Luxury 1800's Log and Stone House in Wisc Woods Near Galena Il

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Vacation getaway in southwest Wisconsin near Galena IL


Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Enjoy a relaxing getaway in our professionally restored log and stone house. Originally built in the 1800’s by American Pioneer settlers near Galena IL, we restored this excellent log cabin to provide you with a luxury cabin with all modern amenities and conveniences, yet retaining the history and character of the 1800’s.

Our Wisconsin Log Cabin Lodging is in a country setting on 5 1/2 wooded acres just north of Platteville WI, and a short distance from Eagle Ridge Galena Territory, Galena IL, and Dubuque IA. Walnut Ridge offers two private luxury romantic handcrafted log cabins.

The historic hand-hewn 1800's log and stone cabin, named 'Back Again,' is ideal for honeymoons, special occasions, and well deserved getaways. Distinctive features include a 2 person whirlpool with a waterfall spout, gas fireplace, full kitchen, rock sun room, and many inviting areas to relax. The roof top cupola is a beacon, welcoming all Back Again. This log house has 2 bedrooms, able to accommodate up to 4 adults traveling together. One bedroom has a queen size bed, the other a full size bed. The bathroom on the second floor near the bedrooms is spacious, with 2 sink areas and a large shower. A convenient ½ size bathroom is on the first floor. The interior is decorated and furnished in a Colonial style. The cabin has modern in-floor heat and central air conditioning. Outside, you can enjoy your own private cobblestone patio with gas grill, and a small woodland sanctuary.

Many guests find the log cabins so enjoyable and relaxing, they don't feel the need to venture out. However, there are many attractions, restaurants, and shops at nearby Galena Illinois, Dubuque Iowa, and other charming small towns and sites. Information is provided in the cabins.

There are three log buildings at Walnut Ridge. The guest house is well separated to ensure privacy and tranquility. The owners of Walnut Ridge live in the main house. All three buildings were designed, constructed, and restored by the owners, Chuck and Jill Staab, who have an extensive background in the building and restoration business.

Walnut Ridge is a true escape from outside distractions. Relax, unwind and rekindle your relationship, or begin a new romance with a stay at Walnut Ridge.

Keywords: Galena IL vacation rental, romantic getaway, couples getaway, galena illinois log cabin rental, wisconsin romantic vacation rental

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Romantic


  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating:

    Comfortable in-floor hydronic heat system...moreless

  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill


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$170 $200
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Rates are based on 2 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

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  • Tax Rate 5.5%

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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Wisconsin artisan cheese outlets, Wineries and vinyards, Microbreweries and brew pubs, Amish and Mennonite country stores


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1993

About the owner: We have always been fascinated by local history and the original houses of the region. Since 1983, we have located and restored log buildings at Walnut Ridge. We are passionate about maintaining these beautiful buildings and the grounds here at Walnut Ridge. Our aim is to provide you with a very relaxing enjoyable time away from the trials of everyday life. Being romantics at heart, we have combined our passion and talents to create a romantic getaway for your enjoyment. When we're not sprucing up the houses and grounds, we enjoy visiting the local wineries, microbreweries, cheese stores, and the many Amish and Mennonite country shops and nurseries. We have lived in this region our entire lives and still enjoy all that it has to offer, from breathtaking scenery, the Mississippi River, first class tourist destinations such as Galena and Dubuque, and remarkable out-of-the way sites which make us feel as if we are in some wonderful European country.

Why the Owner Chose Platteville, WI, USA:
We have always lived in southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, and wanted to remain in the area. When we found this acreage in 1982, we saw a great potential for all the charm and romance of 'old world' living, yet with all the modern conveniences of today. Since then, we have been passionate about creating an idyllic place for ourselves, to be shared with like-minded couples.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Spending time and reconnecting with your loved one is the greatest benefit we can imagine.

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  • Vacation getaway in southwest Wisconsin near Galena IL

    Vacation getaway in southwest Wisconsin near Galena IL

  • Relax by the fireplace.

    Relax by the fireplace.

  • The cabin is kept meticulously clean and fresh.

    The cabin is kept meticulously clean and fresh.

  • Enjoy a whirlpool for 2 next to the fireplace in a historic log cabin

    Enjoy a whirlpool for 2 next to the fireplace in a historic log cabin

  • Be creative in our fully equipped kitchen.

    Be creative in our fully equipped kitchen.

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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