Press Tour Articles

Recently, a group of travel writers stopped by Timber Ridge as part of a press tour sponsored by Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau. Our unique region is called the Illinois Ozarks because we are the beginning of the foothills of the Ozarks, so different from the cornfields that most people associate with Illinois. We thought you might… Read more »

We Made the Weird List

O.K.  So we knew we were different, but weird??? We’re getting e-mails congratulating us on being #2 on the 15 Weirdest Things You Can Do in State of Illinois. See for yourself…  

We’re in AAA Midwest Mag

The Shawnee Hills were recently featured in AAA’s Midwest Magazine and look whose photo is on the first page… Read about us in AAA’s Midwest Magazine

Red Tricycle

Best Glamping Spots Close to Chicago Forget sleeping on the ground and digging holes in the woods — glamping (“glamorous camping”) is all about bringing your favorite creature comforts to the great outdoors. And you can do it near Chicago. Click through our album to discover the best glamping spots around, from a tree house… Read more »

Channel 6 Paducah

Tree houses for rent ELIZABETHTOWN, Ill –Recently, we’ve talked of the importance of family vacations, and the role they play in making family memories. So what about a night high in the sky? The Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois offers a unique camping experience. You can spend the night in your very own tree… Read more »

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

TIMBER RIDGE OUTPOST AND CABINS IN KARBERS RIDGE, ILL. OUTPOST AND CABINS IN KARBERS RIDGE, ILL. See the article > “When we decided to get into the lodging business, we knew something different would get attention,” says Elizabeth Canfarelli who owns the business with her husband. “I have a lifelong passion for tree houses and… Read more »

Chicago Parent

Camp in a real tree house in southern Illinois By Cortney Fries Filed under: Travel 5/21/14 12:34 PM View the article > Ever watched “Treehouse Masters” on Animal Planet and been envious? I have, so I was thrilled to discover a family-friendly treehouse resort near the gorgeous Shawnee National Forest. My clan of four recently… Read more »

The Southern

Up a tree: New lodging experience in Karbers Ridge April 16, 2014 12:00 am Link to article > Just like the treehouses kids used to get away from it all — they were at least separate from the house — a Hardin County couple is providing a similar experience for adults and families. Timber Ridge… Read more »

A Little Slice of PYE

quiet moments :: a family trip Sometimes you just need a peaceful respite. We were due for a quiet trip to restore our tired bodies and minds. Doing a bit of research sent us a couple hours south. Exploring our own state and own “backyard” is extremely important to me. Too many times we don’t… Read more »

Midwest Wanderer

Tree Houses and Rocks and Walks through the Forest written by Mile Markers on July 3, 2013 in Adventure/Outdoor Illinois and Connie Reed and Mile Markers LINK TO THE ARTICLE › What child doesn’t love to hang out in a tree house? Or romp through a forest? Or climb on huge boulders? The child in me… Read more »