My husband and I stayed at Rim Rock in June for 5 nights and all I can say is . . . WOW!! Do yourself a favor and call them today. The cabins are beautiful, CLEAN, well-appointed, and charming. All you have to do is bring your food and drinks and you have all you need to enjoy yourself. I had never been in that part of Illinois before and was simply blown away at the terrific scenery - the hiking just across from the cabins at Rim Rock Recreational Trail is even better than Garden of the Gods (thanks for that bit of advice, Dixie!). My husband and I even brought our kayak and did the best kayaking we have done ever in the Cypress Creek National Wildlife Reserve along the Cache River.
Don't like to hike or kayak? Just want to relax? it is stillthe perfect place - my husband and I would like to come back in the fall or winter and just enjoy the peace and quiet. We loved waking up and listening to the birds or taking a little walk to Bob and Dixie's farm and enjoying the horses, goats, guineas, the rooster, and their delightful dogs.
In short, it's a great place to get away for not a lot of money. Pack your bug spray, sun block, food and drink and get going! You won't be sorry.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Five beautiful pet friendly Southern Illinois Shawnee Forest cabins near Garden of the Gods. These Southern Illinois cabins are all sizes and include full kitchens and all essentials, linens, coffee pot, electric fire place, outside fire pit including wood, outside grills (gas and charcoal), full bath with shower, heat and air, screened in porch, satellite TV and wifi. Eagle's Retreat and Deer Run have two bathrooms. Our Garden of the Gods cabins are located in the Shawnee National Forest adjacent to Rim Rock Hiking Trail. Our Shawnee Forest cabins are near Garden of the Gods and Pounds Hollow Lake. These Illinois cabins are near Cave in Rock State Park, Saline County Wildlife area, Glen O Jones Lake, Ohio River, Kentucky Amish Country, Bell Smith Springs and much more. Southern Illinois cabins are pet friendly and have various animals here on our property. We have a private 1.6 Mile hiking trail around our 77 acres and Rim Rock hiking trail is right across the road from the cabins. Hike without ever getting into your car. We are only 1/3 mile from River to River Trail. We are on the American Discovery Trail, the Ohio River Scenic Byway and the Shawnee Scenic Byway. Our Southern Illinois Cabins are in a very private setting on 77 acres surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. All cabins have large water heaters and either queen beds or comfortable queen sofa loungers as well. We have various animals on our property for our guests to enjoy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins Illinois/Elizabethtown