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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the West End cottage over the weekend and LOVED IT! Very secluded and peaceful, close to our home but felt like a million miles away! Everything was perfect.. The innkeepers thought of every little detail to make this cottage a perfect home away from home! We wine trailed on Saturday and came back to the cottage and...

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

Thank you for the great review of your stay in our West End Cottage! We've just recently added a new detail, a little fireplace in the living room area and it is a hit so far. We hope you'll travel back sometime this winter to enjoy it yourselves. We are so happy to hear staying here helped make this Birthday...

Wauconda, Illinois
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was our second stay at the Inn, our first was in a cottage, this time we had a suite at the Inn. I loved, loved, loved the smooth river rock shower floor! When I first stepped onto it, I thought "oh..this is gonna hurt" the stones hit every pressure point in my feet as I moved around the shower....

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

We are so glad you came back and have now had both stay experiences. Cottage and now B & B, here on the property. The river rock shower floor in 3 out of the 4 Suites in the Inn was part of the design plan for providing a Spa type feel in the amazing showers in our Suites. So glad...

Weldon
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Inn and rooms were so comfortable and exceedingly peaceful. Breakfasts were exceptional and the hosts were very pleasant to be around. Hummingbirds galore and beautiful landscaping. Beds were so comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Makanda Inn.

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience for fellow travelers. Our goal for the Inn as a B & B is to provide our guests with a unique experience. We are happy you commented on both aspects of our Bed & Breakfast in your review! Come stay again soon!

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Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Makanda Inn while visiting family in Southern Illinois. This is a hidden gem right in the heart of the Shawnee Wine Trail. The inn and surrounding area were beautiful, the rooms quaint yet modern, and the hospitality was excellent!! Lorraine and Malcolm are wonderful hosts, and the breakfasts they prepared during our stay...

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

Thank you so much for all your compliments! We really enjoy preparing wonderful breakfasts for our guests before they head out for their day of adventure in the area! So many great things to do in Southern Illinois some as close as a few minutes to amazing sights within an hours drive. Our city dwelling guests often comment on the...

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...

Danville, Illinois
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...

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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...

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...

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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...

Saint Louis, Missouri
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...

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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...

Collinsville, Illinois
Reviewed 6 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...

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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...

St. Louis, United States
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...

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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
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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