VRBO is part of the HomeAway family, the world leader in vacation rentals with over 1 million listings. We offer the largest selection of properties for any travel occasion and every budget. We’re committed to helping families and friends find a perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. Learn More

Beautiful 4 Bdrm Home, Spec. Pay/2 Stay 3, Swim, Ski,Shop Historic Galena

You sent a message to this owner.


Last updated: 12/21/2014
Check availability
23 Available
21 Unavailable
22 Today
23 Selected dates
  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Galena house description

Come and relax in our completely furnished 4 bedroom home in the heart of the 6800 acre Galena Territory.The rolling hills of the area are beautiful in every season and the Galena area has lots to offer it visitors, golf, historical buildings, antiquing, fishing and boating on Lake Galena, canoeing and biking along the Galena River. Tour wineries and breweries as well as shopping along Main street.
Our home is a great place to get away with your family or a group of friends to enjoy all the Territory and Galena has to offer.

Our home features main level master bedroom with king bed and adjoining bathroom with jetted tub. Main level also includes living room, large kitchen and dining space, walk-in pantry and entrance to screened porch and deck. A large gas grill is located on the deck adjacent to kitchen.Screen porch has seating for 8. Living room features vaulted ceiling with sky lights, wood burning fireplace, 32' HDTV and more.

Upper level boasts of a spacious bedroom with large arched window and sky lights, queen bed, walk-in closet, cable TV and attached full bathroom.

Lower level features spacious family room with new queen sofa bed with Serta mattress, cozy leather chair and ottoman, 32' HDTV, a large wood table for games, puzzles, cards. Laundry closet (washer/dryer). Lower level has two bedrooms, one with queen bed and comfortable loveseat for lounging, another with two twin beds. Full bathroom is adjacent to family room and bedrooms.

Stepping out on the deck or sitting in the screened porch you can enjoy nature at its best with deer, wild turkeys, and many other woodland animals in the woods behind our home.

We are close to Eagle Ridge Resorts 4 championship golf courses and the Stonedrift Spa where you can book a massage or a full day spa package. You will also be close to the Marina on Lake Galena where you can rent pontoons, canoes, fishing boats and paddle boats. Horseback riding is available at the Shenandoah Riding Center with many trail ride choices to entice any rider.

You will also have the use of the Owners Club with a brand new recreation center boasting a outdoor pool, kiddie pool and the new indoor pool for rainy days. State of the art Fitness center and activity room with pool tables, ping pong, etc.outdoor tennis courts, indoor basketball,

Take in the beautiful scenery while hiking, biking or walking any of the numerous trails in the Territory.

A short 6 mile drive to Galena offers many boutiques, unique shops, museums and restaurants to visit and dine at.
Dubuque, IA is 20 miles away with the Mississippi River Aquarium, Dog Track, and Casino with indoor water park.

Make our home your 'home away from home' as you relax and enjoy the Galena Territory.

Keywords: House, cabin,


We offer vacation rentals for every budget

Choose from a wide variety of properties

No booking fees

Free to book with no hidden costs

We help you travel with confidence

Every listing is guaranteed against fraud

Experienced property owners or managers

Average five years in the business

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Massage


              • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
              • Children Welcome
              • Limited Accessibility
              • Non Smoking Only
              • Pets Considered:

                Pet friendly... Maximum of 2 pets. Please advise owner of your pets....moreless

              • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

              • Bedroom 1: 1 king

                Main floor...moreless

              • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

                Upper Level...moreless

              • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

                Lower Level...moreless

              • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

                Lower Level...moreless

              • Convertible bed(s): 1 queen, 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Queen airbed also available...moreless

              • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (9) 1 set of Child bed rails available for these beds., Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen sofa sleeper...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

              • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower, jetted tub

                Adjacent to Main level King Bedroom...moreless

              • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

                En Suite on Upper level...moreless

              • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

                Lower level...moreless

              Other Amenities

                  • NEW! Fire Pit, free wood, Complimentary S'mores kit. Ironing Board and Iron, Blow Dryers in each bathroom, Kids games, Adult games, Football, Frisbee, Bocce ball, Wagon, Use of the Owners Club - pool tables, ping-pong, fitness center, indoor basketball, game room, outdoor pool....moreless


                  • Books
                  • Books For Adults
                  • Books For Kids
                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Games
                  • Games For Kids
                  • Pool Table:

