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Striking 4 Bd/3.5 Ba, Incredible Wooded Views, Fireplace, Pool Table, Fire Pit

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

4 BD/3.5 BA

As you enter our pride and joy, rough-hewn cedar home, special touches abound! The huge river rock fireplace is the centerpiece of the main level and “Happy Joe,” the elk above, is the spirit keeping a watchful eye on everyone staying at Boulder Creek. A hand carved totem pole tells the house story. The floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outdoors in and keep this great room bright and cheerful. Bring a pianist (professional or amateur) and you can enjoy a nightly concert from the baby grand piano in this favorite gathering spot. No musician available? Don’t worry, the stereo and extensive CD collection will overjoy music lovers! Also on the main floor is the fully equipped kitchen with dining table and seating for ten, a romantically appointed master bedroom (queen bed) with fireplace and French doors to the exterior balcony, and large connected bath with jetted tub and separate shower. Another half bath is available just off the front entry.

From the great room you can walk out onto the deck, which spans the length of the cabin, and watch the wildlife in action. Every view from this home offers a panorama of wooded landscape. Positioned high on a bluff, seasonal views of Lake Galena appear. This is a special place where lifetime memories will be made. Beware… you will want to return as often as possible!

On the upper level, with open walkway above the great room, there are two more bedrooms (each with queen bed) and a large bath with window and skylight. The bedrooms are decorated in appropriate woodsy themes!

The lower level is the center of recreation in this gorgeous log home. The surround sound television area is fit with a huge movie library of all genres. The L-shaped sofa opens to a queen sleeper providing a perfect place for the kids to camp at night. A large open area with an abundance of toys & games will keep children occupied for hours at a time. Billiards enthusiasts can have a progressive pool tournament throughout their stay or just indulge in a friendly game anytime they choose. The fourth bedroom (queen bed) and a full bath are also located on this level.

From the lower level recreation area take a step outside and you are in the middle of one of the most beautiful wooded areas in the Galena Territory. Keep the feeders full and you will enjoy a spectacle of colorful birds, wild turkey, deer and many other surprise visitors. Walk down to the fire-pit, start a small fire and share stories with friends and family but whatever you do… don’t forget the marshmallows!

More Details

Property Manager
Tranquil Trails Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Tranquil Trails Vacation Rentals

We are a brother/sister plus spouses team with hectic and crazy schedules that absolutely needed a secluded and peaceful place to retreat. We are a unique combination of a music promoter & rock and roll musician, and a transportation executive & fashion industry recruiter. As a result you will find a chic melodic tone flowing through our home! Though our schedules still keep us on the go we are working hard to free up as much time as possible to enjoy our vacation home. When we can’t do that, we invite others to enjoy it in our place and feed our wildlife friends.

Why Tranquil Trails Vacation Rentals chose The Galena Territory

We love the outdoors, hiking, and nature of all variety. Galena and its surrounding area provide a treasure of nature preserves and hiking trails. Pioneering is never disappointing! We are always discovering new areas and bountiful unspoiled lands to explore. The business exec among us is happiest when on the golf course and when we found an area that provided both, in generous measure, we knew we found our paradise. Our interest in genealogy and local history is fed by Galena’s many historic sites, and you’ll find a montage of our ancestors gracing a wall upstairs.

What makes this house unique

Every vantage point whether on the inside or the outside of our home, offers a panorama of tall woods that change with every season. We could not have chosen a better spot to relax, savor our limited free time, commune with nature and appreciate the wildlife that we love so much. Boulder Creek is certified as a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.


Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dubuque Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Woodlands Lounge
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Eagle Ridge Golf
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Woodstone Restaurant
Nearest Ski
17 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Apple Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

This 4 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home is located near Lake Galena in the beautiful Galena Territory. Boat rentals are available to fish or cruise this picturesque and well stocked body of water. If you love nature of all kinds, you have found a perfect spot to watch, listen, and enjoy many species of wildlife. The Territory Owners Club is just minutes away from our home and offers an outdoor pool, indoor pool, game room, fitness center, basketball court, tennis courts, and children's playground. No matter which direction you are coming from, the soft rolling hills in this corner of Illinois are uniquely welcoming and promise to take you far far away from your daily mental routine. Explore the area by day and retreat to our peaceful pocket of paradise by night.


The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Main Level Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Upper Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Main Floor - toilet
  • Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, Towels and Hair Dryers are Provided
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Main Floor Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With Fireplace and Balcony
    Upper Level Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Upper Level Bedroom #2 - 1 queen
    Lower Level Bedroom - 1 queen
  • All Beds Have Good Quality Mattresses
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Galena Territory provides more than 24 miles of varied terrain hiking trails. Go for a short walk or an all day trek. If you overdo it, remember massages and other spa services are available at the Stonedrift Spa within Eagle Ridge Resort! A weekend is never long enough!


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Striking 4 Bd/3.5 Ba, Incredible Wooded Views, Fireplace, Pool Table, Fire Pit
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

Flood of 2017

  • 5 of 5

The home is beautiful, which was wonderful since we spent a lot of time there with the weather. There is a lot of space, and a large table to gather for dinner. We picked the perfect house. Thank you for sharing your home.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so good to hear that the rains did not stop you from enjoying your getaway and that the house provided a perfect backdrop for your stay. Hopefully next time you will have a chance to explore more of the area. Thank you for choosing Boulder Creek and for the nice review!
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We had a wonderful stay in this lovely cabin!

  • 4 of 5

The property has many amenities and is a joy to visit. A little wear and tear that could use replacement rather than electrical tape and the fire pit is not safe for children to access. Also, I would put a framed map by the front door with owners club, trash station and area attractions clearly marked. No signal for internet maps and navigation in car not functional inside private development like this. Minor problems typical for any rental.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tom, for the nice review. I will get to work on the map suggestion near the door. We are planning to work on the fire pit path this coming spring however I do try to let guests know it is currently a rough path to access. Appreciate the suggestions and hope to welcome you again!
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Great place to get away

  • 5 of 5

Just spent the weekend with three other couples at the house. Loved the great room. It's a nice place to relax. Very clean.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff, so happy you enjoyed our home! It was a pleasure chatting with you and your wife during the planning phase of your visit. I hope you found time to get out and do a little exploring but if not it's a good reason to return!
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Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Just a quick getaway with my family but had a great time at this lovely home! Rooms were nicely decorated and plenty of room for lots of family. Kitchen had plenty of space and everything you'd need. Great room was comfortable as was the lower level family room. Daughter plays piano so it was a great way to spend some time too.

Nice and seculded away from other homes. Will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home and for the nice review! Sometimes those last minute plans are more than you could ever plan for! Hope to welcome you back often!
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Lovely home, private and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Great for family of 8. We were able to spread out and be together. Perfectly coordinated with Ginger and amenities were great.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was great to hear that you and your family enjoyed your Galena bonding time! Thank you for taking such nice care of our home and we hope to see you back!
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Great place but some accessibility issues

  • 4 of 5

House was great overall. Clean, well furnished and in like new condition. The exterior, however, was another story. The driveway and lower parking area was a nightmare for someone like myself who has mobility issues. The pictures or description need to make potential renters aware of this. My wife adds that the lack of cabinets or drawers in the master bedroom made unpacking and storage difficult.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was nice to have you and your family as guests. The rolling hills in the Galena Territory did leave us with a sloped entrance and I am very sorry to hear it caused you difficulty. Though we cannot change the front we can definitely look into adding some storage to the master bedroom. Thank you for your review and for choosing this home.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Minimum rental age is 25 years.
Holidays are priced at weekend standard rate and require a 3 night minimum stay.
Contact manager for events requiring additional accommodations.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.