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Sixth hole green looking back to the tiered tee box.


Enjoy golf at it’s finest. Exactly 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). 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.



Add to your stay, a therapeutic relaxation massage by therapist, Ann Wheeler, in the comfort of your own 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 applying 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 that your appointment will be arranged and confirmed. Appointments are on a first-come first-served basis and are on a limited basis. We have personally handpicked and experienced the services we provide to ensure the highest quality of service for our guests.

One-hour massage $90.00

Hour massage cannot be split.



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 after check out.