Reviews for Apartment 3 from Airbnb Guests

 

 

Annie User Profile

October 2021

What a slam dunk our weekend was at Roger and Sabineís farm. We have small children who, at 2 and 5, are at impossible ages to travel with ó and they couldnít have been happier. Horseback riding, a bookshelf filled with toys and board games, ďour vacation dogĒ (sweet Nala, who wandered into our unit from time to time to get loved on by the kids), air hockey table, chickens, and more running-around room than they knew what to do with. Roger and Sabine are charming and creative hosts who really have thought of everything. The views from this unit are ó you have to see it. Wide open sky over the river on one side, straight into the big barn on the other. I had a view of horses, goats and chickens while standing at the kitchen sink. We made some great family memories at this Airbnb this weekend. Canít recommend it highly enough.

Annie, Chicago, IL

 

Megan User Profile

 

 

October 2021

Lovely property with lots of animals and a laid back atmosphere. Great hiking nearby and a quick drive to Galena. Not fancy but everything we needed for meals and comfort was in the unit. Roger is so welcoming; we really enjoyed spending time with him and the horses hearing about their personalities.

 

Megan, Hartland, WI

 

 

 

 

Lucas User Profile

 

October 2021

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with Roger, Sabina & all the animals! Beautiful views of the river from the unit, comfortable beds & awesome hosts. Would definitely stay again. Bonfires & guitar playing was a bonus!

 

Lucas, Longboat Key, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rana User Profile

 

September 2021

We absolutely loved the ranch, Roger, Sabina, and all their animals. From the moment we arrived until our goodbyes our experience was magical. The children fell in love with the horses, the pig, three dogs, ducks, chickens, roaster, the guinea pigs, Miniature horse, and everything about this place. They keep asking when will we go back. And even our little guy said he wants to stay with the horses for a long long time. We have stayed at many Airbnbs in the past and I can say with utter confidence that Roger is by far the best host we have ever encountered. He was always available and made sure we were very well taken care of and that the children had plenty to do. The sunset was incredible! We will definitely be back and stay longer next time. Thank you Roger and Sabina for a memorable time.

Rana, Rockford, IL

 

 

Cristal User Profile

 

September 2021

Cannot say enough position thing's about this property or about the owners. Absolutely loved staying here. You are provided everything you need from coffee, seasoning, shampoo, soap etc. Your child WILL say they don't want to leave so be prepared. The owner's are friendly and carrying. Will definitely come again but with more time to enjoy everything. Thank you guys for everything.

 

Cristal, Stickney, IL

 

 

 

Ana User Profile

 

September 2021

Be ready for an amazing stay! Be ware you might not want to leave! :) That was completely spontaneous from my 11 year old son, which says it all! Roger and Sabine are delightful hosts. As we left the farm we started talking about our next visit.

 

Ana, Windsor Heights, IA

 

 

 

 

Lillibeth User Profile

 

August 2021

Thank you to Roger and Sabina for being such gracious hosts. Despite the hot, hot weather, they were both so accommodating to whatever our needs were. My family loved spending time with the animals. The unit we stayed in was perfect for all 5 adults and 1 toddler. The kitchen had just about everything we needed to cook up a hearty breakfast. Towels and linens were clean. The dining room has large windows for you to see out to the horse arena -- fun view of the horses early in the morning. The only thing to note is to bring along some extra bottled water because the tap water has a slight metallic taste. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at the ranch and hope to visit again in the future. Thank you again, Roger and Sabina!

 

Lillibeth, St. Charles, IL

 

 

Denise User Profile

 

August 2021

Extremely gracious hosts. From the moment we drove in we were impressed with the hosts.

 

Denise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cristen User Profile

 

August 2021

Wonderful place to relax. The kids loved all the animals, taking a bike ride, having a camp fire, and getting horse riding lesson. The place was as it was described and the owners were very nice and accommodating. Perfect for a small or larger family. Lots to do in the area. You will not be disappointed. House had everything you needed to cook meals. Note to self: your child may become attached to one or more of the animals and find it difficult to leave them:)

 

Cristen

 

 

 

David User Profile

 

August 2021

Roger and his wife Sabina are terrific and made sure our stay was excellent. The farm is wonderful with lots of character. We have 3 kids under 10 and they had a great time. We would definitely stay again.

