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Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Galena
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I have stayed here three times. Twice for business and one for leisure. The main lodge is next to Lake Galena and is worth staying if your balcony faces the lake. Otherwise, you can stay in one of their villas. They are kind of isolated and surrounded by trees. The resort itself attracts many golfers... Galena is a small town with a charming downtown. It is worth exploring Main Street and its businesses but do it early as most of them close by 5:00pm. Ulysses S. Grant (US president) home is nearby. Quick access to Iowa and Wisconsin if you feel like driving around. Enjoy the hilly landscape.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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CSeagleridge, Director of Sales at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Bricton Hotel Group and Brickstone Management Company that has recently taken over the management of Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa as of June 2013.
Brickstone is the combination of Bricton Hotel Group and Touchstone Golf. If you like what we have done in the past you will absolutely love what we have been doing for the Past year at the resort. We are just completing the first phase of a multi-phase property improvement plan. We have spent this past year working on all of our golf courses getting them back to its original playing conditions included getting the average round of golf back to 4 hours which we have successfully done. The Inn and has a new look and we re-branded Spikes to Woodstone Restaurant which specializes in wood fired entrees and appetizers including our signature thin crust pizza.
Please Like Us On Facebook! We are constantly putting updates on what is happening at the resort, special contests that you can take advantage of and much much more. Also visit the Eagle Ridge site for updates and special activities we are promoting.
Thank you for visiting with us and please come back soon to see all the great changes at the resort.
Sincerely
Colin Sanderson
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in a King Courtyard overlooking the lake. Came for a conference one year and continue to return annually. This resort has it all. Private balconies with views of the lake. Walking trails with scenic overlooks. You must visit the stone drift spa. Staff are friendly and the services are great! Eagle Ridge is a great getaway for families, couples or just traveling with friends. Close to the shops in downtown Galena!

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Cemmo1
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Ikhlas A, General Manager at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2013

Thank you providing a review of your stay at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. We are delighted that you were pleased with the services and amenities that we offer to getaway, business and group travelers. I will be sure to share your review with our staff. We look forward to your return visit soon. In the meantime, if I can be of any assistance in helping plan your next getaway, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

A full-service spa, gorgeous lakefront vistas, friendly staff, and lots of activities! This resort is located on Lake Galena near Galena, IL. This part of Illinois is known as the driftless area because the area was not covered by glaciers during the Wisconsin Glaciation. Instead of flat land, there are rolling hills and bluffs. The resort offers tons of amenities including water recreation and golfing.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Thank Jeffrey F
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CSeagleridge, Director of Sales at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to Bricton Hotel Group and Brickstone Management Company that has recently taken over the management of Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa as of June 2013.

Brickstone is the combination of Bricton Hotel Group and Touchstone Golf. If you like what we have done in the past you will absolutely love what we have been doing for the Past year at the resort. We are just completing the first phase of a multi-phase property improvement plan. We have spent this past year working on all of our golf courses getting them back to its original playing conditions included getting the average round of golf back to 4 hours which we have successfully done. The Inn and has a new look and we re-branded Spikes to Woodstone Restaurant which specializes in wood fired entrees and appetizers including our signature thin crust pizza.

Please Like Us On Facebook! We are constantly putting updates on what is happening at the resort, special contests that you can take advantage of and much much more. Also visit the Eagle Ridge site for updates and special activities we are promoting.

Thank you for visiting with us and please come back soon to see all the great changes at the resort.

Sincerely

Colin Sanderson
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

My Husband and I went this past weekend for our anniversary. We loved the view and woodlands restaurant!! However was a little disappointed in the spa seating for my pedicure. A crappy pedicure and crappy seating. My husband enjoyed his massage. We loved the jetted tub they offered, however both days I woke up feeling as though I had slept on a rock!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank heather c
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CSeagleridge, Director of Sales at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Bricton Hotel Group and Brickstone Management. We have taken over management of Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa as of June of 2013.

Brickstone is a joint partnership between the Bricton Hotel Group and Touchstone Golf. Both companies have built great reputations in managing golf courses and resorts national. We are extremely excited we have this opportunity to rebuild Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa’s reputation as the premier destination to a play, meet and relax in the Midwest.

