Romantic Stone Cottage Retreat

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Entire residential home hosted by Trisha

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 1 bath
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The Bawden Furnace Schoolhouse was built in the 1870's and is close to downtown Galena (3.2 mi.), art and culture. The rustic ambiance, natural surroundings, and airy floor plan with wood burning stove make it easy to relax, unplug and unwind. The schoolhouse is perfect for couples and solo adventurers who are looking for a true getaway.

The space
The cottage is a former one room schoolhouse that served the children of lead miners. The Bawden Furnace was the lead mine in which the adults worked. The stone walls are 2 feet thick, and you will notice this detail in the window sills. The front porch is great for bird watching while sitting in the rockers. We have seen many bald eagles from that vantage point. The side patio is perfect for grilling outside while listening to nature.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free driveway parking on premises – 2 spaces
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer

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Where you’ll be

Galena, Illinois, United States

We are very close to the east fork of the Galena River where many kayaks and canoes launch. This enables visitors to spot the occasional bald eagle and great blue heron. The property has over 30 oak trees, and the terraced garden is influenced by many native perennials which change throughout the seasons. There is also excellent road biking right out the front door, and additional property behind both homes for walking and snowshoeing.

Hosted by Trisha

Joined in March 2015
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My husband and I have degrees in physical and mental health. We have a dog, named Sienna. We enjoy cycling, hiking, cooking, eating and working outside with our hands. We are non-smokers, health conscious, and like to experience new cultures and cuisines. We prefer quiet nights by the fire over active nightlife. One of my favorite spots in Chicago is the Lurie Garden designed by Piet Oudolf. In Galena, I enjoy tending to our prairie, working on our oak savanna restoration, and of course the sounds of nature around me.
My husband and I have degrees in physical and mental health. We have a dog, named Sienna. We enjoy cycling, hiking, cooking, eating and working outside with our hands. We are non-s…

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We respect your privacy, yet are happy to help and support you while you are visiting the Stone Cottage. We are just a stone's throw away.

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House rules

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children (2–12 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Carbon monoxide alarm
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