Tri-State Fall Escapes: Cozy Cabins for Your Perfect Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin Getaway
Fall is the perfect time for a family trip or romantic getaway. The leaves are changing and it's about your last chance to enjoy the outdoors before the wind, ice, and snow, take over. Take the opportunity and stay in one of these awesome cabins. In fact, the following cabins have been ranked by Vrbo as the best of the best for the Tri-State Area.
Located in St. Donatus, This rebuilt early 1800s log cabin is located overlooking scenic Tete des Morts valley in Iowa. The cabin was originally from a family-owned farm in Bernard, Iowa. The location is very close in proximity to the popular Kalmes Restaurant and Gehlen House Inn and Barn Brewery. Bellevue State Park and Bellevue Golf Course are just a short 15-minute drive away. You can also enjoy biking and walking trails. Only 10 miles to Dubuque where you can find all your favorite hikes, breweries, restaurants, and casinos. The cabin 2 bedrooms with queen-sized beds and a common area double sofa bed. You can also enjoy the patio, complete with a fire bowl.
A secluded riverfront cabin? Count me in! Located in Sherrill, Iowa this cabin is the perfect escape in fall and winter. A cozy atmosphere with amazing views of the fall foliage or even the ice-capped Mississippi River. Just 20 minutes from Dubuque means you can get away, but still be entertained. Sundown Mountain is just 25 minutes away if skiing is more your style. Enjoy a cup of coffee on the bedroom's deck and watch the sunrise over the river. The master queen and the twin/full bedrooms share a toilet and pedestal sink. The downstairs also features a double twin bedroom. The main bathroom features an oversized shower with a tankless water heater, providing for long showers.
This rustic getaway is located close to Galena, Illinois. Enjoy the comfort of a large, covered porch with beautiful views and the warmth of the limestone-lined fireplace. Better yet you can unwind in the jacuzzi bathtub or take an evening in under the blankets with 2 big-screen TVs. The 6-acre property even allows for some exploring. Amenities include 2 bedrooms; one with a queen bed and one featuring a queen and twin bed. The living room also offers a double sofa bed.
This Quiet cabin on a dead-end lane is located just outside of Hazel Green, Wisconsin. It's the perfect place to unwind and relax amidst the beauty of nature. Close to all of the action and food that Galena, Illinois has to offer and just 30 minutes from Dubuque. Amenities include a beautiful front and rear porch to relax on, a fire pit, and roughly 8 acres to stretch your legs on. This cabin sleeps just 5 with one bedroom featuring a king and twin bed. A double sofa bed is located in the living room.
5) Galena Cabin
This cabin located in Galena is really more like a rustic wonderland. It features vaulted ceilings, mountain views, a coin-operated arcade gaming room, wrap wrap-around porch, and a firepit. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath vacation property sleeps 8 comfortably. This location is not far from Hoof It Goat Treks and the Casper Bluff Land & Water Reserve.
You read that right, a floating cabin located in east Dubuque. Even better it's located right on the Mississippi River backwaters and features a hot tub! This luxurious cabin has everything you need for a fun or relaxing getaway. This cabin has a custom kitchen, 3 queen beds, 1 queen sofa sleeper, 1 bathroom, and a beautiful rooftop deck with a hot tub! It's located at Millennium Marina, which offers live music in the Summer. This is a great chance to see wildlife and enjoy the beauty of a crisp fall morning or night. This location is not recommended for small children, but a getaway with your significant other or friends is definitely on the cards here.
Also known as "The Love Shack," this cozy private cabin is just 10 minutes from downtown Galena, not far from Eagle Ridge Golf. Wildlife abounds and romance is a guarantee. As mentioned, this is made for couples and features 1 bed and 1 bath.
Another escape just for couples and located in East Dubuque on the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Take a soak in the hot tub on the floating patio, or in the beautiful tub inside. Snuggle up in the king-size bed by the fireplace. This cabin has everything you need, including a small kitchen. This floating oasis is located at Millennium Marina.
Located in rustic Elizabeth, Illinois, and set on a beautiful seven acres of wooded hillside, Homestead Hideaway offers you the chance to rest and relax within a peaceful setting. Located just 15 Miles from Galena, and all the other amenities Jo Daviess County has to offer. This cabin features 2 bedrooms and 2 baths and sleeps 8. This renter also provides other properties including a Gleneagle Suite, and the Brimeyer Cabin. The picture above is the Seven Sisters Suite.
The beauty of the Tri-States is on display at these amazing locations. Take a trip and get your fill of the beautiful outdoors, minus all the bugs and lack of showers.
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