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Cabin On The Lake Is Your Own Hideaway On A Private 10 Acre Lake

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin On The Lake Is Your Own Hideaway On A Private 10 Acre Lake

Secluded cabin on 200 acres with your own private lake. Relax on the large deck with a spectacular view of the lake and forest any time of day or night. Enjoy fishing in the lake, hiking the many miles of trails, swimming, or just relaxing on the beach. The lake is equipped with row boat and canoe. In the evening, enjoy a campfire in the fire pit. Perfect for a family vacation or a romantic getaway. Sleeps six with queen murphy bed in master bedroom: twin bunk beds; and queen sofa bed in living room. Fully equipped kitchen with dining area, 1 1/2 bathrooms, washer/dryer, ac, wifi, tv/vcr, deck and patio. Only 11 miles from galena with shopping, dining and many attractions. Maximum occupancy 6. Sorry, but no pets or smoking. Rentals are available april through november.

Linda McDonough
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 11, 2017

About Linda McDonough

Our family went on houseboat vacations cruising the Mississippi river and skiing at Chestnut Mountain Resort when we were growing up. We loved the area so much my parents looked at property to buy in the Galena area. The first piece of property they purchased was in 1966. The cabin was eventually built in 1983.

Linda McDonough purchased this cabin in 1983

Why Linda McDonough chose Illinois

Our parents built a cabin for guests and family to stay in when they visited. After they passed away, we decided to rent the cabin out 5 months out of the year. We haven enjoyed vacationing there for many years and would like to share it with others.


Hanover Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , There is a dresser in the bathroom for storage.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Powder room with toilet and sink with cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 murphy bed
  • There is also a Queen Sofa Bed in the Living Room.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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Cabin On The Lake Is Your Own Hideaway On A Private 10 Acre Lake
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

Great family getaway - private time on beautiful property while still close to fun places

  • 4 of 5

Simple family fun on the private lake! Fishing, swimming, relaxing, and more just 2-3 hours from home. Cabin is comfy with enough amenities to feel at home. Hard to believe you can wind down that dirt road, hit the lake and forget the rest of the world so easily. When you want to step back into society, Galena area is just 15 mins away. Deer, owls, cranes, turtles, etc all over. Just sit and watch.

Great property, great location, great time.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great private cabin retreat

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our 5 day stay. Perfect place for our family of 5 with 3 young kids. Cabin and lake were great. Everything we wanted in a lake vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet little cabin with so much to do

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four had a great time at this cabin on the lake. The view was beautiful and we saw lots of wildlife everyday (deer, turtles, frogs and even a raccoon). The canoe and paddle boat were perfect for getting a closer view of the far ends of the lake. The water was so clear that you could see the fish swimming in the shallower areas. The kids really liked the sandy beach and the boat house was well equipped with sand toys and life jackets. The kitchen was also extremely well equipped - we were able to find everything we needed. Not surprisingly there were a lot of bugs out there, so make sure to bring plenty of bug spray. Also, if you get a rainy day, or just need to get out of the house for awhile, I would recommend the National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa. The kids really liked touching and feeding the Stingrays, as well as watching the River Otters and Crocodile. Thanks for the great experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the second time I have visited the cabin. Truly is beautiful. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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My Three Sons

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 nights at the cabin, and have already discussed with owner to return the same weekend next year. The privacy, lake access, quality of lake water, swimming, boating, and fishing were exactly what I was looking for my 10 and 7 year old grandsons and 30 year old son. The cabin was comfortable for sleeping but especially for relaxing, cooking and enjoying meals. The Apline Slide at Chestnut Mountain, only 10 minutes from the cabin, was the highlight for the grandsons. Gelena is 20 minutes away for shopping, restaurants, minature golf, etc. If you are looking for a remote, picturesque, relaxing rental this cabin fits the bill.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great retreat

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is a little hidden gem. Fishing was good as well. The lake is overpopulated with fish. We could dozens of bass, they were just all 10"-12" long. If you like to catch fish, you will have a blast. If you are looking for a trophy you won't find it in this lake. It needs to be fished with some proper conservation techniques. The lake is crystal clear and I can only assume spring feed. We had a wonderful and peaceful stay. The gas grill was a great touch. Not having to worry about bringing fuel, as the propane was provided, was just great. We will be back when the weather is warmer.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
34.6 Miles
Dubuque regional Airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort South
Nearest Motorway
6.4 Miles
US Highway 20
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Galena, IL; Chestnut Mtn. Resort
Nearest Ski
4 Miles
Chesnut Mountain Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.