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Galena Log Cabin Getaway
Schaumburg
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47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Great Getaway Spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

If you are looking for rest and relaxation away from it all this is the place for you. Great place to bring your dog as well. We were here for a long weekend. Check-in and check-out was easy. The cabin was cute and roomy. Clean rooms. Continental breakfast basket is delivered ot you the evening before. Include pastries, fruit and yogurt. Everything was very good. After reading other reviews we did decide to bring a case of water and a flashlight. They do have a flashlight in the cabin for your use. The sky was clear on Saturday night and the star gazing was awesome. The alpacas are also a lot of fun to watch too. My fifteen year old son had a great time here. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

Room Tip: Bring a case of water and a flashlight. :-) Great place to bring your dog.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Big Bend, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

This is a great place to get away for peace and quiet. It is a nice contrast to the hustle and bustle of downtown Galena. The cabins are very rustic, kind of like a fancy camping experience. The Alpacas were fun to watch and pet, very cute animals. The golden doodles were pretty frisky and got pretty excited any time they saw us coming or going. Frank was a great host and very informative about the night sky. If you are not good with extra iron in your water bring plenty of bottled water with you. The cabin had a small refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot. Frank brought a basket at night with coffee,tea,yogurt,muffins,and fruit cup for the next morning. The only drawback I have about this place was the price, it is way over the value.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

It is said on their website that visitors will notice that the stars hardly twinkle. I can attest to this claim.
We went there for the Perseid meteor shower and indeed saw many meteors. The weather cooperated and there was no cloud at all the first night
Indeed the sky was so clear and the stars really did not seem to twinkle much.
If star gazing is your prime objective, I would highly recommend this place.
One thing to note. The water is more than a little rusty. Bottled water is a necessity if you are particular about this.
The cabin we stayed in was reasonably clean although its age did show.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

If the cabin hadn't been $200 a night, I would have given a higher rating. We all enjoyed the alpacas, and the cabin was very cute and more spacious than a typical hotel room. However, there were dozens of hornets everywhere and 2 of us were stung. We had an issue with the coffee pot and when I approached the owner about it, she was very short with me. There was a trick to using the pot and I'm sure she had to explain it many times to other guests, but a short explanation could have been posted in the room and I wouldn't have had to bother her. In our other interactions with her, she was much more pleasant. Overall, we enjoyed our stay, but for the price we paid we expected more.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Aurora, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2012 via mobile

I was looking for a place to escape to, get away from the everyday busy life. Relax in the country, enjoy the nature, sky, stars, quiet, etc. Galena Log Cabin Getaway was that & so much more. The cabins were absolutely beautiful, the rocking chairs & ottomans were so comfortable & if all that didn't help you relax then the 2 person whirlpool tub will. There is even a skylight so you can enjoy the stars. The Alpaca's were beautiful. I loved the journal in the cabin where we could tell the owners about our stay. The owners Frank & Ruth were amazing & they live right there in one of the cabins. We checked in, walked around downtown, then came back to the cabin to find 2 beautiful baskets at our door. One had our coffee, tea, etc. & the other had our continentinal breakfast. It was a nice surprise to come back to.

I'm not sure what's up with these other reviews on here. I did read through the journal & it dated back almost 10 years & they were all great comments & people that had come back several times. Also I took a shower then right after we filled up the tub & had NO issues with the water, it was actually super hot from the moment I turned it on. The bug comment, there were NO bugs at all. This is a cabin out in nature so if you leave the door wide open while you unload your car some things are bound to find their way in, yet we had no problems. As for the prices, for a log cabin that has a few pet friendly cabins the prices are GREAT!!!!!!

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Winnebago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

Dead bugs everywhere. Rotten wall board around tub. Tube of prescription vaginal cream found under our bed from. Person who stayed here 6 weeks prior. Need I say more. Disgusting!

We wrote a letter to the owners. No apology for ruining our anniversary weekend. Just a notice they charged us the $231 for the second night. What a way to run a business!

Room Tip: Stay somewhere else! Don't risk disease!
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

Nice, clean, log cabins with fire place. Very charming and rustic, but felt like we were in the middle of a feed lot with the alpacas. My husband picked this place for our anniversary. No complaints other than I thought it was overpriced.

Room Tip: not all cabins are free standing, some are duplexes. Some cabins are right next to the animals feed...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Galena Log Cabin Getaway
Address: 9401 W. Hart John Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Speciality Lodging in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Galena Log Cabin Getaway 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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