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Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins

901 N 2129th Rd, Tonica, IL 61370-9658
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These are scary times we are in... but there really are some special places where you can get away while social distancing at the same time. Here at Kishauwau Cabins the safety of our guests as well as our staff are our top priority. People obviously have concerns and we hope to put them at ease. We have switched things up regarding check ins, forming a contactless check in process. Our cabins have always been thoroughly sanitized between rentals, even before Covid-19 hit. Below are our guidelines on considering a getaway right now. What Kishauwau is doing to keep ourselves and our guests safe: * First I'll start by saying that Kishauwau Cabins is the epitome of a social distancing getaway. What our guests love about our cabins is how well spaced they are. Every one of them has a full kitchen so you don't have to worry about going into restaurants if you are not ready to do so yet. Each cabin has their own personal outdoor bonfire pit with picnic table & grill and they are spaced out enough that you don't have to worry about congregating with neighbors. Just enjoy who you came with. We are not afraid and look forward to talking with any of our guests that feel comfortable coming into our office. • We have implemented a faceless check in process so no contact at check-in. Anyone renting will be set up as a self check in with your paperwork & keys on the table inside your cabin. You will use our cabin map (located in the "Cabins" tab on our website) to go straight to your cabin. * Here at Kishauwau we have always been meticulously clean, just read our reviews. With Covid-19 we are being a little crazier about our cleanliness. Not even using Pledge anymore, just dusting with lysol to make sure we sanitize everything. * From there we feel it is the comfort level of the individuals on how safe they feel with traveling in general. Those that are high risk need to recognize that.
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Free parking
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Kids stay free
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CStarko wrote a review 14 Jun
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We had a wonderful time when we stayed at Kishauwau's. The cabin was stocked with everything you need. It was quiet and peaceful. My 5 year old loved the porch swing. The office was stocked with all of the small extras that you might have forgotten like sunscreen and bug spray. There is very little cell reception so the few calls we had to make had to be made at the end of our cabin driveway. We were walking the grounds before we checked out to get a few last pictures of our daughter on the grounds when we met one of the owners who was very sweet and offered to take pictures of all of us together, which was nice. The cabins are just a few minutes away from both Matthiessen and Starved Rock so it was easy getting back and forth from there. We stayed Tuesday through Thursday but would have loved to stay longer. We will definitely be going back and would recommend this to anyone looking to book.
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Date of stay: May 2021
NA718 wrote a review Feb 2021
Chicago, Illinois8 contributions12 helpful votes
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I wanted a getaway that was driving distance but felt like I was really "out of town." I wanted quiet, scenic, and close to hiking/nature, just a true R&R getaway. This was it! We were there the weekend of 2/13 so it was SUPER cold but the cabin did not disappoint. It was clearly well insulated and the wood burning fireplace was an added bonus. Kishauwau is driving distance to Starved Rock and Matthissen State Parks, so there is plenty to do but you still have the solitude of the cabin. The cabin itself was awesome, perfect for two people. Full kitchen, huge tub in the bathroom (which felt great after a day of cold hiking)!. There is a cute store where you can buy firewood or other things you may have forgotten, as well as a huge wall of DVDs to borrow. WiFi is spotty but, that's kind of the point! Terisa was super nice and communicated everything to us very well. We are definitely going back!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Response from Terisa King, Owner at Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins
Responded 22 Feb 2021
We thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience with us. We are thrilled we were able to meet all of your expectations for your weekend trip and look forward to seeing you again sometime. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family
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Johnmmurphy3 wrote a review 13 Jun
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We came up for a few days of hiking and relaxation. Kishauwau was a great place to stay and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The cabin was comfortable, the property attractive, and the location, outstanding. It gave us easy access to Starved Rock and the surrounding areas. We'll be back.
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Date of stay: June 2021
lpearson2021 wrote a review 11 Jun
Cary, Illinois1 contribution
Cabin was clean and had every thing we needed to make this a pleasant experience. We used the fireplace and it worked out well, the tub was also a good experience but the jets we less powerful than the ones we have in our tub back home
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Date of stay: June 2021
nvsblwmn wrote a review 11 Jun
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What an experience! The cabins are clean and the atmosphere is soooo peaceful. Definitely recommend if you want a quiet getaway. It is well worth your money. The owners are great, and very helpful. Enjoy!!
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Date of stay: June 2021
US$113 - US$194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Cabins
United StatesIllinoisTonica
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins
Which popular attractions are close to Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Nearby attractions include Matthiessen State Park (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, barbeque facilities, and books, DVDs and music available for children.
Which room amenities are available at Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Conveniently located restaurants include Starved Rock Lodge Cafe, Smitty's Tavern, and Caseys Carry Out Pizza.
Are pets allowed at Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Kishauwau’s Starved Rock Area Cabins?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St. Mary's Catholic Church (11.1 km) and Grand Village of the Illinois (10.1 km).