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Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed in the green room at the inn for two nights during the week shortly before Thanksgiving. We were the only guests at the time, so we missed some of the conversations we might have had with other guests, but we enjoyed our evenings sitting beside the fire in the stove downstairs, while enjoying some wine... More 

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Fenton, Missouri
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Nestled off US 51, in Makanda, Illinois is the Makanda Inn and Cottages. There, you will find a beautiful lodge and suites, along with adobe cottages, equipped with all the amenities you will need for a peaceful stay in Southern Illinois Wine Country. The proprietors are wonderful, the breakfasts delicious and the setting very peaceful. We stayed the weekend of... More 

Thank sashroch
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review and think fellow travelers will as well, it was our pleasure to host your stay with us! Having you here for the first time with your friends, who recently stayed in the Inn, we feel was a great compliment! We've just added a little fireplace to the West End cottage. We look forward to all... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited for our anniversary, and I don't think I could have found a better spot. Secluded, beautiful, immaculate, romantic—as another reviewer wrote, Makanda Inn is "a gem of a retreat." We'll definitely be back.

Thank Alexandria G
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so very glad to hear your special occasion was celebrated here. We look forward to your return visit to enjoy again, all that you described! More 

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed in the Sienna Cottage and although it was a very cool experience, you could hear EVERYTHING in the cottage right next to you (Indigo). I felt like we had to whisper and be quiet. If we went back, would probably book the cabin that stands alone down the path.

Thank agonterman
MakandaInn, Owner at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are glad to hear your Sienna experience was very cool! We are also sorry about the sound issue you experienced with the adjacent cottage. Due to the extensive wood framing of these two cottages, full sound isolation was not possible. We did add a double wall in the stair well and bathroom to dampen... More 

Avon Lake, Ohio
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34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Tucked away in the woods is the charming rustic lodge and cottages. The lower level of the inn has a large gathering space for groups along with more secluded areas for a couple to have some privacy. We did not stay in the cottages which were set back from the inn. The rooms at the inn are comfortable and restful... More 

Thank schubarb
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you, your review is really appreciated! We think you've described the property wonderfully for those couples looking for that special getaway. We hope you will return again to relax and join us again for breakfast! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Makanda Inn was our first B & B experience and did not disappoint! Malcolm and Lorraine were delightful hosts who made our stay extremely comfortable. We loved learning about the eco-friendly principles the lodge was built on and chatting with the other guests over breakfast . This inn ( and cottages) is perfect for those interested in hiking, golf, wine... More 

Thank Meredith W
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your first B & B stay experience. It was our pleasure to host your stay and send you home with knowledge about the Inn & Cottages, Eco-friendly construction. So much to do here as you mentioned. We look forward to your return visit, to see more of the area! More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the West End cottage over the weekend and LOVED IT! Very secluded and peaceful, close to our home but felt like a million miles away! Everything was perfect.. The innkeepers thought of every little detail to make this cottage a perfect home away from home! We wine trailed on Saturday and came back to the cottage and... More 

Thank Allie G
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review of your stay in our West End Cottage! We've just recently added a new detail, a little fireplace in the living room area and it is a hit so far. We hope you'll travel back sometime this winter to enjoy it yourselves. We are so happy to hear staying here helped make this Birthday... More 

Wauconda, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was our second stay at the Inn, our first was in a cottage, this time we had a suite at the Inn. I loved, loved, loved the smooth river rock shower floor! When I first stepped onto it, I thought "oh..this is gonna hurt" the stones hit every pressure point in my feet as I moved around the shower.... More 

Thank kimmerm2016
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so glad you came back and have now had both stay experiences. Cottage and now B & B, here on the property. The river rock shower floor in 3 out of the 4 Suites in the Inn was part of the design plan for providing a Spa type feel in the amazing showers in our Suites. So glad... More 

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134 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Inn and rooms were so comfortable and exceedingly peaceful. Breakfasts were exceptional and the hosts were very pleasant to be around. Hummingbirds galore and beautiful landscaping. Beds were so comfortable. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Makanda Inn.

Thank Laurie O
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience for fellow travelers. Our goal for the Inn as a B & B is to provide our guests with a unique experience. We are happy you commented on both aspects of our Bed & Breakfast in your review! Come stay again soon! More 

Canton, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Makanda Inn while visiting family in Southern Illinois. This is a hidden gem right in the heart of the Shawnee Wine Trail. The inn and surrounding area were beautiful, the rooms quaint yet modern, and the hospitality was excellent!! Lorraine and Malcolm are wonderful hosts, and the breakfasts they prepared during our stay... More 

Thank ManiacalMoniker
MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your compliments! We really enjoy preparing wonderful breakfasts for our guests before they head out for their day of adventure in the area! So many great things to do in Southern Illinois some as close as a few minutes to amazing sights within an hours drive. Our city dwelling guests often comment on the... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique B & B experience in the Inn! Southern Illinois first, Eco-Friendly Inn & 3 Private Cottage accommodations. Open year round! The four suites in the Inn are operated as a B&B, where you will enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. There are three cottages,2 are one bedroom and 1 is a two bedroom - two bath cottage. Breakfast is not included in the cottages, however it can be purchased on a limited basis. As a cottage guest, you are invited to utilize the common area of the Inn for your enjoyment and to access the free Wi-Fi service. The cottages do not have Wi-fi service. Inn suites have a refrigerator and coffee maker. The one bedroom cottages have a kitchenette which includes a two burner stove, sink, refrigerator, coffee maker, and microwave. The two bedroom cottage has a full size kitchen. We proudly serve Steam Shovel Coffee, a local micro roasted coffee that is supplied freshly ground in your suite and fresh beans are provided in the cottages. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makanda Inn & Cottages

Address: 855 Old Lower Cobden Road, Makanda, IL 62958 (Formerly Makanda Inn)
Region: United States > Illinois > Makanda
Price Range: €127 - €144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
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“At the inn 2 rooms face east, 2 face west, for either sunrise or sunset.”
 of 5 bubbles schubarb, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms, the property is large and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles kimmerm2016, 21 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms to the right of the entrance. Balconies!!!”
 of 5 bubbles LaurieO455, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The property is small and designed very well, so I feel every room is a treat!”
 of 5 bubbles dorotheag457, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the Inn come with wonderful plated breakfasts. Rooms in the cabins come with kitchens and you get to cook your own breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles loriea848, 22 May 2016 | Read review
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