About this listing
Very rural location but close enough to several fun activities. On 10 acres, cabins all located on wooded portion with an open field portion to stroll and star gaze. We have 12 cabins, 3 different types; the Luxury cabin is featured here.
We have 12 cabins (4 Luxury) on 10 acres of mostly wooded property. We have 3 different types of cabins ranging from $125/night to $169/night plus tax. We are in a secluded area near Lake Carroll in beautiful hilly northwest Illinois. Right down the street from Lake Carroll Clubhouse and golf course and just a scenic hour ride from Galena. Send us an email for more information and see more photos and more information on our website: (website hidden) or call (phone number hidden) or toll free (phone number hidden).
Clubhouse with 8 person hot tub during certain hours, centrally located campfire pit with swings and chairs around it, Charcoal BBQ grills and picnic benches.
Interaction with Guests
We check you in and then leave the rest of our interactions up to our guests.
Darkest skies around for star gazers and only one traffic light in the whole county. We provide the rest and relaxation & peace and quiet while the surrounding rolling hills and parks offer plenty to do.
No public transportation but no traffic either except for the occasional tractor or deer on the roads.
Other Things to Note
We supply a free wheelbarrow full of wood for the campfire and we can start it for you. Also have marshmallow sticks on the tables around the campfire.
Two night minimum weekend stays during our peak season. Call to ask us about our pet policy.
Hickory Hideaway was the perfect spot for our New Year's adventure! George was very helpful and responsive to our AirBnb messages even though it was all very last-minute. We were able to book on-line the day of, drive out of Chicago within a couple hours and meet George and his wife there at the main office all before dinner time. The location is beautiful and absolutely exactly what we were hoping to find for our short vacation away from the city. A clear sky full of stars, a landscape completely still and snow covered, quiet except for the wind in the trees, and a wonderfully comfortable cabin complete with fantastic fireplace and jacuzzi! It was exactly what we here hoping for, and we look forward to coming back again to visit in the Springtime.
My sister and I stayed at one of George's luxury cabins and had a great time! George and his wife were incredibly accommodating. In addition to putting us up in a lovely little cabin (complete with a jacuzzi, king size bed and fireplace) they went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable. That included an extensive collection of movies and board games that allowed us to keep busy despite the wind and cold. They were on hand to answer any questions or address any issues that came up, including plowing the roads and shoveling our sidewalk before we even got up in the morning, which was really helpful. George and Sherry gave us a long list of places to explore in the area, including a great restaurant recommendation in nearby Shannon. When they found out we were skiers, they even cut out an ad from the local paper promoting a candlelit night hike in the area to show us. It was the little, personalized details like these that made us appreciate our time at their lovely property all the more. A great place to enjoy some skiing, snowshoeing, and cozy winter relaxing. Couldn't have been happier with our time here!
About the Host, George
Retired, if you call running a hospitality business retired, IT professional. Having fun meeting new people from all over the globe who want to escape the city environment and kick back in a quiet rural atmosphere in one of our 12 cabins. When we get a chance we like to visit our sons in either London or Honolulu.