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Country Charm with Plenty of Room to Entertain a Crowd

Bedrooms 8
Half Baths1
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Perfect home for family reunions, corporate retreats or golf outings for a crew.

Custom built home by Woodland Homes, Inc. Galena's premier builder. 8 bedroom 9 bath home in the heart of the Galena Territory.

Molly Kreiss
Member since: 2011
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Molly Kreiss

I am a 5th generation Galenian and have lived in this beautiful area my entire life.

Molly Kreiss purchased this lodge in 1998

Why Molly Kreiss chose The Galena Territory

My home is custom built as a rental property. It offers up great entertaining spaces and plenty of room for overnight guests.

What makes this lodge unique

Each bedroom has it's own ensuite bath and fabulous entertaining spaces with seated dining for 16.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in The Galena Territory, Illinois

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 7 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 9 - toilet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 8 - toilet , shower
  • 8 full baths with an additional 1/2 bath off of the great room.
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 king
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 7 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms offer ensuite bathrooms. Master suite on the main floor, 3 bedrooms up and 4 on the walkout lower level.
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Country Charm with Plenty of Room to Entertain a Crowd
average rating of 4.5 based on 8 reviews

A lot of space and rooms

  • 3 of 5

Beautiful home located far away from it all. There is almost zero cellular service and the internet was out most of the time while we were there. The owner was incredibly responsive and helpful but unfortunately that didn't fix the situation. Also, the hot tub water has a sewage type smell and only goes us to 94 degrees regardless of what temperature it is set on.

This place is very difficult to get to and not close to any town or city.

All in all if you're hosting a big party or need a lot space that is secluded then this is a good property complete with pool table and Foosball table

  • Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was perfect for our family of 14 to get together.

  • 5 of 5

The house had 8 bedrooms and 8 1/2 baths which provided privacy for everyone. The table, which seated 16 people comfortably, was very impressive. The kitchen was well-stocked with dishes, pots and pans and cooking utensils. Jon and Molly were very helpful and were willing to address any issue we may encounter (there was none). All of us enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, comfortable stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with our stay at this place. It was a great location, enjoyed the amenities of hot tub, fire pit, pool table, etc. A very comfortable place for our large family and lots of space to hang out and relax. Some of the furniture is worn but this was not issue for us. We will definitely be returning to this location for our future family gathering!

  • Submitted: 2-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being my guests! I strive to have everything on hand that anyone would need to enjoy a stay in the country. I'm sure that great memories have been made this past weekend that will warm hearts for years to come! Last year I replaced all of the kitchen appliances along with the 2 lower level bar refrigerators. We added tv's to all of the bedrooms and upgraded to larger hi def flat screen tv's in the main living room and the lower game room area. First priority this year is to welcome in new living room furnishings. Thank you for your observance, I'd love to have you back anytime.
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Great for large group....some advice below.....

  • 3 of 5

This is a nice property. Plenty of room for everyone. Booked for parents' 60th anniversary and it was a lovely weekend. Host generously provided towels, linens, amply appointed kitchen, etc. Surprised to see that garbage bags, paper towels, a couple rolls of toilet paper (in each of the 8 1/2 baths!), small shower toiletries, dish soap and dishwasher soap was also provided....just would have appreciated knowing that in advance so we could have avoided bringing all that!

Galena is beautiful and this home is set in a woodsy neighborhood. Thus there are bugs, as expected. The home is a bit dated and the furnishing are "tired" -- the chairs in the living room are worn to the point of being uncomfortable to sit it. However, the kitchen table that seats 16 is fantastic and the seating on the deck for 12 is great! There is a firepit (also not noted in the description) with a bit of firewood provided, but no chairs. The hot tub was a bonus.

One caution.....not terribly clean. We found the bathrooms tidy, but hair in the sink, shower drain and on the floor in a couple of the bathrooms upon arrival. Also, the tile floors and carpet were all quite dirty as well -- everyone wore shoes all weekend ! One toilet seat was cracked, another was missing a bolt so it slid out of place upon sitting.

For the price we paid, I would have expected this was a disappointment. But sure was great being all together in one place.

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: My deepest apologies that everything was not up to your expectations. Given the chance I would have been right over to remedy and take care of anything that needed attending. I update my furnishings annually. Thank you for letting me know that a few things need attention. I am a hands on property manager/owner on call at all times. I do not understand why a guest would wait until after leaving my home to post a negative response. I would have been there immediately to address any oversight or need.
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Endless Possibilities With The Size Of This Home- You Won't Want to Leave

  • 5 of 5

Didn't have room to finish my review.

We are hoping to make this the Birthday Getaway Spot for mom each year.

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Endless Possibilities With the Size of This Home-You Won't Want To Leave

  • 5 of 5

My family loves the Galena Territory and visits quite many things to do. For 3 years we had been trying to rent this property for our mom's annual birthday getaway. Molly made it happen for us this year...thank you, Molly for all of your help. Usually when we come we are always out and about but this year was different....we found ourselves just wanting to enjoy this home. It is absolutely gorgeous...the pics don't do it justice. When we arrived, we were in awe of the wrapping veranda...each room had its own private deck or patio. There was one huge deck, beautifully furnished with seating for of my sisters and I are early risers and we so enjoyed having our morning coffee and tea out on this deck each morning just talking and taking in the view of the forest with chipmunks scurrying about and such an array of birds singing praises to God.

When we entered the house, there were joyful gasps, ooo's and aww's. The entry way is so enviting with it's soaring two-story brick backdrop fireplace, a winding staircase to the upper level loft and bedrooms. The floorplan on the main level is nice and airy with a 16 seater dining area and great room area all open to the beautiful kitchen with its granite counter tops and an island that seats 4. We enjoyed the times that we cooked in this gourmet kitchen, which had everything you could possibly need. There was plenty of room for the presentations that were done for mom after the birthday dinner, which consisted of praise dancing, singing, dramatic monologues and such. The natural lighting reflecting upon all of the wood on the main level is breathtaking.

All of the bedrooms (ensuites) and I do mean all are beautifully appointed without being overwhelming. The pillow top mattresses were soooo comfortable, ensuring one a good night's sleep. Mom's room had a jacuzzi bath that opened to the veranda facing the forest...again breathtaking.

On the lower level, there is a game room, which the teens and adults as well really enjoyed. And there were two smaller fridges that could hold beverages and small snacks so there wasn't a need to travel up and down. I'm not forgetting that there are flat screens in each bedroom as well as the game room. There is so much more to this beautiful home that I could tell you about, but you will just have to see and experience for yourself. I forgot to tell you about the hot tub and.... Thank you Molly and're beautiful!

  • Submitted: 9-Aug-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

My home is located in the scenic Galena Territories


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in The Galena Territory, Illinois

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Weekend Rate
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$186.83

$145 cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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