Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa Turns Up the Heat On Summer Getaway Packages with Hot Rates on Hot Dates

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“Vacations are your best chance in the year to get in some real living, to get out of the job-as-life box, off automatic pilot, and rediscover your passions, enthusiasms, friends, family, and the vitality of partaking in the world outside career brainlock. Social scientists have found that leisure experiences increase positive mood, act as a buffer against life's setbacks, and open the door to the best times of our lives.” John De Graaf, Take Back Your Time

Just when you thought the summer couldn’t get any hotter, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has turned up their vacation thermostat even more with selected value pricing for their summer vacation packages. With the consumer well in mind, and the need to provide the ultimate getaway destination, this award-winning resort has recently designed a resort experience with value the whole family can enjoy with “hot rates on hot dates” that will make your getaway even more enjoyable because it’s even more affordable.

Since the resort is best know for their four championship golf courses, the avid golfer will find the promotion of the resort’s off season rates particularly attractive on any of their golf packages on specific peak season dates such as June 27 – 30 and July 15 - 23.

•The Eagle Package - One of the resort's most popular packages and the ultimate experience for the serious golf enthusiast (available Sunday through Thursday), this weekday package gives the avid golfer a more personalized experience in a less competitive time frame. If you love golf, the Eagle Golf Package is a great way to get the perfect all-around golf and lodging experience. The package includes accommodations for two days, one night in an Inn room, two rounds of golf (18-holes, with golf cart included), $25 per round of golf on the East Course, complimentary range balls and a hearty breakfast at the Woodlands Restaurant. Additional golf rounds may be booked on the day of play. Value season rates start at $139 per person (normally $179 per person) and can be booked by calling 800-892-2269.

•World Class Golf Package - It’s just what the name suggests and more: World Class Golf. Experience this premier golf resort like a professional golfer when you play three rounds of golf on these four championship golf courses. This package includes accommodations for three days, two nights in an Inn room, three rounds of golf (18-holes, with golf cart included), $25 per round of golf on the East Course, complimentary range balls and two hearty breakfasts at the Woodlands Restaurant. Additional golf rounds may be booked on the day of play. Value season rates start for week days at $279 per person (normally $469 per person) and can be booked by calling 800-892-2269.

•The Double Bogey – Experience 63-holes of golf without even leaving the beauty of this 6,800 acre pristine resort. Whether it’s the North, South, East or the resort’s crowning achievement, The General, you can’t make a bad decision on which courses to play. This package includes accommodations for three days, two nights in an Inn room, two rounds of golf (18-holes, with golf cart included), $25 per round of golf on the East Course, complimentary range balls and two hearty breakfasts at the Woodlands Restaurant. Additional golf rounds may be booked on the day of play. Value season rates start for weekdays at $259 per person (normally $419 per person) and can be booked by calling 800-892-2269.

And if those golf packages aren’t hot enough, the resort’s beautiful Stonedrift Spa is also offering off season rates on specific peak season dates such as June 27 – 30, July 8-10 and July 15-23. This is undoubtedly an excellent time to book that spa, girlfriends or romantic getaway. Choose from two spa packages:

•The Spa Getaway – This two day, one night package provides a quick break with all the therapeutic benefits of a long vacation. So if you’re looking for a quick getaway with your girlfriends to catch up on each other's lives, a romantic interlude to share a great meal or two together or just to spend some concentrated time for some rest and relaxation, this package is the perfect one night stay. The package includes overnight accommodations, choice of any 50 minute signature spa treatment, 10% off any additional spa service, one breakfast in the Woodlands Restaurant and even a 30% discount on any golf round booked in advance. Value season rates start on week days at $169 per person (normally $209 per person) and can be booked by calling 800-892-2269.

