The Birds Nest Cottage is THE best vacation property I’ve stayed at in Galena, and I’ve stayed at many! The cottage is adorable and pretty well appointed. Appliances all worked great. Air conditioning worked well as I was there in the end of summer! The view is absolutely spectacular!!! The breeze at the top of the hill was magnificent and kept all the bugs away and kept me very comfortable on a humid weekend. I came to getaway and have seclusion from the world and that’s exactly what I got. I got to listen to nature and watch the countryside and enjoy a bottle of wine and unwind. Jolene was very communicative, especially when I arrived at night and had a little trouble at the end of road finding the driveway in the dark. She was super helpful. FYI the grill is not a grill but a pellet smoker. So if you know how to use it as a grill great l, my husband was able to walk me through it but it was out of my depth as far as grilling went. Didn’t matter, because I was only cooking for one. I spent hours by the fire pit enjoying the sounds of the wind, birds, cows in the distance, and just the peace and quiet I needed. WiFi worked great. Bed was comfortable. The house itself is super cute and well decorated. I will definitely be coming back here and this will be my go-to Galena destination. Dont looks any further than this place! It’s an absolute gem!