Whippoorwill
   Acres
     
1305 S. Rocky Comfort Road,  
Makanda,
IL
618-893-4570
info@whippoorwillacres.com    

Area Guide



THE WINERIES:

Shawnee Hills Wine Trail  12 unique wineries

 

Alto Vineyards Blue Sky Vineyard
   
Hedman Vineyard Honker Hill Winery
   
Owl Creek Winery Pomona Winery
   
StarView Vineyards Von Jakob Vineyard
   
Orlandini Vineyard Kite Hill Vineyards
   
Hickory Ridge Vineyard Rustle Hill Winery
   

Most of the wineries allow you to bring a picnic basket with sandwiches and snacks. Blue Sky even provides park style charcoal barbecue grills. (Bring your own charcoal) Rustle Hill does not allow outside food.
NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL ALLOWED AT ANY WINERY! 
Many of the wineries offer a lunch and dinner menu including Rustle Hill, Von Jacob, Starview, and Blue Sky.


WINE TRAIL TOUR GUIDES/DRIVER SERVICES:
 
Due to the unfamiliar, narrow, winding roads on the wine trail, we highly recomend a designated driver or using one of the area chauffeur services.  

A-A Blue Star Lines
618-457-5466
SI Tours 
618-985-6953
   
Amore Limousine Service
1-888-842-0055
X - Treme Limo Bus
618-727-3599
   
Shawnee Shuttle
618-201-4841
Prime Time Limousine
618-889-1842
   
Who's Your Daddy DJ Party Bus   618-967-9432 Strike Zone Limo Service
618-833-5135
   
Wrightway Bus Tours
618-893-2941
 
   


WINERIES NOT ALONG THE TRAIL:

Walker's Bluff Winery Monte Algre Vineyard and Cellars
   
The Bluffs Winery  
                  
                        
             
GOLF COURSES:

Stone Creek Golf Club & Resort
503 Stone Creek Drive
Makanda
618-351-4653
Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center
2727 W Glenn Road
Carbondale
618-529-4386
   
Midland Hills 
309 Midland Hills Road
Makanda
618-529-3698 
Union County Country Club
430 E Jefferson
Anna
618-833-7912

                   
                    
                    
OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS NEARBY: 

Creekside Grill at Stone Creek
Carbondale
Giant City Lodge
Makanda
Hunan Village
Carbondale
     
Italian Village
Carbondale
Peach Barn Cafe
Alto Pass
Quatro’s Deep Pan Pizza
Carbondale
     
17th Street Bar & Grill
Murphysboro & Marion
Trails End Lodge
Cobden
Yellow Moon Cafe
Cobden
     
Palace Pizzaria
Cobden
The Blue Boar
Anna - Cobden
     
Root Beer Saloon
Alto Pass
Mase's Place
Murphysboro - Pomona
Harbaughs Cafe
Carbondale
     
Brick House Grill
Anna
Mary Lou's Diner
Carbondale
Delaneys On Broadway
Goreville
     

Makanda Country Store
526 Makanda Road (Makanda Boardwalk)
Makanda, IL 62958 618-529-1783
Ice cream, coffee shop and deli.

Taqueria Pequena' (Little House of Tacos)
107 A South Front Street
Cobden, IL 62920 618-893-1353
Carry out only, Mon-Sat. 11am to 8pm
Excellent authcntic Mexican food stand.





UNIQUE SHOPPING AND ANTIQUING:
 

Makanda Boardwalk Allan Stuck Jewlery in Makanda
   
Darn Hot Peppers Hunting Traditions
   
Ant Hill Gallery Mayberry Music 
   
Turning Point Studios South Pass Beads
   

 

Grammer's Market
Alto Pass
618-893-2490
General store sells sandwiches
This N' That Flea Market
and Antiques
Anna,IL
618-833-9366
A little bit of everything
   
Wine Trail Antiques
Cobden, IL
618-893-4800
Open June-Oct. Fri-Sun
Davis Pastry Shop
Anna, IL
618-833-2161
   
Memory Lane Collectibles & Antiques
Anna, IL
618-924-2355

Jim and Dots Western Wear Anna

   
Rainmaker Art Studio
Makanda Boardwalk
618-457-6282
Bronze and copper sculptures, water fountains, jewelry
Dayshift Shop
101 East Monroe
Carbondale 
618-529-3297
Local Artist hand made items
                       
   
Visions Art Gallery & Studio
Makanda
Union County Museum
and General Store
Cobden
   
Austin’s Antiques
Alto Pass
618-893-2206
Linda’s Resale
Alto Pass
618-893-2176
   

Shawnee Hill Barn Antiques
290 Water Valley Road
Cobden, IL
618-893-2211

Jeremiah’s
Alto Pass
618-893-2312
   
Peddler’s Junction
Murphysboro
618-687-1160
Brenda’s Antiques & Collectibles
Murphysboro
618-684-3415 
   
Polly’s Antiques & Historic Crafts
Carbondale
618-549-3547
Phoebe Jane’s Antiques
& Collectibles
Murphysboro
618-684-5546 
   
Spider Web’s Daughter
Makanda
618-549-1782
Ken’s Antiques & Reproductions
DeSoto
618-867-2932 
   
George's Resale Shop
Murphysboro 
 

 

FARM TOURS:

Little Grassy Fish Hatchery
See how fish are raised
and feed them.
Bison Bluff Farms
Tour a bison farm.

 

ORCHARDS & BERRIES: 

Rendleman Orchards Lipe Orchards
   
Flamm Orchards Blueberry Hill Farm   618-893-2397

                 

MUSEUMS: 

Southern Illinois University Museum
Carbondale
Union County Museum 
Cobden
   
Anna Pottery Museum
in Isoms Antiques
Cedarhurst Center for the Arts
Mt Vernon
   
General John A. Logan Museum
Murphysboro 
 Super Museum
Metropolis
                             

BICYCLING:
Tunnel Hill Bicycle Trail
Closest access to the trail from
the cottage is at the Vienna entrance.
River to River Trail
Grand Tower to Golconda 
   
            
ROCK
CLIMBING:
 Vertical Heartland- Year round rock climbing adventures.  Honey Bee- Rock climbing vacations.              
            
                   

HIKING:          

Crab Orchard
National Wildlife Refuge
Carbondale/Marion
618-997-3344
Giant City State Park
235 Giant City Road
Makanda, IL
618-457-4836
   
Johnson Creek Recreation Area
State Rt 151 South
Ava, IL
Murphysboro
618-687-1731
Lake Murphysboro
52 Cinder Hill Rd
Murphysboro
618-684-2867
   
Oakwood Bottoms/
Turkey Bayou
Murphysboro
618-687-1731
LaRue-Pine Hills
IL Rt 3
Grand Tower
618-833-8576
   
Pomona Natural Bridge
Natural Bridge Rd
Pomona
618-687-1731
Shawnee National Forest              
800-699-6637 
   
Little Grand Canyon
Hickory Ridge Road
Murphysboro
800-526-1500
River to River Trail
Grand Tower to Golconda
   
                          

FISHING, BOATING & SWIMMING:
Cedar Lake
Carbondale/Murphysboro
Crab Orchard
National Wildlife Refuge
Marion
618-997-3344
   
Devils Kitchen Lake
Carbondale
618-5495141
Ferne Clyffe State Park
Marion
618-995-2411
   
Kinkaid Lake
2044 Marina Rd
Murphysboro
618-687-4914
Lake Murphysboro State Park
52 Cinder Hill Drive
Murphysboro, IL
618-684-2867
   
Little Grassy Lake
Makanda
618-457-6655