Nice Galena Home w/ Huge Patio, Hot Tub & Fire Pit

Property ID: 279812GalenaILUS
Sleeps 104 BR3 BA


Tranquility awaits you at this picturesque 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom Galena vacation rental house, nestled in a private, wooded area far from the hustle and bustle of the big city! Shred the slopes at Chestnut Mountain Resort or glide through the trees on a zipline at Long Hollow Canopy Tours. If you’re a homebody, opt to soak in the hot tub, roast marshmallows around the fire pit, or relax on the screened porch with a glass of wine! Finish the day with a game of air hockey or foosball!


  • Pets Allowed
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Deck
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Private Hot Tub
  • Washer
  • Community Pool
  • Kitchen


Location Details

HISTORIC SITES: Council Hill Station (7.0 miles), Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site (8.7 miles), The Dowling House (9.0 miles), DeSoto House Hotel (9.3 miles), Old Market House State Historic Site (9.5 miles), Turner Hall (9.5 miles), Old Blacksmith Shop (9.6 miles), Apple River Fort State Historic Site (10.0 miles)

DOWNTOWN: Galena Grant Park (9.1 miles), Galena River Trail, Galena Trolley Tours and Theater (9.2 miles), Poopsie's (9.2 miles),

DRINK + DINE: Galena Cellars Vineyard (4.8 miles), Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. (7.9 miles), Fritz & Frites Bistro (8.9 miles), Otto's Place (9.0 miles), Galena Cellars Winery (9.1 miles), Vinny Vanucchi's (9.3 miles), Fried Green Tomatoes (9.5 miles), The Galena Brewing Company (9.5 miles), Durty Gurt's (9.6 miles)

AREA ATTRACTIONS: Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa (2.0 miles), Thunder Bay Falls (3.6 miles), Long Hollow Canopy Tours (3.9 miles), Horseshoe Mound Preserve (10.9 miles), Chestnut Mountain Resort (11.8 miles)

AIRPORTS: Dubuque Regional Airport (32.2 miles), O'Hare International Airport (143.0 miles)


53 reviews
  • Pictures were deceiving


    The house was very worn and not well taken care of. Carpeting was very dirty. Even bathroom throw rugs were not clean. Downstairs basement bathroom had a leak in the ceiling. I rook pictures it was obviously there for some time. Some electrical outlets were loose and pulled away from wall not accurately secured. Kitchen was very small with little counter space. I have been coming to Galena for 30 years and always have rented homes. Unfortunately this was one of the worst.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 25, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Josephine, we want our guests to rest easy when they stay with us, and we apologize if you experienced some issues during your trip. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    - The listing does clearly describe our property, but we are sorry if the home caught you off guard. We encourage guests to thoroughly review the listing before booking, to ensure they find the perfect vacation home for their needs.
    - We apologize that the carpets were dirty in a few places from the previous renters who spilled something on the carpet. We have hired a steam cleaning company to deeply clean all the carpets this week.
    - Also, the leak was due to a broken pipe in the wall which has now been repaired. The ceiling also has a patch and will be repainted this week. We could also not find any loose electrical outlets anywhere in the home.
    - While we do regret our home was not up to your expectations, we are happy to report that no issues were reported by the guests who stayed the following weekend.
    - Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your feedback is important to us, and we appreciate the opportunity to address these concerns.

  • Guys get away


    Friends since high school, we get together a couple times a year, started when we were 50, 67 know, so 18th yr. VRBO is great! We can choose our location, amenities, local attractions, cook in or eat out. Galena is a great location, with lots to do in Galena and Dubuque.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 21, 2023
  • Weekend with Friends


    As previously stated the beds are hard in this house. However, the place is well stocked with itrms you would need. The hot tub was clean. The screened in porch was wonderful for fresh air.

    There was plenty of space for us and our dogs.

    There are a few updates that could be done but overall a nice place to stay!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 2, 2023
  • Our Stay


    8 of us stayed here; we thought it was great. The tub in the upstairs bathroom is VERY slippery. We had to buy a grab bar which helped a lot... There are a few non slip dots on the bottom but not enough..

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Judi D.
    Published August 23, 2023
  • An almost perfect getaway


    Our family was excited to get away to the beautiful Galena area and looked forward to a home away from home to enjoy some much needed down time. The home was great space for 9 adults and teens to enjoy games and time together. We found the home clean and the amenities to be wonderful. The hot tub was a nice perk and access to the club house was awesome! While I typically do not like to leave any negative review at all (because I feel so many aspects of a stay are personal preference and not owner fault) I find that I have to mention the horrible beds in the home. I had read a previous review before booking about the poor state of the beds but truly felt that this was subjective and how bad can they actually be. Unfortunately, we found out the hard way. While the bunk beds for the kids were comfortable and in great shape, the adult beds were bricks... so much so that we actually woke up both days very sore and left at 6:30 a.m. on our final day because none of us could sleep due to the bedding. Everything about the house and the stay was perfect minus two very poor nights of sleep. If the bedding were to be changed we would make this a regular getaway location but until that happens this is a generous 4 star review from a very tired renter.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published August 1, 2023
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