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Galena Country Cottage: A Perfect Retreat in the Woods!

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday cottage in The Galena Territory - Galena Country Cottage

Looking for a little piece of country? Our ranch home is located in The Galena Territory. Step into quiet life in Galena for the perfect weekend getaway!

Whether you are planning to visit Galena on a romantic retreat for two, for a couples getaway, with girlfriends for a wine tasting weekend, with the guys for a golf weekend, as a reunion with another family, or just bringing the kids out for the weekend, our home will easily accommodate your stay.

Our home sleeps up to 10 people. The four bedrooms (with 5 queen beds total) each have a television, plenty of closet space and are designed with comfort in mind. If people want to spread out, we have two couches that pull out to beds as well. Bedroom linens are provided.

Four full bathrooms are clean and provide plenty of privacy for all guests. Bathroom linens are provided.

Our home is equipped in technology and gadgets. We have dedicated WiFi - log in once and you will be set for the entire stay! We have large flat screen televisions mounted in the main floor and basement living areas. Even more, the main floor TV has Netflix and Pandora access. Sit back, relax and catch up on movies, TV and listen to music. In the basement, the community TV also has an Xbox system installed. Bring your favorite games, play one of ours, or rent them from a nearby RedBox.

For additional entertainment, we have board games, card games, puzzles, air hockey table and dart board. Plenty of fun, no matter your age!

If you prefer to cook during your visit, our kitchen will delight you. With recently upgraded amenities, and a recent appliance update in March 2013, you will love cooking here!

During warmer weather, grill a meal outside and enjoy our deck, screened porch and lower patio. And enjoy the backyard fire pit!

Don't forget about Galena in the winter months! The hills create the perfect ski slopes and sledding hills. Ice skating is picture perfect. It really is a wonderful winter getaway!

We look forward to hosting your special getaway in Galena.....

Payments accepted: VRBO online payments, PayPal, square.com, and check by mail. Contact homeowner regarding payment options and preferences.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Galena Country Cottage
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
26 May, 2016
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About Galena Country Cottage

We live in the Chicago suburbs and have enjoyed visiting Galena for many years. We came for our first anniversary when it was just the two of us, and now we bring our kids. We think Galena is a very special place.

Galena Country Cottage purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Galena Country Cottage chose Galena

We have looked property in Galena for years, looking at lots of townhouses and single family homes. It has always been a 'dream' of ours to have our own place in this beautiful community. When we first visited this home, we were able to picture us here. Our kids love having plenty of space to do 'their' thing, we love the layout and ability to cater to group getaways. This home has been in the Eagle Ridge rental program for years. We are embarking on an exciting world of renting it ourselves, and we are excited to share it with you!

What makes this cottage unique

Although our home has been in a rental program for years and has been adequately equipped to rent out, our goal is for our renters to be comfortable here, to be 'wowed'. As new homeowners, we are making changes to 'wow' you. We have upgraded televisions throughout the house, mounting them to walls, connecting them to services like Netflix and Pandora. We like to be connected and have set up a dedicated WiFi service - that works all the time! Our kitchen has been upgraded (with more to come!) and the bed coverings have been improved.

We have stayed in enough rental homes to know what makes for a comfortable, memorable stay. We hope that you come stay at our 'Galena Country Cottage' to relax and make some memories!


based on 28 holidaymaker reviews

Galena Country Cottage: A Perfect Retreat in the Woods!
average rating of 4.821429 based on 28 reviews

Relaxing for 4 couples

  • 4 of 5

Very comfortable home for 4 couples. We liked having 4 bedrooms and each with their own bathroom. Kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. Weather was nice so we really enjoyed the deck and the fire pit. We appreciated all the nice firewood you provided. Dining room table was nice and big for playing games and cards. TV's were very nice and easy to use. Amanda was very nice to work with.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, outfitted with everything you need to have a wonderful vacation. Our group of 4 women loved the quiet surroundings, the location of Galena with shopping and many great restaurants, and 4 bedrooms each with a bathroom! House is tasteful, clean, and outfitted with everything would could want in the kitchen. Found ourselves talking about going back next year, about half way through our stay. Owner was responsive and easy to work with. Our group would highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Never ending adventures in Galena

