Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
444 Eagle Ridge Drive, Box 777
Galena, IL 61036
800.892.2269 or 815.777.5000
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located in the 6,800-acre Galena Territory in northwest Illinois.
Land acquisition for what is now Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa began in 1970. Ground was broken for the first Information Center/Real Estate office on April 1, 1973, at what is now the site of The General Clubhouse. The Shenandoah Riding Center was built in January 1974.
Construction of Lake Galena began in the spring of 1974. The lake is 220 surface acres, with an average depth of 25 feet and a maximum depth of 55 feet. It was expected to take 18 months to fill the lake, but it took just seven weeks because of the unusual heavy snow during the winter of 1974-75. The Marina Club was built in the spring/summer of 1975 and was ready to use in spring of 1976.
Golf first became part of the Eagle Ridge story with the construction of the North Course. Original clearing began in October 1975. The course, designed by Roger Packard, was completed by the fall of 1976 and opened for play July 4, 1977. Construction of the South Course began in the fall of 1982, with the grand opening August 4, 1984. Construction of the East Course began in the fall of 1989 and the grand opening took place July 1, 1991. Construction of The General began in late spring of 1994, with the grand opening on Memorial Day weekend in 1997. Construction began October 19, 1977, on the Eagle Ridge Inn and was completed in June of 1981.
The original Inn consisted of 31 rooms, with an additional 36 rooms being added several years later. On January 8, 1992, a fire destroyed the main lodge and small conference center. Starting in the spring of 1992, construction began on a new main lodge and conference center, enlarging the original floor plan by 20,000 square feet and adding 13 rooms - bringing the resort's total hotel rooms to 80. The main lodge was completed in late August 1992, with the overall completion of the conference center in the late fall. The first event in the Grand Ballroom was held exactly one year from the fire.
Main Lodge & Courtyard
At the heart of Eagle Ridge is a charming 80 room Inn where you'll find beautifully appointed rooms and suites, featuring lake or woodland views, and many with walk-out patios. Decorated in warm earth tones with timeless furnishings, they feature Simmons Beautyrest® HealthSmart pillow-top mattresses, upgraded audiovisual equipment, and wireless high-speed internet access. Some rooms have oversized bath tubs with jets and/or fireplaces.
More than 300 privately owned villas, condominiums and executive homes, with one-to-eight bedrooms, are available for rent to resort guests. These luxury residences feature wood-burning fireplaces and fully equipped kitchens, depending on the unit selected, and many are large enough for small meetings.
AMENITIES & ACTIVITIES
Hiking & Biking
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is surrounded by over 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. Both wilderness and paved trails wind through the 6,800 acre Galena Territory. Bike rentals are included with the resort amenity fee.
Boating & Fishing
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located on the banks of Lake Galena, a pristine 225-acre man-made lake. You can take a leisurely cruise on one of the resort's pontoon boats, paddleboats or canoes. An eight passenger pontoon boat can be reserved for $50 per 50 minutes. Paddleboats and canoes are included in with the resort amenity fee.
The lake is stocked with game fish which includes tiger muskie, crappie, largemouth and smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish and bluegill. Sport fishing licenses are required.
Located in the Main Lodge, the state-of-the-art fitness center is complete with Lifecycles, treadmills, rowing machines, Stairmasters, elliptical trainers, free weights and more.
The resort features four golf courses, offering a total of 63 holes, at four separate facilities. Each course—North, South, East and The General—plays out of its own clubhouse, complete with pro shop, restaurant or snack bar.
The Shenandoah Riding Center is open daily for hourly, guided rides on more than 40 miles of groomed, scenic trails.
Hot Air Balloon Rides
Hot air balloon rides provide a tranquil escape and a new perspective. Flights are offered daily at dawn and dusk directly from Eagle Ridge.
Swim year-round in the resort's heated, indoor pool (with retractable roof) located at the Main Lodge. The pool facility also includes a sauna and steam room, as well as locker rooms. A seasonal outdoor swimming pool is also available on the property, along with private outdoor pools that are available through a selected inventory of villa and distinctive home rentals.
Four hard courts are located near the Main Lodge and are available to resort guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each winter, the Clubhouse at the South Golf Course is transformed into the Nordic Ski and Winter Sports Center. Discover more than 60 kilometers of groomed cross-country ski trails winding through some of The Galena Territory's most scenic terrain. A sledding hill and skating pond are located near the center, and skiing, sledding and skating equipment is complimentary to guests on site.
Stonedrift, a 6,000-square-foot spa offering a comprehensive menu of facilities and services, opened in May 2004. Located in the Main Lodge, the spa offers 10 treatment rooms, three facial rooms, wet rooms with Vichy and Tsunami showers, a lounge, a nail suite for manicures and pedicures, locker rooms and a retail boutique.
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa operates nine dining venues where guests can enjoy everything from snacks and deli sandwiches to prime aged steaks, chops and seafood. In-room service is also available from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Woodlands Restaurant & Lounge
Located in the Main Lodge and open all year, Woodlands offers fine dining with a magnificent view of Lake Galena. Seafood, steaks, pasta and more are complemented by an extensive wine list, as well as a fully stocked bar in the lounge. Sunday's signature lavish champagne brunch is incomparable anywhere in the tri-state area.
Spikes Bar & Grill
Open seasonally for lunch and dinner in the clubhouse at The General, Spikes is the perfect setting for a casual meal or an evening out. Anything from soups, sandwiches and salads on the lunch menu to steaks and nightly specials is enhanced by the view from one of the most scenic points on the property.
Located in the lobby of the Main Lodge, Paisanos offers pizza, Italian deli sandwiches and baked dishes, as well as ice cream and sorbets year-round.
The Eagle Ridge Coffee Shop
Also located in the lobby of the Main Lodge, the Eagle Ridge Coffee Shop proudly brews Starbucks coffee daily.
North, East & South Golf Clubhouses
A variety of light meals and snacks, along with beverages and full bar service, is available at the North, East and South golf courses. Facilities are open seasonally.
The General Store Bakery & Deli
The General Store has everything from staples to gourmet food items, including fresh produce, prepared salads, deli items, wine and other beverages. Movies, gasoline, cigarettes and newspapers are also available.
Adjacent to the tennis courts, this area is perfect for children of all ages. Climbing challenges, slides and more are open to guests from dawn to dusk daily.
Kids & Family
Creative, fun filled programming for the whole family is offered throughout the year. From arts and crafts to sports and recreation, there is something on the recreation agenda for everyone.
MEETING & CONVENTION FACILITIES
For meetings and banquets, the resort has more than 15,000 square feet of space, including six executive boardrooms. Groups of 10 to 350 can be accommodated in one or more of 14 meeting rooms. The resort's staff of conference sales and service professionals attends to every detail and requirement of each group, regardless of the size of the event.