About the property
- Chateau / Country House4001 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 nights
House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12+)
As you drive down our wooded lane you leave behind your hectic daily life and enter your own private refuge.
The Main House has 4 BRs and 3.5 baths. The main floor has open floor plan w/ a gourmet kitchen, a 6-seat island, dining room table for 10, and a naturally lighted sitting room with an old fashioned wood stove. The main floor MBR contains a king bed, private bath w/large two head shower, and a private balcony. Off the dining area is another balcony and a covered/screened-in porch. The kitchen has a stove and gas grill with all the utensils needed to prepare a feast for family and friends.
The lower level offers 3 spacious BRs w/ queen beds w/built-in bookcases, 2 full baths and walk out access to a large backyard. The centrally located media room contains a large TV and lots of comfortable seating.
The Coach House has 2 queen sized BRs and 1 full bath. A game area with pool, foosball, poker, and air hockey tables. Also a video seating area.
A brick walkway leads to a private pond, deck/pier w/arbor, hot tub and lots of outdoor furniture to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.
Renters of Galena Territory homes have access to a Marina(to fish or rent boats, tennis courts), Owner's Club(fitness room, basketball court, new indoor/outdoor pool), Golf Courses(63-holes & driving range), Winter Sports(ice skating, sledding, cross country skiing), Shennadoah Riding Center(trail rides & lessons).
Historic Galena, a 15-min. drive, offers a return to the 1850's with museums, restored Main Street containing antique/boutique shops, restaurants and nightly entertainment.
Dubuque, Iowa, a 30-min. drive, offers river boat rides on the Mississippi River, an Aquarium, Indoor water park, Two Casinos and a Dog Racing Track.
Keywords: secluded, private, vacation, rental, hot tub, pond, retreat, house, scenic views 6 - bedroom
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 21, 2018
About David Batka
About eight years ago friends of ours loaned us their house in Galena Territory for a couple of days while the well was being repaired at our home. Also at this time we were looking for a place to build a therapeutic riding center for special needs individuals. We fell in love with the Galena/Jo Daviess County experience and decided this would be the place where we would build the center. In 2008 our dream was realized and the center was opened. It is called 'Area of Dreams' and is located on Blackjack Road near Chestnut Mountain Ski Area. See links for further information.
David Batka purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2008
Why David Batka chose The Galena Territory
The center relies 100% on volunteer help. At the time we lived 3-hours away and most of the volunteers were from the same area. The center operates on weekends, so we needed a facility to house the volunteers who came on weekends. Luckily we found this unique property that fit these needs.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
This is a very secluded/private property that makes people feel they are deep in the north woods even tho civilization is just over the next hill or on the other side of the trees. As people enter the house they immediately begin to relax due to inviting and warm atmosphere of the house. Next they cannot wait to explore the many unique and fascinating features of the property. The tin ceiling, wood stove, hot tub and pier, pond, media and game rooms, and interesting decorative items. The open floor plan offers a wonderful place for family and friends to enjoy each others fellowship.
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Accomadations worked perfectly for our group.
Would definitely book this property again.
We stayed at this house with our kids and grandkids (13 of us total) over the New Year's Eve weekend, and had a marvelous time. The property is absolutely gorgeous in its secluded setting, and offers all the amenities one could want. The way the space is set up, with the large open public area and then plenty of privacy for each of the six bedrooms, was just great. We were unable to enjoy as many outdoor activities as we'd hoped due to below zero temps the entire time, but even at that did venture out to the hot tub a few times and really enjoyed that. Had it been a bit warmer, we would have taken more advantage of being able to go sledding, snowshoeing and even ice skating right outside our door. In lieu of outdoor activities, we did appreciate having access to the beautiful facilities at the Owners' Club.
The kitchen was very well-stocked and extremely functional for all of our meals, even accommodating several cooks in the kitchen at once, and the huge dining table was great for our meals and game-playing. We had a few questions about how things worked during the course of our stay, for which the owner was exceptionally accessible and helpful.
Given the frigid weather, we would have loved to take advantage of the wood stove in the great room (and had it been even a little warmer, the beautiful fire ring in the back yard as well!), however didn't realize that we needed to provide our own firewood, so that is one thing I would suggest to other renters. All in all, this is a great property, and we would definitely book it again.
Beautiful view and property! Great fall getaway with the whole family. Plenty of room for everyone. Enjoyed the pond view and rolling hills, the game room in the coach house and the hot tub too! Clean and comfortable.
Beautiful setting and amazing house and coach house. We had room for all of us!! It was perfect
Absolutely a wonderful place to stay!
My family and I stayed here and we all loved it! The property was very clean and also was very large. We all had lots of room to enjoy different activities. The owner was also extremely nice and accommodating.
Glad you and your family enjoyed your weekend getaway. Hope to see you again.
Fantastic Rental Home
Thank you. Our best rental experience ever. House is clean well kept and one of the few rental homes where you have total privacy. We will be coming back next year for our annual golf trip and hope that the property will be available.