Spa to More than Double in Size, Provide Enhanced Services for Individuals, Couples and Bridal Parties

The management at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa recently announced that the Stonedrift Spa, a destination for signature spa treatments and therapies for nearly twenty years, will move to a completely remodeled standalone building on the Eagle Ridge property in The Galena Territory. The move, to be completed in 2022, will increase the size of the spa from 3,500 sq. ft. to more than 8,000 sq. ft. and will be under the management of experienced and impassioned spa professional Abbigale (Abbi) Porter.

“Throughout the years the spa has built a base of loyal clientele and we’ve come to the point where demand for our services have outgrown our existing location,” said Mark Klausner, owner of Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. “The move and upgrading of the Stonedrift Spa are part of our multi-year plan to transform the resort into a true 21st century destination that is both luxurious and incredibly accommodating.”

Within the last several years, Eagle Ridge has renovated the Inn, the golf courses and the hotel’s signature restaurant, clubhouse, and pro shop. The Stonedrift Spa will be in the former location of Eagle Ridge’s General Store, which is now located within the clubhouse complex. The old General Store location/new Stonedrift Spa location will be completely remodeled with a 6,000-square foot addition to accommodate the new relaxation spaces, services and treatment rooms.

New Management, Direction

The new Stonedrift Spa will be run by Abbi Porter, a spa management professional who previously managed the spa for the Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, as well as managed operations for Sephora. Porter will guide the vision for the updated spa, which will feature spacious and relaxing treatment rooms, advanced body treatments for men and women, and wellness classes.

“While at the Elms Hotel, I instantly fell in love with the spa industry,” said Porter. “I love everything about providing an exceptional client experience, and I’m looking forward to being an integral part of the growth and development of the Stonedrift Spa.”

The spa will have an entirely new look and aesthetic with high ceilings, a light and airy feel, and a mix of modern and natural furnishings made from raw wood and natural stone. The Stonedrift Spa is more than doubling the number of services it features, including:

A new hair salon, including cut, color and blowout styles
All-natural nail-care
Dedicated space for brides and bridal parties on their special day
Body treatments, both dry and wet rooms featuring a Vichy shower
Unique wellness offerings including Reiki, Sound Healing and Forest Bathing to create a unique mind, body, and soul experience
Complimentary yoga and stretch classes on the weekends
Therabody treatments, which can be administered on the spa grounds or anywhere in the resort, including the golf courses
State-of-the-art steam rooms

The current location of the Stonedrift Spa will remain open for clients and hotel guests until the new location is complete. Guests who would like to visit Stonedrift Spa or learn more about current services can visit or call 815-777-5000. Specials and packages are available.

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 150 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 Stonedrift Spa, and 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 225-acre Lake Galena. For reservations or additional information, call (800) 892-2269 or visit


About Author

Glen Turk is a Wisconsin native who has been the Senior Writer/Editor of Midwest Golfing Magazine since 2006. Besides being an avid golfer, Glen enjoys traveling, music, and cheering on the finest professional sports team of all-time, the Green Bay Packers. Glen’s ultimate golf goal is to play in all fifty states and currently he is more than half way there. His other dream, albeit far-fetched, it to record an ace in all seven states of our distribution area. Thanks to an ace in Illinois in 2015, and one in Michigan in 2016, he has three down, four to go!

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