Soon to come the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!

April 8, 2024 there will be a total solar eclipse spanning over Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Southern Illinois is now known as the Eclipse Crossroads because the path of the 2024 eclipse will cross the path of the 2017 eclipse south of Carbondale. Pretty Awesome. We started getting requests to stay (as most lodging has) before the last eclipse finished its path. We are not making any decisions about the 2024 eclipse for quite awhile and there is not a waiting list. Check back concerning the next event in about...five years :)

The Total Solar Eclipse 2017; Point of Longest Duration, Makanda was an amazing event!

NASA put the pin for Greatest Duration by our property and Blue Sky Vineyard.

Rocky Comfort Cabins donated 20% of each package net amount to the following local charities.

Habitat for Humanity - Jackson Union County

Free Again Wildlife Rescue

The point of Greatest Duration happened in the solar corner of the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. Not only is each of our cabins partially powered by Photovoltaic technology, but Blue Sky Vineyard just finished having a full solar array put up at its winery. What a great way to promote solar energy.

The view outside the round bedroom window of The Cove
The view outside the round bedroom window of The Cove

The Solar Eclipse was a spectacular event and a much needed ethereal distraction for this country. This somewhat brief, magnificent experience allowed all of us fortunate enough to see it in its totality to step outside of ourselves and remember that indeed, there are things much bigger than ourselves and to live in the moment, enveloped in a celestial peace.

Read our Blog on the eclipse and check out other great links with more info on the eclipse. Eclipse 2017 | Astronomy Magazine

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Rocky Comfort Cabins will deliver the 20% portion of the eclipse stay the week after the eclipse.

"Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all. Jackson - Union County Habitat for Humanity has an open-door policy: All who believe that everyone needs a decent, affordable place to live are welcome to help with the work, regardless of race, religion, age, gender, political views or any of the other distinctions that too often divide people. In short, Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion. Jackson, Union County Habitat is a 100% Volunteer organization and is completely self-funded."

Find out more about Jackson Union County Habitat for Humanity

Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation

"Free Again, Inc. began in 1988 by Beverly Shofstall, while working as a veterinary technician at Central Hospital for Animals in Herrin. The facility has since grown and now takes in over 450 animals annually. We are Southern Illinois's largest and only all species facility. A dedicated staff of volunteers provides nursing and hospital care to distressed wildlife.

The purposes of Free Again are:

  • to rehabilitate orphaned and injured wildlife for return to their natural environment
  • to study the behavior and diseases of wildlife
  • to educate the public on the importance of all wildlife in our environment.

Some animals, primarily non-releasable birds of prey, are kept for educational programs in order for Free Again to continue educating children and adults around the region."

Click on the images then read more about Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation

  • Recuperating bald eagles
  • Orphaned baby squirrels
  • Rescued fawns
  • Beautiful Barred Owl
  • River Otter

Rocky Comfort Cabins will deliver the 20% portion of the eclipse stay the week after the eclipse.