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Trail of Tears Lodge & Resort

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Beechgrove, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Just visited the TOT Lodge and had a "friends weekend". We were met with great hospitality, clean accommodations & a cozy and rustic Lodge. The owners were kind and attentive, doing everything possible to make sure we were comfortable. Food was great, generous portions and delicious. It is very convenient to have a restaurant on-site.

2Thank Kay J
Roscoe, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 5 November 2012

My family stayed at Trail Of Tears Lodge while visiting family from out of town. It was a wonderfull trip! We stayed for 2 nights. We got to enjoy the food (which was delicious!), the patio (which is beautiful) the entertainment (was awesome) and much more. The Music was so good that we are now following the musician on facebook!...

2Thank Msangie448
Montgomery, Illinois
Reviewed 18 May 2012

I would like to make a comment on Trail of Tears Resort, first off I have been going there since December of 1988 and still continue to go to this date. The lodge is fantastic and the owners, Deb and Ron Charles are wonderful hosts. The area is beautiful, the land is surrounded by the Shawnee National Forest. They have...

1Thank MarkRugis
Illinois, United States
Reviewed 10 May 2012

Paid $80+ per night for a single cot in a room with no door, cheap linens, no hot water, conditions not just run down but in shambles, shower facilities in separate building in a campers' mud room environment. I was so offended by the facilities and cluelessness of the management and staff that I left after the first night although...

7Thank TimIllinois491
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewed 8 May 2012

This resort was $90.00/night. My biggest concern is that the accommodations for that price should be reflected in the quality. The linens and towels are Walmart brands. There is NO mattress cover, so you only have a thin sheet between you and the cheap mattresses, and anything that was deposited in that bed prior to your stay. Our room had...

4Thank Tootie61
Lockport, Illinois
Reviewed 8 May 2012

I was with a group of motorcyclist that rented the entire place for Friday May 6th and Sat. May 7th, 2012. Having a restaurant and bar on site we thought it would be a great place to stay after riding the backroads of Missouri and southern Illinois.Big mistake! My dinner consisted of overcooked shrimp creole that was cold and warm...

4Thank Jack O
Belleville, Illinois
Reviewed 31 March 2012

My husband and I were going to stay at Trail of Tears on an impromptu weekend to the Shawnee Wine Trail. When we arrived we were shown the Dining area (which wasn't open at 6pm). We were shown the TV area (the husband was watching TV there and barely turned to wave let alone ask If we were interested in...

3Thank L W
Hillsboro, MO
Reviewed 3 January 2012

If you are looking for a place to get away but not far away, this is the place. I will admit that it is in the middle of what seems to be "nowhere", which ended up being perfect. My cell phone did not work, which was actually a blessing, so it makes you enjoy being in nature. Our son loved...

Thank Todd S
Hazelwood, MO
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Went here with friends and had a great time at this place. Nice and quiet...there was no cell reception, but it was actually greatly appreciated. It was nice just to be able to be out in the nice peaceful countryside. Was nice to socialize with friends with out interruptions. The food was great too! Debbie and Ron were wonderful hosts!...

Thank Candace M
Cary, Illinois
Reviewed 26 November 2011

We went to Trail of Tears for horseback riding with Joe's sister who lives nearby. She had never ridden there before, but knew where it was. The horses were all really well behaved. We rode with about 8 other people, including Ron and Debbie, who were our guides. The trails in the National Park were very beautiful, long, and wide....

Thank debbiem236

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Trail of Tears Lodge & Resort is 500+ acres private land located in the wilds of southernmost Illinois adjacent to thousands of acres of Shawnee National Forest. Our full service, smoke free facility consists of a modern & spacious 6,000 square foot Lodge complete with a restaurant where you can dine inside or outside on the stone court yard complete with awesome water features. Seven sleeping rooms with private, modern conveniences, an upstairs great room trophy lounge with big screen TV, and an outdoor swimming pool are available to registered lodging guests. Our public restaurant is open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday and provides our famous fish & chips, ribs, steaks and other scrumptious entrees'. Group reservations are welcome. The original early 1900 farmhouse cabin with kitchen, full bath, two bedrooms and a front room is available to families or groups. Tent camping & limited hook ups are available and a campground shower & amenities are available to registered customers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Trail of Tears Lodge & Resort

Address: 1575 Fair City Road, Jonesboro, IL 62952
Region: United States > Illinois > Jonesboro
Price Range: RM218 - RM435 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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