Shawnee forest

A Stay at Cave Creek Cabins!

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My friend Rose Hammitt and I went on a trip to tour Rendleman Orchards new Zinna field and see the peach orchard. After our tour, we had a sponsored stay at Cave Creek Cabins. Roger and Shirley Bullock built these cabins in 2017 and they have offered amazing stays for visitors to Union County ever […]

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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 […]

Flying through the air on the Shawnee Bluff Canopy Tour- Photo By Rose Hammitt

With all intentions of joining in with a thrown out back, I was only able to watch the mechanics of this fun new adventure in Makanda, Illinois, but after seeing how safe and exciting it is, I want to go back and take part. Marc and Cany Miles have taken 83 acres in the midst […]