Cabin on the Hill

Cabin on the Hill
145 Cabin Hill Rd.
Carbondale, IL 62902
Tel: (618) 529-5667
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 21, 2016

We just stayed in the Red Barn and it was so neat.  First of all it was the cleanest place I've ever stayed and there was no much cool stuff in it.  We loved just sitting there and looking at all the antiques and neat stuff hanging on the walls.  The beds were comfortable and we had everything we needed and more.  My husband really enjoyed sitting on the back patio and watching the deer.  One morning we saw seven baby deer, three bucks and a bunch of does.  It was amazing.  The owners told us that when they feed their peacocks in the morning the deer all come around and eat with them.   The Red Barn is near  their hobby farm so you really get a close up view of the turkeys, chickens and peacocks.   This is the coolest and best place we have ever stayed and we will be telling all of our friends about Cabin on the Hill.  Thank you Danny and Jill for sharing your great place!!  Can't wait to come back.

John and Jen McAlister
Indianapolis, IN

Thursday, September 15, 2016

September 13, 2016

I would totally recommend this place.  Loved that the cabins were spread out which gave privacy.  Very peaceful.  All the comforts of home, much more inviting than a hotel room.  Sipping coffee of the front porch and watching the deer was a highlight.  My husband and I truly loved it.  My only complaint is that we didn't book an extra night!  Two nights was not enough, but gives us a reason to return.

Bill & Diane Bright
St. Louis, MO

September 11, 2016

We just love this place!  This is our second visit - hope to be back many more times. :)

Vilija & Casey Krajewski
Orland Park, IL

September 8, 2016

This is a beautiful place to stay.  Love that Cabin 2 allows us to bring our fur baby. 

Sam & Debbie and Newfie Red
Caseyville, IL

September 5, 2016

This was Kevin's 4th time here and Ashley's 2nd.  We can't wait to come back with our little one!

Kevin & Ashley C.
Belleville, IL 

August 19, 2016

Beautiful cabin.  Thank you for allowing us to bring our little dog as he has anxiety when we leave him w/ a boarder.  This was our first time in the area and we plan on coming back in the future and will highly recommend Cabin on the Hill.

Nate Darling & Donnelle Stephens & Rosco
Toledo, IL

July 31, 2016

I absolutely loved this gem of a place!  Had never hear of it before and I already want to come back!  The peace, tranquility, wild life, scenery..........  I could go on and on.  Thank you Danny & Jill for such a wonderful place.  We will definitely be back!!

Tim & Melissa Swafford
Effingham, IL

July 24, 2016

I came here to get away, to reflect and renew and grieve the loss of our oldest son on July 25, 2014.
I watched the sunset and the hummingbirds feed and the deer cross through the field.  I sat with Hope and remembered all the good times.  Jared went to school at SIU and we had stayed here then. 

Nancy Kagel and Hope (my dog)
Bloomington, IL

July 19, 2016

We loved staying here at Cabin on the Hill.  We will definitely be back next year... in the fall when it's cooler.

Deana, Keri, Landon & Lauren
Kankakee, IL

July 10, 2016

Been coming to Cabin on the Hill since 2009.  A great place to relax and reconnect.  Everything was great!  Thanks Jill & Dan.  Wish we could stay 4-ever!!!

Chris & Linda Volker
Moline, IL 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

June 24, 2016

We had a great time!  The cabin was very relaxing and comfortable! We will definitely be back.  Thank you so much!!

The Addison Family
Salem, IL

June 17, 2016

The cabin was perfect! We were very comfortable and had a great stay.

The Dunn Family
Louisville, KY

June 14, 2016

Thank you Dan & Jill for wonderful accommodations!  We had a fantastic time and will be back next year.

Nancy Gibson and Family
Walnut Hill, IL & Troy, IL

June 1, 2016

We will definitely be back!  Hopefully soon.  Thanks for a great time.

Matt, Courtney & Waylan Benson
Wheaton, IL

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

We will return again - this is a very nice place to stay.  Enjoyed every moment of our mini-vacation.  I am so glad that my aunt and uncle recommended this place to try.  This will be a yearly place to visit from now on. 

Thanks again!
Marin & Rebecca Hernandez
Colona, IL

May 11, 2016

This is our 5th visit to Cabin on the Hill.  Our previous stays were at the Premier Cabin 3 times with friends and once with our five daughters.  This was our first stay @ Cabin `1.  It was perfect for the two of us.  We loved being greeted by Lester when we arrived.  We figured out that we have pics of Lester with our girls from 6 years ago. 

It was perfect and relaxing, just what we needed.  We promised the girls we would bring them next stay.  They love everything here and so do we.  We'll miss Lester!!  He truly loves people and his home. 

Thank you Jill and Danny for providing us the perfect getaway!!

Josh & Tricia Schupbach
Princeville, IL

April 24, 2016

Great place.  Clean, homey, everything Cabin on the Hill offers.  Highly recommended to our friends.

Thank you!

Angie, Quint and Leo
Edwardsville, IL

April 19, 2016

I can't thank you all enough for sharing this magical place.  I only wish I never had to leave.  Everything is beautiful - the cabin, the property, the drive here.... Your animals are also wonderful and such a delight. Helped ease the pain of missing our cats back home.  Made some great memories out here and can't wait to come back.  I have so many beautiful photos of this place, I can't wait to show my family. 

