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

Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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
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Calendar last updated:
17 February, 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

Cabin On The Lake Is Your Own Hideaway On A Private 10 Acre Lake
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: 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.

  • Review Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cary, IL


  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend at the Cabin on the Lake. We feasted on a dinner of fresh caught fish from the crystal clear lake. We explored the beautiful wooded trails for miles from the cabin. If one enjoys bird watching, you'll see the Kingfisher catching his lunch, and the Cedar Waxwings feeding high on their perch. We also saw our first ever Pied Billed Grebe diving for breakfast. We were delighted to see our 8 and 11 year old grandsons rowing their first boat and playing king of the mountain on the raft. We're looking forward to our next stay next summer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Getaway!!!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the best we have gone too. The lake was completely private we did not have to share it with anyone else. The fishing was AWESOME!!!! We did hiking, swimming, boating,campfires, and lounging. We went into downtown Galena for one day as well. We will definitely be returning!! Linda always answered any calls/questions we had right away. She is great!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin on the Lake is a beautiful and secluded getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time staying at this property, but it won't be the last. We had four adults and three young children (11, 5 and 3 months). The house was clean, comfortable, well kept and stocked with all of the necessities that you would need at home. Not that you will be spending too much time indoors, because there is so many things to do outdoors. The view from the deck alone is worth coming here, it is spectacular! We spent most of our time on the lake; fishing, swimming and boating. The water was clean, clear and calm. We caught a bunch of fish each day. We even fried up some of the largemouth bass for lunch one day. There is also miles of hiking trails. We went on a different trail each day and still did not even come close to exploring them all. Some of the trails do get pretty steep though, so be prepared for a good workout. The wildlife is your only neighbor. We saw deer, raccoons, turtles, frogs, eagles and tons of butterflies. At night you will be serenaded by the frogs and coyotes while being amazed by the amount of stars in the sky. Downtown Galena is only about a 20 minute scenic drive away. We were able to tear ourselves away for one evening to enjoy a wonderful dinner at The Log Cabin restaurant. The property owner was very helpful when we were booking our trip and always responded very quickly to our questions. From start to finish, this was a wonderful and relaxing vacation with lots of great memories and we can't wait to come back next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Close to home, but far enough away!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is a wonderful retreat from everyday life. It was peaceful, relaxing and fun. The fish were biting, the

wildlife was active and best of all, we didn't have to be anywhere at a certain time. My family had a wonderful time and will definitely be returning!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • 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


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Hanover, Illinois

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3 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Hanover, USA

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
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
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 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
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse 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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