$287 / night
Total guests, Nights

Kishauwau Cabins near Starved Rock Utica IL Illini – Home 3816255 Log cabin

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 8 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Kishauwau Cabins near Starved Rock Utica IL Illini – Home 3816255

  • Log cabin
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
  • 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 property 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. Illini cabin is our only 2 bedroom/2 bathroom cabin and it sleeps up to 6 people. This cabin offers a queen bed in each bedroom and 2 fold out futons in the living space. No animals allowed at this cabin. All cabins here have full kitchens, personal outdoor bonfire pits with picnic table & charcoal grill. Each cabin has central air and are furnace heated, although this also has a wood stove which makes it cozy for winter months. You do not have to use the wood stove.

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
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Full beds
  • 2 Full baths


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

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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

Here at Kishauwau Cabins we strive to provide our guests with an experience of a forgotten time. We are firm with our policies on offering our guests a tranquil, quiet getaway. We enjoy hearing families & friends out during daytime hours having a good time within reason but expect noise levels to always be kept considerate for neighboring cabins. We do not cater to bachelor/bachelorette groups or spring break/prom groups. Friends gatherings require all in the group to be a min. of 28 yrs. old.


About the owner

Terisa K.

Tourist License

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

Languages spoken: English





84 reviews

Very Good

“Beautiful, relaxing cabin!”

Reviewed 13 Apr 2015

We could not be more pleased with our stay at the Illini Cabin at Kishauwau. Terisa and the staff are friendly and helpful, and make you feel welcome before you even arrive. The cabin itself is beau… More

Response from the owner We are thrilled that you and your friends enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again some time. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience here. You are truly helping future travelers. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Staff

“Great family vacation!”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2015

This was a great quiet getaway for our family. The state parks were beautiful, and going back to the cabin to relax and hang out with the kids was priceless. Hope to do it again soon!

Response from the owner Mary, Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience here. We are so glad you enjoyed your family vacation with us. We hope to see you again sometime. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

“Peaceful Getaway”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2014

Kishauwau is a hidden gem. It is quiet and peaceful! We love the beautiful grounds. After a day of hiking, it is nice to come back to the relaxing cabin for dinner and a campfire! Illini Cabin is grea… More

“Peaceful Retreat”

Reviewed 12 Mar 2014

The cabin was cozy,comfy and clean. Very peaceful surroundings, a nice getaway from the busy loud big city. We will definitely be returning soon.

“Another awesome visit to Kishauwau!”

Reviewed 10 Feb 2014

This is our third trip to Kishauwau. They never disappoint. This place is absolutely amazing. It is quiet and tranquil---set back among tall trees, and a nice distance from the other cabins on the … More

Response from the owner Cindy and Joe, Thank you for the kind words. We really appreciate it. Glad you had another relaxing getaway. Until next time. Terisa King

“Our best family getaway for the second year in the row!”

Reviewed 8 Feb 2014

The service is excellent: fast, courteous and the always open, self serve office with all the amenities is one of a kind. The cabin (Illini)feels like "home" to us now.Very comfortable and c… More

“Absolutely beautiful!”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2013

My first time ever staying in a cabin and what a positive experience it was. The cabin was very clean, the staff/owners were exceptional. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone. Also… More

“Perfect Getaway for Two or Thirty-two”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2013

Our chorus has held our yearly retreat at Kishauwau Country Cabins for about ten years. It is the perfect place for a large group gathering because there are cabins that can accommodate different-size… More

Response from the owner Thank you for taking the time to write such kind words regarding our property and cabins Meta. We always enjoy having your group here. Have a safe and happy holiday season. The King Family and staff at Kishauwau

“Very nice cabin in lovely area.”

Reviewed 29 Sep 2013

Our family of 5 plus a dog stayed in the Illini Cabin for two nights. We all had a great time. The cabin was very clean. The only negative was that my daughter said that the pull-out couch was very… More


Reviewed 19 Sep 2013

We booked this cabin for a break after a family wedding nearby. Everything about the cabin and the location was fantastic. The cabin was airy and had two large bedrooms and a large sofa bed in the l… 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.

What if I have questions before I book?

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.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Terisa (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

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To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

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.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

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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