John Rung, President and CEO
For weekend getaways, my family enjoys an excursion to Galena. Personally, it’s my favorite spot in the Midwest. There is something about the terrain that relaxes me. Although it’s only about a two-hour drive from home, it feels (to me anyway) like an entirely different region. The hills and scenic views are spectacular and not something you come across in the Chicago suburbs.
The place just oozes with history, and there are plenty of things to do. In addition to the historic landmarks, there are numerous dining and shopping options, several waterways and terrific golf courses.
We’ve stayed at a variety of places in and around Galena, and never had a bad experience. Our favorite option is renting a home at Eagle Ridge Resort. Downtown is a bit of a hike from Eagle Ridge, but the amenities around the resort make up for the distance. Just about every time we go, I pick up some information on available real estate. Maybe someday …