Enjoy southern Illinois wineries and adventures while staying just off the beaten path. Whether by yourself or with a partner, MoJo Valley is the place for everyone! With three wineries within five miles and located in the heart of the Shawnee Hills forest, we look forward to hosting your next trip.
“The cabin is well equipped with everything you need to make your stay like home. We stay in several vacation rentals a year. This cabin had the most equipped kitchen I have had the pleasure of using. It was nice to not have internet, TV or even a cell signal. I needed the time offline. The cabin is central to Giant City park, in the Shawnee National Forest wine country. My first stay in Southern Illinois was great. I would recommend this cabin for a couple of any age. Don and Hannah are great hosts.”
Eva's Roost is a rustic zen-style cottage on the property of Center For Lost Arts in Cobden. Nestled in the hillside the roost gives a sense of oneness with nature. No curtains allow a complete experience of nature: forest, pond, stars, moonrise, sunrise, birds & animals. Paul is the architect of everything you see. Bonnie offers Mindful Living sessions & facilitates individual/group retreats at the main house. Together they offer Eva's Roost for you to enjoy - a cozy cabin all your own.
“The cabin was a perfect retreat for our small family. We had everything we needed to be cozy and comfortable while we unplugged and enjoyed a few days taking in the natural beauty around us. Out our windows we were able to observe lots of birds and other creatures. It was magical! Bonnie and Paul were attentive and helped us whenever needed and otherwise we were left to enjoy ourselves.”
Cute and country remodel done in 2019. Recent new appliances, furnishings, flooring, heat & A/C, washer & dryer. Cabin is secluded and quiet plus 1/2 mile from Alto Pass Lookout Point and right in the middle of many award winning wineries. 15 miles from Carbondale 4 miles from Giant City 30 miles from Garden of the Gods 6 lakes within 10 mile radius Hundreds of miles of hiking trails in nearby Shawnee National Forest 6 miles from Bald Knob Cross
“This place was really lovely. The layout of the cabin was excellent, and the amenities were perfect for our 4-night stay. We did a lot of hiking while there, so having access to so many of the trailheads in the western portion of Shawnee National Forest, along with nearby access to Giant City State Park and Cache River was outstanding...and having a washer/dryer to use after all that hiking was a serious bonus! The cabin was so lovely, and we enjoyed sitting out on the super private deck every morning with our coffee, and using the fire pit (with Sid and Patty's complimentary wood!) in the evening. The cabin was perfectly remote - easy to get to, but so quiet and away from all sounds, except for the birds each morning. Sid and Patty were great - they left us on our own, but were also super responsive to a minor issue we faced while there at the cabin. Would love to return!”