Welcome to Timber Ridge Outpost!

Looking for a little social distancing?

There’s no better place to do that than an isolated cabin in the woods where you are free to lay around or take a hike to get some exercise and improve your spirits. Take a walk up to the barn yard and visit the horses, hang out around the campfire with your family or throw a line in our private pond for some great catch and release fishing.

All the cabins at Timber Ridge are spaced out so there are no concerns about being too close to other cabins. Or, if you want even more privacy, rent a house on acreage and really get away. Our Walnut Hill home sits on 35 private acres, Prairie House sits on 60 private acres and the Pine Ridge home sits on 4 private acres and has a hot tub!

At Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins we are going the extra mile to help keep you and your family safe during these trying times…..

  • All units have gone thru a multi-step sanitizing process which includes the following….
    • All blankets, quilts, sheets and shower liners have been washed with bleach in a hot sanitizing wash. This is done every time someone checks out of one of our units.
    • All knobs, handles, switches, remotes, railings and surfaces have been pre-sanitized by the cleaning staff prior to beginning their regular cleaning processes.
    • A bottle of sanitizer is left in each unit. We encourage guests to use this as needed. We also ask that ALL guests, use this sanitizer prior to leaving their unit. This helps to protect our cleaning staff as well.

All hiking trails in the area are open!

Great place!

“We have stayed here three times. We have stayed in two different cabins and in the small treehouse. They were all awesome! Elizabeth and her staff are super friendly and willing to help if you need anything. We will definitely go back!
                                                                                               Reviewer on TripAdvisor: Jan 2019


YES! We are pet Friendly!!

Click here to read our Pet policy.
Just scroll down to “Kids & Pets”

Give the gift of an adventure at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins this year.

Gift Certificates are now available! Click here or give us a call.

Saturday Evening Post July/August 2016 coverThe Saturday Evening Post Features
Timber Ridge in the July/August 2016  issue!  

We here at Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins are so proud and excited to be featured in such a prestigious National Magazine such as The Saturday Evening Post!

Seriously, how cool is that?!

Click here to read the full article!


Experience a REAL tree house while exploring Illinois’ best kept secret…
Illinois Ozarks!

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins is Illinois’ 1st & only Tree House and Log Cabin Resort, in the heart of the  Illinois Ozarks. 

Do something different this year! Stay in a luxurious tree house or log cabin near the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks.  It’s an experience you won’t soon forget! We offer 2 real Treehouses, 2 modern Log Cabins, an authentic antique Log Cabin, Circa 1852 featuring a TreeDeck and 2 modern homes on acreage; Walnut Hill, a 2300 s.f. 4 bedroom/2 bath home on 35 private acres! And Pine Ridge Home, a 2 bedroom home on 4 private acres with a Hot Tub!

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins offers a unique experience for families, honeymooners, horseback riders, hunters, fisherman, hikers, bicyclists, bird watchers and star gazers. Nestled in the beautiful hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins offers something for everyone.


Come back to a simpler time when families played games together in the evenings and sat on the porch talking into the night. Enjoy some southern hospitality while staying in a real Log Cabin or a one-of-a-kind luxurious Tree House! Each of our units, including the Tree house, is equipped with a bathroom, kitchenette, heating and air conditioning.

Spend your days enjoying the many wonders of the Shawnee National Forest at such famous places as The Garden of the Gods, Cave In Rock, The Iron Furnace and One Horse Gap Lake. For the Sportsman in the crowd, Hardin County offers the finest Whitetail Deer and Turkey hunting in the country. The 75 miles of the Smithland Poole on the great Ohio river, is host to numerous fishing competitions throughout the season.

Nest and inhabitant near cabin.

Timber Ridge Outpost is located in southern Illinois in Karbers Ridge, near the Shawnee National Forest. This area lies between the mighty Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. It has some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest, such as unique rock formations, caves, spectacular bluffs and canyons. Shawnee National Forest offers hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, and scenic driving, in addition, most of the forest is open to horseback riding.


Looking for a little extra piece of mind? Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins has partnered with the industry leader in Travel insurance, InsureMyTrip! Click on the link below to get your FREE, no obligation quote!  

Why?  Because life happens…

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Mailing Address:
546 N Iron Furnace Rd

Elizabethtown, Illinois, 62931

Physical Location:
Before going to your cabin, ALL guests must check in at:

281 Karber’s Ridge Rd
Herod, IL 62947

Phone: 618-264-9091
Email:  info@timberridgeoutpost.com