For Guests

Welcome to The Territory
On behalf of The Galena Territory, welcome!
We’re glad you’re here.

Fall and winter are beautiful and adventurous in the sprawling 6,800 acres of The Galena Territory. The gorgeous weather gives golfers plenty of time to fit in a few rounds on one of four championship courses at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in the natural beauty of The Galena Territory. Courses are open through October and longer, as long as the weather holds.

As the weather turns cooler, you’ll find a variety of activities to experience with family and friends.

• One of the Midwest’s largest Thanksgiving Feasts in the Eagle Ridge Ballroom is an annual tradition for hundreds of families. Crafts and family activities continue all week, and even Santa makes a special appearance!

• The annual Holiday Market is sponsored each year by the Territory Farmers Market. Vendors from the tri-state area bring gift items, baked goods, jewelry, crafts and more. The event is Saturday, Dec. 7 in The Galena Territory Association Owners’ Club Social Hall.

• Families and friends can start the Christmas season in Galena on Nov. 30 by participating in the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and a visit from Santa. The Night of the Luminaria, Dec. 14, is a magical night of more than 5,000 candlelit luminaries on streets, steps, and sidewalks of Galena. More fun and festivities are planned for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
• Winter fun continues with the Eagle Ridge Winter Carnival Feb. 15-18, featuring bonfires, hot-air balloon glows, free pony and sleigh rides and of course, ice turkey bowling tournaments. The Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge features ice skating, cross country skiing, sledding, snowshoeing and more.

The Shenandoah Riding Center offers horseback riding all year long.

And The Galena Territory is just 15 minutes from Chestnut Mountain Resort, one of Illinois’ top downhill ski and snowboarding areas.

There’s no better way to enjoy all that nature has to offer than fall and winter in The Galena Territory. We look forward to enjoying it with you!