by Connie Cherba
Located in the rolling hills of northwest Illinois, Galena is a small town with a long list of tourist attractions making it perfect for a getaway vacation. Whether you visit for an afternoon or a couple days or even a week, you won’t run out of amazing activities to keep you and your family entertained. The Galena area offers hiking trails, fine dining, a winery, a historical museum and old house tours, kayaking on the Galena River, quaint stores, art galleries, and much more.
Planning on spending a night or two in Galena? The Little White Church, a 19th century landmark recently restored and converted into an Airbnb by Carolyn Wettstone and her husband Terry Swails, might be just what you’re looking for. The couple created a warm, inviting space with modern amenities, a soaring stone fireplace, high-beamed ceilings, and original stained-glass windows. The church has a fully-equipped, modern kitchen along with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a garden space complete with a fire pit, and two decks that offer spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and the Galena River Valley.
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