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

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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!

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Primary Renter must be a minimum of 25 years of age....moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Main Floor Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    With Fireplace and Balcony...moreless

  • Upper Level Bedroom #1: 1 queen


  • Upper Level Bedroom #2: 1 queen


  • Lower Level Bedroom: 1 queen


  • All Beds Have Good Quality Mattresses

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • 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

Other Amenities

  • 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!...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

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


  • Dining:

    Dining Table is set for 8 and increases to 10 when the leaf (stored inside the table) is in place....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Firewood is provided....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Located at the Owners Club approximately 1.5 miles away....moreless

  • 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:

    Salt, pepper, sugar and most spices are stocked....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    Fishing and Pontoon boats are available for rental at the Marina approximately .5 miles away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    There are 4 golf courses within the Galena Territory and others in the surrounding area....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Kayak and Canoe rentals are available at Fever River Outfitters in downtown Galena approximately 10 miles away....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane is provided....moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing and Snowboarding are available at Chestnut Mountain approximately 18 miles away....moreless

  • Tennis:

    There are courts located near the Marina and more located near the Owners Club....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    There is an indoor and an outdoor pool available at the Owners Club approximately 1.5 miles away....moreless

  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool


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from 10 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 - May 7, 2017
2 night min stay
$300 $350
Fri, Sat
Memorial Day
May 26 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Independence Day
Jul 2 - Jul 5, 2017
3 night min stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 4, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2017
4 night min stay
New Year
Dec 29 - Jan 1, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$350 $415
Fri, Sat

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Dubuque Regional Airport
3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Woodlands Lounge
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Eagle Ridge Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 20
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Woodstone Restaurant
17 Miles
Nearest Ski
Chestnut Mountain
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Manager info

About: 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 The Galena Territory, Guilford Township, IL, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Welcome to Boulder Creek!

    Welcome to Boulder Creek!

  • Come on In!

    Come on In!

  • Forgot your Piano? Don't Worry, We have One, it's Next to our Totem Pole!

    Forgot your Piano? Don't Worry, We have One, it's Next to our Totem Pole!

  • Gorgeous View!

    Gorgeous View!

  • Jetted Master Bath Tub

    Jetted Master Bath Tub

  • 'The Cowboy Room one of two Upper Level Bedrooms

    'The Cowboy Room one of two Upper Level Bedrooms

  • The Lower Level Bedroom

    The Lower Level Bedroom

  • Pool Table

    Pool Table

  • Hungry Woodpecker on one of many Bird Feeders!

    Hungry Woodpecker on one of many Bird Feeders!

  • View the Passing Wildlife See!

    View the Passing Wildlife See!

  • Maiden Flight!

    Maiden Flight!

  • Workout Facility at Owners' Club

    Workout Facility at Owners' Club

  • Our Front Pathway

    Our Front Pathway

  • Great Room with Happy Joe above the Fireplace

    Great Room with Happy Joe above the Fireplace

  • Interior View from the Greatroom

    Interior View from the Greatroom

  • The Master Bedroom Located on the Main Floor

    The Master Bedroom Located on the Main Floor

  • Kitchen and Dining Area

    Kitchen and Dining Area

  • Our Second Upper Level Bedroom

    Our Second Upper Level Bedroom

  • Entertainment Room with Surround Sound Satellite TV

    Entertainment Room with Surround Sound Satellite TV

  • Our Kids Korner

    Our Kids Korner

  • A Sly Fox was seen from the deck!

    A Sly Fox was seen from the deck!

  • Wild Turkey are Regular Visitors!

    Wild Turkey are Regular Visitors!

  • Owners' Club Indoor Pool

    Owners' Club Indoor Pool

  • Pool at Owners' Club

    Pool at Owners' Club

VRBO #569737

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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