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Inviting, Serene Golf Villa located within Galena Territory

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday townhome in The Galena Territory

Located in Northern Illinois’ most beautiful locales, the 6,800-acre Galena Terr

Set in one of Northern Illinois’ most beautiful and secluded locales, the 6,800-acre Galena Territory, this townhome is located on the 10th hole of the South Course. Golf right outside your door, and when you're finished...walk home. The home has one bedroom and one attached bathroom on each floor, and has been updated to create a relaxing, cozy retreat. This home has been wonderfully popular with 'girlfriend getaways', golfers, and families as well.

Designated by “Forbes Traveler” as one of the 10 prettiest towns in America, the town of Galena is a charming spot that holds dear to its historic roots yet engages and enjoys modern conveniences and modern living. On the banks of the Galena River, this town lies within a National Register Historic District and offers visitors a wealth of activities suitable for many different styles.

Our winter guests enjoy skiing, and Chestnut Mountain Resort is a 20 minute drive from this home. Chestnut Mountain Resort is a Galena, Illinois Resort that has all the amenities you've come to expect in a resort destination, yet its Midwestern roots and small town charm always keeps folks coming back for more. Chestnut Mountain perches high on a ridge overlooking the Mississippi River near the historic riverport of Galena. Nineteen ski and snowboard trails cut through solid rock bluffs range up to 3,500 feet in length and are geared to all levels. Ski or snowboard there, then enjoy your evenings by the fireplace and sleeping soundly in the quiet surroundings of the Galena Territory.

If you prefer to stay closer to your home away from home for your winter activities, the South Course is home to a Winter Wonderland Nordic Center, in which cross country skiing, downhill sledding, and an ice skating pond are offered. Rental equipment is available for a small fee and the Nordic Center is within walking distance of this home. Check here for additional activities and information: http://galena.org/what-to-do/outdoor-winter-recreation/.

Guests will also have access to The Owners’ Club. The Owner's Club overlooks a wide valley in the heart of The Galena Territory and houses recreational facilities for year-round enjoyment. In the summer, it's easy to spend the entire day at the new Owners Club Complex. There's a new outdoor activity pool, and a separate children's pool with zero depth entry and bubbler inside the pool area. The fitness center overlooks the pool, and has new equipment and new TV's, they've added a new indoor pool open year round, a snack bar with a great menu and limited alcoholic beverages, a game room with pool tables, and tennis courts outside.

When spring is in the air....hiking and cycling are enjoyed by residents and visitors with endless trails to experience and places to see. The Bueler Reserve invites you into a world of butterflies and birds while hiking its beginner trails, and the Galena River Trail is a 3.5 mile trip for cycling and hiking, which affords views of the river and the Caspar Bluff land and Water Reserve which commands unparalleled views of the Mississippi River. Rentals are available in town.

Shenandoah Riding Center is open all year, offering guided horseback rides through the woods and meadows in the Galena Territory. Or take in breathtaking views of Jo Daviess County and the Galena countryside while drifting on a hot air balloon 4,000 feet above the ground. Galena on the Fly takes groups of up to 14 people on a one hour sunrise or sunset ride.

It's a 10 min drive to downtown Galena, where you can enjoy a leisurely stroll through the historic town. Galena is rich in agriculture, and you’ll find no end to fresh food choices. Local growers gather at farmers markets and you can purchase jams, jellies, along with gourmet items. Galena offers a variety of things to do such as wine tasting tours at Galena Cellars Vineyard, brewery tours at Galena Brewing Company, spa treatments at Wild Clover on a Main, and a wonderful dinner at our guests favorite restaurant Fried Green Tomatoes. The shopping cannot be beat. Antiques, collectibles, coffee shops, parlors, as well as incredible pieces of artwork are offered here. There is a wonderful variety of food choices downtown from casual to fine dining and well as opportunities to take tours of the town. Wander around on your own, or take an organized tour. Relax on a one-hour narrated tour of Galena’s historic sites on an authentic 1940’s San Francisco-style trolley with Tri-State Trolley, open daily May through October.

Distillery for a tour and a tasting of their specialty spirits and cocktails or grab a pint and a bite at the Irish Cottage on your way to downtown.

Keywords: 'girlfriend getaway', golf villa, golf resort, couples retreat, ski chalet

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Robert Riddle
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
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Calendar last updated:
10 October, 2016
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About Robert Riddle

We are a family out of the northwest suburbs of Chicago that enjoy the quick weekend getaways that Galena provides. We fell in love with the areas many, many attractions and want to share this experience with others.

Robert Riddle purchased this townhome in 2014

Why Robert Riddle chose Galena

This property is, in our eyes, the best of all worlds. Being located in the Galena Territory provides a quiet, serene getaway that is steps from the South Golf Course Clubhouse and scenic hiking trails. Not to mention the world renowned golf course, The General, the highly rated Eagle Ridge Spa, and the Guided Horse Trails provided by Shenandoah, the Territory provides many options for adult or family fun!

When the mood strikes for more excitement, Downtown Galena or the Chestnut Mountain Resort are only a quick car ride away. We believe that our guests will really appreciate what the location has to offer.

What makes this townhome unique

This property allows travelers to trade in the cookie-cutter hotel experience for one that offers colleagues a unique and comfortable space.


based on 30 holidaymaker reviews

Inviting, Serene Golf Villa located within Galena Territory
average rating of 4.9 based on 30 reviews

Wonderful stay in this cozy condo

  • 5 of 5

The condo was lovely. It was our first family vacation with our baby. The Pack n Play was very convenient for him to sleep in upstairs. Everything was very clean, supplies all laid out, wonderful location. We stayed in both nights to cook dinner and just had a great time! Robert even mailed us back a pillow that we left by mistake. Great hosts - would definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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very nice stay

  • 5 of 5

Loved that the deck looked onto treeline and that it was walking distance to Lookout Point. Master bedroom was very comfortable. Lots of pillows, and looked and smelled very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, clean, quiet

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse is located on a property that is secluded and quiet. The unit is very clean and comfortably appointed. The beds are very comfortable too.

Enjoy your stay, wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My wife was a bit worried about what we were walking into, once she saw the outside of these condos. (they are a bit on the rugged side) But once we walked into the unit all of her fears faded away. The unit was clean, nicely decorated, and we had plenty of room for our family of five. The passes for the Owners Club were a huge plus too. The kids loved the pools, which we went to every day. And Galena is just over a 10 minute drive away. We would absolutely stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed for 3 nights. The accommodations were perfect for our family of five, and as expected based upon description. Everything we needed was there, and it was nice for the kids to have their own room with their own TV. The Owner's Club was fantastic! A really nice perk! I recommend this place to anyone looking for a getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serene and quiet

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, private, beautiful. Close to everything. Clean and well stocked town home. Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday townhome in The Galena Territory, Illinois

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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £164
Cleaning Fee £61 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday townhome in The Galena Territory in Illinois

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Air mattress also available
  • Books
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue
  • 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
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • marina
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis

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