 

David, Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

Mitch User Profile

August 2021

Roger and his wife was a great host. If you want to wake up to horses, watch a pig eat a watermelon laugh as a German Shepard herds ducks, sit by a campfire at night with a long hair dachshund at your feet this is the place to stay. Truly a place to get away from it all!

 

Mitch

 

 

 

 

 

Alen User Profile

July 2021

Roger was a great host catering to the guests to provide a great experience. The farm is about 12 mins from downtown Galena and right by the ski area. We got to play with the three friendly dogs, the miniature pig, ducks, chickens, horses and goats. The dogs enjoyed hanging out with the guests so much that the come up the stairs and quietly ask to be let in. The miniature pig roams around looking for any food. The kids also enjoyed horseback riding on the farm. Overall a great experience.

 

Alen, Kildeer, IL

 

 

 

Madelyn User Profile

 

July 2021

Roger and Sabina are so down to earth. My daughter's ages 16, 20 and 22 had a great time. They loved all the animals especially the dogs. All 7 of us fit comfortablyin the 3 bedroom apartment. I highly recommend staying here.

 

Madelyn, Aurora, IL

 

 

 

 

Melissa User Profile

 

 

June 2021

This is our second time staying at the ranch in galena. Our kids are in love with the animals and my husband and I love our walks along the Mississippi. Highly recommend!

 

Melissa, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

Genevra User Profile

 

June 2021

This is an animal-lovers paradise! We came with our family and friends, and everyone had a great time. Being able to interact daily with Roger and Sabina's pig, 3 dogs (all of whom are incredible), horses, goats, and guinea pigs was a treat for our whole group. And we even got treated to visits with the baby chicks and ducks! Roger and Sabina are caring and responsive hosts who are very kind and clearly love sharing their amazing space.

 

Genevra, Evanston, IL

 

 

 

 

Kathy User Profile

June 2021

If you donít end up staying here make sure to visit the petting zoo and go horseback riding at this wonderful ranch. Our family of 4 stayed in the 3 bedroom unit and had a such fun and memorable vacation. Sabina and Roger are thoughtful, caring hosts with excellent communication and are super cool people. Their kindness also comes through in how they care for their animals. The dogs, pig, goats, chicks, ducks, and horses are the friendliest animals that I have ever been around. Even the horses come up to you to be pet. The animals were so gentle and friendly with my toddler and active seven year-old. The apartment has great air conditioning and an incredibly comfortable bed in the master bedroom. The views are so cool- Mississippi landscape in one side and horse arena the other. We canít wait to go back and hang out with Sabina, Roger and their animals!

 

Kathy, Chicago, IL

 

 

Sam User Profile

 

May 2021

Great location

 

Sam, Skokie, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas User Profile

 

 

 

May 2021

Staying with Roger and Sabina is an immersive experience! We loved interacting with the animals on a daily basis. My girlfriend used to be a bit afraid of dogs but became quite fond of them (especially the little one). We enjoyed talking and spending time with them as they had great stories. Roger even played the guitar and sang for us. We also enjoyed the horseback rides as neither of us had much experience with horses previously. A wonderful stay and we look forward to visiting them again! 

 

Thomas, Hyderabad, India

 

 

 

Kai Lee User Profile

 

April 2021

This is an animal loverís paradise! Nala and Pepper the two house dogs hangs out at the apartment with guests and are so sweet. It was also incredible being able to meet a pet piggy. My 4 year old enjoyed meeting all the horses and had his first horse riding experience. Since he is also fascinated with vehicles, Roger was also kind enough to let him view his tractor. He is so good with kids and had so much patience with my talkative son. From the windows we could see the trains running by the river, which was also a treat for my son. Roger and Sabinaís place is clean and well kept, couldnít ask for more for a family road trip. Location wise about a 10 minutes drive to downtown Galena and all the great restaurants.

 

Kai Lee, Chicago, IL

 

Melissa User Profile

April 2021

I booked the ranch for a one night getaway over my kids spring break. I thought the kids would enjoy the animals but wasnít exactly sure what to expect. My kids absolutely fell in love with the horses, dogs, goats and pig. So much so that they are begging to go back and visit them in June. Roger and Sabina couldnít be nicer. And Galena is a really cute town. We look forward to going back this summer and checking out more trails and maybe kayaking.

 

Melissa, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

Heather User Profile

 

April 2021

Hospitality is excellent and the animals are super friendly. It was a great experience for our family. Roger and Sabina are very accommodating and sweet people! If you love great scenery and animals the ranch is a great option!

