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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Galena townhome description

What’s your pleasure? Hiking … biking … golf … tennis … skiing … fishing … boating … swimming … bird watching … horseback riding … ballooning … antiques … shopping … old homes … Civil War history … or just Rest & Relaxation?

Whether you are a Vacationing Family, a Romantic Couple or Friends on a Getaway Retreat, you’ll find all of these activities and more nearby when you stay at this tastefully furnished end-unit townhouse.

Up to 6 people can enjoy luxurious bedding that includes a Queen Size bed in the master bedroom upstairs, Twin Beds in another bedroom downstairs, and a Sofa Bed in the living room. Soft down throws and excellent lighting provide a comfortable reading habitat. Or if you prefer, the master bedroom also includes a large TV/VCR/DVD player for your viewing pleasure.

You will be pleased to find a Kitchen Fully Furnished with all the dishes, utensils, cookware, etc., you’ll need to prepare just about any meal, along with free condiments.


Conveniently located: A Back Deck includes patio table and chairs and a gas grill. You’ll stay nestled against a wooded area for maximum serenity and privacy. Best of all, you will like our home’s Friendly Atmosphere that will wrap around you like a warm blanket on a cold winter day.

You’ll be situated 1-1/4 mile from the Eagle Ridge Inn and a General Store renowned for gourmet selections. If you’re in the mood for fresh air and exercise, you can step outside to access a picturesque walking trail that winds just a few yards outside the door. Other features include:

• Free Wireless Internet. A secure password-protected network.

• A cornucopia of Kitchen Condiments, spices and staples, including coffee and tea selections. This means you don’t have to spend time and money buying a shopping cart full of staples when all you need is a dollop of this and that.

• Gas fireplace. A simple flick of the switch creates warmth and a mood of romance.

We love people, especially children!: • Child friendly. Our home is equipped with a “Pack ‘n Play” portable crib, along with children’s toys, games and videos. Our Insider’s Guide will advise you of numerous fun-filled activities in the area for children of all ages.

• People friendly. We also own the unit next door as our personal vacation home. If we are around, feel free to stop by to say hello and join us for refreshments and conversation. If we’re not present during your visit, simply call us with any questions you may have.

• Insiders’ Guide Book. It’s based on living in this area since 1987 and offers reviews of attractions that go way beyond what you’ll find in tourist literature. You’ll get steered to the best restaurants and recreational sites – and advised of some you may want to stay away from. You’ll get unusual ideas about fun things to do and places to go.

About the area: We’re situated in the hilly terrain of “The Galena Territory,” only 8 miles from the historic town of Galena near the northwest corner of Illinois. Forget flat farmland. Ancient glaciers pushed out in this direction and left behind a scenic wonderland of rolling hills and the highest elevations in the state. Fall coloration is truly a sight to behold in this area.

The town of Galena is renowned for a Main St. lined with shops filled with antiques, collectibles, artwork, wine studios, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, restaurants, bars and more. You can spend hours browsing and shopping.

Another 20-minute drive will take you to across the mighty Mississippi to the vibrant river city of Dubuque, Iowa. If casino gaming and/or dog racing is your thing, this town has some of the best facilities of their kind in the Midwest. If that’s not your thing, Dubuque has a number of other attractions going for it, including a top-notch National River Museum.

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • 1200 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6

          • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 twin/ single

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          • Up to 6 people can enjoy luxurious bedding that includes a Queen Size bed in the master bedroom upstairs, Twin Beds in another bedroom downstairs, and a Sofa Bed in the living room. Soft down throws and excellent lighting provide a comfortable reading habitat. Or if you prefer, the master bedroom also includes a large TV/VCR/DVD player for your viewing pleasure....moreless

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Entertainment

          • Television
          • Satellite / Cable:

            (2) 2 Satellite TVs with 200 channels, including Sirius XM music stations....moreless

          • VCR
          • Games For Kids
          • Toys
          • Video Library
          • DVD Player
          • CD Player
          • Books
          • Foosball
          • Games:

            Children's games for all ages...moreless

          • Ping Pong Table
          • Pool Table:

            At property owners' facility located 1.5 miles away....moreless

          Theme

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

          Attractions

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          local services and businesses

          • ATM/Bank
          • Fitness Center
          • Groceries
          • Hospital
          • Medical Services

          Location Type

          • Golf Course View
          • Lake
          • Rural:

            Near several picturesque back roads traversing farmland and pasture amid rolling hills. Within minutes you can pass through three states -- Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin....moreless

          sports and adventure activities

          • Snowboarding
          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Basketball Court
          • Pier Fishing
          • Swimming
          • Tennis
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Hunting
          • Skiing
          • Golf
          • Mountain Biking
          • Freshwater Fishing
          • Hiking
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Ice Skating

          catering options

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Dining

              • Dining:

