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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

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2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
Ranked #2 of 35 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at Hawk Valley for our 6th anniversary last week and we couldn't have been happier with Hal and Wendy's charming home. They were extremely accommodating to our schedule by letting us check in late as well as make our breakfast on the last morning 90 minutes early so we could get an early start. Our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wendy and Hal are great hosts, the accommodations were wonderful The nights were very relaxing, Pines cottage was a great choice Breakfasts are a great start of your day, and they do it well Hawk Valley is a must stay place when you visit Galena Thanks

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Thanks so much for your kind words and we certainly enjoyed having you stay with us. We hope that you were able to get some great pictures during your visit. Hal and Wendy More

Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to stay at Hawk Valley since we had a positive experience there a few years before. The cottage that we stayed in was just as nice as we remembered from before as was the breakfasts. Wendy and Hal are very friendly and offered quite a few tips and restaurant suggestions when traveling into town that... More

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We are thrilled that you returned to Hawk Valley Retreat and that we were able to provide you with a positive stay. We look forward to your next visit. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I picked Hawk Valley to have our elopement/honeymoon and we couldn't have made a better choice. Wendy and Hal made sure everything went smoothly. The flowers and decorations provided for the ceremony were nothing short of charming. They even upgraded our guests' room since there were no other visitors at the property at the time. The property... More

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So happy that your wedding/honeymoon was what you hoped for. We certainly loved being a part of your wedding and wish you decades and decades of happiness. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful cottages in Galena! We loved the property! The cottage was clean, tastefully decorated, and had all of the amenities we needed. This is the perfect stop on your way out west if you are looking for a nice quiet place to get away. It's also great if you'd like to have access to the cute town of Galena. We... More

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We certainly enjoyed your visit and hope that you enjoyed the remainder of your vacation. Thanks again. More

Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I own our own business, and we often like to get away to regroup, get refreshed, brainstorm for new ideas, and have fun. Hawk Valley was the perfect fit. We had our own cottage, which was quiet, peaceful, well-kept, and very comfortable. We worked several hours in the day, and the beautiful property fostered clear thinking (free... More

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Coming from another small business owner, we really appreciate your review. We look forward to your next visit and hope that your new ventures are successful. More

Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here about 15-20 years ago, and the improvements Hal and Wendy have made to the property are awesome! I spent time reading and relaxing in the screen gazebo. The quiet and peacefulness of the property was just what I was looking for. The breakfasts are delicious! The birds and wildlife are so enjoyable to see -- and take... More

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So happy that you came back and that you enjoyed some of the changes. We look forward to your next stay. More

Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages was our first time ever staying at a bed and breakfast, and the experience sold us. We decided last minute to go to Galena and found this bed and breakfast to try. From the first phone call to us leaving the experience was easy and so stress free. The surroundings are so peaceful and serene... More

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So happy that you chose us for your first B&B stay and we hope that you will continue to stay at B&Bs in the future...of course we look forward to your next stay here at Hawk Valley. More

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were looking for a last- minute getaway for our anniversary and actually used the reviews on trip advisor to book this place. We never stayed in a bed and breakfast so this was an adventure for us. We booked the Somerset Cottage and the Romantic Dinner Package. The place is quite a distance from the city... More

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We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first experience in a B&B and even more so that it was at Hawk Valley Retreat. We hope that you will continue to check out B&Bs when on vacation and of course hope that when you return to Galena that you will also return to Hawk Valley. And...a little rain never hurt anyone...glad... More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hawk valley retreat and cottages was our first foray into the deep green Illinois countryside. Galena, to begin with, is a treat by itself, throw in a stay at the Hawk Valley, with Wendy and Hal, the hosts and you have the makings of a robust experience of a/an/the ___ getaway! You fill in the blanks. For us it was... More

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

We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed the peace and quiet that comes along with Hawk Valley Retreat. You are so right, The Super Moon was indeed beautiful and out here in the country it just looks and feels so much bigger. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. More

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Address: 2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
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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 
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