$516 / night
Total guests, Nights

Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins Utica IL Grandma's Cabin – Home 3816219 Log cabin

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins Utica IL Grandma's Cabin – Home 3816219

  • Log cabin
  • 4 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins is just a 10 minute drive from Starved Rock State Park and even closer to Matthiessen State Park. We are situated on 65 quiet, wooded acres on a bluff above the Vermilion River. Our cabins are nicely spaced to give everyone a sense of privacy. You will not find another rental in this area that will provide you the getaway experience we offer here.

It is a peace a quiet getaway we offer our guests here at Kishauwau Cabins. We are not opposed to people having a good time but expect everyone to respect the noise level here for all guests on property. A couple must be a minimum age of 21 years old to rent with us. With a friends gathering, everyone in the group must be a minimum age of 28 years old to rent with us. So when it's a group of couples, the friends gathering age requirement applies. We cater to large family reunions here also with several sizes of cabins to choose from. Grandma's cabin is the biggest cabin on site accommodating up to 14 people. It tends to be the gathering space for our large family reunions that have multiple cabins rented.

Make Kishauwau your Illinois cabin rental go to spot. Private luxury cabins with beautiful, secluded surroundings. We also have 4 dog friendly cabins on site. Your vacation is what you make it, and all the ingredients are here.

Be prepared to disconnect as our property is quite wooded so it disconnects you a bit from technology. I do keep one of our phones out in the office for guests to use if they have no cell reception.

Queen-size beds with cozy quilts, wood-burning stoves and fully-equipped kitchens with microwave ovens and your own personal outdoor bonfire pit are some of the many amenities. All linens and cooking utensils are provided. All our cabins have central heating and air conditioning.

Please review our lodging options and rates. When you find an option that's right for you, make a reservation by using our online booking tool or by calling us. We look forward to seeing you!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: 6 Twin beds
  • 2 Full baths


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Staffed property
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking

Getting around

Kishauwau's Starved Rock Area Cabins is off the beaten path so plan on having your travel arranged. You almost need to come in a vehicle as most of the cab companies are going to charge a minimum of at least $35 to take you one way to even the close by destinations.

Interaction with guest

I (Terisa) or my niece Brittany are the people you will speak with here. My husband and I are the owners & live right here on property with our family. Kishauwau is family built and has been in operation for over 30 yrs. We are here for our guests needs but leave you alone once you check in to give you that well deserved getaway you've been looking for. It depends on when you check in as to whether you speak with me or not. If I am not personally checking you in, everything will be pre-arranged so that your check in goes smooth. We are always happy to give insights on area dining and activities.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

Check-in date

House rules

Grandma's cabin is the perfect spot for your next family reunion or scrapbooking/quilting retreat. We have seen many types of getaways at this cabin as well as other cabins here. We do not cater to bachelor/bachelorette parties or spring break or prom groups. We hold firm to the peace and quiet getaway we offer our guests here. If you are a friends group you must all be a minimum age of 28 yrs. old to book with us. We are the owners and live right here on site.


About the owner

Terisa K.

Tourist License

Average reply time:
1 hour 8 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 Sep 2021
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English





38 reviews

Very Good

“Definitely Coming Back”

Reviewed 10 Jan 2020

I stayed during the Christmas Holiday and it was fantastic. Our cabin was rustic and cozy- cabins look exactly like they do on the website. WiFi was limited but we were thankful for the opportunity to… More

Response from the owner We are so glad you appreciated what we have to offer our guests here. I strive to make our business very transparent so guests know exactly what they are getting before they arrive. Although literally 99 percent of our customers tell us our cabins and the property far exceeded their expectations... always good to hear. We are thrilled it seems that was the case with your getaway as well. Sorry for my delay in response. Not sure how I missed this. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

“Wonderful Experience”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2015

We were in the Jack's Cabin the experience was just lovely. A wonderful escape from the noise of the city. No cell phones no cabin phones no drama from the city, The complete and total get away. … More

Response from the owner That's what it's all about here, re-connection with the person/people you are with. We are glad you enjoyed it. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

“A Great Place to Gather and Re-connect.”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2014

If you are looking for annual large family gathering, Kishauwau Cabins will help make the event memorable and comfortable. There are different cabins provided at Kishauwau, each has its own feel. Ou… More

“A respit you will never forget !”

Reviewed 20 Feb 2014

My sister and girlfriends went up for a relaxing weekend to scrapbook, craft and just relax ! It could not have been a better place to do this and it ws so peaceful ! The cabin is comfy and clean ! … More

Response from the owner We are really thrilled you enjoyed your getaway and hope you were all able to get a lot of scrapbooking accomplished. We do hope you will put one together of your getaway here and of the area. We hope to see you back another time. Terisa King & Family

“Cabin Birthday Retreat”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2014

Couldn't have picked a better place for 3 friends to celebrate their 25th birthday while meeting each others friends. Stayed inside to great food and drinks and the 2014 winter olympics. Furnitu… More

Response from the owner Wow, you guys beat us to the punch in writing your review. I didn't even get a chance to request one from you. We are thrilled to hear that you guys enjoyed your stay and had everything you needed. Hope to see you again in the future. Terisa King

“Cabin Birthday Retreat”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2014

I couldn't have picked a better place to get out of the city for a weekend and celebrate 3 close friends 25th birthdays! We brought all our friends and had a great weekend of food and drinks whi… More

“Great Family Reunion!”

Reviewed 21 Sep 2013

We really enjoyed using Kishauwau Country Cabins as the location for our Family Reunion. We had three cabins, using Grandma's Cabin as the headquarters for games, meal-prep & eating, campfir… More

“Beautiful Cabins Close to Everything”

Reviewed 20 Sep 2013

We were so happy to spend a few days here for a family reunion. The cabins are homey and very clean. The property is also gorgeous - fun to walk around on and really close and convenient to everythi… More

“Absolutely perfect for our family reunion!”

Reviewed 19 Sep 2013

Thirty-three of us descended on Kishauwau Country Cabins, coming from Ca to ma, for a family reunion/70th birthday celebration. We rented nine or ten of the cabins (who could keep count?) included Gra… More

“Fantastic Family Reunion”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2013

We had family coming from all over the country, east coast, west coast north and south. Finding a place that would not only accommodate our entire family but would be affordable and have a relaxing at… More

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How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Terisa (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

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Send Terisa (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Terisa (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Terisa the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Terisa (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Terisa (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Terisa (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Terisa (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Terisa (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

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You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Terisa (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Terisa (the owner) a message.

If Terisa (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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