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Private Licensed Lakefront Vacation Home on Apple Canyon Lake

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 5 nights


Apple Canyon Lake Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Enjoy a peaceful cabin experience in our fully furnished lakefront home with private dock. We are the only rental property on Apple Canyon Lake licensed by Jo Daviess County that owns all the way to the water and has it's own private dock.

A perfect getaway any season, surrounded by a canopy of large oaks, with excellent swimming, walk-out fishing, trails, and nature around every corner.

Choose your experience... Rent a pontoon from the marina and cruise the lake or swim and fish right from the dock. Meditate down by the quiet, private shoreline, or next to the warm fireplace. Spend a day hiking the scenic 13-mile trail around the lake, cross-country ski or downhill ski at Chestnut Mountain. Guests can also plan active day trips to the area attractions such as the wineries, Galena shopping/restaurants, Grant's home, horse back riding, sleigh rides, Mississippi casino boat, Apple River State Park, New Glarus (WI) Brewery tour, Mineral Point (WI) shopping.

Located in a unique part of Illinois where rough terrain, hills, and beautiful views were spared by the glaciers. 25 minutes east of Galena, Il., and Chestnut Mountain ski resort. 2.5 hours west of Chicago and most suburbs. Discover this well kept secret that our many returning guests have.

Keywords: Cabin, Lakefront, Hideaway

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 7, 2016
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About Beth

With smaller children and a busy lifestyle, we aren't able to spend as much time at 'The Hideaway' as we would like. We have opened our home for vacation rentals so others can enjoy the many fun activities the lake has to offer and make as many wonderful memories here as we have!

Beth purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Beth chose Illinois

Apple Canyon Lake must be experienced to be described. It's like the northern woods of Michigan or Wisconsin, yet only a couple hours from Chicago. This is Illinois best kept secret and why we bought property here.

What makes this cabin unique

The areas land and lake are extremely well preserved and not overloaded with people, streets, houses, etc. There's an abundance of nature around every turn and excellent fishing.


based on 28 traveler reviews

Private Licensed Lakefront Vacation Home on Apple Canyon Lake
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews

Our "Big Chill" Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend together with friends. Six of us converged on this home for a weekend away and it was perfect. There were enough bedrooms for all. The kitchen/living/dining area was spacious, open and perfect for food, conversation and games. Lakeside coffee in the morning & a cozy fire in the fire pit at night were the highlights. Beth was so accommodating and easy to work with. My only regret was the weather didn't cooperate as planned (could have been better, could have been worse). I would love to come back when the leaves are at their peak and the sun is shining. Next time :)

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home,

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed at house for 5 days. We were having a family wedding. The house was very large and spacious and had everything we needed. Very secluded and wonderful outside space. We really enjoyed the lakefront area with great swimming from it.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An awesome experience!! Highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

I brought my son and a few of his friends to enjoy fishing and the area. The owner was so accommodating and quick to respond to any questions. The cabin is so nice (everything you need), so well maintained and a great location on the lake. We could have not asked for anything better!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and your son were able to make memories to last a lifetime! Cabin time is family time!
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Awesome Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for a weekend and it was great! Very clean and had everything you would need!! Our weather was very chilly but by Saturday evening we got to enjoy the firepit outside for several hours!! The kids enjoyed fishing down at the lake also! Friday evening was cold so stayed inside and enjoyed playing pool in the basement. I highly recommend this for families and/or friends who want to get together for a few days .. or longer.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Countless hours by the firepit - telling stories, favorites of the day and of course eating s'mores! One of the highlights of our time at the lake! Thanks for sharing your experiences!
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The Pefect Hideaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Our family wanted a weekend away.. close to home. We had ages ranging from 8 months to 83 years young!!

The Hideaway was perfect!! Boating, fishing, grilling out.. The fire pit, smores, and a hot game of Monopoly!! We had such a great weekend. This house is tucked away but still close to everything. The home has everything you would ever want or need. The house was exceptionally clean and well stocked. It truly is the perfect spot. We will be back again.. Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had an awesome trip - thanks for sharing about your time at the Hideaway!
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Apple Canyon Lake house

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful Apple Canyon Lake house was right on the lake with a dock, multiple decks, fire pit, and many nice amenities. We were able to swim off of the docks and use our kayaks and boat for fishing and other fun. The house is close to the pool, launch, and restaurant. The house was clean and provided games, pool table, and dishes for cooking. It was very fun to stay at this house. We would surely return.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Being close to the marina is a bonus for lake owners who have a lot but no place to stay. You can launch your ACL-approved boat and dock it at the house all during your stay!
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Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
The Cove at Apple Canyon Lake
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
The golf course at Apple Canyon Lake
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
The Cove at Apple Canyon Lake
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Nixon Beach at Apple Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

Apple Canyon is a 480 Acre, clean, deep, private lake with excellent fishing. All amenities such as the beach, tennis, basketball, pool, pontoon boat rental, trails, and golf (for a fee) are available to guests. Additionally, only property owners can have a boat on the water which reduces boating congestion during the high season. Guests of the Hideaway are able to rent a boat during their stay.


Rates & Availability

Apple Canyon Lake Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Early Summer 2017
May 1 2017 - Jun 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Peak Summer 2017
Jun 11 2017 - Aug 19 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2017
Aug 20 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Refundable damage deposit $425
Tax Rate 11.0%

Deposit of one night's rate (EITHER $325 or $425, depending on season) is due within 7 days of receiving the contract and full payment is due 1 month prior in peak season and 2 weeks prior in non-peak season.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Apple Canyon Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Sink and toilet/shower area separated by a door
    Downstairs bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Connects to bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Additional Sleeping Options - 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The baby crib is a pack 'n play, sheet is provided.
  • The sleep sofa is located in the walk-out basement and all linens and pillows are provided.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Tether-Ball, Fire-Pit, basketball hoop located on property. Basketball and volleyball court is combined with the tennis court about .25 miles away. You can walk to the Cove restaurant and the marina.

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