                Toddler's seat available for table dining....moreless

              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 6 people

              forms of payment

                  • Accept Credit Card

                  General

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    Free secure Wi-Fi...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Parking On Street
                  • Internet
                  • Towels Provided
                  • Ducted Heating
                  • Air Conditioning
                  • Heating
                  • Linens Provided
                  • Activities Guide
                  • Alarm Clock
                  • Ceiling Fans
                  • Firewood
                  • Laundry Soap
                  • Local Maps
                  • Paper Towels
                  • Local Restaurant Guide
                  • Shampoo
                  • Basic Soaps
                  • Toilet Paper
                  • Washing Machine
                  • Clothes Dryer
                  • Fireplace
                  • Sofa Bed
                  • Living Room
                  • Gas Fireplace
                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    At property owners' facility located 1.5 miles away....moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Convenient parking just a few yards from the front entrance....moreless

                  Kitchen

                  • Pantry Items:

                    Stocked with most popular condiments and spices...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Refrigerator
                  • Freezer
                  • Oven
                  • Microwave
                  • Grill
                  • 4 Ring Stove
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    Cookware to handle just about any meal....moreless

                  • Coffee Maker:

                    Plenty of coffee stored in freezer, regular and decaf....moreless

                  • Toaster
                  • Dishes & Utensils
                  • Stove
                  • Kitchen

                  Outside

                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas
                  • Bicycles:

                    Can be rented at Outfitters in Galena....moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Boat rentals available at property owners' marina....moreless

                  • Deck / Patio
                  • Tennis
                  • Golf
                  • Ski & Snowboard

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Visa
                  • Mastercard
                  • Discover

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Private Pool
                  • Indoor Pool
                  • Heated Pool
                  • Communal Pool:

                    Free access to year-round indoor pool and summertime outdoor pool, including separate kiddie pool, at property owners' facility 1.5 miles away....moreless

                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Prime season
                  May 15 - Oct 31, 2014
                  2 night min stay
                  $137 $157
                  Fri, Sat
                  $677
                  Off season
                  Nov 1 - May 14, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $117 $137
                  Fri, Sat
                  $577

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees:

                  • Cleaning $85 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  PLEASE NOTE OUR EXTENDED STAY DISCOUNTS

                  If you have asked for a quote extending more than two nights, the initial price quoted via the HomeAway website is likely too high. For extended stays of 3-6 nights, our extended stay rates apply to nights beyond the first two.

                  May 15-October 31 = $117 per night, plus 11% tax.

                  November 1-May 14 = $97 per night, plus 11% tax.

                  1 week+ visits are negotiable.


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                  Location

                  25 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Dubuque, IA
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Illinois Highways 20 and 84
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Many to choose from
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ski
                  Chestnut Mountain
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Eagle Ridge South Course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Woodland's

                  Car: Necessary

                  Nestled among the most beautiful hills and valleys in the Midwest, The Galena Territory is a 6,800-acre planned residential and recreational community with award-winning Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa at its heart. Property owners and their guests enjoy a variety of amenities that include boating and fishing on Lake Galena, hiking on 23 miles of trails through pristine woodlands and prairies, 63-holes of championship golf, and horseback riding at the Shenandoah Riding Center.

                  Eight miles away is the town of Galena. Bisected by the Galena River, Galena lies within a National Register Historic District and is renowned for a downtown Main St. lined with shops filled with antiques, collectibles, artwork, wine studios, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, dining facilities and more. You can spend hours browsing on your own or take a narrated trolley tour (May through October). Periodic housewalks enable you to peer inside fascinating old houses and mansions. The Galena River Trail follows the river for 3.5 miles of scenic cycling or walking, leading to breathtaking views of the Mississippi River.

                  Another 20-minute drive will take you to across the mighty Mississippi to the vibrant river city of Dubuque, Iowa. If casino gaming and/or dog racing is your thing, this town has some of the best facilities of their kind in the Midwest. If that’s not your thing, Dubuque has a number of other attractions going for it, including a top-notch River Museum, riverfront festivals, modern movie theaters, symphony orchestra and other cultural attractions – along with the region’s best modestly-priced restaurant. (That’s one of the secrets you’ll find in a special “Insider’s Guide Book” provided to our rental guests.) Take a few minutes to take a $1 ride on Dubuque’s “fernicular,” a unique mode of transportation up and down the town’s steepest hill.

                  Do you like to ski or snowboard? The Chestnut Mount Resort is only 20 minutes away. Overlooking the Mississippi River, this renowned Midwestern ski retreat offers 19 ski runs amid fantastic views of three surrounding states and “Old Muddy” itself. In the warm weather off-season, treat your kids and yourselves to Chestnut Mountain’s “Alpine Slide.” It’s a fun-filled sled ride down the mountainside via chutes, with a ski lift ride back to the top.

