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Secluded Wooded Retreat 6- BR, W/Pond, Hot Tub, Sleeps 12+!!

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

More Details

David Batka
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 10, 2017

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 house in 2008

Why David Batka chose Galena

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 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.


The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (5), Sleeper Sofa(2) or Futons (1)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Secluded Wooded Retreat 6- BR, W/Pond, Hot Tub, Sleeps 12+!!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 14 reviews
university park il

Nice secluded area!

  • 5 of 5

We had a couple's retreat and was suprised by the size of the property. Two separate houses ( a four bedroom and two bedroom). Nice scenery, and well stocked kitchen. All full size beds and sofa sleepers. Had a very vintage feel. Would definitely stay again. Thanks again david!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Gorgeous home in secluded area with a lot of space for large groups.

  • 5 of 5

Davids home is great for anyone traveling with a large group. We had 7 couples and everyone had their own bedrooms! The house is gorgeous and the property is even better. The hot tub is the icing on the cake. Thanks David!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, perfect for our ski trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here during our ski trip. We had a group of 14 and everyone was comfortable. The house was beautiful and the scenery was even better, we loved that it was tucked away in the woods. The hot tub wasn't working at first but then Dave took care of it and we were able to use it the second night. Overall we had a great time and would recommend the property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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McHenry, IL

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Large group of us all stayed here; plenty of room for everyone; house was well furnished, however, could have used more towels in bathrooms. Great location, very secluded yet close to town. Can't wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lincolnshire, IL.

Mother/Daughter Reunion

  • 5 of 5

A group of six women and five daughters rented this house for five days. The central space containing a kitchen, living room and dining table seating ten was perfect for our group. The kitchen was well equipped since we were eating all of our meals there. The only complaint was that the dishwasher did not do a good job of cleaning the dishes. It should be replaced. This is a great house for group events. The bedrooms, closets and bathrooms are perfect for ten to twelve guests. We had such fun here and will look forward to coming back in warmer weather when we can take advantage of the hot tub, fire pit and screened porches.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galena Territory Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this secluded, wooded retreat. We rented this home for a family birthday celebration and it was everything we hoped for. There were 9 of us ranging in age from 21-80. Everyone loved all the house had to offer. There were enough beds for everyone to get a great nights sleep, a huge gathering space and great cooking kitchen. We spent a lot of time outside around the fire pit. This is a great party house. We highly recommend this for any fun occasion where you want to gather people together, cook some great meals and relax in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Downtown Galena
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort/63 holes
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Downtown Galena or Eagle Ridge Resort
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
12 Eagle Lane
Nearest Point of Interest
Owner's Club
Nearest Point of Interest
Shennanoh Riding Stable
Nearest Point of Interest
Eagle Ridge Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
General Store/Gas Station
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Galena Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
East Golf Course(9-Holes)
Nearest Point of Interest
North Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
South Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
The "General" Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Galena Territory Main Entrance
Nearest Point of Interest
305 North Inn/Downtown Galena
Nearest Point of Interest
Arena of Dreams/Therapeutic Center
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

The Galena Territory House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

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