galena chalet

of lake galena

Galena territory @eagle ridge

                                                    Guest Reviews  

Perfect Place for a Winter Gathering (5/5 Stars)
Ashley B. 

We knew from the photos that this place was going to be special but we really loved visiting so much. There were so many beds, extra pack n plays and high chairs... things that you need but don't need to bring. We would love to come back and stay here again! 

Published Jan 5, 2023

Gorgeous Galena Getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2022
Kristan E.
We loved everything about our stay at the Galena Chalet. From start to finish, everything was perfection. A+ communication, accommodations, and a view that can’t be beat. We had a magical Thanksgiving holiday with our family and made memories that will last a lifetime. Highly recommend this property and our wonderful hosts. We’ll definitely be back!
Published Dec 12, 2022

Galena Girls Weekend 2022 (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2022
Audra H.
We celebrated a 70th birthday with a girls weekend to Galena with family. Everything with the Chalet was wonderful. The views were beautiful and the amenities were great. We enjoyed the short trip to the waterfall and downtown Galena. Honestly, we could have stayed at the Chalet the entire time. It was very cozy and relaxing!
Published Oct 18, 2022

Second time is a charm (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2022
Vineeta S.
This was our second time staying at the Galena Chalet. We loved it so much that we decided to come back, and we are so happy we did. Highlights were the breathtaking view- we saw hot air balloons rising over the lake in the morning and wild turkeys, bonfire and smores at night, pool at the owners club, puzzles on the huge table, and the screened in patio for relaxing. Thank you Stephanie!
Published Oct 26, 2022

Unique property with a lot of charm and a beautiful view! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Sep 2022
Danielle H. / Indiana
We spent a long weekend in the Galena Territory. Stephanie's Chalet. I book a trip every year for a group of 5 friends and surprise them on where we're staying as they don't find out until we show up. They were blown away by the charm and views of the chalet. We spent most of our time in the kitchen cooking, around the large tables playing games, outdoors on the upper deck enjoying the view, and on the main floor couches just visiting. Downtown Galena is only about 10-15 minutes away and has a lot to offer with many shops and restaurants where you could spend a whole day. We also went to Hoof It goat treks that was also about 10-15 mins away and got to take a leisurely hike with the goats and enjoyed live music and a bonfire. We all had a great time! The chalet was a beautiful place to stay and provided a great refreshing retreat.

Published Oct 10, 2022

Great views and peaceful location (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Sep 2022
Lorena N.
This was a lovely place to gather with friends. We all enjoyed the spectacular views from the deck, the great natural light, and the many comfortable spaces to gather.
Published Sep 27, 2022

Nature filled retreat (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Aug 2022
Laura N. / Urbandale
My family and I had a great time at the chalet. We invited my parents and in-laws to spend a week with our newly expanded family of 5 and it was perfect. There was plenty of room for everyone and we all enjoyed the gorgeous deck and view.
Published Aug 28, 2022

Great Family Home (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2022
John J.
8 adults and two children had a great stay at the chalet! Beautiful inside and out and filled with amenities. Beautiful view off the spacious deck!
Published Aug 1, 2022

I would travel back just to stay here! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2022
Christa A.
Gorgeous home!! Immaculate and more beautiful than the photos. We used this as a place for a welcome cocktail party for my niece’s wedding weekend. Plenty of bowls, plates, glasses. 2 BBQs, lovely enclosed patio. Can’t say enough.
Published Jul 16, 2022

A+ Vrbo in Galena (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Apr 2022
Cody G.
Sometimes pictures online can really sell a place and be slightly inaccurate. This place however, was much more beautiful than anticipated and the views were fantastic. The inside of the home had an amazing theme that made you feel right at home. Something I thought was a huge added bonus was the sound system. They have a Bluetooth receiver that connects to surround sound speakers upstairs and it is very high quality sounds and the design of the home makes it travel nicely throughout. Extremely comfortable beds and couches. Great trail area for a morning walk and bike ride. Will 100% book again in the future.
Published Apr 9, 2022

