Welcome to Timber Ridge Outpost!

We’re delighted that the Shawnee’s Garden of the Gods was chosen for the first America the Beautiful Commemorative Quarter by the U.S. Mint. 

garden of gods quarterBook a stay with us in 2016 and receive one of these uncirculated collector’s coins to commemorate your visit to this amazing site, only two miles away from Timber Ridge.  Book Here


Twin Oaks is finished and available!  Wait till you see the 16′  24′ Tree Deck…new photos in Gallery

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. The home is now nestled under a pair of twin Oaks that date back over 200 years. Behind the cabin, guests are able to relax in their private Tree Deck! Don’t miss this great piece of history that dates back to President Lincoln’s time in Illinois and read all about the family that built and lived in this wonderful old piece of American History! To be one of the first visitors, book here…

Experience a REAL tree house while exploring Illinois’ best kept secret…
The Illinois Ozarks!

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins is Illinois’ 1st & only Tree House and Log Cabin Resort, in the heart of the  Illinois Ozarks. We are the closest lodging facility to the famous Garden of the Gods.

Do something different this year! Stay in a luxurious tree house or log cabin near the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks.  It’s an experience you won’t soon forget! We offer 2 real tree houses, 2 modern log cabins, and Walnut Hill, a 2300 s.f. 4 bedroom/2 bath home on 35 private acres! Coming in the Fall of 2014, we will be opening Twin Oaks, a true antique log cabin from 1852 with all the charm and character guests have come to expect from Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins.

Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins offers a unique experience for families, honeymooners, horseback riders, hunters, fisherman, hikers, bicyclists, bird watchers and star gazers. Nestled in the beautiful hills of the Shawnee National Forest, Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins offers something for everyone.


Come back to a simpler time when families played games together in the evenings and sat on the porch talking into the night. Enjoy some southern hospitality while staying in a real Log Cabin or a one-of-a-kind luxurious Tree House! Each of our units, including the Tree house, is equipped with a bathroom, kitchenette, heating and air conditioning.

Spend your days enjoying the many wonders of the Shawnee National Forest at such famous places as The Garden of the Gods, Cave In Rock, The Iron Furnace and One Horse Gap Lake. For the Sportsman in the crowd, Hardin County offers the finest Whitetail Deer and Turkey hunting in the country. The 75 miles of the Smithland Poole on the great Ohio river, is host to numerous fishing competitions throughout the season.

Nest and inhabitant near cabin.

Timber Ridge Outpost is located in southern Illinois in Karbers Ridge, near the Shawnee National Forest. This area lies between the mighty Mississippi and Ohio Rivers. It has some of the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest, such as unique rock formations, caves, spectacular bluffs and canyons. Shawnee National Forest offers hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, boating, swimming, camping, picnicking, and scenic driving, in addition, most of the forest is open to horseback riding.


Timber Ridge Outpost & Cabins

Mailing Address:
RR2 Box 34A
Elizabethtown, Illinois, 62931

Physical Location:
Karbers Ridge, IL 62955
GPS: 37°33’52.18″N

Phone: 618-264-9091
Email:  info@timberridgeoutpost.com