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November Special 3rd night Free 'Eagle's Nest' Residential & Corporate Retreats.

Bedrooms 8
Space 1,114 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

The Eagle's Nest Perfect Premier Vacation Rental Home.

The Eagle's Nest is a premier privately owned vacation rental home located in close proximity to the main entrance of the Galena Territory in Northwest Illinois.

We advertise our lowest rate - residential for 16 overnight guests. The Eagle's Nest was designed for corporate meetings/events, golf/ski groups, destination family and friend gatherings, small intimate weddings and other private groups. Please inquire about up charges. Note: Because each event is unique and we strive to meet your expectations, we recommend that you schedule a tour of the Eagle’s Nest. The Jo Daviess County overnight maximum occupancy for the Eagle’s Nest is 16 people (including children).

The Eagle's Nest offers affordable accommodations and more value for your money with its extraordinary 12,000 square feet, the largest private vacation rental home in the area. As you enter the main level great room, you immediately feel the spaciousness and luxury. The floor to ceiling windows provide natural lighting and panoramic views of the beauty in the surrounding woods. The centerpiece of the great room is the floor to ceiling indigenous limestone wood burning fireplace (wood supplied) . It is surrounded by the warmth of the leather furniture, large distinctive area rugs and natural hickory hardwood floors.

To the left is an intimate library nook. To the right are the twin dining tables (seating for 16). The gourmet kitchen is fully equipped with an open concept floor plan. The L-shaped granite counter (seats 12) and is perfect for buffet style serving and/or breakfast dining. Step out onto the 115 ft. main level wood deck (tables and seating for 26), with a 52” gas grill where you can enjoy your favorite beverage, a barbeque and the beauty of the woods surrounding the property.

The Eagle’s Nest has 8 bedrooms. Six of the bedrooms have two king beds and two of the bedrooms, off the kitchen, main level, are handicap accessible with one king bed. Each bedroom is decorated with Galena themed décor, custom coverlets, pillow shams, and window coverings with room darkening feature. You will find extra blankets, down comforters and pillows. Each en-suite bathroom has a jetted tub, two sinks, and a walk-in custom designed tiled shower with 9 ft. ceilings.

There is ample room in the lower level (4000 sq. ft.). The room is set up with a 70” HD TV, pool table, poker table, air hockey, foosball, and ping-pong table. You will find a 27’ bar with (seating for 13), three pub tables (seating for 12), a bar sink, dishwasher, beverage ware, an additional full size refrigerator, and available for your convenience, a laundry room. The southwest wall opens to the 70’patio with 4 double sliding glass doors. This will welcome guests onto the furnished patio (tables and seating for 26) for alfresco dining. In the center of the patio stands the towering 60’ stone fireplace chimney. You may elect to take a walk on the designated path through the private wooded property or gather your friends/family and play volleyball on the sand court. At the end of your day enjoy the eight-person hot tub under cover in the gazebo located just off the patio or roast marshmallows over the open firepit.

The Eagle's Nest offers convenient access to the Galena area and its many golf courses inside and outside of the Galena Territory Association. This is one of the most exclusive and sought after premier vacation rental accommodations in Galena. It is truly a “must see/must stay”. Contact us for additional information at 815-777-4720 or via email

A great option for smaller groups is: The Comfort House, another premier Galena Area Rentals Vacation Home

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Member since: 2010
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About Bill

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.

Bill purchased this house in 2007

Why Bill chose Galena

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 at the galena Territory. It is peaceful, yet a fun place for a large groups 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. Enjoy grilling with our 'never run out of gas' grill. 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 1.5 miles away, Year-round activities make Galena the escape weekend destination

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Bill,

The person from our group that won the golf tournament in September is in charge of the outing for 2014. He has tentatively determined to host the tournament in Colorado in 2014.

Thank you for thinking of us, your home was one of the best venues we have had in the 30 years we have been doing this tournament.

Sep 2013
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Nearest Airport
77 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Wood Stone
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Eagle Ridge
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Rt 20
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Wood Stone
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Chestnut Mtn.
Car: necessary

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 Also Fever River Outfitters 525 S. Main St. Galena, IL. 61036


Please see Item (S) the Galena water park on our vrbo points of interest map.

