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Reviewed 15 September 2017

My wife and I spent 3 days at the Inn to celebrate our anniversary. It was a great spot to use as home base to explore local wineries, State parks and Shawnee National Forest. Malcolm and Lorraine were awesome hosts. Our room in the Inn was meticulous and comfortable. Breakfast each morning was a gourmet delight.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael W
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MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

It was nice to meet you both and thank you for taking the time to write a review about us for the TripAdvisor community. We do think we are conveniently located for exploring the unique Southern portion of IL. We strive to impress and feed our guests well, so glad you enjoyed the breakfasts! We enjoyed our conversations with you each morning.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We found this Inn on Tripadvisor and were happy with the beautiful, clean accommodations. The Inn is beautifully furnished, cozy and comfortable. The surroundings were in the middle of a quiet, peaceful forest. Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly. They served wonderful breakfasts and gave good recommendations for things to do in the area. We definately recommend the Inn if exploring the Shawnee National Forest.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank rnlynn7
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MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you for returning to TripAdvisor to share your lodging experience with our future guests. We appreciate your 5 Star review as well. So much to see in our area we hope to see you back!

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

My husband and I needed a weekend away just to relax, think and rejuvenate. Having only lived in this area for 3 years, I started researching places within 3 hours of our home that might deliver what we were searching for. I stumbled upon the Makanda Inn & cottages while looking for a cabin in the woods, away from the hustle. The cottages were all booked, but I booked a room in the Inn based on the location and how beautiful the Inn looked. We were definitely NOT disappointed. Our innkeepers and owner had truly thought of everything to make our stay relaxing, enjoyable and memorable. The breakfasts were all delicious, we stayed 3 nights. No complaints about the food or the portion size. Tremendous! The room was nicely appointed with a balcony just out the door overlooking the wooded area of the property. The bed was furnished with deluxe bedding and comfortable pillows, lighting was great with reading lights on both sides of the bed, super awesome walk-in shower and a beautiful countertop of hand made wood for the bathroom sink. It was just a delight to stay with Lorraine and Malcolm for our get-away. We felt like friends or family. Highly recommend this place.

Room Tip: We stayed in suite 4 which overlooked the woods, as does suite 3.
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kgardner120
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MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

You've done a wonderful job describing the property's Bed & Breakfast Inn and it's Suites. It was great meeting you both and we are so happy that you experienced just what you were looking for here! The property is perfectly designed for a "couples getaway."
We hope you'll be back again and again :-)

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

We stayed here for a weekend while exploring the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and Giant City State Park. This inn's location is perfectly situated for these activities, and is only about 10 miles from Carbondale. There aren't enough good things to say about our experience here. The property is literally in the woods, and the only sounds you hear while sitting on the balcony or back deck are those that belong in nature. The property managers are very warm and friendly, and more than willing to help. The food was organic, much was locally sourced, and it was all delicious. The room's decor helped us instantly relax (I especially enjoyed the river rock shower floor) and was cozy and comfortable. It was a wonderful experience and we'll definitely return!

Room Tip: Suites 3 and 4 have better views of the woods and feel a little more private (Suites 1 and 2 face the driveway)
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Kyle D
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MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

We really enjoyed reading your review! You've done an excellent job touching on so many great reasons for our future guests to come stay with us, while they check out this amazing region called Southern Illinois. We hope you'll make it back soon!

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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Spent a long weekend for the total solar eclipse there (August 18-22, 2017) and it was spectacular in every way! The Inn and Cottages are a labor of love of owners Greg and Shauna Wellman. Innkeepers Loraine and Malcolm are warm and welcoming. I stayed in one of the two-level cottages -- unlike anything I've experienced. From the plated breakfasts to the countryside, it was a completely relaxing stay -- with a once-in-a-lifetime celestial event to cap it off! Hope to return soon and often.

Room Tip: Rooms in the inn have wifi. Cottages do not, but that's part of the charm of being unplugged.
  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Thank PJM1227
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MakandaInn, General Manager at Makanda Inn & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

It was our pleasure to meet you and we certainly hope you'll come back from the West Coast to stay with us again.
Indigo & Sienna are awesome 1 bedroom cottages that mirror image each other, so one is not better than the other to experience.
For our future guests, a note about breakfast, our Eclipse Package Stay did include a plated breakfast for all. Please see our website for details about adding breakfast to a cottage stay reservation.
It was a fabulous Solar Eclipse because we had awesome friends here to share it with!

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