If you like what Eagle Ridge has done in the past then you will love what we have done this year and our plans for the future. As of August 2014, we are completing the first phase of a multi-phase property improvement plan. We spent the first year working on improving all 63 holes of our golf courses back into pristine condition. Based on the reviews in the past year we have met and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Playing time is back to the 4 to 4 ½ hours on all our courses. "Eagle Ridge has done a masterful job at restoring the original 'playability' of all the resort's courses. Sight lines have been improved, and grass and scrub areas have been cut back to reduce the penalty on shots that go awry. These renovations are most apparent on The General, widely regarded as one of the top courses in Illinois. Spectacular vistas are combined with generous landing areas and forgiving greens, making The General one of the top resort courses in the nation." Dr. Kiel Christianson, Senior Writer & Equipment Editor, Golfnow.com - The Golf Channel.
The main entrance and the Inn lobby have been completely renovated as well as all of our meeting and banquet space. To top it all off, we have just been accredited as an IACC Conference Center. We have many more plans to continue to improve the property in it physical appearance as well as our guest service and amenities.

Please Like Us On Facebook! We update Facebook on a daily basis with news, new activities and specials that you can take advantage of and of course contests that are a lot of fun to participate in. Also when you get a change take a look at the Eagle Ridge site as well!

Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will come back soon!

Colin Sanderson
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were just there for a wedding. The area is beautiful, right on the Galena Lake. Our room was spacious with 2 queen beds, very, very comfortable beds and great pillows. It's so quiet you can hear the birds chirp. We had the Sunday Buffet and it was 5 Star.They had 3 meats, prime rib-lamb and a roast goose to choose from. The staff are all very helpful and friendly. We hightly recommend it. We were told however that the summer and the fall months are awful, really packed with people. Since we didn't encounter anything like this I can't comment on it. We loved the place. Yesterday, Sunday they launched their hotair balloon, which we got to see...WOW!!!

Also to comment on the wedding. It was a lovely place for the wedding, also with a view of the lake. And the food was excellent, not your ordinary wedding cuisine, filets and a really outstanding fish dish all served on the same plate. Highly recommend trying this.

Room Tip: We had a courtyard room that was very qwuiet. Had a small balcony. But it is open to the elements. I...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Donna D
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CSeagleridge, Director of Sales at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Bricton Hotel Group and Brickstone Management. We have taken over management of Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa as of June of 2013.

Brickstone is a joint partnership between the Bricton Hotel Group and Touchstone Golf. Both companies have built great reputations in managing golf courses and resorts national. We are extremely excited we have this opportunity to rebuild Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa’s reputation as the premier destination to a play, meet and relax in the Midwest.

If you like what Eagle Ridge has done in the past then you will love what we have done this year and our plans for the future. As of August 2014, we are completing the first phase of a multi-phase property improvement plan. We spent the first year working on improving all 63 holes of our golf courses back into pristine condition. Based on the reviews in the past year we have met and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Playing time is back to the 4 to 4 ½ hours on all our courses. "Eagle Ridge has done a masterful job at restoring the original 'playability' of all the resort's courses. Sight lines have been improved, and grass and scrub areas have been cut back to reduce the penalty on shots that go awry. These renovations are most apparent on The General, widely regarded as one of the top courses in Illinois. Spectacular vistas are combined with generous landing areas and forgiving greens, making The General one of the top resort courses in the nation." Dr. Kiel Christianson, Senior Writer & Equipment Editor, Golfnow.com - The Golf Channel.
The main entrance and the Inn lobby have been completely renovated as well as all of our meeting and banquet space. To top it all off, we have just been accredited as an IACC Conference Center. We have many more plans to continue to improve the property in it physical appearance as well as our guest service and amenities.

Please Like Us On Facebook! We update Facebook on a daily basis with news, new activities and specials that you can take advantage of and of course contests that are a lot of fun to participate in. Also when you get a change take a look at the Eagle Ridge site as well!

Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will come back soon!

