Destination guide

Choose a vacation rental for your Makanda getaway

The parks and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Makanda. This walkable city is known for its horseback riding, hiking and golfing. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Makanda

Do you want to discover things to do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Makanda a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hickory Ridge Public Golf Center (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Kokopelli Golf Club (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Williamson County Fairgrounds (15.9 mi / 25.6 km)
  • Tunnel Hill State Trail (19.3 mi / 31 km)
  • Gambit Golf Course (20.3 mi / 32.7 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Makanda

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Makanda is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Ferne Clyffe State Park (10.4 mi / 16.8 km)
  • Anna City Park (11.2 mi / 18 km)
  • Lake of Egypt (12.6 mi / 20.3 km)
  • Shawnee National Forest (15.3 mi / 24.6 km)
  • Lake Murphysboro State Park (17.1 mi / 27.5 km)
  • Vienna City Park (19.3 mi / 31.1 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Makanda

The nearest airport is in Marion, IL (MWA-Williamson County Regional), located 12.8 mi (20.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI-Cape Girardeau Municipal), which is 34.2 mi (55.1 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Makanda?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 116 vacation rentals near Makanda. From 42 Cabins to 42 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Makanda for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Makanda?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Makanda. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Giant City State Park: 109 vacation rentals
  • Blue Sky Vineyards: 112 vacation rentals
  • Southern Illinois University: 109 vacation rentals
  • Southeast Missouri State University: 23 vacation rentals
  • Lake Murphysboro State Park: 60 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Makanda listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Makanda?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 42 Cabins in Makanda. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Makanda include:

  • Cottages: 42 rentals available
  • Houses: 52 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 42 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Estates and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Makanda?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 9 vacation rentals with pool available in Makanda. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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