The Blue Heron Cabin at Sunrise Hill Hike, Wine, Dine, then HOT TUB under the stars!

2 Bedrooms • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-4
Allows pets Internet Lake View Hot Tub (more...)

Why This Property?

The Blue Heron Cabin offers the most privacy, nestled between the 6 acre lake and a smaller pond. With its own outdoor area featuring a firepit and adirondack chairs, couples or families can stargaze while they listen to the sounds of the property after enjoying the area’s many activities. Pet friendly and minutes from hiking & wineries.

Sleeping Arrangements:

1 Queen bed in lower bedroom
1 Queen bed in the loft

Amenity Highlights:

Hot Tub
Full-sized, fully furnished kitchen (no oven, but has cooktop & convection microwave)
Smart TV
WIFI and Workspace at desk in Living Room
Charcoal Grill
Fire pit with adirondack chairs
Fully stocked pond
Walking distance to public land

Recreation Highlights:

Shawnee National Forest- You’re literally in the heart of it and have access to multiple trailheads within minutes. 
Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tours ~ across the street from the cabins
Panther's Den < 5 minutes
River 2 River Trail < 10 minutes
Rolling Oak Alpaca Ranch < 10 minutes
Ferne Clyffe State Park ~ 15 minutes
Giant City State Park ~ 20 minutes
Devil’s Kitchen Lake and Little Grassy Lake ~ 20 minutes 
Crab Orchard Wilderness ~ 25 minutes 
Lake of Egypt < 20 minutes
Marion Golf < 25 minutes 
Makanda, IL ~ 25 minutes 
Tunnel Hill State Trail ~ 35 minutes
Rendleman Orchard (with Zinnia field!) ~ 30 minutes 
Lake of Egypt < 20 minutes
Burden Falls ~ 45 minutes
Jackson Falls ~ 45 minutes
Bell Smith Springs - 50 minutes
Wineries & More:
Blue Sky Vineyard & Feather Hills Winery < 10 minutes
Starview Vineyards ~ 12 minutes
Katy Lynn Distillery < 20 minutes
Honker Hill Winery & Wichmann Vineyard < 20 minutes
Owl Creek Vineyard & Lincoln Heritage Winery ~ 20 minutes
Alto Vineyards & Peachbarn Winery & Cafe ~30 minutes 
Von Jakob Winery & Brewery ~ 30 minutes 


Know Before You Go:

Off-site rental agreement and security deposit required.
Security Deposit Hold of $300 (just like a hotel)
$40.00 pet fee applicable, per pet, per stay. Max 2 pets
No washer/dryer in cabin
Guests not staying overnight are welcomed, loud, disruptive parties are not
Check out instructions: We ask that you start the dishwasher before you go and pick up any trash left outdoors including cigarette butts
Total of 3 cabins and 6 acre lake sits on 30+ acres
Inventory: We provide a "starter package" of inventory for our cabin: 2 rolls of T.P. and 1 full roll of paper towels.


The rates below  👇 do not include include taxes or surcharges. 

Cancellation Policy: Ninety-seven percent (97.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 7 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 7 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

This property uses dynamic pricing to offer the most competitive prices. Prices are subject to change based on demand.
This property is managed by Southern Illinois Vacation Rentals, a veteran-owned, woman-owned business. Allison, owner of SIVR, is an SIUC alumni and has a deep love for the hospitality industry and showcasing beautiful southern Illinois.

Makanda, Illinois

Property Type Cabin
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets welcome
Setting & View
  • Water View
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Free Internet
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Portable Fans
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • Bathroom – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 1-4
  • Main Level Bedroom – 1 Queen bed
  • Loft Bedroom – 1 Queen bed
  • Television
  • Games/Board Games
  • Smart TV
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Kayak/Canoe
  • Private Yard
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Hammock
  • Hot Tub
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Emergency Exit Route
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Cleaning Products
  • Pets Live at Property
  • Pool/Jacuzzi With No Fence
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body
  • Home Step Free Access
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night
  • Flat Smooth Pathway To Front Door
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