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Located 2 1/2 hours West of Chicago, The Nest at Palisades Cabins is a second-generation, family-owned property in Savanna, IL.
built in the 1860s as a working farm, The Nest lives on five acres of former farmland, just a mile above the Mississippi River.
From alfalfa field to three private cabins, our vision was born in 1999.
Available year round for a peaceful weekend getaway or a longer stay, the surrounding area is a prime location for a bevy of outdoor activities &
is within close proximity to
historic Galena, Il & Chestnut Mountain.

Enjoy the peaceful and cozy seclusion of yesteryear with all the modern comforts of home!


Three Cabins nestled on 4 acres of historic farm property.



Secluded Charm


Private cabins on wooded acreage designed to offer quiet luxury & romance.  



Mississippi Palisades State Park

3 miles from your cabin, surround yourself in nature at the State Park. Hiking, fishing, boating, picniking, rock climbing, winter sports & more!

Hot Tubs


Each of our cabins have hot tubs specifically built for 2. Temperature controlled & safely chlorinated.

Enjoy the jets!

Local Artisan Baskets

We are proudly working with Basket Case Gifts to bring you local and artisan treats, making your stay with us even more memorable.
Everything in these baskets are handmade & locally crafted in neighboring Galena & Savanna.
We are so excited to partner with such wonderful small businesses!

Free Wifi, Roku & DirecTv


You'll find the password in your cabin binder. You might find classic VHS tapes and CDs if you're into a vintage vibe!

Onsite Management


Should you need assistance during your stay, onsite property management is available. Private parking lot is located behind the barn. Personalized keyless entry codes provided for every cabin for your privacy.

Full Kitchenette

Find everything you need in your kitchen. Plates, silverware, mugs, stemware, cups, cooking utensils, large electric griddle, coffee maker, toaster, and microwave.

Check out our Baskets!

Filled with local artisanal goodies, pre-order your favorite selection & we'll have it waiting for you! 







Wineries Tour


Galena Wine Tours, Inc. 

 110 Green St, Galena, IL 61036

​Make a reservation with the area's first wine tour company with more than 15 years of experience. Tours offered year-round. Get ready for a flexible, fun-filled day in the vineyards and at the wineries of Galena Country, sampling liquid treasures crafted by passionate wine makers. Discover the beauty of the Mississippi River and learn the history of the Driftless Region while journeying into the past.

Cultural Sites


7 of the Best Historic Sites in Galena, IL

Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Council Hill Station

Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

Galena Historical Society

Old Market House State Historic Site

Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site

Galena Main Street Walking Tour

Summer Farmers Market 


E Market St & N Main St, Mount Carroll, IL 61053. Get

 815 -757-4321

The Mt. Carroll Farmers Market is held on the courthouse square downtown from 8 am-noon every Saturday June through October. The Market features seasonal locally grown specialty crops as well as products sold by bakers, crafters, and artisans.  Enjoy the opportunity to buy high quality, fresh, nutritious, affordable farm products directly from our local farmers every week!

Explore Savanna


Bring your boat or canoe and hit the water for a day of fishing and relaxing on the river. Pack a picnic and a Frisbee and visit Old Mill Park or the Mississippi Palisades State Park. Hop on your bike (free bike rental at The Nest) and roll through lush forests with scenic river overlooks along the Great River Hike and Bike Trail. 

Bring your Hog and join the fun at Poopy's Pub & Grub or the Ironhorse both establishments cater to motorcycle riders providing great food, drinks, tattoos, clothing, bike accessories and more.

Local Dining


Circa 1888

Kountry Kettle

Hawg Dawgs

Poopy's Pub & Grub

Manny's Pizza

Molly's in Mt Carroll

Bread & Vine in Galena

Hoof It Galena Goat Treks


616 S Devil’s Ladder Rd, Galena, IL 61036

The goat trek in Galena, IL is an experience you’ll cherish and remember. If you’re looking for things to do in Galena they love to share the land and goats with you! The trek explores the wooded property and prairies that have been in their family for four generations. The goats follow you along the way and enjoy hand-fed treats. The hike lasts an hour and is 1.25 miles long. The trail is suitable for all ages and abilities.
All guides have an inherent knowledge of the land and the animals. They grew up on the property, and are excited to share it with you.

Trek with the goats, tell them The Nest sent you!

Horse Riding 


200 N Brodrecht Road
Galena, IL 61036

The Shenandoah Riding Center Is A First-Rate Equine Facility With A Top Caliber Staff. Their location In The Galena Territory Makes It Unrivaled For Scenic Trails And Tranquil Beauty. Trail Rides, Pony Parties, Riding Lessons, Wagon Rides, Lead Lines And More!

Young Romantic Couple


The Nest is the Best...

We had our belated honeymoon here. Our visit over the weekend was awesome. We enjoyed ourselves so much we can't wait until we plan our 2nd trip. Wonderful place to visit and love the views from the park.

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