Hipcamp host Arlo K.
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2 bedroom cabin on the beautiful Kankakee River. Great cabin to get off the grid yet still have some conveniences like kitchen, bathroom, indoor plumbing and electric with wood-burning stove for heat. Kayaks, new deck and hammock included. Wildlife abounds including bald eagles, pileated woodpeckers and whitetail deer.

Accommodation provided
Cabin
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
Potable water available
Tap, pump or well, bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring, fire ring w/ grill, wood burning stove
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send arlo a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Kankakee River Cabin in Illinois.

Forest
River, stream or ...

Places to see near Kankakee River Cabin

Kankakee River State Park
Kankakee River State Park
19 miles way Explore
Pullman National Monument
Pullman National Monument
36 miles way Explore
Channahon State Park
Channahon State Park
36 miles way Explore
Indiana Dunes State Park
Indiana Dunes State Park
44 miles way Explore
Gebhard Woods State Park
Gebhard Woods State Park
44 miles way Explore
Tippecanoe River State Park
Tippecanoe River State Park
52 miles way Explore
Illini State Park
Illini State Park
57 miles way Explore
Prophetstown State Park
Prophetstown State Park
61 miles way Explore
Potato Creek State Park
Potato Creek State Park
69 miles way Explore
Starved Rock State Park
Starved Rock State Park
72 miles way Explore
Warren Dunes State Park
Warren Dunes State Park
74 miles way Explore
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park
Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach Sta...
88 miles way Explore
Shades State Park
Shades State Park
90 miles way Explore
Turkey Run State Park
Turkey Run State Park
91 miles way Explore
Chain O'Lakes State Park IL
Chain O'Lakes State Park IL
93 miles way Explore
Weldon Springs State Park
Weldon Springs State Park
99 miles way Explore

The vibe at Kankakee River Cabin

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Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren H.
recommends this listing.
December 18th, 2017

Nestled in the woods just sixty miles south of Chicago on the Illinois/Indiana border, this little cabin is the perfect weekend getaway. The host provides two kayaks for the summer months, a yard with a dock on the Kankakee River, and a bonfire pit. There is a kitchen with basic needs, although no water/toilet during the winter months (which we were aware and prepared to rough-it for a night). There's a bedroom with a double bed and a hammock cot, and plenty of space to pop up an air mattress or two. The cabin is heated by a wood burning stove and makes for a very cozy, fun night in. Pets are allowed and my dogs enjoyed the weekend to roam around the woods and the river. The host was also very responsive to questions and with recommendations.

Front view of the cabin.Two kaykas provided by the host.forest hiking activityWoods to the west.
Hipcamper Aric
Aric K.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2018

This place was exactly what we needed! Couldn’t possibly be closer to the river and we were tucked in there really well, couldn’t believe the privacy! Can’t wait to go back again and have already scheduled our next stay :)

Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa B.
recommends this listing.
July 30th, 2018

Arlo was a great host, very responsive and accommodating. The river is beautiful and it was fun to have the kayaks on site. It was an easy trip from Chicago but felt like another world. We enjoyed the grill and fire pit and the cabin was comfortable. There were some loud motors and some loud music playing in the area during the day, but at night it was quiet, the stars were gorgeous and we could hear all the animals and birds singing their songs. The best part was sitting on the dock with our coffee or drinks watching the river and the wildlife. Very peaceful.

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Hipcamper Joni
Joni T.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2018

We absolutely loved this cabin. I came with my family (husband, and two boys - 3 years old and 4 months old). I had to work during the day and the boys stayed at the cabin. Arlo left us great instructions. The cabin was clean and furnished with the basics (beds, loveseat, chairs, dining table, patio furniture, hammock, folding chairs). This location is amazing. It’s so secluded and right on the river. We felt like it was all ours! Kayaks were provided (we never took the opportunity to use them, however) and there is a boat launch spot for anyone bringing their own. There is a larger town about 25 minutes away for getting groceries or other essential items. We spent our stay just enjoying the peace and quiet away from home.

I enjoyed the evening view of the river on this particular night.
Hipcamper Eric
Eric B.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2018

Our stay was great.

Hipcamper Jenny S.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2018
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August 8th, 2018
Hipcamper Dorota O.
recommends this listing.
June 3rd, 2018
Property
Kankakee River Cabin
State
Illinois
$100/night
1 Site