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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first stay at a B&B and it was beyond expectations. The atmosphere created by Wendy and Hal made us feel like we have known them for a long time. The breakfast was great. We stayed in the Pines cottage and are already planning a return visit.

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend surprised me for our Anniversary by renting the Pines Cottage at Hawk Valley Retreat. Upon arrival, I was impressed with the gorgeous landscape, abundant pine trees, and notable privacy of our cottage. The decor inside of our cabin was equally pleasing, with a cabin/lodge type look and feel. Our cottage boasted every possible amenity including a gas fire... More 

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

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us here at Hawk Valley Retreat and hope to see you again soon. Certainly establishing traditions is what life, love, and family is all about. Thanks again...and Happy Holidays. Wendy and Hal More 

Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to lovely Galena, Il. to celebrate our anniversary and decided on the Hawk Valley Retreat . We stayed in the Pines cottage which was well appointed, very comfortable, and very QUIET. The property was beautiful, food was excellent, and our hosts Hal and Wendy met our every need and it was like visiting with old friends. Liked the close... More 

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

We loved having you stay with us and are so happy that we were able to provide you with the peace and quiet you were looking for...that is certainly one of the benefits of being located in the country. We look forward to your next visit...and thanks again. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the pine cabin for a couple days. Really loved it, linens were super soft water pressure is great! Breakfast was very good and i loved the cookies. Our hosts were wonderful would definitely recommend!

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

We are delighted that you were happy with your stay and accommodations. We look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved our anniversary trip to Hawk Valley Retreat. Our cottage was comfortable with all the right amenities and our hosts were so hospitable and gracious. We highly recommend having dinner in your room but don't plan to eat much that day. The portions were SO generous. We had a wonderful time!

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

Happy that you enjoyed your little getaway, as that is truly our goal...to provide our guests with a restful and relaxing environment. Glad that you enjoyed your dinner. We hope to see you again soon. Wendy and Hal More 

Berwyn, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

When deciding where to stay for our honeymoon, we wanted something more personal than a nice hotel room, so we chose a Bed and Breakfast. We did a LOT of searching for the right one and were not disappointed with Hawk Valley. It is so unique in the fact that they have rooms in the main house, but also have... More 

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

Delighted that you started off your married life with a get-away to Galena and Hawk Valley Retreat. We loved having you and look forward to another visit. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We loved our brief visit to Hawk Valley. It's only a 3 hour car trip from Chicago, but it feels like a completely different part of the country. The cottages of Hawk Valley are surrounded by rolling hills and farmland. There are no golden arches on the horizon. In fact the car ride in had us meandering past historic buildings,... More 

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

We loved having you and it isn't everyone that gets to meet the beagle from down the street. Glad that your cottage provided you with a home away from home feeling. Look forward to seeing you again. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

My better half and I needed a couple days to decompress after a hectic summer, and Hawk Valley was an affordable option. Aside from the well kept property, wildlife, and accommodations Hal and Wendy were personable and knowledgable on the Galena area. If you want seclusion with top notch service in a friendly atmosphere look no further.

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

Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks so much for posting the picture. It is always nice to see pictures that others have taken. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

We won a this getaway and it was a great break from the busy hurried life we live in Chicago. The Stars out there are beautiful. Mornings were even better with the terrific breakfast and great hosts. We will be back especially this last weekend for the Halloween parade. The winery's are the best bonus.

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

So happy that you enjoyed your getaway weekend. Hope that we Galenians made you feel welcome. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Hal and Wendy More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Wendy & Hal are terrific! It was so hard for us to leave after a weekend of waking up to the incredible views, serene atmosphere, and delicious breakfasts provided by Hawk Valley. It was my girlfriend's first trip to Galena and the whole experience left her floored. We were debating on whether or not to stay at a hotel in... More 

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

So happy that you enjoyed the visit. We always worry about people having fun and relaxing...especially when it is their first visit. Hope to see you again soon... Wendy and Hal More 

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Address: 2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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