There are a number of places to stay close by and with easy access to our location. Some of the possibilities we can suggest are listed below. Please make sure that you let them know we suggested you stay with them. Book Early!


Holiday Inn, Carbondale, IL - 8 miles - 1(888) 465-4329 Web site
Home2 Suites by Hilton - 4.5 mi. - (866) 238-4218 - Web site
Hampton Inn, Carbondale, IL - 8 miles - (618) 549-6900 - Web site
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Carbondale - 8 miles - Web site - (618) 529-2720

State Parks

Giant City Lodge, Makanda, Illinois - 8.5 miles - (618) 457-4921 - Web site

The rustic beauty of the Giant City Lodge creates an atmosphere that is unparalleled in southern Illinois. Although the lodge has been expanded and remodeled, great care has been taken to preserve the multi-hued sandstone and the white oak timber used in the initial construction in the 1930s. Many original furnishings and decorations have been restored and are still in use throughout the lodge. Three types of cabins offering forest views are available to accommodate overnight guests. All have unique features and have been restored. Twelve historic cabins are one-room units; 18 prairie cabins are two-room units; and four bluff cabins, the largest and most scenic, can conveniently house a family of six.


Limited camping is available on site with no electricity available. Giant City State Park has Class A campgrounds offering water, electricity, showers and sanitary facilities for tent and trailer camping. There is a separate Class A equestrian campground located off the horse trail in the southwest corner of the park. There is camping available at theDu Quoin Fairgrounds.

Other Ideas

Carbondale Convention and Tourism Bureau