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Enjoy the autumn colors or starry nights from the hot tub

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in The Galena Territory - Sugarcreek Skies

You're Invited To This Spacious 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home With Hot Tub, Pool Table

What will you do first when you arrive at this welcoming 4 bedroom retreat in the Shenandoah Valley of the Galena Territory? We recommend you kick back with a glass of wine in front of the floor to ceiling stone wood burning fireplace or perhaps you'd rather a bonfire on the front patio? If there's snow, the kids can slide down the small hill off the patio, trust us, it's a hoot! The house comes with an fully equipped, open concept kitchen, laundry, dining room and living room with a 55' tv on the 1st floor so everyone can join the festivities. A gas barbecue is a step away out the back patio overlooking the extensive gardens, meadow & nature trails. The master king suite with whirlpool, walk-in shower and a 2nd queen bedroom & bath are also on the 1st floor. Downstairs the fun continues with a family room, 60' tv and 8' pool table. A walk out patio with access to the hot tub and 2 queen bedrooms, 2 baths finish the downstairs. This house is perfect for a golf getaway, a family retreat or just a relaxing time away. You'll be close enough to enjoy all that the Galena area has to offer from skiing at Chestnut Mt. to horseback riding to exploring historic Galena or golfing at one of the premier area courses but you'll have the comforts of Sugarcreek to return to and enjoy. We're new to the VRBO world but encourage you to contact us if you have specific needs (ex.check in/out times), we want to work with you to make your Galena stay memorable.

Please note there is a refundable $250 property damage deposit due prior to check in. Fines will be assessed for damage to the house or hot tub: No added oils or soaps are allowed even if they are "spa approved". Guest is responsible for garbage & recycling disposal at the end of stay in the nearby trash site, past Shenandoah barn. $25 Fine for not clearing garbage.

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

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 October, 2016

About Debbie

Our family has been traveling to the Galena area for over 18 years from the northern suburbs of Chicago. We built this home as a getaway from the city & suburbs. A place our kids could explore (nature trails, horses, stars at night, skiing, golf, fishing) and be kids. Something that's hard to do in the city. But we didn't ignore us adults! From golf to canoeing to exploring area wineries to trying one of the many restaurants downtown Galena has to offer, we've had lots of fun. We're renting Sugarcreek because we've built a new home on a larger lot: new views & new gardens!

Debbie purchased this house in 2008

Why Debbie chose Galena

We stayed at many homes & condos during our visits to Galena and always dreamed of building a getaway home in the area. We wanted a place perfect for the family, for the guys golf weekend or for friends to visit. The Sugarcreek valley is a quiet 1 mile circle that provides that relaxing feel with all the amenities minutes away. The house was built specifically to take advantage of the blue skies, native meadows and ridges that encircle the house. With numerous patios & deck you can enjoy the outside world at any time of day. The hot tub is situated among the rocks and plantings of the gorgeous garden, another favorite activity. There's something to see from every window, from every deck chair.

What makes this house unique

What we love about Sugarcreek? It depends on who you ask? Our teens & friends love the pool table & huge TV in the basement (we love the glass door we installed to block noise from those teens!) or when they were little they loved sledding down the small hill in the front. The guy guests love the pool table, walk-out basement, the fire pit out front and the incredible golf courses. As a mom & hostess I enjoy the open concept kitchen so I can cook & kibbitz with guests. The raised hearth fireplace is a favorite spot to sit or the rockers on the front porch are perfect for morning coffee. Everyone loves the welcoming feeling you get as soon as you walk in the door. Galena Myth: we were told years ago that there are few mosquito's in Galena. Unbelievable we thought, perhaps its due to the abundant birds & bats but there really are few to no mosquito's. At least at Sugarcreek!


based on 32 holidaymaker reviews

Enjoy the autumn colors or starry nights from the hot tub
average rating of 4.96875 based on 32 reviews

Wonderful house

  • 5 of 5

I don't even know where to begin. From booking to trip ending, Debbie had been so helpful in answering any and all questions we had. The house itself is amazing, extra linens, towels everywhere. The kitchen has a ton of supplies like condiments etc. TVs everywhere, pool table, and lots of sitting areas. It was perfect for our girls get away. It couldn't have been better

