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A Perfect Galena Getaway: Read our Perfect Reviews

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

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Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 February, 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 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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

A Perfect Galena Getaway: Read our Perfect Reviews
average rating of 4.972973 based on 37 reviews

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
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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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This home is fabulous with indoor and outdoor fun. The views are beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

Our adult family had a great time with the fireplaces in and outside along with the hot tub. The two living areas and 4 bedrooms were so comfortable. We loved riding and watching the horses hobby the path. You will love it!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 5th year for our annual girls Galena getaway weekend and by far our favorite house. The decor was really nice, all the finishes were beautiful. The layout was awesome for relaxation and catching up. The hot tub and stone work outside is very nice. We loved that the house is so green and environmentally friendly.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jeanna for your positive comments. I'm so glad you and your friends enjoyed your weekend of fun & relaxation. You should make a return trip during warm weather to see all the flowers on those rock walls. Sugarcreek has something for everyone!
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Beautiful weekend at a beautiful house!

  • 5 of 5

Our family planned this weekend to spend quality time together in Galena in a single house. This house exceeded our expectations. It was beautifully decorated, clean, well stocked with things you need for daily living, and spacious. There was more than enough room for our 8 person group. We enjoyed the decks, fire pits, hot tub, pool table, and common living space. The owners for very attentive and easy to reach with questions. We are grateful that we found ourselves in such a nice place!!! Thanks to the great owners.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jennifer for your enthusiastic review. It's hard to beat Galena in October and we're glad your group had a good time at Sugarcreek and took advantage of all it has to offer. Debbie
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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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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 Winter
23 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
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 £76
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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