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Private Licensed Lakefront Vacation Home on Apple Canyon Lake

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy a peaceful cabin experience in our fully furnished lakefront home with private dock. We are the only rental property on Apple Canyon Lake licensed by Jo Daviess County that owns all the way to the water and has it's own private dock.

A perfect getaway any season, surrounded by a canopy of large oaks, with excellent swimming, walk-out fishing, trails, and nature around every corner.

Choose your experience... Rent a pontoon from the marina and cruise the lake or swim and fish right from the dock. Meditate down by the quiet, private shoreline, or next to the warm fireplace. Spend a day hiking the scenic 13-mile trail around the lake, cross-country ski or downhill ski at Chestnut Mountain. Guests can also plan active day trips to the area attractions such as the wineries, Galena shopping/restaurants, Grant's home, horse back riding, sleigh rides, Mississippi casino boat, Apple River State Park, New Glarus (WI) Brewery tour, Mineral Point (WI) shopping.

Located in a unique part of Illinois where rough terrain, hills, and beautiful views were spared by the glaciers. 25 minutes east of Galena, Il., and Chestnut Mountain ski resort. 2.5 hours west of Chicago and most suburbs. Discover this well kept secret that our many returning guests have.

Keywords: Cabin, Lakefront, Hideaway

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
8 September, 2017

About Beth

With smaller children and a busy lifestyle, we aren't able to spend as much time at 'The Hideaway' as we would like. We have opened our home for vacation rentals so others can enjoy the many fun activities the lake has to offer and make as many wonderful memories here as we have!

Beth purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Beth chose Apple River

Apple Canyon Lake must be experienced to be described. It's like the northern woods of Michigan or Wisconsin, yet only a couple hours from Chicago. This is Illinois best kept secret and why we bought property here.

What makes this cabin unique

The areas land and lake are extremely well preserved and not overloaded with people, streets, houses, etc. There's an abundance of nature around every turn and excellent fishing.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Apple River

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Sink and toilet/shower area separated by a door
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , bath with shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 large double bed , Connects to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double bed
    Additional Sleeping Options - 1 cot , 1 sofa bed/futon , The baby crib is a pack 'n play, sheet is provided.
  • The sleep sofa is located in the walk-out basement and all linens and pillows are provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • ski
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Fire-Pit and basketball hoop located on property. Basketball and volleyball court is combined with the tennis court about .25 miles away. You can walk to the Cove restaurant and the marina.


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Private Licensed Lakefront Vacation Home on Apple Canyon Lake
average rating of 4.8 based on 30 reviews

We enjoyed staying at the cabin. It is well maintained, clean, and a nice place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and amenities available. Fishing, swimming, and boating were great.

  • Review Submitted: 23/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Offers everything you could want on vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We fished, we walked/hiked, we went to the great pool, we good!! Great place on the lake.

  • Review Submitted: 04/06/2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our "Big Chill" Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend together with friends. Six of us converged on this home for a weekend away and it was perfect. There were enough bedrooms for all. The kitchen/living/dining area was spacious, open and perfect for food, conversation and games. Lakeside coffee in the morning & a cozy fire in the fire pit at night were the highlights. Beth was so accommodating and easy to work with. My only regret was the weather didn't cooperate as planned (could have been better, could have been worse). I would love to come back when the leaves are at their peak and the sun is shining. Next time :)

  • Review Submitted: 20/10/2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home,

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at house for 5 days. We were having a family wedding. The house was very large and spacious and had everything we needed. Very secluded and wonderful outside space. We really enjoyed the lakefront area with great swimming from it.

  • Review Submitted: 08/08/2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An awesome experience!! Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my son and a few of his friends to enjoy fishing and the area. The owner was so accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. The cabin is so nice (everything you need), so well maintained and a great location on the lake. We could have not asked for anything better!!!

  • Review Submitted: 29/06/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your son were able to make memories to last a lifetime! Cabin time is family time!
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Awesome Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a weekend and it was great! Very clean and had everything you would need!! Our weather was very chilly but by Saturday evening we got to enjoy the firepit outside for several hours!! The kids enjoyed fishing down at the lake also! Friday evening was cold so stayed inside and enjoyed playing pool in the basement. I highly recommend this for families and/or friends who want to get together for a few days .. or longer.

  • Review Submitted: 23/05/2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Countless hours by the firepit - telling stories, favorites of the day and of course eating s'mores! One of the highlights of our time at the lake! Thanks for sharing your experiences!
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Cove at Apple Canyon Lake
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The golf course at Apple Canyon Lake
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Cove at Apple Canyon Lake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nixon Beach at Apple Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

Apple Canyon is a 480 Acre, clean, deep, private lake with excellent fishing. All amenities such as the beach, tennis, basketball, pool, pontoon boat rental, trails, and golf (for a fee) are available to guests. Additionally, only property owners can have a boat on the water which reduces boating congestion during the high season. Guests of the Hideaway are able to rent a boat during their stay.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cabin in Apple River

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2018
1 May 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2018
10 Jun 2018 - 18 Aug 2018
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2018
19 Aug 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$583.28
Cleaning Fee AU$113.19
Tax Rate 11.0%

Deposit of one night's rate (EITHER $335 or $438, depending on season) is due within 7 days of receiving the contract and full payment is due 30 days prior to arrival date.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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