We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Makanda Inn & Cottages

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Makanda
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Makanda Inn & Cottages
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 169: English reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia 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...

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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.

Thank Trina H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Sienna Cottage. This is a unique B&B, but we would not return. The cabins have thin walls allowing ANY noise to be heard in the adjacent room. It was uncomfortable enough that even a trip to the restroom could be heard by all. The cottages also do not include breakfast. Parking for cottages is very small...

Thank Momof4girlys
Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We came here on a 2-night getaway, but wish we could have stayed longer. The Sienna cottage was cozy and had a wonderful view of the woods. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Malcolm and Lorraine were very friendly hosts. We enjoyed an afternoon of hiking at Giant City State Park, which was a short drive away. We would...

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

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to share your great experience for our future guests to read! We will say that at least 90% of our guests who stay for just 2 nights, find it is just not enough time to really explore & enjoy this unusual part of Southern Illinois. Who hope you'll return for a...

Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed 1 December 2016

My husband and I stayed in the green room at the inn for two nights during the week shortly before Thanksgiving. We were the only guests at the time, so we missed some of the conversations we might have had with other guests, but we enjoyed our evenings sitting beside the fire in the stove downstairs, while enjoying some wine...

Thank knobren5
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed the relaxed ambiance we work hard to provide in both the Inn and the cottages. As an Inn guest we appreciate knowing you enjoyed the Breakfast meals we served you as well! Dec. 1st, was our one year anniversary here running the Makanda...

Fenton, Missouri
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nestled off US 51, in Makanda, Illinois is the Makanda Inn and Cottages. There, you will find a beautiful lodge and suites, along with adobe cottages, equipped with all the amenities you will need for a peaceful stay in Southern Illinois Wine Country. The proprietors are wonderful, the breakfasts delicious and the setting very peaceful. We stayed the weekend of...

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

We really appreciate your review and think fellow travelers will as well, it was our pleasure to host your stay with us! Having you here for the first time with your friends, who recently stayed in the Inn, we feel was a great compliment! We've just added a little fireplace to the West End cottage. We look forward to all...

Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited for our anniversary, and I don't think I could have found a better spot. Secluded, beautiful, immaculate, romantic—as another reviewer wrote, Makanda Inn is "a gem of a retreat." We'll definitely be back.

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

We are so very glad to hear your special occasion was celebrated here. We look forward to your return visit to enjoy again, all that you described!

Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed in the Sienna Cottage and although it was a very cool experience, you could hear EVERYTHING in the cottage right next to you (Indigo). I felt like we had to whisper and be quiet. If we went back, would probably book the cabin that stands alone down the path.

Thank agonterman
MakandaInn, Owner at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear your Sienna experience was very cool! We are also sorry about the sound issue you experienced with the adjacent cottage. Due to the extensive wood framing of these two cottages, full sound isolation was not possible. We did add a double wall in the stair well and bathroom to dampen...

Avon Lake, Ohio
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Tucked away in the woods is the charming rustic lodge and cottages. The lower level of the inn has a large gathering space for groups along with more secluded areas for a couple to have some privacy. We did not stay in the cottages which were set back from the inn. The rooms at the inn are comfortable and restful...

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

Thank you, your review is really appreciated! We think you've described the property wonderfully for those couples looking for that special getaway. We hope you will return again to relax and join us again for breakfast!

Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Makanda Inn was our first B & B experience and did not disappoint! Malcolm and Lorraine were delightful hosts who made our stay extremely comfortable. We loved learning about the eco-friendly principles the lodge was built on and chatting with the other guests over breakfast . This inn ( and cottages) is perfect for those interested in hiking, golf, wine...

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your first B & B stay experience. It was our pleasure to host your stay and send you home with knowledge about the Inn & Cottages, Eco-friendly construction. So much to do here as you mentioned. We look forward to your return visit, to see more of the area!

125 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (102)
Hotel & Grounds (29)
Bathroom (2)
View from Room (5)
Room/Suite (10)
Dining (5)
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Videos (1)
Other (49)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (23)
Room/Suite (5)
Dining (1)
Bathroom (1)
View from Room (1)
Other (15)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Makanda
14.0 km away
#1 of 9 in Carbondale
374 reviews
18.0 km away
Holiday Inn Carbondale Conference Center
26.4 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Marion
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
26.2 km away
Comfort Inn Marion
Comfort Inn Marion
#1 of 15 in Marion
324 reviews
25.9 km away
15.2 km away
Hampton Inn Carbondale
Hampton Inn Carbondale
#2 of 9 in Carbondale
358 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public 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 Road, Makanda, IL 62958 (Formerly Makanda Inn)
Region: United States > Illinois > Makanda
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Makanda Hotel Makanda
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Makanda Inn & Cottages staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Louisville, Kentucky

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Makanda Inn & Cottages staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“At the inn 2 rooms face east, 2 face west, for either sunrise or sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles schubarb, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms, the property is large and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles kimmerm2016, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms to the right of the entrance. Balconies!!!”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieO455, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The property is small and designed very well, so I feel every room is a treat!”
 of 5 bubbles dorotheag457, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the Inn come with wonderful plated breakfasts. Rooms in the cabins come with kitchens and you get to cook your own breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles loriea848, 22 May 2016 | Read review
5 of 5