Family owned and operated!! Situated on the Galena IL boyhood estate of Civil War General Augustus Chetlain, this quiet country setting is the ideal antidote for the stress of city living. Nestled a mere 2 miles from Main St. Galena, Illinois are five rustic, original 1800s log cabins updated with luxurious amenities such as double whirlpool tub, wood burning fireplace, coffee maker, dorm size frig and microwave, central heat and air conditioning. Cabin rates also include continental breakfast, campfires, and occasional bonfires. Outdoor grilling is acceptable if you bring a grill. Conveniently located a short distance from downtown Galena and an all night Super Walmart in case you forget something, yet completely surrounded by 120 acres of grazing pasture. Private, secluded and convenient. We boast complete privacy, we don't bother you, you can bother us any time. .galena-illinois-lodging
4.0 on March 29, 2015
It was just what we wanted. Clean and cozy. Close to downtown Galena. We will be back
4.0 on March 25, 2015
We were looking for a quaint getaway with a real fireplace. The Jacuzzi tub was a big bonus. Very cute, very clean. Tammy met us for check in and reassured us several times to just call if we needed anything. no onsite dining, but the website made me give a rating. Very quiet and certainly a break from the standard room. Would recommend to anyone and would certainly come back again!
5 on January 28, 2015
I'm not one to leave a comment or review for internet purposes. After reading so many reviews, it's apparent that the only people leaving comments are the ones that were totally jacked about the experience, or had a particularly bad experience. The majority of people - in this instance people who were looking for a semi-rustic, staying-in-a-log-cabin experience, with a fireplace, hot tub and history, are perfectly satisfied with the experience and don't leave a comment. So, here's my review. The people were friendly. The cabin was quaint, clean, and rustic. It was exactly the experience we were looking for. A great way to get away. I would recommend it to friends - in fact, I already have. If you're looking for amenities - a pool, spa, room service - you need to go to a hotel or resort that provides those features. If you want a unique, spend-a-weekend-in-a log-cabin experience, Allen's is a great place for that! -Doug Gaster
5 on January 14, 2015
This stay was just as romantic as it was when my wife and I stayed 17 years ago. We had a great time! Will visit again.
4.4 on November 16, 2014
We were in Galena for the Halloween parade weekend and stayed at the cabins. It was our first time staying at the cabins and we were NOT disappointed. They are so different than any other place we have stayed at in Galena. Peaceful,romantic with your own fireplace. Loved everything about them! Can't wait to stay there again, we loved our weekend there.
3.8 on November 05, 2014
Great atmosphere and an awesome, quiet, romantic place to stay but a bit pricey. The water pressure was pretty low in the shower.
4.2 on October 23, 2014
Beautiful views fromthe cabins. Large fire places and cofortable beds. We'll be back.
4.2 on October 22, 2014
My husband and I loved the authentic log cabin feel. The fireplace was amazing and sleeping by firelight was so romantic and relaxing. Our cabin was cozy and we felt right at home. Being able to have our dog there with us made it even better. The owner was accommodating and told us to contact her any time day or night if we needed anything. If the nights had been a little warmer we would have loved to enjoy a fire in the fire pit outside! We thought we would be getting more than just bread and juice for breakfast, but the bread was very good. Also, I paid $35 for chocolate to surprise my hubby for our anniversary. It was delicious and from Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory, but we were under the impression it was going to be chocolate strawberries or something. Four pieces of chocolate was not worth $35 when Rocky Mountain is right downtown.
I'm so glad you enjoyed the cabin!! If you go back to our website it clearly states "Out of season we will substitute strawberries with other gourmet chocolates." And, the chocolates came from Rocky Mountain and from Chocolat'. When you buy a package from us you are paying for someone to go downtown and collect the chocolates from two different stores for you and have it waiting on your bed when you check in. In a monetary system nothing is free :)
4.2 on October 20, 2014
My husband and I loved the place! We had a cozy romantic cabin and being able to take our dog with us made the stay even better. We will be back
3.6 on October 19, 2014
My girlfriend and I read all the reviews. We were somewhat hesitant about staying. We even brought our own cleaning supplies which we DID NOT NEED. What we had was a very romantic stay at a rustic cabin that was very clean with modern upgrades, Direct TV (found Bears game), hot tub, great heat etc...We fed apples by hand to the cows on the adjoining farm. They office was very well kept and the owner was very funny in a sarcastic way. We will definitely by back. Rob Z.
Oh, yeah, throw me under the bus lol You're welcome back any time :)
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles
We're only 1.5 miles from Main St. Galena IL, off Hwy. 20. At the Chetlain Lane traffic light turn west (opposite Wal-Mart) and we're 1/2 mile up on the left.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery
Copier, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wheelchair access
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, picnicing, roasting Smores over an open fire, feeding the cows, playing with our dogs, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts