Cabin on the Hill

Cabin on the Hill
145 Cabin Hill Rd.
Carbondale, IL 62902
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

This is our 3rd time that we have been here.  Once was around Valentines day and it snowed!  We very cozy by the fire.  First time was several years ago and we have stayed at other cabins, wineries etc. in the area for our getaways.  I have to say the Dan & Jill's Cabin on the Hill is the best maintained and relaxing of all.  This place looks brand new every time we come!  We will be back!

Robert & Marilynn Martin
Murphysboro, IL

March 31, 2017

Our kids absolutely loved feeding the animals, especially the goats and cats.  Learning about all the animals and their roles was great.   We all became very fond of the cats Emma and Tom Tom.  We also enjoyed the nightly visits from the peacocks.

Ryan, Jen, Hailey, Aubry and Caiden
Loves Park, IL

March 26, 2017

This is our 4th time here.  Jill & Danny keep all pristine and nice.

Joe & Diane Maddox
Chatham, IL

March 24, 2017

Thank you for such a warm and comfy stay.  We really enjoyed ourselves.  I'm going back home and telling all my friends what a great place this is.

Thanks again.

Allen & Jill Webb
Waterloo, IL

March 23, 2017

Thanks for continuing to rent your beautiful cabins!  Out of all the places we've stayed over the years, this property is truly one of our favorites.  It's so easy to get comfortable and to feel the stress of life release once arriving and being here for many days.

Looking forward to future visits.  Wishing you and your family many continued blessings.

Jim & Linda Kelley
Rantoul, IL

March 19, 2017

This time away was very needed to reflect on the past and plan for our future as first time grandparents.  Life goes by so fast.  Take time to waste time with the love of your life every chance you get.  Thanks Dan & Jill for giving us a place away from our crazy everyday life!  God is good, he has blessed us so much.

Rich & Rhonda
WoodRiver, IL

March 16, 2017

We'll be back and when we do, we'll bring our son and his family so they can share the incredible experience with our grandson.  Yep, they're farmers too, but even farm kids need to take time to breathe and enjoy nature at it's finest too.  Thank you Dan & Jill for another amazing adventure here at Cabin on the Hill.  We were here when Cabin 1 first opened.  We won't wait that long to share the memories with our grandson.  The eggs were relish and your cozy little shed down by the barn with the wood stove has inspired our retirement dreams.

Cheers and blessings.
Eric & Deitra
Peoria, IL

March 3, 2017

We loved our time here at this cabin.  It was a nice little getaway and we are looking forward to planning our next trip here.

Michael & Jordan
Shelbyville, IL

February 20,  2017

We loved watching the dozens of deer and the peacocks hanging out behind the cabin. The peace and quiet was wonderful.  We will be back soon!

Robert & Brandy Long
Beason, IL

February 17, 2017

We enjoyed every moment of our stay here.  So relaxing and peaceful.  The cabin is so welcoming.  Hope to come back in a few months.

Thank you:  Lisa & Mike Haney
Anna, IL

February 5, 2017

Thank you - we had a wonderful time - hated to leave.  We were actually here 11 years ago, however I was pregnant with twins.  Plan on coming back again.  Loving every minute of it.

Chris & Trish Wessel
Millstadt, IL

January 24, 2017

Thank you Jill and Dan for the farm fresh eggs.  They were really good.  You can really taste you're eating eggs compared to the eggs you find in the supermarket.  Looking to come back after our baby is born!

Kana Shindo & Allan Espenosa
Carbondale, IL  (Originally from Tokyo, Japan)

January 22, 2017

Thank so much to Jill for allowing to be a part of your Cabin on the Hill.  It was wonderful and we can't wait to come back!

Paul & Allie
St. Louis, MO

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

January 10, 2017

Such a wonderful place! We enjoyed coming when it was cold but can't wait to return when it's warmer so we can enjoy the trails and the outdoors excitement!

We will be back very soon!

Steven & Sarah
Granite City, IL

January 2, 2017

This is truly a beautiful cabin! Cabin is clean and nice and comfy.  We will be back in the summer time for more fun at Cabin on the Hill.

Al & Constance Pollard
Centralia, IL

December 29, 2016

This place is truly a gem!  It is very well cared for and we had everything we needed.  It was the perfect getaway.  We can only imagine how beautiful it is in the summer.  We will be back.

Roger Romanelli
Jennifer Penzenik
Hillside & Deerfield, IL

December 27, 2016

Absolutely love this cabin and it's location.  So quiet and peaceful.  Hope to make this an annual Christmas trip, just the two of us - oh and the fur babies.

Fred & Raelene Triggs
Wayne County, IL

December 24, 2016

We had a great time.  Thank you so much for the Christmas decorations and tree.  It's such a lovely cabin.  We will definitely come back.

Chicago, IL

December 23, 2016

Courtney's parents drove from Arkansas (4 hours) to spend a day to celebrate Christmas.  This was the first time in 20 years they did not spend Christmas at their house and they were pleasantly surprised for the experience.  The fireplace was awesome to take the chill off.  Courtney's dad being a big deer hunter spent a lot of time on the porch in awe of the dozens of deer so close to the cabin.  The Christmas tree and touch of decorations was perfect! So many details made it such a nice experience that keeps us coming back time and time again.  This was our daughter's first trip here and needless to say she's already looking forward to the next time.

Thanks again!

The Monterussos'
Belleville, IL

December 5, 2016

We'd love to come back and next time we will need to come earlier so we can see the animals on the farm and allow our little one to play on the playground.  Thank you for a great stay!

Joe, Kim and Natalie B.
Centralia, IL

November 30, 2016

Love it here!  Eggs are the best.  So quiet too.  There is no other place that can bring us together to enjoy the simplest things in life.

Glenn & Jane Piliponis
East Moline, IL

November 25, 2016

Thanks for another great vacation.  I've lost count of how many times we've come over the years, but Gavin is now 17 and I think he first came around age 3 or 4.  It's always great to have this place to stay when we visit our family here in Southern Illinois.  Thank you Dan & Jill.

Karen and Davin Scoon
New Hampshire

November 22, 2016

Thanks for sharing this little slice of heaven with us!  We loved every moment.

Jeff & Nicole Kuhlman
Springfield, IL

November 18, 2016

We really enjoyed our trip this year.  2016 was a tough year, but we left it all at the cabin door and enjoyed each other and made plans for our future.  Thank you for sharing this lovely space with us.

Aimee & Brian
Bloomington, IL

October 23, 2016

This is our very first weekend get away as a couple  I cannot thankCaleb enough for making this work.  The cabin is absolutely beautiful!  I hope everyones stay is as amazing, heart felt and cozy as ours.  P.S.  On this date Oct. 22, 2016 we watched the Cubs win the NCL!  World Series, here we come.

Brooke Cox & Caleb Gross
Nakomis, IL

October 16, 2016

This is our 2nd time we've stayed at Cabin 2 and I love coming here!  It is only 10 minutes from Vine Church but it feels like 1000 miles away from it all.  Great place to think and enjoy the nature that God has given us.  Can't wait to come back.

Jason & Alyssa Ross
Normal, IL

October 7, 2016

We enjoyed watching the deer every day we were here.  The sunrises and sunsets were beautiful.  Such a great place to stay.  We will return again.  Thanks Danny & Jill.

Martin & Rebecca Hernandez
Colona, IL

September 25, 2016

Every day here was beautiful.  I took over 400 pictures on day #2 and they turned out great!  The trail was flooded by the beavers in one part but it was still gorgeous!  I hope to come back next year.  This place if perfect inside and out!

The Oakley Family
Blue Mound, IL

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

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