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    Giant City Lodge

    460 Giant City Lodge Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3218
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          • Excellent40%
          • Very good45%
          • Average6%
          • Poor6%
          • Terrible3%
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          “state park” (12 reviews)
          “murphy bed” (5 reviews)
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          1 - 5 of 104 reviews

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          We had a great family style fried chicken lunch. So much food at an excellent price. Setting is nice and rustic. Very nice place highly recommend. Great place for kids also lots of sight seeing. All together great value great place and super friendly staff....More

          Thank dadette76
          Reviewed 4 weeks ago

          This beautiful Lodge is located inside Giant City National Forest. What a treat to visit this craftsman style Lodge built by men during the Great Depression. The Lodge itself is beautiful as are the surrounding grounds. The food is plentiful and very tasty. We always...More

          Thank Marla3212
          Reviewed 1 May 2017

          Giant City State Park is great. Loved hiking there. The Lodge built by the CCC is beautiful. The dinning room was very nice and the meals were great. The cabin was very nice too for the price. We got one of the small cabins ideal...More

          Thank Lonnie H
          Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

          Giant City holds a tremendous amount of memories for my entire family. Childhood picnics and drives through the forest, climbing the tower to enjoy the view, the smell of fried chicken on a Sunday, a walk along the trails, and thanking all those (including the...More

          Thank Andrea F
          Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

          We ate at giant city lodge because of all the high reviews. I would describe this as a local version of Cracker Barrel. The fried chicken was ok but no big deal and biscuits were good but that's it. Save the money and cook at...More

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          • 34
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          • United States >
          • Illinois >
          • Makanda
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          • Giant City Hotel Makanda
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          Thomas H
          I can bring my own pillow but how are the mattresses?
          15 July 2015|
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          Response from KatS65 | Reviewed this property |
          To be quite honest, I don't recall. I have a bad back so I would of noticed if it was a bad mattress. We stayed in the Bluff Cabins.
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          Kocickasmom
          Is the Lodge (ie: rooms) wheelchair accessible/friendly??
          3 July 2015|
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          Response from TwoEquestrians | Reviewed this property |
          There are sidewalks to the cabins, but the parking is not directly in front of the door. I would talk to management and see if some cabins are more accessible than others.
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          mrsbsnrn
          Is there a pool?
          4 April 2015|
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          Response from Lynne A | Reviewed this property |
          Yes there is a pool. Our cabin was located infront of pool area, but it was Fall and closed. I assume it is operational during summer months
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          Room Tips
          "The Lodge is a restaurant, not a hotel."
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          "The small cabins for two people are perfect."
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          "Don't book the Historic Cabins, only Prairie or Bluff Cabins!"
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          "All rooms are good, choose cabins after 30 if you are looking for lesser noise"
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