Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Karbers Ridge, Illinois

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

About Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins offers a unique experience for families, couples, sportsmen and those that love the peace and tranquility that Southern Illinois and the Shawnee National Forest have to offer. Travel back to a simpler time with our hand crafted log cabins and tree houses. Surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery, countless outdoor recreation opportunities and historical sites, guests of Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins will leave with fond memories and a love for this region.

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins offers guests two different lodging opportunities to choose from. Guests may select one of our traditional log cabins or a captivating tree house. Each of our units offers luxurious amenities in a natural setting and atmosphere that is both relaxing and adventurous. Our tree houses offer everything you need to relax in the tranquil treetops while you sit and watch birds fly through the forest canopy singing their songs. All have heating and air conditioning, bath rooms with showers and toilets, outdoor campfire areas, grills and picnic tables.

Lear archery from our 4H certified Archery Instructor; private and group rates available. We also offer boat parking with water for your live wells and a charging station for your convenience (fees apply for charging).

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins is open throughout the year and offers something for everyone. Please contact us for your special occasion and inquire about promotions and packages.

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Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

White Oak tree house - Sleeps 4-6 people

White Oak tree house - Sleeps 4-6 people

Maple Oak tree house - Sleep 2-4 people

Maple Oak tree house - Sleep 2-4 people

Sassafras Ridge Log Cabin - Sleep 6-8 people

Sassafras Ridge Log Cabin - Sleep 6-8 people

Hickory Hollow Log Cabin - Sleep4 people

Hickory Hollow Log Cabin - Sleep4 people

Relax under a  250+ year old Oak tree

Relax under a 250+ year old Oak tree

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Sassafras Ridge Log Cabin Loft

Sassafras Ridge Log Cabin Loft

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Garden of the Gods just 3 miles away!

Garden of the Gods just 3 miles away!

Prices

Hickory Hollow Log Cabin

Two story Log Cabin sleeps 2-4 people. Full bath with Shower. Fully stocked Kitchenette. Campfire ring and campground style charcoal grill.

Sassafras Ridge Log Cabin

Two story Log Cabin sleeps 6-8 people. Full bath with Clawfoot tub/shower. Fully stocked Kitchenette. Campfire ring and campground style charcoal grill.

Twin Oaks Log Cabin

Twin Oaks log cabin is an authentic antique log cabin, circa 1852. It was disassembled across the river at Fords Ferry in Crittenden county Kentucky and brought across the Ohio River ferry to Timber Ridge in 2013.

Maple Oak Treehouse

An adorable little Treehouse cabin nestled between a Red Maple and White Oak, overhanging a small creek bed! This treehouse sleeps 2 - 4 people with a queen size sleep number bed in the loft and a full size mattress in t...

White Oak Treehouse

A large treehouse in a 200+ year old White Oak! Sit on the deck 20' up in the tree canopy and see Mother Nature from a new and exciting perspective!

Walnut Hill Home

Walnut Hill is located on 35 private acres on the back side of our 120 acre property.

Pine Ridge Home

The Pine Ridge home is the newest addition to Timber Ridge lodging.


Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins Features

Tree houses with sleeping loft above living area.
Two story Log Cabins with staircases to the loft sleeping area.
All units, including the Tree houses, are equipped with a hotel style heating and air conditioning units, bathroom and kitchenette in each unit.
All units are equipped with pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes, spa quality towels and linens for your convenience.
A campground style charcoal grill is provided next to each cabin and tree house. (Charcoal is available for sale if needed)
A campfire ring is provided for each unit with folding chairs for your enjoyment.
Archery instruction provided by a 4H Certified Archery Instructor (see web site for pricing and scheduling)
Board games and Horseshoe available for guests
Boat charging facility (fee applies).
Horse paddock rentals (available summer 2012)


Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins Attractions

Hikers:
* Enjoy the endless miles of groomed trails throughout the Shawnee National Forest and
Kaskaskia Experimental Forest.
* Take the short ¼ mile hike at Garden of the Gods (3 miles away) and experience views
overlooking the Shawnee Hills from atop 90’ cliffs.
* Take one of dozens of different hiking trails and explore views not found anywhere else
in Illinois.
* Visit other unique rock formations created millions of years ago by great oceans that
once covered these hills such as:
- Rim Rock Recreation Trail – view the remnants of a 1500 year old stone wall built
by Prehistoric Indians.
- Pounds Hollow Recreation Area- a 25 acre swimming and fishing lake nestled in
the Shawnee Hills.
- Tower Rock- unique rock formations with amazing views of the Ohio river below
- One Horse Gap Lake - a nearby narrow rock crevice that extends downward from
the top of a sheer bluff near this 26-acre lake.
- Iron Furnace – Visit the only remaining iron furnace in the State of Illinois.
- Trail of Tears – The legendary path the Cherokee Indians took when they were
moved from the Great Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma
- Bell Smith Springs – A rare phenomenon of interconnected, complete, functioning
ecosystem with dozens of ice-cold spring pools and over 700 species of plants.
- Fern Cliff State Park - See Hawks' Cave, a 150-foot-long shelter bluff, and a 100-
foot-tall intermittent waterfall on the Big Rocky Hollow trail.
- Giant City State Park – with more than 1.2 million visitors a year, Giant City State
Park offers breathtaking views and a rich history too long to mention here. This is
a must see!
- Explore the cave at Cave In Rock State Park and learn about the pirates that once
terrorized passengers moving up and down the Ohio river.

Fisherman:

Besides several small ponds, loaded with fish and tucked away from time in the remote Shawnee Hills, Hardin County also offers two free boat launches into the Smithland Poole on the Great Ohio River. Want to explore other larger lakes, take a short drive and explore.
* Crab Orchard Lake – a 6,965 acre reservoir that is the centerpiece of the Crab Orchard
National Wildlife Refuge.
* Rend Lake – 387,900 acre lake
* Lake of Egypt – 2300 acre reservoir in the Little Egypt region of Southern Illinois
* Enter one of the regularly scheduled fishing competitions on the Ohio River in the
Smithland Poole.
* Kincaid Lake – A 2,750 acre lake known for excellent crappie fishing.

Recharge your boat batteries in the evenings at one of our boat charging facilities. Fees apply.

Bicyclists:
Bring your own bikes or rent one of ours. Challenge yourself with some excellent mountain biking through the hills or a scenic ride along the Tunnel Hill State Trail and ride through the old train tunnels along the way.
* Tunnel Hill State Trail stretches for 45 miles from Harrisburg to Karnak Illinois. The trail
spurs and continues for 2.5 miles from Karnak to Cache River State Natural Area -
Henry Barkhausen Wetlands Center on the old Chicago and Eastern Illinois railroad
bed.
* The 9.3-mile section between Tunnel Hill and Vienna crosses trails already known to
outdoor recreationists such as:
* The River-to-River Trails, which extends from the Mississippi to the Ohio River
* The unmarked American Discovery Trails, which in southern Illinois follows back roads
and some of the River-to-River Trail
* The U.S. 76 Bicycle Route, a part of the TransAmerica Bike Route
* The Trail of Tears, the primary route the Cherokee Indian tribe took in the winter of
1838-39 during their forced move from the Great Smokies to Oklahoma.

Archery:
Schedule yourself or your entire family for a fun afternoon learning to shoot recurve bows from our 4H Certified Archery Instructor, Marty Canfarelli. Marty has been hunting with bow and arrow since 1979. Currently Marty is the 4H archery instructor for a four county area
Please contact us in advance to schedule your lessons. We offer several packages for your convenience.
* Private one-on-on lessons are $35/hour
* Semi-private lessons (2-4 people) are $25/hour per person
* Have a larger group? Contact us for rates and special packages.

The Timber Ridge Pond:

A large fishing pond has been dug but we are awaiting Mother Nature’s spring rains to fill it up. If all goes well, we expect to be stocking the pond by Spring 2013.

Interested in some local events:
Visit the Hardin County web site for a complete list of festivals and activities:

http://www.hardincountyil.org/


Terms & Conditions

RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT
In consideration of participating in campground activities, I hereby agree to release MEC Industries, Inc D/B/A Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins and its owners or agents ("Releasees") from any liability arising from negligence, on behalf of myself or my heirs. I further agree to the following:
1. I acknowledge that participating in these activities involves risks which could result in injury or property damage. I expressly accept and assume all risks inherent in these activities or which may have been caused by the negligence of Releasees.
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