Accommodations

Elizabethtown, Illinois

Where to stay

- Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins
- Arrowhead Lodge
- Cedar Hill River Resort
- Historic Rose Hotel
- Tower Rock Recreation Area
- Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins
- Walnut Hill Home
- Prairie House
Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins
Rim Rock’s Dogwood Cabins is a pet friendly lodging facility in Southern Illinois that is perfectly situated within the beautiful Shawnee National Forest and less than 10 minutes from Garden of the Gods. Our 6 unique cabins are comfortably spaced on 77 picturesque acres with over 2 miles of private trails and surrounded by many miles of trees and the unique rock formations.
Arrowhead Lodge
Affordable family lodging in the heart of the Shawnee Forest. Furnished lodges include kitchenettes, private baths with amenities. Perfect for travelers, hunters, fishermen, hikers. Excellent hunting and fishing on both private and federal land. Minutes from Garden of the Gods.
Cedar Hill River Resort
Pet friendly, located on the Ohio River and has over 800 feet of river shoreline and a picturesque limestone bluff and natural spring. We have seven private and spacious rustic décor cabins of various sizes. Accommodations can be made for weddings and family reunions.
Historic Rose Hotel
We offer a variety of amenities to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible. We provide complimentary high-speed internet access. We provide refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee pots in each room. Whether this is your first visit, or you have been a guest many times, we want your experience to be excellent.
Tower Rock Recreation Area
Located along the banks of the Ohio River, Tower Rock Campground offers beautiful scenery and close proximity to water activities like fishing and boating. The 1/4 mile trail can be accessed near the boat launch. Be aware this area is prone to flooding when river levels fluctuate.
Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins
Pet friendly: Stay in a luxurious tree house or log cabin near the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks. It’s an experience you won’t soon forget! We offer Treehouses, Log Cabins, an authentic antique Log Cabin featuring a TreeDeck and modern homes on acreage. Experience the stay atop the trees in Shawnee Forest Country.
Walnut Hill Home
Located minutes from the famous Garden of Gods in Illinois' Shawnee National Forest area, the Walnut Hill home features a private HOT TUB! Explore the Shawnee National Forest, hike Rim Rock, Pounds Hollow Lake, Burden Falls and Jackson Falls.
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Prairie House
Located just a few minutes from the famous Garden of Gods in Illinois' Shawnee National Forest area with a HOT TUB. Explore the Shawnee National Forest, hike Rim Rock, Pounds Hollow Lake, Burden Falls and Jackson Falls & come home to a nice HOT TUB! We supply complimentary coffee, cream, sugar packets, salt, pepper, firewood & camp chairs
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Golconda, Illinois

Where to stay

- Barren Creek Cottages
- Lockmaster House Rentals
- River Roost Lodging
- Willowbrook Cabin Rentals
- San Damiano Retreat
- Unity Lodge Motel
- Lake Glendale Recreation Area
Barren Creek Cottages
Located at Bay City, at the Smithland Pool on the Ohio River. Boat launch, hook-ups and floating docks. Completely furnished. The cottages are on the banks of Barren Creek, with each having its own private floating dock. A public launching ramp and dock are on the property.
Lockmaster House Rentals
Beautifully restored homes take you back in time when men and women kept watch over the Ohio River’s Lock and Dam 51. The Golconda Lockmaster Homes are perfect for riverside relaxation or a homebase to take in the natural wonders and outdoor adventures waiting for you in beautiful southern Illinois. Houses can accomodate couples or large groups and overlook the scenic Ohio River.
River Roost Lodging
Enjoy your visit in beautiful Pope County, just a short stroll from the beautiful Ohio river at River Roost Lodges.
Willowbrook Cabin Rentals
Willowbrook Cabins is the largest cabin rental company in Pope County just North of Golconda, IL in the middle of the best and largest part of the Shawnee National Forest. Willowbrook is located directly on the River to River Trail. We are only a short drive away from the nationally recognized Garden of the Gods hike but closer to the hundreds of other Shawnee Forest attractions you will be exploring!
San Damiano Retreat
The two hundred acre site located within the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois abounds in wildlife. Deer, turkey, and eagles are just a few of nature that call San Damiano home. San Damiano is only a three hour drive from St. Louis, five and one half hours south of Chicago, and four hours north of Memphis.
Unity Lodge Motel
We are located on the Ohio River Scenic Byway. Many attractions in the Shawnee National Forest and the Southern Illinois are within a 30-minute drive.
Lake Glendale Recreation Area
Surrounded by tall pine trees and mixed hardwood forests, Lake Glendale Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing and bicycling.

