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Galena Area Rentals Offering Premier Family Fun Accommodations. MidWeek Specials

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Retreat House, 5 Bedrooms (6 beds) 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 12 +) More Value !

A perfect Galena vacation rental home!

Are you looking for a spacious home with upscale decor for your accommodations?

We offer the 'Retreat House' more value in this 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath.(6 Beds) and (1 Sofa sleeper) Pool table, ping-pong and poker tables. This 3054 sq. ft. distinctive custom home is situated on a heavily treed hillside with rock outcropping offering valued privacy. 4' wide concrete ramp accessible entry for elderly/wheelchair. As one enters the interior the stunning great room welcomes you with seating around a wood burning fireplace with an over sized Dubuque stone hearth. A dining room(seating for 11) and open kitchen are on the right.

Completing the main level is the convenient laundry room, powder room, and master suite, which has a large soaking 2 person jetted tub, and separate shower. The great room has large comfortable sofa.

Take in the countryside vistas through the floor to ceiling windows along the back of the home. A sliding door opens to the furnished outside dining area (seating for 6) on the upper deck with a 52' gas grill. The furnished three season's outdoor room (seating for 8) offers fresh air, the soothing sounds of nature, and a favorite quiet gathering place to socialize. The upper level of the home has 3 bedrooms with 3 baths and TVs in all bedrooms.

Walk into the lower level and you will find a pool/ping-pong table, a bar (3 bar stools), private poker room (table with 4 chairs), entertainment room with TV, a sleeper sofa, a full bath, and one bedroom with two queen beds and TV. One of the highlights of the lower level are the amazing views and easy access to the outside hot tub. The outside deck is furnished(2)tables and(8)chairs. Take the steps down to the exterior fire pit with additional seating. Enjoy this exclusive location, convenient to all the shopping, dining, and activities in 'The Galena Territory' and surrounding areas. The Retreat House is located 7miles east of Galena and 1/2 mile into the Galena Territory Association.

Thank you for your interest in 'Retreat House'.

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More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
June 23, 2017

About Bill

Hi-Welcome to our home. We're Bill and Sue. Several years ago our friends invited us to take a drive out to Galena with them. We didn’t know then about the rich history Galena boasts of, the beauty of the deep vistas and the tranquility of the woods and abundant wildlife, however these are the wonders that brought us back....year after year. Each visit introduced us to new discoveries in Northwest Illinois and educational interests and experiences for our children.

Bill purchased this house in 2004

Why Bill chose Galena

We offer great rates through-out the year. Galena is close enough yet far enough away from home; 3 hours drive from Chicago making it the perfect get-away place for a weekend trip. It is tucked away in Northwest Illinois and unlike the rest of the state of IL, Galena is hilly and picturesque. Downtown Galena is like stepping back in time with mid 19th century architecture aligning Main Street and beyond. Located 8 miles from town is our home, nestled in the Galena Territory. It is peaceful, yet a fun place for a large group or extended family gathering. It is a solid built home. We love it here and you will too.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy a game of pool or ping pong, challenge your friends to a game of poker, or relax in the outdoor private hot tub. Take a swim at the outdoor pool located at the owner's club on Territory Drive. Enjoy grilling with our 'never run out of gas' grill or just relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature from the three seasons room. Experience the natural surroundings; take a hike down the many trails in the Territory. Golf the 'General' or ski down the slopes of Chestnut Mountain Resort. Zip line 2.5 hour canopy tours just 2 miles away, Year-round activities make Galena the escape weekend destination.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Bill & Sue,

Thank you both for sharing your beautiful Retreat House with us for our Annual College Gals Reunion Weekend!!! It was the perfect setting to gather & celebrate our 41 year friendship! We loved the updates you've made (although we thought your home was perfect before!) & all the special touches you added with Fall decorations were appreciated. We stayed with you in April 2012, but all agreed that spending an October weekend in the Galena area was truly magical! The fall colors were spectacular, we enjoyed trail walks, gathering on the screened porch, cozy fires, the Halloween parade in town & our afternoon at the Galena Winery. Also, your kitchen is absolutely the best equipped kitchen we've ever had the pleasure of cooking in!

Thanks for sharing your amazing home with us!


Wayzata, MN
Oct 2013
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The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , dual jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 lower level - toilet , shower
    Half bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master main level - 1 king
    Upper level - 1 queen
    Upper level - 1 queen
    Upper level - 1 king
    Lower Level Dual Queen - 2 queen
    Sofa Sleeper queen size - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Baby Crib upon request; High chair upon request
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Studio One Spa & Salon is mobile to the Retreat House-Tina Knautz (815) 777-1275 , 310 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036 Hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, kitchen dish soaps, complimentary coffee. Note: If you require additional amenities, i.e., baby crib, gift basket, wine, flowers, private chef, we will have your selections available for you awaiting your arrival. (Additional charges apply)


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Galena Area Rentals Offering Premier Family Fun Accommodations. MidWeek Specials
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 108 reviews

Relax and Chill

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful and spacious home that met all of our needs. We enjoyed the the game room on the lower level and were most pleased with the kitchen and ever thing one needed to make a cook a meal. We have stayed at Eagle Ridge Territory for the past 15 years in different homes. This one was by far the a best one we stayed in. We would definitely use it again Thank your Bill and Susan.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Riverside, IL

Overall house and property were beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The owners were very accommodating and the house had everything we needed. Highly recommend this house for anyone considering a stay in the Eagle Ridge Territory.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean. Loved the valentines decorations. The framed instructions were very convenient and helpf

  • 5 of 5

We had 5 couples staying. Plenty of room. Kitchen was well stocked. Very very clean!!!!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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Very nice in Eagle Ridge

  • 5 of 5

We were very happy with the house. Well sized, well furnished, easy for families. Good amenities.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family fun

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for our family gathering. The house is well equipped with lots of room for our group of 14. We enjoyed using the pool and basketball court as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Guest fro St. Louis

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Retreat House was awesome! The home was immaculate and very well stocked. Every kitchen utensil you could want. The house is very spacious and well equipped. Enjoyed skiing at Chestnut Mountain and the town of Galena is charming. This house turned out to be a gem! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Woodside Fire Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Woodside Fire Restaurant
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Chestnut Mnt.
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Dubuque, Iowa Airport
Car: necessary

Studio One Spa & Salon mobile to the Retreat House Tina Knautz (815) 777-1275 or (815) 777-1275 310 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036 Also Fever River Outfitters 525 S Main St.Galena, IL 61036 815-776-9425 Please see Item (S) the Galena water park on our vrbo points of interest map. Also Wine tasting, star gazing, ice skating, sledding. Hiking on 23 miles of trails through pristine woodlands and prairies,


Rates & Availability

The Galena Territory House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fourth of July
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Columbus Day
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 8 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Value Season
Jan 1 2018 - May 4 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Limit of 12 people sleeping at the Retreat House. We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.(6 Beds) Retreat house decorated for seasons and most major holidays and located 7 Miles East Of Galena & 1/2 Mile Into the G.T.A. Great for families, golf groups, ladies get away.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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