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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Champaign, Illinois
Reviewed 19 January 2016

My Fiancée and I traveled up to galena for a nice break from the stress of work and wedding planning. We couldn't have asked for a more warm and peaceful stay. The view was amazing out for the breakfast table and the friendliness and helpfulness of Wendy and Hal was beyond anything we expected. The two of them really made...

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We are so happy that we were able to provide you with a little "break" from the stress that we know comes along hand in hand with wedding planning. We wish you the best with the wedding and look forward to seeing some great pictures. Thanks again Hal and Wendy

Palatine, Illinois
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We visited Hawk Valley for our second time in November 2015 and got more of the same old thing...Peace and Quiet in a Beautiful Setting, Terrific Cottage, Great Food, and Relaxation... Can't say enough about Hal and Wendy...It's like visiting with old friends and they give great attention to details...Overall we had a great time at Hawk Valley and plan...

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We are thrilled that Peace and Quiet is what you are looking for, as we have plenty of that to go around here at Hawk Valley Retreat. We look forward to visiting with our friends on return visits. Looking forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal

Wauconda, Illinois
Reviewed 6 January 2016

The perfect getaway! Wendy & Hal, the owners, are just wonderful people & we can't wait to come back. 15 min away from downtown Galena. Tucked off the road in a cozy B&B. Natures beauty surrounding you, the stars at night are incredible. Spacious, welcoming, private, relaxing. Hal's breakfast is delicious! We felt rejuvenated when we left. What more could...

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your stay. We are thrilled you left here feeling rejuvenated as one of our goals that our guests return home feeling rested and relaxed. We look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 5 January 2016

We loved staying here. The Pines Cottage was perfect for the two of us! The breakfasts each morning were great and definitely a plus. The owners were so friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this place!

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Thank you for your review and recommendation and we look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 December 2015

Hal and Wendy run an amazing place. We've stayed here every time we've gone to Galena since our first trip out, and see no reason to change. It's a little bit out of the way (perhaps 20 minutes outside of downtown), which means a little bit of a drive to get anywhere, but the seclusion is nice. The property is...

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Wow and thank you. We certainly love having you stay with us at Hawk Valley Retreat and are thrilled that you feel at home...that is certainly our goal. From your first visit as a couple to now a family of four, we are loving watching your family grow. We look forward to your next visit...and we too feel as if...

Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We came to relax and rid ourselves of the tension that had built up at work and home. You helped us accomplish that. First of all, the mattress was perfect. Best sleep I've had in a long time. The meals were delicious and getting to know you was delightful. The scenery was exhilerating. and our trips to Galena fun and...

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

Thank you so much for your comments. We certainly enjoyed your visit and if you left feeling rested and relaxed...we have reached our goal. We look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal

Gorey, Ireland
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The house was very warm and cosy and the bedroom was really nice with a large bed that was super comfie in a beautiful setting just a short drive from galena the family were very friendly and accomadating I would not pass them if I was going back to galena for a trip

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We enjoyed having you stay with us here at Hawk Valley Retreat and are thrilled that we were able to provide you with a warm and comfortable atmosphere while you traveled on business. We also appreciate your sharing information about your homeland and Ireland remains very high on our bucket list. We hope that the remainder of your trip was...

Covington, Indiana
Reviewed 1 December 2015

My husband and I had never been to Galena before, but we chose Hawk Valley as the place to spend our 5th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would gladly return. The accommodations were top-notch, our hosts were very friendly and hospitable, and the breakfasts were amazing.

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We are happy that you were able to spend your fifth anniversary here at Hawk Valley Retreat. We appreciate your very kind words and look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal

South Elgin, Illinois
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Hawk Valley Retreat was an amazing experience! My husband and I got married there November 14. Wendy and Hal are fantastic hosts. Their property is beyond amazing and we were put in the Pines cabin for the weekend. The cabin was beautiful and they tend to your every need! The morning breakfast is excellent and Wendy and Hal are extremely...

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One of our favorite things about having our Bed and Breakfast is celebrating events with our guests. Certainly celebrating a wedding or elopement is right up there at the top. You were a beautiful bride and handsome couple and thoroughly enjoyed meeting your family. Many, many years of happiness. Hal and Wendy

Peoria, Illinois
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This was our first time at a B&B. We were apprehensive but everything about our 2 night stay was way above our expectations. The rooms were great, the food even better and the host and hostess were topped it all.

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We are thrilled that we were able to make your first B&B stay enjoyable and that we have converted you to "B&Bers". We thank you for your kind words and look forward to seeing you again. Wendy and Hal

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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: €88 - €196 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in the Meadows Room (in the main house) which has an especially comfortable bed! There are also cabins available.”
mboening, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the main house, all three guest rooms are really nice.”
mkford08, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoy staying in the cottages.”
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!”
977taushac, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are Very Nice, be sure and use the nice big tub, soo relaxing!!!”
P6777GAjackieg, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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