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Lynda & Sam Smith

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

4 Bedroom Vacation Home in the Heart of the Galena Territory

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed, 3 Baths (Sleeps 10)

Enjoy the country setting of this 4 bedroom vacation home located in the Galena Territory just minutes from downtown Galena, IL. The historic town of Galena is well known for its many unique shops and fine dining. The area has many attractions including championship golf and downhill skiing.

The home was built in 2006 and is laid out perfectly for entertaining and will accommodate up to 10 guests. The home has a craftsman style charm to it with its custom built ins, maple trim, and gorgeous fireplace. The master suite has a beautiful tiled walk in shower. The lower level is exactly what you need in a vacation home with an open game room, an entertainment bar with a second refrigerator, and a screened in patio to enjoy the outdoors.

All guests receive owners club tags during their stay which gives them access to the owners club and marina. The owners club has many attractions including indoor and outdoor pools, game room, tennis courts, playground, basketball courts and fitness center.

Galena Area: The Galena area has many attractions including Golfing, Skiing, Horseback Riding, and Shopping. Downtown Galena has many fine dining restaurants including Fried Green Tomatoes, The Log Cabin, Vinny Vanuchi's, and One Eleven Main.

Wedding Destinations: The Galena Area has many accommodations for Weddings. Visit for more information.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lynda & Sam Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english


based on 16 traveler reviews

4 Bedroom Vacation Home in the Heart of the Galena Territory
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews
Monmouth, il

Perfect house for our Wedding stay

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house for 5 days while preparing for/attending my daughter’s wedding. The house was perfect, as others have said, the pictures do not do this property justice. The owners were very accommodating and responded quickly to all of our concerns. Our wedding party/family rented many properties over the weekend and this was definitely the nicest, most accommodating of all that i saw. We invited everyone over for coffee and rolls the morning after the wedding and had plenty of space to entertain for about 25-30 people at one time as they were in and out at different times.

My daughter was married on the point patio at the Eagle Ridge Resort, it was the most beautiful wedding ever. Everybody went on and on about the facilities, the food and the service we received, and Mother Nature definitely cooperated as the weather was absolutely gorgeous.

Thank you to Sam and Lydia for the perfect place to stay on our special weekend and to everyone in the galena territory for making our wedding day a special, perfect day that my daughter, son in Law and all of our friends and family will never forget.

Thanks again for your hospitality,

Curt Lovdahl

(Father of the bride)

P.S. nobody complained about the beds either, they were fine

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Great place!Would recommend this house to anyone. Well equipped and very roomy.We all enjoyed this relaxing vacation.Thank you so much for sharing your home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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Great property in a great location!

  • 3 of 5

The house was perfect and in a great location just a few miles to downtown Galena. The description of the house was very accurate, although the house is nicer than the pictures let on! The only problem we had were the comfort of the beds. One of our couples stayed in one of the downstairs bedroom and because the bed folded in so badly, they ended up sleeping on the floor the second night. Other than the saggy mattresses, the rental was wonderful, the location was wonderful and the renters super nice. Would just encourage the renters to upgrade all of the beds!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Very nice house

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house. We had 2 families with 4 kids under 5 and had a good time. The only complaint would be about 2 of the mattresses being softer than what we would like, but not bad enough to cause any stiff backs. We plan on coming back in the future because of the nice trip

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Beautiful home and great space

  • 4 of 5

We rented this home during the annual Galena Balloon Weekend. Spacious, modern, and clean; everything you need came with the house. Photos do not do it justice. The owners were incredibly responsive to any questions we had while on site (parking at owners club, internet access, etc). Convenient to the Owners Club Pool. Would recommend and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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This place became a second home.

  • 5 of 5

The weekend we spent here was fantastic thanks to Galena's beautiful scenery and this great rental. Definitely would return without a doubt. The house was supplied with anything one could possibly ask for!!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Dubuque, IA
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Galena
Car: necessary

Located in the heart of the Galena Territory. Just minutes from historical downtown Galena. The town of Galena is well known for its shopping and fine dining. Many historical sites are in Galena including General Grants Home. Four championship golf courses are located in the Galena Territory and many beautiful public courses are just outside the property. Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort is located aproximately 15 minutes away. Several lakes are in the area including Lake Galena and Apple Canyon Lake. Dubuque, IA is aproximately 25 minutes away. Dubuque is located right on the Mississippi River and has many attractions including The Mississippi River Mueseum and the Diamond Jo Casino.

Other Activities: Shopping, kayaking, boating, mini golf, horsehoues, spa, hot air ballooning

Golf: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has three 18 hole championship golf courses. The General is rated in the top 100 you can play in the United States.

The Galena Golf Club is a very nice public 18 hole facility. The back nine is very challenging.


Rates & Availability

Galena House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Jan 4 - Apr 29
2 night minimum stay
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2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Galena House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3032 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk in Shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Oversize tub shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Oversize tub shower
  • The master bathroom has two vanities, a walk in shower, and an enclosed toilet. Bedroom #2 has an oversized tub shower, and Bedroom #3 has a 60' shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Family Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom has a king size bed and all three of the other bedrooms have queen size beds. The lower level family room has a pull out sofa.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
All guests receive an owners club tag that allows them to use the Galena Territory Property Owners Facility. This facility has an outdoor pool, indoor pool, fitness center, game room, indoor and outdoor basketball courts, tennis courts and playground. Guests also will have access to the marina at Lake Galena which has a pier for fishing, a beach, horse shoes, tennis courts, and boat rentals. Guests who present their owners club tags at the Grand River Center Water Park in Dubuque, IA will receive a discount off their entry pass.

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