Also Ramada Inn,11383 Hwy 20W, Galena, Illinois 611036,Phone 815-777-2043. $5.00 per person, per day, hours of the pool 7:00am-11:00pm


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1114 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 11 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
  • Each bath, dual sinks, jetted tubs, large walk-in showers.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • 14 King size beds in eight bedrooms Each Of The 8 Bed Rooms Decorated As Fishing, Equestrian,Ski,Hiking,Spa,Wine,Golf,Balloon Rooms. Baby Crib and High chair available upon request.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jacuzzi ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • boating
  • horse riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • ski
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Studio One Spa & Salon is mobile to the Eagle's Nest Tina Knautz (815) 777-1275, 310 N. Main Street Galena, IL 61036 Ask us about our banquet tables and chairs. Hand soap, shampoo and conditioner, kitchen dish soaps, complimentary 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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November Special 3rd night Free 'Eagle's Nest' Residential & Corporate Retreats.
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Perfect Weekend Group Getaway House

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and impeccably maintained house that we have used for the second year in a row for a friendly golf tournament with 16 men. We were all very comfortable, and the house has absolutely everything that we'd need. We were able to make the most of the facilities, which include an outdoor grill, beautiful kitchen, bar area, gaming area, and even the conference space (which we used for our awards ceremony).

Bill is extremely easy to work with and was always quick to answer questions and try to help out with anything we needed. I give them my highest recommendations!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect for our family reunion with space and activities for ages 3-90!

  • 5 of 5

Bill and Susan, Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and for your help and responsiveness during the reservation process! Your property far exceeded our expectations and helped us create happy memories for our family from near and far! Easy to get to from Iowa and Chicago O'Hare; kitchen complete with everything we could ever need allowing our large group to eat all meals together; fun activities for every age and beautifully landscaped grounds! The furnishings were lovely, comfortable and family friendly! Thank you, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Corporate Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We hosted an off-site corporate team-building retreat for 10 people at Eagle's Nest over the course of three days in March 2017. Bill was very quick to answer any questions I had prior to the stay, and the amenities made the stay that much better. Our team loved all the games available, and took advantage of the outdoor fire pit. We will keep this on our list for off-site retreats!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Galena stay at the Eagle’s Nest - Annual Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

For the 2nd year in a row our family stayed at Eagle’s Nest for our annual Galena Ski Trip and Family-Get-Together/Reunion. The 60 degree weather was the exact opposite from the below zero weather of 2016, but it just gave us more to enjoy at the Eagle’s Nest.

Our large family consisting of babies, toddlers, teens, parents and grandparents enjoyed ALL of the amenities this time around. Playing in the woods behind the house and hiking the surrounding trails was a particularly fun family activity that all were able to participate in together. The younger kids enjoyed playing in the woods behind the house and enjoyed a bond-fire with s’mores and spooky ghost story-telling in the evenings. The weather allowed us to use the sand volleyball court and the hot tub was a favorite as well. For those less adventurous family members, sitting on the beautiful porch that spans the entire length of the back of the Eagle’s Nest while enjoying the scenery and watching the family having so much fun was more than enough!

The best part of the Eagle’s Nest is that it allows our large family to share one roof with the spacious accommodations. Even more important - our family so enjoys sharing meals together and the spacious kitchen and common living area (dining room, living room, and outdoor space) allows us to cook and share a meal together in one large space.

While most of us are from Chicago and the Northwest suburbs of Illinois, Eagle’s Nest has become such a favorite with our family that family members from as far as New York and California came with us to visit and enjoy the Eagle’s Nest this year!

The Eagle’s Nest is such a great space and we created such wonderful family memories there which we hope to continue on every year.

No matter what season, if you are looking for a large space for a family reunion, team-building or corporate event, or just need a getaway weekend with friends, I highly recommend the Eagle’s Nest!

Here's a quick video of our memorable stay along with skiing at Chestnut mountain:

  • Review Submitted: Feb 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful facility designed to accommodate a busness group, a golf get-away or a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

Eagle's Nest is a great place to hold any function that is looking to give people first class accommodations while allowing a great deal of interaction and common area. The facility is professionally run by Bill and Sue Hubbard, and they work hard to personalize the facility to meet your needs. I was impressed by the quality of home's construction and all of the furnishings within are high end, sturdy, and comfortable. The facility is clean and well kept, reflecting the care and attention to detail Sue and Bill. As we consider our future meeting requirements, Eagle's Nest will remain high on our list.

Thank you to Bill and Sue for all of your efforts.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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2016 Christmas was best ever!!!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I rented the Eagle's Nest to celebrate Christmas with my 3 sons, daughter-in-laws and grandchildren. We could not have picked a more perfect place. Tons of space, beautiful scenery everywhere, and every imaginable amenity. The house is fully staffed and the decor is just awesome! Thank you Bill and Sue! You will now see us twice a year if my boys have their way.....-:)


  • Review Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in The Galena Territory, Illinois

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
23 Nov 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
24 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
31 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Jan - April
2 Jan 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$733.18 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Limit of 16 people sleeping at the Eagle's Nest House.We offer tiered rates, please inquire over 2 night stays. Above rates for residential type use of 16 people, please inquire for weddings, corporate, special events and (guests over 16 people) at the Eagle's Nest. Galena Area Rentals will determine the type of contract and when event rates apply. Eagle's Nest decorated for seasons and most major holidays and located 7 Miles East Of Galena.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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