Top 12 Romantic Cabins in Illinois To Rent in 2023

Looking for some romantic cabins in Illinois to sweep away your significant other? Well, look no further as I’ve put together this incredible guide to 15 cabin rentals perfect for a romantic escape!

Every couple deserves to go on a romantic getaway. Not only is it good for the relationship, but also the mind and soul. Whether you are a couple or a family with kids, escaping to a romantic cabin in Illinois will help you rewind and rejuvenate.

Illinois is a perfect blend of nature, culture, history, and outdoor adventure. Whether you want to relax by a lake, go hiking on the trails, visit museums, or hop by small villages, Illinois has it all! So, why not spend your next romantic vacation in one of the best romantic cabins in Illinois?

Now, without further delay, let’s hop on to the list of the top 13 romantic cabins in Illinois that are perfect for couples and honeymooners.

Romantic Cabins in Illinois
Top 12 Romantic Cabins in Illinois To Rent in 2023

Romantic Floating Cabin on Mississippi River with Hot Tub

Where: East Dubuque, Illinois

Price: $252+ per night

Have you ever stayed in a floating cabin? If not, this is your chance! Located at Millennium Marina on the backwaters of the Mississippi river, this floating cabin has everything you would need for a memorable getaway. Being on the water gives you an excellent opportunity to observe wildlife.

The cabin features 1 bathroom, 3 queen beds, 1 queen sofa sleeper, a TV, and a custom kitchen with a coffee maker, a toaster, a stove, an oven, and other kitchen items. There is a rooftop with a HOT TUB, a hammock, a grill, and outdoor furniture.

If you wish to get in the water, boat slips and kayaks are available for rent. 2 ski resorts are a short drive away.

Romantic Floating Cabin on Mississippi River with Hot Tub

Romantic Cabin Getaway in Shawnee National Forest

Where: Union County, Illinois

Price: $174+ per night

Located near the Shawnee National Forest along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, the cabin overlooks a 6-acre lake. Sitting next to thousands of acres of Trail of Tears State Forest and LaRue Pine Hills, the cabin provides an excellent opportunity for exploring.

The cabin features 2 bedrooms, a full bath, a fully equipped kitchen, and a living room with an electric fireplace and a TV. There is a screened-in front porch that runs the width of the cabin and hosts a dining area and a seating area. A perfect setting for spending some romantic time!

There is a hot tub overlooking the lake down the stairs, and further below is a patio with a fire pit and seating. There is also a dock with 2 chairs. What more do you need for a romantic getaway in Illinois?

Romantic Cabin Getaway in Shawnee National Forest

Couple’s Retreat with Hot Tub

Where: Jackson County, Illinois

Price: $148+ per night

Designed solely for couples, this cabin is a perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature. With 750 sq ft of living space, the living room features a stone fireplace, a large TV, a couch, a dining area, and an open kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped and has everything you need to cook full meals, including a dishwasher. The bedroom has a queen bed, a dresser, and a TV. The bathroom has a shower and there is also a washer and dryer for added convenience. 

Outside, there is a screened-in back porch with a gas grill and a front porch with a swing and seating. There is also a HOT TUB in a covered room along with seating. Watch the deer graze from the front porch, soak away your worries in the hot tub or snuggle up with your partner in front of the fireplace!

Couple's Retreat with Hot Tub

Galena’s Premier Lake View Cottage

Where: The Galena Territory, Illinois

Price: $290+ per night

What can be more romantic than spending a vacation with your partner in a lakeside cottage with some breathtaking lake views! Featuring 2 bedrooms on different levels with a fireplace each, 2.5 baths, a fully equipped kitchen with island seating, a living room with a leather couch, a fireplace, and a TV.

Outside, there is a front porch, a rear-covered deck overlooking Lake Galena, and a back deck. And a sunning deck off the lower bedroom. There is a beautiful flower garden at the entrance of the cottage. The HOT TUB steals the show with its private setting on the lake!

Galena's Premier Lake View Cottage

Ten Acre Treehouse Cabin

Where: Hancock County, Illinois

Price: $159+ per night

Spend your next romantic getaway in this 400 sqft, nautical-inspired creation. 30 feet off the ground, this treehouse offers 360-degree views of the surrounding trees in the forest.

The treehouse features a small kitchen area, a living area with a sleeper sofa, and a bedroom on the second floor with a queen bed and windows offering breathtaking views of the forest. There is a collection of books and a small window seat that serves as a cozy reading area.

Outside, there is a wrap-around deck with a gas grill to make your evenings magical. There is a balcony that features an outhouse with a compost toilet and an outdoor hot water shower. So you can bathe in the views!

Ten Acre Treehouse Cabin Rental

Jack’s Deluxe Cabin

Where: Tonica, Illinois

Price: $159+ per night

It can’t get more romantic than this! With a backdrop of lush green trees in the summer and views of the Vermilion River in the Winter, this secluded cabin is one of the most romantic cabins in Illinois.

It features a bedroom with a king bed, 1 bathroom with a shower and a whirlpool tub, a full kitchen, a living room with a dining area, a gas fireplace, and thermostat-controlled heating & cooling. There is a fire pit and picnic table on the lower level and a deck with a patio set for 2 on the upper level. Unwind and rejuvenate on the upper deck, or make some s’mores on the fire pit when you light up a bonfire!

Lakefront Romantic Cabin

Where: Massac County, Illinois

Price: $140+ per night

Sitting on the edge of Shawnee National Forest and an 80-acre private Hohman Lake, this lakefront cabin is a beautiful, romantic retreat only minutes from town.

