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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #2 of 35 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Cary, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hal and Wendy were amazing hosts. The food they prepared is worthy of Michelin rated restaurant! The place is super clean and cozy and quiet! Location is perfect as well. Only two miles from the winery. 9 miles from downtown Galena. We will be back!!

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

We thank you for your very kind words and hope to see you again soon. It is guests like you who make us so happy that we decided on this "career". Thanks again. More

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hawk Valley fulfilled our expectations of a relaxing and quiet weekend. They were very gracious to provide a gluten free breakfast to suit my dietary needs. It was excellent! They were very friendly and the cottage we stayed in was lovely! We were able to make a delicious dinner using the grill they provided. We would definitely stay here again.

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

So happy that you enjoyed your stay and always happy to accommodate dietary needs. We appreciate the feedback you provide on the foods that are prepared as it always us to determine dietary breakfasts for future guests. Thanks again for choosing Hawk Valley...look forward to seeing you again. More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at Hawk Valley for our one year wedding anniversary. It has a nice atmosphere, pleasant views of Galena countryside, and a warm and loving couple to make us feel right at home. Our rooms were very comfortable! Free coffee and homemade breakfast in the morning. We had our own entrance and exit to our room, a full conjoined bathroom,... More

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

So happy that you chose Hawk Valley Retreat for your stay in Galena. And we love anniversary, engagement, and any kind of celebration. Although we are eight miles out of town we believe that we are able to offer you the peace and serenity of the country while being able to get into town in a quick ten minutes. Happy... More

Genoa, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being at Hawk Valley B&B is like being at an oasis away from daily responsibilities. Hal & Wendy are very flexible and accommodating, especially in regard to special dietary requests. Great people & relaxing place.

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

We love having you stay here at Hawk Valley Retreat and we do hope that breakfast fits the dietary needs. We continue to experiment with Gluten Free and Dairy Free diets and love when our guests provide us with recommendations for specifics that they enjoy. Look forward to seeing you soon. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay as guests of Wendy and Hal and are very pleased that they put their personal stamp on it. Breakfast was fantastic and it gives us great joy to see how much love they have for the property. We always thought of it as a little piece of heaven and having been away for a few... More

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

Thank you so much and we truly enjoyed your return visit. Hope to see you again soon. More

Morton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a nice weekend away in Galena at Hawk Valley for our 10th wedding anniversary. Wendy and Hal were a treat! We stayed in the Hillside Cabin which was great, as was our breakfast each morning. We would most certainly stay again when in Galena.

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

So happy that you enjoyed your time here and thanks so much for sharing your experience. We do look forward to seeing you on a return trip. Enjoy the remainder of the summer and your upcoming event. More

Rolling Meadows, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the crazy winter, we needed to get out to the country for a bit. Hawk Valley was a great choice for our destination. We stayed in the Pines Cottage, which was roomy and comfortable. Lots of fresh air, quiet, and birds as well as great breakfasts. We are expecting twins in November. When the little ones are grown enough... More

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

We are thrilled that Hawk Valley Retreat was able to provide you with a quiet get-away before the birth of your twins. We do hope that you will come back and visit us once the babies are born. Look forward to hearing from you when the babies are born. More

salem, wi
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Hawk Valley Retreat in the Woodland room for 4 nights. This was such a relaxing vacation. The inn was quiet and peaceful. Loved sitting outside on the swing, rockers or in the gazebo listening to the water in the pond or watching the birds and other wildlife on the property. Wendy and Hal are... More

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Loved having you stay with us and are so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You are so right...we are close enough to get into town quickly, but far enough out to enjoy the peace and quiet of the country. Thanks again and we look forward to your next visit. More

Island Lake, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for a country retreat that makes you feel like family, serves a great breakfast and is close driving distance to Galena? Hawk Valley was this and more. Give Hal and Wendy a call, you won't be disappointed. We loved our stay at their cabins.

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We so enjoyed your visit, which was made that much more special finding out that we grew up in the same suburb. We look forward to your next visit. More

Rochester, Minnesota
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to elope and get married at Hawk Valley. We took advantage of Wendy and Hal's elopement package and we were so glad we did. EVERYTHING was beautiful and so well organized. All we did was get our marriage license and show up at the arranged time. Wendy and Hal were wonderful hosts and the retreat itself is beautiful!!... More

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

We are thrilled that you were happy with your time here at Hawk Valley Retreat. We wish you decades and decades of love and happiness and look forward to your next visit. 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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