Scenic Hideaways

The Cottage on Lake Galena and The Galena Lake House as offered by Scenic Hideaways are among our family of outstanding waterfront rental retreats. Tucked away in the scenic hills of northwestern Illinois, these stylish properties are located in the heart of the renowned resort community known as The Galena Territory and are within a 10-minute drive to the quaint and historic downtown Galena. These properties offer unmatched lake settings on beautiful Lake Galena. 

The Cottage on Lake Galena is an exquisite cozy stand-alone lakefront cottage with exceptional privacy, rented as either a 1 or 2 bedroom retreat. (Second bedroom remains vacant if rented as a 1 bedroom.)    Its large handcrafted log and stone construction create an outstanding romantic setting. The porch with its lake view as pictured at the top of this page, along with its many amenities makes this property truly unique and special. Perfect for that romantic or honeymoon retreat or a 4 -person getaway.  The cottage provides a very private and beautiful setting, located in the heart of The Galena Territory, close to all the resort’s amenities with a short drive to downtown Galena. Fireplaces in each bedroom, in addition to the large central stone fireplace, contribute to a perfect setting for a special occasion or getaway with close friends, any season.

The Galena Lake House is our larger property, with 6 bedrooms (8 beds), 5½ baths, and a large conference room for corporate groups. This stylish lake view property provides the perfect accommodation for a corporate retreat, a getaway with friends, a small wedding, or a family reunion. The Galena Lake House is very spacious with a large living room, dining room, sunroom, upper loft and lower level rec. room. The optional separate conference room accommodates corporate or group meetings. Some other amenities within the home include a separate music systems, wireless high-speed internet service, 55″ flat screen TV, and 2 stone fireplaces. Bed configurations include 4 kings in separate bedrooms and 2 sets of double beds in two bedrooms. 

The Cottage on Lake Galena and The Galena Lake House can be rented separate or together. 

Resort amenities are available for your use: championship golf courses, horseback riding, boat rental, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis, hiking trails, etc. The Galena Territory is located in the scenic hill country of N.W. Illinois. It is 6 miles from the quaint and historic town of Galena. Dining opportunities abound, and Chestnut Mountain, a premier regional snow skiing facility, is only minutes away on the Mississippi River bluffs.  

Whether it’s a vacation for a couple of sweethearts or a family getaway, these Scenic Hideaways properties in Illinois provide for the perfect getaway in the Midwest.