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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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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Property Manager
Tranquil Trails Vacation Rentals
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 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 Galena

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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Striking 4 Bd/3.5 Ba, Incredible Wooded Views, Fireplace, Pool Table, Fire Pit
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

Lovely layout of home with wooded view

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the fully-stocked kitchen and family-friendly layout. Great for extended family to play games at the huge kitchen table. Also a full selection of DVDs and an excellent stereo system that surrounds the wood fireplace. One can tell this home is well-loved by its owners. Not brand new but very nice and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perrysburg, Ohio

Fun and relaxing property with all the amenities and amazing scenery!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I recently stayed at Boulder Creek at Eagle Ridge in the Galena Territory. Our visit was brief -- we drove in from 8 hours away for a weekend family function, but it was wonderful. The cabin is perfect...the great room is a real stunner with wonderful wooded views, a lovely piano, comfortable furniture with nice styling, and a relaxing fireplace. There was more than enough room for my family of 5 without having to fight over bedroom or bathroom space...the house definitely sleeps more than 5. The beds were comfortable, and the house was very clean! We took advantage of nearly every amenity offered in the house -- my husband plays piano, and we really enjoyed the pool table and entertainment center (with vast movie selection!!) in the lower level. We did not get a chance to visit the owner's club, but full access was available. We would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for choosing Boulder Creek! It was a pleasure to welcome you and to hear you enjoyed some of the relaxing features of the home. Hopefully next time you will have a chance to see even more of what Galena has to offer!
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fantastic stay

  • 5 of 5

This was one of the best places we have stayed. The manger was exceptional and went out of her way to make it a great experience. We had a couple small issues with the keys (none of which was there fault) and she always stayed calm and had a back up plan. The house could not have been more perfect. We loved all of the movies. After a long day in town it was so nice to have a huge selection of movies to watch. (It was a bit rainy) We loved the bird books and everything that made it seem like a home away from home. We will definitely be returning! Thank you Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a nice review! We're so happy you were able to enjoy some family time before the school year gets started. Thank you for choosing Boulder Creek, we'll look forward to your return.
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Awesome group family getaway, nestled on wooded lot

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place for our 3 family group getaway! The house is set on a beautifully wooded lot and feels far away from any surrounding homes. It's funny, when our various families were driving down the nearby road to the home, they all were getting nervous that we were going to be in a "suburban " feeling home and "residential " area in the wide open, since some homes on that stretch of road felt like that. I kept reassuring my husband that the house seemed to be surrounded by a woodsy area in the pictures and on its own private drive. They needn't have worried! It was perfectly isolated and felt nothing like a " residential " area. They all kept complimenting me on " my find "! I was happy they were thrilled with the house! We sat out on the beautiful back raised deck many mornings and evenings enjoying the woods and the sounds of many birds. We are a group of 5 adults and 5 kids and we all had a great time and the kids loved exploring the big house! They loved that they " owned " the basement area, playing pool, watching movies and enjoying space away from the grown ups. The adults enjoyed that too! We all ate together at the large kitchen table! The kitchen had everything we needed to cook our meals. All of us enjoyed the use of the Owners Club, with the awesome pools, indoor and outdoor! The game room was a big hit as well as the basketball court. The workout center was beautiful too, but we didn't take advantage of it. There is a snack bar there s well, serves kid friendly food and even beer! All reasonably priced! We also went to the Marina and enjoyed a Pontoon boat ride! Tuesday and Wednesday they have half price on all boat rentals after noon. So a $40 per hour rental cost us only $20 per hour! We all fished and cruised the lake! Galena has tons to offer...we went one night to PT Murphy Magic Show, and it was awesome! Look into that! Also drove to Dubuque, IA to do Sky Tours Ziplining! Super fun!! Great discounts for groups of 8 or more! So fun and it is actually a cool historical tour as well! We will definitely come back and when we do, we will stay here! Ginger, the property's manager was awesome to work with! She answered all my questions and if she couldn't, she would find out and call me right back! Super sweet person! I miss talking with her! Anyway you will NOT be disappointed with this property or your stay here! Have fun! We did!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a fantastic review and recap of your visit! It's so fun to hear all the different activities our guests enjoy. There is always a new experience that I can't wait to enjoy myself! Thank you for sharing and I really hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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Wonderful, well stocked house in the woods

  • 4 of 5

My sisters, daughter, niece and I had a wonderful girls family weekend at the house. The house looked just like the pictures in the posting! The house had just about everything we needed. It was beautifully decorated and very, very clean. Private lot in the woods - beautiful. Within a 15 minute drive of downtown Galena so very accessible to everything in the area. Beds were very comfortable. Lots of games, DVDs and an enormous music collection. Felt like home. The only downside with the property is there isn't any WiFi and the phone reception was sporadic. Owners gave us their phone number so there was emergency access; however, if you need to get work done or need to be connected, that could be problematic. We didn't need that and it actually made for an even better, low key weekend. The rental process was easy. I would definitely rent this property again and would recommend it to anyone wanting to spend time in Galena - we had a lovely, wonderful weekend.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a nice review! It's nice to hear you enjoyed so much of what the area has to offer. Wifi will come but for now many guests, like you, have expressed their appreciation for the peace! We hope to welcome you again!
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Great weekend get away

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful girls weekend. The house was very clean and suited our needs perfectly. I just want to thank Ginger for being so accomodating when I realized I left something after locking up for the weekend. We would definetly go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so good to hear you had a nice time despite the crazy weather conditions we had this weekend. Hopefully you and the others stayed warm and cozy in front of a nice fire! Thank you again for staying with us.
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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.


Rates & Availability

The Galena Territory House Rental Rates

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Nov 1 2016 - May 7 2017
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fee $100 + 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.
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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.
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The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 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 ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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