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Private Home, with Spa & Game Arcade, ((ASK ABOUT 3 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 2)

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Very private rental home but close to everything.

Nestled on a secluded hillside that overlooks miles of Galena Territory's wildlife preserve, Horizon House offers its guests total privacy, yet the convenience of being only minutes from the area's many popular amenities.

A famous resort and its 4 nationally rated golf courses are just around the corner. The Shenandoah Riding Stable and over 40 miles of trails are equally convenient. The historic town of Galena is only 6 miles to the west, while the Diamond Jo casino and the Dubuque Dog Track and casino are only a little further down the road.

Horizon House is not just another carbon copy resort rental. It is a unique private home that has many features seldom found in vacation rentals, as you will see from the following partial list:

- Four Bedrooms

- Three Full Baths

- Two King Suites with Private Bath

- Four Queen Beds

- One Queen Sleeper Sofa

- One Full Sleeper Sofa

- Central Heat & Air Conditioning

- Wood Burning Fireplace

- Fully Equipped Eat-in Kitchen seats 11

- Microwave oven

- Bar B Que Gas Grill

- Two Spacious Decks

- Large Screened Porch

- Six Person Hot Tub with a Spectacular View

- HD Satellite Dish

- Stereo System with MP3/Ipod Dock

- Phillips Ambi-light flat screen HDTV

- Four bedroom flat screen TV's

- Four DVD & blueray players

- Dolby Home Theater System

- Washer/Dryer

- Its Own Game Arcade Featuring:

Skeeball Alley

Operation Wolf Shooting Game

Electronic Darts

Golf Arcade Game

Fooz-Ball Table

Imagine that you have returned from a full day of golf, tennis, boating, gambling, shopping, skiing or any of the activities that historic Galena has to offer. It's time to sink into the spa on the Horizon House screened porch and enjoy a spectacular view of the unspoiled nature preserve that surrounds you. Watch the colors change as the sun moves over the horizon.

Although the area features some of the most spectacular golf in the country, this is not just a Summer house. In Fall, the changing colors are an attraction in themselves, while in Winter, the Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort is only minutes away and...


Horizon House has been tastefully designed and decorated to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. However, pets are not allowed. There is no smoking, except on the outdoor deck areas.

The availability of rental dates is always at a premium. Please inquire for reservations as soon as your desired dates are determined. Horizon House is located at 243 Blackhawk Trace (between Northridge Lane & Russet Lane) in The Galena Territory, Galena, Illinois. The entrance to the Territory is located on US Route 20 fifty miles west of Freeport in extreme Northwestern Illinois.

Horizon House requires a two night minimum rental. There are discounted rates available for off-season weekday stays. Weekly rates are available and there are sometimes free bonus nights that can be added to you stay. The adjacent four bedroom house can also be booked with Horizon House to easily accommodate up to 20 guests

Keywords: Vacation Rental Home

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in The Galena Territory, Illinois

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash disposal is the guest's responsibility.
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 11 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 large double bed
    Bedroom 4 - 2 large double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon
    Living Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Game Arcade with arcade video games, shuffleboard table, Foosball and Electronic Darts. Three deck areas. Extremely private setting with wilderness forest views, but near all amenities.


Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Private Home, with Spa & Game Arcade, ((ASK ABOUT 3 NIGHTS FOR THE PRICE OF 2)
average rating of 4.133333 based on 15 reviews

House was cozy. Loved the fireplace

  • 4 of 5

Our family of 9 had a great time. This house worked out great for us

  • Review Submitted: 28/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sioux City iowa

Galena christmas

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice time

  • Review Submitted: 28/12/2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Burbank, IL

Beautiful, clean, cozy, and excellent customer service!

  • 5 of 5

I can’t express enough on how wonderful the communication was with the property owners. The house is convieneantly located near downtown Galena with free access to the resort. It was the perfect house in a private setting with a beautiful view. We are definitely renting this one again for the hot air ballon race next year!

  • Review Submitted: 16/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Horizon House Galena, IL

  • 4 of 5

House was nice, conducive for a larger family, with 4 bedrooms, & 3 baths.

Wife and I had two complaints;

1) the televisions and dvd video equipment in the house were quite outdated. TV reception in bedrooms was horrible, and the DVD players barely worked. (some of them not at all) I did not want to call the owner again because he appeared to be very bothered by my first call to try to get the satellite TV in the main living room working. So, if you don't plan to watch any television, then your ok.

2) No WiFi

  • Review Submitted: 12/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First, we are ALWAYS available for our guests to call us with any problems. We did talk to Mr Bonnadonna about his problems with finding the right channel for Satellite reception and I am sorry he didn't feel free to call me again. Second, we are replacing the Satellite with cable and WIFI this week. We have been waiting for it to become available to our house for over 20 years! So, all future guests will be able to enjoy both.
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Barrington, IL

Nice location, house needs a ton of uplifting

  • 2 of 5

Its a great location and a nice house. But interiors, carpets, mattress linen - all needs up lifting. I wish I had carried my own bed linen, pillow and towels .. what the house had was visibly, old, dark - you don't even know whether it was clean or not.

  • Review Submitted: 02/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is interesting that this guest complained about the cleanliness of our house after they completely trashed it and left it as a disaster area. Our maids referred to them as "pigs" and their labor was doubled to return the house to normal. We strongly suggest that no one rent to them.
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Clean and tidy

  • 5 of 5

I rented this home for a ladies weekend. The house had all the comforts of home. The hot tub was a major attraction and used by everyone in the group. Although we only had 9 women, there are accommodations for 12. The bedrooms are roomy and comfortable. The deck furniture is comfortable and it is very quiet and tranquil outdoors. The kitchen is very well equipped with pots, pans and dishes. We will definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 20/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2018

Why The Owner chose The Galena Territory

After visiting the Galena area for many years, we decided to purchase our own home there. We have not regretted our decision as we have hundreds of happy memories of our wonderful house and the good time that have been had there by all. We ourselves have rented many vacation homes all over the world and we have tried to give our house everything we thought was missing from the places we have rented.

What makes this house unique

Our house is conveniently located in the center of the Galena Territory/Eagle Ridge Resort complex. It is close to all amenities and on a main road, but it is located down a secluded ridge which gives it complete privacy. It is also adjacent to deep woods hiking trails, which we use quite often for morning nature walks. There have been more than a dozen deer in our backyard at one time and bald eagles have perched right outside our windows.


Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Dubuque, Iowa
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Woodstone Restaurant
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Eagle Ridge
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Rt 20
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Woodstone Restaurant
Nearest Ski
10 Miles
Chestnut Mountain
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Galena Territory Marina
Car: necessary

Access to Owner's Private Club (indoor/outdoor pool)& Eagle Ridge Resort. Four golf courses next door, 100 stores, two casinos and a Dog Track in the vicinity.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$76.55

Our normal rates are now $395 per night plus tax with a 2 night minimum. However, each third night is free (some holiday dates might not include free nights or require longer bookings.) There is also a $60 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.