Allen's Log Cabin Guest House

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


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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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.7
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining3.6

Would definitely go back!

3.0 on June 08, 2015

Great cabins but quite pricey!

Innkeeper Response
Once I get solar and wind power I'll be able to lower prices :)

Great stay

4.0 on March 29, 2015

It was just what we wanted. Clean and cozy. Close to downtown Galena. We will be back

Wonderful getaway

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!

A Nice Weekend

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

Back for a 2nd HoneyMoon

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.

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

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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, University, Vineyard, Winery

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On-site amenities

Copier, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

Room amenities

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

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, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4p - call ahead
  • Check Out:: 11am - 1pm
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • 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.



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