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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Galena Area Rentals' We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.

96 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


The Galena Territory House Rental Photos and Description

Retreat House, 5 Bedrooms (6 beds) 5.5 Baths (Sleeps 12 +) More Value !

We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays vs Instant Quote.

4' wide concrete ramp accessible entry for elderly/wheelchair.

Are you looking for a spacious home with upscale decor for your accommodations?

We offer the 'Retreat House' more value in this 5 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath.(6 Beds) and (1 Sofa sleeper) Pool table, ping-pong and poker tables. This 3054 sq. ft. distinctive custom home is situated on a heavily treed hillside with rock outcropping offering valued privacy. As one enters the interior the stunning great room welcomes you with seating around a wood burning fireplace with an over sized Dubuque stone hearth. A dining room(seating for 11) and open kitchen are on the right.

Completing the main level is the convenient laundry room, powder room, and master suite, which has a large soaking 2 person jetted tub, and separate shower. The great room has large comfortable sofa.

Take in the countryside vistas through the floor to ceiling windows along the back of the home. A sliding door opens to the furnished outside dining area (seating for 6) on the upper deck with a 52' gas grill. The furnished three season's outdoor room (seating for 8) offers fresh air, the soothing sounds of nature, and a favorite quiet gathering place to socialize. The upper level of the home has 3 bedrooms with 3 baths and TVs in all bedrooms.

Walk into the lower level and you will find a pool/ping-pong table, a bar (3 bar stools), private poker room (table with 4 chairs), entertainment room with TV, a sleeper sofa, a full bath, and one bedroom with two queen beds and TV. One of the highlights of the lower level are the amazing views and easy access to the outside hot tub. The outside deck is furnished(2)tables and(8)chairs. Take the steps down to the exterior fire pit with additional seating. Enjoy this exclusive location, convenient to all the shopping, dining, and activities in 'The Galena Territory' and surrounding areas. The Retreat House is located 7miles east of Galena and 1/2 mile into the Galena Territory Association.

Thank you for your interest in 'Retreat House'.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Hi-Welcome to our home. We're Bill and Sue. Several years ago our friends invited us to take a drive out to Galena with them. We didn’t know then about the rich history Galena boasts of, the beauty of the deep vistas and the tranquility of the woods and abundant wildlife, however these are the wonders that brought us back....year after year. Each visit introduced us to new discoveries in Northwest Illinois and educational interests and experiences for our children.

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose Galena

We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays. Galena is close enough yet far enough away from home; 3 hours drive from Chicago making it the perfect get-away place for a weekend trip. It is tucked away in Northwest Illinois and unlike the rest of the state of IL, Galena is hilly and picturesque. Downtown Galena is like stepping back in time with mid 19th century architecture aligning Main Street and beyond. Located 8 miles from town is our home, nestled in the Galena Territory. It is peaceful, yet a fun place for a large group or extended family gathering. It is a solid built home. We love it here and hope you will too.

What makes this house unique

Enjoy a game of pool or ping pong, challenge your friends to a game of poker, or relax in the outdoor private hot tub. Take a swim at the outdoor pool located at the owner's club on Territory Drive. Enjoy grilling with our 'never run out of gas' grill or just relax and enjoy the soothing sounds of nature from the three seasons room. Experience the natural surroundings; take a hike down the many trails in the Territory. Golf the 'General' or ski down the slopes of Chestnut Mountain Resort. Zip line 2.5 hour canopy tours just 2 miles away, Year-round activities make Galena the escape weekend destination.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Bill & Sue,

Thank you both for sharing your beautiful Retreat House with us for our Annual College Gals Reunion Weekend!!! It was the perfect setting to gather & celebrate our 41 year friendship! We loved the updates you've made (although we thought your home was perfect before!) & all the special touches you added with Fall decorations were appreciated. We stayed with you in April 2012, but all agreed that spending an October weekend in the Galena area was truly magical! The fall colors were spectacular, we enjoyed trail walks, gathering on the screened porch, cozy fires, the Halloween parade in town & our afternoon at the Galena Winery. Also, your kitchen is absolutely the best equipped kitchen we've ever had the pleasure of cooking in!

Thanks for sharing your amazing home with us!


Wayzata, MN
Oct 2013
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Galena Area Rentals' We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 100 reviews
Chicago area

Family Getaway in Galena Territory!!