Thanks again and Happy Spring!
Matt & Devin McCarthy
Paducah, KY

April 10, 2016

It's always fun talking with Danny & Jill.  Also, if you forgot something from home, I'm sure Jill has thought of it.  Just look around, it's probably in the cabin - she has an eye for detail.  I appreciate the cleanliness and personal care of this place.  I love supporting this kind of business, mainly because they care so much and take pride in their work.  We also discovered a trail on the grounds.  We hiked it last night and one of the cats went with us and followed us all the way through and sometimes led the way.  It was the cutest thing.  My daughter Olivia knows every cat by name and remembers them year to year.  She loves it here.  She is a misplaced farm girl.  We don't live on a farm but she could in a heart beat.  I love this cabin and the fireplace and the hospitality.  We had a great and relaxing visit.

Thank you Jill & Danny, see you next year!

Joran & Olivia
Chatham, IL

April 8, 2016

This is a return visit for us.  We enjoy the quiet and low population of people!  I grew up here on a farm by Grassy Lake.  So much better than the thumps, slams and talking you experience at a busy hotel.

Jill & Danny, it is apparent how much care and effort you put into the cabins and farm.  Just wantyou to know how much it is appreciated!

Thank you:

Walz Family
Indianapolis, IN

April 1, 2016

We have been coming to Cabin on the Hill for a number of years.  This is such a special retreat place for us.  We look forward to our visits.  It's so great to relax and unwind.  We love visiting the animals at the barn and enjoy our visits with Jill & Dan.  We take our hikes on the Akbash Trail and also hiking other places like Giant City Park.  It is fun to see things in the area but we enjoy time at the cabin the most.  it was fun to relax in the hot tub and 3 out of 4 nights to enjoy a campfire.  We had lost of rain but it was all one night and didn't interfere with any of our plans.  We can't wait to come back again next year.

Patti & Dale
Joliet, IL

Thursday, March 31, 2016

March 17, 2016

My husband and I have stayed in Cabin 2 a couple of times in the past and I wanted mom to experience the unique atmosphere. 

It is neat to see the domestic animals and wildlife, to hear their voices in nature.  Gives me a sense of peace and serenity.

We enjoyed watching the deer romp and play in the pasture, sharing our front yard with the guineas and my lap with Lester while swinging and rocking on the front porch.

I plan to bring my grandson soon.  Thanks for a wonderful memory!

Marilyn Fields
Karen Hayes
Centralia & Collinsville, IL

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

February 28, 2016

We heard from a friend about Cabin on the Hill and we're glad we came!  It's a nice get-away from our busy schedule.  We have two girls who are always in sports year round and it was nice to not have to worry about games and practices.  We will be coming back but will bring our girls the next time.  They would love it here!  Thanks for such a beautiful cabin and very peaceful and clean.

Russell & Tanya
Dix, IL

February 17, 2016

This place is amazing and we felt close to this place from day one.  We, without question, will not last long without coming back.  We love this place. This is officially our new Special Place!  Thanks for sharing this amazing and special place with others and us!!  The animals, the view, the cabin.... we love this place!

Nikki & Kevin
Chicago, IL
Belleville, IL

February 14, 2016

We felt at home as soon as we walked in.  Thank you for everything.  We loved it here.  We will be back and bring the family.  They will love the barn and all the animals.

Grant & Kim
Kilbourne, IL

February 7, 2016

We just love Cabin on the Hill.  We don't want to  We will be back again. 

The Gleghorns
Sparta, IL

January 31, 2016

This is an awesome place.  We enjoyed ourselves very much.  This was our first time here and will for sure be coming back.  The cabin and hot tub were absolutely wonderful and very homey.

Thank you so much!!
Billy & Rhonda
New Athens, IL

January 20, 2016

This was our second stay at Cabin on the Hill and our first in the Couple Retreat Cabin.  We love everything about Cabin on the Hill and can't wait to come back again.  Maybe next time during warmer weather!

Thank you:

Adam & Danielle
Bloomington, IL

Thursday, January 14, 2016

December 27, 2015

We would recommend this place to everyone.  We loved it!  We will probably be back.  Kids were happy there was wifi.  We would will probably rent the bigger cabin next time if we bring kids again.  No complaints, everything was perfect. 

Bob & Amy Chamberlin
Forrestor, IL 

December 24, 2015

This place is magical.  We didn't know you put a Christmas tree up in your cabins and it was beautiful.  What a wonderful surprise! We enjoyed sitting by the fire with just the tree lit and it was so relaxing and romantic.  The cabin had everything we needed and was so clean.  It's obvious you guys work really hard and care about your guests.  We will definitely be coming back and will tell all of our friends about your place.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! 

Ric & Susan Heater
Indianapolis, IN

December 6, 2015

Really enjoyed our time here!  Beautiful cabin and we are hoping to turn this into a yearly getaway.  Thanks again for having us.

Trevor & JeriAnn Higgins
Moweaqua, IL

December 4, 2015

Love the cabin - beautifully decorated and even have a Christmas tree!  Cabin is very clean and comfortable.  The property is beautiful too - very peaceful and serene.  I think we will have to come back!

Rick & Karen Siemer
Arnold, MO

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