Two-Story, Dog-Friendly Cabins in Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

Karbers Ridge, Illinois (United States)
1 unit
8 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Pets allowed · Private Barbecue

The luxurious, pet-friendly Hickory Hollow Cabin can accommodate up to four people (and two pets). There is a queen-sized bed in the lofted area, as well as a queen-sized sofa bed on the first floor. This luxurious cabin also includes a gas stove, a refrigerator, a toaster, a microwave, and a coffee pot. The bathroom has a full bath and a marble shower for glampers.

The Sassafrass Ridge Cabin can sleep up to eight people and two pets. There are two full-sized beds, a twin-sized day bed, and a trundle bed in the loft, and there is a queen-sized sofa bed on the first floor. The cabin also include a full bathroom with an antique shower and a bathtub.

Both cabins are equipped for the four-season climate of Illinois as each include a heating and air conditioning unit. Glampers and their pets can also make use of a campfire area with outdoor furniture (with firewood included), as well as an outdoor barbecue with a picnic table. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Hot water
  • Towels
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Cell service
  • Bathtub
  • Private Lounge/Living room
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Sink
  • 2 Double bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Coffeemaker
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Freezer
  • Deck/Patio
  • Microwave
  • Private Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • 1 Sofa bed
  • Private Barbecue
  • Stove
  • Television
  • Air conditioning
  • 1 Twin/Single bed
  • Hammock
  • Fire pit
  • Kitchen equipment

Nearby, there is a pond for glampers and their pets to go fishing. An outpost store sells locally-made artisan items and fairtrade items from around the world.

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Guest Services

  • Sports equipment storage
  • Spa

There is a nearby pavilion that offers archery lessons and kayak rentals.

If pets are left unattended, they must be kept in a crate. Crates of all sizes can be rented for an additional fee of $8 per visit, but guests must bring their own blanket. Guests must inquire about renting a crate upon booking request. Read More

Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Shopping

This enchanting woodland glamping site is located in southern Illinois, near Karbers Ridge, in the stunning Illinois Ozarks region. Located just four miles from The Garden of the Gods and five miles from Rim Rock as well as other top sites within the Shawnee Forest, glampers will never get bored during their stay at this fantastic and luxurious glamping site. With a handful of national forests and stunning parks nearby, nature lovers will find their little slice of heaven and spend countless hours of quality time in the great outdoors. It will be the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life for a little bit. Read More


  • Fishing
  • Bird watching
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Climbing

With an abundance of things to do nearby, pets and their owners won’t have to worry about being bored on their vacation. Private guided hikes are offered of the Shawnee National Forest where guides will help glampers and their furry friends discover hidden caves, cliffs, and ledges. The forest is also home to the Garden of the Gods, Cave in Rock, the Iron Furnace, and One House Gap Lake, just to name a few attractions. Throughout the year, hiking, backpacking, hunting, picnicking, and and horseback riding are also offered to glampers.

The local pond is stacked with sunfish, catfish, large-mouth bass, and walleye, so glampers and their pets can stop by for a laid-back day of fishing or even just to dip their feet (and paws) in the water. Nearby Hardin County offers the best whitetail deer and turkey hunting in the country, while the Smithland Poole of the Ohio River hosts multiple fishing competitions throughout the season.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • Pets allowed
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

Up to two pets can be accommodated for no additional charge. However, guests must have their credit card on file in case any damage occurs. Pets must be friendly towards other dogs, cats, and people, and pet owners assume responsibility for their pets. Since there are cats on site, dogs that may chase cats must be kept on a leash at all times. Any aggressive pets will be asked to leave immediately.

Pets are required to be up to date on shots, and they must be protected with flea and tick medication before they arrive. There is medication for sale on site, as well. Owners must bring thick blankets to cover the furniture in their accommodation even if their pet doesn't typically jump onto furniture.

This glamping site is open year-round and is welcoming to children. Smoking is prohibited. Although there is a two-night minimum stay, guests can ask about single-night bookings to see if they are available. Rates are slightly higher during Friday and Saturday nights. Read more

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