With hundreds of state parks and natural recreation areas, Illinois is perfect for a cabin getaway.
While it's easy to think of Illinois as synonymous with Chicago, the vast majority of the Midwest state is undeveloped, with huge expanses of seemingly never-ending farmland, lakes, rivers, and hiking trails surrounding Illinois cabin rentals. Popular ways to get out range from biking in the Shawnee National Forest to exploring the limestone caves of Mississippi Palisades State Park. Many Illinois state parks are within a short drive of areas like Chicago and Galena and offer cozy log cabins for those who want more modern amenities and conveniences than tent camping can provide. However, there’s no need to restrict yourself to the northern parts of the state, as you’ll find vacation rentals and luxury cabin rentals all over, with southern Illinois options ranging from small hideaways near Carbondale for romantic getaways to large, pet-friendly lodges with wifi, fire pits, and private hot tubs perfect for family reunions.