Cave In Rock, Illinois

Where to stay

- Cave In Rock Lodge
Cave In Rock Lodge
High atop Pirates’ Bluff, overlooking the mighty Ohio River, is the best kept secret in Southern Illinois. Spend a night or a week as you relax and enjoy your semi-private deck which provides a breathtaking view of the beautiful Ohio River. Enjoy a stay in Shawnee Forest Country.

Eddyville, Illinois

Where to stay

- Bear Branch Cabins
- Hayes Canyon Cabin
Bear Branch Cabins
Bear Branch Horse Camp is centrally located in the beautiful 280,000-acre Shawnee National Forest just above Lusk Creek Canyon. Named after a creek that runs through the property, Bear Branch offers multiple access to the most scenic riding and hiking trails in the Forest.
Hayes Canyon Cabin
Hello and welcome to Hayes Canyon Campground. We are a family-owned campground located adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest with access to the Shawnee’s extensive trail system for hikers, equestrians, hunters, and nature lovers of all sorts. We live here on-site so we’ll be available to help you with questions, directions, lost items, or emergencies. Enjoy your stay in Shawnee Forest Country.

Places to eat

Shotgun Eddy’s

Things to do

Simpson, Illinois

Where to stay

- Whippoorwill Valley Lodge
- Hayes Canyon Cabin
Whippoorwill Valley Lodge
Whippoorwill Valley Lodge is a unique and boutique luxury Airbnb nestled in Southern Illinois. This charming lodge offers a serene escape for families and groups, just 14 minutes away from Legacy Farm. The lodge features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests. 
Hayes Canyon Cabin
Hello and welcome to Hayes Canyon Campground. We are a family-owned campground located adjacent to the Shawnee National Forest with access to the Shawnee’s extensive trail system for hikers, equestrians, hunters, and nature lovers of all sorts. We live here on-site so we’ll be available to help you with questions, directions, lost items, or emergencies. Enjoy your stay in Shawnee Forest Country.
(618) 683-6702
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Places to eat

Shotgun Eddy’s

Things to do

Eldorado, Illinois

Where to stay

- Choisser Burnett Vacation Rental House
Choisser Burnett Vacation Rental House
Historic home with limitless character and charm that will make your stay a memory that lasts a lifetime. The open floor plan makes it perfect for retreats, vacations, meetings or just a stay to rest from traveling on the road. All bedrooms and a full bath are located upstairs. Downstairs houses a stocked kitchen, dining room, living room , half bath and reading room.

Harrisburg, Illinois

Where to stay

- The Apartment at 217
- Quality Inn
- Economy Inn
- Super 8
- Williams Hill Pass OHV Park & Campground
The Apartment at 217
It is our desire that you enjoy your time in beautiful Southern Illinois by having a special place to call your own for a few days. We delight in sharing a “home away from home” with you, our guests.
Quality Inn
Our hotel has all you need for a great vacation or getaway in a beautiful location. You’ll love being close to nature yet having all the conveniences and comforts of home. Wind down with a swim in our indoor heated pool, then slip into your comfy bed. You’ll awaken to our free hot and healthy breakfast.
Economy Inn
Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Harrisburg does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Economy Inn & Suites, a nice option for travelers like you.
Super 8
Along a tree-lined street, this informal low-rise hotel is half a mile from Harrisburg, historic reenactments and classrooms at the Saline County Area Museum.
Williams Hill Pass OHV Park & Campground
Williams Hill Pass offers 226 acres of forest and field trails for off-highway vehicles (OHV – ATV)

Herod, Illinois

Where to stay

- Farm Stay in Herod, IL (Airbnb)
- Shawnee Forest Cabins
Farm Stay in Herod, IL (Airbnb)
10 guests-5Bedrooms-5 Beds-3 Baths
Shawnee Forest Cabins
Shawnee Forest Cabins are the perfect cabins for any getaway trip to the Shawnee National Forest. The cabins are the closest to Garden of the Gods, but also just down the road from Rim Rock hiking area and Pounds Hollow Recreational & swimming area. Guest who are looking to hike, bike, photograph, hunt, horseback ride and just want to get away.
Lake Glendale Recreation Area
Surrounded by tall pine trees and mixed hardwood forests, Lake Glendale Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing and bicycling.
(618) 638-3246
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Karber's Ridge, Illinois

Where to stay

- Hilltop Hideaway
Hilltop Hideaway
Pet friendly: Hilltop Hideaway Log Cabin Resort is your place to escape and take part in activities you couldn’t do in your urban surroundings. A stay at our wood lodges will be sure to become a tradition in your family for years to come. When you need to escape your hectic life, check us out and getaway!

Shawneetown, Illinois

Where to stay

- Shawnee Chief Motel
Shawnee Chief Motel
This mom and pop motel has been family owned since 1958 and offers the traveler relaxing rooms close to the scenic Ohio River and the Shawnee National Forest.
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