  • 5 of 5

Oh my! We were truly fortunate to be able to rent the Retreat House. The pictures do not do justice to how beautiful the house is and how great the setting is. We were with our children and grandchildren (various ages!). All of us loved this house immensely. The beds were very comfy, the master bath was amazing, loved the hot tub and the fire pit. Everything about this house is top-notch! The kitchen was completely stocked with anything and everything you would need and everything had a place, and the bathrooms and bedrooms too! This home is spotless!! Different levels for gathering, and the bedrooms have their own bathrooms. We had space and also such a comfy feeling when we were all together, which was a lot!! One morning the guys went golfing and us gals went downtown and then all met up later . Yes, the location of this home is equally amazing. One night we had an awesome ping pong madness competition. We laughed so much. Missing it already. Owner communication was quick and reliable. Thank you Bill & Sue for being so very helpful and nice! Would definitely stay here again as we have made fun, loving, and beautiful memories. :)

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Union Grove, Wi USA


  • 5 of 5

We had a girls weekend at the Retreat House and it was a blast... The home has everything you might need for your stay, kitchen well supplied, linen/bedding excellent.. We would stay here again in a heart beat!! Bill & Sue were wonderful to work with in making our plans..

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sheridan il

Perfect home for a retreat getaway or girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

This house was amazing. It was the perfect setting and set up for our retreat!!!! Everything was well equipped and very spacious. Amazing that 23 women can stay in one place and get the work done in the. Last relaxing environment. Most of all we had hot water the entire time We will definitely be using it again

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwich, CT

Perfect Large Home for a Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was PERFECT for our sibling reunion! We were very impressed with the well equipped kitchen, all the extra linens, the entertainment for the kids (pool, ping pong, card table etc), and the size of the grill! The house has an open floor plan which was great to keep an eye on all the children and lots of areas to hang together. The house was very clean and comfortable. The location of the house was also very easy to get to (very close to The General golf course). Bill and Sue, the owners, always communicated promptly. I am so glad I found this house and that it was available for our dates. We certainly hope to come back to Galena...and to this house!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning Large Family Retreat House

  • 5 of 5

House exceeded all expectations--spacious and well laid out, with lots of different "gathering spaces" for our family, which had traveled here to be together for a wedding in Galena. The kitchen is well equipped, the linens and other furnishings are top notch, beds were extremely comfortable, everything was spotless and well cared for, and the views and privacy were lovely. We were also impressed that the soundproofing in each room is so good--the younger members of the family could be playing ping pong right outside your bedrooms and you could not hear a thing! Could not recommend this home more highly!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Home

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have returned from a wonderful vacation at this home.

Each bedroom is lovely, with its own ensuite, and appointed with beautiful linen. The kitchen is well equipped and has everything you could possibly need. The home is spacious and is well appointed.

We all enjoyed using the owners club gym and pools. The owners club is much nicer than the facilities at the resort.

The owners, Bill and Sue, are helpful and easily available.

We look forward to staying in this home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Woodside Fire Restaurant
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Woodside Fire Restaurant
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Chestnut Mnt.
Nearest Beach
24 Miles
Dubuque, Iowa Airport
Car: necessary

Studio One Spa & Salon mobile to the Retreat House Tina Knautz (815) 777-1275 or (815) 777-1275 310 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036 Also Fever River Outfitters 525 S Main St.Galena, IL 61036 815-776-9425 Please see Item (S) the Galena water park on our vrbo points of interest map. Also Wine tasting, star gazing, ice skating, sledding. Hiking on 23 miles of trails through pristine woodlands and prairies,


Rates & Availability

The Galena Territory House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 25 2016
2 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 31 2016 - Jan 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays.(6 Beds) Retreat house decorated for seasons and most major holidays and located 7 Miles East Of Galena & 1/2 Mile Into the G.T.A.
Note: Please inquire for seasonal rates. Clarify type of use i.e. small weddings, family reunions and bachelor or bachelorette and other parties.

Must be 25 yrs to sign contract. Please include total in party, type of rental use and arrival/departure dates/time.
Payment due 15 days prior to arrival.
Until confirmed, rates subject to change.

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The Galena Territory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Master main level - 1 king , Dual jetted tub and shower
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upper level Tub/Shower
    Upper level - 1 queen , Full bath and shower
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV Room with double Sofa Sleeper, full bath and shower
    Upper level - 1 queen , Full Bath and shower
    Lower level Dual Queen - 2 queen , Full Bath with shower shared with TV room next door.
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) One crib and high chair, 1 queen sleeper sofa lower level TV room.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Studio One Spa & Salon mobile to the Eagle's Nest Tina Knautz (815) 777-1275 or (815) 777-1275 310 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036 Hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, kitchen dish soaps, coffee. Note: If you require additional amenities, i.e., baby crib, gift basket, wine, flowers, private chef, we will have your selections available for you awaiting your arrival. (Additional charges apply)

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