Family Cabins to Rent & Hole Up In This Winter

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Cabin fever? It’s a good thing if you’re talking about the cozy winter cabins you can rent for a winter getaway. Exhilarating winter activities — snowshoeing! sledding! skiing! — will keep you busy during the day. After the sun sets, snuggle up in front of a blazing fire. Click through our album for the lowdown on nearby cabin communities where your family can create warm winter memories.

Grizzly Jack’s Luxury Cabins — Utica, Il

Spend a winter weekend in a cabin nestled in the woods. The 3-story, 3-bedroom and 4-bath luxury cabins, part of Grizzly Jack's Grand Bear Resort, sleep up to 18 guests -- a great fit for larger families. Northwoods furnishings, a whopping 3 fireplaces, a big-screen television, floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for watching the wintertime scenery from the warmth of the indoors, whirlpool tubs and a complete kitchen make your cabin feel like a luxury home away from home. The cabins are situated near Starved Rock State Park and Matthiessen State Park, where wintertime activities abound, including eagle watching and hiking the scenic trails with their magical, frozen waterfalls. Steps from your cabin, Grizzly Jack's indoor waterpark features water slides, a wave pool and a lazy river. And you can enjoy laser tag, a ropes course, a zip line and arcade games at the Enchanted Forest indoor amusement park. Casual dining options at the main lodge include Jack's Place Restaurant & Sports Bar, serving pizza, burgers and fresh salads; the Honey Pot Sweet Shop; or tropical drinks and snacks at the Wave Café.

2643 IL Route 178, Utica, Il (866-399-3866 or

Where is your winter hideaway? Let us know in the Comments!

— Amy Bizzarri

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