Escape & Enjoy Log Cabin Life. The log cabin vacation home at Indian Springs Lodge is perfect for your honeymoon, birthday, anniversary, scrap booking retreat, corporate retreat and more. It accomodates couples and families or anyone looking to get away and enjoy themselves.
The three bedroom, two bath log home sleeps six (adults) or eight (six adults, two children), but is quite cozy for two. It has all the modern amenities, such as central air, radiant heat, a full kitchen, a single jet tub, a jet tub for two, washer/dryer, ceiling fans, and a gas fired free standing stove. All linens, cookware, and dinnerware is provided. Enjoy two TV's, one with a DVD player, and one with a VCR.
Indian Springs is secluded in the woods at the edge of a 277 acre farm in the rolling hills of beautiful northwestern Illinois. The area is untouched by glaciers of thousands of years ago.
Sauk Indians once walked this land, leaving behind artifacts such as the gorget found on the dam when the pond was being excavated. Marked with mysterious tally marks, the rare gorget may have been a decoration worn by a shaman or chief. Legend has it that some tribes would break the gorget upon the death of its wearer to release the spirit for its journey home. The Toay Family has preserved this heritage by adding a totem pole and gorgeous painted tipi to their vacation home site. Meanwhile, Canada Geese land on the pond with grace, and the Wood Duck mother secretly skits around to protect her babies from danger.
Guests remark how much they enjoy this serene setting from the raised deck, listening to the tranquil silence. Go fishing in the private pond, then grill your catch of the day with the gas grill or Weber charcoal grill on the patio beneath the deck. Enjoy your dinner on the comfortable patio furniture on the screen porch or back at the pond on the picnic table. Take in the spectular Jo Daviess County sunset.
Some of the bloodiest battles of the Black Hawk War, an American-Indian conflict that took place in 1832, were fought in this region. Just 25 minutes away near Woodford, WI, a small, but decisive battle took place on the shores of the Pecatonica River at Bloody Lake. The Apple River Fort, Elizabeth IL (15 min) offers interesting history of the area with authentic reenactments.
Apple River Canyon State Park is a stone’s throw away from Indian Springs. Formerly known as the town of Millville, named after its sawmill industry, it once thrived. Millville survived the Black Hawk War and the rowdy “lead rush” days, but succumbed to a devastating flood in 1892.
Today, quaint, historic towns dot the countryside and invite your exploration for dining, antiques, crafts, and more, including our own historic Stockton, Warren, and Galena.
Indian Springs is unique in that it is located in the center of points of interest and activities galore. Some guests have returned twice a year since the home was built in 2002. Then there are the guests who, upon arrival, state they are "merely going to sleep here" and spend days away. Their vehicle leaves the first day, but hardly moves the rest of their stay. When asked why they didn't leave every day, they remark that Indian Springs is so "laid back" they love the atmosphere and prefer to "stay home" and enjoy it . At night they light a fire in one of the pits and envision the Native Americans who walked this land before us or simply lie on the picnic table and lose their thoughts as they gaze at the stars in the Heavens.
Escape to our log cabin vacation rental home near Galena, IL, to relax your mind, revitalize your body, and reacquaint yourself with nature.
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