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New! Information Pages to Plan Your Next Trip!

We are excited to announce that we’ve added area maps on our information pages, to help you while planning your trip to southern Illinois and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail. We are in the process of improving our site so please check in often to see how we are doing. Please excuse our mess as […]

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Overlooking the bluffs with the black road below

Winter Hiking in Southern Illinois & Stone Forts

Stone Fort Winter hiking, Southern Illinois & Stone Forts. We went to Giant City State Park to hike the Stone Fort Trail. This trail is a short 1/3 mile with a somewhat steep access to the fort. Surrounded on three sides by bluffs the backside has an ancient stone wall that has confused archaeologists since […]

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Old Mill Inn Alto Pass, IL

Old Mill Inn Alto Pass, IL        The Old Mill Inn  Alto Pass, IL along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, initially established in 1888 as the Alto Pass Milling Company. Furthermore, its signature product was Pride of Alto Flour. Not only was grain processed in the mill, but the steam engine produced electricity in […]

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Southern Illinois Winter Getaway

Beat the Winter Doldrums with a Southern Illinois Getaway Southern Illinois Winter Getaway is a destination unlike any other. Home to the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, beautiful small towns, breathtaking views of the Shawnee National Forest and many historic sites, you will want to stretch your stay a day or two longer to experience it […]

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Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Valentines Day is just around the corner. What will you do your for your loved one this year? Plan on something different.  A romantic Trip to Union County, IL. Most of our lodging associates offer a variety of Romantic touches such as Chocolates, Flowers, and Massages.  This is also a great time of […]

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Southern IL Cabin

The Most Unique Lodging in Illinois

The Most Unique Lodging in Illinois The members of the Shawnee Wine Trail Lodging Association invite you to experience the best of Southernmost Illinois. Our Unique Inns, Cottages, and Cabins offer you everything you need to make your trip a memorable one. Windy Hill Acres Inn a beautiful 5 room cabin originally a Rock Potato […]

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5 Reasons to Stay at a Unique Owner Operated Lodging

5 Reasons to Stay at a Unique Owner Operated Lodging Perhaps you’re starting to plan your vacation, and you’ve begun looking into lodging possibilities. While a hotel may be the first choice that pops into your head, why not make your lodging a more direct aspect of your getaway? After all, bed & breakfasts are […]

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Romantic Winter Getaways in Southern Illinois

Romantic Winter Getaways in Southern Illinois Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat indoors or want to embrace the outdoors as a snow covered wonderland, there are plenty of lodging options in our association that offer the perfect getaway. Whether it’s for two or a larger group, we have what you need. (more…)

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