Authentic 1850's Cottage in Historic Galena

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Last updated: 06/01/2016
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  • Minimum stay:30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Quaint,authentic 1850's vintage cottage in Galena's historic district. Less than 10 minute walk to downtown's many shops and restaurants.
A previous owner was a noted whiskey runner during the days of prohibition. Many of the cottages original features such as beautiful wood floors and clawfoot tub add to its charm. Enjoy your coffee on the screened in porch, or roast marshmellows over the campfire.
Cottage has a fully equipped kitchen, family room with electric fireplace and a comfortable front reading room.
Great place to relax and enjoy time with friends and family. The cottage is a perfect place to enjoy a laid back and relaxed weekend!

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Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 06/01/2016

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Limited Accessibility
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Clawfoot Tub...moreless

  • Tub/shower

Other Amenities

  • Guests will need to bring their own linens and towels. No cleaning fee charged, but guests are asked to clean up after themselves....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room:

    Family Room and Living Room...moreless

  • Parking


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, oil...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Boat:

    Access to Mississippi River less than 2 miles away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Front and Back...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas Grill...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Chetsnut Mountain Resort nearby...moreless



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from 4 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
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My Standard Rate
30 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 06/01/2016
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0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
Chestnut Mountain

Car: Not Necessary

Cottage is located within 10 minute walk of historic downtown Galena. Multiple golf courses, Chestnut Mountain Ski area, great restaurants and one of a kind shops all nearby. Biking tours available to Galena Winery. Weekend evenings feature Ghost Tours downtown.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: I have always loved Galena and its historic charm. My children and I have enjoyed the cottage and created many wonderful memories here especially over the holidays. I enjoy all the activities Galena has to offer, hiking, biking, kayaking and eating delicious food.

Why the Owner Chose Galena, IL, USA:
Authentic and historic cottage that offers quests a comfortable and convenient home away from home. Cottage has a garage where you can park the car, and walk downtown.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Quaint, charming, in historic district, large wooded lot with portion fenced. Ample off street parking. Cottage brings you back to a simpler time, allows you to escape from your everyday routine.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 06/01/2016

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  • Reading Room

    Reading Room

  • Bathroom


  • Front Gate

    Front Gate

  • Kitchen


  • Family Room

    Family Room

  • Screened in porch.

    Screened in porch.

  • Kitchen


  • Front Bedroom. Queen Size Bed

    Front Bedroom. Queen Size Bed

  • Back Bedroom. Full size bed.

    Back Bedroom. Full size bed.

  • Kitchen


  • Family room. Queen Sleeper Sofa.

    Family room. Queen Sleeper Sofa.

  • Family Room. Electric Fireplace.

    Family Room. Electric Fireplace.

  • Front Reading Room

    Front Reading Room

VRBO #453582

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Tuesday, August 30, 2016

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Authentic 1850's Cottage in Historic Galena

Galena, IL, USA #453582

2 BR  1 BA  Sleeps 6

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