FAQ

When is the peak of fall color in Jo Daviess County?
Regarding the peak of fall colors, many factors determine their intensity and timing, such as the amount of precipitation and temperatures. Generally, a hard frost precedes the peak of fall colors. While we cannot predict the precise peak, if you contact us shortly before your visit we would be happy to give you an idea of how the colors are developing.

Are there any scenic motorcycle rides in Jo Daviess County?
Jo Daviess County is a beautiful place to take a motorcycle ride. Please be aware that many of the township roads have no shoulders or guardrails and some have gravel surfaces. Here are a couple of suggested routes along hard-surfaced roads:

1. Start on Stagecoach Trail in Galena and travel east to the Elizabeth-Scales Mound Road. Turn left (east) on Highway 20; then turn right (south) on Locust Street in Elizabeth, go two blocks and then turn right on to Pleasant Hill Road. Turn right (west) on Hanover Road and then head south on Highway 78 in Hanover towards Savanna. In Savanna, take Highway 84 north through Hanover and back to Highway 20. Turn left onto Highway 20 and head west to Galena.
2. Start on Stagecoach Trail in Galena and travel east towards Apple River. Just west of Apple River, take right (south) on Scout Camp Rd. to Woodbine. Turn left (east) on Highway 20 towards Stockton. In Stockton, turn right (south) on Highway 78 to Mt. Carroll. In Mt. Carroll, turn right on Highway 64/52 (west) to Savanna. In Savanna, take Highway 84 north through Hanover. In Hanover, turn left onto Blackjack Road and follow Blackjack Road back to Highway 20 into Galena..

When is the big craft fair in Galena?
The annual Galena Country Fair is held in Grant Park on the weekend before the Columbus Day holiday. In 2014, the fair will be held Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 11-12, in 2015 it will be held on Oct. 10-11 and in 2016 it will be held on Oct. 8-9. The fair attracts more than ten thousand visitors and lodging reservations should be made well in advance. For more information, please visit www.galenacountryfair.com.

Where can I rent a wheelchair?
Hartig Drug Store located at 11002 Bartell Blvd., about two miles west of downtown Galena, has two wheelchairs for rent. There is a $100 fully-refundable deposit and a $15 per day rental fee. You can reserve a wheelchair for use during your visit by calling Hartig’s at 815.777.2700.

Where can I stay with my pet?
The following lodging properties accept pets:
HOTELS, RESORTS & MOTELS
Best Western Designer Inn & Suites, 815-777-2577
Chestnut Mountain Resort, 800-397-1320
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Stockton, 815-947-6060
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 800-892-2269
Grant Hills Motel, 877-421-0924
Marcotte’s Family Motel, 815-858-2217
Stoney Creek Inn, 800-659-2220
Timmerman’s Hotel & Resort, 815-747-3181

B&Bs
Aaron’s Cottages & Cabins at the Goldmoor, 815-777-3925
Allen’s Log Cabin Guest House, 815-777-4777
Cloran Mansion & Antonio’s Cottage, 866-234-0583
Galena Log Cabin Getaway, 815-777-4200
Goldmoor Inn, 815-777-3925
LeFevre Inn & Resort, 800-619-9500
Oscar Swan Country Inn, 815-541-0653
Peaceful Pines, 815-745-2536
Tierra Linda, 815-777-1234

VACATION RENTAL HOMES
A+ Reservations by Dixie, 888-801-3111
The Birds Nest, 847-516-3402
Cogan’s Valley Ridge, 773-866-1344
Country View Home, 815-546-5581
Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, 800-892-2269
Galena Rentals, 773-631-5253
Rocky Waters Vineyard/Winery, Inc., 815-591-9706
Rosebud Rentals, Inc., 877-858-2601

Where can I get visitor information once I get there?
Additional area offerings and visitor information may be found at the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau by calling 877.464.2536. While in town, visit the CVB’s Old Train Depot Visitor Information Center at 101 Bouthillier St. (corner of Park Avenue) for on-site assistance and countywide information.


 

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