9 Cozy Retreats to Explore in Illinois this Winters


Winter is a wonderful time to explore Illinois. Whether you want to enjoy the snow, cozy up by the fire, or sip some wine, there is a perfect retreat for you. 

Stay in a historic log cabin with a fireplace and enjoy cross-country skiing and dinner theater at White Pines Lodge.

White Pines Lodge 


Experience the best of both worlds at Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort, where you can go snowshoeing in Starved Rock State Park and splash in the indoor waterpark 

Grizzly Jack’s Grand Bear Resort 


Treat yourself to a wine lover’s dream at Galena Cellars, where you can stay in a two-bedroom house on the vineyard and taste award-winning wines.

Galena Cellars 


Enjoy the city lights and sights at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, where you can skate in Millennium Park, play games in the game room, and dine in style.

Chicago Athletic Association Hotel 


Hunt for deer, relax in a jacuzzi, and savor home-cooked meals at Heartland Lodge, a cozy and rustic lodge in Pike County 

Heartland Lodge 


Sleep in a treehouse, get a massage, and explore the Shawnee National Forest at Timber Ridge Outpost, one of the most unique winter cabins in Illinois. 

Timber Ridge Outpost


Experience the charm and history of Pere Marquette Lodge, a stone and timber lodge with a massive fireplace, an indoor pool.

Pere Marquette Lodge 


Escape to a secluded cabin with a hot tub, a fireplace, and a full kitchen at The Couples Retreat, an Airbnb property in Carbondale that is ideal for a romantic getaway .

The Couples Retreat 


Camp in comfort at Willowbrook Cabins, a campground in the Shawnee National Forest that offers cozy cabins with fireplaces, kitchens, and bathrooms.

Willowbrook Cabins 


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