Galena Log Cabin Getaway

9401 W. Hart John Road , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)
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45 ACRES OF NATURAL BEAUTY Nestled down in a valley, totally surrounded by 500-ft ridges, our resort offers a variety of birds, wildlife, flowers, sights, sounds and smells. See stars that don't twinkle. TOUR THE MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI AND CASPER BLUFF -- just a mile away! Enjoy great views of the Mississippi. See the thunderbird and 31 burial mounds over 1,000 years old. WALK AN ALPACA LIVE IN AN HISTORIC LOG CABIN One-room, 660+ sq ft with open loft. Behind a closed door, a modern bath with 6-ft double-whirlpool tub and a 2x4-ft skylight. All walls and supports built entirely without nails. WITH 21st CENTURY CREATURE COMFORTS Central gas forced-air heat, central air, 250 satellite TV channels, CD/DVD player, 4 cu ft refrigerator, gas fireplace, and comfortable platform rockers with ottomans. Luxurious beds: queen on main floor, double in open loft. Coffee maker; breakfast delivered to your cabin the night before. All sheets and towels provided.



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  • Guest room3.6
  • Service3.6
  • Value3.0
  • Cleanliness3.7
  • Onsite Dining3.3

Huge Disappointment

1.0 on September 30, 2015

My husband & I were looking for a little getaway, this looked from the pictures to be the perfect spot. Let's just say you can't always trust a picture! There were no green spaces at all, the cabins were very rundown, and inside was not any better, dirty bedding & rust on bathroom fixtures. The only door to the cabin would'nt even close all the way! If you want to stay in Galena, look elsewhere. D.F.

Fun weekend getaway!

3.0 on January 25, 2015

We loved the ambiance of the little cabins away from everything. It's rustic... So if you are looking for the Hilton, this isn't the place for you. The cabins are adorable... And had everything we needed. I am an alpaca lover... And was a little disappointed that they weren't friendly enough to come up to the fence... So we really didn't get to interact with them. We stayed on a cloudy winter night, so we didn't get to see the stars... But we were definitely away from the lights of the city. I'm sure that on a clear night, it's beautiful. I would stay again and suggest it to anyone that wants something just a little off the beaten path!

We loved it and will be back

4.8 on June 13, 2014

It was a birthday surprise for my girl friend. She was so happy and we both loved it. We just wish that we could have enjoyed a nice walk on the trails, but the gnats were so bad. There bad everywhere. We have them at home. I think we will be coming back in the winter and do a little hiking. Thanks for everything. Beautiful cabin. Larry and Debbie.

Would come back

3.0 on June 07, 2013

It was nice secluded; however outside upkeep could have been better. Inside of the cabins was nice. Bathroom could have used some work. It is a whirlpool bathtub possibly could fit 2 small people.

Fun for Four

3.6 on April 12, 2013

We spent the night in the cabin with another couple and had a lot of fun. We went into Galena to have a great dinner and listen to a little live music. If the weather had been better, we would have enjoyed using the grilling area with the fire pits and picnic tables. All four of us would like to go back again.

A Great Birthday Weekend!

5 on July 31, 2012

My wife and three year old son spent a wonderful few days at the Galena Log Cabin Getaway. The cabins were lovely! They were clean, the staff was very friendly and very informative. I didn't put marks for dining as they do not offer this service. Do yourself a favor, getaway to Galena!


3.2 on November 27, 2011

This was a nice getaway for us and our dog. The woods were a great place to walk and see nature. Belle loved walking in the woods. The cabin was a welcome change from your normal "cookie cutter" hotel. Close to Galena but just far enough away to enjoy the peace and quiet. Alpacas are adorable! Will be back again .

Go for the Alpaca viewing

2.8 on October 20, 2011

Log Cabin getaway was sufficient. If you are looking for cheap and OK accomodations this is the place. Log cabin cute and adequate, beds were good, however couldn't keep the fireplace going and the coffee maker was not in working order. Also, poor lighting made it difficult to read. The breakfast consisted of a banana , yogurt and a really bad packaged sweet roll. It was neat to have an alpaca peering in our kitchen window in the morning. Never seen that before!

Anniversary getaway

3.2 on October 19, 2011

The cabins were quaint, and the setting was okay, personally, I would have liked it better if the pasture was not right up against the cabins. It made it seem like we were in a feed lot. Ruth and Frank were very nice. I am also sure that they are right in line with the rest of the area, price wise, but I did not feel that the cabins were worth what we paid.

absolutely wonderful

4.0 on September 29, 2011

My Husband and I finally got to make our first trip out to Galena and we stayed in the cabins. We loved them they were very cute and quaint very well maintained. The breakfast baskets were nice just enough to get you up and going in the morning. The property owners are very nice and helpful also very willing to make your stay with them as comfortable as possible. The cabins were very clean and have everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

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Rooms & Rates

Cabin - No Pets

Cabin - No Pets Each 660 square feet cabin offers a warm and cozy living space. Sleeps 4. Gas fireplace, 4-cu-ft refrigerator, small microwave, 250 satellite TV stations, cd/dvd player. Full bath with a double whirlpool & skylight to see night stars. 6 persons max.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Cabin - Pets Allowed

Cabin - Pets Allowed Each 660 square feet cabin offers a warm and cozy living space. Sleeps 4. Gas fireplace, 4-cu-ft refrigerator, small microwave, 250 satellite TV stations, cd/dvd player. Full bath with a double whirlpool & skylight. 6 persons max. $25/night/dog

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Double

Check Dates


Location Type

1 mile to Native American burial ground, 1 mile to Mississippi River, Countryside


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Directions to property:

at corner of Blackjack Rd and Hart John Rd, just 4 miles south of Galena.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Casper Bluff - native American history, Galena's Dark-Sky Site (SM), Mississippi River, star-gazing through Frank's 8-in telescope, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn, Working Ranch, Farm

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Videos , access to Miss. River & Casper Bluff, working alpaca & goldendoodle farm, walk an alpaca, country peace and quiet, awesome star-gazing, campfire rings at night

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Hiking trails, view the Mighty Mississippi River, walk an alpaca, see goldendoodle dogs & puppies, awesome star-gazing, hear tree frogs, whip-poor-wills, smell the wild flowers, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3 pm
  • Check Out:: by noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Non-smoking per Illinois law.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $25/night/dog
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: in late Sept - Oct: two night min. weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1st night charged to credit card



Ruth and Frank Netzel

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , female poodles here on wkeds

About the innkeepers

discussing local Native American history; giving tours of Casper Bluff; cleaning and carding alpaca fleece; making alpaca hats; selling alpaca yarn

Check Dates




  • Time Served: delivered the night before
  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian