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Recreation, Relaxation, and a Little Red Wine in Southern Illinois!

Located only minutes from the vines of the popular Shawnee Hills Wine Trail and the recreation of Shawnee National Forest, Big Creek Cabins is 20 acres of secluded outdoor bliss! Enjoy the knotty-pine interior, full kitchen, and fire pit at your beautiful luxury log cabin. It's a perfect destination for families with it's spacious cabins as well as the nearby Dongola Lake, as well as the Shawnee National Forest to explore! Otherwise, couples will also love their time at Big Creek Cabins, as they make for a perfect backdrop to a romantic getaway.Take some time to unwind in the hot tub overlooking the private pond or playing a game of billiards on the executive pool table. Then, indulge yourself in a wine tasting at Alto Vineyards or Ponoma Winery, and bike through the wilds of Shawnee National Forest!


If you're bringing the whole family, you'll have plenty of room in a two-bedroom cabin. Kids will enjoy the open layout and outdoor jetted hot tub, perfect for warming up on a chilly evening. Head to Dongola Lake for some fun on the water! Swimming and boating during the summer months will keep your entire group entertained for hours!


Rolling hills, wooded forest areas and rugged bluffs are just a few of the things you'll find when exploring Shawnee National Forest. Crystal clear lakes and creeks offer guests opportunities to reel in their limit of panfish. Everyone will enjoy spending the day trying to identify the abundance of local wildlife! Hiking and biking are great ways to explore this beautiful area surrounding Big Creek Cabins!


Big Creek Cabins is the perfect place for a romantic weekend away for two! You will both enjoy a relaxing soak in your outdoor jetted hot tub, gazing off at the beautiful natural setting that surrounds you. The cozy, lofted sleeping area becomes your intimate hideaway, a spot that only you and your partner know about. Rekindle the passion in your relationship by spending the night cuddling in front of your roaring fireplace!

Cabins, Cottages, and Chalets

Vaulted ceilings, a beautiful fireplace and a knotty-pine interior all provide the perfect rustic feel for your Big Creek Cabins getaway. The lofted sleeping area provides the perfect hideaway during your romantic rendez-vous. Your cabin rental will include include a full kitchen and a flat-screen television, amenities that will make you feel as if you never left home!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size N/A
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Dongola
  • Nearby Water Dongola Lake
  • Open Dates All Year

Nearest Airports

  • Southern Illinois Airport (MDH) / 27.9 miles
  • Cape Girardeau Regional Airport (CGI) / 25.9 miles
  • Barkley Regional Airport (PAH) / 30.2 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

Additional Information

  • Game Room/Arcade
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife & Nature
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sightseeing
  • Wineries
Languages Spoken
  • English
1570 Brown Lane Dongola, Illinois 62926 United States  
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