Top 4 Activities for an Inspired Fall Getaways in Illinois

As summer gives way to autumn and chilly winds rustle the vibrant red and gold leaves, one of the best seasons to visit Illinois is already starting! Have a fall getaway near Chicago and save on travel time and costs with a comfy staycation here at our Illinois cabins. Escape the noise of modern life and unplug, all while enjoying seasonal activities with friends and family surrounded by the vivid colors of fall foliage.

a woman hiking in the woods with a map during a fall getaway near Chicago

Explore the Great Outdoors

Get outside and soak up the autumn sunshine at some of the area’s excellent State Parks. It’s one of the best ways to get up close to nature and see all the natural beauty these parks have to offer. Go “leaf-peeping” and get lots of great photos of the changing colors, explore a wide variety of well-maintained hiking trails, enjoy a glimpse of local birds and bald eagles, or embark on a scenic drive and see the serene countryside from the comfort of your car! For a stellar experience, add our Stargazing and Birding Rental Kit for all the essentials you need to enjoy the best of birding and inspiring stargazing outside your cabin! We highly recommend both Matthiessen and Starved Rock State Park respectively, with Matthiessan generally less busy, that way you can skip the crowds during especially busy times on the weekends.

a woman picking apples at a local farm during a fall getaway near Chicago, Illinois

Visit Local Farms

Taste the fruits of the harvest, support local growers with a farm visit and see the rural heart and soul of the area that keeps our culture alive. Boggio’s Orchard and Produce is less than a 30 minutes drive away from Kishauwau Cabins and has fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Pick out your own apples or pumpkins, try one of their famous apple cider donuts, get lost in the corn maze, and say hello to cute critters at the petting zoo. Donnie Appleseed Orchard is also conveniently located less than 30 minutes away and is a no-frills orchard selling deliciously fresh local produce like peaches, squash, peppers, corn, watermelon, and even local honey! Grab something for your next dinner back at the cabin and cook up a healthy meal with locally sourced ingredients for an incredible tasting dish.

man pouring a beer at a brewery near Starved Rock

Savor a Seasonal Brew

Though many attribute the time of the beer to summer, there are some excellent seasonal brews being produced at Tangled Roots Brewing Company that will put you in the mood for fall festivities! Visit and pick out your favorites, or do as the Germans do and have your very own Oktoberfest with a selection of beers ready to take back to the cabin. Tangled Roots holds the distinction of being a “farm-to-foam” brewery with an emphasis on making beer using only the highest-quality locally grown ingredients. Their mission statement is to introduce more people to truly great beer that appeals to every type of palate, and we think they’re doing a fantastic job! From traditional Lagers and IPAs to more eclectic offerings like Imperial Stouts and Dunkelweizens, they have an excellent variety available to choose from.

Jack's Deluxe Cabin Bed at Kishauwau near Chicago

Make Yourself at Home

Seek the solace of a cabin stay at Kishauwau and discover a beautiful place far away from the concerns of everyday life. Unplug from technology and spend quality time with loved ones around the campfire with our exclusive Campfire Package. It includes everything you need for mouth-watering s’mores along with firewood and fire starter, perfect for relaxing evenings spent under the stars. Our charming and affordable Illinois cabins have everything you need for a comfortable fall getaway near Chicago with king and queen beds, full kitchens for cooking your own meals, and 2-person whirlpool tubs in many of our cabins for even more relaxation. Disconnect from the online world and reconnect with the natural one here at Kishauwau Cabins and make memories to last a lifetime amongst the unforgettable fall foliage.

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