Galena Trip Guide | Midwest Living

Galena Trip Guide

On the Galena River, this bustling historic town features century-old buildings housing shops and restaurants; some 50 inns and hotels welcome travelers for vacation getaways.


View from Chestnut Mountain Resort's deck.
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Eagle Ridge Resort. Photo by Karen Sorensen.
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Where to stay

Chestnut Mountain Resort Warm-weather activities include an alpine slide (a sled that goes down 2,050 feet of track) and river cruises. From $99. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-1320;

The Cottage on Lake Galena This lakeside log cottage feels cozy yet spacious and comes with gas fireplaces, a kitchen and laundry facilities. Bring groceries. From $290, cash or check only. See reviews and ratings. (608) 723-7099;

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa This sprawling, luxury resort on 6,800 acres has a wide range of lodgings (from single inn rooms to six-bedroom homes) and activities, including 63 holes of golf, an arcade and hot-air balloon rides. From $129. See reviews and ratings. (800) 892-2269;

Goldmoor Inn Luxury suites and cottages overlook the Mississippi. A turret suite sets the perfect mood for a romantic getaway. From $275. See reviews and ratings. (800) 255-3925;

The Inn at Irish Hollow Nine miles from Galena, this 500-acre property offers opulent cabins and three guest rooms in an old general store. From $185 for a room, from $295 for a cottage. See reviews and ratings. (815) 777-6000;

The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel A classic Irish-style pub stars. Spacious rooms and an on-site spa add to the experience. From $109. See reviews and ratings. (866) 284-7474;

For information: Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau (877) 464-2536;

Prices, dates, and other details are subject to change, so please check specifics before making travel plans.


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