AREA ATTRACTIONS 

Walnut Grove Cabins are located on 10 acres of private wooded property that boarders the Shawnee National Forest on two sides and the River to River hiking and horseback riding trail. Hike right out the door of your private cabin into thousands of acres of the Shawnee.

We are the closest private cabin rental to Giant City State Park. 

We are located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest and Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

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HIKING IN THE SHAWNEE NATIONAL FOREST

ON SITE HIKING RIGHT OUT THE DOOR FROM YOUR CABIN!

Walnut Grove Cabins are located directly adjoing the River to River trail You can hike right out of your door into thousands of acres of the Shawnee National Forest! This trail is a part of the 14 mile Cedar Lake Trail System.

-Giant City State Park (within 5 minutes away)- horseback riding, hiking, picnicing, rock climbing and dining at the lodge restaurant.

-Little Grand Canyon (about 15 minutes away) - amazing loop trail hike.

-Ferne Cliff State Park (about 15 miles away) - hiking, fishing, and picnicing.

-On your way to Von Jacob or Alto Vineyards be sure to stop and see The Pomona Natural Bridge

-Shawnee National Forest - hunting, hiking, horseback info and more.

-Shawnee Sierra Club Adventure Information - a great resource for exploring the Shawnee National Forest

-Cache River - (about a 45 minute drive) - hike the boardwalk over the cypress swamp, hunting info and more.

 

ZIPLINING AND ROCK CLIMBING

-Shawnee Zipline Canopy Tour - about 20 minutes away. Cabin guests receive $10 off!

-Vertical Heartland rock climbing and rappelling school open year round.

 

GOLF, DAY SPAS, FARM MARKETS

-Hickory Ridge Golf Course - Carbondale.

-In Sync Massage Therapy and Spa Services - Offers our guests $10 off couples massage.

-Rendleman Orchards - seasonal local produce and farm market in Pomona.

-Lipe Orchards - seasonal local produce close to cabins.

 

FISHING, SWIMMING, AND BOATING

-Little Grassy Lake Marina - (about 10 minutes away) offers pontoon boats, fishing boats, canoes, and kayaks for full or half day rental.

-Cedar Lake - (within 3 miles) Fishing off the dock, public beach open Memorial Day through Labor Day, and boat ramp. Or hike a mile right from your door at the cabins down to the lake.

-Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge- hunting, fishing, swimming and boating information (about 10 miles).

-White Crane Canoe Rentals - Cache River canoe and Pirogue Rentals (about 30 minutes away). Tour the most Northern Cypress Wetlands.

WINE TRAILS AND BREWERIES

-Shawnee Hills Wine Trail - complete local vineyard and winery information - wine tasting, festivals, and live music. Features 12 different wineries within a short drive to the cabins.

-Wineries not along the trail but nearby include Lincoln Heritage Winery,-Monte Alegre Vineyard and Cellars - all wines offered are from grapes grown and fermented on site, and-Walker's Bluff - live entertainment and activies.

-Big Muddy Brewing Company -onsite tasting

-Scratch Brewery - onsite tasting, food and events 

-Von Jacob Brewery - onsite tasting, dining, and events

-Little Egypt

-Abbey Ridge Brewery and Taproom - 618-893-1111 

-Grand River Spirits - tour a locally-owned craft distillery 

-Take a custom tour with SI Tours

-Winery Tours of SIL -custom tours to either Southern Illinois Wine Trail or Shawnee Hills Wine Trail 

-Limo service - Stike Zone Limo 

-Leave the driving to the Shawnee Shuttle

UNIQUE RESTAURANTS 

Giant City Lodge -- Makanda 

Bandanas -- Carbondale

Brick House Grill -- Anna

Fat Patties -- Carbondale

Global Gormet -- Carbondale

Harbaugh’s Café -- Carbondale breakfast and lunch

Hunan Village -- Carbondale 

Italian Village -- Carbondale

Long Branch Cafe -- Carbondale vegetarian 

Mary Lou’s Grill -- Carbondale breakfast and lunch 

Newell House -- Carbondale

Palace Pizzaria -- Cobden 

Pagliai’s Pizza & Pasta -- Carbondale 

Quatro’s Deep Pan Pizza -- Carbondale 

Thai Taste -- Carbondale 

Trails End Lodge -- Cobden

Tres Hombres -- Carbondale 

Yellow Moon Cafe -- Cobden 

17th Street Bar & Grill --- Murphysboro

Carbondale Main Street Restaurant Listings

 

HORSEBACK RIDING AND HORSE BOARDING

-Rose O Sharon Farm - offers pasture riding and nightly horse boarding (right across the road from Walnut Grove Cabins)

-Giant City Stables - located in Giant City State Park (minutes from the cabins) 

-Kosmic Acres Stables offers year round horse back riding in Alto Pass (about 15 minutes away) (618) 893-2347

 

We Accept

TELEPHONE: 618-534-7143

E-MAIL: walnutgrovecabins@gmail.com

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