 

Heather, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

Jeremie User Profile

 

 

March 2021

Our family enjoyed our stay at the Riverview Ranch. Roger, Sabina, and their dogs, pig, goats, and horses were cordial hosts! The propertyís proximity to local hiking and recreation areas, as well as downtown Galena canít be beat.

 

Jeremie, Lemont, IL

 

 

 

 

Audra User Profile

 

 

March 2021

Great place with a fantastic location, about a 15min drive to Galena. The kids loved interacting with the animals, and were able to go horseback riding. Thank you Roger and Sabina!

 

Audra, Barrington, IL

 

 

 

 

Estefani User Profile

 

March 2021

we were so thrilled by how friendly and amazing Roger and Sabina had being in this stay. we enjoyed all the animals and the presence of our bond fires at night. Roger is always available to help in any way. we were able to meet all the horses and feed them. really peaceful and comfortable place to stay in. thanks for everything and will see you hopefully again.

 

Estefani

 

 

 

Rocio User Profile

 

September 2020

Relaxing and family enjoyment. Plenty of kids activity from board games to horseback riding. Enjoy a walk along the river. Location not far from Downtown Galena.

 

Rocio, Darien, IL

 

 

 

 

 

Andrew User Profile

 

September 2020

The trip that was meant to be. This place is amazing. Our daughters dream is to be a horse rider she loves anything horse related. She is a really quiet girl who does not often come out of her shell. Right away she was out going. We got to have a camp fire with Roger and Sabina. We had food and símores. Roger brought out his guitar and sang everyone a song and shared some fun campfire stories. To our surprise, our quiet daughter stole the show and told some amazing stories. I canít think of too many times she was that outgoing and happy. We were unsure how our autistic son would do on this trip. Little did we know Roger and Sabina where very knowledgeable with autism and could use horses in a way to work with autism. He did amazing on horseback and was so confident. Our daughter was smiling ear to ear riding a horse. Our apartment was nice the kitchen was well stocked with pots and pans. The master bedroom has a really comfortable bed. Me and my wife finally got a chance to relax. Their dogs were absolutely amazing and the little pig was really cute. We will be staying here again.Andrew, Oakbrook Terrace, IL

Alyssa User Profile

 

September 2020

My family and I spent the weekend here. It was fabulous. Roger was very nice and welcoming. We felt right at home. The animals were an added bonus. Our 1 year old loved looking out the window to see the horses.

 

Alyssa, Davenport, IA

 

 

 

 

 

Caleb User Profile

 

September 2020

Roger and Sabina have a beautiful place with no shortage of activities on location to fill a weekend! They both were very welcoming and accommodating. Fantastic stay for those who love animals and outdoor activities. I would highly recommend booking!

 

Caleb, Milwaukee, WI

 

 

 

 

 

Jin User Profile

 

September 2020

It was our first farm stay and we enjoyed so much. It was a truly one of a kind experience! When you see the kids enjoy and happy that is what I call a great vacation. Roger and Sabinaís pets were so friendly with people (including horses!). Not to mention Roger and Sabina were an amazing hosts!! We will definitely go back and try to explore more (kids had to attend online classes during our stay....). Thank you Sabina & Roger being so thoughtful!!

 

Jin, Glendale Heights, IL

 

 

 

 

 

John User Profile

 

August 2020

A cool different experience.

 

John, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evan User Profile

August 2020

The Riverview Ranch is a wonderful place to stay. I went with my 14 year old daughter and her friend and they had a blast - hanging with the dogs, the new piglet, watching the horses, kayaking in the MS River, cookouts over the fire pit. All great. Roger and Sabina are terrific hosts, they provided tons of sun block, bug spray (which is essential, the squitos were very active) and the kitchen is very well appointed. Great place; I recommend and hope to return.

 

Evan, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

Hilary User Profile

August 2020

Roger and Sabina were very gracious hosts! My children loved all of their animals so much! They found it so cool to wake up a day "Hi" to a horse standing below the dining window. The dogs, roosters, guinea pig, kitten, and the horses were all so much fun. The proximity to downtown Galena and Chestnut Mountain was a huge plus! The views were beautiful and my son, the train lover, was over joyed to find that trains pass in the distance in front of the ranch! We had a great trip. Thank you! 