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Suneetha for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you and your friends could escape to Galena for some fun & relaxation. Despite some gloomy skies you were able to enjoy a great time -your group picture was a beautiful, happy thing.
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Best house we've ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, well equipped home with gorgeous views out all windows. More than enough space for 6 adults and two little ones for a weekend visit to one of our favorite vacation destinations, Galena, IL. The owners are so conscientious about resolving any concerns. This is the perfect rental!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Nancy & Family, You were the perfect guests! So glad your family enjoyed the weekend getaway in Galena, it's a wonderful place to re-connect and relax.
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Great house and great views.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house, enough room for everyone. Great friends, good food, lots of laughs, great place, enjoyed golfing too, hoping to be back, thanks for everything.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful, private, getaway

  • 5 of 5

I recently rented the house with friends and family to celebrate my 30th birthday. Debbie was absolutely wonderful to work with. She was always easy to get a hold of and responded quickly to any questions we had. The house had everything we could have ever needed. We packed way too much! The house was very secluded which was nice to have our privacy. The house was very clean and had a nice binder with all the information of the house. The community had a general store which was convenient to have something close if needed and although we did not have time for the club house it looked very nice. The hot tub great and the house had 2 fire pits with enough chairs for all of us. I had such a great first experience with home away and this rental, I cannot imagine ever going back to Galena and not renting again as apposed to getting a hotel. You will not be dissappointed with this home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Happy Belated Birthday Jamie, we're so glad you and your friends had a great weekend. Renting a house (especially ours but I'm biased) is definitely the way to go if you want to enjoy time with friends & family.
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Fantastic weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Me and a few friends went out to Galena and rented this house and had an absolutely amazing experience. The house is super easy to get to, and is placed on a beautiful lot with a great meadow behind it. The house was huge and had everything that we needed in it. The hot tub was perfect, and having access to firewood without having to buy it was a great plut. The owner was always very accessible and easy to work with. I will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ryan, so glad you and your friends enjoyed all that Sugarcreek has to offer.
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What a wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This property and area is absolutely beautiful. Not only did it fully accommodate all 8 people of my group, but was also full of activities and relaxing things to do. We spent quite a bit of time in the hot tub during the evening and late at night watching the stars. We BBQ'ed, played pool, and even hung and lounged in the hammock! As someone who lives in the Chicago suburbs, this was the exact weekend getaway my friends and I needed. Our host, Debbie, was amazing! Whenever we needed to reach out to her with questions, she responded quickly and kindly. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cherise, Thank you for the review, I should have you write the house description for VRBO! It's great you and your friends could enjoy all that Sugarcreek has to offer to celebrate your escape from the daily grind. It's a great spot to relax and have fun with friends. Next time you'll have to visit in the winter: the hot tub is great when it's snowing. Debbie
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Wood stone at Eagle Ridge
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Eagle Ridge
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Route 20
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Chestnut Mtn


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in The Galena Territory, Illinois

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Late Fall
11 Oct 2016 - 30 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Dec 2016 - 6 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £78
Tax Rate 11.0%

Damage Protection deposit of $250 by personal check will be returned to guest after departure. If guest would prefer to pay damage deposit via credit card please contact owner prior to booking to amend payment.
There is a ten PERSON limit for guests staying at Sugarcreek Skies (incl. children and adults)

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • 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
  • Master King Bedroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , Walk In shower, Kohler whirlpool, private water closet
    1st Floor Bath - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Next to Queen 1st floor bedroom
    Lower Level Queen En Suite - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Private bathroom in queen bedroom, lower level
    Lower Level Bath #2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Next to Queen/twin lower level bedroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1st floor king master with huge closets & en suite bathroom
    1st Floor Queen - 1 Large Double Bed
    Ground Floor Bedroom #1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen bed with twin available
    Ground Floor Bedroom #2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , Queen & twin with en suite bathroom, lg closet & tv
  • Books ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
The Galena area has something for everyone: golf, skiing, water adventures, fishing, nature trails, horseback riding, historic tours, shopping, restaurants, artists, festivals, winery tours...the list is almost endless. Nearby Dubuque & Wisconsin provides additional events and fun locations.

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