Winners – 2018 Summer Photo Contest

Winners – 2018 Summer Photo Contest Our Photo Contest Winners! Dennis & Mara, from Illinois, are the winners of our 2018 Summer Photo Contest!  A big thank you to all of you who participated in our first ever, photo contest!  There was a phenomenal response from everyone, the voters, and...

Moving Story

Moving Story Moving Story! The question we hear most from our guests is: How did you end up in Illinois from the Jersey shore? Here is our moving story. Hope you enjoy! Reserve your stay today. Learn more about Makanda IL.  <span...

The Perfect Romantic Vacation in Southern Illinois

The Perfect Romantic Vacation in Southern Illinois When you think of a vacation getaway, it’s not surprising that Southern Illinois probably doesn’t ring a bell. In fact, unless you’ve ever traveled here before, you likely haven’t even heard of Makanda. Truth is though, this part of Southern...