 

Hilary, Indian Head Park, IL

 

 

 

 

Tasha User ProfileAugust 2020

Amazing views- We thoroughly enjoyed the view from our apartment, as well as being able to watch the sun set while sitting around the fire. If you have kids you must ask Roger to tell you about Sir Thanks Slot and Harry the Hairy Ape. Our daughter loved it. Our favorite part is what drew us to Roger & Sabina's place, the horses. They happily allowed us to mingle with and pet their 7 horses (after we signed the appropriate waiver). I especially loved taking my morning coffee out and visiting with all of the horses (Ayisha is particularly willing to come on up for a chat and a neck scratch ). Our daughter had a wonderful time riding Lucy. Roger and Sabina were patient and encouraging while she was riding as well. I highly recommend adding the riding option if you are coming with children. We were only able to stay for one evening but we will definitely be returning for a longer time. We also liked that their property was located near so many outdoor recreation areas as well as being a short drive into downtown Galena so you may enjoy one of the many eatery options or partake in some shopping. This review wouldn't be complete without mentioning Bessie, Nala and Pepper (Roger and Sabina's dogs). Pepper happily accompanied our daughter in and out of the apartment and all three were so friendly. They were definitely an added perk of our stay.Tasha, Bellevue, IA

 

 

Martin User Profile

 

 

August 2020

We had a great time! Roger & Sabina were more than accommodating & made our stay as pleasant as possible. Highly recommended!

 

Martin, Aurora, IL

 

 

 

 

Sandra User Profile

 

August 2020

I cannot say enough about how fun of a stay we had! Our boys (8 and 10) loved waking up every morning and opening the dining room window to say good morning to the horses and getting to ride them one of the days we were there. The accommodations were fantastic as were the hosts. And there is SO much to do in the surrounding area. We were busy from sun up to sun down, which we had an amazing view of form the firepit. We will definitely be back!

 

Sandra, Oconomowoc, WI

 

 

 

Lori User Profile

 

August 2020

If you want to see horses right outside your window, this place is awesome! Hosts were on site and very attentive and available. A beautiful , peaceful area. It was such a treat to get up close to the friendly horses and dogs! 

 

Lori, Madison, WI

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maricarmen User Profile

 

 

August 2020

Everything was really great, my friend and I went, along with my dog (with permission from hosts) and had a great stay. Roger and Sabina are so helpful and friendly. The apartment had a lot more everyday stuff than I expected, and so I definitely overpacked. They have a full kitchen with everything you need to cook and the bedrooms and living room are very cozy.

 

Maricarmen, Oak Park, IL

 

 

 

 

Colleen User Profile

 

August 2020

We had a wonderful time at Roger and Sabinaís ranch. They are so kind and were such great hosts. They went above and beyond and our daughters loved them! We enjoyed a bike ride with their bikes and took them on the beautiful road/trail the ranch is on. All three of our girls got to horseback ride for the first time which was an unforgettable experience! Roger and Sabina even built a fire and gave the girls marshmallows to roast and Roger told us some campfire stories. Their dogs are so sweet and so good with the kids. We have nothing but positive things to say about our time there. We hope to come back again soon! 

 

Colleen, Villa Park, IL

 

 

Julia User ProfileJuly 2020

For our family of four, this was a perfect getaway. The apartment is clean, spacious, very comfortable, well-stocked, and offers wonderful views, and the hosts are very kind and attentive to any needs. We enjoyed time petting the horses and playing with the adorable dogs. Símores over an evening fire with a spectacular sunset were especially sweet, and ping pong and air hockey in the lobby were fun each day. One day we walked the .9 miles to the base of Chestnut Mountain, took the ski lift up, and enjoyed using all-day passes for the alpine slides. Weíd brought a picnic lunch and loved the mountaintop views while enjoying it. We also enjoyed Hoof It goat treks, about 25 mins away. We drove through but didnít spend much time in charming Galena due to social distancing, so we ordered carry out food and also used the well-stocked kitchen to cook in. Cannovaís Pizza, Galena Brewing Co, Culverís, and Los Aztecas were all delish! It was a perfect location for outdoor activities and for relaxing in the comfy apartment. It felt like home. My 7yo and 11yo are already planning our next trip back!

