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It’s Lavender Season in Southern Illinois!

Shawnee Hills Lavender Farms

One of our favorite June family activities in Southern Illinois is to visit the beautiful Shawnee Hills Lavender farms in Cobden. Shawnee Hills Lavender offers “U-Pick” weekends where you can wander their lavender fields and pick your very own lavender bouquet. If you’re visiting Southern Illinois this weekend, picking a lavender bundle is a must!

While there is only one weekend left of the U-Pick Lavender season, you can visit their Shawnee Lavender Hills’ shop to enjoy their Midwestern grown lavender goodies like their lavender teas, lotions, and soaps.

Fresh local lavender smells amazing, so it’s a great way to start out a trip where your goal is to relax with a fragrant hot cup of tea and a yummy homemade dessert your family will never forget!

Where to Stay

To really ring in the lavender season, we suggest a home with a sunlit kitchen big enough for the whole family to cook in together and a gorgeous view to dine in. Lakeview Landing, Rock Ridge, and Oasis at Lake of Egypt are have incredibly spacious fully-stocked kitchens nestled in tranquil atmospheres.

We’re so excited to see everyone’s photos of their Lavender adventures here in Southern Illinois! Be sure to tag us to be featured on our social media.

View our full property list to find the perfect spot for your stay.

Safe Travels!


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