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Spectacular View of Lake Galena(Seasonal View)

The Galena Territory, Guilford Township, IL, USA
  • Condo900 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Let us tell you about our lakeside home in the beautiful, rolling hills of Galena Territory, conveniently located near the Eagle Ridge Inn, the North Course Pro Shop and the General Store…

Calming views of Lake Galena sooth the soul.

In addition to the breathtaking scenery outside our windows, the inside of our home has been lovingly decorated with antiques, artwork and comfortable, attractive furnishings. Quite a few teddy bear friends will keep you company; hence we were named “Teddy Bear Place” by one of our young guests. The charming screened-in porch completes the peaceful atmosphere.

All you need to bring is yourself.

Our home has all that you will need for your vacation. The two bedrooms contain very comfortable queen size beds, one a pine four poster bed, the other a brass bed. In addition there is a very comfortable sleeper sofa in the living room that allows a maximum of six people to occupy the condo overnight. There are two full baths and all the linens are provided. The kitchen, overlooking the living and dining areas, is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker and pretty much everything else you will need. In the living room area you are invited to enjoy the CD player, HD cable television and VCR, as well as an eclectic selection of CDs, tapes, movies and books. Finally, the cozy fireplace adds just one more element of warmth to the whole room.

Keywords: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Boating, Relaxing, Antiquing, Shopping, 2.5 hour drive from many midwestern cities


Charles Lohenry

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About Charles Lohenry

My wife and I have been retired for over 10 years and the condo has been in the family since 1984. We discovered tnat the Lohenry ancestors settled in Galena approx in 1840 and we have unearthed many interesting facts about them since.

Charles Lohenry purchased this Condo in 1995

Why Charles Lohenry chose The Galena Territory

The Galena Territory offers something for everyone. The rolling hills of the territory offer three internationally acclaimed golf courses, including the challenging eighteen hole course named “The General”, tennis courts, hiking and fitness trails, boating, excellent fishing, swimming, horseback riding and lessons and fine restaurants for casual or special dining. Nature lovers will especially enjoy the countless critters that are frequently spotted within the territory, including deer, wild turkeys and an occasional fox. Also, the quaint, historic town of Galena with its exquisite architecture, unique shops and excellent restaurants is only ten minutes away.

What makes this Condo unique

Find the best of both worlds during winter at the Territory. Even the winter months are enjoyable at Teddy Bear Place. There are so many activities to partake in, such as sledding, ice skating, hiking, ice-fishing and cross-country skiing. Downhill skiing is available at nearby Chestnut Mountain. Afterwards, you can retreat inside, cuddle up near the warm, cozy fireplace with a steaming cup of hot chocolate or relish in the luxury of an afternoon nap.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, Master Bedroom
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, Guest Bedroom
      • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Attractive Queen -Convertible Sleeper Sofa


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Best shower you will ever experience!
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, Second best shower you will ever experience!

        Location Type

          • Lake View
            View from porch or patio doors.


              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Linens Provided
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Fireplace
                      • Fitness Room / Equipment
                        Available Owners Club.
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Living Room
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                        Large parking area within easy walking distance to condo.
                      • Telephone
                        Use for local calls. Phone number is 815-777-3805.
                      • Towels Provided
                        Also pool towels available.
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                        Protected hi-speed wi-fi network in condo, password info on booking.


                          • Microwave
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                            Just bring food, we've got the rest.
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Oven
                          • Pantry Items
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                            Electric stovetop
                          • Toaster


                              • Child's Highchair
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Books
                                    Variety of books on bookshelves
                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                    Board games in entertainment drawers
                                  • Music Library
                                    Eclectic Variety of CDs
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                    HD TV in Living Room, and both Bedrooms
                                  • Stereo
                                  • VCR
                                  • Video Library
                                    DVD Movies in Entertainment Center


                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Beutifully Decorated Screened Porch
                                      • Golf
                                        Four courses with 63 holes.


                                          • wheelchair inaccessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool
                                                Within walking distance on Long Bay Point Dr. Memorial Day to Labor Day
                                              • Indoor Pool
                                              • Private Pool
                                                At the owner's club with one of six amenity passes.