Best Christmas Ever (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Dec 2021
David K.
We loved the property. They decorated the house for us and it was beautiful. Waking up every morning to the view was such a plus. It was the perfect family vacation. Skiing is not that far away and the kids had a blast.
Published Jan 12, 2022

As peaceful as it looks in pictures (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Dec 2021
David M.
The check-in process was easy. The view is fantastic. The house has a rustic charm that is well-staged (even for Christmas). Restoration Hardware heavily influenced the decor throughout the house. WiFi was fast and never an issue. There was a stereo in the central part of the house, which was blue tooth accessible. As a music lover, this was an excellent addition to the home. The owners were super friendly and responded well to questions. I'd love to stay there in the fall for the changing leaves. I bet it's gorgeous! We loved the house and would recommend staying there without hesitation.
Published Jan 12, 2022

Exceptional views! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2021
Joanne M.
This property features gorgeous views in a quiet, peaceful setting.! This was a great property for our Thanksgiving family trip. Kitchen was very well equipped for all of our cooking. The property features a working fire place and lots of cozy fur throws. There are a couple of large TVs (for parade and football watching!) just be warned that there is no cable but they do offer a Roku with Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Apple TV and the Roku channel. Really, we had no shortage of channels to watch. Galena itself was lovely - lots of little shops for browsing and some historical sites for family viewing. We'd love to come back in the summer or Fall to take advantage of the huge deck that overlooks the lake and the screened in porch. But it was also a cute and cozy place for our Thanksgiving celebration. Host extremely responsive to any questions that we had. Host also sent some advance information on the area that was very helpful to acclimate us to the location. Check in and out process very smooth. Really nice and unique spot for your next trip!
Published Dec 17, 2021

Amazing Retreat! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2021
Abbey H./ LaGrange, IL
We booked this property for a quiet fall getaway and could not have been happier. It is an extremely charming, spacious home that had everything we needed. It was great to explore the home, it was had a rustic but modern cabin vibe and we especially loved to explore the ‘mini libraries’ in various parts of the house. The views were spectacular. Deck was amazing and had a lot of seating (restoration hardware furniture). It had modern updates such as nest system, great sound system that is blue tooth accessible, etc. Plenty of wood for the fireplace and a garage stocked with bikes and outdoor supplies. The downtown area of Galena was not to far and we enjoyed time there. We hope to visit again!

Published Nov 22, 2021

Great getaway from the city (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2021
Joon P.
We loved all the charming aspects of this chalet and enjoyed the town of Galena. The house was very family friendly and we look forward to coming back!
Published Oct 17, 2021

The Best View From Any Property (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2021
Patrick B.
Amazing home, has everything you’d need for a great stay. Emphasis on Cleanliness with the most friendly, accommodating owner ever. Truly made this first weekend away in a long time very special and thank you for sharing with us.
Published Nov 6, 2021

Awesome! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2021
Sharon S. / Iowa, USA
Great property conveniently located to fishing and downtown Galena.
Published Oct 18, 2021

Beautiful views! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Sep 2021
Teresa H.
Wonderful home in great location and amazing lake views. There are neighbors, but you cannot see them at all from the home and feel like you are in your own secluded area overlooking Lake Galena. There is plenty of room for large families to spread out to have their own space, but this stay was just my spouse and I to relax and celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. The house had everything we needed as far as dishes, towels, soap, etc. Enjoyed the use of the proximity cards to rent a pontoon boat at a surprising low price to explore the lake. Also appreciated the owner having bikes on site for use, but we didn't use them as we rented electric bikes and rode the Galena River Trail. Wonderful communication with the owner and can't wait to come back and stay again!
Published Oct 10, 2021

