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Makanda Inn & Cottages

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us stay during a girl's weekend. The innkeepers are very nice and helpful. The rooms are clean and the breakfast was delicious. We were stranded at the Inn for a few hours due to heavy rains flooding all the roads. So we gathered in the downstairs lounge, did a jigsaw puzzle and had some local wine. Malcolm,...

Thank gina s
Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Makanda Inn and cottage for 3 wonderfully relaxing nights! From the moment we made the reservations over the phone to our very last minutes at the Inn, we felt extraordinarily welcomed and pampered! Our room was very comfortable and the beds (sheets and mattress) are out of this world! Every morning we were introduced to amazing home...

Thank Stella S
El Paso, Illinois
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My husband and I decided to take a long weekend in Southern Illinois and a friend told us about Makanda Inn. We loved it! We stayed in the Sienna cottage and it was very quaint. We loved that it had the cabin feel with luxury hotel necessities. We choose to go to the main lodge for breakfast each morning and...

Thank Scott C
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Hi D & S! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your Sienna stay. Your fellow travelers will appreciate it. You were busy the 4 days you were here and there's still more you can see & do here in Southern Illinois. Thank you also for mentioning that you did add breakfast, offered as...

Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was our second time we stayed at the Makanda Inn. The Inn is beautiful, nestled in the woods. In the morning you can smell the coffee and delicious breakfast being cooked below. Outside the woods are alive with birds and the scents of the lavender wild geraniums in bloom. We love the rooms which are beautifully appointed . The...

Thank Kathryn G
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Hi, Good to hear from you here! We are always very happy to have previous guests come back and stay with us again. Hopefully your next visit can be longer, thank you for your lovely review!

Crystal Lake, Illinois
Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Makanda Inn is truly a hidden gem. The craftsmanship in the inn is incredible. It is truly private and comfortable and most of all the innkeepers are warm and welcoming. The property is secluded which makes it feel like a true get away while still providing a beautiful common room to gather with other guests if desired. The breakfast...

Thank Couplau
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

So happy to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us in the Inn. We very much appreciate your kind words and compliments! With so much to do in our area and the long drive for you, maybe you'll come for a few days next time and really get to unwind and relax. Hope to see you back!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I went to college at SIU and continued to visit for years after - it always felt like a home to me. A year ago I had a friend getting married in St. Louis and my husband (also went to SIU) and I decided to go to Carbondale and wineries a few days before. There was only one problem -...

Thank Elizabeth M
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We are always delighted to receive and read reviews from our guests. Even though its a year later it was worth the wait for yours, Thank you so much! I do remember your message about the Indigo cottage pillows, hope you were able to find them :-) Come back stay with us again!

Effingham, Illinois
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Very unique cabin, it really is made of straw and beer bottles! The layout of the West End Cottage is perfect for two couples, but a little pricey for what you are getting. They advertise it as a B & B, but there is no breakfast so I guess it's just a B... Very clean, very comfortable, great welcome staff....

Thank Deena H
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! West End is our favorite cottage and when 2 couples split the rental, it is the least expensive, per night rate, here on the property. We have many amenity additions planned for this cottage this year, even though most guests tell us, "it had everything they needed for their getaway." Keep an eye on our...

Corinth, Mississippi
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had an amazing stay in the Indigo Cottage! The decor and view was very relaxing and eco-friendly. A wonderful retreat for any couple! Very private and the view is just incredible! Malcolm and Lorraine were very friendly and helpful, with great advice about local places to eat and see. Couldn't ask for more and can't wait to return!

1Thank Caren621
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We know you enjoyed a lot of what this property has to offer and the weather was pretty great that weekend too, for February! Something we try to let everyone know is, the weather in Southern Illinois is awesome year round! We also want to thank you...

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Makanda Inn is the ONLY place to stay in Southern Illinois! This unique inn/bed and breakfast was the perfect place for a couples getaway to wine country. The homemade hot breakfast was simply divine and a great filling base for a day of wine tasting. We had bacon and French toast with raspberries one day and a veggie omelet the...

1Thank Katie R
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your wonderful review of your B & B Inn stay! So well written. This is exactly the review we strive to receive from all our guests. Thank you so much! It was great meeting you and we hope you'll return soon and come back often!

Reviewed 13 February 2017

We loved it! The Sienna cottage was very clean and comfortable for 2 people and had just the right amount of amenities. The breakfasts were excellent, and the hosts were very friendly and made you feel at home. It was a very relaxing weekend and we definitely hope to return.

1Thank Trina H
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Hi, We really enjoyed meeting you both and getting to know you! We were happy to make the arrangements for you to come into the Inn each morning for breakfast. Also, we are delighted to hear you "loved your Sienna cottage experience!" We look forward to having you back when you can getaway.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique B & B experience in the Inn! Southern Illinois first, Eco-Friendly Inn & 3 Private Cottage accommodations. Open year round! The four suites in the Inn are operated as a B&B, where you will enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. There are three cottages,2 are one bedroom and 1 is a two bedroom - two bath cottage. Breakfast is not included in the cottages, however it can be purchased on a limited basis. As a cottage guest, you are invited to utilize the common area of the Inn for your enjoyment and to access the free Wi-Fi service. The cottages do not have Wi-fi service. Inn suites have a refrigerator and coffee maker. The one bedroom cottages have a kitchenette which includes a two burner stove, sink, refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. The two bedroom cottage has a full size kitchen. We proudly serve Steam Shovel Coffee, a local micro roasted coffee that is supplied freshly ground in your suite and fresh beans are provided in the cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makanda Inn & Cottages

Address: 855 Old Lower Cobden Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3120 (Formerly Makanda Inn)
Region: United States > Illinois > Makanda
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Makanda Hotel Makanda
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“Two of the rooms face the woods for complete privacy.”
Couplau, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Splurge for the cabin. Has everything you need.”
, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“At the inn 2 rooms face east, 2 face west, for either sunrise or sunset.”
schubarb, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms, the property is large and quiet.”
kimmerm2016, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms to the right of the entrance. Balconies!!!”
LaurieO455, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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