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Romantic, Rustic, Secluded, Private

Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 1 Sofa Sleeper -- can accommodate 4 Guests

Set on a beautiful seven acres of wooded hillside, Homestead Hideaway offers you a unique opportunity to rest and relax within a peaceful setting. Located just 15 Miles from Galena, Illinois, our cabins in the woods can be your home away from home while you enjoy Galena, Chestnut Mountain, hiking, wineries, and all the other amenities Jo Daviess County has to offer.

When you stay at Homestead Hideaway, you can simply relax in our cozy rustic cabins, or get out and enjoy everything the area has to offer. At Homestead Hideaway you can expect a tranquil feel and a stress free retreat. The cabins are located in a beautiful rural area where it is perfect to have a cup of coffee or tea in the mornings and enjoy the wildlife. Let our cabins be a rare chance to unplug from the world and help ensure you have a relaxed and secluded stay. We are not able to provide Internet or cable TV due to the location of the cabins. However, do not let that steer you away from the beautiful setting. There are numerous locations in Galena as well as E-Town Coffee in Elizabeth, IL with Internet access.

We have two historic cottages located on the property and three separate rentals. The cabins are located on opposite ends of the property. You can enjoy the seven acres of wooded area by hiking or taking your dog for a walk. Whether you are planning a romantic trip to Galena, a golfing trip, a couple’s getaway, a wine lovers weekend, or skiing at Chestnut Mountain during the winter months, Homestead Hideaway will accommodate to your needs.

We have been renting the cabins for about 2 years now. We have decided to go beyond the brochure advertising and word of mouth and work with VRBO for our rentals. Do not hesitate to ask any questions.

The Gleneagle Suite is our honeymoon/weekend getaway suite. It is a studio style rental. It is the bottom unit of our cabin with the Seven Sisters Suite. It has a full kitchen, living area, dining area, bathroom and a full size bed in a studio style setting. The sofa in the Living area is a sofa sleeper --so this rental could accommodate 4 guests.

The top two levels of this cabin is our Seven Sisters Suite which is also listed on VRBO #623038 & our other cabin on the property is listed as the Brimeyer Cabin vrbo #624141

We now have a landline at the cabin. It is for local and emergency(911) calling only. If you wish to call long distance you will need to bring a calling card. However, long distance inbound calling in is free.

More Details

Dena Boehm
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin rental in Elizabeth

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Telephone
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Television
  • limited accessibility


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(36 traveller reviews)

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Romantic, Rustic, Secluded, Private
average rating of 4.7222223 based on 36 reviews

very cute little cabin.

  • 3 of 5

Very nice and beautiful area. Could use a new bed though. Will go back if the bed is replaced lol

  • Review Submitted: 13/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A nice hideaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay. Very clean, comfortable and romantic.

  • Review Submitted: 30/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wayne, NE

Picturesque, peaceful stone cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and pleasant. It was clean, there were no problems and we enjoyed using the grill and fire pit. The setting is private and exceedingly tranquil. Upstairs neighbors were quiet and considerate. It is close enough to Galena to be convenient and distant enough to be “away from it all.” Only negatives were that there is very little storage space for clothes in bedroom and dehumidifier was hot and noisy. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 27/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and peaceful. A wonderful get-away.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after the sun set, relying on our gps to find the cabin. We lost our way when we lost internet coverage. Heed Dena’s advice and print out directions before leaving!

The cabin was clean, quiet and spider-free. We were off the grid and it was lovely! We brought our small dog and she was intrigued by the farm cats strolling along the road and the cows in the field across the way. I think there was maybe one car that drove past while we were there.

We were disappointed that the county health department in Galena doesn’t allow dogs in any outdoor seating food establishments but we adapted.

We enjoyed bird watching from the front porch, b-fast at Otto’s Place and a quiet bike ride along the river trail. We look forward to staying there again!

  • Review Submitted: 03/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Melcher, USA

Happy 10th Anniversary!!!

  • 5 of 5

Spent our 10th anniversary here, perfect location for our time away with each other. Beautiful setting and a very cozy cabin.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very nice accomodations, but not as quiet as we wanted it to be

  • 3 of 5

The host and accomodations were very nice, and were really easy to get to. We enjoyed the remoteness, and our dog also enjoyed the yard. We also loved cooking on the grill in the evening and sitting by a fire. Our only complaint, though, was that the floors to the upstairs cabin were rather thin, as we heard a lot of stomping and noise throughout our actual time inside the cabin. We weren't really able to take an afternoon nap or relax as it was just too noisy upstairs with the family that was there. If we returned to these cabins in the future, we would definitely choose one of the other ones that would allow us more peace and quiet, as we didn't know when booking that this would be an issue.

  • Review Submitted: 14/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$33.7

We require a 2 night minimum stay. Holiday Weekends are 3 night minimum stay.

The property is in a secluded wooded area. Depending on your cell phone service provider, service can be easily accessed or not so easily accessed. We have found that if you have a provider that is not strong in the area usually it will work outside the cabins.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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