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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
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mahomet IL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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schaumburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

My husband and I stay here each time we are in Galena and love it every time. The cabins are perfect for a private getaway. Hal's breakfast can't be matched! Still close to town, this is the perfect B and B for your trip to Galena!

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Zion, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wendy and Hal were the most gracious hosts, even allowing us access to their garage to park our motorcycles. Breakfast was delicious (even gluten free, when needed). First visit but not the last!!!!!!

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Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Galena to celebrate our 37th anniversary and my birthday. We both have very demanding careers and the eace and solitude of Hawk Valley was a perfect break from this! We stayed in the Pines and loved it! The breakfasts were wonderful and the homemade cookies were a pleasant treat! We were amazed that Hal and Wendy take... More 

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Batavia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying here! Wendy and Hal were great! It was quiet and secluded which we wanted and loved sitting out on the porch at night! Gravel road to the cottages could use some TLC though! We had such a great time!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wendy & Hal are thoughtful, generous hosts providing fabulous breakfasts and local site suggestions. The setting is sublime with peaceful quiet broken only by the songbirds. Work and worries just fade away

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

Removing the stress from our guest's lives is exactly what we strive for, so we are thrilled that you left feeling stress free. We look forward to a return visit, but in the meantime we thank you for joining us here at Hawk Valley Retreat. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of returning to Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages and loved it even more than the first time. Granted, we went in February before, however beautiful and serene as it was then, we fell more in love with it than ever! We brought friends this time and were so curious as to their impression of our "discovery".... More 

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

We are thrilled that you returned to Hawk Valley Retreat and that you brought your friends. Traveling with friends is a great way to spend your free time. We look forward to seeing you again...enjoy the remainder of your summer and we hope to see you again soon. Hal and Wendy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We received a gift certificate as a wedding present and finally took the opportunity to enjoy it. NOT DISAPPOINTED AT ALL!!!! Our cabin was very clean and Wendy and Hal could not have been greater hosts! We will definitely be saying here again!!!

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

We are so pleased that you were able to take advantage of your lovely wedding gift. We wish you many years of wedded bliss and look forward to seeing you again at Hawk Valley Retreat. Wendy and Hal More 

Gardner, illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stayed in the Somerset Cottage from 6/14/15-6/16/15. Wendy and Hal are a very nice couple. Cottage was beautiful and very clean. No complaints whatsoever. Highly recommend and will be back again. Thanks Wendy and Hal!

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

Thank so much for your kind words. We certainly enjoyed having you and hope that the weekend you spent with us is just the beginning of many, many decades of love and happiness. We look forward to seeing you again at Hawk Valley. Hal and Wendy More 

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