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A Perfect Galena Getaway: Read our Perfect Reviews

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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!


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
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
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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)

A Perfect Galena Getaway: Read our Perfect Reviews
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews

Beautiful comfy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

House was decorated beautifully , plenty of room to spread out . Kitchen had everything you would need and then some. Out door hot tub was really nice . Back yard was wonderful . Sat on deck and could see people riding horses through the trails . Shopping in galena was a blast . Great food and shops ! Owner of the home was wonderful and returned messages quickly ! I was with a bunch of ladies for a bachelorette celebration . We had a blast . I would highly recommend this house .

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in scenic setting

  • 5 of 5

This house is a great get away. It is like moving into a new very tastefully decorated home for the weekend. You are surrounded by hills and nature. The owner Debbie was helpful and available to answer any questions. She had a housebook that explained things to know in the house as well as restaurant recommendations etc. It was very well organized. There are lots of DVD's to chose from as well as board games and a pool table downstairs. We enjoyed the hot tub!! This was a family get away weekend for us. We enjoyed exploring the town and going out for breakfast and dinner. No commericial places or chains but unique local owned restaurants. This house was a great place to unwind for the weekend and you will feel pampered there as well. Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 goes on Spring Break trips every year. This year we chose Galena. I am in charge of finding the rental. I spend months looking for houses. This home did not disappoint! Every cooking amenity is readily available. The home is spacious, warm, and inviting. We had 4 teenagers with us. We spent hours playing pool, hanging out in the Hot Tub, going on walks, and playing card games. The downstairs bedrooms were perfect with a queen and twin in each room. The property is an easy, pretty 10 min drive to Galena. The home is located in the Territory, but you hardly hear/see anyone. It was so quiet! We brought our telescope with us, and enjoyed the massive night sky.

One thing I loved about the home was that it had Solar Panels.

We made use of the washer and dryer. And although there are a number of wonderful restaurants in Galena, we generally made meals at the home. We have stayed at another home in Galena, and they had NOTHING in their cupboards, including salt or pepper. It was so nice to have this home stocked with many items!

The beds were absolutely wonderful!! I was pulling the sheets off to see the brand- :) I usually have lower back pain, but had NO issues getting out of bed in the morning. There are extra sheets and towels easily accessible if needed.

Although it was cold, we were on the deck often. We even got to see a trail ride pass through. We did see a wolf- following some Turkeys- on our drive around Galena Lake.

We found all the shop owners very friendly.

Also if you have never seen PT Murphey Magic Show, we HIGHLY recommend it. I had seen it 5 years ago, and enjoyed it then as well.

We had a wonderful stay at this home. Debbie was so accommodating, and easily reached by phone. When I had questions she was quick to respond, and always helpful.

We even stayed an extra night last minute.

If you are looking for the perfect location, rental for your Galena trip, you cannot go wrong with this home.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate and it was everything we were looking for. Great for family get aways. The weather didn't cooperate for us to get to ski, but we still had fun. Plenty of room in the house and outside to still have an amazing time.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Greg, While the unexpected spring-like temps were welcomed by many I felt sorry you guys missed the chance for a birthday ski run. Glad you were still able to have fun despite the gorgeous sunny weather! Maybe next year we'll have some snow in February. Debbie
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Family Weekend Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend here with our adult kids - 4 couples total! The layout of the house allows for plenty of privacy along with great spaces for together time! Both levels were beautifully furnished to create a sense of warmth, welcome and wow! The kitchen was stocked nicely with dishes and cookware for all of our needs and the extra fridge and wet bar downstairs were a bonus! We were lucky with the January weather - cold but clear and sunny - nice enough for some shopping in town (only a 15 min. drive) and then back for a dip in the hot tub! The owner's caring and friendly manner were reflected in the details they put into this home! We laughed a lot and made happy memories - Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Edie, what a sweet review...THANK YOU! The weather was amazing that weekend. Glad you guys enjoyed your time away.
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Unbeatable Experience

  • 5 of 5

Just got home from a four night Galena getaway at this beautiful home. Our family ( which included a 19 and 16 year old), couldn't have chosen a better place. All the previous reviews are spot-on, as this home is beautifully decorated, spacious, comfortable, well-stocked, beautifully landscaped, etc. etc. The owner was great to work with from start to finish, and the info-binder provided at the home was a great touch. The hot tub, pool table, fireplace, and four bathroom combination put this home way ahead of other competition in the Territory. We all agreed that the next time we stay in Galena we would definitely look to rent this home again! Thank you Debbie for some incredible memories.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
1 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 May 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning £73.44
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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