West End outdoor fire pit and chairs

Romantic Luxury Meets Eco-Friendly Straw Bale Construction

West-End Cottage

 

West-End Cottage

“Special Note” Some packages and pricing options are not available online, please call 618-697-7929 for optional pricing.

Our West-End cottage rental at Makanda Inn & Cottages sleeps four adults in a single-floor design. At 900-square-feet, it is grand in feel yet intimately cozy. The straw bale construction and living roof set into the hillside provides incredible sound and climate insulation. This Eco-friendly 2-bedroom, 2-large bath cabin is the perfect Southern Illinois vacation getaway with friends or family. Both bedrooms and bathrooms are equal in size and amenities. Your bedroom features the same heavenly pillow top beds with 600-thread-count linens you find in all our accommodations. In the bedrooms the beer bottles built into the straw bale wall provide just enough light to let you know the sun has come up in the morning. The tiled bathrooms feature tub-showers, beautiful wood slab sink tops, and are stocked with luxurious bath towels. The massive exposed ceiling beams accent every room. A large shared living space provides the extra room and amenities for your group to make yourselves at home during your stay. The new electric fireplace provides year round ambiance with an optional heating setting. Local wood craftsmanship is featured throughout the cottage, and the earthen plaster sculpted sconces add yet another one-of-a-kind touch to the most unique cottage experience in Southern Illinois.

Shrouded in privacy, this cottage is the perfect getaway for a couple traveling alone or with friends. With its walk-on earthen garden roof, it is nearly concealed from sight as you approach it for the first time. 

Our new pricing structure makes it a reasonable option for 2-4 travelers or vacationers.

“What an amazing place to stay. Can’t say enough good things about this cottage. Everything was perfect, even better than expected. This will become our “go to” place to stay in Southern Illinois. Thank you for a very nice and relaxing weekend.” Hoss & Jamie

“Special Note” Some packages and pricing options are not available online, please call 618-697-7929 for optional pricing.

Price: $159-$249 Does Not Include BreakfastCheck Availability

You will enjoy:

  • 42” LCD TV and DVD Player with Direct TV
  • Electric Fireplace
  • Full-sized Kitchen with Range/Oven, and Microwave
  • Full-size Refrigerator with Ice Maker
  • All the Essentials to Cook Your Own Meals
  • Coffee Grinder, Coffee Maker, & Fresh-roasted Steam Shovel Coffee Beans
  • Fire Pit, Picnic Table, Charcoal Grill
  • Individual Exterior Bedroom Access
  • King-size Beds, with 600-Thread-Count Linens
  • Full Bath, Toiletries, and Luxurious Towels/Washcloths
  • Hair Dryers for Each Private Bath
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • IPod Home Stereo

 

West End Rates & Packages 

“Special Note” Some packages and pricing options are not available online, please call 618-697-7929 for optional pricing.

  • Four Guests Maximum – Two Night Minimum Stay
  • Monday – Thursday $159 a night double occupancy – One Bedroom, One Bath
  • Weekends – Friday, Saturday, and Sunday $189 a night double occupancy – One Bedroom, One Bath
  • $30 per person each night for more than two guests
  • If two guests require both bedrooms and baths a $30.00 per night fee will be added. This will apply to Vacation Package Rates at the described rates below and Holiday Bookings.
  • Our new pricing structure makes it a reasonable option for 2-4 travelers or vacationers.

 

Vacation Package Rates

  • Book four nights and receive a complimentary picnic basket
  • Book Five Nights Sunday thru Thursday $695 – $15 per person each night for more than two guests
  • Book Seven Nights (No Saturday check in) $995 – $50 per person total for more than two guests
  • Booking outside the United States must be approved by Makanda Inn & Cottages.
  • By booking the West End Cottage, you agree to the terms of the Rental Policy

 

Holiday Booking

  • New Year’s: minimum (3) night booking required
  • Valentine’s Weekend: (3) night weekend booking required (Friday Thru Sunday Night)
  • President’s Day Weekend: (3) night weekend booking required (Friday Thru Sunday Night)
  • Easter Weekend: (3) night weekend booking required (Thursday Thru Saturday Night)
  • SIU Graduation: $279.00 a night flat rate, two nights minimum. Maximum Occupancy Four
  • Memorial Day Weekend: (3) night weekend booking required (Friday Thru Sunday Night)
  • 4th of July: (3) night booking required
  • Labor Day Weekend: (3) night weekend booking required (Friday Thru Sunday Night)
  • Columbus Day Weekend: (3) night weekend booking required (Friday Thru Sunday Night)
  • Homecoming Weekend: (3) night weekend booking required (Friday Thru Sunday Night)
  • Thanksgiving Weekend: (4) night booking required (Wednesday Thru Saturday Night)
  • Christmas: (3) night booking required

 
Cottage Stay does not include breakfast in the Inn. Breakfast may be purchased on a limited basis at $12.00 per person please provide at least a week’s notice if you wish to purchase breakfast. 

Check-in Time:             4 – 6 pm (Please call the Innkeeper for other arrangements if necessary)

Check-out Time:           11am

50% deposit at time of booking, the balance will be charged to your credit card upon check-in.

Cancellation Policy for West End Cottage

  • 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 the deposit and 100% of the remaining balance will be charged to the credit card on file.

 

We recommend purchasing lodging protector provided by Allianz Global Assistance to protect you from covered unexpected events that would result in a cancellation fee.

West End Cottage Guidelines:

  • No smoking indoors, smoking is permitted outside. If you smoke outside, please be considerate of other guests and make sure all doors and windows are shut.   Please request an ashtray if you plan on smoking.
  • No Pets, please make arrangements at the time of reservation with the Innkeepers for ADA compliant service animals.
  • Two persons per room only. Teenagers, children 13 and older welcome.
  • Guests must notify Innkeepers in advance of any outside guests visiting the property. Visiting guests are required to leave the property by 10pm. No large groups are allowed. Visiting guests must sign in at the front desk upon arrival and leave their vehicle in the inn’s lot.
  • Please read our welcome book, available in each of our suites and cottages, for more detailed guidelines.

Your booking means you have read and agree to the terms of booking as listed online and you will read your Guest Welcome Book and that in some circumstances we will have to charge a fee for not following the guidelines set forth.