|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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2 bedrooms-each with a queen size bed; 2 full baths; gas grill on the back porch facing the woods with a seasonal view of Lake Galena Hiking trails immediately accessible. Minutes away from the marina - pontoon rentals available. Close to the owners club, featuring: indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness center and game room -pool and ping pong tables, foosball, bumper pool. Fifteen minute drive into downtown historic Galena.
Originally from Chicago and the western suburbs we fell in love with the Galena area years ago as we drove through the area en route to Dubuque, Iowa. Eventually we bought this cottage that we have so much enjoyed and now would like to offer you the chance to fall in love with Galena and the beauty of JoDavies County
Richard purchased this house in 2008
A special little cottage-somewhat quaint, nestled within the settlement...trees, a seasonal view of Lake Galena, beautiful starry nights and the lull of Galena falls...hiking trails just down the road. A quiet retreat, tho minutes away from tourist hustle and bustle of historic Galena if desired.
It was a great experience the home was very neat and clean totally enjoyed our stay
My sisters and I visited the Galena area during its historic house tour weekend, and this house was just perfect place to stay! The house has all the comforts of home and very clean and well-maintained. The surrounding area was beautiful and you can even see a waterfall from the balcony. It is less than 10 minutes to town and not too far off the main highway. Even though we didn't do much cooking there, the house is well equipped if you wanted to. Also, they provide availability to use the Galena Territory facilities which is an added plus but we were so busy in town we never got a chance to try it out. The only downside of our visit had nothing to do with the house - it was with the shopping area of Galena. They do NOT have enough parking spaces and definitely not enough handicapped spots.
Would love to come back since we did not see everything we wanted to and would definitely stay at this house again.
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable. Nice having Netflix. The owners club is a very nice extra. Comfortable beds. Very quiet. I highly recommend this home.
We have rented this home many times. Owners are very accommodating and responsive. We always look for this home first when we head to Galena.
Just wanted to thank Richard for his hospitality and sharing his home with us. Property exactly as described and having read reviews, I knew it was in close proximity to the other homes. It's a short drive to the Owner's Club (gorgeous and fun!) as well as into downtown Galena. We fell in love with Galena and will be back.
I'd only suggest that the doorway and back porch be swept up of cobwebs and bugs. I realize this home is in a wooded area but we didn't sit on the back porch to enjoy the view due to the closeness of the trees leaves covered in webs.
This house was perfect for two couples and a small dog. The house is very cozy and comfortable and has plenty of space for everyone to hang out. We had never been to The Galena Territory before so we had no idea what to expect, but wow was it beautiful! This home is located not too far from Eagle Ridge Resort, and there is even a path that will take you to the resort from the home. We had dinner in the lounge one night and it was very good and reasonably priced. We really enjoyed just walking around the Territory and taking in the scenery.
The house was very clean and there were no signs of previous pets having stayed there. Even though the houses in the Settlement are really close to one another we never really heard or saw anyone else when we were hanging out on the deck. It was very quiet and peaceful. The only small issue we had was that the night we arrived it was extremely hot in the house. It was in the 90s during the day and the ac was totally turned off, so it took quite some time for the house to cool down, especially the bedrooms upstairs. Other than that everything else was great. We certainly plan on returning in the future and would recommend this home as a great accommodation in the Territory.
For a great breakfast head to Otto's - you won't be disappointed. Also Blaum Bros. Distilling Company is producing some pretty amazing spirits and their drink menu is really extensive and reasonably priced.
Nestled within 6800 acres of the Galena Territory our cottage provides the perfect backdrop from which to enjoy 19th century history and architecture, great local wineries and restaurants, arts and crafts and many eclectic shops found in Galena and the surrounding towns of Elizabeth, Hanover and Stockton.Within the territory you might enjoy Illinois' largest golf course, the Eagle Ridge Spa, the marina from which you could rent pontoons, the Shenandoah riding stables, outdoor and indoor swimming, a fitness center, and a game room featuring pool tables, ping pong, foosball, etc. Miles of trails for hikers and cyclists, and wonderful opportunities for birdwatching.
The town of Galena is home to art galleries, spas, wineries, irish music and the home of President Ulysses S Grant. More trails to bicycle or-perhaps canoeing or kayaking the Mississippi backwaters is more to your fancy. Come winter there are the skiing/snowboarding opportunities at Chestnut mountain or snowshoeing at the Galena Cellar Vineyard.
Downtown Dubuque is 40 minutes away--here one might enjoy various concerts and musical/cultural arts events, casinos, Mississippi riverboat rides, and the world's steepest trolley.
For lovers of nature-rolling hills close to the might Mississippi; for lovers of wine-the many award winning wineries; lovers of outdoor sports; lovers of history; or just lovers...you are welcome.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Charge (one time per stay)||$70 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$50 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$125|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.