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.

Hickory Hideaway — Shannon, Il

Located on 10 wooded acres minutes from Lake Carroll, Hickory Hideaway offers three types of cabins: luxury (one room), rustic whirlpool cottages (two rooms) and extended-stay country cottages (two rooms). The luxury and the rustic cabins have two-person whirlpool tubs with fireplaces, perfect for warming up at the end of a winter sport-filled day. Head to the Lake Carroll Clubhouse for their delectable fried chicken and beer-battered haddock or enjoy dinner from the comfort of your own cabin -- each is equipped with a country kitchenette. The area is popular with snowmobilers, and Lake Carroll's Plum Tree Ski Hill is perfect for beginners.

24366 Payne Rd., Shannon, Il (866-333-1333 or

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— Amy Bizzarri