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Makanda Inn

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Overview of Makanda Inn

Makanda Inn

3.5 star property
3.5-star B&B with restaurant, near Giant City State Park

10.0/10 Exceptional

23 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is ₹20,293
Price available on 08/12/2022
855 Old Lower Cobden Road, Makanda, IL, 62958
Main amenities
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Conference center
  • Terrace
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Water dispenser
  • Limited hour front desk
  • TV in a common area
Feel at home
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Yard
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a state park
  • Shawnee National Forest - 1 min drive
  • Southern Illinois University - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional) - 35 min drive
  • Carbondale Station - 20 min drive


  • Giant City Lodge Restaurant - 10 min drive
  • Fuzzy's Bar and Grill - 21 min drive
  • Taqueria Pequena - 21 min drive
  • Likkit's - 21 min drive

About this property

Makanda Inn

Located near a train station, Makanda Inn is a great choice for a stay in Makanda. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. A bar/lounge and a terrace are other highlights. Fellow travelers like the walkable location.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Children (13 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 9:00 AM–9:30 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Shared microwave
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Winery tours nearby

Working away

  • Conference center


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Climate-controlled air conditioning and heating

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Yard
  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Free bottled water


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Makanda Inn Bar - Overlooking the garden, this bar serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 3 percent

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Makanda Inn?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Makanda Inn?
As of 7 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Makanda Inn on 8 December 2022 start from ₹20,293, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Makanda Inn?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Makanda Inn?
Yes, there's free self parking. Electric vehicle charging is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Makanda Inn?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Makanda Inn and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking, horseback riding, and rock climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes spelunking and hunting.
Are there restaurants at or near Makanda Inn?
Yes, Makanda Inn Bar offers alfresco dining and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Giant City Lodge Restaurant (3 mi), Taqueria Pequena (9.3 mi), and Fuzzy's Bar and Grill (9.3 mi).
Does Makanda Inn have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio and a yard.
What's the area around Makanda Inn like?
Makanda Inn is located a short 1-minute walk from Shawnee National Forest. The local area is walkable and popular with nature enthusiasts.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Very friendly staff and close to nice activities like hiking and wineries.
Fortunato, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We had an amazing experience. The owners are wonderful, the room was great, and the town is an experience all in of its own. We will be back.
Kim, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Quaint cottage in the forest!
Quaint little cottage in the forest! We really enjoyed our stay! We loved the unique look of the cottage from the living plants on the roof and adorable front door to the unique backsplash of found glass in the kitchenette The location was right in or next to Giant City State Park and we were not near many people. The shower room was nice. Things to help you prepare for your stay: you have to walk a little bit from the car to the door so just fyi, I did not have cell coverage (AT&T) but my partner did (T-Mobile), the stairs going from the bedroom to the living area/kitchen are very narrow (however, you can get there from a door to the downstairs), and there is an air conditioner in the bedroom but we brought a fan for the living/eating area. There isn't a dishwasher. I don't know if they wash the dishes in a dishwasher between guests, we just washed them with soap and a sponge but it would make me feel better if I knew they washed them in a dishwasher in between. Overall it was a great experience, and we would probably stay there again if it was less expensive (we did book last minute, so that may have made a difference).
ALISON, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly Recommended!!
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Off-the-beaten-path place for a getaway
Stumbled across this place by browsing on and we were pleasantly surprised about our stay. Such a quaint, off-the-beaten-path place. If you are looking for peace and quiet nestled in the heart of the forest you will find it. The owners are so friendly and welcoming. You do need to plan ahead for food or snacks as it's not a regular hotel and there isn't much nearby. If you request in advance you can have breakfast - Greg made us a delicious breakfast both mornings of our stay. There is no wifi in the cottages but they do have it in the main house and the owner mentioned they are trying to get it soon. We also had no cell service so be prepared to unplug - which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It was a perfect place for a short getaway. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend.
Julie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful area. Kind reception, environment friendly and night's sleep in a long time!
1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful stay at the Wakanda Inn with our very gracious hosts. Deep in the woods this lovely lodge which had all the amenities we could ask for. Took a walk to the town of Wakanda and the people there I appreciate for being a wonderful example of southern Illinois hospitality. The inn itself is in a quiet and calm area with a beautiful wooden charm that highlights the forests around. Thanks again for having us there.
BertShurt, 3-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Solid Stay at the Makanda Inn
Lorraine was easy to communicate with to set up my check in time. She was entertaining another guests family who lived locally in the house for dinner when I arrived. The house was immaculate, built with natural building materials and sustainable building practices. The house was very clean and the room was adequate. I enjoyed sitting on the porch reading my book. The house is immersed in a nature setting with butterflies and wildlife all around. The breakfast in the morning was good and the hosts were nice. Overall I would recommend this place.
James, 1-night trip
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