A Real log cabin with all the amenities just minutes from Garden of the Gods
In 2010 Marty & Elizabeth Canfarelli relocated to southern Illinois from the suburbs of Chicago. After a 25-year career building high rises in Chicago, Marty turned his attention to building something unique that would provide a venue for families and couples to make life long memories. In 2012 they opened Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins, A treehouse and log cabin resort in the heart of the Illinois Ozarks. Marty & Elizabeth live on the property and enjoy meeting their guests and promoting this amazing area that is often referred to as “the best kept secret in Illinois”. Why not come down and see what its all about!
Elizabeth purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Elizabeth chose Elizabethtown
Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins is ranked #1 in our area on TripAdvisor with almost 200 5 star reviews. We have been featured in the Saturday Evening Post (August 2016), Chicago Parent Going Places magazine (2012 & 2014 & 2017), on Cruisin' Illinois with Julian Cruz (WGN-TV spring 2013) as well as a long list of various blogs, regional publications and more. Come see what all the fuss is about and go home with memories to last a lifetime!
What makes this Cabin unique
Enjoy wonderful sunsets from the 2 person swing on the front porch while listening to the birds sing their evening songs. Play a game of horseshoes or tether ball at the pavilion. Relax in the antique claw-foot tub, swing in the hammock or hang out around a campfire (firewood supplied). You are just minutes away from the famous Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock, Pounds Hollow Lake and more. All guests check in at our new outpost store, Garden of the Gods Outpost; an ice cream and souvenir shop located at the foot of the Garden of the Gods Wilderness area in the Shawnee Forest.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Easy, accurate, beautiful cabin and scenery! Owner-Elizabeth-was most kind and helpful. Nancy
Great place to relax!
I came down to the area with friends to experience the wine trail and wanted to return with my family. This was my first experience using VRBO and it was wonderful! The cabin was exactly as described. We enjoyed hiking at Rim Rock and Garden of the Gods, and also went to Cave In Rock. We looked forward to returning to the comfort of the cabin every evening. My sons especially liked the paddleboat at the pond. Will definitely return!
It was amazing time with family and our dogs
amazing place for a whole family and pets too. Beautiful scenery , cabins and property very well maintain. We can tell that the owners giving a lot of heart to keep it that way. Our family for sure will come back next year
What a wonderful review. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you again soon!
33rd Wedding Anniversary Weekend
The perfect place to spend our anniversary. A quite and beutiful cabin in a perfect location to go on hiking trails each day. The cabin was well stocked with all the kitchen items and the furniture was comfortable. We hope to go back again soon.
Thank you so much for staying with us for such a special time. Congrats on 33 years! Look forward to seeing you again soon!
Comfy, cozy Family getaway!!
We loved our stay at Sassafrass!! Such a cute and cozy cabin!! It had everything we needed and more!! This was our first trip with our little one (5 month old), and she loved it!! She even rolled from back to front for the first time in the living room at Sassafrass!! We’ll be back again soon to stay in one of the tree houses. Elizabeth and the outpost was great too! She shared some great hiking trails and must sees at Shawnee. I can’t say thank you enough for our beautiful weekend away!! Thank you so much!!
Quiet, clean, safe - everything as promised.
We had the most relaxing 5 days here. The cabins are set well off the road so no traffic at all. We loved bringing our dogs who loved the large open areas & walks around the pond. Close to everything - Garden of the Gods & Glenn O Jones lake to name two. Haven’t slept that well in a long time. Comfy beds - wonderful porch swing. Highly recommend as a place to unwind.
We are minutes from the famous Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock and Pounds Hollow lake in the Shawnee National Forest area of southern Illinois.