Enjoy Romantic Getaways & Vacations in Southern IllinoisNew soap available at the Makanda Inn & Cottages, romantic getaways

Add a game of golf for exercise and outdoor enjoyment while staying with us.

Or a relaxation massage to your romantic getaway!

Enjoy newfound or rekindled romance or experience some wonderful time away with friends or family at this amazing adult retreat property in the woods, Makanda Inn & Cottages.


Sixth hole green looking back to the tiered tee box. Romantic Getaways


The course is currently closed for the winter.  Check back for updates.

Enjoy golf at it’s best. Precisely three miles from the Inn is Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek. Book your two night stay with us, have us book your tee times and get unlimited golf, golf cart, and a hamburger for $25.00 (based on availability and rates are subject to change). Green fees due on the day of your golf outing at the clubhouse. Just starting out or a seasoned player, this up and coming Championship Course will have you coming back for more.


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Add to your stay, a therapeutic relaxation massage by, massage therapist, Ann Wheeler, in the comfort of your suite or cottage. Ann practices the John Barnes Myofascial Release method of massage.  She has developed a relaxation & pain relief massage she will use for guests at Makanda Inn & Cottages, utilizing John Barnes methods. It is not a deep tissue massage; it will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed enhancing the overall experience that is Makanda Inn & Cottages. If you prefer a John Barnes therapeutic massage, please specify at the time of appointment.

Ann Wheeler, BS, PTA, LMT Received her BS specializing in athletic training in 1985 and has practiced as a physical therapist assistant since 1986. She has been practicing John Barnes Myofascial Release since 2010 and has since earned her Expert Practitioner designation. Ann has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2013.

About John Barnes Myofascial Release: a profound, non-forcing approach to body-work, John Barnes Myofascial Release recruits the body’s ability to heal itself.  It treats the whole person by working with the fascia, the body’s three-dimensional web of connective tissue.

We ask that you schedule your massage at the same time you book your stay to ensure a confirmed appointment. Appointments are limited and on a first-come-first-served basis. We have personally experienced Ann’s massage services and we are committed to providing only the highest quality of services for our guests!

One-hour massage $90.00

The one hour massage cannot be split between guests.



For our cottage guests, we will have two bundles of firewood available for you at each cottage. The cost is $5.00 per bundle including tax. Need more, just let us know, and we will bring up as many bundles as you would like. If you use the firewood (break open the bundle), we will add it to your bill at checkout.