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Kishauwau Country Cabins

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Reviewed 1 November 2016

I asked my husband to plan a get-away weekend for us and he did a great job! He knows I love hiking and he choose the perfect location for getting out to some of Illinois' prettiest hiking spots. We loved our cozy Kishauwau cabin and wish we had more time to hang-out there. My first stop was the swing on...

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

We are really glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Just as a future reference I do sell S'more items in the office for those folks that either don't know exactly what they are coming to or just plan forget them. I sell them as individual items for couples or S'more baskets for sale for families or bigger groups. Also,...

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

My wife and I had great time at the cabin. We have been coming here for over the past 10 years and it one best places for the value. I recommend to everyone that if want a quite place to stay this is it.

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experiences with us and for the kind words. We truly appreciate the repeat business. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just had a wonderful weekend at Jack's cabin. The beautiful, secluded property was the perfect getaway from daily life. The staff was very accommodating and had everything well taken care of. The cabin was great and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again.

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Sorry about the delay in my response Tyler, but I thank you so much for taking the time to tell others about what you thought of our establishment. You truly are helping other travelers make important decisions about their future travels. We hope to see you in the future. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

Terre Haute, Indiana
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We loved the quietness. It's a great place for peace and quiet, close to the State Parks and just relaxing. It'd your looking for a place that doesn't have loud noises, great family environment, and cozy, this is it. We slept extremely well. We grilled out. It was a home away from home.

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Boy, if I could count the amount of times I have heard that reference, "Home away from home". And it never gets old and it's an honor to hear it. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Until next time. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our experience at the cabins was incredible! Pictures do not do this place justice--the cabins are awesome! From the porch swing to the huge whirlpool in the room, the cabins helped to create the most relaxing weekend away from the busy city.

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that we exceeded your expectations Katherine. With all the places to choose from on-line we are thrilled you chose ours for the celebratory birthday weekend. Here's to many more and we hope to see you again sometime. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

Elmhurst, Illinois
Reviewed 21 September 2016

My only regret is that we didn't add a day onto our trip. I stayed in the Americana cabin and it was perfect for us. It was clean and well stocked with kitchen items such as pans for heating up a quick pizza extra towels and blankets were also in the cabin. In the office that had many items available...

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us. It's always nice to learn that we have exceeded expectations. We never lose sight that you, as all of our guests, especially now due to the wonders of the web, have a range of options available to you when seeking out a business to meet your needs. Therefore, your praise today means more than ever....

Palatine, Illinois
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stayed in the Jack's Deluxe cabin on a Fri/Sat weekend stay. The property is very well maintained, quiet & peaceful. The cabin was clean, cozy and met all our expectations. We hope to visit again in the near future. Thanks for helping make our anniversary special!

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here Tiffany. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience. Just a future tip, rates drop by 15% automatically December 1st if you ever take winter getaways. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

Reviewed 3 September 2016

Great place to take a dog and hike the trails of Starved Rock State Park. Quiet and comfortable, no traffic noise, no noise from neighbors. Able to cook meals in, sleep late, take the dog on walks. Nice setting, relaxing whirlpool tub, great place.

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Bob, We thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed what we are offering here and we hope to see you again sometime. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just got back from staying from 7/26-28 and overall the cabin itself was nice. The view and privacy we had was excellent, the whirlpool tub is HUGE! Pictures cannot begin to show how massive it is, and the bed is actually quite comfortable. The air conditioning works wonderfully and the cabin feels very homey. The only...

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Kishauwau, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I must apologize for the cobwebs. I will say there are certain times of the year that they are worse than others. All and all we see a lot of them, just due to our location. There are woods behind almost every cabin here and we don't always get the...

Reviewed 28 July 2016

My family stayed in a cabin for a week and enjoyed the trip very much. We had everything we needed. There is a lot of space on the grounds so you don't really see or hear others too much. We look forward to returning. We enjoyed the swings and pond by the office. Besides the state parks, I recommend folks...

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Terisa K, Owner at Kishauwau Country Cabins, responded to this review

I very much apologize for the delay in my response. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and apologize about all the paperwork. We certainly do not want to shove the rules down peoples throats but over time, as we have had to add things to the list, I suppose it has gotten a little out of hand. It is...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kishauwau Country Cabins, just 7 miles south of Starved Rock State Park, is the only cabin rental property like what we offer here in this area. Just a 1 1/2 - 2 hour drive from Chicago Illinois, there are a multitude of things to do in this area. You will love being only a 10 minute drive from Starved Rock State Park and even closer to Matthiessen Park, where there is plenty of hiking and activities for your daily adventure. Utica, Illinois is just a 12 minute drive with local shops, dining, wineries and antiquing. Or, if you choose, you can stay tucked away on our 65 acres of beautiful, quiet, wooded property at your country cabin retreat. Whether it's romance you seek or getting the kids away from their cell phones and video games, Kishauwau has just what you need. 17 rental luxury cabins in varying sizes for weekend, weeknight, and all-week getaways. Our beautifully constructed cabins offer a blend of country charm but with modern conveniences. You and your guests will enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, a covered porch, personal outdoor fire pit, an indoor wood stove or gas fireplace and so much more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kishauwau Country Cabins

Address: 901 N. 2129th Rd, Tonica, IL 61370 (Formerly Kishauwau on the Vermillion)
Region: United States > Illinois > Tonica
Price Range: RM505 - RM616 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“any of the cabins would be fine for families, just check website or call”
 of 5 bubbles loisrex, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If I were to make any suggestions I would say that a bedside table on both sides of the bed would be nice. Also, perhaps a set of TV trays would be useful as they could be used like side tables while using the futon as a couch. But these are minor issues. All in all a very good time.”
 of 5 bubbles mcbridejanm, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I enjoyed the fact that they didn't have cable service , but for those who need their tv , they provide a large library of dvd's / vhs tapes . ”
 of 5 bubbles Steelergirl36, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Wifi will most likely be poor wherever you stay. Be prepared”
 of 5 bubbles L1095BTheatherl, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I don't know if I should share our favorites--they book early!”
 of 5 bubbles Blessedsky, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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