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
4.2 on November 12, 2015
We had a wonderful stay in the Chetlain cabin which has room for 6 even though we were only 2. Gobsmacked by its authenticity so for anyone who has any interest in history this is a must. Gorgeous views in every direction. Reminded me of Ireland. Loved the huge fireplace, great hot tub, nice furniture. Windows could used some TLC but I can understand wanting to preserve the cabin in its true form. Cant wait to go back! Tammy is an awesome lady too by the way! So friendly and helpful. If you enjoy Galena you have to stay here at least once!
I'm so glad you liked it!!! Funny you should mention the windows.....if you noticed upstairs, there was one window finished. We started working on the windows this summer and Amelia at the Ryan Mansion "stole" my carpenter to finish her ballroom for ghost dinners!! Priorities are a must in Galena!! We should have all the windows replaced by next fall. The wood is so old it's difficult to make it look authentic without using old wood. We're getting there, a little bit at a time :)
4.2 on October 29, 2015
This was our second time staying in the Smith cabin (we stayed there in 2011, as well) and, once again, we loved it! The cabin is cozy and quiet -- perfect for a romantic getaway. My fiance and I were able to relax and enjoy a nice fire, and the jacuzzi was wonderful. We highly recommend this place and hope to come back again!
3.0 on June 08, 2015
Great cabins but quite pricey!
Once I get solar and wind power I'll be able to lower prices :)
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.
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