Waterfront Cabins in the Shawnee National Forest

Makanda, IL  

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Formerly one of the first lodging resorts on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, now being subdivided. Buy one cabin or all 3! Cabin 1=$155,000, Cabin 2 = $135,000, Cabin 3 = $175,000, OR Make an offer for the entire resort! Hurry while they're still available!

This former lodging resort, one of the first lodging resorts on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, contains 3 turnkey cabins on 32 +/- acres with unimpeded views of sunrises that light up the entire skyline over the 3.5 acre pond every morning. The A-frame design of each cabin is both unique in this area, and makes each 866-square foot cabin feel open and spacious with its vaulted ceilings. On the main floor of each cabin is a private bedroom and full bathroom; a kitchenette with a 4-burner stovetop and a full-sized dishwasher and sink; a dining area overlooking the amazing back deck and 3.5 acre shared pond; and a cozy living space for family time and relaxation. The loft upstairs offers more room for a 2nd bedroom. Whether your guests enjoy trying all the great local wines on the Southern Illinois Wine Trail, or want to take advantage of the thousands of acres of Shawnee National Forest for hunting, or if they love fishing or hiking or just watching the wildlife frolicking in the front yard, there is something for everyone on this property!

This location combines the benefits of seclusion and abundant nature with the convenience of I-57 just a 2-mile drive away, making it easy to access all of the amenities of this area, as well as many major cities and airports within a 1.5-3 hour drive (St. Louis, Nashville, Chicago, Louisville). It is within 5-7 miles of three of the most popular wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, across the street from the area's only Zipline Canopy Tour, and a short drive from several state parks, protected wilderness areas, and public lakes for boating, swimming and fishing.

The owner is looking to sell the resort intact, however is also willing to subdivide the property. Currently it is listed as a 5-lot subdivision on other FSBO platforms, so time is of the essence for a potential buyer who wants to own the entire resort! This property was developed to make its inhabitants feel relaxed and surrounded by nature. If you're looking for a turnkey business venture with space to expand, this property offers ample opportunity to build additional cabins on the 32-acre property with ample road frontage easy access to utilities.

Property Details
  • Former Inn
  • 6 Guest Rooms
  • 3 Guest Room Baths
  • Built in 2006
  • Last Renovated in 2018
  • Opened in 2006
  • Building is 866 SQFT
  • Lot is 32 Acres
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