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Top 14 Cabin Rentals in Illinois

The waters of Lake Michigan in the north, the great plains in the center, the magical Shawnee National Forest in the south, and the Mississippi River in the west all create a fantastic natural backdrop for your weekend getaway in Illinois. Get out of the Chicagoland bustle, find solace in a remote country house, and give yourself the gift of a peaceful time outdoors. Whether it’s a solo escape, a family vacation, or a honeymoon outing, these top cabin rentals in Illinois are there for you. What the Prairie State offers is diverse and broad, so it’s high time to start planning your cabin vacation.

Secluded Treehouse with Indoor Fireplace - Makanda Secluded Treehouse with Indoor Fireplace
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Secluded Treehouse with Indoor Fireplace - Makanda

Few things can beat a stay in a treehouse cabin for the ultimate unplug. There’s something irresistible about being surrounded by the crowns of the trees and becoming one with the woods. One of the most unique cabin rentals in Illinois, this Airbnb delivers on its promise of a peaceful outdoor break. You will stay in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest (one fo the must-visit places in Illinois), enjoying impeccable privacy and modern amenities. Be aware that there’s no WiFi. Also, it’s a pet-friendly property, so bring your furry companions along.

A Log Cabin to Rest, Relax, and Renew - Union A Log Cabin to Rest, Relax, and Renew
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A Log Cabin to Rest, Relax, and Renew - Union

An all-wooden log cabin in the middle of the Illinois wilderness? That’s precisely what you’ll find at this fantastically secluded Vrbo. It’s ideal for a romantic outing. It will be just you and the beautiful nature that surrounds you. The large living room, well-equipped kitchenette, fireplace, and jacuzzi tub add extra comfort to your stay. In Southern Illinois, the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, home to some of the best wineries in the Midwest, is not far away, and you can always visit the Giant City State Park or explore the Shawnee National Forest nearby.

Renovated River View Home in the Heights - Peoria Heights Renovated River View Home in the Heights
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Renovated River View Home in the Heights - Peoria Heights

Bohemian chic interiors, all-new appliances, and enhanced comfort are features you can expect at this amazing Peoria property. One of the best cabin rentals in Illinois, it comes with river views and a pleasant outdoor deck to enjoy them in full. The cabin has three bedrooms and can accommodate up to 6 people, so a great pick it is for a Midwest family vacation. It’s also packed with technology; you’ve got a 55″ LED Smart TV, Apple HomePod mini, and fast WiFi to stay connected at all times. You will find the easygoing Peoria Heights village with many cafes and restaurants just a few minutes away.

The Schoolhouse Cabin with Hot Tub & Game Room - Hudson The Schoolhouse Cabin with Hot Tub & Game Room
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The Schoolhouse Cabin with Hot Tub & Game Room - Hudson

Pairing 100 years of history with stylish rural industrial designs, this cabin gives you a ticket to the fresh air-filled Lake Bloomington area. With an accommodating capacity of up to 8 people, this cabin rental is ideal for large groups or families who would like a remote holiday experience in nature. You’ll love soaking in the outdoor hot tub while listening to the sounds of the forest. The separate game room will keep you busy with fun activities. Set in a renovated garage, the game room comes with ping pong, air hockey, foosball, double basketball, and plenty of board games. And your four-legged friends can holiday with you too, as the cabin is pet-friendly while the large yard makes it easy to stay with dogs. 

Cozy, Secluded Cabin in the Perfect Getaway Location - Savanna Cozy, Secluded Cabin in the Perfect Getaway Location
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Cozy, Secluded Cabin in the Perfect Getaway Location - Savanna

People absolutely love staying at this remote Savanna, Illinois cabin. Located on the hill with a spectacular view of the Mississippi River, it provides unbeatable privacy. You’re one on one with the forest and the river here. It’s the ultimate break, a delightful stay in the middle of nowhere. But don’t worry, you’ve got the perks of civilization too. The full kitchen features an oven and dishwasher, the Smart TV allows you to watch your favorite shows, the fireplace guarantees coziness, and the spa tub helps to relax. But the huge wooden outdoor deck overlooking the Mississippi River will be your favorite spot in the house. Imagine the sunsets here – pure magic awaits.

Hennessey's Hideaway - Fox Lake Hennessey's Hideaway
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Hennessey's Hideaway - Fox Lake

Be close to Chicago and give in to the remote atmosphere of an Illinois lakeside rental at this charming A-frame. Set on the shores of Chain O’ Lakes in Fox Lakes, it’s for those who’d like to slow down with the water views as an accompaniment. Inside, you’ll find quaint wooden interiors, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and coffeemaker, a fireplace, and a WiFi connection. Guests also complimented on the large outdoor deck facing the lake.

Hidden Gem Rock River Cabin - Oregon Hidden Gem Rock River Cabin
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Hidden Gem Rock River Cabin - Oregon

One of Illinois’s most stunningly situated cabin rentals, this property is all about inspired riverside living. Five acres of woods, the Rock River, and Kyte Creek are your backyard. The grand Illinois outdoors are yours to benefit from. To make it even more dreamy, the cabin comes with cozy interiors, a wood-burning stove, a board games collection, and panoramic views. Step outside, and you’ve got a striking fire pit with lounge chairs for long, snug conversations with your special ones. And don’t miss a chance to get into the water; the property supplies guests with kayaks too. 

