Your Stay

While we know that your visit to Kishauwau is in so many ways what you make it, we want to make sure you have what you need to have the best time you can. Our fully featured kitchens (gas stovetop/oven, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, dishes, cookware, and silverware) offer you all the flexibility of your kitchen at home. Bring whatever you’d like to cook and you’ll find a kitchen up to the challenge. Please note, due to the beauty of nature on the property (large trees), there is very little cell phone reception. A land line telephone is left in the office accessible to you at all times if you need to make a call.

We also provide all linens and soaps, as well as foam bath (for whirlpool cabins). Coffee, coffee filters and sugar packets are provided in each cabin, too.

What We Provide

A basic list of what you will find in your cabin is:

  • stovetop/oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, refrigerator
  • cooking utensils, dishes, pots, and pans
  • coffee, coffee filters and sugar packets; must bring your own coffee creamer. Salt & pepper packets are provided.
  • all linen, including dish towels & washrags, scotch brite scrubbers and dish soap (sponges are not provided).
  • small liquid body gel/shampoo packets provided (nothing fancy) and liquid hand soap
  • DVDs for viewing in your cabin. There is no broadcast or cable reception in any cabin except Grandma’s Cabin.
  • games and jigsaw puzzles
  • toilet paper, paper towels & napkins
  • wifi usage only available in main cabin and is not open for children and social networking. We will give the passcode if you need to check your e-mail, need it for work or school or want to look up things in the area. We do not want people sitting in the office all day on the internet though.

What You Should Bring

  • groceries for cooking
  • coffee cream or creamer
  • shampoo, conditioner, blow dryer, curling iron, clothes iron if needed. Also no blenders in the cabins.
  • bottled drinking water – our water is safe but most people do not like the flavor, we are on well water.
  • food storage containers, baggies, aluminum foil, or cling wrap (if planning on cooking)

Items Available for Sale at Our Main Cabin

  • we have some convenience items for sale in the main office on a cash only basis
  • We are officially back in wood stove season for the 2016/2017 year. Most times I try to keep those fire logs for sale here for $5/log. We do sell bundled wood like you get at a gas station on property for the outdoor pits. Per the state guidelines they do not want you crossing county lines with wood. We firmly want this rule abided by as we do not want to be told by the state that we must get rid of our bonfire pits here. We max our sales to 5 bundles a day and if you know you would like more than that you are welcome to stop within LaSalle County and pick some up or if you can find boxed wood for sale at any Wal-Mart, Menards, Home Depot, etc... (stores of that nature) in any county because they are all supplied by the same supplier. I also sell homemade fire starters here that are really helpful in getting a wood fire or barbecue going. Wood/$5 bundle or fire starters/$1 each. Cash only basis. $10's, 5's or singles appreciated.
  • Wood sources in Utica (about 8 miles north of us) would be “Village Greenhouse Liquors, Cajun Bait & Tackle & Mill St. Market”. In Oglesby you can purchase wood at Beck’s gas station or Loves Truck Stop gas station. I don’t think any of the Casey’s gas stations sell wood. Oglesby is closer if you come of I-39 or you will pass through Utica if coming off I-80.

What to Expect

Expect serenity, clean air, soft natural sounds, pleasant neighbors, wonderful sleep, fresh air, and fantastic memories.

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Why Choose Us

  • Cabins near Starved Rock? We are the only mom & pop cabin rental property in this area like what we offer!
  • Our property is host to 17 cabins in varying sizes.
  • The only cabin lodging near Starved Rock State Park like what we offer.
  • They are spread throughout 55 acres of beautiful wooded property in north central Illinois.
  • Just a 1 1/2 – 2 hour drive from the Chicagoland area here in Illinois with a multitude of things to do. Click Here for the events calendar.
  • Kishauwau Country Cabins offers rental luxury vacation cabins for weekend, weeknight, and all-week getaways here in Illinois. Now renting our largest cabin for Baby/Bridal Showers and Business Meetings Sunday – Thursday from September – May. Please call for details.
  • Four state parks close by – Starved Rock State Park, Matthiessen State Park, Buffalo Rock State Park, and Illini State Park.