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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Girlfriend and I stayed for an extended weekend mini vacation. Owners provided us with a schedule of events that were occurring while we in the area. As a special request they had a bouquet of flowers in the room upon our arrival. What else can you say, clean cottages, EXTREMELY quiet/ private location, close enough of a drive to town...

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

We are glad that your extended weekend was a success. Although we delivered the flowers it was you that thought of them and remember...it's the thought that counts. We look forward to your return visit and thank you again for your kind words. They are much appreciated. Wendy and Hal.

Cary, Illinois
Reviewed 17 August 2015

My wife and I spent the weekend of August 14th at the Somerset cottage at Hawk Valley. It was an incredible experience. First of all, the hosts, Hal and Wendy are amazing! Always friendly, waning to make sure you have the most relaxing experience. The breakfast and the dinner that we ordered were all amazing. I have never had a...

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

You certainly packed in lots of stuff while here at Hawk Valley, yet you still got to relax. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy

Belvidere, Illinois
Reviewed 17 August 2015

My wife and I spent 2 days at the Hawk Valley Retreat to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We couldnt have picked a better place. The setting is so quite and peaceful, the room was super nice, big comfy bed. There were some awesome breakfasts served to us as well with great hospitality from the owners. I highly recommend it,...

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

So happy that we were able to be a part of your anniversary celebration. 25 years is no easy achievement... and we look forward to seeing you on future anniversaries or other happy occasions or...just because. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal

Streamwood, Illinois
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Trumps the service and ambiance of any hotel I've ever been to. We booked a cottage and we felt so at home and comfortable to ask Hal&Wendy any questions about Galena. Grounds were beautiful, breakfast was delicious. We'll be back in a few months for a wedding and we already booked a room in the house.

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

We are so happy that you felt at home here at Hawk Valley Retreat...that's what it is all about...feeling as if you are at home...without having to do the pesky chores that stare you in the face when you are at home. Looking forward to your visit in the fall. Wendy and Hal

North Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Wendy and Hal have one of the best B&Bs in Illinois! It's tranquil, private, pristine, and filled with natural beauty. The owners are kind, generous and accommodating. The breakfast is fantastic! I'll be back soon to get more writing done.

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

Love having you and your mom stay with us. Knowing that Hawk Valley provides you with the peace and quiet that you need for your writing makes us feel great...almost as if we are supporting your efforts in writing your book. Thanks again and we look forward to watching your success as a writer. Wendy and Hal

Mahomet IL
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I regularly visit Galena, we always stay at Hawk Valley, its close enough to town to enjoy all the Galena area has to offer, but secluded enough to forget the bustling world around you. We have spent countless evenings in the swing on the porch of the somerset cottage, and enjoyed the sunset. This time was no...

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

Here's a huge thank you to you. Five years ago when we first entered the world of B&B ownership, you showed us what we would be in for...and it was all great stuff...but truly it is the wonderful people that we meet who stay at Hawk Valley Retreat. Thanks for making our "jobs" so wonderfully easy and rewarding. Hal and...

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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Hawk Valley Retreat was our first experience in staying at a B & B and my husband and I were 100% pleased with this beautiful retreat! From the first phone call with Hal (the owner) to a parting good bye breakfast our 4 day stay was exactly what we needed to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy all Galena had to offer....

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

We are thrilled that we were able to provide you with a positive first B&B experience. We hope that this will lead you to staying at other B&Bs across the country...for that matter outside the country. Of course...when back in Galena, we hope that you will choose once again to stay with us here at Hawk Valley Retreat. Have a...

Gridley, Illinois
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My husband and I stay here each time we are in Galena and love it every time. The cabins are perfect for a private getaway. Hal's breakfast can't be matched! Still close to town, this is the perfect B and B for your trip to Galena!

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

Thanks for your kind words. Although a few miles from town, we are happy that you feel that Hawk Valley is worth the trip. Looking forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy

Zion, Illinois
Reviewed 24 July 2015

Wendy and Hal were the most gracious hosts, even allowing us access to their garage to park our motorcycles. Breakfast was delicious (even gluten free, when needed). First visit but not the last!!!!!!

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

Yep...sorry about that "little" downpour, but happy that we could find you a little garage space for the bikes. Thrilled that you have already rebooked. Wendy and Hal

Decatur, Illinois
Reviewed 24 July 2015

We went to Galena to celebrate our 37th anniversary and my birthday. We both have very demanding careers and the eace and solitude of Hawk Valley was a perfect break from this! We stayed in the Pines and loved it! The breakfasts were wonderful and the homemade cookies were a pleasant treat! We were amazed that Hal and Wendy take...

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Loved having you and look forward to celebrating a future anniversary with you. Enjoy this lovely fall weather. Hal and Wendy

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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: €91 - €201 (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!”
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“Rooms are Very Nice, be sure and use the nice big tub, soo relaxing!!!”
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“Cozy room with the added benefit of a king size bed and fireplace.”
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