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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to college at SIU and continued to visit for years after - it always felt like a home to me. A year ago I had a friend getting married in St. Louis and my husband (also went to SIU) and I decided to go to Carbondale and wineries a few days before. There was only one problem -...

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Effingham, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very unique cabin, it really is made of straw and beer bottles! The layout of the West End Cottage is perfect for two couples, but a little pricey for what you are getting. They advertise it as a B & B, but there is no breakfast so I guess it's just a B... Very clean, very comfortable, great welcome staff....

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

Thank you for your review! West End is our favorite cottage and when 2 couples split the rental, it is the least expensive, per night rate, here on the property. We have many amenity additions planned for this cottage this year, even though most guests tell us, "it had everything they needed for their getaway." Keep an eye on our...

Corinth, Mississippi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had an amazing stay in the Indigo Cottage! The decor and view was very relaxing and eco-friendly. A wonderful retreat for any couple! Very private and the view is just incredible! Malcolm and Lorraine were very friendly and helpful, with great advice about local places to eat and see. Couldn't ask for more and can't wait to return!

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay. We know you enjoyed a lot of what this property has to offer and the weather was pretty great that weekend too, for February! Something we try to let everyone know is, the weather in Southern Illinois is awesome year round! We also want to thank you...

Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Makanda Inn is the ONLY place to stay in Southern Illinois! This unique inn/bed and breakfast was the perfect place for a couples getaway to wine country. The homemade hot breakfast was simply divine and a great filling base for a day of wine tasting. We had bacon and French toast with raspberries one day and a veggie omelet the...

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

We truly appreciate your wonderful review of your B & B Inn stay! So well written. This is exactly the review we strive to receive from all our guests. Thank you so much! It was great meeting you and we hope you'll return soon and come back often!

Reviewed 12 February 2017

We loved it! The Sienna cottage was very clean and comfortable for 2 people and had just the right amount of amenities. The breakfasts were excellent, and the hosts were very friendly and made you feel at home. It was a very relaxing weekend and we definitely hope to return.

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

Hi, We really enjoyed meeting you both and getting to know you! We were happy to make the arrangements for you to come into the Inn each morning for breakfast. Also, we are delighted to hear you "loved your Sienna cottage experience!" We look forward to having you back when you can getaway.

Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the Sienna Cottage. This is a unique B&B, but we would not return. The cabins have thin walls allowing ANY noise to be heard in the adjacent room. It was uncomfortable enough that even a trip to the restroom could be heard by all. The cottages also do not include breakfast. Parking for cottages is very small...

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

We wish that we had had the opportunity to talk with you before you left about your stay. We pride ourselves on providing great experiences for all our guests at this great Eco-friendly property. The Inn is run as a B & B, the cottages are for a more private stay for our guests and have kitchenettes or a full...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We came here on a 2-night getaway, but wish we could have stayed longer. The Sienna cottage was cozy and had a wonderful view of the woods. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Malcolm and Lorraine were very friendly hosts. We enjoyed an afternoon of hiking at Giant City State Park, which was a short drive away. We would...

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

First and foremost, thank you for taking the time to share your great experience for our future guests to read! We will say that at least 90% of our guests who stay for just 2 nights, find it is just not enough time to really explore & enjoy this unusual part of Southern Illinois. Who hope you'll return for a...

Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed 1 December 2016

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...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed the relaxed ambiance we work hard to provide in both the Inn and the cottages. As an Inn guest we appreciate knowing you enjoyed the Breakfast meals we served you as well! Dec. 1st, was our one year anniversary here running the Makanda...

Fenton, Missouri
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...

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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...

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.

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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!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
GreenLeadersSilver level
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Conference Facilities
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 Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3120 (Formerly Makanda Inn)
Region: United States > Illinois > Makanda
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Makanda Hotel Makanda
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“Splurge for the cabin. Has everything you need.”
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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
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