Ozark Bed and Breakfast Inns
Ozark Bed and Breakfast InnsOzark bed and breakfast travel guide for romantic, historic and adventure b&b's. Browse through the iLoveInns.com database of Ozark, Illinois bed and breakfasts and country inns to find detailed listings that include room rates, special deals and area activities. You can click on the 'check rates and availability' button to contact the innkeeper.
The beauty of the Shawnee National Forest is well known, but fabulous outdoor adventures remain a mystery to Southernmost Illinois' visitors. Ozark, Illinois and environs offer a plethora of delights, ranging from a superb bicycle trail to horse-back riding, from Native American sites to lazy days at a hidden lake and beach, and from unlimited hiking to expert lessons on climbing. Three sites located in Northern Pope County between a place that used to be called McCormick and Eddyville are Bellsmith Springs, Burden Falls, and Jackson Hollow & Falls. For decades serious hikers, climbers, and explorers have known about these wonders. During rainy periods falls in all these natural areas are amazing, especially at Burden Falls. Some of the best pulled pork you have ever eaten can be found at the Ozark General Store, where you can also purchase gas, sundries, and just about anything.
If you had to guess, where could you find waterfalls, canyons, spectacular forests, creeks, lakes, swamps, a mighty river, bluffs, caves, vineyards, and a plethora of wildlife? You could find such wonders in Africa, Australia, Brazil, Alaska, or Hawaii, but could you imagine them all in one county of Southern Illinois? Some of the best boulder and rock climbing in the state can be enjoyed in Jackson Hollow, around Jackson Falls, Burden Falls or Bellsmith Springs in the McCormick section just one to six miles out of Ozark. A whole day can be spent in pursuit of waterfalls ranging from wide waters pouring over bluffs at Bellsmith Springs to a broad waterfall reaching out at Jackson Falls to fast-running crashing cascades at Burden Falls. Bay and Hunting Branch Creeks created the canyons strewn with giant boulders, and accented by majestic cliffs, flora, and fauna. A staircase carved into stone at Bellsmith Springs allows for an easy descent into the canyon.