Platypus Hills Home by the Lake with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, and Firepit - Farmer City Platypus Hills Home by the Lake with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, and Firepit
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Platypus Hills Home by the Lake with Heated Pool, Hot Tub, and Firepit - Farmer City

Sometimes you crave a peaceful self-indulgent escape. This cabin is created to satisfy this desire in full. By booking here, you’re getting a mini Illinois countryside resort with fantastic features like a heated pool, a hot tub, and a beautiful outdoor fire pit. The Clinton Lake setting is as idyllic as it gets. You will have a chance to admire the hilly panoramas and relax in the hammock with the riverbed below. Add in the availability of kayaks, miles of walking trails, and excellent cycling opportunities, and you’re looking at a superb property that makes it easy to connect to the Illinois outdoors.

Modern Lakeside Cabin - Marshall Modern Lakeside Cabin
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Modern Lakeside Cabin - Marshall

Embodying the perfect Illinois cabin holiday, this is an exemplary property, one you simply can’t miss. Well-reviewed and superbly located, the cabin offers a refined lakeside stay. It’s very spacious too, boasting an accommodation capacity of up to 8 guests. A contemporary full kitchen, a large living room with Smart TV, and a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom are included. The real gem here is the private 7-acre lake. Basically, you’re booking your own stunning outdoor playground. Get active kayaking, swimming, or fishing. Enjoy the miles of hiking trails at Lincoln Trail State Park nearby. Live life to the fullest in this piece of rural Illinois perfection.

Riverview Retreat - Chillicothe Riverview Retreat
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Riverview Retreat - Chillicothe

How about starting your day with a striking river sunrise and greeting the sunset by dining on a private water-facing deck? Riverview Retreat is hands down among the top cabin rentals in Illinois. It’s one that doesn’t hold back when it comes to providing a scenic retreat. Peacefulness, immense beauty, and uniqueness are the things that guests raved about in their all-positive reviews. The designs combine the contemporary and flamboyantly vintage, the fully equipped kitchen is modern and large, and the outdoor areas are to die for. It’s located in Chillicothe, right on the shore of the Illinois River and just 20 minutes away from Downtown Peoria.

Ten Acre Treehouse "Whitetail" - Hancock Township Ten Acre Treehouse
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Ten Acre Treehouse "Whitetail" - Hancock Township

A dramatic perched location above the forest creek, semi-primitive facilities, and hundreds of positive reviews define this amazing Southern Illinois cabin. It’s all about the off-the-grid philosophy here. Pet-friendly, cozy, and scenic, it offers full immersion into the wilderness. You’ll wake up with the sounds of the forest and go to sleep to the hoots of the barred owls. Inside you’ve got the snug loft interiors, space for two, a 32″ flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker. 

Whispering Pines Cabins & Outfitting-Pine Tree - Ozark Whispering Pines Cabin & Outfitting-Pine Tree
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Whispering Pines Cabins & Outfitting-Pine Tree - Ozark

Forget about the city bustle under the idle sway of the tall pine trees. This excellent Illinois cabin gives you such a chance. The offering here is a satisfying forest getaway. It’s a place for quietness and peace, and reviewers have especially appreciated these features of the property. You’ve got stylish wooden furniture, a fully equipped kitchen, heated floors, and a foosball table. But you will definitely want to be outside, the 196-acre territory calls for exploration. There are eight ponds, countless hiking trails, and charming woodlands nearby. It’s Southern Illinois at its best.

Tiny House Cabin near Lake Egypt, Hiking, and Wineries - Marion Tiny House Cabin near Lake Egypt, Hiking, and Wineries
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Tiny House Cabin near Lake Egypt, Hiking, and Wineries - Marion

California may take the winemaking lead in the country with its Napa Valley wineries, but Southern Illinois has something the oenophiles will love too. Shawnee Hills Wine Trail is an area of award-winning wineries and picturesque pastoral panoramas that you should check out. And this amazing cabin in Marion places you comfortably close to all of it. A few minutes away from Lake Egypt, it’s an excellent choice for a balanced retreat. You’ve got a fully equipped kitchen, a Smart TV with Netflix, and a nice yard with a fire pit and a grill. The 35-mile wine trail is easily accessible from the property and is something not to miss while enjoying the region.

Canal House - North Utica Canal House
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Canal House - North Utica

This fairly-priced historic cabin constantly delivers on its promise of a relaxing retreat in the Illinois countryside. If that’s precisely what you’re looking for, hurry up and book to enjoy the rustic joys of North Utica. It boasts two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, an electric fireplace, and a picturesque porched deck outside. Head to Utica’s Mill Street to find a plethora of local eateries and bars. As the property is right on the Illinois and Michigan Canal near Starved Rock State Park, especially ideal for a fun summer getaway in Illinois with access to great hiking and cycling trails.

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