About Galena

Galena is a top destination in Illinois and the Midwest. Our rolling hills, history, 19th century architecture and opportunities for year round outdoor recreation attract nearly a million visitors a year. More than 85 percent of the town is on the National Register of Historic Places.

You can golf, ski, kayak, paddleboard on the Galena river, check out the many art galleries and studios, eat and at gourmet restaurants, breweries, bars, enjoy live entertainment take a Segway tour at Chestnut Mountain, or a hot air balloon ride operated by Galena On The Fly. Galena and Jo Daviess County also boast four wineries with award-winning vintages. 

Honorable Mentions:

2014 - Best of the Best: Midwest Weekend Trip – Courier Communications 

2015 - Best Places to Retire – TopRetirement.com 

2016 - Best Shopping Main Street Experience in America – Shop On Main 2017- Prettiest Town in Illinois – MSN.com Travel

All of our Galena Territory vacation rentals come with Owners Club Access.

The Galena Territory is a semi-private, 6,800-acre private recreational and residential lake community located six miles outside the historic city of Galena in Northwest Illinois.

For the benefit of our property owners, and rental guests, The Galena Territory Association, Inc. (GTA) has set aside 1,900 acres of protected recreational land, providing facilities and amenities that include hiking trails, Lake Galena, a marina complex, an equestrian center and a clubhouse complex.

Together, The Galena Territory and Eagle Ridge offer elegant accommodations, excellent food, tennis, horseback riding, swimming pools, boating, and fishing on 225-acre Lake Galena, and hiking and biking through over 31 miles of wooded trails. 

About Tranquil Trails Vacation Rental Homes  

We specialize in vacation home management in the Galena IL area and are proud to be recognized for our well maintained homes and excellent customer care. Our renters and partners have given positive feedback about us and here's our badges of honor: 

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