Enjoy southern Illinois wineries and adventures while staying just off the beaten path. Whether by yourself or with a partner, MoJo Valley is the place for everyone! With three wineries within five miles and located in the heart of the Shawnee Hills forest, we look forward to hosting your next trip.
“Don & Hanna provided a truly 5-star vacation experience. Their rustic cabin was appointed with neat touches which stimulated the visual, acoustic, and tactile senses. Highlights included the antique desk and bathroom cabinet, the thoughtfully selected CD's of acoustic and jazz music, and the myriad classic novels that adorned almost every wall and shelf of the cabin. There was no Wi-Fi or cable, but with no lure of the outside world we could truly immerse ourselves in conversation over a board game while listening to Neil Young set against the sound of soft rain falling outside our window. The farm fresh eggs, muffin mix, and juice were the perfect cherry on top of a lovely weekend away from it all. Recommended for couples seeking a romantic retreat or single travelers looking to retreat from it all.”
Welcome to the Wine Country of southern Illinois! Stay in this mini-mountain chalet on 50 acres of beautiful walk-about, in the midst of the Shawnee National Forest. 10 minutes from SIU and Carbondale. A stone's throw from the Stone Creek Golf course. Minutes from Giant City State Park! Join us in every season for a vacation you'll remember!
“This little cabin is absolutely perfect for a couple or even just one person needing to get away. It’s incredibly quiet and close to an amazing restaurant called The Iron Whisk which is delicious for brunch! The cabin is extremely clean and the bed is super comfortable! We will be back. Kelly is an amazing host!”
Cute and country remodel done in 2019. Recent new appliances, furnishings, flooring, heat & A/C, washer & dryer. Cabin is secluded and quiet plus 1/2 mile from Alto Pass Lookout Point and right in the middle of many award winning wineries. 15 miles from Carbondale 4 miles from Giant City 30 miles from Garden of the Gods 6 lakes within 10 mile radius Hundreds of miles of hiking trails in nearby Shawnee National Forest 6 miles from Bald Knob Cross
“What a fantastic space! My husband and I took a weekend to visit the area, and this space was perfect for a couple! Sid and Nancy left some lovely amenities, which were so thoughtful! The cabin feels both rustic and modern, and the decor is perfect. We especially loved the “fireplace” heater and enjoyed curling up under the super soft blanket provided, on the very comfortable futon/couch while watching one of the provided movies. There were also a number of area brochures and guides, which were very helpful! We would absolutely stay here again in the future. The location is pretty central to a lot of places, and not far down the road is a beautiful look out point where you can watch the sun set.”