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Top-rated vacation rentals in Illinois

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Tiny home in Springfield
Your Tiny Home Cabin
You won’t forget the peaceful surroundings of this rustic destination. It maybe small at 375 sf, but it has all the features of most hotels with one queen bed and a full bed in the loft. Located near downtown Springfield, IL and many Abraham Lincoln attractions. Deer often walk around the property which is on a quiet dead-end street. The kitchen has most everything you need to cook meals. Plenty of towels, soap, shampoo, and extra pillows too. Also watch Netflix, Hulu, Prime, and Disney.
$65 per night
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Cabin in Savanna
Cozy, Secluded Cabin -A Peaceful Getaway Location!
Perfectly located: a half mile from town, but secluded enough to be a private hilltop house retreat, the deck overlooks downtown with a backdrop of the Mississippi River! Enjoy the outdoors hiking at the Palisades State Park with miles of trails just a short drive away, kayak or fish one of the many rivers or lakes, stroll through downtown for antique and gift shopping, or visit a nearby winery. After a day of adventures, relax in the spa tub or enjoy a glass of wine on the private deck.
$90 per night
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Cabin in East Dubuque
Custom Floating Suite-HOT TUB!
Enjoy a stay directly on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. This custom cabin is floating right on the water, and you won't find anything like it! Grab your loved one or friend and surround yourself in nature, while soaking in the hot tub on the floating patio, or in the beautiful tub inside. Relax in the king size bed thats in front of one of the two fireplaces. The cabin has everything you need, including a small kitchen. This floating oasis is located at Millennium Marina.
$157 per night

Illinois home rentals

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Home in East Peoria
Riverside Beach House
$136 per night
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Home in Waterloo
The Lake House
$152 per night
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Home in Chicago
Division St Designer Home In Heart of Wicker Park
$99 per night
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Home in East Peoria
Cozy Cottage in East Peoria!
$66 per night
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Home in Teutopolis
Wooden Shoe Factory, Historic, w/ Bar & Breakfast
$59 per night
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Home in Peoria Heights
Day Tripper...In the Heights
$119 per night
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Home in Teutopolis
Mack’s Birdhouse🕊 5 min to interstate 57/70. Cute!
$89 per night
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Home in Mattoon
Cottage on Lake Paradise
$90 per night
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Home in Ottawa
Bungalow on Vine.
$53 per night
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Home in Champaign
The Depot B & B: A Peaceful Retreat
$75 per night
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Home in Bloomington
Arcade House and Hot Tub
$568 per night
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Home in Peoria Heights
Galena Shores
$192 per night

Your guide to Illinois

All About Illinois

Known as the Prairie State and once home to one of the United States’ most popular presidents, Illinois has a rich and complex history, from epic explorers to kingpins of the Prohibition-era. This is a state full of stories to tell. Chicago’s towering cityscape on the edge of Lake Michigan, sporting heritage, and plethora of museums draw the eye, but beyond the city limits lie huge canyons, rock climbing parks, and Amish communities.

Visitors head here to cruise world-famous Route 66, spend time at the ballpark with a classic baseball snack, and get out into the fresh air of Illinois’ swathes of fertile fields where corn grows as far as the eye can see in some areas. On the western side of the state, you’ll see steamboats meander past and charming river towns for miles along the Mississippi River, while the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site sits on the Missouri border preserving the largest prehistoric city in North America.


The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Illinois

The ideal time to travel through the state of Illinois is late April to late October when temperatures are moderate. Other times of the year can be more extreme and involve rain, snow, or humid heat. Visitors do come during the winter, but there tend to be fewer arrivals due to Chicago’s bitter temperatures in particular. If you’re heading here after the fall, be sure to pack plenty of warm layers and have travel plans in place for likely snowfall. Spring and summer months are popular times to explore scenic city parks and the state’s peaceful lake and river-studded scenery — Chicago alone boasts 29 miles of lakefront. Cabin rentals in Illinois are also the perfect jumping off point for grabbing a kayak and exploring the Lake Katherine Nature Center on sunny days.


Top things to do in Illinois

The Leaning Tower of Niles

Less than half an hour’s drive out of Chicago, discover a little piece of Italy hidden in the unassuming village of Niles. In 1991, Italy established a sister pact with this tower, a smaller homage to the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Every day, the bells ring out traditional country tunes to enjoy in the surrounding streets.

Writers Theater

Founded in 1992, the Writers Theater in Chicago’s North Shore district has been putting on shows of all sizes and genres for guests from all over the world for decades. Adding a creative twist to classic works, this community theater welcomes over 65,000 guests every year for engaging entertainment.

Riding a riverboat in Peoria

Leave dry land for a while on a leisurely paddlewheel cruise along the riverside. Spend a few hours sightseeing and wildlife-spotting, or take an overnight trip to Starved Rock for the full experience with live banjo performances, indulgent buffets, and rushing waterfalls if you arrive at Starved Rock State Park in the spring.

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