Discover a selection of 194 vacation rentals in Makanda, IL that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $81 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Makanda. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Book a vacation rental for your Makanda getaway

The parks and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Makanda. Well known for its horseback riding, hiking and golfing, this walkable city won't disappoint. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Makanda

Are you searching for top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that Makanda has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Blue Sky Vineyards (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Pomona Winery (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Owl Creek Vineyard (4.1 mi / 6.7 km)
  • StarView Vineyards (6.3 mi / 10.1 km)
  • Crab Orchard Golf Club (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Kokopelli Golf Club (16.4 mi / 26.4 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Makanda

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Makanda is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Giant City State Park (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Little Grand Canyon Trail Trailhead (11.1 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Ferne Clyffe State Park (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Lake of Egypt (15.1 mi / 24.3 km)
  • Trail of Tears State Park (19.3 mi / 31 km)
  • Tunnel Hill State Trail (22.4 mi / 36 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Makanda

Fly into Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional), the closest airport, located 14 mi (22.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI-Cape Girardeau Municipal), which is 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Makanda?

Whether you're searching for a cozy escape for you and your special someone or somewhere roomy to fit all your friends, you'll find some top vacation rentals in and around Makanda. Here are a couple we think you'll like: For even more great options, check out our top vacation rentals in Makanda.

  • Around 5 miles from the center of Makanda, you'll find it hard to resist Stay directly on the Wine Trail . It has 5 bedrooms and a host of amenities including towels and internet services.
  • Alternatively, make yourself comfortable at StarView Vineyards | Winery Retreat. Located around 5 miles from the heart of Makanda, it has 4 bedrooms and features free WiFi and a smart TV.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Makanda?

Just because you only have a day or two up your sleeve doesn't mean you need to spend it in a bland hotel. Take a quick vacation but still have the home comforts you need at one of these short-term rentals in or around Makanda:

  • If you'd love to be near the action, Stay directly on the Wine Trail has your name on it. It's within reach of the heart of Makanda and an excellent base to discover sights like Stone Creek Golf Club and Resort and Blue Sky Vineyards.
  • Sleep, eat and explore from StarView Vineyards | Winery Retreat, another popular option. Arrowwood Trail Trailhead and Panther Den Trailhead should be on your itinerary when you're ready to go sightseeing.

Can I find family cabin rentals in or near Makanda?

Take a break with the kiddos in a family cabin rental in or near Makanda and get set to make some fantastic memories together. Check out these options: For more options, check out our Makanda family cabins here.