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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

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2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Elgin, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just love Hawk Valley Retreat. It is everything we want and more, our favorite B&B in Galena by far. The location is perfect, quiet, private and beautiful. We enjoy the wildlife and the scenery, not to mention Hal & Wendy are the best hosts and the breakfasts - oh my, they are incredible!

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

You two are pretty incredible yourselves. So happy that although you have your own get-away location that you still come back to see us here at Hawk Valley. Love having you. Enjoy soccer season and we look forward to seeing you soon. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a little weekend getaway for my mom and I a couple months ago. All of the cottages were booked so we stayed in one of the rooms in the house. Our room had a nice king bed that was THE MOST comfortable bed I have ever slept on (my mom thought the same). The bathroom had a nice... More 

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

Sometimes that darn GPS takes you on some pretty wild adventures...thank goodness you laugh about them afterwards. Hope to see you again soon (we will even send you your own personal map). What a wonderful daughter you were to bring your mom for a great getaway weekend. Hope to see you again soon. Wendy and Hal More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great experience at Hawk Valley. We only stayed for one night and, although it was a quick get-away, it was wonderfully relaxing and peaceful. Wendy and Hal were extremely accommodating and made the most delicious breakfast for us in the morning! We were new to Galena, so they gave us great recommendations of places to eat. We... More 

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

Although a short trip...happy that you were able to stay with us. Look forward to your next trip. Thanks again. Hal and Wendy More 

Clinton, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Wendy and Hal are wonderful hosts who see to your every need! They are personable and professional and a real delight to do business with! We have been coming for years to Hawk Valley and find that it just keeps getting better with every visit. It is our favorite "get-away" in the region! We heartily recommend a few days here... More 

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Love having you visit. We look forward to your next visit. We have ordered beautiful weather for your stay. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

First time at Hawk Valley and can i say they have a great spot to getaway and the view getting there is excellent! Great hospitality from Wendy and Hal the whole time we were there. Next time it will be in the spring or fall to get an even better view of the land and be able to hang outside... More 

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

Thanks for the comments and we do look forward to a visit from you in the warmer weather. There are so many beautiful sights to see in and around Galena. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Visiting Hawk Valley Retreat is the perfect get away from the fast paced life we all live. Just 48 hours of relaxing bliss and I was a new person. Great food, great accommodations and wonderful hosts couldn't ask for anything more.

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

That's what we try to provide here at Hawk Valley...a place to rest, relax, and simply enjoy yourself. Looking forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were given a one night stay as a wedding gift and decided to use it to celebrate our 6 month anniversary. We really enjoyed the place and the owners were so friendly and accommodating. We were able to kickback and relax. We were able to enjoy the relaxation of the cabin and went into Galena to celebrate with a... More 

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

Sometimes all you have to do is go just a little ways from home to be able to totally rest and relax without all of the chores and tasks that surround you when you are at home. Thanks so much for joining us here at Hawk Valley. We are thrilled that you had such a great time. Hal and Wendy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Can't say enough great things about Hawk Valley! Absolutely love it and wouldn't want to go anywhere else in Galena. Great food and the owners have the BEST customer service. It is our home away from home. We go every year and it only gets better each year! A MUST GO!

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Loved having you back for another visit. Each visit brings with you new news in your lives...can't wait until your next visit. See you soon. Wendy and Hal More 

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