It’s time to break away from the daily hassles of life, so plan your next getaway to our charming and affordable Illinois cabins near Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park. We offer a variety of lodging options that are all comfortable, spacious, and private. We believe in vacationing unplugged, meaning our wooded wonderland is an oasis from technology where you can focus on reconnecting with your loved ones.

Kishauwau Cabins is a family-owned and run property, and we are big dog lovers! Our official office greeters are two Golden Retriever sisters named Pretzel & Millie. They are very friendly and love welcoming new guests, so just be aware you’ll see them around the property unleashed as this is their home.

Chippewa couch and kitchen - Romantic Illinois cabin

Rustic Charm & Modern Comforts

Our 17 nostalgic vacation cabins near Chicago offer a blend of country charm with plenty of space to spread out. In addition to the fully stocked kitchens, you can add our bed and breakfast package, and each unit includes comfortable furnishings and central air and furnace heaters for year-round getaways. They also feature a wood stove or gas fireplace to make winter getaways cozier. Due to the beauty of mature trees throughout our property WiFi is not offered in our cabins and cell service is very spotty.  Guest WiFi is available in our office for quick use.

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Connect to the Outdoors

All of our Illinois cabins feature a personal fire pit, patio chairs or swing, a picnic table, and charcoal grill.

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waterfall at starved rock state park near kishauwau cabins

Beauty in Every Season

With four state parks close by, there are endless opportunities to discover the beauty of nature in Illinois. Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, Buffalo Rock State Park, and Illini State Park all offer unique adventures for outdoor lovers, and Kishauwau Cabins offers easy access to them all!

Enjoy the many things to do near Starved Rock such as biking, hiking, horseback riding, golfing, boating, and more. In the winter, cross-country skiing and eagle watching are popular with our guests. Or choose to stay on property where the scenery is amazing, with the comforts of your private cabin.

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Ideal Setting for Any Occasion

Kishauwau Cabins is just a 2-hour drive southwest of Chicago. Spacious and well equipped, our romantic Illinois cabins are spread throughout 65 acres of beautifully wooded landscape on a bluff above the Vermilion River. With an array of cabin sizes, our peaceful property can cater to many types of travelers, including romantic getaways, dog-friendly stays, family vacations, and Illinois family reunions.

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dog porch swing at our pet friendly Illinois cabins

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