Featuring 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a laundry room with a washer & dryer, a spacious living area with a 40” TV, a fully equipped full kitchen, and a breakfast bar. There is a patio with seating for 2 and a hot tub.

You can indulge in kayaking and fishing at the lake or go hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and exploring waterfalls at the Shawnee National Forest. There are wine trails and a riverboat casino 15 minutes away.

Lakefront Romantic Cabin in Illinois

Timberland Log Cabin

Where: Galena, Illinois

Price: $360+ per night

“This is not your typical rental cabin—and you definitely won’t be “roughing it.” With the feel of a north woods lodge, the Timberland Log Cabin features a solid hickory bed and rustic log furniture with the amenities of a luxury hotel, including a whirlpool tub. Enjoy the quiet and solitude, as well as acres of beautifully landscaped grounds to explore on walks.”

Featuring rustic log furniture and a hickory bed, this 576 sq ft cabin has the feel of north woods lodge and is complete with the amenities of a luxury hotel. With a private front porch and access to acres of woods and grounds for walks, this cabin is perfect for some romantic time with your partner.

Inside, there is a king bed, a luxury bath, a whirlpool tub for 2, a TV, central heat & air conditioning, a fireplace, and a small kitchenette. A gourmet breakfast will be served in your room.

Timberland Log Cabin - Romantic Cabins in Illinois

Harpoles Heartland Lodge Romantic Cabins

Where: Pike County, Illinois

Price: $315+ per night

Overlooking the Missouri hills and the river valley, this resort sits on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. Luxury and beauty blend at this resort where the carefully crafted cabins have high-quality fixtures and appliances, old Hickory furniture, and knotty pine and cedar walls. 

Each cabin features a king bed, a bathroom, a hot whirlpool tub, a romantic fireplace, a fully-equipped kitchen, a large TV, a living area, and a dining area. Outside, there is a private deck with a BBQ grill and a private fire pit with seating.

There are many trails near the resort for ATV riding, hiking, horse riding, etc. There are 4 fishing ponds nearby, and you will be just 17 miles away from the 200-acre Pittsfield Lake.

Harpoles Heartland Lodge Romantic Cabins
Credit: Harpoles Heartland Lodge Romantic Cabins

Little Moon Tiny Lakefront Cabin

Where: Goreville, Illinois

Price: $150+ per night

This lakefront cabin is perfect for couples looking for a cozy setting on a lake. Wake up to the sounds of nature, watch wildlife while sipping a coffee on the deck, and see fish jumping from the dock on the lake.

Overlooking the Lake of Egypt, this lake features a queen bed, a tiny kitchenette, air conditioning, a smart TV, and a few games & puzzles. On the deck, there is a private outdoor shower, a grill, and a table & hidden chairs for dining. You will have your own small dock, so don’t forget to bring your boat and fishing poles along. There is a fire pit with seating for 2 near the dock.

A kayak, canoe, and paddleboat are available for use. There are plenty of activities like biking, hiking, climbing, and wine tasting around the property.


Kishauwau Cabins

Where: Tonica, Illinois

Price: $169+ per night

This cabin is perched on 65 acres of wooded property amidst a country setting. This studio-style cabin is perfect for couples who want a stand-alone cabin but also want to be part of a community.

Featuring a queen bed, a full kitchen, a living area with a wood fireplace, a dining area, thermostat-controlled heating & cooling, and a bathroom with a separate shower and a huge double-sized whirlpool tub for 2. Outside, there is a fire pit, a picnic table, and a charcoal grill. There is also a covered porch with a swing. You will just be a 10-minute drive away from Starved Rock & Matthiessen State Parks.

Kishauwau Cabins
Credit: Kishauwau Cabins

Bear’s Den Cabin Rental

Where: Elizabethtown, Illinois

Price: $140+ per night

Nestled in the Shawnee National Forest on a 77 acres property, this cabin has access to over 2 miles of private trails, and is surrounded with trees and rock formations.

The cabin features a queen bed and twin bunk beds on the main floor and a sleeping loft accessible via a ladder. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a full bath, a dining area, a dedicated workspace, and a living area with a satellite TV. There is a screened-in porch with furniture on the front, and a small porch with seating on the back. There is an outdoor sitting area with furniture, a fire pit, propane & charcoal grills, and free firewood.

You will be less than 10 minutes away from Garden of the Gods, and 3 km from 28-acre Pounds Hollow Lake. There are plenty of hiking opportunities, exploring waterfalls, and swimming around.

Bear's Den Romantic Cabin Rental Illinois

Maple Oak Treehouse

Where: Elizabethtown, Illinois

Price: $175+ per night

16 feet up the ground in the beautiful hills of southern Illinois, this treehouse is perched between a red maple and a white oak. It features a queen bed & a full-size mattress in the loft, a kitchenette, a full bathroom, a small living area, a TV, WiFi, and heat & air conditioning.

There are 2 decks with seating on different levels. Perfect for playing board games or relaxing amidst nature! There is also a campfire area with seating & firewood and a park-style outdoor grill with a picnic table and a hammock.

You can enjoy the wonders of The Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock National Recreation Trail, Pounds Hollow, and the Cave-In-Rock State Park.

Romantic Cabin Treehouse Rentals Shawnee Forest
Credit: Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Feeling the excitement already? Great! We say you surprise your partner by booking one of these romantic cabins. And, this getaway will be etched in their hearts forever! Happy vacation!

P.S. – Have we missed anything? We will be happy to hear from you in the comments section about any romantic cabin in Illinois that we might have missed!

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