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Hike the Vines in Galena & Everything You Need to Know

Winter in Illinois is simply magical. To honor this wonderful time of year, the city of Galena transforms into the scenic backdrop for many delightful events. One of the most popular extravaganzas remains Hike the Vines in Galena. This remarkable happening features exquisite wines, charming tasting experiences, and the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon snowshoe hike. Whether you’ve experienced this local festival, or it’s your first time, we recommend adding this experience to your Farmers Guest House getaway.  

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Why You Need to Attend Hike the Vines in Galena

From the snow-covered landscape to the serene sounds of nature to a variety of seasonal pastimes, there’s no shortage of captivating ways to immerse yourself in the beauty of our area. Each year, many of our guests at Farmers Guest House rave about the fun-filled festivities at Hike the Vines in Galena. We hope you have a marvelous time enjoying this event!

More Information About This Event

If the weather permits, Galena Cellars Vineyard is the place to be each Saturday of the winter season. Hike the Vines in Galena affords you the unique opportunity to snowshoe through the rows of frozen vines. After your trek, thaw out in the warm and inviting tasting room with a glass of exceptional vino. If you wish to attend, we recommend booking well in advance to ensure you’ll have the chance to experience this event. To purchase your tickets, visit the Fever River Outfitters. 

When It Begins

Hike the Vines in Galena begins each Saturday from December through February. After you enjoy breakfast at Farmers Guest House, spend your mid-morning relaxing or getting ready for the event in your room, which begins at 12 p.m. and typically ends around 2 p.m. It’s a wonderful way to enjoy the winter in Galena!

What Else to Delight In

After each Hike the Vines in Galena experience, there’s a variety of other ways to spend your weekend in our northwestern corner of Illinois. From outdoor adventures to romantic things to do, other delightful activities include:

Warm Up at Farmers Guest House

Once you enjoy Hike the Vines in Galena, head back to the charming atmosphere of our luxurious bed and breakfast. Farmers Guest House offers a collection of beautifully appointed accommodations, deluxe amenities, private bathrooms, and an inviting ambiance. We invite you to browse our relaxing retreats and reserve the ideal one for your getaway.After you book, consider enhancing your stay with one of our indulgent specials and even reserving a massage at The Studio at Farmers Guest House. You’ll also have an exclusive invitation to our daily WineTime at 5 p.m. (or whenever you wish to enjoy a glass of wine downstairs). Whatever way you decide to enjoy your stay, we look forward to hosting you!