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Extraordinary Log Home w/Breathtaking Views, 2 Fireplaces, Pool Table, Fire Pit

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Sleeps 12. 5 Bedrooms. 4 Baths.

Our beautiful custom-built 5 bedroom 4 bath log home is truly one of a kind! With a sleeping capacity of 12 it is perfect for any all varieties of visitors, from family gatherings to friend connections to business retreats. Four bedrooms offer queen beds and the fifth has a king. Each is perfectly appointed with unique touches.

The main floor is immediately captivating with its vaulted knotty pine ceiling and massive floor to ceiling windows, which provide breathtaking scenery of tall woods and raw nature in every direction. It is impossible to miss the fascinating wildlife as deer and wild turkey cross paths every day just outside your window. The large living room and 20-foot wood burning, stone fireplace offer a picture perfect setting for sharing stories of the day or making plans for tomorrow. The large kitchen and dining area will accommodate the cook and many helpers (or in some cases… many cooks!). Off the dining area in one direction you will find a screened-in porch perfect for bird watching or simple moments of losing yourself in thought. Exit in another direction and enjoy the open-air deck and perhaps the aroma of dinner being started on the gas barbeque grill. Also on the main floor are two bedrooms, one with a private bath and balcony, the other with lovely stencil-accented walls and a bathroom just outside its door.

The grand and open second-floor loft has plenty of space for kids and adults alike to play games or just hide-out!

Retreat to the lower level for some recreation or more relaxation! Another fireplace is available to warm this large gathering area for movie watching, pool playing or dart throwing. Just want to be an observer? Belly up to the wet bar and enjoy being a spectator. Three more themed bedrooms, each with a log accented wall, surround the lower level with one providing a private bath. The fourth bathroom features a super-sized jetted tub!

Love the smell of truly fresh air? Spend some time lingering on one of the open decks, hike nearby trails or just sit and watch as the local wildlife flourishes in your view.

As the day wanes and the dark of night advances make time for a little star gazing. The incredibly clear night skies bring the stars almost within reach. End the evening telling spooky stories or reminiscing the day’s events around the campfire.

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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018

About Tranquil Trails Vacation Rentals

After years dreaming and planning for a home that would remain in our family for generations, we finally decided to build a log house in Galena and, as they say, the rest is history! When building this home we were a family of 9. We are now a family of 18 and continue to enjoy every precious moment in this wonderful retreat. We wanted a home where lifelong family memories would be born… mission accomplished! We have celebrated many specially planned occasions as well as moments of sheer spontaneous laughter in this dream home and we aren’t finished yet! There is always something new to see and discover in this lush and lovely area. Introducing Galena to extended family and many friends has been a joy in itself.

Most of this home was handcrafted by our family of construction artists and remains our pride and joy. Now we would like to open our home to other families and groups of friends to forge traditions of their own. It is surprisingly easy to create loving memories when you are able to relax and leave the stress of your real life behind!

Why Tranquil Trails Vacation Rentals chose The Galena Territory

After years of consideration and planning, we decided building a custom home in the Galena Territory would be the best choice for our family. We anticipated the instant relaxation we would feel when walking in the front door. We carefully designed this home to provide the indoor and outdoor space required by our growing clan and our desire to remain close as a family.

Situated in a quiet, heavily wooded area of the Territory, our location offered the connection to nature that we desired. It would be a challenge to find a more breathtaking view of nature and it’s wildlife than the one built into this cabin.

What makes this house unique

Our home is a perfect base for activity filled days or lazy, do-nothing days! This retreat offers large groups the space to gather and reinforce family and friend connections, to share good times and some hearty laughter. If every now and then you would like a little privacy, there are plenty of nooks where you can hide away for a few moments to re-connect with yourself!


