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Carbondale Convention & Tourism Bureau

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Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Shawnee Wine Trail

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Williamson County Tourism Bureau

Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge

Shawnee National Forest

White Pines Inn

Park in Northwestern Illinois, is less than two hours from Chicago, but a world apart. Here, you can enjoy the historic lodge restaurant, pioneer guest cabins, our delightful country gift shop, our entertaining dinner theater, and even become “husband and wife” with our outstanding wedding facilities and services.

Starved Rock Lodge

Nestled within the 2,630 acres of thick forests, 18 lush canyons and sparkling waterfalls of Starved Rock State Park, the 1930’s era stone-and-log Lodge is situated atop a wooded bluff overlooking the picturesque Illinois River. Starved Rock Lodge & Conference Center is the only lodging facility actually located on the Starved Rock State Park grounds.

Carlyle Lake Cottages

The Lakefront Cottages consists of 20 units which overlook the shores of Carlyle Lake and the adjacent cove. Guests may choose from 6 single units or 7 duplexes, including 3 units which are wheelchair accessible. The rustic cottages are located on the Carlyle Lake shoreline offering a spectacular view of the lake.

Illinois Resorts

Nestled along the coastline of Lake Michigan on 4,100 acres of natural beauty in a protected state park, the Illinois Beach Resort and Conference Center will sweep you away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life and into a scenic paradise. The resort is the only hotel in the state

Rend Lake Resort

Nestled in Wayne Fitzgerrell State Park, in beautiful Southern Illinois, the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center offers a unique and memorable get-a-way that will keep you coming back time and time again. Set along the water, the resort offers the perfect setting for couples, families, sports and recreation enthusiasts or business groups, with many resort and area activities to enjoy year-round.

Lake Front Hotel

Set in the rolling bluffs just outside Grafton, Illinois, overlooking the scenic Illinois River, Pere Marquette State Park is a treasure-trove of nature and picturesque beauty. The centerpiece of the park is the massive lodge and adjacent guest houses. The lodge has a rich heritage dating back to the 1930’s and has a distinctive flavor of native stone and rustic timbers. Today the old has been skillfully blended with the new, providing first-class accommodations in an historical setting

Alto Vineyards

Blue Sky Vineyards

Hedman Orchard and Vienyards

Owl Creek Vineyard

Von Jakob Vineyard

Giant City Stables

River to River Trail