Foot of bed in foreground with sliding glass door background set against blue-gray walls, green forest outside.

Romantic Luxury Meets Eco-Friendly Straw Bale Construction

Our Suites

Makanda Inn & Cottages features four inn suites, each designed for your privacy and comfort. All four suites incorporate the same layout and floor space with varying color schemes. All are lovely giving every guest a great lodging experience near Giant City State Park and SIU Carbondale, IL. As you enter your suite, you will notice our truth window, this framed window exposes the straw bale wall behind the plaster.  Suitable for two adult guests, the suites provide the perfect environment for a romantic getaway. The floor-to-ceiling drapes block out the early morning light allowing for a long restful sleep. The heavenly king-size pillow top beds with 600-thread-count linens and luxurious bath towels top off the well-planned appointments. As a guest at the inn, you are invited each morning to enjoy our seasonal breakfasts, which showcase natural, organic or sustainable ingredients when available.

Please inform us at time of reservation if you have any food allergies, likes/dislikes so we may accommodate you to the best of our ability.

Each guest suite includes the following amenities:

  • Outdoor Balcony
  • King-size Bed and Sitting Area
  • Luxurious Towels and 600-thread-count Linens
  • LCD TV and DVD Player, Direct TV
  • Make-up Remover Towelettes, Face Cloth, and Cotton Rounds
  • Hair Dryer, Toiletries, Private Bathroom and Walk-in Shower
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Desk and Chair
  • Coffee Maker, Mini Fridge
  • Freshly Ground Steam Shovel Coffee – a Local Micro-roasted Bean
  • A Variety of Decaffeinated and Regular Teas
  • Clothes Bar, Hangers and Luggage Stand

 

Suite 1

This suite is decorated with light earth tone accents and is located on the North Eastern side of the building. The artwork is black and white photography capturing the natural local textures of the area. The bathroom is adorned with a floral photograph and features a spacious river rock shower floor with earth tone tiles.

Privacy is created by a door between the water closet / shower and sink area. The sink is laid into a stunning Black Walnut wood slab sustainability harvested locally. The view from the deck overlooks the beautiful landscaping and driveway but don’t let that fool you, the backdrop is the same magnificent woodland that surrounds the property.

Guest Comment ~
6/29/15

My second stay here…. A very comfortable stay, delicious breakfast and great company. A perfect place to stay in Southern Illinois.
Thank you! Deanne – Utah

Price: $119 - $139Check Availability

Suite 2

This suite is decorated with green accents and is located on the South Eastern side of the building. The artwork is black and white photography capturing the local natural landscape. The bathroom is adorned with a floral photograph and features a spacious river rock shower floor with green tone tiles. Privacy is created by a door between the water closet / shower and sink area. The sink is laid into a stunning Black Walnut wood slab sustainably harvested locally. The view from the deck overlooks the beautiful landscaping and driveway and the backdrop is the same magnificent woodland that surrounds the entire property.

Guest Comment ~
1/29/16

Great place to land for our impromptu trip. Thanks for the great suggestions on dining and wineries.
Karen & Greg – Missouri

Price: $119 - $139Check Availability

Suite 3

This suite is decorated with blue accents and is located on the North Western side of the building. The artwork is black and white photography capturing the natural local textures of the area. The bathroom is adorned with a floral photograph and features a spacious river rock shower floor with blue gray tone tiles. Privacy is created by a door between the water closet / shower and sink area. The sink is laid into a stunning Black Walnut wood slab sustainably harvested locally. Your balcony is the covered wrap around porch on the same level as all the suites. This is the downhill side of the building, so you are at a second floor height with a view of the surrounding woodland.

Guest Comment ~
2/15/16

This is our second stay at the Inn and it was just as wonderful as the first. We brought our friends with to share the experience and they are now hooked too! Looking forward too many more visits…… You two are the absolute best!! We love it here – Thank you both so much for a wonderful time – see you this summer.
Debbie & Andy – Illinois

Price: $119 - $139Check Availability

Suite 4

This suite is decorated with warm earth tone accents and is located on the South Western side of the building. The artwork is black and white photography capturing the local natural landscape of the area. The bathroom is adorned with a floral photograph and features a spacious tile shower, its floor is flat with earth tone tiles. Privacy is created by a door between the water closet / shower and sink area. The sink is laid into a stunning Black Walnut wood slab sustainably harvested locally. Your balcony is the covered wrap around porch on the same level as all the suites. This is the downhill side of the building, so you are at a second floor height with a view of the surrounding woodland.

Guest Comment ~
1/27/16
Thanks for helping us enjoy a memorable stay in Southern Illinois. We enjoyed your tasty breakfast, fireplace and sitting area and our very comfy room! Good luck with your plans for this beautiful property.
Dave and Pearle – Illinois
P.S. Love the ground coffee in our room!

Price: $119 - $139Check Availability

Inn Guidelines

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 Innkeeper’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 to 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 to the credit card on file.

Inn Guidelines

  • No smoking indoors, smoking is permitted outside. If you smoke outside, please be considerate of other guests and make sure the door to your Suite is shut. Please request an ashtray if you plan on smoking.
  • No Pets, please make arrangements with the Innkeepers for ADA compliant service animals.
  • Two adult persons, per suite only.
  • The kitchen in the inn is for staff use only.


Guest Comment ~

2/15/16

Perfect first time experience at a B&B! Very comfortable and relaxing – Great Valentines Day! Thanks for all the hospitality! Best of luck to you both – you will do great!

Greg & Wendy – Illinois