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    Giant City Lodge

    460 Giant City Lodge Rd, Makanda, IL 62958-3218
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    May 14
    May 15
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Traveller (25)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Dining (1)
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    Overview

    • Excellent38%
    • Very good44%
    • Average6%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible3%
    Travellers talk about
    “state park” (12 reviews)
    “giant city” (15 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
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    1 - 5 of 102 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Giant City holds a tremendous amount of memories for my entire family. Childhood picnics and drives through the forest, climbing the tower to enjoy the view, the smell of fried chicken on a Sunday, a walk along the trails, and thanking all those (including the...More

    Thank Andrea F
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We ate at giant city lodge because of all the high reviews. I would describe this as a local version of Cracker Barrel. The fried chicken was ok but no big deal and biscuits were good but that's it. Save the money and cook at...More

    1  Thank elizabeth c
    Reviewed 15 March 2017

    Stayed here for a couple of nights on our way back fro Florida. The management team is fantastic...very friendly and willing to please. Cabins are clean and food is excellent. The lodge is quaint and the bar area cozy

    Thank Susan S
    Reviewed 1 March 2017

    Booked an event and signed no contract, was given information by the son, and then after having to cancel event (2 1/2 weeks later, after NOT being told there is a no refund policy on deposits). I was "told" what accommodations that I "could" have...More

    Thank Granger7
    Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

    Scenic state park just south of Carbondale Illinois! My husband and I travel there once a year during different seasons to hike the rugged Forrest trails and enjoy the fried chicken family style lunch! We have been going here for over 20 years and love...More

    Thank jawfaw
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    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Number of rooms
    • 34
    • Location
    • United States >
    • Illinois >
    • Makanda
    • Also Known As
    • Giant City Hotel Makanda
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    Traveller (25)
    Room & Suite (3)
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    Hotel & Grounds (21)
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    Questions & AnswersAsk a question
    Thomas H
    I can bring my own pillow but how are the mattresses?
    15 July 2015|
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    Response from KatS65 | Reviewed this property |
    To be quite honest, I don't recall. I have a bad back so I would of noticed if it was a bad mattress. We stayed in the Bluff Cabins.
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    Kocickasmom
    Is the Lodge (ie: rooms) wheelchair accessible/friendly??
    3 July 2015|
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    Response from TwoEquestrians | Reviewed this property |
    There are sidewalks to the cabins, but the parking is not directly in front of the door. I would talk to management and see if some cabins are more accessible than others.
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    mrsbsnrn
    Is there a pool?
    4 April 2015|
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    Response from Lynne A | Reviewed this property |
    Yes there is a pool. Our cabin was located infront of pool area, but it was Fall and closed. I assume it is operational during summer months
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    Room Tips
    "Don't book the Historic Cabins, only Prairie or Bluff Cabins!"
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    "All rooms are good, choose cabins after 30 if you are looking for lesser noise"
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    "If you are a twosome, book a room in the lodge. If you are a family, book a cabin."
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    "The overnight facilities at this park are cottages."
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