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Press Release

GALENA, Ill. (Oct. 18 2023) – Stonedrift Spa located at the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa in The Galena Territory, is honored to announce that it is the proud winner of the 7th Annual Stella Awards from Northstar Meetings Group. The destination spa received a Silver Medal in the Best Renovation in the Midwest category. The Stella Awards are the meeting industry’s highest honor, recognizing hotels, convention centers, conference centers, airlines, cruise lines, DMOs/CVBs and DMCs that consistently deliver quality service and innovation to meeting and event professionals.

“We are incredibly proud to receive such a prestigious industry award, as the Stella Awards reinforce the level of excellence that Stonedrift Spa delivers to the locals and travelers alike each day” said Abbi Porter, spa manager at Stonedrift Spa. “We’re honored to receive a Silver Medal for the Best Renovation in the Midwest for our new 12,000-sq. ft. Stonedrift Spa that transformed Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa into a true 21st century destination that is both luxurious and incredibly accommodating.”

This year, nearly 10,000 votes were cast from around the world for the 770 destinations, hotels and service providers nominated in 16 categories across six regions in the United States and worldwide. Winners were selected for achieving overall excellence, superb food and beverage, professionalism of staff, sustainability initiatives, and other critical aspects of the meetings and events experience. To learn about all of the winners of the 2023 Stella Awards, visit

Inaugurated in January 2023 after 2 years of construction, the beloved Stonedrift Spa at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has an entirely new look and aesthetic with high ceilings, tranquil environment, and a mix of state-of-the-art and earthy furnishings made from raw wood & natural stone. The spa has doubled the number of services it features, for both women and men, including cutting-edge facial and body treatments, a hair salon, a barbershop with the unmatched in the area straight-razor, hot-towel shave experience, unique wellness offerings including reiki and sound healing, luxurious Breathe & Detox rooms, state-of-the-art steam rooms, Vichy shower, and more. Open to the resort guests and public alike, the spa is a true wellness destination oasis that has elevated the resort as an A-list destination in the Midwest. 

For more information about Stonedrift Spa, Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, its award-winning golf courses, or to book a reservation, please visit or call 800-892.2269. 

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About Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa is located 150 miles west of Chicago within The Galena Territory, a 6,800-acre recreational, residential and resort community six miles southeast of the historic town of Galena, Ill. The resort’s grounds include 63 holes on four award-winning golf courses, and accommodations that range from quaint Inn rooms to over 100 villas and distinctive homes. Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has 15,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and beautiful conference homes, which regularly accommodate corporate groups, banquets, and weddings. Other features include award-winning restaurants, the new golf complex with Highlands restaurant, Lounge 289, pro shop, Country Store and a gas station, the tranquil, award-winning Stonedrift Spa, and an incredible selection of outdoor seasonal activities including miles of biking, hiking and horseback riding trails, as well as tennis, hot air balloon rides, boating and fishing on the picturesque 225-acre Lake Galena. For reservations or additional information, call (800) 892-2269 or visit

Stonedrift Spa

425 Eagle Ridge Drive

Galena, IL 61036