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Charming 3BR/3BA with Hot Tub, Fireplace & Pool Table

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Charming and cozy, Trail’s End is uniquely positioned in one of the most beautiful corners of the Galena Territory. It is a perfect spot to quietly reflect or celebrate any and every occasion with family or friends. Enjoy a wooded view off the back deck while delighting in a glass of wine. Wildlife abounds! From every vantage point you can often see deer strolling through or wild turkey stopping by for a snack. Colorful birds of many types are impossible to miss in the trees and as they dine from the feeder!

Our comfortable home features 3 bedrooms and 3 full baths each located on a separate floor perfect for evening privacy. The main floor offers a bedroom (with queen bed) and bath, comfortable gathering area (with a queen size convertible bed) with an inviting stone fireplace, sunroom, and kitchen and dining area. The large outdoor deck is the perfect place to begin to unwind and start your visit. The upper level features a private bedroom (with a queen bed) and bath suite. The lower level hosts the third bedroom (with a king bed) and bath along with a regulation pool table, satellite TV, stereo, and entrance to the screened-in porch and hot tub. What better way to soothe yourself after a long day of activities or sightseeing?!

If it is sports you are looking for you don’t have to go very far! The Galena Territory offers the best golf in the state if Illinois! Rather be fishing? No problem, Lake Galena is only a short drive through the spectacular scenery of the Territory. You can rent a boat and be reeling them in within minutes! If you prefer hiking, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, volleyball, basketball, hot air ballooning, star gazing, or any number of other exciting activities you won’t have to go very far!

The historic town of Galena offers even more golf, downhill skiing and snowboarding, luge rides, historical tours and moped tours, wining and dining, antiquing and boutiquing, spa experiences, sightseeing trolley rides, museums, and the list goes on…

Cross the mighty Mississippi into nearby Dubuque Iowa and even more experiences await! Try your luck at riverboat casino gambling, do some intense cave exploring, meander through beautiful art galleries, check out the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, and enjoy restaurants of all ethnicities. If you still have energy to burn, take a drive into bordering Wisconsin and visit small town after small town for unique finds and a lot of friendly people.

Whether you are exploring on or off the beaten path… depending on your level of curiosity and adventurousness, Galena and its surrounding areas truly does offer something fun for everyone. Beautiful in all seasons... make a return trip and you will agree!

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More Details

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About The Owner

We are hospitality fanatics that enjoy traveling more than staying home! Since we can’t get away as much as we would like, a vacation property near home just seemed like the right solution. It is the perfect place for us to spend our energy or just enjoy nature. Normally we love being on the go but when we are in Galena all we really need is a nice glass of wine and good company to make our stay perfect.

Why The Owner chose The Galena Territory

We searched to find a peaceful location away from our every day hectic routine... a place where we could relax and at the same time entertain and enjoy family and friends. The Galena area is the prettiest in the state of Illinois! We are only a couple of hours from home yet feel like we are worlds away. We love the carefree feeling we have as soon as we arrive. A weekend is never long enough!

What makes this house unique

Trail’s End is situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the Galena Territory. Not completely secluded though very private, the back of the property is completely wooded and across the road is wooded green space. This environment provides the vegetation that all local wildlife seek. It is a regular occurrence to see deer strolling through the side of our property in the morning and evening. Colorful birds are at the feeders continuously and wild turkey often stop by for a snack!


The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Three full baths all with towels, hair dryers, soaps, and shampoo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size bed (1), Queen size beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Lovely wooded view, fire wood and starters are supplied, all linens and kitchen utencils are supplied.


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Charming 3BR/3BA with Hot Tub, Fireplace & Pool Table
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 51 reviews

Delightful 3 Bedroom/3 Bath Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My three adult children and their spouses stayed with me in this delightful getaway the first week in November. It was positively perfect! It was very remote, which is exactly what we were looking for, just to spend time together. The home was beautifully furnished and very cozy. We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and the kitchen was fully stocked with any appliance you might need to prepare any type of meal. We only left the home two times during the weekend. One time to stretch our legs at the Owners Club, which you will have access to, and a one time trip to the town of Galena.

This home is perfect for time away from city life but close enough to Galena and Dubuque to run into town to pick up anything you might need or want. I would highly recommend staying in this home!

The owner was very attentive and easily accessible for any questions you might have or suggestions for things of interest in the area.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Natalie and thank you for the wonderful review! I can't tell you how nice it is to hear that your family enjoyed the home so well that you hardly left!! Enjoy the memories and please come back to make some new! All the best to you!
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Gorgeous home perfect weekend getaway with girl friends!

  • 5 of 5

The house was beautifully appointed. We enjoyed sitting around the table drinking our coffee and drinking wine. We played cards by the fire and listened to music. The hot tub was the perfect way to end our evenings as it was extremely cold outside. We did a wine tour, dinners out, massages, bar hopping and shopping. 5 girls one weekend endless memories. Thank you Ginger for being a great hostess!

5 girls one mission to connect and relax ❤️

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great review Stephanie, thank you! It sounds like you enjoyed a lot of activities and memory making moments. So happy Trail's End worked well for you and your friends. Hope to see you return!
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Warm place on cold days

  • 5 of 5

A total of five of us (3 adults and two 17 year-olds) spent two nights in this lovely home over the holidays. Our visit was during a record cold snap (every day windchill was well below zero celcius) and so we were limited on our outdoor activity time. However, this home turned out to be a perfect place for us. We lit a fire in the mornings and enjoyed reading and watching the snow fall while the boys slept. We cooked dinners in the well stocked kitchen and then rounded out our evenings in the outdoor hot tub. Ginger the owner was very responsive as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jackie! It was nice chatting with you in the planning stages of your visit. Sounds like you made the most of the crazy cold. Hope to welcome you back and thank you for taking such nice care of Trail's End. All the best in 2018!
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great place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the hot tub abd fireplace

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both so nice to have in this frigid temperature! Thank you for staying at Trail's End and please come back. All the best, Ginger
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Home owner stands out

  • 5 of 5

Our family loves to rent homes verses staying in a hotel. We have stayed at many homes and have found that Ginger the property owner of this home is by far the nicest. She will stay in contact with you- making your stay a good one. We enjoyed the home and the home is in a good location.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How kind of you! Thank you so much for deciding to spend your Christmas celebration at Trail's End. The weather dealt a little more that any of us expected but I'm happy to hear your family still had the chance to give skiing a try! Hope to welcome you again when Galena calls! All the best in 2018!
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Clean, comfortable, and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Trail's End! It was perfect for a relaxing girl's weekend, the fireplace and hot tub got a lot of use. The kitchen has everything you could need and we were able to prepare our own meals, which was fun! The house is in the prettiest neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jamie! So happy you had a great weekend and hope to welcome you back often!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dubuque Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Woodlands Lounge
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Eagle Ridge Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
IL Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Woodstone Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Apple Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

This home is located in a beautifully wooded area of the Galena Territory with green space abounding! Hiking trails are within walking distance and the Shenandoah Riding Center is a short drive away. Bird watchers should flock this way to catch a glimpse of some exciting finds!




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning charge $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Age minimum for primary renter is 25 years.
Two night minimum stay required.
Rates and minimum night stays may vary on holidays.
Contact manager for events requiring additional accommodations.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.