About this listing
*** When booking a Friday or Saturday night stay, there is a three-night minimum. No minimum for weekdays. ***
Queen murphy bed in living area. Unit has partial kitchen that includes a two-burner stovetop, microwave, and small refrigerator, limited counter space. Jetted tub in bathroom. Maximum occupancy 2.
This property has a range of other unit sizes available -- and they're all listed on Air BnB. Some of the photos above may be of the different-sized units. All units are done in the same style. Your unit will have the amenities as listed below.
As you enter downtown Galena, you find a mining boomtown perfectly untouched by age since its mid-nineteenth century heyday. Old homes and buildings have been meticulously preserved, and much of Galena today is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Tourism is now the city's main attraction, with specialty shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants appealing to the more than a million visitors annually. And nearby, you'll find ample outdoor activities at Apple River Canyon State Park, four challenging world-class golf courses, equestrian trails and even some downhill ski runs.
WorldMark Galena is situated near Eagle Ridge Resort's General, the most challenging of the four world-class Galena territory golf courses. Each unit includes a fireplace, cable TV, dining area and a deck. One- and two-bedroom units include fully equipped kitchens. The resort features a glassed-in indoor pool, hot tub and game room.
Apple River Fort State Historic Site
Journey into the past at this reconstructed fort. Learn about the conflict between early settlers and local natives that escalated into the Black Hawk War. Open: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wed.-Sun. (Apr.-Oct.); 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Wed.-Sun. (Nov.-Mar.). 8.5 mi.
Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum
Located in the 1858 Daniel A. Barrows mansion, this museum features a variety of exhibits, including Civil War memorabilia, mining, steam boating, clothing, dolls and toys, as well as an original 1830s mineshaft. Open: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. 8 mi.
Galena Trolley Tours
Take a trolley ride through Galena, one of the most historically preserved, 19th century towns in the United States. Galena Trolley Tours offers 1-hr nonstop and 2-hr, 2-stop tours daily. 8 mi.
March: St. Paddy's Day Parade
October: Halloween Parade
December: Country Christmas
· Internet access (fee applicable)
· Air conditioning
· Cable TV
· DVD player
· Stereo with CD player
· Murphy bed
· Iron and ironing board
· Jetted Tub
· Indoor pool
· Indoor hot tub
· Fitness center
· Arcade games
· Laundry facility
· Barbecue grills
· Movie rentals
· Shared computer with Internet
· Basketball court
· Belvedere Mansion
· Ulysses S. Grant Home
· Dowling House
· Horseback riding at Shenandoah Riding Center · Galena Cellars Winery
· Chestnut Mountain Ski Area
· Vinegar Hill Lead Mine
· Golf at the spectacular General Course at Eagle Ridge Resort
· Boone’s Place
· Civil War Days
· Country Fair
· Great balloon race
· Taste of Galena
· Night of Luminaria
· Woodbine Bend Golf
· Dubuque (DBQ) 20 mi
· Moline (MLI) 85 mi
· Chicago O'Hare (ORD) 145 mi
· Peoria (PIA) 160 mi
· Chicago Midway (MDW) 162 mi
Parking is limited at WorldMark Galena and the resort is not able to accommodate the storage of boats, RVs and Trailers. Please contact the Front Desk for options.
Pool & Hot Tub Information
Children in diapers must wear waterproof diapers designed for swimming. There are no lifeguards on duty. Please refer to posted pool signage for more specific information.
Pool and Hot Tub: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m., with first and last hour reserved for adult swim.
Katy was awesome. Very quick with responses and thorough communication. The room was cozy and the staff was friendly. I will definitely stay again.
The location was great - no more than a ten minute ride into downtown Galena and just a few moments away from Eagle Ridge Resort. The room was clean and the staff was friendly - however the room we stayed in was not what we had in mind. The bed was a Murphys bed (pulled down from the wall) and the "kitchen" was a mini fridge, double burner, and microwave. We made due just fine, but the photos in this listing are very deceiving. I would recommend contacting the hotel or something to ensure the room you receive is one you are looking for.
The place was everything that I expected. The location was 15 minutes away from Galena town but easy commute with car. The Whirlpool was great and all the amenities worked out well. We cooked in outside grill and relaxed in the pool. Overall an excellent place to stay when visiting Galena and was great spot little off route 20 which took me to all the winery that I visited. The staff were very cheerful and helpful. The only thing might want to know before is procedure to get WiFi access. Other than that I would definitely come back to stay and recommend others to as well.
The suite room was absolutely lovely and the location was very convenient. Even though the kitchen area was a little small, the room was very well equipped with appliances and utensils! The jacuzzi is really nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay here again if we visit Galena.
Very nice accommodations on a cold winter night. A quick drive to town or relax by the fire. Great view. Thanks!
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About the Host, Katy
I rent out my WorldMark timeshare -- 120+ resort locations all over the US, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and England.
My specialty is last-minute short-stay accommodations, but please be smart about your expectations: if it's less than a month before any kind of holiday, concert, or event, it's likely already booked up. Accommodations in Indio and Palms Springs sell out within an HOUR of Coachella tickets going on sale* but it's the same two weekends every year, so be smart about it. Holidays and summer weekends also book up far in advance.
You can book as far as 13 months out.
*If you book more than 10 months out, there is a 7-night minimum.
If you want to book a Friday or a Saturday, there is a three-night minimum -- unless you are booking within 48 hours of check-in (4pm)
I have units that can accommodate as many as eight people. Have more than eight? You can rent more that one unit! The Maximum Occupancy listed on the listing is as true as gravity and cannot be altered with because the Fire Marshal said so. Respect the Fire Marshal's wisdom.
Almost all units have a complete kitchen. In addition to full-size appliances, you'll find plates, glasses, silverware, and other kitchen items. All linens, including towels, are included. You have access to all resort amenities -- that means the pool, the hot tub, the gym, free parking, etc.
Sadly, the resorts do not allow pets.
Wifi is $4.95/day or $15.95/stay. This is 100% a resort fee that I have 0% control over.
This is a timeshare. Someone at the resort might (but probably won't) try to talk you into buying a timeshare. They'll even give you a present if you say yes! Saying yes means dealing with them for the next two hours, and that's *not* why you went on vacation. BE SMART - SAY NO - GO ENJOY YOUR VACATION! :)
We've had too many bad experiences with guests from Orange County, California. If you are a current or former resident of Orange County and would like to rent from us, kindly be kind in your messages; we'll get the hint that you're a decent person and will welcome you with open arms.
***Feel good about your vacation! A portion of every rental fee goes to help purchase clothing, shoes, school supplies, medical supplies, and nutritious food for children through Children International. Learn more about Children International and consider sponsoring a child yourself!***