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Some of the beauty around our cabins!

Welcome to Rim Rock's Dog Wood Cabins located in the Ozarks of Southern Illinois!!!!



These Southern Illinois pet friendly vacation cabins are adjacent to the Shawnee Forest and are just seven miles from Garden of the Gods.  Located in Illinois best kept secret, the Illinois Ozarks, the Rim Rock Recreational hiking area is directly across the road and Pounds Hollow swimming and fishing lake is one mile from the cabins.  We are only mile from the Camp Cadiz to High Knob section of The River To River Trail, directly on the American Discovery Trail and the Shawnee Hills Scenic Byway in Eastern Southern Illinois. and on the Ohio River Scenic Byway. 


We have been told many times we have the best location for Shawnee Forest Southern Illinois cabins.  


At our Illinois cabins you will find  endless trails for hiking, mountain biking, bicycling, bouldering, bird watching or rock climbing.  Fish, swim, hike and picnic at Pounds Hollow Lake. Enjoy the overlooks, boulders and canyons at Rim Rock Recreational trail which is just across the road from the cabins. Cabins are near Cave in Rock, Garden of the Gods, free ferry to Kentucky, Pounds Hollow Lake, Glen O Jones Lake, Hog Rock, Iron Furnace, Little Sturgis, Ohio River and Tower Rock   A short drive from Dixon Springs, Bell Smith Springs, Paducah River Front, Fort Massac, Paducah Quilt Show, riverboat gambling, Kentucky Amish country, Metropolis, Tunnel Hill biking trail, Golconda, Old Shawneetown, Saline County Wildlife Area, Lusk Creek, One Horse Gap, Burden Falls, Cache River Refuge, Giant City State Park, Mermet Springs scuba diving and much more. Hog Rock and Little Sturgis bike rallies are nearby.

These beautiful, pet friendly Southern Illinois  cabins and their extensive amenities are a perfect home base to return to after viewing the spectacular rock formations of nearby Garden of the Gods or just across the road at Rim Rock. Swim at Pounds Hollow lake or take a historical or scenic tour of Hardin, Gallatin, Pope and Saline Counties. The country is extraordinary, especially if you take the time to travel the beautiful trails in the Shawnee Forest. Fall colors are breathtaking, dogwoods and wildflowers in the Spring are endless, Winter hikes are awesome and Summer is beautiful. Our Illinois cabin rental lodging has everything you need for your vacation, honeymoon, reunions, get together, retreat, getaway...come stay with us at Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins. Check our "Area Attractions" page for an extensive list of everything to do and see in this wonderful area.  The Illinois Ozarks are spectacular in every way.

Our guests especially enjoy the private hiking trail around our 77 acres right in the heart of the Shawnee Forest, and the fact that Rim Rock hiking area is just across the road.  Shawnee National Forest Trail 101 passes just behind our property.  One could hike for days without ever driving anywhere.  Make Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins your home base for an extraordinary vacation or family reunion here in the Shawnee Hills of Southern Illinois Ozarks.

Favorite amenities are the screened in porches, full kitchens, multiple bathrooms in the larger cabins, free wifi, beautiful pavilion with concrete floor, free wood for the outside fire and the laid back, peaceful atmosphere on our place in general.  No hubbub here.  The multiple animals we have are popular as well.  Our cabins are far enough apart to not be intrusive but close enough to rent for all types of gatherings.




All of these Southern Illinois Shawnee Forest cabins have air conditioning, heat, kitchen including stove, frig, microwave, coffee maker, toaster; bathroom with shower, screened in porch, electric fireplace, satellite tv and DVD, all linens, cookware, plates, utensil, outside gas and charcoal grill and picnic table. Deer Run has two full baths and Eagle's Retreat has one large full bath and a half bath in the loft.  We provide dry wood for the fire ring, DVDs, games, coffee and popcorn. The cabin inside walls are either cedar or pine and each cabin is decorated in a pleasing cabin style using the name of the cabin as the theme. Everything you need is in the cabins except food and we do provide coffee and popcorn. We have 5 cabins of all sizes and something for everyone. All cabins  have wifi.  Eagle's Retreat and Deer Run have a phone.  A perfect spot for a Southern Illinois Shawnee Forest vacation.

Coyote Hollow

Sleeps: 5

Coyote Hollow sleeps 5 and is all on one floor and one room (except bath). There is a queen size sofa lounger and a bunk bed with a full...


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Deer Run

Sleeps: 8

Deer Run sleeps 8 and has a sleeping loft with stairs. There is a private bedroom with a queen size bed with memory foam mattress,

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Eagle's Retreat

Sleeps: 9

Eagle's Retreat is our elite cabin and will sleep 9. There is a private bedroom with a queen size sleigh bed, a loft that has room to stand with...


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Cougar Bluff

Sleeps: 4

Cougar Bluff will sleep four and has a sleeping loft with ladder. There is a queen size innerspring mattress in the sleeping loft and a queen size sofa lounger in the living area...


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Bear's Den

Sleeps: 6

Bear's Den will sleep six and has a sleeping loft with ladder. There is a queen size bed on the ground floor and a full size innerspring mattress in the sleeping loft. There are also two twin (bunk) beds on the main floor...

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We now have a 24' by 32' covered pavilion. Perfect for weddings, receptions, reunions and get togethers. No charge when cabins are...


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(two dog max)
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Garden of the Gods - 9 miles
"10 Great Places To Get Nature On Film"

- USA Today, May 2003


Rim Rock - you are there
Spectacular hiking area


Pounds Hollow Lake - 1 mile

New swimming beach, great fishing,

beautiful setting


Check out the Illinois Ozarks for information on the scenic wonders in  our area

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