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Cozy Cabin. Pet OK! Good 4 Skiers/Bikers!

We are an inclusive AirBnb. Our cabin is open to all. This unique cabin is located one mile outside of Galena city limit. An original country home from the mid-1800's. We renovated the home in 2020. Perfect for longer stays. Bikers and skiers love its proximity to ski slopes and the beautiful, county, river roads. Come and relax with friends or family at this peaceful country home. Kids and dogs are welcomed. Ask us about camping options!

$150 per night
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Romantic one bedroom cabin with indoor fireplace

Relax and unwind at this getaway on a private 8 acres. Quaint decor yet newly updated amenities in this cabin only 7 miles away from the historic and charming Galena, Illinois. Convenient access to renowned fine dining and shopping in Galena and Dubuque and surrounding tri-state area, casinos, river life with boating and fishing, museums, cafes, vineyards/wineries, ATV/UTV trails just 1-mile away and much more. You will find a guidebook in the cabin outlining these attractions and many more.

$208 per night
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NEW! Galena Cabin w/ Wraparound Porch & Game Room!

Experience comfort and refinement when you retreat to this 3-bed, 2-bath vacation rental. Located halfway between Downtown Galena and Chestnut Mountain Resort, this home is in the center of the area's top attractions and activities! The home is nestled on 42 acres of wooded land which you can admire directly from the porch with your morning coffee. The arcade games in the loft are coin-operated, so it's time to get rid of that spare change and challenge your family and friends to a game night!

$278 per night

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Stay near Galena's top sights

Photo of Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.
Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.12 locals recommend
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US Grant Home Historic Site10 locals recommend
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Grant Park7 locals recommend
Photo of P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre
P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre7 locals recommend
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Dowling House3 locals recommend
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Old Blacksmith Shop4 locals recommend

Cabins with jacuzzis in Galena

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Zen Log Cabin Lake Nature Retreat in Galena!
$519 per night
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Grant Cabin
$200 per night
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Smith Cabin
$200 per night

Cottage rentals in Galena

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Serene getaway cottage with resort amenities
$181 per night
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Charming Lakeside Cottage!
$172 per night
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Delightful Cottage @ Territory w/ Pool & Amenities
$188 per night
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Peaceful cottage near amenities
$192 per night
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Galena Countryside A-Frame
$131 per night
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Beautiful 2 bd, 2.5 ba Cottage w/Seasonal Lakeview
$200 per night
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matte black inn: a three-story lakeside experience
$699 per night
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Shawondasse River Cottage
$157 per night
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Cute cottage, short stroll to Mississippi River!
$140 per night
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Welcome to your Tranquility Haven - 4BD Farmhouse!
$500 per night
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'Spruce Haven' Cottage: Walk to Mississippi River!
$235 per night
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1 bedroom Cottage near resort amenities.
$200 per night

Vacation rentals in Galena

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Rustic Apartment overlooking Franklin & Main St
$114 per night
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The Brick Apartment above Main Street Galena
$114 per night
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The Loft Apartment on Main Street Galena
$114 per night
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Farmhouse Style Apt, Steps from Main St, Parking!
$128 per night
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Ulysses Suites, Suite 202
$222 per night
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The Owl House, a charming home near Main St.
$308 per night
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Apt#1 on Main St w/Parking
$214 per night
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Galena Luxury Rental Suite Escape New Downtown
$153 per night
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Ulysses Suites, Suite 302
$353 per night
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Tree Tops
$184 per night
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Private Apartment Suite on Main St with parking!
$120 per night
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The VIP Room at The Cathouse Suites, Dogs OK w/$$
$94 per night

Your guide to Galena

Welcome to Galena

With a history as rich as the mineral deposits for which it’s named, Galena is a charming small-town getaway in the heart of the Midwest and the county seat of Jo Daviess County. Though it seems unimaginable now, Galena once rivaled Chicago in population. Back in the late 1820s, thousands flocked here to mine its namesake ore, which had long been used by Native Americans for burial rituals and trading. Even an American president has called Galena home: Ulysses S. Grant’s mansion, presented to him by the townspeople in the 1860s, is one of the town’s most popular tourist destinations. Many Chicagoans call Galena their second home. Galena’s main street, sometimes called the Helluva Half Mile (riffing on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile), is lined with Victorian-era storefronts and eateries. The rolling hills along the horizon draw visitors for skiing in the winter and hot-air ballooning during the warmer months.


When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Galena?

Galena rolls with the Midwestern weather patterns, which is good news for visitors. Perhaps the most beautiful times of year to book one of the area’s vacation rentals are late spring, when the surrounding hills are in bloom, or autumn, during leaf-peeping season. Summertime in Galena is marked with outdoor bistro seating on Main Street, live music and festivals on the weekends, and strolling families wielding ice cream cones. Though winter is a little quieter (and can be quite cold), it has its own draws. Area resorts tucked into the hills host downhill skiers and snowboarders, and cross-country ski trails criss-cross through nearby nature preserves and Apple River Canyon State Park.


What are the top things to do in Galena?

Great Galena Balloon Race

One of Galena’s best-known tourist attractions is also one of its most magnificent. Every third full weekend in June, weather pending, thousands come to marvel at a series of colorful balloon races across the prairie. The pros race at dusk on Friday night and at dawn on Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile, amateurs can enjoy leisurely hot-air balloon rides with on-site rental companies.

Galena Grant Park

Toward the south end of bustling Main Street, a pedestrian bridge stretches across Galena River to this stately Victorian-era park. True to the period design, the park’s paths lead under decorative arbors to the town’s Civil War monument and gazebo, and the formal fountain stands out as a landmark.

West Street Sculpture Park

On the funkier side of Galena’s tourist attractions is this 2-acre park featuring metal sculptures of various scales. Ranging from rusted-out can contraptions to impressive postmodern art statements, the dozens of sculptures here are spread all over the park (including some in its trees), exposed to the elements, and open to visitors year round.

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