The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • 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
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • The Floral Bath - toilet , shower , Private Bath for the Floral Room
    Main Floor Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , With a Huge Jetted Tub!
    The Great Hunter's Bath - toilet , shower , Private Bath for the Great Hunter Bedroom
  • All bathroom towels are provided as well as soap and shampoo.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Floral Room - 1 queen , With a Private Balcony and Bath
    The Victorian Room - 1 queen , With Delicately Stenciled Wall Accents
    The Cowboy Room - 1 queen , With a Feel of the Wild West!
    The General's Room - 1 queen , With Civil War Memorabilia
    The Great Hunter's Room - 1 king , With Native American Accents
  • All bedrooms (4 queens, 1 king) are spacious and offer comfortable mattresses. In addition to the 5 bedrooms there is a loft with additional sleeping capacity. All bed linens are provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • 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
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • 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
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Galena Log Home is perfect for large groups whether you are playing together all day or just meeting back at your base camp every night. You will want to return to this welcoming and spacious home as often as you can get away!


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average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

Wonderful xmas

  • 5 of 5

Our 4th year at this beautiful log home. Plenty or room for the whole family. Many things to do right in the territory and outside the territory also. Our family loves to come up right before Christmas to enjoy all Galena offers😘 Hope to be back again next Christmas season🎄

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen! It is such a nice compliment to have you and your family returning each year to celebrate together. We hope it is a tradition that continues for many years to come. Until next time... all the best!
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Perfect NYE Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of work and the city, we rented this gorgeous cabin in Galena for a long weekend over New Years. It was everything we wanted and more. Big enough for the 5 couples we had staying with multiple fireplaces, a great kitchen and gorgeous views, it felt like we were tucked away in a luxury mountain escape. The cabin is really tucked away and with subzero temperatures all weekend, it was great to ring in the new year in PJs with a fire roaring and the ball dropping on the TV. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking to get away!!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mallory! With the frigid weather you had, enjoying every inch of the house was the best choice! We're so happy you chose to celebrate the new year with friends in The Galena Log Home. Thank you for taking such kind care of the house. Remember, Galena is beautiful in all seasons so please come again! Happy 2018!
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Something for everyone!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! It was better than the pictures. We would definitely return!!! We saw turkeys and deer. Sitting on the screened porch was like being in a tree house. The clubhouse amenities were enjoyed by the younger crowd.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and for the nice review. I love your "tree house" description of the screened porch! So happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again.
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Beautiful Home. Everything we expected and more.

  • 5 of 5

Ginger was a pleasure and delivered everything promised! The whole house was very well stocked. The kids loved the loft area. Enjoyed being able to all sit together at the kitchen table. Gorgeous home inside and out. VERY clean!Had a blast down by the fire pit each night. Lots of room for extra air mattresses in the basement. Looking forward to staying again in the future!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the nice review and for taking such good care of our home. You are welcome back anytime, there is still more to discover in Galena!
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had our family vacation here in late June and had a wonderful time! As the previous posters have mentioned, it is gorgeous and has everything that you could want. From visiting the wineries or the golf courses, the ski hill (to slide on the alpine coaster) or shopping downtown, there is something for everyone to do. We are thinking about coming back here next summer (instead of a new destination) and looking forward to it!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review! We are really happy that you were so pleased with the home and the area that you are considering returning. There are still many places to discover in the area and we hope to welcome you back next you so you have a chance to enjoy even more of Galena. Thank you again!
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Great place! Hope we can go again

  • 5 of 5

We rented the house for our parents' 50th anniversary celebration. Everything about the place was great! Kitchen, grill, and cooking amenities were perfect. There was a lot of space with comfortable beds and nice rooms. The location was perfect with pool and gym access, and lots of golf options. And the service was excellent, with all our questions and concerns being answered quickly. Hope we can go again.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the great feedback. We're truly happy that you were pleased with our home and look forward to welcoming you back the next time Galena is in your travel plans!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Dubuque Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Woodlands Lounge
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Eagle Ridge Golf
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Woodstone Restaurant
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Beach
13 Miles
Apple Canyon Lake
Car: necessary

This home is located on one of the most beautiful streets and within some of the tallest trees found in the Galena Territory and we take every advantage of the gorgeous view!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Age minimum for primary renter is 25 years.
Two night minimum stay required.
Rates and minimum night stays may vary on holidays.
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.

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