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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Reviewed January 9, 2012

We had a wonderful time at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa; we typically visit the week before Christmas; but my kids had holiday break this year so we went the week after New Year. The resort has lots of fun activities planned for adults and children. Typically there is snow for cross country skiing, sledding, ice skating, etc; but this year it was unseasonably warm. Most of their activities are included with your room rate so were were disappointed we weren't able to take advantage of the winter recreational ammenities; but we did travel to Chestnut Mt. for skiing and enjoyed downtown Galena.

Room Tip: hotel rooms at the inn; but we have stayed previously in the condos and they are much more spacious...
  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 24, 2011

we went to ER for a short ski trip vaca. we rented some 3 br/ 3 bth condos. the area is fairly well lit at night and INCREDIBLY safe. this is located in the deep countryside. no wild partiers, no issues whatsoever- and we were out late most nights.
the condos are very well worth their price, although if you can find a package deal, definitely go with that- it's a far better price. the website looked approximately 25-50% less on the packages, and included some meals and frills too.
all was great; clean, comfortable, pullout beds in living spaces outside of the bedrooms, so in our 3 bedroom condo, I imagine that it could have accommodated nearly 10 people comfortably. All appliances were nice, newer, same for furniture. The wifi was a little flaky, off and on, low bandwidth- but it's also in the middle of nowhere, so.
parking, cleanliness, etc., was all fine, no complaints or issues.
The bar was very nice, we relaxed and stoked up their wood burning fireplace - the condo also had one with plenty of firewood- we didn't utilize it, however.
It's a little bit of a drive from the highway - don't turn off of 20 until you see the BIG ER sign, or you will be taking a loopy backwoods road. The main entrance road drives past the golf course fairways, etc.
Nice, quiet, large place, friendly staff. They left a large bag of fresh towels for day two. Very thoughtful and great customer service.

Room Tip: it looked like most condos were in a quiet setting, I never heard a sound from the neighbors. it cou...
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 9, 2011

This place is really beautiful, my sister had her wedding on the point patio and it was wonderful! However if you want an appointment at their spa and you are NOT staying as a guest on the property you have to wait until 4 days before you want to go and then pay an extra $20, which I think is ridiculous! I understand that they want to give priority to the their guests in the lodge, but charging you extra money because you aren't staying there is dumb. The people that use the spa usually make a day of it in Galena as well as eat at the restaurants, not only in the Eagle Ridge lodge but also in the town. I think this is just another way for an already expensive hotel to nickle and dime their customers. However the spa is well worth the money (just not the extra $20 fee) and the ladies that do the treatments are wonderful!

Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

When we booked Eagle Ridge, we thought we were staying in the hotel. We should have known better since the price was higher, but we were in a one bed villa. I was a little disapointed, but the unit did not disapoint. The unit smelled a little dingy at the beginning, but nothing an air freshner couldn't fix. We had a fire place with wood and a fire starter, very helpful!! Living room and bed room had flat screen t.v.'s, a plus!

For extra activities, we could have rented (for free) a bike to ride on the trails around the resort. The resort area itself is huge! Lots of hills and winding curves to get to the hotel itself. Eagle Ridge was about 10 minutes from downtown Galena. Fortunately, my gps directed us in a direction of a backround to Mount Hope Rd which got us to downtown Galena quick.

They have 4 golf courses. We golf the North course, which was in wonderful shape for late October! We rented golf clubs from them, these were not complimentary.

They had a good size swimming pool with a basketball net and basketball. They had a sauna and a steam room. I was suprised they did not have a hot tub, that would have been nice!

After golfing we were hungry, stopped at the bar/restaurant and I had a burger, amazing! My husband had a grilled chicken sandwich, also very good! The fries were delicious as well. Didn't have the pizza. The breakfast buffet on Sunday was over $20 a person so we passed.

They also have a spa, which we did not get to visit. :(

Overall, nice experience, would definitely go back to the hotel. I don't know if we would stay in the hotel, since we didn't stay there this time (maybe to save a little money next time!).