Wonderful getaway near Galena (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Aug 2021
Gintaras V.
We always look for a special place for our annual family vacation and this house didn't disappoint. We loved the living room/kitchen area and the attached deck with an incredible view. It's a very well equipped house and kitchen and we ended up eating in on the deck every evening. It's very quiet and surrounded by trees (you can't see or hear the neighbors). Everyone in our group agreed the beds were very comfortable.
We were there during a week where the temps were mostly in the 90's and although the house doesn't have central air, the air conditioners they had were more than adequate to keep things plenty cool.
You also get guest privileges at the Galena Territory Owner Club, which we went to with our son almost daily to use the pool facilities (they have three pools). The club was a quick 8 minute drive away. Galena itself is about 12 minutes away.
We would easily choose to come back here!

Published Sep 10, 2021

100% Recommend (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2021
Jake B.
From the moment we walked in to the moment we walked out we enjoyed our stay. Our family needed a few days to relax and take in the views of this beautiful property and it didn’t disappoint. The reviews from others were all accurate. Everything was clean and comfy, it was cool throughout the house. And the best part was by far the deck and 3 season porch. If you are thinking about staying her, stop what you are doing and book it immediately.
Published Aug 19, 2021

Great views, beautiful home, even in less than great weather (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2021
Sandy P.
The Galena Chalet is a beautiful home situated in beautiful country. Well stocked. Comfortable. Incredible views. Pool table a bonus. Short drive to Galena. Lots of amenities including tennis, pickle ball, swimming, boat rental, and hiking. We just happened to have not so ideal weather but enjoyed our stay regardless. Thank you to our hosts who were very accommodating!
Published Jun 28, 2021

Beautiful Home with Great Views (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2021
Mark C.
The home was big enough to accommodate our family. The views were beautiful of the lake and nature.
It was nice to have bikes to ride, pool table and board games.
Published Jun 14, 2021

Quiet getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2021
Erin H.
Beautiful place. Great view. Multiple grills, well-stocked kitchen.

Published Jul 3, 2021

Girls Weekend (5/5 Stars)
Stayed May 2021
Sarah J.
We were expecting this property to be lovely based on the pictures, but it was even better in person! Our group of 10 friends had plenty of space to relax and the common areas, both inside and outside, were perfect for comfortable lounging and chatting. Our Host Stephanie provided excellent information about the area and ways to enhance our stay (contact information for in-home masseuse, private chef, providers of local speciality foods, etc.) What a great long weekend! Thank you Stephanie!
Published May 25, 2021

Excellent All Around! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Apr 2021
A fantastic experience - great view, beautiful home, lots of animal sightings, excellent service from the owners. All around, a seamless and perfect quiet time with my family of 4 for a week. Thank you!!!
Published Apr 27, 2021

Incredible Views (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Mar 2021
David A. 
My family loved staying here. The house sits high over lake Galena and offers unparalleled view from the deck and l
Published Apr 7, 2021

Amazing View (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Mar 2021
Frank N.
If anyone is looking for tranquility and a amazing view. This home is the right choice! This home is amazing inside and out. My family and I had an amazing weekend celebrating my wife’s 50th birthday.
Published Apr 2, 2021

Winter Getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Feb 2021
Jill L.
This cozy cabin was perfect for a winter getaway. It's a great spot to just relax and enjoy the scenery, but there's also so much to do in the area... it truly offered something for everyone in our group. We will be back!

Published Mar 19, 2021

Unbeatable vacation home! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Feb 2021
Vineeta S.
We could not have been happier that we chose this property for our recent stay in Galena. The weather was super cold while we were there but if we were going to be stuck inside for a few days- this was definitely the place to do it! The home was easily big enough for our 2 families to spread out and the kids to play while the parents had their own space. We loved the pool table, comfy couches, wood-burning fireplace, and unbeatable views- we even saw bald eagles from the big windows! The owner was super responsive and even made us a resv at the indoor pool so the kids could swim. We would return here in a heartbeat!
Published Feb 16, 2021

