Where to stay
Chestnut Mountain Resort Warm-weather activities include an alpine slide (a sled that goes down 2,050 feet of track) and river cruises. From $99. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-1320; chestnutmtn.com
The Cottage on Lake Galena This lakeside log cottage feels cozy yet spacious and comes with gas fireplaces, a kitchen and laundry facilities. Bring groceries. From $290, cash or check only. See reviews and ratings. (608) 723-7099; scenichideaways.com
Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa This sprawling, luxury resort on 6,800 acres has a wide range of lodgings (from single inn rooms to six-bedroom homes) and activities, including 63 holes of golf, an arcade and hot-air balloon rides. From $129. See reviews and ratings. (800) 892-2269; eagleridge.com
The Inn at Irish Hollow Nine miles from Galena, this 500-acre property offers opulent cabins and three guest rooms in an old general store. From $185 for a room, from $295 for a cottage. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-6000; irishhollow.com
The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel A classic Irish-style pub stars. Spacious rooms and an on-site spa add to the experience. From $109. See reviews and ratings. (866) 284-7474; theirishcottageboutiquehotel.com
For information: Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau (877) 464-2536; galena.org
Prices, dates, and other details are subject to change, so please check specifics before making travel plans.