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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

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2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Peru, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Hawk Valley to celebrate 14 years of marriage. This place is amazing, from the peacefulness of the cottages to the breakfast in the morning. If you want to get away to relax, this is the place you want to be at.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place! We took advantage of the couple's massage and couple's dinner in the dining room. Both were extremely lovely. The food is plentiful and delicious. The home was quiet, clean, and very welcoming. We enjoyed taking walks on the property and sitting in the gazebo. We'd definitely return.

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des moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wendy and Hal were absolutely amazing! From the moment we set foot in the door everything was a breeze. We went for our honeymoon and they made everything just perfect on their end. We didn't have a reservation and just showed up out of the blue based on their amenities listed on the website and the pricing was great too.... More 

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend your place to all of our friends. The room was adorable, clean and quiet. The breakfasts were outstanding and the service was great. We will definitely recommend your place to friends and will be returning in the near future. Thank you for a terrific time.

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

So happy that you enjoyed yourselves and we certainly appreciate your patience while we tried to get you settled into your alternative cottage. We do hope that you will return and look forward to that visit. In the meantime, enjoy your spring...almost summer. Wendy and Hal More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hawk Valley and there simply isnt enough words to describe how quiet, peaceful and beautiful this place is...we didnt want to leave...when we arrived Wendy greeted us like family and thats how we felt every time we were in the main house. We stayed in one of the cottages and its absolutely perfect. It was just the... More 

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

So happy that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly enjoyed having you...we hope that you will visit us again soon. Enjoy this beautiful spring weather and the summer that is in front of us. Wendy and Hal More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed in one of the rooms in the main house. There are tons of lodging options to choose from in Galena, but this has go to be one of the best. The property is gorgeous and serene, our room was lovely with it's own deck space, and Hal and Wendy are incredible hosts. They were so... More 

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

So happy that you enjoyed your stay. We too hope that you will be able to return to Hawk Valley Retreat soon. In the meantime, enjoy your summer. Hal and Wendy More 

Wauconda, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hal and Wendy are wonderful hosts to stay with. Hawk Valley Retreat is tremendously quiet, set in the rolling fields north-east of Galena. This is not a B&B with all the bell whistles, but it is one with all the creature comforts-they open up the entire house to you, and it is immaculate clean and comfortable. Breakfast was amazing, and... More 

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

So happy that you were able to get away, if only for a short time. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and your breakfasts...and we look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy More 

Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to hear how much we love Hawk Valley, be sure to reference our review from back in November 2014 entitled "Cozy Comfort". This time around was even more special than the last. After we had such an amazing visit to Hawk Valley in November, I knew that is where I wanted to propose marriage to Lindsay. Of... More 

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

We were so excited to be a part of your surprise proposal. Sometimes we get so caught up in the "feel" that we actually feel like family. Don't know how you are going to top this magical proposal going forward. Congratulations and our best to you both. Wendy and Hal More 

Elgin, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Very relaxing. We enjoyed being in the country. Food was excellent! rooms comfortable. Very quiet. It was nice being away from the business of Galena. The surrounding country side was beautiful. I would recommend to adults. Not much for children to do.

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

Thanks so much for sharing your Galena experience with us. We certainly enjoyed having you and look forward to a return visit. Wendy and Hal More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages for the second time in less than a year. Once again, we stayed in the Somerset Cottage. This stay was just as good as our first. There is absolutely nothing negative to say about anything here. The cottage itself is perfect. Clean, comfortable and accommodating in every way. I... More 

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We love when our guests return to Hawk Valley Retreat. Our goal is for our guests to rest, relax, and rejuvenate themselves...get away from the pressures of every day life and just kick back and enjoy what Hawk Valley and Galena have to offer. We look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal More 

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