Perfect house (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jan 2021
Katie S.
I cannot say enough good things about this house. The owners have transformed this house into a picturesque backdrop for a great weekend gateway.
Communication was always prompt
House was in great shape
Beds were very comfortable
Everything you need to cook a large family meal
The table was the icing on the cake
Published Jan 25, 2021

Spectacular views, charming house! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jan 2021
Michael H.
Our family of five all had a great long weekend at the Galena Chalet. The house feels very remote, but is only a few minutes from downtown Galena. The whole home has a 'rustic elegance' feel, and just oozes charm everywhere! It just absolutely felt like a cozy winter chalet! And the views! The view from the huge back deck was simply incredible. We spent hours out there, watching birds and stars and ice fishermen in the distance. It was a wonderful trip, and we definitely hope to be back!
Published Jan 20, 2021

Amazing house and beautiful deck (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2020
Lori R. 
We (3 couples, 6 people) booked this house for a long weekend. We had absolutely spectacular weather and spent almost all our time on the beautiful deck outside. The house has everything you need and was super comfortable and fabulous. Communication with Stephanie (the homeowner) was excellent and was extremely responsive. I asked her for some suggestions on hiking and she provided thorough information and much, much more. We all had such a fun and relaxing time in this incredible house. We will be back again!
Published Oct 14, 2020

Wonderful weekend! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2020
Miriam V.
Could not have asked for a nicer place for a relaxing weekend. The lake view was stunning and the home was so comfortably furnished inside and out. The beds were especially comfy! We will definitely be back.
Published Oct 4, 2020

Wonderful and safe getaway during this crazy year! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Sep 2020

Monica S.
Spacious home with a beautiful view surrounding by nature.
Published Oct 13, 2020

Galena Chalet (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Sep 2020
The view was amazing 6 STARS !!
Published Sep 28, 2020

Everything is great (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Sep 2020
Yiwei F.
Just as the title says, we are happy with everything. A lot of fun for kids and good relaxation for adults. Our friends and families have a large group and the house is big enough for everyone to enjoy without feeling crowded. We will highly recommend it.Published Oct 2, 2020
We had a phenomenal weekend. Thank you for all of the communication.

The house is beautiful (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2020
Tania M.
We had a relaxing weekend. We highly recommend this beautiful home. The view from the balcony to the Lake is breath taking. We will be back!
Published Nov 16, 2020

A house with a perfect view (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2020
Shang X.
We stayed at thr Chalet with two separate groups of friends twice in July and August. And we ALL loved it! The house was beautiful and the view of Lake Galena from the deck was just spetacular! The house was stocked with everything you might need in the kitchen and we did a lot of cooking together with thr kids. The summer night sky was stunning, star gazing on the deck (holding our wine glasses in hands) became one of our favorite things to do at thr Chalet at night. Aside from fishing and hiking, Galena territory owners club provided fun activities for the kids too, they had fun swimming in the swimming pool in the owner's club and the staff there did extensive job sanitizing and cleaning the fascilities, which gave us a lot of comfort. Our host Stephanie was so helpful through our our stays too, always answered our questions and requests so quickly.
We will for sure be back!
Published Sep 3, 2020

Relaxing Family Getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2020
Stephanie P.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time staying at the Galena Chalet!!! Charming private home, perfect for our whole family!!! Thanks Stephanie!!
Published Jul 30, 2020

Perfect getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2020
Kristen D.
Our stay at the Galena Chalet was outstanding. Our weather was great and we spent most of our time on the large balcony overlooking Lake Galena. We had four couples in our group and the house was large enough for all of us. The house was clean and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was fully stocked. We had everything we needed. We made lots of laughs and memories. It was a wonderful getaway. We would definitely rent this gorgeous house again.
Published Jun 27, 2020

Spectacular Views (5/5 Stars)
Stayed May 2020
Connie Z. / Northbrook
My family of 5 stayed at the Chalet and had a wonderful weekend. The view of the lake and trees was amazing. We spent a lot of time on the very large outdoor deck taking it all in. There were numerous birds and several deer wandering the property each morning. The inside is spacious and beautifully decorated while equally inviting and comfortable. We utilized the lovely downstairs family room and pool table as well. The booking process was a breeze. Stephanie was very responsive to any questions I had. If you want a place with tons of charm and character...this is it. I am already looking forward to returning in the fall!

