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. Please bring drinking water, linens, towels and firewood.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send arlo a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Kayak is provided with life jacket

Wildlife watching


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

River, stream, or...

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.Woods to the west.forest hiking activity
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 Becca

We had a great time!

Becca T.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2019

We had a great time at this cabin. It’s nice and spacious, with great river access. My husband and I stayed here with our 2 kids (7 year old and baby). There is a double bed in one bedroom and a twin bed in the other, with plenty of room for travel crib or air mattresses. We took our 7 year old out in a kayak, and it was really fun. During our visit the river was pretty low and very peaceful.

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Hipcamper natalie

Great cabin! great place!

Natalie M.
recommends this listing.
August 9th, 2019

This a wonderful little cabin on a beautiful large site. It was large enough to accommodate our party of 4 adults and 2 children comfortably. Arlo responds very quickly to any questions we had prior to our stay and we did not have any concerns when we arrived. We usually tent camp and decided to look for a cabin this time and we were very happy with our choice. No doubt we will go back again!! Thanks Arlo for sharing your property. Great memories were made!

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Hipcamper Brandon
Brandon H.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2019

We had such a nice time at Arlo's cabin. It was very cozy inside, although a bit dated, but that just added to the charm. We enjoyed sitting outside under the stars while being warmed by the fire, and when it got later, the wood stove inside was very comfortable too. Being next to the river was great for fishing and we took the kayaks out on a loop around the island that Arlo suggested. We had a very relaxing trip and would recommend to anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Hipcamper Brian
Brian L.
recommends this listing.
July 3rd, 2020

Nice spot right on the river. Pretty good area for fishing.


Best of 2019 Illinois
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Kankakee River Cabin
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