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

This was my first stay in Eagle Ridge and it was awesome! There were four of us who stayed in a two bedroom/ two bath townhouse. The townhouse was perfect for us- We wished we stayed longer to be able to use the living space and kitchen.
We spent the first afternoon/evening in downtown galena, went to dinner, watched a live band and had martinis. The downtown is so cute and there are so many shops and restaurants to visit.
The next day we went horseback riding on the Shenandoah Riding Trails run through Eagle Ridge. The day was beautiful and the ride was good. It was an hour ride on a trail through the woods and fields with a group of about 12 horses- we enjoyed the ride! We then went to Galena Cellars and had an awesome afternoon. We had a wine tour set up in the afternoon but got there a little bit early so we grabbed a bottle of wine and cheese in the shop and sat outside and enjoyed! When it was time for our tour it ended up being just the four of us and another couple. The lady who ran the tour was great- very knowledgeable about wine and the winery itself.
All in all it was a great weekend at Eagle Ridge- I would definitely go back again!

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

We stayed in the main lodge of the hotel. We had a gift certificate, so we were able to upgrade our room to one that included a fireplace and a Jacuzzi bath. The only disappointment that we had was that there was no elevator to our wing, so we had to drag our luggage down the stairs. However, we chose not to have valet service. Eagle Ridge is close to many of the wonderful places to visit in Galena. We asked about them at the front desk and got good information. We found out that a local vinyard had a wine-tasting event that day,which we attended. We also asked about dinner in town that night and were informed that it was homecoming at Galena H.S., so that we probably should make reservations. It was a very nice stay overall. Eagle Ridge is expensive but the views are breathtaking, and we loved the Starbucks in the lobby.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

We stayed in a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house at Eagle Ridge. It was beautiful... it had a full kitchen, wonderful bedrooms and everything we needed for a relaxing time. The house was very clean, and nicely decorated. There was a pool table downstairs and a great living room with fireplace to relax in. There were little touches all over the house that made it very personal and unique. One of the greatest little touches was the pretzels and nuts left of the banister of the deck. This was right outside the sliding door and was so fun to watch. That was so thoughtful! I thought that was pretty great that someone would go to that trouble. When we checked in, the host gave us a map and informed us of a great shortcut to use to get to downtown Galena. That was really helpful. The staff was amazing and wonderful. They were outstanding. I would HIGHLY recommend this resort. It offers fun things to do like paddle boats, trails, and bikes!! Of course golf as well. We are already planning our next trip to Eagle Ridge. The shops downtown were all very cute and fun too. GO TO EAGLE RIDGE!! You will NOT regret it!!!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: 444 Eagle Ridge Dr, Galena, IL 61036-7805
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Galena
#4 Family Hotel in Galena
#5 Romantic Hotel in Galena
Price Range: $201 - $344 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 312
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located 150 miles west of Chicago in the heart of The Galena Territory, a 6,800 acre recreational, residential and resort community nestled amid the rolling hills of northwestern Galena, Illinois. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is a full-spectrum resort and showcases superior golf with 63 holes on four acclaimed courses which include the North Course; the South Course; the East Course (9-holes); and the resort’s crowning achievement, The General, with over 250 feet of elevation changes throughout the 18 holes. Lodging accommodations at Eagle Ridge are delightfully unique with 80 quaint Inn rooms and over 250 villas and distinctive homes to choose from throughout the property. For the resort’s corporate clients Eagle Ridge boasts 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, in addition to beautiful conference homes for small, elegant meetings. The entire facility is also the perfect venue for banquets, weddings and theme parties. Eagle Ridge offers three distinctive restaurants that include award-winning Woodlands Restaurant, along with Spikes Bar & Grill and Paisanos. Other amenities include the tranquil Stonedrift Spa, providing ten treatment rooms for a complete sensory experience, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a beautiful indoor/outdoor pool, sauna and steam room. The property is the perfect backdrop to an incredible selection of outdoor activities including miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as tennis, hot air balloon rides, boating and fishing on the picturesque 225-acre Lake Galena. ... more   less 
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