Voted Top Ten Illinois Cabins

We are honored that Rocky Comfort Cabins was selected by Illinois Tourism as one of the 10 Top Cabins of Illinois. Enjoy Illinois is the official tourism site for the state of Illinois.

Living Roof Cabin

Stay with us and explore our cabins, the Shawnee National Forest,and the spectacular wine trail for yourself!

Voted Best Wine Trail

Need another reason to visit Southern Illinois? The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail was recently named the BEST Wine Trail by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Pours Competition.

Congratulations also goes to these other award winners - FEATHER HILLS VINEYARD: Best White Wine, HEDMAN VINEYARD: Best Food, BLUE SKY VINEYARD: Best Winery for a Wedding | Best Winery for an Overnight Stay | Best View at a Winery | Best Sparkling Wine & Best Tasting Room.

Unique Southern Illinois Cabins on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

"It is like being at the four seasons in the middle of nowhere. Hands down the cleanest and pristine rentals I have ever stayed in."
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    December Opening at The Cove!

  • December 6th, 7th and 8th just became available. Call Nancy at 618-201-8681 if you would like to reserve the three nights. BOOKED

Worry Free Bookings Option

Worry Free Booking takes the 'what if' concern out when making future plans. In response to the uncertainty of this past year, Reznexus, our booking software, offers the option of purchasing Worry Free Booking. Reduce worry and receive a 100% reimbursement if one of the following last minute illnesses or health conditions causes you to cancel your booking:

  • Illness / Injury
  • COVID-19 Infection
  • Pre-existing Medical Condition
  • Death of Immediate Family Member

Worry Free Booking option and a link to the policy will appear on check-out when making your reservation. *Worry Free Booking is not available for previously made reservations. Please remember the Worry-Free policy only kicks in when cancelling 14 days or sooner before your arrival. Gift Certificates cannot be used with WFB. The Worry Free Booking (WFB) fee is non-refundable.

Peace of mind planning for a peaceful, uncrowded, magical getaway.
The new Worry-Free Bookings™ website better explains the services.

The French Creole Cabin

Enchanting Old World Charm

French Creole Cabin Sunset

The Cove Cabin

Hobbit style

Hobbit style cabin round door

The Hollow Cabin

Hobbit style

Hobbit style cabin The Hollow. Round Yellow Door

Call if you need help looking at the calendar

Updated policies due to Covid-19; Can we talk? Pour a cup of coffee and click here.

Time to plan your Winter Escape!

Hide away and rekindle the romance in one of our luxurious cabins.

Dates for 2022 are booking up! If you would like to make a reservation for five days or longer that goes beyond our online 10 month calendar, please contact us.

Book Your Dates

Unique Southern Illinois Cabins on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Peaceful and Uncrowded.

Secluded and Private, all three cabins have a scenic path to beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard, the premiere award winning winery on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. We are out in the rolling Shawnee Hills. There is no internet or WIFI so it is a perfect way to disconnect for a romantic southern Illinois cabin getaway for two.

The cabins all are whole homes a minimum of a football field apart. Just bring food, do a little hiking and, if you wish, you might not see another soul. We look forward to being your place to stay for an amazing getaway on The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Did somebody say wine? Yes please! :)

Ed and Nancy
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Unique and Secluded Getaway

Romantic Ambiance, Upscale Amenities, and Spectacular Views soothe the senses and renew the soul.

Now favored by our return guests, the completely renovated Creole Cabin has oodles of eclectic nuances from the French Gothic to The French Quarter. The Intimate nooks and warm romantic atmosphere is only the beginning of your enchanted stay, where stressors melt away.

Feel pampered with the extras

Wrap yourself in luxurious fluffy 100% Turkish cotton spa robes. Private Hot Tubs at all three cabins.

Abandon the day to day chaos. Relish the decadence of relaxing over a fresh cup of coffee in the morning from fresh, locally roasted coffee beans while wrapped up in a cozy robe, or simply linger over a glass of wine in the evening. Enjoy. This is your time.

Private and Secluded Cabins

Our cabins, The Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, and the beautiful Shawnee National Forest is open all year round!

