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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
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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charlotte
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Hawk Valley with my mother-in-law, who needs a handicap friendly place, and my sister-in-law, who was celebrating her 50th birthday. Hal and Wendy were terrific and helped us with a special cookout for the birthday celebration. The breakfast they served each morning was outstanding as well. This place was perfect because it was close enough to Galena... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For those of you familiar with the Highpointers, we travel around the US seeking to ascend to the highest point in every state. You've got everything from world class mountain climbs to stepping out of your car on a the hillcrest of a street. Anyway, I've topped out on 48 of the 50 state highpoints now, and it turns out... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that you had family that would watch the kids so that you could get away. We look forward to your next visit...Happy Anniversary. Hal and Wendy More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

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 August 11, 2014

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

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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

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

Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

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

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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 August 2, 2014

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

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

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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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