                                                  • churches
                                                  • festivals
                                                  • health/beauty spa
                                                  • library
                                                  • marina
                                                  • museums
                                                  • recreation center
                                                  • restaurants
                                                  • winery tours

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • paddle boating
                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • boating
                                                      • gambling casinos
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • miniature golf
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • photography
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • shopping
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking
                                                      • wildlife viewing

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • fitness center
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • hot air ballooning
                                                              • basketball court
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • cross country skiing
                                                              • ice skating
                                                              • kayaking
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • snowboarding
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • tennis


                                                                  • Guests have access to an indoor/outdoor pool at the GTA Owner's Club.

                                                                    83 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Perfect Base for a Family Exploring the Area

                                                                    Renee L.

                                                                    I couldn't say it any better than the way my 13 y/o daughter did when signing Sue & Chuck's guest book. Her sentiment was genuine, so I'll share: "We had the most lovely time staying in your home. The furniture here is very nice and cozy, and the atmosphere truly leads to relaxation. We took advantage of the provided board games too! So fun. We enjoyed watching "Anne of Green Gables" as well. It was the thing we did before bed. never actually used the walkway to get down here...we just climbed down the rocks. Cade <16 y/o brother> drove us everywhere because he's "gotta get those hours" for his driver's license. We all slept like rocks. We never want to leave here. <13 y/o author> is so sad that we have to leave! This just goes to show that your cozy home is the perfect fit.Thank you for providing us with the activities book area as well! Much love."

                                                                    Clearly she had an old-fashioned good time! We all did. I would just add that the property is well maintained, well stocked, and very clean. Sue was beyond accommodating when helping us reserve the property and we thank her. The condo is situated on the lower lovely of the building, near a hiking path that goes around the lake. Great stroll in nature with various lookout points. We also took full advantage of the Owner's Club basketball court, game room, and pool privileges. This communal spot gave us the opportunity to chat with some of the neighbors, who we found to be super friendly. The territories & surrounding areas are absolutely GORGEOUS! I had no idea we had such picturesque scenery in Illinois! Downtown Galena is only a short 10-ish minute drive away and such a charming town -- rich in history, activities, shops, galleries, restaurants, friendly faces, etc.

                                                                    Would definitely recommend and return!

                                                                    Everything was very clean and well maintained. There was a lovely view of the lake through trees.

                                                                    Richard S.

                                                                    We had a nice relaxing time. We had to leave a day early, unfortunately, due to a death in the family. We hope to stay in the same area next year where we can relax and enjoy some privacy from the rest of the Galena Territory properties.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves at our home away from home. If you decide to come again, we will give you one free night due to the circumstances of having to leave early.

                                                                    Chuck & Sue

                                                                    Everything we wanted. More than we expected.

                                                                    Teresa V.United Stayes

                                                                    We had a wonderful time. The condo was cozy & welcoming. The area was breathtaking! We will be back. Thanks, Chuck & Sue.

                                                                    Beautiful, private, quiet

                                                                    Cheryl B.

                                                                    After spending all day in Galena, it was so nice to come back to the Teddy Bear Place! It was very clean, and quiet. Would love to stay again sometime. 😀�

                                                                    What cozy spot!

                                                                    Julie Ann G.

                                                                    We were in town for my husbands son wedding. This place was within walking distance to the resort where the wedding was being held and was just perfect for the occasion. It was quite cozy with everything we needed. We really loved the screened porch and view of the trees. Awesome spot! Thank you - we were able to enjoy the really special weekend with family!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    So glad everything worked out for you. What a happy occasion to celebrate!! The young girl who originally named it the Teddy Bear Place is getting married there next year. How time flies.

                                                                    Very nice place to stay.

                                                                    Kelly K.

                                                                    We went to Galena for a girls weekend, and the teddy bear condo was a great place to stay! It was very clean, peaceful and relaxing. We enjoyed the weather in the screened in porch without having to worry about mosquitos. We would definitely recommend this place to others.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you Kelly we appreciate you staying and enjoying yourself with your friends.


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