Published Jun 1, 2020

Galena Chalet was Perfect for our 25th anniversary friend event! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2020
Dan M.
We needed a special place to hold our 25th anniversary event for a group of 8 long-time friends and the Galena Chalet was absolutely perfect! The weekend was fabulous!
Published Jul 28, 2020

We had a wonderful time! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2020
Shang X.
We stayed at the Chalet twice, had a ball both times with two groups of friends! Like my other review mentioned, we are definitely looking forward to come back! :)
Published Oct 23, 2020

Perfect home for our group! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2020
Kris M.
This is a beautiful home with an incredible view it worked out perfectly for our family of 10. The Galena territory is one of the prettiest areas we’ve seen!

Published Jul 22, 2020

Beautiful view (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2020
Molly M.
Wonderful experience - beautiful home, and the owners were nice and helpful. We-only wish the weather cooperated more so we could have spent more time on the gorgeous balcony. Internet wasn’t very fast.

Published Nov 5, 2020

Beautiful Home (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jan 2020
Ryan G.
This house was perfect for our family. We had four adults and three kids and there was more than enough room for our weekend getaway to ski and snowboard in Galena. The home is gorgeous and some of the craftmanship of this chalet was really impressive. The view was awesome, our kids especially enjoyed watching people ice fishing from the wall of windows in the Great Room. The entire community here is very pleasant and the convenience of the general store to pick up a coffee, a bottle of wine or groceries was very nice. As soon as my family departed everyone was in agreement that we'd love to return again in the warmer weather to experience the trails surrounding the property, the lake and golf. The beds were crazy comfortable and the décor was so well thought out. You can literally spend a snowy day in the loft looking at the collection of books and enjoying the view while relaxing on the comfy couch. I would highly recommend this home to anybody if you're traveling to Galena. Our seven year old was so enamored with the chalet that he insisted on leaving his own message in the guestbook for the owners. He wrote "I love you" Ha!
Published Jan 21, 2020

Awesome as always :)  (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Dec 2019
Niki C. 
This was our second time staying at the Galena chalet...and it was as wonderful as the first time. Beautiful house, beautiful view, clean, all the amenities. Will stay here again!
Published Jan 19, 2020

Perfect Weekend Getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2019
Matthew B. - Naperville
Beautiful home with gorgeous views in a peaceful little community. You can tell the owners truly care about this home due to all the little details that certainly did not go unnoticed. Would highly recommend and I know my friends and I will be back here at some point!
Published Nov 19, 2019

Awesome stay (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2019
Natalie U.
Beautiful house and gorgeous views. My family and I had a wonderful time! Everything you need was there, even toys to play with for my 2yr old.

Published Oct 10, 2019

Best View in the Territory! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Aug 2019
Amber M.
Everyone had such an amazing time at this property! Plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the view! We cancelled multiple plans to just stay at the house because we didn't want to leave! What a wonderful place!

