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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is the only place I stay now when I come to Galena. Nothing compares! Quiet, beautiful, peaceful setting only 10 minutes from the hustle-bustle of downtown Galena. The breakfasts are delicious! Hal & Wendy are the best! You will not be disappointed.

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Evergreen Park, Illinois
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wendy and has are awesome hosts. The cottage was like a home away from home. We felt very comfortable and relaxed. When you want a great home cooked breakfast and perfect scenery this is the place to be.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I literally just left and loved EVERYTHING about this getaway. Wendy and Hal are beyond sweet the breakfast was delicious every morning and the entire place is beautiful! It's about a 15 minute drive to downtown Galena. The only thing I would suggest is when you arrive try to get there in the daylight. This was our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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. More 

Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More 

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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 More 

Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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,... More 

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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 More 

Streamwood, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 More 

North Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 More 

Mahomet IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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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... More 

schaumburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.... More 

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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... More 

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