                    Pool tables, ping pong, and foosball tables are at the Owners Club....moreless

                  • Radio
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    2 32' HDTV, one on each level. smaller TV's in 2 of the bedrooms....moreless

                  • Toys
                  • VCR
                  • Video Game Console:

                    Wii Console and remotes, some games...moreless

                  • Video Games
                  • Video Library:



                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Spa
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions


                  • Autumn Foliage
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Forests
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Live Theater
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Playground
                  • Pond
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Water Parks
                  • Waterfalls
                  • Winery Tours

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Gambling Casinos
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Miniature Golf
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Shopping
                  • Shuffleboard
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Walking
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                  • Lake

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Basketball Court
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Cycling
                  • Equestrian Events
                  • Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Hiking
                  • Hot Air Ballooning
                  • Hunting
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Ice Skating
                  • Kayaking
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Rafting
                  • Roller Blading
                  • Sailing
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis


                  • Child's Highchair
                  • Dining:

                    Screen Porch with large table and 6 chairs at table with 2 additional chairs....moreless

                  • Dining Area
                  • Seating for 10 people


                  • Activities Guide
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Broadband Access
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Filtered Water
                  • Fireplace
                  • Firewood
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    Fitness center is at Owners Club...moreless

                  • Free Long Distance
                  • Gym
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    Central Heat...moreless

                  • Internet
                  • Iron & Board
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Linens Provided:

                    All Linens provided...moreless

                  • Living Area
                  • Living Room
                  • Local Activities Guide
                  • Local Maps
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Parking:

                    Space for 3-4 cars...moreless

                  • Parking Off Street
                  • Safe
                  • Shampoo
                  • Telephone
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Wood Fireplace


                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Blender
                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Dishwasher
                  • Freezer
                  • Grill
                  • Ice Maker
                  • Kitchen:

                    Kitchen is fully stocked with pots,pans, bakeware, crockpot, waffle iron, large electric fry pan. some basic staples in pantry, sugar, flour, salt, pepper, veg. oil, rice, ketchip, mustard, mayo.etc....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven
                  • Pantry Items
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Stove
                  • Stove
                  • Toaster


                  • Balcony
                  • Barbecue
                  • Beach Towels
                  • Binoculars
                  • Boat:

                    Available to rent at the Lake Galena Marina...moreless

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Deck off of the Kitchen with chairs and Grill....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    4 Courses within 2 miles...moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Large grassy front yard...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    Large Gas Grill...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Patio
                  • Screen Porch / Veranda
                  • Tennis:

                    At Owners CLub...moreless

                  • Wood Deck

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    There is an indoor and outdoor pools at the Owners Club. ...moreless

                  • Heated Pool
                  • Indoor Pool
                  • Outdoor Pool
                  • Jetted Tub

                  Forms Of Payment

                      • Accept Credit Card


                      Write a review 4.9
                      from 27 traveler reviews
                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Winter -Spring
                      Oct 16 - May 14, 2015
                      2 night min stay
                      My Standard Rate
                      2 night min stay

                      Additional information about rental rates


                      • Pet Fee $30
                      • Tax Rate 11%


                      4th night is free for both summer and winter rates.

                      Cancellation policy:

                      100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

                      Please wait... Book with confidence

                      Paying through this free service protects your payment up to $10,000 against listing fraud. If you are not paying through HomeAway Payments always call the owner at the number listed on our website and never use instant money transfer services such as Western Union and MoneyGram.

                      Don't forget your vacation protection! Get protected now

                      Adding our Vacation Protection services can make sure your getaway goes smoothly, no matter what. We offer Cancellation Protection, Carefree Rental Guarantee, and Damage Protection so you can truly relax.

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.
                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.


                      Last updated: 12/21/2014
                      Check availability
                      23 Available
                      21 Unavailable
                      22 Today
                      23 Selected dates


                      150 Miles
                      Nearest Airport
                      Dubuque IA for small planes 20 miles ORD-Chicago
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Barpub
                      Eagle Ridge Inn and Spikes
                      2 Miles
                      Nearest Motorway
                      Hwy. 20
                      1 Miles
                      Nearest Restaurant
                      Eagle Ridge Inn
                      14 Miles
                      Nearest Ski
                      Chestnut Mountain

                      Car: Necessary

                      Use of the Owners Club - pool tables, ping-pong, fitness center, indoor basketball, game room, Indoor and outdoor pools. Shenandoah Riding Center, trail rides and lessons, Marina with boat rental, pontoons, fishing boats, canoes. 4 Championship Golf Courses within 2 miles.


