in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest, with the Drury Creek winding through it.
The design and building techniques used expressly fit the natural environment by using eco-friendly construction methods and sustainable materials bearing a low carbon footprint. Local and natural building materials such as straw bales for the walls, earthen plaster, recycled plastic roofing materials and reclaimed wood are integrated throughout the Inn.
The architectural design captures your imagination as you enter the building. Natural stone steps transitioning to wooden steps bring you onto the wrap-around porch with natural cedar posts.
As you enter through the custom handcrafted door onto the second-floor mezzanine you will immediately be swept away by the vastness of the two-story space. The 32-foot stone chimney and knotty pine ceiling lead your eye to the large copper sunburst light fixture overhead.