Christms Gift Certificates

Gift Certificate Hobbit Getaway

An Unexpected Gift for an
Unexpected Journey!

Gift Certificates for any occasion; Wedding Gift, Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation, or just because. See our gift certificate page for details.

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French Colonial Cabin with Garden Boxes. Shawnee National Forest

Unique, Private, and Luxurious.

Feel as if you have entered an enchanted land as soon as you arrive.

French Gothic Romance

French Creole Cabin Sunset

Intimate , Cozy, Enchanted Getaway

Feel like a pampered while soaking in your private hot tub pavilion. As the sun slips beyond the horizon, so does your tension and stress. Plush thick robes hang close by waiting to wrap around your relaxed shoulders.

One bedroom romantic retreat for two with two bathrooms.

Take a romantic sunset walk to and from beautiful Blue Sky Vineyard.

  • Cozy and Intimate, Vaulted Ceilings throughout
  • Very private deck and hot tub pavilion
  • Hand Crafted King Size Bed
  • Stargazing from the private hot tub
  • Decadence is a hot tub in the winter
  • Snuggle up with a movie or music on the Bose player

See More About The Creole Cabin


The Cove Cabin

The Hobbit House

The Cove was our first "Hobbit" style cabin. The inspiration came from our desire to maintain the privacy of all cabins by backing the living roof structure into the hillside and, at the same time, creating the unique experience of feeling that you have stepped into your own shire. The Cove has a secret path through the woods to Blue Sky Vineyard.

  • Curved ceiling and openings.
  • One with the forest.
  • View from the Bedroom.
  • Sigh...
  • Luxurious hand crafted king size bed.
  • Clouds of butterflies greet you in late summer.

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The Hollow Cabin

The Hobbit House

Maintaining the look and feel of The Cove, the cabin is nestled in a hollow and built deeper into the hillside. Ultimately the Hobbit styled cabins were designed to balance the unique whimsy of the Hobbit style and to provide luxurious surroundings and amenities for a spectacular getaway.

  • Cozy up by the fireplace. Getting snowed in isn't all bad.
  • Very private patio with hot tub.
  • Watch the butterflies in the cottage garden during summer.
  • Unique accents throughout our cabins.
  • Hand crafted king size four post bed.
  • Enchanting

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Your Private Cabin Getaway in Beautiful and Eclectic Makanda, near Carbondale, Illinois.

Our goal is to be the premium place for a getaway in southern Illinois. All three of our cabins, The Creole, The Cove, and The Hollow are quite unique and many repeat guests have a difficult time deciding which is their favorite!

Rocky Comfort Cabins

Just 20 minutes from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and on Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Cabins.

Updated policies due to Covid-19


Our local TV station came out and chated with us in 2020 when the pandemic hit.

We are all in this together and we will work very hard to help local business stay afloat during this intense time of uncertainty.

Most of all our hearts are with everyone's health and welfare, and we share in our worry and concern for the people we love and the people we do not even know.

Cancellation Policy|

We continue to navigate the pandemic and are working hard to give our guests peace of mind, and to keep our small business solvent.

This past year has made things very tenous with cancellations, rescheduling, and credit vouchers, due to Covid. This is not sustainable for us. Thank you in advance for supporting us and for understanding our rescheduling and cancellation policies. This way, we can continue to offer guests a much needed escape to our little piece of paradise.

A 10% cancellation fee is required for all cancelled reservations that do not fall under the Worry Free Booking requirements, or if Worry Free Booking has not been purchased. Refunds given for cancellations if notified before 30 days prior to check-in, less the cancellation fee. Cancellations received 30 days days prior to the check-in date will forfeit the room deposit and a fee equal to 100% of the remaining balance will be charged against the credit card on file. If we are able to rebook your dates, we will issue a credit voucher, less the 10% cancellation fee.
No refunds for no-shows or early departures.
If you need to reschedule, or pick up a different time, there will be a rebooking fee of $30.00 if before the 30 days.

Changing Cabins

Once you have reserved a cabin, we request that guests not ask to switch cabins. The Cove, The Creole, and The Hollow are all beautiful, unique, and have the same ammenities. $30 re-scheduling fee will apply for changes in reservations.

Please read our Full Policies.