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Romantic Stone Cottage Retreat

SuperhostGalena, Illinois, United States
Entire house hosted by Trisha
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 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.

Guest access
Guests have access to the 0.9 acres of property immediately surrounding the cottage. There is varied plant and wildlife. Please do not touch or eat anything that you are unsure of, and watch your step when walking about!

Other things to note
The bedroom is situated in an open loft on the second level. If you are not comfortable with stairs, you may want to look elsewhere. This is a rustic getaway, therefore no TV is provided. Limited bandwidth internet access may be provided (no streaming, sorry.)

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Hair dryer
Air conditioning
Heating
Dryer
Washer
First aid kit

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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.
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…

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Hosted by Trisha

Joined in March 2015
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I am an RN, and my husband is a Counselor. We have one cat named Maggie, and a dog, 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.
I am an RN, and my husband is a Counselor. We have one cat named Maggie, and a dog, Sienna. We enjoy cycling, hiking, cooking, eating and working outside with our hands. We are non…
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House rules
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Checkout: 12:00 p.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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