About the property
- Condo900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)
Let us tell you about our lakeside home in the beautiful, rolling hills of Galena Territory, conveniently located near the Eagle Ridge Inn, the North Course Pro Shop and the General Store…
Calming views of Lake Galena sooth the soul.
In addition to the breathtaking scenery outside our windows, the inside of our home has been lovingly decorated with antiques, artwork and comfortable, attractive furnishings. Quite a few teddy bear friends will keep you company; hence we were named “Teddy Bear Place” by one of our young guests. The charming screened-in porch completes the peaceful atmosphere.
All you need to bring is yourself.
Our home has all that you will need for your vacation. The two bedrooms contain very comfortable queen size beds, one a pine four poster bed, the other a brass bed. In addition there is a very comfortable sleeper sofa in the living room that allows a maximum of six people to occupy the condo overnight. There are two full baths and all the linens are provided. The kitchen, overlooking the living and dining areas, is fully equipped with microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker and pretty much everything else you will need. In the living room area you are invited to enjoy the CD player, HD cable television and VCR, as well as an eclectic selection of CDs, tapes, movies and books. Finally, the cozy fireplace adds just one more element of warmth to the whole room.
Keywords: Golfing, Fishing, Hiking, Skiing, Cross Country Skiing, Boating, Relaxing, Antiquing, Shopping, 2.5 hour drive from many midwestern cities
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Charles Lohenry
My wife and I have been retired for over 10 years and the condo has been in the family since 1984. We discovered tnat the Lohenry ancestors settled in Galena approx in 1840 and we have unearthed many interesting facts about them since.
Charles Lohenry purchased this Condo in 1995
Why Charles Lohenry chose The Galena Territory
The Galena Territory offers something for everyone. The rolling hills of the territory offer three internationally acclaimed golf courses, including the challenging eighteen hole course named “The General”, tennis courts, hiking and fitness trails, boating, excellent fishing, swimming, horseback riding and lessons and fine restaurants for casual or special dining. Nature lovers will especially enjoy the countless critters that are frequently spotted within the territory, including deer, wild turkeys and an occasional fox. Also, the quaint, historic town of Galena with its exquisite architecture, unique shops and excellent restaurants is only ten minutes away.
What makes this Condo unique
Find the best of both worlds during winter at the Territory. Even the winter months are enjoyable at Teddy Bear Place. There are so many activities to partake in, such as sledding, ice skating, hiking, ice-fishing and cross-country skiing. Downhill skiing is available at nearby Chestnut Mountain. Afterwards, you can retreat inside, cuddle up near the warm, cozy fireplace with a steaming cup of hot chocolate or relish in the luxury of an afternoon nap.
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The Teddy Bear Place met each and every one of our needs and wants for this trip! We should add that we were extremely spoiled with 60 degree weather in February so we thoroughly got to enjoy the grounds outside of the house as well. We ate our breakfasts and lunches on the 3 season porch with great views of the lake and wildlife. The house was very clean and very well appointed in all areas. There is a pathway just a few yards from the house that leads down to an amazing trail along the water's edge that I assume goes all the way around Lake Galena (we stopped after about 20 minutes to turn back). We took advantage of the Owner's Club just a couple minutes away (swimming, games, fitness center). The General Store was right around the corner to grab groceries. We went into downtown Galena every day, which was about 15 minutes away. We also went skiing at Chestnut Mtn, which was maybe 25 minutes away. Also about a 5 minute walk to tennis courts, basketball court, and playground (connected to a sand volleyball court). We didn't spend all that much time indoors with the lovely weather, but we could have easily enjoyed our time snuggled by the fireplace reading books or watching movies (on any of the 3 TVs in the house). We would definitely recommend to anyone!
We are delighted you had a great time. You certainly took advantage of the best weather ever for February in Illinois. Hope you can come back again some day.
Springtime in Galena
I know it wasn't you, Chuck, but someone must have been doing some tree trimming because we had a great view of the lake! While sitting in your screened in porch we speculated this was at least our 15th annual springtime sojourn to Galena and your Teddy Bear Place. As always, a good time was had by all. Great accommodations and my only complaint - my horse, Audible, didn't win the Derby! See you next year!
Perfect Base for a Family Exploring the Area
I couldn't say it any better than the way my 13 y/o daughter did when signing Sue & Chuck's guest book. Her sentiment was genuine, so I'll share: "We had the most lovely time staying in your home. The furniture here is very nice and cozy, and the atmosphere truly leads to relaxation. We took advantage of the provided board games too! So fun. We enjoyed watching "Anne of Green Gables" as well. It was the thing we did before bed. never actually used the walkway to get down here...we just climbed down the rocks. Cade <16 y/o brother> drove us everywhere because he's "gotta get those hours" for his driver's license. We all slept like rocks. We never want to leave here. <13 y/o author> is so sad that we have to leave! This just goes to show that your cozy home is the perfect fit.Thank you for providing us with the activities book area as well! Much love."
Clearly she had an old-fashioned good time! We all did. I would just add that the property is well maintained, well stocked, and very clean. Sue was beyond accommodating when helping us reserve the property and we thank her. The condo is situated on the lower lovely of the building, near a hiking path that goes around the lake. Great stroll in nature with various lookout points. We also took full advantage of the Owner's Club basketball court, game room, and pool privileges. This communal spot gave us the opportunity to chat with some of the neighbors, who we found to be super friendly. The territories & surrounding areas are absolutely GORGEOUS! I had no idea we had such picturesque scenery in Illinois! Downtown Galena is only a short 10-ish minute drive away and such a charming town -- rich in history, activities, shops, galleries, restaurants, friendly faces, etc.
Would definitely recommend and return!
We are so delighted that your family enjoyed their time at our condo and around the area. This is one of the greatest reviews we have received and from a 13 year old no less. Actually, our condo The Teddy Bear Place was named by a young girl who came up frequently with her family and now this fall she is being married and having her reception is at Eagle Ridge Inn. Thank you for booking with us.
Chuck & Sue
Everything was very clean and well maintained. There was a lovely view of the lake through trees.
We had a nice relaxing time. We had to leave a day early, unfortunately, due to a death in the family. We hope to stay in the same area next year where we can relax and enjoy some privacy from the rest of the Galena Territory properties.
Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed yourselves at our home away from home. If you decide to come again, we will give you one free night due to the circumstances of having to leave early.
Chuck & Sue
Everything we wanted. More than we expected.
We had a wonderful time. The condo was cozy & welcoming. The area was breathtaking! We will be back. Thanks, Chuck & Sue.
Beautiful, private, quiet
After spending all day in Galena, it was so nice to come back to the Teddy Bear Place! It was very clean, and quiet. Would love to stay again sometime. 😀�
Alpine Downhill Skiing at Chestnut Mountain near Galena