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Beautiful setting!

Pros 1. Huge property with lots of things to do 2. Rental of most boats are included in hotel room... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
Evanston, Illinois
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Nice Weekend Visit

We had a nice weekend visit to Eagle Ridge Resort. Our room was super cold when we arrived, but the... read more

Reviewed January 8, 2017
Carol D
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

Accommodations could vary a lot depending on your rental (ours was very nice and GREAT for a big group with a pool table, hot tub, grill, etc.) but we especially enjoyed all of the amenities available at Eagle Ridge and our entire family of 3...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Angela H
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Had a very relaxing time here. Went on a stroll, had an app at the low key bar and then off on a hot air balloon ride. Came back to the resort and enjoyed an amazing prime rib buffet at the supper club. Relaxed after...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank saraandfrank
Reviewed December 21, 2017

My wife organized her family reunion around Eagle Ridge Resort and the town of Galena this year. Some family member stayed at the lodge while others rented homes through the lodge. These home rentals are managed by the resort staff and fresh towels were delivered...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017

Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa is located along U.S. Highway 20, just outside of Galena. The property is over 6,800 acres and is wooded with rolling hills. There are four distinct golf courses and each has its own personality. The courses are The General, the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Allen21096
Reviewed September 28, 2017

The one bedroom villa was good for one night or two. A little dated but clean and cozy. The patio for the wedding was breath taking. It over looks the ravine. The food was good and sweets even better. Our other family members had a...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Deborah R
Reviewed August 26, 2017

The first time I saw Eagle Ridge was in the late 1970s when I covered the Illinois State Amateur golf tournament. I don't remember who won but I remember how tough the course was, how beautiful the landscape was and how much we enjoyed our...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

Staff very nice and helpful. Course was in excellent shape . Had a great day. Highly recommend. Plenty of parking , cleaning of clubs and delivery to your car, restaurant at course serves dogs and sandwiches. Bar and beverages available. Well worth the trip ,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Pros 1. Huge property with lots of things to do 2. Rental of most boats are included in hotel room rate 3. Great evening live music in the bar 4. Helpful staff 5. Paisanos is very reasonable and has huge portions 6. Nice lodge Cons...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank lulukale
Reviewed February 20, 2017

I bought my wife and I a couples massage as a late Christmas gift. We got the marine therapy to go with it, and the treatment was worth every penny! It started with a very warm welcome from the person at the check-in counter, and...More

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank jdp06
Reviewed January 8, 2017

We had a nice weekend visit to Eagle Ridge Resort. Our room was super cold when we arrived, but the front desk sent up a space heater to our room to make it nice and cozy again. The resort is very nice and we had...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Carol D
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Cristin G
Independence, Kentucky
December Traffic (2 Replies)
Our family will be in Pigeon Forge from 12/11-12/13. Will the traffic be terrible? We are renting a cabin in Eagle Ridge Resort. I usually stay in a hotel on the strip in Gatlinburg to avoid all of the evening traffic because we walk everywhere. I am just hoping we dont have regrets on staying in a cabin this time based on fighting traffoc. Thanks!
November 17, 2015|
Response fromGoldRushJunkie|
Since you will be there on the weekend you can expect some heavy traffic at times normally around lunch and dinner times. It's not going to be like the car show traffic or leaf season traffic. If you plan to go into the park you could come out of the resort and take 321 Wears Valley Rd to Townsend and go into the park that way. Staying in a hotel on the strip is nice, but having your own cabin is a lot nicer. More room to move about and your own kitchen if you want to cook a meal. ...More
Bonnie C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Status report of colors up north (0 Replies)
Hi travelers... just returned from a week in NE Minnesota and thought I'd post this update. We camped last weekend at McCarthy Beach State Park north of Hibbing. The color there was barely starting, but their cold nights and rain will allow the leaves to hang on and not speed through. Ely was just starting to show color, the drive down Hwy 61 to Finland had some great color at about 50%. Could be peak weekend for the reds. Grand Marais was not really started yet. We hiked outside of...More
September 27, 2018|
Milwaukee, WI
Galena in November (2 Replies)
My hubby and I were thinking of going to Galena the second weekend in November and staying at the Eagle Ridge Resort so that I can horseback ride while he rides the golf cart. We would also love to explore the town. Any ideas for breakfast/lunch/dinner and sights that are not to be missed. Thanks in advance!
October 27, 2007|
Response fromjjredfearn|
There are a ton of great places to eat in Galena. If you are looking for Steak-eat at Backstreet Steak house. Pricey, but worth it. Italian-Vinny's or Fried Green Tomatoes Bloody Mary's-Green Street (Desoto House) Bar Food- Visit Gobbies Breakfast-Emmy Lou's or Desoto House Just walk around Galena it is a great place to visit. Make sure you walk up the million stairs, across the Galena River to Grant Park.