Illinois Dining September 20, 2017
The Hidden Restaurant In Illinois That’s Surrounded By The Most Breathtaking Fall Colors
There’s a restaurant in Illinois that gives you more than just a good meal. Fall foliage abounds all around this charming eatery in a remote part of the state.
Homemade food and incredible views make this the best restaurant to visit in the fall. Check it out:
The best thing about autumn is the way the world transforms as leaves change colors and fall to the ground. This seasonal phenomenon starts now and goes through the end of October.
You can enjoy views of fall foliage while partaking in a delicious meal at a restaurant tucked away in the Shawnee National Forest, Illinois' largest nature preserve.
The most beautiful place to be during autumn, it contains Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock Recreation Trail, and portions of both the Ohio and Mississippi rivers.
Trails End Lodge in Cobden is a log cabin-style eatery that locals enjoy anytime of day. It has large windows to accommodate views of the beautiful, natural outdoors.
This down home restaurant is open daily. Hours Monday through Friday are from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. (or 1 a.m. on Fridays) while Saturdays and Sundays open at noon.
This restaurant gives you total control over your meal with lava stone cooking. Guests may grill their steak on their own personal lava stone, which is made of crushed volcanic stone.
You can also get already cooked items. Appetizers include mozzarella sticks and nachos while entrees consist of steak and seafood as well as burgers and sandwiches. Plus, there are desserts like cake and ice cream.
Patrons also love the incredible outdoor seating which allows you to enjoy epic views of the Shawnee Forest. There is no better place to view fall foliage in the state.
The lodge part of Trails End Lodge appears to be this treehouse known as Trappers Tree. Cozy up under the stars and wake up to the most stunning sunrise fall as to offer.
If autumn is your favorite season, you can't miss out on this experience. Enjoy upscale dining and the changing leaves of the forest at this memorable lodge.
Trails End Lodge is located at
1425 Skyline Drive in Cobden, and you can get more information on its website or Facebook page.
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