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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Galena reviews

  • Galena Getaway

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Golf Villa. The accommodations were more than we expected. The unit was very clean. The furnishings were very nice and comfortable. Having access to both pools was great. We used them both and our grandsons had a ball. Although we had a few minor glitches, we would love to go back and would highly recommend the unit to others."
    Guest: Lonnie K. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 30, 2014
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  • Great Large family getaway

    "I booked this place for an extended family getaway for a long weekend. Age 70 to just 1 year (brought a pack and play for the baby). Everyone found something to do. Fishing, hiking, biking, swimming, game room, horseback riding, kayak, by the way all of this was done right in the community the house is at. Plus of course heading into downtown Galena for shopping...only a 15 to 20 minute drive. If you plan on coming I would recommend making reservations at the stable for riding and the kayaks as soon as you get there. They can book up fast especially on Sat/Sun. I would only bring bikes if those who are riding are old enough to be comfortable on the road (no sidewalks) and can handle HILLS! Although there is a nice paved trail up the way it is extremely hilly, we are talking going down at 25 mph and having to walk the bike partway up the hills. That being said there were several of us adults and some pre-teen and teenagers who rode the bikes to the pool. Totally doable, only about 1.5 mi ride to the pool and game room, (bring a bike lock), but again extremely hilly and you are sharing the road with cars. Now to the house, just as it is pictured! The only thing missing out the pictures is the hill that makes up the driveway! Mavis was extremely helpful with questions prior to booking and never had a problem there. The kitchen has plenty of pots/pans, even a Keurig. No need to bring much. I just brought my favorite chopping knife. There is a Piggly Wiggly grocery store about 5 minutes past downtown Galena. We actually only ate out for a few lunches, we had all our dinners in the house...utilized the grill often. (Grill is not perfect, the shelf is WOBBLY, but will do.) I would totally recommend this place to a large family. Lots of fun in the area."
    Guest: Jennifer R. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 31, 2014
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  • Pictures don't do it justice!!

    "From only viewing this online, I thought that we were getting a 5 bedroom house that had communal areas that were going to be on the smaller side. I also expected that the kitchen might not be my favorite one to cook meals for our 10 friends- I was completely wrong! Tons of space for gathering and that was both warm and inviting. The kitchen was stocked with so many pots, pans, untinsils, and even a hand mixer that I easily could have made a thanksgiving feast here. Rooms and bathrooms were clean and comfortable. Plenty of entertainment in the house with games, pool and ping pong tables and a hot tub. Of course, there is plenty of entertainment to be found in the surrounding area itself. We will definitely be coming back for years to come! Thanks Galena Rentals!!"
    Guest: Stephanie Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 27, 2014
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  • Beautiful Location and Amenities

    "Our family enjoyed Eagle's Nest this weekend as we held our 28th annual family gathering. It's a gorgeous facility with plenty of amenities for family gatherings, business gatherings, or a relaxing weekend away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We really enjoyed the beautiful setting but wished we had more time to spend taking in all the events Galena has to offer as well as the special provisions at Eagle's Nest. The pre-arrangements were well communicated and everything was as stated in the rental offering. Taking advantage of the weekend, we had 24 people enjoy family members ranging in age from <1 year old to our family matriarch who'd rather not allow me to state her age. We enjoyed the recreational provisions, the setting, nature walks, and time away in the Galena area. Hopefully our family will be able to enjoy Eagle's Nest in the future."
    Guest: MAF Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 28, 2014
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Galena Travel Tips

Galena Vacation Rentals for Great Vacations Year-Round

Galena, in Jo Daviess County, Illinois is a well known tourist destination for its rich history, great golf and superb skiing. The region’s weather is part of its attraction, with hot summers and thick snow in winter. Galena vacation rentals are conveniently located on US Highway 20, off Interstate 39. It is just a three-hour drive from Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Galena Cottages in a Region Steeped in History

This region is steeped in history and 85 percent of the homes here are on the National Historic Register. In the town itself, visitors can wander down Main Street with its antique stores, art galleries, and selection of boutique shops. In the evenings, the town offers a wide variety of pubs and restaurants. Surrounding Galena is quiet countryside and peaceful waterways.

Visitors come for its tranquility as well as its history. Close to Galena cottages are a variety of historic sites to discover. At Casper Bluff, visitors may want to visit the Indian Burial Mounds to learn more about the traditions and life of Native Americans. There is a satellite resource of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design. Here, visitors can enjoy the contemporary art, images and architecture from across the world. The oldest home in Galena dates from 1826 and is now a treasure trove of old photographs and memorabilia from the early days of the town. On Third Street in Galena, visitors will find Congressman Washburne’s House. The house was constructed in 1843 and home to Elihu Washburne, congressman and advisor to Abraham Lincoln. The Galena History Museum hosts a variety of exhibits such as the lives of Ulysses Grant and Abraham Lincoln, the geology of the region, and even the history of footwear!

A recent addition to the town’s attractions is the Old Blacksmiths Shop, tracing the history of blacksmithing over 100 years. It is still a working shop and lucky visitors will be able to watch the blacksmiths at work. Stop by the Old Market House which was the original focal point for the surrounding communities in the 1800s. On Cobblestone Street is the site of the Old Stockade. This 1832-building was built in preparation for an attack by local Indians. Originally a safe haven for the area’s women and children, the site is now a fascinating museum. Certainly, visitors will not want to miss the opportunity to visit the home of President Ulysses S. Grant to learn more about one of America’s great leaders.

Other attractions close by include Adventure Creek Alpaca Farm. This is a wonderful place for children and adults to have the opportunity to interact with these gentle animals. There are also several ghost tours from Main Street in Galena.

Superb Skiing and Great Hiking are Available

While there is much history captured in the museums and attractions, visitors may also want to explore the region’s many outdoor activities. Close to the town, visitors can enjoy summer activities like hiking and biking as well as horseback riding. During the winter, the Chestnut Mountain Resort offers skiing and snowboarding. The resort has 19 trails to suit all levels of skier and includes a 475-foot vertical drop, and a seven-acre terrain area with over 25 jumps and rails. The mountain is set in the hills near the town and is perfect for a day trip.

At the Alice T. Virtue Memorial Water Park, visitors can enjoy the pool, waterslide, drop slide, children’s pool and much more. Here, there is also a beautiful hiking and biking trail that offers a cross country skiing area in winter.

Galena cabin Rentals Are Great Homes in a Great Location

With homes available in the town and in the beautiful surrounding countryside, visitors will find the perfect location for their own particular desires. These Galena cabin rentals come in a variety of sizes, from small cozy cabins for couples to large spacious homes for families or groups of friends. Each home has a character all its own, decorated to a high standard and complete with everything that owners can think of to make guests welcome.

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