Published Sep 10, 2019

Beautiful view (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Aug 2019
Lisa R.
Gorgeous house with fabulous view!
Published Sep 12, 2019

Magical getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Aug 2019
Sabrina L.
We celebrated my sisters anniversary at the galena chalet, it was beautiful! The view from the deck was perfect! The host was available when we had questions. We loved the whole experience!!!
Published Aug 19, 2019

Perfect Getaway!! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2019
Meggie B.
This was the perfect place for some of my girlfriends and I to have a weekend away! The views are breathtaking as well as private. The home itself has plenty of room for guests to have their own space, as well as lots of space to make dinners and relax. I would absolutely come back!
Published Aug 13, 2019

Dream Getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2019
Mark G.
We had a beautiful 5-day family getaway at the Galena Chalet. It's remarkable! The view is unbelievable, and the home lovely. It's beautifully decorated and sumptuously comfortable-- we wish we could have stayed (much) longer!
Published Jul 31, 2019

On Golden Pond (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2019
Beautiful property. Accommodating and very responsive owners. Stephanie met and exceeded our expectations. Without question 5 star VRBO.
Published Aug 1, 2019

Private getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2019
MARY W. - Muscatine
This property has a private setting with a beautiful view. Hiking trails near by. Lovely kitchen that was well stocked. Great common areas.

Published Jul 17, 2019

Wow! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2019
Jessie E.
We had a wonderful time. The pictures are amazing, but in person it is 10x more beautiful! Stephanie was so great to work with. Fantastic views, only a few minutes from Galena Cellar vineyards and downtown shopping and restaurants. We will absolutely book a stay again!
Published Jun 10, 2019

The Galena Chalet is an amazing property (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Apr 2019
Susan E.
We had a wonderful experience at the Chalet. It is an Amazing Galena property. It is a great place to disconnect from your daily grind and appreciate the wonderful natural landscape of Galena,
Published May 14, 2019

Perfect Family Birthday Party! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Mar 2019
Sam H.West -  Des Moines
What a perfect venue for a quick family reunion / birthday party weekend. The house is spacious and well stocked with everything we needed to pull off a surprise 70th birthday party with kids and cousins. The kids enjoyed the woods and the yard, the adults enjoyed the chef friendly kitchen that opens into a dining / living area with gorgeous lake views. It was a wonderful weekend that will definitely be repeated.
Published Apr 13, 2019

Great Getaway Home (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Mar 2019
Ronald M.
This is absolutely one of the best properties available on VRBO. Home has plenty of room, real character, and a great view of lake. We spotted various wildlife during our stay and location is very private. Galena is close by and is a wonderful little town, and Dubuque is relatively close and has a fabulous Mississippi River museum and aquarium.
The owner of the Chalet was a pleasure to deal with and we look forward to returning.
Published Apr 13, 2019

Amazing Stay (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Mar 2019
Grant G.
We all had a blast in the Galena Chalet! Great house, great views, great weekend.
The hosts were very kind and easy to work with. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone looking to spend time in the Galena area.
Published Mar 14, 2019

The perfect getaway weekend (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Feb 2019
This was a perfect getaway weekend. We celebrated my dads birthday. It fit my whole family very comfortably. The host was so incredibly helpful and did a super great job of answering all our questions. I would highly recommend this place to everyone. The view is absolutely fantastic!

Published Mar 4, 2019

Great place with great view (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Feb 2019
Mike O.
Great place. Great people to work with. Very accurate description of house and surroundings. Great views of lake. We were there in early February but look forward to going back in summer or fall to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor areas, screened-in porch and deck. Thank you so much.
Published Feb 4, 2019

You will not want to leave... (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jan 2019
Laura L. - Evansville
I booked this property for our annual couples weekend and it was amazing. The property is gorgeous and the views are stunning. We found the beds and other furniture to be comfortable and accommodating for our group of 8. The kitchen was well equipped for cooking and the dining room table could easily seat 12.
We went during the winter (January) so we could not enjoy the multiple decks and the screen porch. This place has some serious outdoor entertaining / relaxing spaces. We were able to enjoy watching the snow fall and were entertained by the ice fishermen out on the lake. The fireplace kept us warm and cozy!
Loved it!!
Published Jan 31, 2019

Adorable home in gorgeous surroundings (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Dec 2018
Jody D. - Swisher, IA
My family had a lovely stay at the chalet the weekend before Christmas. The house is adorable, spacious, and clean. The view is spectacular!! We enjoyed the pool and gymnasium at the owners club. The WiFi worked well... a must with teenagers. We ended each night gathered around the cozy woodburning fireplace.
Published Jan 4, 2019