                  Closer to home, during wintertime the South Golf Course in the Galena Territory turns into the Winter Wonderland Nordic Center, featuring cross country skiing, downhill sledding/tubing, and ice skating on a nearby pond. You can rent equipment for a small fee, and the Nordic Center is barely a hundred yards from our home.

                  Spring and summer offer even more recreational opportunities within the Galena Territory. It houses 63 holes of challenging golf, including “The General,” a regular on Golf Digest’s “Top 100 Resort Courses” list. Or, try out one of several nearby courses that are less challenging and more modestly priced.

                  If tennis is your game, you’ll have access to TWO separate private tennis facilities, free of charge. One is at the Territory Club, the other at a property owners’ marina.

                  Territory Club facilities include an indoor/outdoor pool (to open Summer 2012), fitness center, game room, gymnasium and reading/TV room and tennis courts. Visit www.thegalenaterritory.com for hours and more information.

                  The property owners’ marina is open May through October for boat rentals. You can also rent fishing gear if you don’t bring your own. The marina sits on Lake Galena, a serene man-made lake three miles long that teems with panfish, bass, crappie, muskie and a few other species.

                  Horseback riding also is available with guided trail rides via the Shenandoah Riding Center. Or, simply enjoy free-of-charge dozens of picturesque miles of paved hiking trails that wind throughout The Galena Territory.

                  Feel like going up, up and away! Hot air balloon rides are available when weather permits for breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside from up to 4,000 feet above ground. Summertime also brings with it periodic outdoor concerts and hayrides.

                  A children’s sand-filled playground is easily accessible from our home, and we will guide you to numerous fun-filled activities for children of all ages.

                  Whether it’s rest and relaxation you crave, or more vigorous activities, our Friendly Retreat is the place for you.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2011

                  About the owner: Jenny and I traveled extensively during long careers as working professionals. We learned a lot about what makes travelers and visitors comfortable, and are determined not to put our guests through some of the “road warrior” horror stories we experienced over the years . As rental property owners in The Galena Territory, we have applied these lessons to make our townhome comfortable, convenient, homey and friendly for all of our guests. For many years we used our townhome as a retreat to decompress from the stress of long hours in high-pressure jobs. It seemed our heads would clear as soon as we crossed the Jo Daviess County line. Now as retirees we still enjoy basking in the serenity and natural beauty of this area and pursuing its abundant recreational and tourist activities. Even after more than two decades of home ownership in the area, we continue to discover new sights to see and things to do. -- Jim & Jenny Olsztynski, Mt. Prospect, IL

                  Why the Owner Chose Galena:
                  Jenny and I first experienced The Galena Territory as renters ourselves when we vacationed here with our two young daughters. That was 25 years ago, and we were so infatuated with the area that one month later we returned to buy a townhouse that at the time existed only as a floor plan. Construction got finished in July of 1987, and we have been enjoying our getaway home out here ever since. Our daughters have since grown up and we now have three impossibly charming grandchildren that love to visit The Galena Territory with us. This expanded family outgrew our single townhome, so when our neighbors next door decided to sell their unit, we jumped at the chance to acquire additional living space.


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                  Photos

                  • Outside view of townhouse

                    Outside view of townhouse

                  • Downstairs bedroom

                    Downstairs bedroom

                  • Fully-furnished kitchen

                    Fully-furnished kitchen

                  • Living room sofa converts to a bed.

                    Living room sofa converts to a bed.

                  • Patio deck

                    Patio deck

                  • Master bedroom lighted

                    Master bedroom lighted

                  • Downstairs bedroom

                    Downstairs bedroom

                  • Downstairs bedroom dresser

                    Downstairs bedroom dresser

                  • View from upper level.

                    View from upper level.

                  • Lake Galena offers great fishing and/or recreational boating.

                    Lake Galena offers great fishing and/or recreational boating.

                  • Our guests have access to this fitness center with a spectacular view.

                    Our guests have access to this fitness center with a spectacular view.

                  • Owner's Club game room.

                    Owner's Club game room.

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Dining area. Table is expandable.

                    Dining area. Table is expandable.

                  • Gas fireplace

                    Gas fireplace

                  • Master bathroom vanity

                    Master bathroom vanity

                  • Downstairs bedroom

                    Downstairs bedroom

                  • Downstairs bedroom lighted

                    Downstairs bedroom lighted

                  • Downstairs vanity

                    Downstairs vanity

                  • Master bedroom is on upper level; kitchen is below.

                    Master bedroom is on upper level; kitchen is below.

                  • Guests have access to this Olympic-size indoor pool, open year-round.

                    Guests have access to this Olympic-size indoor pool, open year-round.

                  • Owner's Club basketball court.

                    Owner's Club basketball court.

                  • Overview of The Galena Territory from Stony Point Lookout.

                    Overview of The Galena Territory from Stony Point Lookout.

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                  Date last modified - Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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