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful week we had while staying at the Galena Country Cottage. We made Galena our vacation destination this year even though we consider the area our home away from home as our family lives there. We never stopped, the area is rich with exciting adventures and entertainment. After a full day of being tourists it was wonderful to retire to this beautiful home, cooking meals together and enjoying the evening on the screen porch. We will be back, one week was not enough time to tackle our list of things to do! Thank you Amanda, your home is fabulous and very accommodating!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time at Galena Country Cottage! The home offers everything you need if you prefer to stay in. We also had a great time in town and swimming in the warm outdoor pool just a short drive away. The four clean bathrooms, one to go with each bedroom, made everyone very comfortable. We had everything we needed in the kitchen to cook three meals a day! There is more than enough fire wood to enjoy the outdoor fire pit. We all felt very comfortable at the cottage- just like a home away from home!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Galena House

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We had a wonderful time staying here. The house was very comfortable, spacious, and well-equipped. Also, we couldn't have asked for a better location to enjoy the Hot Air Balloon Race that took place at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa. We will be coming back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Galena Home

  • 5 of 5

This is a lovely home and fully stocked with everything you need. Our family had a wonderful time and would come back again. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to have a relaxing stay in Galena. Galena is soooo much fun!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Vinny Vanucchi's
Shenandoah Riding Center
Car: necessary

Galena has something to offer for everyone. Shopping, golfing, hiking, bicycling, fishing, skiing, sledding, leisure boating, horseback riding, and animal watching are popular among visitors. For the photography enthusiast, there is no better canvas to capture. History buffs will love how Galena takes you back in time. Or see a birds-eye view of Galena from a hot air balloon, another favorite tourist activity.

The hills of Galena are the perfect challenge for bicyclists. Every year, athletes flock to Jo Daviess County for 5Ks, 10ks, half marathons, duathlons and triathlons. The Owner's Club has a state of the art workout room, indoor and outdoor pool and indoor basketball court. Tennis and basketball courts are located throughout the Territory for additional outside sports enjoyment. Ask us for preferred routes for various length runs and cycle rides that would leave from our home - we would be happy to share them with you.

Galena loves to celebrate! Mardi Gras, Wine Lovers' Weekend, President Grant's Birthday, Girlfriend Getaway, Galena Country Fair, and Nouveau Weekend are all theme weekends. If you like parades, Galena is the place to be! St. Patrick's Day, Independence Day and Halloween are all holidays worthy of this red carpet treatment. And of course Christmas is when Galena truly sparkles and shines. Nothing is more perfect. Which festive weekend will bring you to Galena?

We all have to eat, and Galena offers some pretty amazing options! While we do enjoy cooking at home, we always enjoy a visit to a local eatery. This quaint, small town has a variety of dining choices.

Above all, we love sharing everything that Galena has with our kids. History, beauty, fun and most of all, family memories. We hope that you can share what you love most about Galena with someone soon!


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in The Galena Territory, Illinois

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Sep 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £82 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Tax Rate 11.0%

$25 Pet fee if applicable and pet approved
$100 Cleaning fee
$200 Damage Deposit Required

**Minor Holidays: 3 Day Minimum Rental at Holiday Rates**
**Major Holidays: Weekly Rental Only**

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in The Galena Territory in Illinois

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , main floor, hallway bathroom, used by bedroom 2
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , basement level, attached to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , main floor, attached to bedroom 1
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , basement level, in hallway, used by bedroom 4
  • Two bathrooms on main level, two in basement level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , main floor, with full bath attached
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , basement level, with full bath attached
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Large Double Bed , main floor, full bath is outside the bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , basement level, full bath is outside the bedroom
  • Two bedrooms on main floor, two on basement level.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis

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