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.
- House1010 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 nights
2 bedroom; 2 bathroom; seasonal view of Lake Galena
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 21, 2018
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
What makes this House unique
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.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Greeted by Mouse
Was overall disappointed by this property. It was very outdated. Also when I opened the front door there was a mouse half dead on the floor that I had to dispose of. The owner offered to bring people out to set more traps but I didn’t want to have to deal with more mice. I know it’s a wooded area, but it just wasn’t a good first impression. Everything else seemed relatively clean. Owner was great to work with.
We have a pest control service come by monthly, and they put out bait and set traps. Unfortunately, being in the county we can not avoid a mouse or two coming in when the weather drops in the Fall (it had just dropped by 25 degrees two days before).
All of our appliances, i.e. refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washing machine, etc. have been replaced within the last 2 years.
We are constantly upgrading items and plan to update the cabinets in the winter.
A number of guests have considered our place quaint, and comfortable and like the country style decor.
Comfortable cottage for us, our friends and our dog!
We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. It was a beautiful drive to down town. The trails in Eagle Ridge were nice and lots of birds!
Great value and great place!
We stayed here for a quick getaway weekend with my family and dog. Charming cottage with plenty of space for everyone. Super easy to access, very clean and very cozy. We didn’t use the access to the amenities but nice to know we could have. Would definitely recommend and enjoyed all that Galena had to offer!
Great location near the falls
Perfect size for 2 to 4 people. Owner was responsive via email. Directions were typed up on how to access the facilities.
This was our first time using VRBO and we were more than happy. The owner was very responsive to our emails when we had questions prior to starting our stay. The home was clean, inviting and comfortable. We will definitely stay here again when we visit the Galena area.
Property is very nice with beautiful views
Great weekend except for the weather :-)
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.