                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 2007

                      About the owner: My husband and I are self employed and we wanted a place for our adult children to come to that was centrally located. We also wanted a special place for our grandchildren to be able to come to with lots of great activities that they would enjoy as they grow. We usually are there each month for 4-5 days and have enjoyed exploring the area in each season.

                      Why the Owner Chose Galena:
                      We chose Galena, IL because it was and easy 5 hr drive for us from Stillwater,MN and it is only a 3 hr drive from downtown Chicago and O'Hare airport which makes it convenient for those who fly in.Our granddaughter has really enjoyed the times that we share at the 'Galena house' and I'm sure we will create a lot of great memories there in the future. This area is known as the Galena Territory, a 6800 acre area that is home to the 225-acre Lake Galena and Marina, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, with 4 championship golf courses, Shenandoah Riding Center and many hiking and biking trails. Downtown historic Galena is just 6 miles from our home with lots of many quaint shops, restaurants,art galleries,and wineries. Galena is home to Ulysses S. Grant and has a lot of great historical buildings and tours. In winter there is sledding, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing at nearby Chestnut Mountain Ski area.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      While staying at our rental property you can enjoy all the Territory has to offer. You will receive amenity tags that give you access to the Territory Owners Club which has a large outdoor pool with lots of tables and umbrellas to enjoy a picnic near the pool or food from the concession stand. You will also have access to the indoor basketball court, fitness center, game room complete with pool tables, table tennis, foosball, and board games. Also outside you find a tennis court and play area for the little ones. You will also be given a discount at the Marina where you can rent canoes, pontoon or fishing boats.

                      Contact us

                      Speaks: english

                      Guestbook comments from the owner

                      1 of 4


                      • Summer in the Galena Territories

                        Summer in the Galena Territories

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Kitchen


                      • King Bedroom /Main Level

                        King Bedroom /Main Level

                      • Lower Level Twin Room

                        Lower Level Twin Room

                      • Lake Galena

                        Lake Galena

                      • Galena Territory Marina

                        Galena Territory Marina

                      • Fall color in the Territories,

                        Fall color in the Territories,

                      • Living Room

                        Living Room

                      • Kitchen/ Dining Area

                        Kitchen/ Dining Area

                      • Screened Porch

                        Screened Porch

                      • Queen Bedroom w/Bath (Upper Level)

                        Queen Bedroom w/Bath (Upper Level)

                      • Lower Level Queen Bedroom

                        Lower Level Queen Bedroom

                      • Shenandoah Riding Center, Trail rides and lead line for young riders

                        Shenandoah Riding Center, Trail rides and lead line for young riders

                      VRBO #168838

                      There have been  visitors to this page since the counter was last reset in .

                      This listing was first published here in 2008.

                      Date last modified - Sunday, December 21, 2014

                      $350 - $425 per night (USD)

                      4 Bedroom / 3 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 10

                      View calendar: Updated 12/21/14
                      Minimum stay: 2 nights
                      Dates are unavailable
                      Please stay a bit longer. A stay of nights or more is required for these dates.
                      This listing requires that rentals start on a .
                      Book It

                      Detailed Price

                      Member since: 2008
                      Speaks: english
                      • Response time: Within 12 hours
                      • Response rate: 100%
                      • Calendar last updated: 12/21/2014
                      Email owner

                      (651) 430-9858 (Minnesota, USA)

                      Please wait... Book with confidence Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees Learn more
                      Add vacation protection services to your booking

                      Three services to protect your trip:

                      Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.

                      Guarantee the rental meets your expectations.

                      Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

                      Get it now

                      Share this property via Email

                      Beautiful 4 Bdrm Home, SPEC. pay/2 stay 3, swim, ski,shop historic Galena

                      Galena #168838

                      4 BR  3 BA  Sleeps 10

                      You must be signed in to share this property by e-mail

                      Share this property via Email

                        Please correct the following errors and resend:
                      • Enter one or more valid email addresses separated by commas.
                      • Oops! You have exceeded the limit of 10 email addresses.
                      • Your message may not contain markup. Please remove the markup and try again.