Roadtrippin: Eagle Ridge Resort in Galena, IL
This past weekend, I took a road trip to Galena, IL to stay at Eagle Ridge Resort. The drive was less than 3 hours from Chicago, so I considered it a mini-vacation, a quick getaway for me and the boychild. This was our first time visiting Galena and I can’t wait to go back. Slower than the fast pace I’ve become accustomed to here in Chicago, Galena is the place to go to when you just want to get away. The drive down was so peaceful, the scenic route was amazing, perfect for those who love nature. On the drive over, I remember thinking, if you ever wanted to know that God is real just drive to Galena. The rolling hills, the cows, the cliffs, everything was just so beautiful. I really could’ve spent a few more days in Galena, I know when the snow falls it’s going to be even more beautiful.
While in Galena, we got a chance to stay at a 2-Bedroom house at Eagle Ridge Resort. We had our own little house in the hills and I loved it! We got up every morning, cooked breakfast and headed off to explore all the activities that Eagle Ridge had to offer. I’ll tell you more about what we did this week on Swa-Rai.com. The best part was going out on to the back porch, and seeing turkeys in the woods. It truly was our time to be one with nature. And to be honest, I’m not really a nature girl, but in Galena, I felt at peace. If nature doesn’t get you the staff and people of Galena will, they were nothing short of amazing! They were so nice and helpful, I immediately felt at home. Who knew a self-proclaimed city-girl like myself could be changed. I think the boychild was in love with Eagle Ridge even more than me, he didn’t want to leave. It made my heart happy seeing him run around the house and outside just having a ball, not having a care in the world. Somehow Eagle Ridge managed to steal a piece of my heart, as I type this I wish I was still there.
It was also fun to get out and explore the City of Galena as well. If you love shopping, Galena has a wide-assortment of little shops for you to explore. While you are in downtown Galena, stop by one of the restaurants and enjoy a meal. Galena is perfect if you are looking to spend some time with the kids or looking to spend some time with that special someone, you are bound to have a ball in Galena. If you do plan on making a visit, you must rent a house from Eagle Ridge Resort and don’t forget to tell them I sent you!
Disclosure: I was provided with a 2 night stay, however all opinions are 100% my own.