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Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa owner Mark Klausner shows off some of new products coming to the Stonedrift spa.


The new Spa at the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in Galena Illinois, is finally drifting into place, as the resorts newest amenity.

Because due to supply chain issues, what was once planned to open this past July, is finally about to open it’s doors.

The new Stonedrift Spa will be heads and tails better than the current one.

The Women’s locker room is taking shape, and so is the Men’s.

First is all the new space, the spa has for guests to be more comfortable in. There will be a barber shop for everyone, especially for all you guys who still need to dump the Covid-Era shaggy look.

But something else to look forward to, is the salt-spray water to help cleanse your skin.

Because you asked, there will be a Yoga room for those enjoy stretching their bodies into shape, or getting in a full workout.

So do you enjoy getting your feet and toes massaged, the new chairs to enjoy those procedures are installed. But the sauna’s for two, is an addition that friends or couples will enjoy.

Owner Mark Klausner views the new Yoga room in the Stonedrift Spa.

The relaxation room with a scenic view to the outdoors behind the spa, offers room for individuals to just relax and talk in groups before or after treatments.

But with 63 holes of golf on property at Eagle Ridge, you can bet that the golfers have not been forgotten.

Because golfers massages will now be available, to help keep your body ready for the golf Eagle Ridge offers.

Are you ready for some steam.

There will now be a group room for before and after treatments. So the bride and her bridesmaids, or the groom plus his best-man and groomsmen can enjoy some relaxation before the march down the aisle.

Regardless of your needs. If it’s time to really let your body relax or get rid of some aches and pains.

Then the new Stonedrift Spa is the place to visit during your Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa stay. So stay tuned for the opening of the spa, which is expected to be in a few weeks.

For more information visit or call the resort at (815)-777-5000.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.