•The Ultimate Spa Getaway – It is exactly as the name suggests. Three days and two nights of an ultimate spa-resort experience. Whether you're coming with friends, just the girlfriends or with your significant other for some total time away, this package is all about that. The whole experience starts with us doing all the planning for you, making it a stress free getaway from the very get-go. Once you get to the resort the package takes care of most of your spa, lodging, dining and golf components with discounts built right into the package! This two night package sets the tone from the start with our quaint villa accommodations that makes your stay almost as comfortable as your own home and with all the resort amentias to go with it. The package includes accommodations for three days, two nights, choice of any 50 minute signature spa treatment, 25% off any additional spa service, a large family size pizza and soft drink from Paisanos OR a bottle of our Eagle Ridge house wine, a $75 dining credit per unit (not per person) and even a 30% discount on any golf round booked in advance. Value season rates start on week days at $250 per person (normally $295 per person) and can be booked by calling 800-892-2269.

Vacations are also about quality family time and with the resort’s Extended Stay Promotion for the summer of 2011, the longer you stay, the more you save. One of the most unique things about Eagle Ridge is the resort’s variety of lodging options that lend itself perfect for families, reunions, or friends that want to getaway by staying in one of the many 1-5 bedroom distinctive homes or villas throughout the resort’s 6,800 acres. It is one of the most unique lodging experiences you’ll encounter – hands down.

•Book a stay of four nights in one of the resort’s 1-5 bedroom distinctive rental homes or villas and get 20% off.

•Book five nights or longer and get 30% off.

For more information on these “hot rates on hot dates” and other vacation and getaway packages go to http://www.eagleridge.com or call the resort’s reservations department at 800-892-2269. All packages and offers are subject to availability and certain restrictions may apply.

About Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa
Located on 6,800 acres amid the rolling hills of northwestern Illinois, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena, Illinois, is a full-spectrum resort complex located 150 miles west of Chicago. The property showcases superior golf with 63 holes on four acclaimed courses which include the North Course; the South Course; the East Course (9-holes); and the resort’s crowning achievement, The General, an 18-hole, par 72 course with over 250 feet of elevation changes throughout.

Lodging accommodations at Eagle Ridge are delightfully unique with 80 quaint Inn rooms and over 250 villas and distinctive homes to choose from throughout the property. For the resort’s corporate clients Eagle Ridge boasts 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, in addition to beautiful conference homes for small, elegant meetings. The entire facility is also the perfect venue for banquets, weddings and theme parties. Eagle Ridge offers three distinctive restaurants that include award-winning Woodlands Restaurant, along with Spikes Bar & Grill and Paisanos. Other amenities include the tranquil Stonedrift Spa, providing ten treatment rooms for a complete sensory experience, and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a beautiful indoor/outdoor pool, sauna and steam room.

The resort lays claim to numerous industry awards and recognition:

  • In 2010, Golf Magazine listed The General as the #4 “Best in Illinois” course to play alongside the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” ranking.
  • In 2000, 2008 and 2010, Golf Magazine listed The General among the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play” in the magazine’s ranking.
  • For three straight years Golfweek named The General one of the best resort courses in the annual Golfweek’s Best Resort Courses listing in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • In 2009, Golf Digest named The General one of the best golf courses in the state of Illinois for The World’s Greatest Golf rankings, 2009‐2010. The General was named #24 in the state of Illinois. The rankings were put out as a supplement to the May 2009 issue of Golf Digest.
  • In 2009, Golfweek named The General second in the state of Illinois for Golfweek’s Best Courses You Can Play listing, published July 2009.
  • In 2011, Successful Meetings honored Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa with the “Pinnacle Award” as voted by readers in the Hotels & Resorts category.
  • In 2009, Zagat ranked Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa’s The General, North and South courses in the 2009 America’s Top Golf Courses, sixth edition as ranked and reviewed by players.

The property is the perfect backdrop to an incredible selection of outdoor activities including miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as tennis, hot air balloon rides, boating and fishing on the picturesque 220-acre Lake Galena. For reservations or additional information, call (800) 892-2269 or visit http://www.eagleridge.com.

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