$229 / night
Total guests, Nights

Kishauwau Cabins near Starved Rock Utica IL T.P. – Home 3818895 Log cabin

  • 1 bedroom
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Kishauwau Cabins near Starved Rock Utica IL T.P. – Home 3818895

  • Log cabin
  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

Key Info

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

Description from owner


Kishauwau Country Cabins sits very near 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.

Trading Post cabin is perfect for girls getaways or just a mid sized families vacation. This cabin offers 1 separate bedroom w/queen bed and 4 twin beds lining the corners of the walls out of the way in the living space. A firm maximum of 6 people. Every cabin here offers a full kitchen so you can bring in your own food & drinks. All cabins have their own personal outdoor bonfire pit, picnic table & grill. The wood stove inside your cabin makes for a cozy winter getaway (winter use only). All linens and cooking utensils are provided. Every cabin offers central heating and air conditioning.

Make Kishauwau your Illinois cabin rental go to spot. Private luxury cabins; beautiful, secluded surroundings; some dog-friendly cabins; and welcoming, friendly faces. These are just a few of the things you'll find at Kishauwau Country Cabins, moments away from Starved Rock and Matthiessen State Parks here in north central Illinois. Your vacation is what you make it, and all the ingredients are here.

Kishauwau is an unplugged getaway for people looking to get back to nature and enjoy each other and their surroundings. It is not a partying facility and it will not be tolerated.

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
    Beds in other rooms: 4 Twin beds
  • 1 Full bath


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

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  • 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: 16:00, 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).

Damage deposit: $200.00
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

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

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

Languages spoken: English





65 reviews

Very Good


Reviewed 5 Apr 2016

What a fantastic and awesome place to stay! Cabins are mostly one room but very spacious. We stayed in one with a Jacuzzi tub and after hiking in the nearby state parks thoroughly enjoyed soaking in i… More

Response from the owner Dave, Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience with us. We are truly glad you enjoyed your stay. The Chippewa cabin that you were in and the Pines are our most requested spots on property but I will say they are all nice. Until next time. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

“Amazing experience”

Reviewed 28 Apr 2015

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here! Very cozy, quiet and clean. Great customer service! We will definitely be back!

Response from the owner We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and definitely hope to see you again sometime. Summer & fall months do book up so book as far out as possible especially if you are planning to request a certain cabin. I will tell you they are all nice though. Terisa King and the Kishauwau Family

“Perfect Place to be near Starved Rock Park”

Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights in February for eagle viewing at Starved Rock. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. They bring the bundles of firewood you purchase to your front door. … More

Response from the owner Charles, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your cabin. The grounds are absolutely beautiful right now with all the green. We hope to see you again. Terisa King

“Winter Get-Away”

Reviewed 24 Feb 2014

My husband and I, with our 16 year old son, stayed in the Trading Post Cabin for one night. We were very impressed with the entire experience. The cabin was very clean, which is important to us. Yo… More

“Great time even breaking up with my guy on the same day”

Reviewed 23 Feb 2014

I reserved two nights for the valetine's day getaway, including a plan of hiking in Starved Rock on 15th. Somehow this overwhelmed the guy I was dating. He didn't show up and I spent 2 wonde… More

“Relaxing atmosphere and quiet place to getaway from it all.”

Reviewed 11 Feb 2014

Me and my group were very impressed with everything we found upon arrival. This place is for real. The cabins are clean and spacious. We had a great time and cannot wait to plan another weekend getawa… More

Response from the owner Thank you Paul. We are glad you enjoyed yourselves. Terisa King

“New annual Fall Pilgrimage!”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2013

My Family and I have been going to the Starved Rock State Park area for many years every October. It is a time for us to reconnect as a family. This year(2013), is the first year we stayed at Kishauw… More

Response from the owner Thank you Sue for taking the time to write regarding our cabins. I believe it is truly helpful for future guests to see what others who have stayed with us have to say. Be sure to book early if making this a yearly event. The King Family and staff at Kishauwau

“It was a welcome change from the grinding routine of each day”

Reviewed 22 Sep 2013

The stay was good, the amenities adequate and above all, the sprawling complex provided excellent opportunity for lot of physical activity. The one thing we hated with a passion was the 'late&… More

Response from the owner All too understood. That is something we hear often. Most people book for longer the next time they come back. The thing that most people love about our place is that it is family run, which means not a lot of employees. People who have no knowledge of running a place like this don't take into consideration that if you want to check in around noon and don't want to have to check out until early afternoon there is no time for us to be able to clean the cabins. With 17 of them on property there is a lot to do in between people checking out and others checking in. We are always happy to call you if your cabin happens to be ready sooner and we do that all the time. I do hope you decide to give us another try and in our off season, check in begins at 2pm.

“Clean, quiet, great service”

Reviewed 16 Sep 2013

Very friendly and accommodating staff in a quiet clean environment with everything we needed. I especially like the honor system for borrowing videos and games. The kids loved the rope swing and Cooki… More

“Clean- Convenient- Comfortable”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2013

The rental was every thing we hoped for and the staff was very friendly and trusting.

Review 1-10 of 65


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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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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