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Beautiful area..lots of turning trees..perfect weather. Stopped for dinner at Giant City Lodge in Makanda. Chicken was delicious. Highly recommend eating here when in the area!!! Planning another fall trip this year. Located in southern IL.
My husband and I met my cousin from Carbondale, IL, at Giant City State Park for an overnight stay in the historic cabins. Sunday afternoon we hiked in the park--beautiful rocks and vegetation with a few challenging spots in the trail. Historic cabins ($79/night) had...More
My husband and I recently spent a weekend in one of the historical cabins. We had a great time and liked the setting of the Lodge and cabins.
- Very Affordable
- Easy access to hiking and the wine trail
- Cabin was very...More
All you can eat fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, dumplings, slaw, green beans , corn, biscuits, and apple butter. All that great food in a very beautiful location. Giant City Lodge is a CCC project nestled in Shawnee National Forest with lots of trails to...More
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
I can speak to staying in the historic cabins. The mattresses there are doubles, which means a pretty tight fit if you're used to a queen or above, however, the biggest problem is they are showing their age. Our mattress... More
I can speak to staying in the historic cabins. The mattresses there are doubles, which means a pretty tight fit if you're used to a queen or above, however, the biggest problem is they are showing their age. Our mattress sagged toward the middle and was overly soft. It was pretty uncomfortable.