May 3, 2014

Treehouse cabins offer a lofty view in Southern Illinois - photo by Rose Hammitt

Marty and Elizabeth moved from the Chicago suburbs to southern Illinois to start up Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, A Treehouse & Log Cabin Resort business about three years ago. The couple used their building experience from the city to create a cabin and tree house cabin oasis on the edge of the Shawnee National […]

Front Porch Sittin at Eagle Retreat's Rock Rim and Dogwood Cabin - photo by Rose Hammitt

I have stayed before at Rock Rim and Dogwood Cabins, but this cabin’s front porch with the whimsical railing created by a local artisan and the scenic view promoted a lot of front porch sittin and day dreaming. Rose Hammitt and I were part of a travel writers group invited to tour Hardin County and […]

Front Porch Sittin at Eagle Retreat's Rock Rim and Dogwood Cabin - photo by Rose Hammitt

I have stayed before at Rock Rim and Dogwood Cabins, but this cabin’s front porch with the whimsical railing created by a local artisan and the scenic view promoted a lot of front porch sittin and day dreaming. Rose Hammitt and I were part of a travel writers group invited to tour Hardin County and […]

Garden of the Gods, a holy place indeed.

The Garden of the Gods is easily one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. It may not have been named with any religious thoughts in mind, but when looking at the valley spread below the rocky cliffs God’s handiwork is crystal clear. Tucked into the Shawnee Forest, that encompasses 280,000 acres of […]