Warm your heart and body at this Nordic winter paradise.
The annual Winter Carnival at Eagle Ridge’s Nordic Resort & Spa is returning in February offering a wonderful winter break from the hustle and bustle of Chicago.
Perfect for families and friends, the carnival features Swedish torches, ice carving stations, all-day bonfires, and much, much more. Surrounded by the stunning natural landscapes of Galena, the Nordic escape provides the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in nature while enjoying an array of exhilarating activities.
By day you can be sledding, skiing, skating, or ice fishing, and by night you’ll find yourself and your loved ones nestled around a cozy bonfire watching the prismatic hot air balloons light up the sky each night. But the glow of the astounding hot air balloons is far from the only magical event. Ice carving, s’mores making, ice turkey bowling, and Fire and Ice winter shows are also part of an exciting roster of events taking place at Eagle Ridge’s Nordic Center for this February’s Winter Carnival.
The winter event will run from February 18th through February 21st. For sporty and adventurous souls there will be equipment available to rent from the Nordic Shop so those who want to go snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, skiing, and more, can do so easily without having to bring a car full of their own equipment.
Sledding down the 10th hole of Eagle Ridge’s golf course is a memory you won’t forget and if that’s a tease for the golfers among you, worry not. There is even a TrackMan Golf Simulator so that those missing the greens of the golf course can feel like the seasons never even changed!
Foodies and cocktail connoisseurs won’t be left empty-handed. As well as an ice bar featuring marshmallow shots and all the drinks your heart desires there are six exceptional restaurants for a hearty breakfast, a sumptuous lunch, or an intimate dinner overlooking Lake Galena.
What’s more, Eagle Ridge has a strong partnership with local farmers, butchers, fishermen, and artisans making sure that the freshest regional ingredients are served throughout the year.
For those who want to relax while the kids go sledding, a spa offers treatment packages so you can send the children off for a day of fun on the slopes while you sit back and unwind.
The natural paradise is within a few hour’s drive from Chicago in the lush ground of Galena’s Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. Inn rooms, bedrooms, and condos can all be rented at the charming escape at 444 Eagle Ridge Drive.