Cabin fever? It’s a good thing if you’re talking about the cozy winter cabins you can rent for a winter getaway. Exhilarating winter activities — snowshoeing! sledding! skiing! — will keep you busy during the day. After the sun sets, snuggle up in front of a blazing fire. Click through our album for the lowdown on nearby cabin communities where your family can create warm winter memories.

Irish Hollow Cabins — Galena, Il

Winter is perhaps the best time of year to visit scenic and historic Galena. Spend your days skiing, snowshoeing or hiking, then head back to your cozy log cabin at Irish Hollow, a 500-acre working farm situated on rolling snow-blanketed hills. You'll want to spend your evenings fireside: Every cabin comes equipped with piles of firewood waiting to warm you up. Head to the main Irish Hollow Inn for fine dining and spa services, or call in and request a bottle of house wine, and a cheese, fruit and meat tray with freshly baked bread delivered straight to your cabin door.

2800 S. Irish Hollow Rd. Galena, Il (815-777-6000 or

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— Amy Bizzarri