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TRENDY TRAVELER | Escape From It All and Head to Shawnee Hills


We have the absolute perfect trendy getaway for those who are looking for a new adventure, but do not want to travel outside of Illinois because of the uncertainty of the pandemic and the ever-changing travel orders that are being pout in place. Get ready for Shawnee Hills.

Whether you’re looking for one-of-a-kind art, wine, or antiques, or exploring the great outdoors, the Shawnee Hills can take you there. The Shawnee National Forest is waiting for your adventures. For fun on the water you can make a splash at Kinkaid Lake, go fishing at Lake Murphysboro or bait your hook at the serene Cedar Lake. Golf and orchards also offer a fantastic opportunity to get outdoors and have some fun.

As you travel the rolling Southern Illinois countryside you can sip your way along and discover truly surprising and authentic wine culture in the Shawnee Hills American Viticultural area, Illinois’ first region acknowledged for its distinctive winemaking properties.

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Shawnee Hills Wine Trail

Head to beautiful Southern Illinois where you can tour the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. The Shawnee Hills boundary is a unique grape growing area in Southern Illinois. View online Vineyards along the trail, upcoming events and the history of Wine Country!

Shawnee National Forest

Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or just enjoy beautiful scenery, you will not be disappointed at the Shawnee National Forest. There is something for everyone of all ages. Enjoy the majestic wonders of Garden of the Gods, explore the mysterious Cave in Rock or climb the Little Grand Canyon and be amazed by the panoramic view of the Big Muddy River and Mississippi floodplain. There are so many activities to enjoy such as hiking, fishing, horseback riding, boating and of course wineries.

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Rendleman Orchards

Come visit the Farm Market at Rendleman Orchards during harvest season, which runs from June to December. They offer retail packages of their best quality farm-fresh, tree ripened peaches, nectarines and apples along with a wide selection of other fruits and vegetables, as well as jams, jellies, pickled items, baking and soup mixes, ciders, salsas, snack mixes, candles, linens, apple cider donuts, apple gift boxes, in season, and specialty food gift baskets.

Boutiques, Antiques and Sweet Treats

Explore the fascinating places in Southern Illinois while you enjoy your stay at the Historic Hull House Inn. From Homemade Crafts, Vintage Boutiques, Antiques and Eateries, there are so many unique specialty shops to visit here and in its neighboring towns. A few of our favorites include The Guest House Market, Apple Blossom Flowers, Rule of Pie Shop, I Am Java Coffee House, Think Vintage, Pat's BBQ, and One Hot Cookie Shop and 17th Street BBQ & more.

Historic Hull House Inn



Charming Bed & Breakfast Cottages Overlook the

Beautiful Rolling Hills of the Shawnee National Forest


An Italianate style Victorian home built in 1887 by William H. Hull

boasts a stellar reputation of elegance and charm.


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