Bed and Breakfast

River Rose InnRiver Rose Inn photo (2)

Elizabethtown, Il




James Riley Patton built this lovely brick home in the early 1900’s for his family, wife Margaret and daughter named Grace. The brick, wood and glass used to build the home was ferried down to Elizabethtown by way of the beautiful Ohio River from Pittsburgh, Pa.

Uncle Jimmy, as he was known, married Margaret Gullett and this home was built for them. Great care was given to the choice of the brick, wood and glass used in the construction as well as the finishing work that was specially designed for this home.

Bruce & Sue Hemphill purchased the property in 2005. Sue Hemphill, the innkeeper of the River Rose Inn Bed & Breakfast, has re-decorated in a décor befitting the early 1900’s. Many upgrades have been added as well as necessary repairs to the house for the guests’ comfort and enjoyment.

You are invited to join us at our bed & breakfast for a memorable experience that will take you back in time…

Rose Hotel B&BRose Hotel

Elizabethtown, Il



Historic and unique bed and breakfast located atop a bluff on the Ohio River. This beautiful inn is only minutes away from all that beautiful Southern Illinois has to offer. First opening its doors in 1812 as a tavern, the hotel has been completely renovated. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places in the 1970’s, the hotel offers a wonderful verandah and gazebo, both overlooking the Ohio River.

Cabins and Lodges

Arrowhead Lodge

Elizabethtown, Il



Affordable family lodging in the heart of the Shawnee Forest. Furnished lodges include kitchenettes, private baths with amenities. Perfect for travelers, hunters, fishermen, hikers.  Excellent hunting and fishing on both private and federal land. Minutes from Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock Trail, Pounds Hollow Lake, High Knob, River to River, Jones Lake/Saline Recreation Area, Cave-In-Rock, Lakes Tucumseh & Whoopie Cat, Iron Furnace, Tower Rock, Stone Face, Ohio River and much more.   Children and pets welcome. Centrally located 6 miles North of Elizabethtown and 4 miles South of Karbers Ridge.

Cave in Rock LodgeCave-in Rock State Park Lodge

Cave-in-Rock, Il




Lodging nestled in the Shawnee National Forest on Pirates’ Bluff, units have a private balcony providing a breathtaking view of the Ohio River. Duplex cabins include a large living area containing two queen size beds, sat. TV and VCR. Bath includes full tub and shower facilities. Within walking distance to the “Cave” of Cave-In-Rock, the Ohio River free ferry to Kentucky Amish Country is nearby. Garden of the Gods, Tower Rock, Rim Rock and all the rest of the natural wonders Southern Illinois has to offer are minutes away. Kaylor’s Restaurant is right in our cabin complex, is open seven days a week and also offers an outstanding view of the river. We offer year round lodging for Southern Illinois travelers. We now have two private homes available with full cooking facilities.

Cedar Hill River ResortCedar Hill River Resort

Elizabethtown, Il




One and two bedroom cabins nestled in the Shawnee National Forest along the Ohio River. Each cabin is fully furnished with a private setting and breathtaking view. Whether you are planning a family vacation or a private getaway weekend, Cedar Hill River Resort is the place to experience one of Illinois’ best kept secrets.

Hilltop HideawayHilltop Hideaway

Herod, Il




Hilltop Hideaway Log Cabin Resort is located within the Shawnee National Forest in beautiful Hardin County Illinois.  Come join us for a peaceful, relaxing stay in a breathtakingly beautiful setting.  There is fishing, hunting, hiking and horse trails available.  During the warm months, take a refreshing swim in our pool or just bask in the sunshine on the deck.  A great playground is offered for your children’s enjoyment. We have two beautiful locations from which to choose.  The Grizzly is secluded and surrounded by 40 privately owned acres.  The Depot has no surrounding residences and is on 24 privately owned acres.  Lines are furnished and satellite television is available as well.  Discounted rates are offered for the winter months.

Pleasant View Lodging

Elizabethtown, Il



Lodging nestled in the heart of the Shawnee Forest.  One furnished cabin (sleeps up to 4) and one furnished modern modular home (sleeps 5-7) that includes all amenities.  Perfect for travelers and hunters.  Located on private ground that joins government land.  Located close to Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock Trail, Pounds Hollow Lake, High Know and other recreational sites.

