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Allen's Log Cabin Guest House

11661 W. Chetlain Ln. , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)
3.9
105 Reviews
$149 - $250
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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

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Overall
3.9

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.0
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Dining3.6

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Halloween getaway

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.


Quiet, Romantic

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.


October stay

4.2 on October 23, 2014

Beautiful views fromthe cabins. Large fire places and cofortable beds. We'll be back.


Cozy Cabin

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.

Innkeeper Response
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 :)


A great 25th Anniversary get away!

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


Very Romantic - No worries

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.

Innkeeper Response
Oh, yeah, throw me under the bus lol You're welcome back any time :)


Nice getaway

3.8 on September 17, 2014

The John Smith cabin was part of a getaway weekend for my wife and me. The cabin was very clean and comfortable for two people. Tammy was very accommodating and helpful, stating we could call her 24/7 with any needs.


Pricey, but a neat experience

3.2 on May 07, 2014

We stayed in the larger cabin, since we had two adults and two teens. It was priced a little high, but since we were just going for one night, we went for it. We wanted to have a "cabin" experience, not a "hotel" experience. The cabin was neat. It looked alot nicer on the inside than it did in the photos. It was clean and had everything you would expect. The kids liked the loft. It isnt perfect, but you have to remember --it was built in 1865!!! We had fun walking around and looking at the cows. We lit a fire, sat on the front porch, etc. Overall, a good time.

Innkeeper Response
I remember your visit. If the gas and electric companies would lower their prices I would be able to lower mine, too :)I'm very glad you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you again :)And thank you for returning my key :)


Unique Cabins for a One Time Stay

3.0 on April 23, 2014

We stayed as a family with our dog in the Chetlain cabin. We wanted to visit the Galena area and staying in a log cabin seemed a unique way to do it. The cabins are charming, but in need of some maintenance, and the host is very nice. Having said that, I would have to say that it is doubtful that we will be visiting again. The property is much smaller than I imagined and there is no hiking or other activities in the area. I had pictured staying in a cabin and being able to explore nature around me. There is nothing to explore and the cabis are pretty close together. It is in "Galena", but not really in Galena, so there isn't anything to see in the area within walking distance. Therefore, I would have to say that while the cabins are charming, they are pricey, and not something that I would do again.

Innkeeper Response
I remember your visit. You asked me on the phone if we were located close to town and I told you two miles and you said that was pretty close. Then you asked about hiking trails and I told you they were downtown. You said ok and reserved a cabin. I'm not sure what maintenance you are referring to in the Chetlain cabin, we just put a brand new roof on the cabin and if you would have called me, like I told you, you can 24 hours a day, I would have told you to flip the breaker and the jets on the tub would work. If you don't call me, I can't help you out.....the check in sheet states clearly "call me ANY TIME for ANYTHING". I hope you reconsider staying again now that you know your issues can all be taken care of with a phone call. I'm sorry you didn't appreciate the "lack of nature" and hiking trails, but you were told over the phone and our website does have pictures :) Thank you for staying with us and we appreciate your comments, that's the only way we know how to make your stay as pleasant as possible, which means you need to comment to us before you leave so we have a chance to.


Real Cabin Feel

2.8 on April 10, 2014

We really wanted to experience staying in a log cabin and Allen's Log Cabin gives you that experience. A plus about this place is that it is one of the few places that has wood burning fireplaces, which was a huge plus for us. What a beautiful view of open fields looking out a big window near our Jacuzzi tub. We very much enjoyed the sunrises and sunsets as well as the dark starry skies at night...very tranquil and relaxing experience. With the pros does come a few cons that we cannot omit. We did have trouble with getting enough hot water to enjoy the tub. We were unable to enjoy the tub on the first night and when we brought it up to the Innkeepers the second night, she wasn't too accommodating. We did not allow that to ruin our experience so we came up with our own plan, and eventually were able to enjoy our hot tub.

Innkeeper Response
I remember your visit. You were given a check in sheet with specific instructions for the whirlpool tub. We have never had an issue with the tub as long as the directions are followed. You were also given a discount for your next stay and you can choose another cabin. The check in sheet clearly states all instructions for tubs, fireplaces and anything you need. Thank you for staying with us, we hope you change your mind and stay again. Your discount is transferable so you can give it to a friend if you prefer.


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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Directions to property:

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.

Area Attractions

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, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Internet Service, Telephone, Wi-Fi , 1000 thread count Egyptian Cotton sheets

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

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, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4p - call ahead
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Yes We prefer you smoke outside on porch.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children Welcome! Under 16 are free!
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes $25 pet fee
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum on weekends. Call for one night availability.
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Full payment due 14 days prior to arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation Policy is 14 days. If you cancel within 14 days of your reservation and we cannot rent the cabin you will be charged for the full stay plus tax and will be issued a gift certificate for a later date.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tammy Kumbera

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Gardening

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Serving Location: Guest room

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11661 W. Chetlain Ln. , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)

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