Shawn M 2023-02-25 Perfect cabin in Gorgeous location
This was our second stay. We love the clean, updated cabin and the hot tub! It has everything you need for a romantic weekend. We travel quite a bit and it is hard to find a small cabin for 2, priced so affordably, with a hot tub AND a fire pit in a location that plays to our love of the outdoors and gorgeous hiking trails. You are provided necessary kitchen equipment for cooking and eating, towels, coffee pot, A/C, heat and a sweet little electric fireplace. There is TV and Wifi if you feel the need. Booking, check-in and out are extremely easy. The host provides detailed information about the cabin amenities and otherwise leaves you to enjoy yourself. We highly recommend Shawnee Forest Cabins for couples. Cathy 2023-02-01 One Bedroom with Hot Tub!
The Shawnee Forest Cabins are very nice, cute and just what you need. The location is perfect for hiking at Garden of the Gods and Rimrock, both wonderful hikes. The hot tub was a perfect finale especially in January. We appreciated that firewood was provided for the fire pit. The staff were wonderful and very helpful. I recommend this facility to anyone visiting the area. Mandy M 2023-01-21 A Must Stop! Shawnee Forest Cabins
I cannot recommend this place enough. It’s so cute and all amenities were included. The staff answers messages almost instantly. It’s so close to Garden of the Gods and other beautiful hikes. The hot tub was everything after hiking all day. Can’t wait to return! Cubsgirl87 2022-12-02 Worth It!
Wonderful experience! The cabin is adorable, the communication is excellent, and the hot tub is such an unbeatable touch (and very easy to use). I drove in from Chicago to get out of town for a bit and followed the directions they provided rather than using my GPS. I made it there perfectly, even in the dark. I'm hoping to come back to the area in the spring and will definitely be booking again. The only thing I would note is the small light from the heat/air con does shine directly towards the bed. Nothing they can do about it but make sure to bring a sleep mask if you are sensitive to light. _rose_schuchard 2022-11-28 Thanksgiving Holiday getaway
The cabin was clean, comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for our stay. It was located near the Garden of the Gods hiking area which is why we chose it. Thank you to the owner and staff. Hope to return soon! jjoliat 2022-11-25 Nice cabin, great location
We had a great stay at Shawnee Forest Cabins. Our 2-bedroom cabin was very comfortable and included all the basics. We loved the location for a variety of hikes. We enjoyed a nice fire outside the cabin in the evenings and appreciated that firewood is included. The cabin was also really clean. Fred_A 2022-11-07 Perfect for a couple getaway
We planned for a hiking trip to Shawnee National Forest to enjoy the fall foliage in October, with a main focus of Garden of the Gods (GOG) hiking area. While searching for nearby lodging, I came across the cabins which is the closest cabins to the GOG area. Since it was a late booking, I could only find 2 nights available at the end of the month. I would have preferred earlier dates since we didn't want to miss the fresh fall colors. I think mid-October would be a perfect time to visit the national forest. Well, maybe next time... We opted for the 1br cabin with hot tub. This turned out to be a perfect lodging for the two of us. We needed the hot tub after a whole day of hiking to ease away our muscle pains and relax in the evening. Booking was easy and I had an option to chose my own door code to the cabin. There was a 50% deposit during booking and full payment required a few days from the arrival date. The cabin was really clean and looks brand new. All amenities were as mentioned in the website. We felt the cabin really gave us the privacy since they are not close to each other. The hot tub itself faces the pond in the backyard and nobody could see us in the tub. Also the owner's response via text was very fast when I had a few questions about the cabin.In summary, we really love the cabin and I do recommend the lodging for those who plan to visit the Garden of the Gods. judyg919 2022-10-20 Lovely stay at Shawnee Forest Cabins
Very, very happy with the cabin. So clean and such a thoughtful array of kitchen and bath items, much appreciated. Beds, furniture all very comfortable. Very convenient to Garden of the Gods.So happy we were able to stay here. Chicago Mark 2022-09-14 Great place to get away!
The cabin was great! It was perfectly clean, new, had everything we needed and was very comfortable. The private hot tub on the outdoor deck was quite a treat, and we also enjoyed sitting by the firepit. We stayed in Cabin 5 and would recommend it to anyone looking for some quiet time away. dabearsfansb 2022-08-02 Great trip to the Shawnee!
Cabin was very clean, had everything we needed. Well stocked. Perfect location for visiting the Shawnee recreation areas, we would stay again. Nice fire pit and wood provided. 10 minutes from garden of the gods and rim rock.
The icing on the cake was the smoke detector started chirping at 12am. I contacted the host who responded right away (found out later this was only because she was scrolling thru emails). She helped us find a long pole to reset it. She assured us that the batteries were changed in January and didn't understand why this happened. The next evening at 11:30am it went off again. Since this was a hiking trip, our goal was to get up early. So instead of changing the batteries while we were out on day 1 -they waited for it to happen again. Two nights of sleep interrupted. No compensation for our inconvenience and interrupted sleep on both of the nights of our stay. Not what I call good customer service.
When you are one of two places to stay in the area, the bar doesn't have to be that high. Definitely will not stay there again
The cabins are very well-built with impressive construction. The location is private enough but not entirely secluded from other neighbors or nearby towns. So in essence it feels very safe. The hot tub was pre-heated for us when we got there, which is essential given it can take 4 hours to half a day to heat up. The bed mattresses were very comfortable. Plenty of supplies in the kitchen and a full size stove and fridge.
The wifi is actually very fast and we were able to stream Disney+ for kids at one moment (bring your own roku stick or other device if you need to connect). If not, they have DirecTV satellite installed. It was only a 7 minute drive to Garden of the Gods hiking trails were absolutely gorgeous.
Also, Carrie was extremely reachable and very quick to respond. She provided personal contact information, which is unbelievable.
A wonderful experience; we will be sure to return.
we enjoyed our stay and will for sure be coming back!!
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The Shawnee Forest Cabins are the perfect cabins for any getaway trip to the Shawnee National Forest. The cabins are the closest cabins to one of the most photographed locations in the state, The Garden of the Gods, and are just down the road from the Rim Rock Hiking and Pounds Hollow Recreational & Swimming areas. The cabins offer many of the comforts found at home such as high speed internet access, smart and satellite televisions, full kitchens and baths along with luxuries such as air conditioning, fireplaces and hot tubs. Guests who are looking to relax, hike, bike, photograph, hunt, horseback ride and just want to get away make the Shawnee Forest Cabins their first choice when visiting the Shawnee National Forest.
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