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Private Home, with Spa & Game Arcade, ((Ask About 3 Nights for the Price of 2)

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Very private rental home but close to everthing.

Nestled on a secluded hillside that overlooks miles of Galena Territory's wildlife preserve, Horizon House offers its guests total privacy, yet the convenience of being only minutes from the area's many popular amenities.
A famous resort and its 4 nationally rated golf courses are just around the corner. The Shenandoah Riding Stable and over 40 miles of trails are equally convenient. The historic town of Galena is only 6 miles to the west, while the Diamond Jo casino and the Dubuque Dog Track and casino are only a little further down the road.

Horizon House is not just another carbon copy resort rental. It is a unique private home that has many features seldom found in vacation rentals, as you will see from the following partial list:

- Four Bedrooms
- Three Full Baths
- Two King Suites with Private Bath
- Four Queen Beds
- One Queen Sleeper Sofa
- One Full Sleeper Sofa
- Central Heat & Air Conditioning
- Wood Burning Fireplace
- Fully Equipped Eat-in Kitchen seats 11
- Microwave oven
- Bar B Que Gas Grill
- Two Spacious Decks
- Large Screened Porch
- Six Person Hot Tub with a Spectacular View
- HD Satellite Dish
- Stereo System with MP3/Ipod Dock
- Phillips Ambi-light flat screen HDTV
- Four bedroom flat screen TV's
- Four DVD & blueray players
- Dolby Home Theater System
- Washer/Dryer
- Its Own Game Arcade Featuring:
Skeeball Alley
Operation Wolf Shooting Game
Electronic Darts
Golf Arcade Game
Fooz-Ball Table

Imagine that you have returned from a full day of golf, tennis, boating, gambling, shopping, skiing or any of the activities that historic Galena has to offer. It's time to sink into the spa on the Horizon House screened porch and enjoy a spectacular view of the unspoiled nature preserve that surrounds you. Watch the colors change as the sun moves over the horizon.

Although the area features some of the most spectacular golf in the country, this is not just a Summer house. In Fall, the changing colors are an attraction in themselves, while in Winter, the Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort is only minutes away and...


Horizon House has been tastefully designed and decorated to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. However, pets are not allowed. There is no smoking, except on the outdoor deck areas.

The availability of rental dates is always at a premium. Please inquire for reservations as soon as your desired dates are determined. Horizon House is located at 243 Blackhawk Trace (between Northridge Lane & Russet Lane) in The Galena Territory, Galena, Illinois. The entrance to the Territory is located on US Route 20 fifty miles west of Freeport in extreme Northwestern Illinois.

Horizon House requires a two night minimum rental. There are discounted rates available for off-season weekday stays. Weekly rates are available and there are sometimes free bonus nights that can be added to you stay. The adjacent four bedroom house can also be booked with Horizon House to easily accommodate up to 20 guests

Keywords: Vacation Rental Home


Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Responsible party must be over 30...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Game Arcade with arcade video games, shuffleboard table, Foosball and Electronic Darts. Three deck areas. Extremely private setting with forest views...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Game Arcade including Skeeball, Shuffleboard, Foosball, electronic Darts, Golf Video game, Operation Wolf shooting video game...moreless

  • Games:

    Game Arcade including Skeeball, Shuffleboard, Foosball, electronic Darts, Golf Video game, Operation Wolf shooting video game...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Dish Network...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Five flat screens...moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 11 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street:

    paved for up to 10 cars...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub:

    6-7 person tub year-round...moreless

  • Indoor Pool


from 9 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,800 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $500
  • Tax Rate 11%


Our normal rates are now $395 per night plus tax with a 2 night minimum. However, each third night is free (some holiday dates might not include free nights.)

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Last updated: 05/16/2017
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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dubuque, Iowa
3 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Woodstone Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Ridge
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Rt 20
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Woodstone Restaurant
10 Miles
Nearest Ski
Chestnut Mountain
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Galena Territory Marina

Car: Necessary

Access to Owner's Private Club (indoor/outdoor pool)& Eagle Ridge Resort. Four golf courses next door, 100 stores, two casinos and a Dog Track in the vicinity.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

Why the Owner Chose The Galena Territory, Guilford Township, IL, USA:
After visiting the Galena area for many years, we decided to purchase our own home there. We have not regretted our decision as we have hundreds of happy memories of our wonderful house and the good time that have been had there by all. We ourselves have rented many vacation homes all over the world and we have tried to give our house everything we thought was missing from the places we have rented.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our house is conveniently located in the center of the Galena Territory/Eagle Ridge Resort complex. It is close to all amenities and on a main road, but it is located down a secluded ridge which gives it complete privacy. It is also adjacent to deep woods hiking trails, which we use quite often for morning nature walks. There have been more than a dozen deer in our backyard at one time and bald eagles have perched right outside our windows.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/16/2017

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  • Horizon House Six Person Hot Tub

    Horizon House Six Person Hot Tub

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Kitchen


  • One of two King Bedrooms

    One of two King Bedrooms

  • Rear of Horizon House

    Rear of Horizon House

  • Lower Deck

    Lower Deck

  • Living Room

    Living Room

  • Front View

    Front View

  • Game Room

    Game Room

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • One of two Double queen bedrooms

    One of two Double queen bedrooms

VRBO #317494

This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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