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Sycamore, Illinois
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our stay last weekend was such a nice mini vacation. We didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. Every little detail was thought of. The owners treated us like family. Breakfast was made for us right there! It was such a great place!

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Peoria, Illinois
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This was our first time at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages. Beautiful setting! We stayed in the Pine Cottage. We chose Hawk Valey partially due the fact that we would have our own cottage and privacy. It did not disappoint! The cottage was clean with hot a shower, a very very comfortable king bed, and gas fire place, which was...

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Oswego, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Hawk Valley several times now and always enjoy our time there. Hal and Wendy are great hosts and the breakfasts are awesome home made meals. The accommodations are well kept, clean, updated, and the fresh baked cookies in the rooms are always appreciated.

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

We thank you for your kind words and so appreciative that you choose to return to Hawk Valley Retreat. We look forward to your next visit.

Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unfortunately my significant other doesn't eat pork or bread. But with that being said, he ate every bit of the homemade biscuits and brought up later that i didn't offer him mine, because i couldn't eat them all! It was a great experience, will be coming back and hopefully with friends!

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

We enjoyed having you and we look forward to your next visit. So happy that the biscuits were a hit...have to find a great breakfast for your next visit. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal

Le Roy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wendy and Hal were awesome! Food was amazing! There was fresh baked cookies and coffee available at all times. It was perfect for a weekend getaway to recharge! Beautiful views with the autumn leaves!

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us and glad that you got to see some of the beautiful changing trees...with our rolling hills, always a beautiful sight. Wendy and Hal

Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful,peaceful, relaxing getaway. Between the great oh so filling breakfasts, the beautiful walking trails, and the hospitality it couldn't be any better. We stayed in the Hillside Cottage....beautiful and comfy. The cottage fitted our needs with a king size bed and whirlpool that was so relaxing. The kitchen area had your basics that got you through your stay....

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We are thrilled that you chose to stay with us while celebrating your anniversary. We hope to see you on future anniversaries! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Crafting. Wendy and Hal

Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took an extended weekend motorcycle trip up to Hawk Valley Retreat in October right when the leaves were starting to change. The ride up was beautiful, but when we got to Hawk Valley it was Gorgeous!!!! Plenty of areas to walk around to see all kinds of nature or you can just stay in, the place is very cozy....

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

So happy that you enjoyed your stay and very glad that the weather cooperated and that you were able to get out and about on your bike without getting wet. We look forward to your next stay. Wendy and Hal

Hannibal, Missouri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The retreat is beautiful and really is a retreat with the lake, trees, cottages, walking trails, etc. The host and hostess could not have been nicer. The food is wonderful and beautifully presented. We enjoyed our stay very much.

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Hawk Valley Retreat for your anniversary get-away. So happy that you were able to enjoy the property. We wish you a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you again. Wendy and Hal

McHenry, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay at Hawk Valley. The cabins are clean and spacious, everyone is super friendly, and the food (and cookies) are delicious! Hawk Valley is being considered as a location for our wedding. Thanks for the great experience!

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and experience here at Hawk Valley Retreat. If you have any questions that we can answer about a potential wedding...just let us know. In the meantime, enjoy Thanksgiving. Wendy and Hal

Colgate, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We enjoyed the beautiful accommodations, wonderful breakfasts and the property is so beautiful..hiking, ponds, water fountain. Deck for relaxation. Owners soo nice to talk with and helpful! Don't miss it!

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

We truly love it when our guests are able to enjoy the outdoor surroundings here at Hawk Valley. As you know, nothing super spectacular...simply what nature provides. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
You are invited to retreat from the real world in a peaceful country setting located on ten acres, eight miles east of Galena. At Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages you have the luxury of choosing from three rooms in the main house or four cottages on the property. Each cottage has a king bed, double whirlpool tub, electric fireplace, full bath, TV/DVD/Satellite system, wireless internet, kitchenette, eating area, sitting area, and porch. Our guestrooms each have a private entrance, private bath, TV/Satellite system, wireless internet, and king or queen bed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

Address: 2752 W Cording Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9747
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: €92 - €203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“We enjoy staying in the cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles 836nicks, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The only things we were disappointed in was the wifi. But we also realize being where we were was probably the best we were going to get... it just made us be more creative with our time!”
 of 5 bubbles 977taushac, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are Very Nice, be sure and use the nice big tub, soo relaxing!!!”
 of 5 bubbles P6777GAjackieg, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cozy room with the added benefit of a king size bed and fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles J6849UCdonnas, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“None that i can recall.”
 of 5 bubbles jimcQ4816IA, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
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