Hotel’s Location is near Galena in Jo Daviess County
Stockton is known as the Gateway to Jo Daviess County, an area of the country famous for its skiing. The Country Inn & Suites is not only close to the county’s best ski slopes but also snowmobile trails, gorgeous country scenery and hiking, historic sites and seasonal farmer’s markets. There is plenty to do and see in Jo Daviess all year round, from golfing to motocross racing!
The Winter Sports of Jo Daviess County
If you’re looking for hotels near the Galena ski slopes and Chestnut Mountain, they’re both a comfortable, scenic drive from our hotel. Snowmobile trails are even closer—they’re right outside our back door! Maps of the trails are available at the front desk. Apple River Canyon, a gorgeous state park all year round, is a great place for trout fishing, ice fishing and deer hunting. Tourists interested in history should go to the Apple River Fort and downtown Galena. Civil War buffs will enjoy seeing the Battle of Morseville and the well-preserved home of Ulysses S. Grant. While you’re around, get a taste of the local flavor at the Stockton and Elizabeth farmer’s markets, the Autumn Craft Fair, and the Country Fair.
When you stay with us, you’ll be near:
- Apple River Canyon State Park (7.1 miles)
Go trout fishing or take a hike while enjoying one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Illinois.
Phone: +1 (815) 745-3302
- Apple River Fort (13 miles)
The Apple River Fort has many historic demonstrations.
Phone: +1 (815) 858-2028
- Chestnut Mountain Resort (35 miles)
If it's winter in Stockton, then you must ski! Lodging with us puts you a short scenic drive from the slope. We also have a terrific Ski Package.
Phone: +1 (800) 798-0098
- Massbach Ridge Winery (9.5 miles)
Enjoy a romantic afternoon at the Massbach Ridge Winery when lodging in Stockton, IL.
Phone: +1 (815) 291-6700
- Motocross Racing (19 miles)
Experience the exciting spectator sport of motocross racing! Check the web for races and qualifying times.
Phone: +1 (815) 238-1614
- Stockton Heritage Museum (0.1 miles)
Visit the Chicago Great Western Railroad replica or learn about Kraft Foods and its beginning in Stockton, IL. Open May-Nov, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Phone: +1 (815) 947-2863
*Stockton History Museum is working toward the 100th anniversary of Kraft Cheese in June 2014. We're even going to have a Kraft wagon, the Weinermobile and mac-and-cheese-eating contests. Start planning your visit for the anniversary of Kraft Foods in Stockton, IL.
Other seasonal and annual events:
- Autumn Craft Fair
October 6th and 7th, Elizabeth/Hanover High School.
There are over 90 artisans, lots of craft varieties and good food.
- Battle of Morseville
Civil War battle reenactments and encampments, period fashion show, medical scenarios and more. Food/beverage available.
+1 (815) 858-3493
- Country Fair
October 6th and 7th.
- Elizabeth Farmers' Market (Seasonal)
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3-6 p.m.
Great local golf courses include Black Hawk Run, Woodbine Bend, Wolf Hollow and Eagle Ridge.
*Golfing ends in mid October.
- Kraft Open House
Stockton is the original home of J.L. Kraft. Displays are on exhibit at the Stockton Heritage Museum.
2014 will be the 100th anniversary.
- Mississippi Explorer Cruises
This 1-5 hour expedition offers an in-depth exploration of the Mississippi River. Reservations required.
+1 (800) 397-1320
- Stockton Farmers Market (Seasonal)
Tue - downtown by Casey's, 3–6 p.m.
Sat - by the Park/High School, 8 a.m.–noon
- Stockton Independence Day Celebration
This celebration includes live entertainment, music and food.