Rim Rocks Dogwood CabinsRRDRIMG_0078

Karbers Ridge, Il




Five stars Trip Advisor.  Southern Illinois Ozarks cabin lodging with modern comforts in the beautiful Shawnee Forest.  These five pet friendly Illinois cabins are in a perfect location for exploring the  Shawnee.   Cabins are adjacent to Rim Rock, one mile from Pounds Hollow lake, minutes from spectacular Garden of the Gods, Cave-in-Rock, River to River Trail, Glen O’Jones Lake, Iron Furnace, Kentucky Amish Country and much more.   We have cabins of all sizes with full kitchen, screened in porch and all the amenities.  Deer Run has two full bathrooms.  Eagle’s Retreat has bath and one-half. The cabins are decorated in a very pleasing woodland decor and have an all wood interior.   We have a 30’x24′ pavilion for those special gatherings.  We have 77 acres which is surrounded by National Forest with our own private hiking trail.    There are endless hiking trails all around the area and right off our place.  All cabins have their own fire pits and we provide the dry wood.  33% discount in January and February.  Free wifi in all cabins and phones in Eagle’s Retreat and Deer Run. Each cabin is totally unique and far enough apart not to be intrusive…. but close enough to rent together for reunions and other group situations.   Cabins can sleep 32 comfortably with room for more here and there.   We even provide the wood for your private outdoor fire and gas for your grill.

Shawnee Forest CabinsShawneecabins

Karbers Ridge, Il




Brand new log cabins near the Shawnee National Forest.  Closest cabins to the popular Garden of the Gods hike and just a short drive to many more.  One and two bedroom cabins available all year.  Hot tubs, fireplaces, direcTV, fiber-optic high-speed internet, fully furnished, with fire pits, free firewood and charcoal grills.  All cabins have full kitchens, towels, linens and all amenities.  Just bring your food and fun!  Please visit our website for more information and availability.

Timber Ridge OutpostTimber Ridge Outpost and Cabins

Karbers Ridge, Il




Enjoy some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest while staying in a real Tree House or Log Cabin at Illinois’ 1st & only Tree House & Log Cabin resort! Tucked away in the woods on our 85 acre property in the Illinois Ozarks region of southeastern Illinois, Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins is located just outside Karber’s Ridge; 3 miles from Garden of the Gods, 4 miles from Rim Rock and just 1 mile further, you’ll find Pounds Hollow Lake. Other nearby attractions include Kentucky’s Amish community, Burden Falls, Shawnee Canopy Tour, horseback riding, Glen O Jones Lake, River to River Trail and several scenic Byways.

All of our Tree houses and Log Cabins come complete with spa quality linens & towels, bathrooms and a kitchenette complete with all your dishes, pots, pans and utensils. There are campfire pits (firewood & camp chairs supplied), hammocks and a park style charcoal grill at each tree house or log cabin. All units are heated and air conditioned and are equipped with phones, free high speed internet, free parking, HDTV (digital antennae) and a CD/DVD/BlueRay player. Enjoy complimentary coffee, tea, cream, sugar and more at our PET & KID FRIENDLY resort.

The Outpost store (opening spring 2014) is a real Antique Log Cabin, Circa 1850 and will sell basic supplies, locally made artisan items, Amish jams & jellies, t-shirts and souvenirs. Fish in our stocked pond, take an archery lesson or rent a Kayak and explore the lakes, ponds and creeks throughout the area. Read our 5 star reviews and book your one of a kind vacation now. See our web site for discounts and specials throughout the year!

Guest House

Shawnee HomeplaceShawnee Home Place

Rosiclare, Il




Shawnee Home Place is a beautiful brick home with modern comforts in the middle of 450 acres along the Ohio River.  Enjoy the trails, Ohio River frontage, abundant wildlife or the peace and quiet of the porch.  Located 6 minutes from Rosiclare, 15 minutes from the Garden of the Gods, 25 minutes from Cave-in-Rock State Park and 15 minutes from the Golconda Marina.


The Rock Inn Motel

Cave-in-Rock, Il




Reasonable sleeping units one mile North of Cave In Rock on Hwy 1. Located at the entrance to the Shawnee National Forest. Seven units near Garden of the Gods, Cave In Rock, free ferry across the Ohio to Kentucky and Amish Country, Rim Rock/Pounds Hollow Lake, Tower Rock and all that Southern Illinois has to offer. Extremely affordable rates.  Updated and under new management.

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