Colin Sanderson
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Reviewed April 5, 2013

I visited the resort in late March. The weather was great,the people were so kind,nice and very very helpful. Its an older resort but very clean and comforatable. I look forward to going back.I visited this resort for a solo getaway,my plan was to do lots of walking (which I was very happy with the trails and views) and to get a massage and relax. I was able to do all of that here. The spa experience was great little expensive but very nice,clean and friendly.I would recommended it highly and I do not golf.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Thank 550JoanL
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CSeagleridge, Director of Sales at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Bricton Hotel Group and Brickstone Management. We have taken over management of Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa as of June of 2013.

Brickstone is a joint partnership between the Bricton Hotel Group and Touchstone Golf. Both companies have built great reputations in managing golf courses and resorts national. We are extremely excited we have this opportunity to rebuild Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa’s reputation as the premier destination to a play, meet and relax in the Midwest.

If you like what Eagle Ridge has done in the past then you will love what we have done this year and our plans for the future. As of August 2014, we are completing the first phase of a multi-phase property improvement plan. We spent the first year working on improving all 63 holes of our golf courses back into pristine condition. Based on the reviews in the past year we have met and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Playing time is back to the 4 to 4 ½ hours on all our courses. "Eagle Ridge has done a masterful job at restoring the original 'playability' of all the resort's courses. Sight lines have been improved, and grass and scrub areas have been cut back to reduce the penalty on shots that go awry. These renovations are most apparent on The General, widely regarded as one of the top courses in Illinois. Spectacular vistas are combined with generous landing areas and forgiving greens, making The General one of the top resort courses in the nation." Dr. Kiel Christianson, Senior Writer & Equipment Editor, Golfnow.com - The Golf Channel.
The main entrance and the Inn lobby have been completely renovated as well as all of our meeting and banquet space. To top it all off, we have just been accredited as an IACC Conference Center. We have many more plans to continue to improve the property in it physical appearance as well as our guest service and amenities.

Please Like Us On Facebook! We update Facebook on a daily basis with news, new activities and specials that you can take advantage of and of course contests that are a lot of fun to participate in. Also when you get a change take a look at the Eagle Ridge site as well!

Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will come back soon!

Colin Sanderson
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

We went over our spring break week. The resort offers golf, indoor pool and dining. It was a smaller resort but great to relax and sit by the fire in the main lobby. Just a few miles from Downtown Galena, President Grant's home and Skiing. They offered a nice breakfast buffet and very personable staff in their bar.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Karsten R
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CSeagleridge, Director of Sales at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the Bricton Hotel Group and Brickstone Management. We have taken over management of Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa as of June of 2013.

Brickstone is a joint partnership between the Bricton Hotel Group and Touchstone Golf. Both companies have built great reputations in managing golf courses and resorts national. We are extremely excited we have this opportunity to rebuild Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa’s reputation as the premier destination to a play, meet and relax in the Midwest.

If you like what Eagle Ridge has done in the past then you will love what we have done this year and our plans for the future. As of August 2014, we are completing the first phase of a multi-phase property improvement plan. We spent the first year working on improving all 63 holes of our golf courses back into pristine condition. Based on the reviews in the past year we have met and exceeded everyone’s expectations. Playing time is back to the 4 to 4 ½ hours on all our courses. "Eagle Ridge has done a masterful job at restoring the original 'playability' of all the resort's courses. Sight lines have been improved, and grass and scrub areas have been cut back to reduce the penalty on shots that go awry. These renovations are most apparent on The General, widely regarded as one of the top courses in Illinois. Spectacular vistas are combined with generous landing areas and forgiving greens, making The General one of the top resort courses in the nation." Dr. Kiel Christianson, Senior Writer & Equipment Editor, Golfnow.com - The Golf Channel.
The main entrance and the Inn lobby have been completely renovated as well as all of our meeting and banquet space. To top it all off, we have just been accredited as an IACC Conference Center. We have many more plans to continue to improve the property in it physical appearance as well as our guest service and amenities.

Please Like Us On Facebook! We update Facebook on a daily basis with news, new activities and specials that you can take advantage of and of course contests that are a lot of fun to participate in. Also when you get a change take a look at the Eagle Ridge site as well!

Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will come back soon!

Colin Sanderson
Director of Sales and Marketing

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Additional Information about Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

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: $183 - $256 (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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