Shawnee forest

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 […]

Rim Rock's Recreational Trail Offers Views like this twisted tree clinging to the rock

While staying at Rock Rim’s Dogwood cabins, Rose Hammitt and I took time to hike on the Rock Rim Recreational Trail that is located just across the street from the cabins. Part of the beauty of staying at the cabins and being in close proximity to the recreational trail and Pound’s Hollow is that you […]