Julia, Carol Stream, IL

 

Scott User Profile

 

July 2020

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful and restorative week of working vacation here. The apartment is comfortable and we slept very well on the memory foam mattress in the Admiral's Room. By day we setup our computers at a desk and table in separate rooms where we could both enjoy the cinematic views of the Mississippi River valley. Roger and Sabina are consummate hosts, and they anticipated our every need. Their horses and dogs are friendly and constant sources of entertainment. The location is stunning, and we enjoyed kayaking, biking, walking, grilling out, bonfires, and star-gazing, as well as a visit to Chestnut Mountain and several trips into Galena. We look forward to our next visit!

 

Scott, Madison, WI

 

Erica User Profile

 

July 2020

Comfortable and laid back. It worked great for a weekend get-a-way for me and my three children. Roger and Sabina were kind and helpful. They were attentive and also gave us space.

 

Erica, Madison, WI

 

 

 

 

 

Crystal User Profile

 

July 2020

Our family loved staying at Rogerís ranch. He and his wife went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. The apartment was perfect for a family; well stocked for eating in and lots of games for the the kids. We also hiked, biked, and had many more recreation options right there on the property. Our kids had fun playing with the dogs and roasting marshmallows over the campfire at night. 

 

Crystal, Lake Saint Louis, MO

 

 

 

 

Michal User Profile

 

July 2020

Great weekend, spent with great people. Sabina and Roger are wonderful, they were very helpful in the smallest matters. The apartment was clean, the animals were friendly and very sociable. Thank you once again for a great time

 

Michal, Mount Prospect, IL

 

 

 

 

 

Karl User ProfileMay 2020

Roger and Sabina are great hosts, and have a beautiful place to stay while you visit Galena.

 

Karl, Skokie, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marty User Profile

April 2020

Roger and Sabina provide a warm and inviting atmosphere. Peaceful location with great views, friendly pooches and beautiful horses to view grazing in the pasture. We will be back to say hello very soon.

 

Marty, Downers Grove, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie User ProfileMarch 2020

Enjoyed our stay. Beautiful view.

 

Katie, Waverly, IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalpan User Profile

March 2020

I would definitely recommend the place, which is as much homely a place can be as Iíve experienced. Roger is a great host!

 

Kalpan, Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron User ProfileMarch 2020

Great place, super nice people! We're definitely coming back here.

 

Aaron, Chicago, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benjamin User Profile

February 2020

Roger and Sabina were gracious hosts. We spent a day snowboarding at Chestnut and had a 5 minute commute to their location. We definitely would consider coming back next time out!

 

Benjamin, Illinois, United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Katie User ProfileFebruary 2020

Wonderful stay - if you like to stay off the beaten path, in a place that will allow you to wind down and relax ó this is your place! Not to mention super sweet dogs greet you upon arrival, whatís not to love?! The beautiful views will be missed tomorrow morning.

 

Katie, Des Moines, IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matt User Profile

February 2020

Great spot, super close to the mountain!

 

Matt, Solon, IA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Haoping User ProfileFebruary 2020

The house is tidy and have many thoughtful touches. We spent a good time petting the dogs and horses. The house owner spent much effort to get us out of the snowy road. We really appreciate your hospitality!

 

Haoping, Toledo, OH

 

 

 

 

 

Grant User Profile

January 2020

Such a wonderful experience. This is the best way to unwind and relax. From the warmest welcome to the cozy atmosphere, this is a destination dream for a getaway.

 

Grant, Bardolph, IL

 

 

 

 

 

James User Profile

January 2020

Amazing hospitality and an extremely unique apartment with a large picture window on one side that allows a view of the inside of a horse training arena (with 6 beautiful horses!), and many windows on the other side that provide breathtaking views of the property and the Mississippi River. The perfect place for a country/homey vibe with an easy 10 minute drive to enjoy all that Main Street Galena has to offer.

 

James, Calumet Park, IL

 

 

 

 

 

David User Profile

January 2020

Great place to ski while attending ski race at chestnut.

 

David, Wisconsin, United States

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alex User ProfileJanuary 2020

Rogers place was amazing, beautiful view, beautiful apartment, awesome people. Super close to Chestnut Mountain. We WILL be back! Best place I've stayed in Galena so far. What's not to love about a place with friendly dogs, horses and people?

 

Alex, Braidwood, IL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jenna User ProfileDecember 2019

I stumbled across this and booked simply due to it being a good halfway point, but it turned out to be even better than expected. I wish we could jave stayed longer. It was super cozy and the hosts went above and beyond to make our stay the best it could be. If you're looking to stay in the area i would definitely stay here!

 

Jenna, Saginaw, MI