Absolute Beauty Right
in the Heart of the Midwest
Like Southern Illinois itself, Pine Manor is a place of convergence, where natural wonders intersect and people come together. Whether you find yourself here for outdoor adventures, the Shawnee Wine Trail, shopping and antiquing, or the vibrant campus life of SIU, Southern Illinois is where the road less traveled connects to a world that’s waiting to be discovered. There’s no better way to experience it than by staying at the center of it all – at Pine Manor Estates.
Come for all that Southern Illinois has to offer, and you’ll come back for Pine Manor.
Shawnee Wine Trail
Taste the local flavors that will connect you to the landscape and to the vintners who crafted these exceptional wines. We can coordinate your winery tour, or provide tips for venturing out on your own. Wine lovers won’t want to miss Pine Manor’s own wine cellar, which is an adventure unto itself.
Southern Illinois University
SIU-C fills Southern Illinois with youthful energy, optimism, and countless activities in and around Carbondale. Don’t miss the chance to tour the beautiful campus during your stay. And for sports fans, the thrill of cheering the Saluki athletic teams to victory is second to none. For the full college experience, many of our guests attend SUI-C homecoming, parent’s weekend, graduation ceremonies, or countless weekend athletic events.
Pine Manor Estates is a premier destination for private hunting parties. Flush with wild turkey, goose and duck, and arguably the country’s best white-tail deer, Southern Illinois hunting is as good as it gets. The only thing better is coming home to our indulgent amenities and simple pleasures after a day in the field.
The Shawnee National Forest is unparalleled for scenic hiking trails and is home to more than 75 tree species, hundreds of wildflower varieties, and abundant forests and wildlife. The region provides a stunning backdrop for hiking. From disabled-accessible trails to multi-day backpacking excursions, a walk in the woods is a popular outing for visitors of all ages. Explore established trails on the River-to-River Walk, in Giant City Park and its ancient Indian Creek Trail to our most scenic Pine Hill Trails overlooking the Mississippi River Delta.
While visitors won’t find ATV trails in the refuge of Shawnee National Forest, the region offers numerous specialized ATV parks for a variety of skill levels. Riders are rewarded with lively terrain and stunning scenery. We’re happy to connect our guests with outfitters who are ready to meet the needs of experienced riders and first-timers alike.
For guests looking to revel in the slower pace of Pine Manor Estates and Southern Illinois, horseback riding is just the thing. Take a stately trek through Shawnee National Forest or Giant City Park, and explore the wild countryside on a path less traveled. For experienced riders, we can arrange to join Southern Illinois’ premier foxhunting club on a true traditional foxhunt! We’re happy to get you saddled up at the region’s best stables.
Antique enthusiasts know the most prized finds are usually discovered on roads less traveled. Day trips from Pine Manor Estates will lead guests down such scenic byways, with everything from unassuming mom-and-pop antique shops to bustling antique malls waiting to be explored. Additionally guests who are antique enthusiasts will be inspired by the amazing collections at each of the Pine Manor properties.
Everything from the nearby University Mall with stores such as Macy’s, to Carbondale’s downtown boutiques, to thrift stores and antique shops are an easy drive from Pine Manor Estates. For some “retail therapy”, or the simple thrill of an out-of-the-way find, Southern Illinois offers a shopping experience filled with variety. For serious shoppers, we can even arrange a daytrip by luxury limousine to St. Louis, Missouri with elegant malls from The Galleria to Plaza Frontenac.
When it comes to dining, Southern Illinois remains an undiscovered gem. From throwback diners like Mary-Lou’s Place, to global cuisine like Tom’s Place, to gourmet fare like Flame with elevated ambience, food enthusiasts looking for something extraordinary will be delighted by the range of dining experiences near Pine Manor Estates.
Adventure / Zip-line
There’s no shortage of adventure options in Southern Illinois. From climbing and rappelling the sandstone bluffs at Giant City State Park, to crossing the treetops on ziplines and rope suspension bridges on the Shawnee Bluffs Canopy Tour, your natural adrenaline rush awaits.
With breathtaking scenery and the vision and hard work of local enthusiasts, Southern Illinois is quickly becoming one of the Midwest’s premier mountain biking destinations. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced rider, come see why a ride here is always worth the trip.
Pine Manor Guests looking for entertainment in Southern Illinois won’t be disappointed. As a college town, Carbondale brings a steady stream of live music, theater, art, and sports. Brewpubs, karaoke, and cinemas provide easygoing good times, while bowling and golf offer a chance to get out and play.
Cast away in some of America’s Top 10 sport fishing lakes that offer some of the best fishing most anglers have ever experienced. From Kincaid Lake to Crab Orchard Lake to Little Grassy Lake to Cedar Creek Lake to Rend Lake and to our largest Kentucky Lake, the crappie, white bass, and giant catfish in the 18,000-acre Rend lake to the walleye and northern pike in underfished Cedar Creek Lake, the region’s best fishing is easily reached from Pine Manor Estates.