Nestled in the woods in Southwestern Illinois are 10 cozy cabins perfect for a getaway vacation. The cabins are part of Hidden Lake Winery, a delightful place with a reception hall that’s popular for weddings and other events.
The Silent Forest area is a place steeped in local lore. Bootleggers were known to hide their still here in an effort to escape revenuers. Native American spirits were rumored to have once roamed these woods, accompanied by frogs, crickets, owls, and coyotes. An enchanted forest indeed!
While spirits of any kind are unlikely, one thing that is assured of guests to this quaint spot is a comfy place to stay, with extras that make it hard to leave. Silent Forest modern cabins feature a king bed and futon, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub, and satellite TV. (One cabin is handicap accessible with a queen bed.) Guests are provided all the makings of a delicious continental breakfast too—muffins, cheese, sausage and fruit—so you can enjoy mornings in your pj’s!
Once you do get going, head on over to the winery and enjoy a tasting of Hidden Lake Winery’s varietals, such a Vidal Blanc or Rocky Ford Red—and maybe purchase one to take back to the cabin. From Thursday through Sunday, there is a Tasting Bar menu available, so you can enjoy a glass of wine with a little nosh too.
With a wooded setting, cozy accommodations, and a winery just steps away, Silent Forest Cabins offers a perfect city escape.
Hidden Lake Winery Silent Forest Cabins
10580 Wellen Road, Aviston, IL
Hidden Lake Winery is a member of the Illinois Bed and Breakfast Association … a unique lodging experience!