Questions & Answers
1. Where is your cabin located?
See map for cabin location. The cabin is hidden deep in the woods for a very secluded private get-away. However, we are centrally located in Southern Illinois , and only a 10 - 15 minute drive to several communities such as Carbondale , Marion , Herrin, Carterville and Goreville. We are approximately 5 – 10 minutes from Interstate 57 and Interstate 24.
2. How many cabins do you have available for rental?
We currently have one cabin available for rental, with plans to build additional cabins on our 80 + acre property in the near future.
3. How much does it cost to rent the cabin?
See our rates and information page to check cabin rates. We cost less than many motels, while offering more amenities in a private, secluded scenic location. Our cabin is available year round at the same reasonable rates.
4. What are the accommodations of the cabin?
The cabin sleeps 6 people. We have two queen size hand-crafted Amish-made log beds and a futon that folds out in front of the fireplace.
5. What amenities are included in the cabin?
We provide for your indoor entertainment: flat screen Hi-Def. TV w/ satellite
dish, DVD, CD, stereo, playing cards, board games and DVD's.
For your convenience we provide the following inside the cabin: phone,
dishwasher, washer, dryer, electric stove, refrigerator w/icemaker, microwave w/ toaster, garbage disposal, coffee maker, central air and heat, lighted ceiling fans, kitchen utensils, dishes, cookware, towels, linens, ironing board, iron, hair dryer, extra pillows and blankets, alarm clock, toilet paper, Kleenex, bath and hand soap, trash bags, laundry supplies, paper towels, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, first aid kit, candles, coffee, filters, sugar/sweetener/creamer, salt and pepper, insect repellent, vacuum cleaner, broom, dustpan and dog kennels.
Outside we provide: Sunken 6-person hot tub, outdoor creek-rock fire pit, firewood, picnic table, gas grill w/ side burner and griddle, Amish-made front porch swing and rocking chairs, patio furniture on back deck
6. What do I need to bring while staying at the cabin?
Food, beverages, CD's, personal items and toiletries.
If you would like the cabin stocked with your favorite food and beverages at check-in, we would be happy to purchase those items for you ahead of time. Just e-mail us your shopping list, and we will have everything waiting for you. We will bill your credit card for the amount of purchase, as well as a 20% service / delivery charge.
7. Do you charge a cleaning fee?
No cleaning fee will be charged if the following few things are done before checking out:
Remove all food from refrigerator and freezer.
Empty all trash cans into outside covered trash container.
Wash all dishes used and / or start dishwasher.
Wipe off kitchen table, counters, stove and sink.
Put all dirty towels in bathroom hamper.
Cover on hot tub.
Please leave beds unmade.
However, a $20 cleaning fee will be added to your bill if these things are not done before checking out.
8. How do I make a reservation?
You can reserve a cabin online. Just check our availability calendar, indicate the dates you want to reserve and fill out our reservation form. You can also call us for reservations at Toll Free 866-549-4235 or (618) 549-4235.
9. How do I pay for the cabin rental?
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover. Checks will also be accepted if received 14 days prior to reservation date. Guests will be required to have a valid credit card to make a reservation.
We will call you and verify your reservation date and obtain payment information
at that time. We will then mail you a reservation confirmation form along with
directions to the cabin.
10. Can I cancel my reservation if needed?
We do understand that unforeseen circumstances can occur. If you need to cancel, please call or e-mail us at least 7 days prior to your reservation. If you don't cancel and we can't rent the cabin, you will be charged full price.
11. Can I bring my pets?
Sorry, no pets allowed.
12. Can I bring my children?
Absolutely. Our cabin is a wonderful place to bring your children for a family vacation. However, we ask that small children be supervised closely at all times. The hot tub, fireplace and loft area can be hazardous to small children left unattended. In addition, please keep in mind that our cabin is located in a secluded area.
13. Can I smoke in the cabin?
SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED IN CABIN. Smoking will ruin the natural
smell of the pine logs. However, we have provided sand buckets on the front
porch and back deck.
14. What are your check-in and check-out procedures?
We live less than a mile away, and you will pass by our house on your way to the cabin, but we may not always be home when you arrive. You will receive a door code to unlock the cabin when we mail your reservation confirmation form and directions. Please remember that check-in time is 3:00 p.m. or later and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. sharp. Please be prompt when checking out so that the cabin can be cleaned before the next guests arrive.
15. What do you recommend for recreation while staying at Devil's Kitchen Cabins?
Please refer to our area attractions and local links . There are so many things to do just a short drive from the cabin! While visiting with us, you may enjoy visiting the wineries on the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, playing golf at one of the golf courses on the Southern Illinois Golf Trail, hunting, fishing, hiking, boating, shopping, antiquing, horseback riding and a variety of sporting events at Southern Illinois University, John A. Logan College and many other locations.