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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My husband and I stayed at the Inn as a last minute trip. It was one of the last rooms available in the Shawnee Wine Trail area and we could not have been more pleased. Everything was clean, the innkeepers were amazing & friendly, and the breakfast was hot and good! Thanks for making this stay a great one!!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience here! The Shawnee Wine Trail is a destination for so many of our guests and we are very happy to be located right in the middle of the Trail. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day right! We are so glad you enjoyed our preparations of Frittata... More 

Danville, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 23 June 2016

Driving up to the Inn was such a wonderful start to the amazing experience of being surrounded by the Forest, and meeting the Innkeepers Loraine & Malcolm was so warm and friendly... they were waiting for us (as I had to call for specific directions to get there) and we were welcomed with smiles and hand-shakes, and they were so... More 

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you! We could not have written a better review ourselves for Couples seeking the perfect romantic getaway. "Green & eco-friendly" is a very important aspect about the property and all the accommodations here. We really do enjoy sharing those details with first time guests. We know you'll love your next stay with us in the... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

My wife and I have been on several trips to southern Illinois, but this was the first stay at Makanda Inn. We were looking for a quiet place to stay off the beaten path for our 5-year anniversary. I'm glad we found this place. We had one of the rooms in the lodge, and found it perfectly adequate. Bed was... More 

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

Thank you for letting us know how much you both enjoyed your first B & B experience here, for your special Anniversary getaway. We are definitely off the beaten path and how you described your stay matches perfectly with our goals for what we want our guests to experience! We think fellow travelers will appreciate what you've shared if, they... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

This is a fantastic, eco-friendly inn located in a peaceful setting on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, nestled in the Shawnee National Forest. It’s the perfect home base to explore local wineries, state parks, and other southern Illinois attractions. The innkeepers, Loraine and Malcolm, are very welcoming. We stayed for two nights, and the breakfasts both days were delicious and... More 

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

Thank you for your 5 Star Review! We are sure fellow travelers will appreciate your review of us, the unique property and the area when exploring a travel destination. The Southern Illinois area is always a great surprise to those that visit here for the first time. Thanks also for the recipes & the CSA info. We love supporting our... More 

Collinsville, Illinois
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6 reviews
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently stayed at Makanda Inn for our annual getaway. I am not sure what we expected when we arrived but this Inn was certainly out of the ordinary. The inn itself and the cottages were constructed using natural methods and materials. Very cool! We enjoyed the quiet and serene setting. The rooms were clean, quiet, and... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to share you & your wife's personal experience here at the Makanda Inn & Cottages property last weekend. We know the Trip Advisor community appreciates reading great reviews when searching for their next special place to stay. We look forward to you returning, as we also enjoyed our conversations with both of you while... More 

St. Louis, United States
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

My last stay at the Makanda Inn was in 2013 and the innkeepers have changed a couple of times since then! The new couple managing the Inn and doing the fantastic cooking now are from New Jersey and are very happy learning about all southern Illinois has to offer. The Inn is meticulously maintained; breakfasts fresh and delicious. It was... More 

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

Thank you Lorie for taking the time to write about your recent stay here at the Makanda Inn & Cottages property. We enjoyed hosting your family for your husbands special event! We appreciate all your positive comments and we are committed to maintaining high standards of excellence here. We look forward to your next & 4th stay with us whenever... More 

Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

Modern, clean, comfortable, amazing breakfasts, incredible linens. Wonderful hosts who have the perfect balance of welcoming friendliness with allowing guests plenty of privacy. We spent three nights and enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. It has a spa like feel and would highly recommend for a couples get away.

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

Thank you for your great review! It was nice to meet you both and certainly hope to see back sometime in the future. Glad you enjoyed the property, just as it was designed to be experienced. Best Regard! More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend Makanda Inn for a memorable stay. The hosts Malcolm and Loraine were so inviting and the West End Cottage was an experience in itself. It felt like an extension of nature but with the modern conveniences of home. We loved the location with its many trees, babbling creek, and surround sound of nature. It is also conveniently... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

My wife and I stayed in the West End cottage for our anniversary. It was the perfect way to enjoy some isolation in the woods without giving up any of the comforts of home. The cottage is clean and modern, yet simple. It is furnished with every item you could need for cooking. The furniture is unique and hand crafted.... More 

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Des Plaines, Illinois
2 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

Such an outstanding experience to get away for a couple of days, couldn't have chosen better accommodations. We drove in late from the Chicago area, very late on a Thursday night, and Lorraine was gracious enough to make arrangements for our arrival. The room was perfect size, cozy but not too small with vanity, dressing and sitting areas. Little indulgences... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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
Price Range: ₹ 9,205 - ₹ 10,500 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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“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
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