Stunning. Beautiful. Like out of of painting, indoors and outdoors (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Dec 2018
Dina I. - Chicago
Clean, comfortable, spacious, kids’ amenities like a high chair, toys, etc. Every nook and cranny of this gorgeous property has been thoughtfully decorated and is so accommodating to all guests. Even the little details like the usb outlets for people to charge their devices in each room. The wood burning fireplace was a highlight and we used it every night. The smell of a real fire is just so comforting. Stephanie responded to all our questions immediately and the entry to get in and out was seamless and easy. We recommended this home to all our friends and family in Chicago and we’ll be back next year for sure.
Published Dec 21, 2018

Beautiful house, amazing views! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Dec 2018
Niki C.
We stayed at the Galena Chalet last weekend, (3 couples, 2 babies) and from the moment we walked in, the view took our breath away. Beautiful house, spacious house, well decorated, amazing deck with grill and outdoor heater. Stephanie was a great host, answered all our questions quickly. Really have nothing negative to say and we would gladly stay there again.
Published Dec 14, 2018

"Stunning View" (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2018
Susan E.
The holidays come alive when you gather with your family. There is no better gathering place than the Chalet. The stunning view immediately engulfs you and holds you captive for your entire stay. The table, already set for the holiday dinner and the immense fire place soon to be crackling with a festive fire, help make the Chalet a unique and wonderful holiday experience.

Published Jan 4, 2019

“Gulls” 60th bday celebration (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2018
Joan D. - Western Springs, IL
The house is spacious, cozy and lovely - With a beautiful view to Lake Galena! We had horrible weather, but it didn’t matter since the house was so gorgeous and had so many amenities, we didn’t want to leave! We will definitely put this house on our list of rental “Keepers “!
Published Nov 19, 2018

Booking was a breeze (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2018
Galena Chamber of Commerce 
We loved working with the owners to book this beautiful home and couldn't have asked for a simpler, more friendly experience. Kudos to the Chalet team for great customer service and attention to detail only the best hosts can provide!
Published Nov 5, 2018

Amazing property with beautiful views (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Aug 2018
Amazing property with beautiful views. We really enjoyed hanging out on the deck. The owners are very nice and responsive. Would definitely recommend and go back.
Published Sep 4, 2018

Beautiful inside and out (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Aug 2018
Renette S. - Chicago
The home was just perfect for our ladies getaway. Stephanie was so easy to work with and everything went off without a hitch. Thanks again for the cupcakes; they were delicious!
Published Aug 9, 2018

Beautiful, unique house! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2018
We loved our stay at the chalet. The deck and screened in porch were amazing and Stephanie was a great host with great communication. We would absolutely stay there again and highly recommend it to others.

Published Aug 14, 2018

Outstanding! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2018
Recently Booked a girls weekend getaway and this completely exceeded our expectations! The house was incredibly warm and welcoming, and was stocked with literally everything you could possibly need! The best part of the house was the amazing deck and view. We loved sitting outside morning, noon and evening playing cards and just enjoying the scenery. The owners are incredibly attentive and responded to any questions we had within minutes. I personally will be booking another stay at this house in the future- and every single girlfriend said the same!

Published Jul 25, 2018

Nice house (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2018
Valentin L.
Great house , amazing views. Located in a very quiet place. 
It did satisfy our expectations
I recommend it !!!
Published Jul 9, 2018

Far exceeded our expectations (5/5 Stars)
Stayed May 2018
Betsy W.
Our family spent the Memorial Day weekend at the chalet. Let me start by saying Stephanie was a wonderful host. She provided rapid responses to our questions and was happy to accommodate special requests.
The home is beautiful. There is nothing that feels “rental” about this house. As large as it is, it felt cozy and comfortable. We loved the open floor plan. That was very important to the cooks in our family.
Of coarse our favorite part was the million dollar view, which can be seen by most rooms in the house. We would not hesitate to stay here again.

