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Resort Area Golf Villa - Close to Inn, General Store, and Member's Club!

Bedrooms 2
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Townhome, 2 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Valleywood Escape is located between the 15th & 16th holes of the North Golf Course and nestled among the rolling hills and greenways of over 6800 acres that make up the beautiful Galena Territory. Relax at this 2 bedroom and 2 bath golf villa plus a loft with trundle bed.

Please call TODAY and get the lowest rate for the best value in Galena .

We are walking distance to the Inn, North Course, General Store and 15 minutes from downtown Galena and the Chestnut Mountain Resort. Whether you're celebrating a holiday, scheduling a business meeting, planning a family retreat or just getting away from it all, Valleywood Escape offers a unique experience that's been described as 'one of the best-kept lodging secrets in Northwest Illinois'.

Take in the unspoiled beauty of Galena Territory and relax in a spectacular summer setting. Enjoy a leisurely walk on miles of hiking trails accessible from Valleywood Escape or spend the day swimming at the new Owner's Club indoor/outdoor pool or fishing/boating at Lake Galena. Enjoy the day skiing at nearby Chestnut Mountain and the evening relaxing by the fire in our home. Whichever you choose, we are certain you will not be disappointed.

Our guests return year after year because we offer great service and accommodations at the best price in Galena--40 percent less than the Galena Territory Resort Rate! We're a family-owned small business, and you'll be treated like family when you spend time in our country home.

More Details

Demi A.
Member since: 2008
Speaks: greek
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Demi A.

We are family business and rent our home to friends, family, and others ( a lot of silent auction charity events) so they can enjoy and spend quality relationship time, like we do, with their family, friends or business colleagues in relaxing environment. A great place to just unwind and take in nature.

Demi A. purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Demi A. chose Illinois

We fell in love with the area and wanted to build our family memories in a great place that has so much to offer. It is so close to the Inn, walking trails, and general store. Kids love it. You need to go horseback riding!

What makes this townhome unique

Our home is cared for with love and appreciation of the natural beauty around it. Stay with us and enjoy all that Galena has to offer… will not be disappointed. My family will guarantee it:). We support several charities by donating our home for several silent auctions to raise money for several great causes. We just got a new stainless steel fridge and stove, why not!

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a GREAT time! Everything met or exceeded our expectations. My boys had a great time. We are looking forward to using it again in the future.
Feb 2010
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Galena Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • tennis
Our home has an extra room in the 2nd floor. Our Loft has a trundle bed and sleeps two additional guests. It overlooks the great room.


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Resort Area Golf Villa - Close to Inn, General Store, and Member's Club!
average rating of 4.6896553 based on 31 reviews

This vacation rental was perfect for our family of 5.

  • 5 of 5

There was so much to do with the access to the Owners Club. The pool was very nice and the game room and snack bar was also a bonus. We loved our stay and will definitely itself return.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Kelly, We are so happy that your family enjoyed our home and your time in Galena. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to having you stay with us in the future. Best, Demetra
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Wonderful place for family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend at this condo in Galena Territories. It has everything you need for a home away from home. The beds are very comfortable and having four actual beds was perfect for our group of five. There is an additional sofa bed which we didn't even use. The condo is clean and spacious and has a well equipped kitchen for eating meals in. It's a great location only a short drive to The General Store or Owner's Club. Having access to an indoor pool provided fun for the grandchildren even though it was rainy! We also like that it's only a 15 minute drive into the town of Galena itself. This was our second stay and we will be back! Thank you Demetra for always being quick to respond to questions!

Carol and George H.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

No complaints! Everything went very well.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway

  • 4 of 5

Loved this place! Perfect location, amenities, everything we needed to cook in the kitchen. This place is more updated than what the pictures show. And there is a beautiful deck with a view of the course and woods to relax on. Beds were a little springy/uncomfortable but otherwise we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful time away

  • 5 of 5

We had an absolutely wonderful time and would definitely return!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very dated and basic

  • 2 of 5

The townhouse is very dated. All the furniture is very old, the sofas have a old smell to them, the coffee machine is gross, metal patio furniture is green from mold and rusty, the BBQ is also rusty. Pretty much everything is old. It kinda of gave me that feeling of when you step into a old motel and you feel gross sitting anywhere. Everything looks like its from the 70's. I keep thinking to the owners really ever stay here or is it truly only a rental. They cant possibly live like this. It definitely did not have a "home" feeling. Although the nightly rate was decent I wouldn't stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tatiana, Thank you for your feedback. We’ve been renting our Galena home for 7 years with many repeat guests and we’ve always had great reviews ... 4.7 out of 5 stars, currently. We strive to offer the best experience, and would have really appreciated hearing from you during your stay so that we could attempt to address your concerns during your time in beautiful Galena. Please let me take the opportunity to respond: Regarding the style of furniture, we’ve selected overstuffed couches and fluffy comforters because we believe it creates a cozy atmosphere that reflects Galena’s rustic natural beauty. While everyone’s taste differs, the pictures on our website are an accurate depiction of our furnishings (except for our recent upgrades, a new stainless steel refrigerator and stainless steel oven, which we will be photographing and posting to the site shortly). We encourage all guests to review our pictures before booking. It’s also important to know that our home is professionally cleaned prior to each guest’s arrival. I am happy to also provide a copy of the invoice for the carpet and furniture cleaning that was completed just prior to your arrival. Though we’ve never had a complaint from our cleaning service in the past, we will certainly reach out to them with your concerns. Please know that, in the future, we are always happy to hear from our guests during their stay—because this isn’t a “rental property” for us, but our family home. And we want everyone to experience it just like we do: as the ideal jumping off point to explore Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa, the historic town of Galena, and the many trails and outdoor activities of the Galena Territory. Demetra Owner
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59

Rates are 30%-40% lower than Eagle Ridge Resort Fees. Same accommodations as Eagle Ridge without all the hidden fees. Units in same town homes complex are much higher in rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.