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1 room, 2 adults

Makanda Inn & Cottages, Makanda

3.5-star3.5 stars
855 Old Lower Cobden Road, Makanda, IL, 62958, United States of America

3.5-star B&B with bar/lounge, near Giant City State Park
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Lorraine was easy to communicate with to set up my check in time. She was entertaining…Aug 7, 2020
  • Wonderful place. Nice bar, great drinks, engaging hosts. Cottage had super comfy bed…Mar 10, 2020

Makanda Inn & Cottages, Makanda

from $171
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View (Suite 1)
  • Romantic Cottage, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Indigo Cottage)
  • Deluxe Cottage, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (West End Cottage)
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View (Suite 4)
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View (Suite 3)
  • Luxury Suite, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Resort View (Suite 2)
  • Romantic Cottage, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Sienna Cottage)

What’s around Makanda Inn & Cottages, Makanda


  • In a state park
  • Giant City State Park - 1 min walk
  • Southern Illinois University - 9.7 mi / 15.6 km

Getting around

  • Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional) - 35 min drive
  • Carbondale Station - 20 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

  • Electric vehicle charging point

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Bar/lounge
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • Conference center
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


The Inn Bar - Overlooking the garden, this bar serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Makanda Inn & Cottages, Makanda’s small print

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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-out is available.

Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: USD 75.0 per night

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Makanda Inn & Cottages, Makanda

  • Is parking offered at Makanda Inn & Cottages?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Makanda Inn & Cottages?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Makanda Inn & Cottages?
    You can check in from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Makanda Inn & Cottages?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Giant City Lodge (3 mi) and Rustle Hill Vineyard (7.1 mi).
  • What is there to do near Makanda Inn & Cottages?
    Recommended spots to visit include Giant City State Park (1-min walk) and Southern Illinois University (9.7 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 14 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Quiet get-away
This unique inn and cottages deep in the quiet woods offer many pleasant surprises, from ecologically sound construction to delicious home-cooked breakfasts. The innkeepers are marvelous.
us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
The inn is in a beautiful, quiet setting and has many unique features, including river stone showers and fresh-ground coffee for your suite upon check-in. Hosts Lorraine and Malcolm are very charming and make you feel at home, but provide plenty of space and privacy. They also cook a delicious breakfast with locally-sourced food. While the location is serene, it’s very close to all of the wineries on the Shawnee Wine Trail, state parks and the Shawnee National Forest, and delicious dining. A restaurant will be opening on the lower level of the inn within a few months - excited to try it!
Susan, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love love loved this place!
Amazed from the moment we pulled in the drive! This inn is everything. Beautiful. Comfortable. Accommodating. Relaxing. Affordable. The owners thought of everything. We felt so welcome and cozy. Our room (one of four in the inn) was so quaint and interesting. I loved the layout, the walls, the decor, the bathroom, the little owl soap. It was fantastic. The location was amazing. So close to Giant City, the cute little town of Makanda, and several wineries. And Carbondale as well. The grounds were beautiful. Breakfast made and served by the owners was delicious. The common area downstairs is wonderful. My husband and I weren’t there 15 minutes and we were already planning our return with 3 other couples to rent out the entire inn. I did not get to see the cabins, but I bet they are amazing as well. I have ZERO complaints! We will def return.
Tom, us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wine trail and great hiking location!
We absolutely loved our stay and want to go back!! The suite was comfortable and hospitality awesome. The gourmet breakfast got our day started off perfectly...
James, us1 night romance trip

Makanda Inn & Cottages, Makanda

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