Published May 29, 2018

The Charming Chalet (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2017
Susan E.
This house was perfect for our family Thanksgiving celebration. We arrived to the charming Chalet on Thursday morning to find a beautiful set table for ten. The Chalet has a unique style and we appreciate all the efforts and detail that went into decorating it. The wrap around deck is fabulous, so very comfortable with a beautiful view.
We had a wonderful time and are looking forward to a return visit.
Published Dec 15, 2017

Amazing House  (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Nov 2017
Hateem B.
We loved it

Published Nov 13, 2017

Simply Stunning! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Oct 2017
Kristin H.
There is nothing to say other than breathtaking. The detail the owners have put into this house is so thoughtful, you feel like you’re truly at someone’s home and not a rental. The views are outrageous, too! And that dining table and chandelier: gimme!! Loved our stay ❤️

Published Oct 30, 2017

Beautiful Home That Epitomizes Galena (5/5 Stars) 
Stayed Oct 2017
Anne O. - Chicago
This home is beautiful and exceeded our expectations. Rustic sophistication comes to mind. Four couples rented it for an October weekend, but we all said it would be perfect in any season. The view is gorgeous, and the interior is just as amazing as the outside. Everyone felt very at ease. The kitchen is well-equipped and set up in a way that made cooking and visiting with friends easy and fun. We loved the deck and the screened porch. All the bedrooms were very inviting, the beds comfortable, and the living room was perfect for a gathering. If I ever return to Galena with friends, this is the house I want to stay in. It captured every aspect of the beauty of Galena. I can't say enough about it.

Published Oct 30, 2017

Great getaway (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Sep 2017
Sanjay S.
Very nice home with outstanding decor. Lights and internet were a little touchy but the owner helped get it sorted out. Great stay, would definitely return.

Published Sep 13, 2017

Peaceful (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jul 2017
Russell S.
Every year our family takes a trip. We look for different location each time. This by far has been the best location we have found. The view from the deck was incredible. Plenty of space and separation. I would recommend this location to anyone wanting a quiet and peaceful weekend.

Published Aug 3, 2017

Wonderful place!!!! (5/5 Stars) 
Stayed Jul 2017
Can T.
This is a very beautiful place. So relaxing! Very peaceful. I would come back every year!!

Published Jul 10, 2017

Amazing Deck! (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2017
We loved our stay at the Chalet. We basically lived on the deck. It had a great set up, with plenty of space for our group (8 people) to all be together. The location was great. The inside was beautifully decorated. We had a blast and would definitely go back to the Chalet on our next visit.

Published Aug 7, 2017

Great Place to Stay-Beautiful Views (5/5 Stars)
Stayed Jun 2017
Todd T. - Central Illinois
Great view and fantastic location. Our family had an enjoyable time relaxing on the beautiful, large deck overlooking the lake at Galena where we watched bald eagles nesting in the area. The property was private and quiet. With the summer foliage, the Chalet was completely secluded from the sight of any other neighboring houses, yet it is only a short drive to downtown Galena and its many shops, restaurants, and historical locations. The Chalet was beautifully decorated and its two levels provided plenty of room and comfortable, nice looking furniture. A large natural wooden table just outside the kitchen could accommodate a very large group. Bedrooms were roomy and comfortable. Large windows on let in plenty of sun and offered a fantastic view of the lake even from indoors. We also used the two large screen televisions, pool table, and Bluetooth stereo system. Large screened-in porch was also nice to use and was well furnished. Our family spent a lot of our vacation just relaxing and enjoying the home. The owner was very responsive regarding pre-check-in questions and was in contact with us to make sure we were enjoying our stay. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely return if vacationing again in Galena.
Todd Turner

Published Jun 20, 2017