Looking for an easy and economical way to de-stress from a hectic work week? Consider staying at a cabin near Chicago. The drive is reasonable and if you are wanting to enjoy the outdoors and nature but pitching a tent is not your thing, then a cabin weekend may be just the retreat you are looking for.
White Pines Inn
6712 W. Pines Road
Mount Morris, IL 61054
White Pines Inn is located in White Pines State Park which consists of 385 acres of natural beauty. There are 25 one-room log cabins available to rent that include trundle beds, making it a great retreat for couples and families with kids. Lodge restaurant offers a nice selection of food choices and the White Pines Dinner Theatre is a great way to spend an evening or enjoy an afternoon matinee. Fun and festivity can be found at White Pines Inn any time of year. The holidays are an exceptionally great time to visit White Pines Inn as the décor and ambiance offer a truly nostalgic holiday feel.
Galena Log Cabin Getaway And Adventure
9401 W. Hart John Road
Galena, IL 61036
This completely secluded getaway includes 12 log cabins and a rural working farm. There is an abundance of activities to do when staying at Galena Log Cabin Getaway like hiking, biking, bird watching, star gazing plus many more nature-related activities. Natural wildlife abounds in the areas surrounding the cabins. If you enjoy bringing your furry friend on a getaway, here will you find four dog-friendly cabins available for rent.
Starved Rock Lodge
2668 E. 873rd Road
North Utica, IL 61373
Stand-alone cabins are available for both couples and families; a pool complex offers an over-sized lap pool, hot tub, two saunas and a children’s wading pool. There are many hiking opportunities in the area where Starved Rock Lodge is located and many events for guests of all ages. The calendar on the website lists all of the activities available. Fall is an especially great time to visit Starved Rock Lodge as the foliage and nature are spectacular with the vibrant colors.
1000 Calhoun St.
Savanna, IL 61074
Bluff Cabins sit alongside the Mississippi River and are situated on a wooded hillside. The views are stunning and the cabins are a great place to relax and get away from it all. There is a nice selection of cabins available to rent, be sure to check out the website for details on the cabins offered. If there is an interest in doing activities, many excellent options are available in the area including wineries, golf, horseback riding, Mississippi Palisades State Park, Mississippi River cruises and boat rentals.
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