Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins in Shawnee National Forest Illinois
Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins Elizabethtown Shawnee National Forest Illinois Rentals Lodgings Accommodations

Hosts: Bob and Dixie Dart

Cabins: 3 (and two more cabins coming in 2008).

Address: Bob and Dixie Dart, RR2, Box 124, Elizabethtown, Illinois 62931

Telephone: 618-264-6036

Activities/Attractions: The Hardin County area is unprecedented for its natural beauty and its rich and colorful history. The countryside is spectacular and the history of the area interesting and entertaining. This is a land of natural beauty unequalled anywhere in the State. Nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, Hardin County’s scenic roads guide you along the Ohio River and through rolling hills with mysterious hollows, rocky bluffs, curious rock formations and hardwood forests.

Within this fascinating setting, visitors have their choice of numerous recreation sites including: Pounds Hollow, Rim Rock Trail, The River to River Trail, Garden of the Gods, High Knob Scenic View, Old Stone Face, Glen O. Jones Lake and Conservation Area, Tower Rock, Cave-In-Rock State park, Camp Cadiz and Illinois Iron Furnace. Camping, hiking, biking, fishing and hunting opportunities abound in this four seasons vacationland.

  • Trails for hiking, mountain biking, bicycling, bouldering, bird watching or rock climbing are endless and nearby
  • Fish, swim, hike and picnic at Pounds Hollow Lake
  • Enjoy the overlooks, boulders and canyons at Rim Rock Recreational trail which is just across the road from the cabins
  • Near Cave in Rock, Garden of the Gods, free ferry to Kentucky, Pounds Hollow Lake, Glen O Jones Lake, Hog Rock, Iron Furnace, Little Sturgis, Ohio River, Tower Rock and the Shawnee Queen River Taxi
  • A short drive from Dixon Springs, Bell Smith Springs, Paducah River Front, Fort Massac, Paducah Quilt Show, riverboat gambling, Kentucky Amish country, Metropolis, Tunnel Hill biking trail, Golconda, Old Shawneetown, Saline County Wildlife Area, Lusk Creek, One Horse Gap, Burden Falls, Cache River Refuge, Giant City State Park, Mermet Springs scuba diving and much more

Linda Jerrels is one of the best cooks in the area and is also my friend and neighbor. She has graciously agreed to provide our cabins guests with some of her fantastic country cooking upon request. She will prepare and deliver to your cabin your choices from her menu.

"What a wonderful place you have! My husband and I were looking for a memorial weekend getaway and this place was perfect! The cabin is great, you truly thought of everything ... and it is so clean! We also enjoyed that the cabins are spaced out enough to feel private and secluded. We had a great time relaxing, hiking and fishing. Thanks for a wonderful trip. We hope to come back real soon."

"Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 days. The cabin is perfect (& spotless!). We hiked a lot at Rim Rock and the Beaver Trail. The satellite TV and DVD player worked great and the kitchen was very well stocked. Can't wait to get back here again for a longer stay. Thanks for your hospitality!"

"Thank you so much for this wonderful place!!  The cabin is a true gem - all the comforts of home in a most beautiful setting."

"Thank you for sharing this beautiful place with us. Last night the sky was clear and the stars were amazing. We enjoyed the cabin and hiking on the trails. The cabin made us feel right at home."

"This place is great! All of the well thought out extras are wonderful."

"The cabins are sooo cute and spotless."

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"We really enjoyed our stay. Very quiet and peaceful made relaxing very easy. We really enjoyed the "wildlife" ... dogs, deer, peacocks. The accommodations were fantastic, clean and so thoughtfully supplied."

"We loved this place!! Beautiful Rim Rock and Pounds Hollow. Hiked trails in dappled sunlight ... just changing autumn leaves - the quiet was amazing. Loved that the cabins were apart - close enough to you for comfort - but far enough for a feeling of solitude. Can't say how much it meant to be able to bring our "children with fur coats - couldn't ask for a more dog friendly environment. We'd recommend it unconditionally and are blessed because of the experience."

"There is only one word to describe your cabins - Ahhhhhhh - This has been the perfect place to relax."

"A perfect place for us to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. Loved the cabin and arbor."

"You’ve done a tremendous job with the cabins and amenities. Truly delightful."

"The place is incredible, so peaceful & serene."

"We are literally counting the days until we come back."

General Information: Welcome to Rim Rock's Dogwood Cabins ... new rustic cabin lodging with modern comforts, surrounded by The Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. Adjacent to Rim Rock and 1 mile from Pounds Hollow Lake, we are only mile from the Camp Cadiz to High Knob section of The River To River Trail, directly on the American Discovery Trail and the Shawnee Hills Scenic Byway in Eastern Southern Illinois.

We are now offering three cabins. The cabins are decorated in a very pleasing nature oriented decor and have a cedar interior with vaulted ceiling. Cabins have sheets, towels, kitchen towels, dishes, pots and pans and much more. We no longer provide charcoal and lighter for the grill but do provide wood for your fire. There is dish soap and cleaning materials as well as bar soap in the bathroom. We provide coffee, tea, popcorn and some of the normal condiments. Come relax and enjoy yourselves. Our original two cabins, Cougar Bluff and the Bear's Den cabin include the following.

  • Each has an 8'x12' screened in porch
  • Full kitchen including stove with oven, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster and all kitchen essentials
  • Each cabin has a big shower big enough to accommodate two
  • The cabins have air, heat, ceiling fans, satellite TV, VCR and DVD
  • Cabin size is 12'x26' including screened in porch and a cozy one room with separate bath and sleeping loft

The new Deer Run cabin has everything our other two cabins have ... only larger.

  • The screened in porch is 24' x 10'
  • The bedroom is separate and has it's own 19" satellite TV/DVD
  • The loft is larger, has dormer windows on each side and includes two full size innerspring mattresses
  • The kitchen has full size appliances

Payment Accepted: Credit Card, Check or Cash.

Rates: (Prices quoted in US Dollars).

Cougar Bluff and Bear's Den
7 nights - $600
10 nights - $800

Deer Run
$150/ night
7 nights - $900
10 nights - $1200 (8 people max.)
$10/night/each person over 6

"We absolutely love the cabin!!! It's beautiful. I like the night sky ... I don't think I've seen so many stars! It's quiet here. We enjoyed sitting around the fire pit. The cabin was the best part of our vacation. We will be recommending this place to everyone!"

"Thank you for such a relaxing and wonderful three days! The cabin is adorable. We had so much fun seeing all of the wildlife around here. We hope to see you again."

"This is our second stay at your cabins. We were so impressed the first time that we brought friends along this time to enjoy the wonderful scenery and your great cabins."

"Christmas at Rim Rock was delightful. Your thoughtful preparations and decor made it feel like being home for the holidays - cozy and welcoming."

"Thank you for the attention to detail. We felt right at home."

"The cabin atmosphere is so great we didn’t even go anywhere."

"Probably the best vacation we have ever had. This cabin is great, it is peaceful and we could not believe how equipped it was."

"Thanks for great accommodations. You didn’t miss a thing in stocking the cabins. We had a perfect anniversary weekend."