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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Gardner, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New Vienna, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place! It was a great way to celebrate our anniversary. We were able to go into Galena, not to far away. Hal and Wendy were very helpful and breakfast way great! We will definitely come back another time we want to get away.

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

We look forward to your next "get-away" weekend. We pride ourselves on being just far enough from town to be able to get to town...but far enough from town to be able to kick back and relax. We hope to see you soon. Wendy and Hal More 

Amana, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can't say enough good things about our experience at Hawk Valley Retreat! Every aspect was perfect. The couples massages, accommodations, breakfast and our hosts were amazing. We told our daughters they can get this gift for us every Christmas😊

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

So happy that this Christmas present was a hit. We loved having you and look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal More 

Peru, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Hawk Valley to celebrate 14 years of marriage. This place is amazing, from the peacefulness of the cottages to the breakfast in the morning. If you want to get away to relax, this is the place you want to be at.

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

Thanks so much for recognizing Hawk Valley Retreat for being a place to get away from it all...of course you can be as busy or as "not busy" as you want. We hope to see you again soon and again, thanks. Wendy and Hal More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great place! We took advantage of the couple's massage and couple's dinner in the dining room. Both were extremely lovely. The food is plentiful and delicious. The home was quiet, clean, and very welcoming. We enjoyed taking walks on the property and sitting in the gazebo. We'd definitely return.

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

Happy that you were able to squeeze in a little get-away and as we mentioned before...happy that you were able to get some "us" time. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal More 

des moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wendy and Hal were absolutely amazing! From the moment we set foot in the door everything was a breeze. We went for our honeymoon and they made everything just perfect on their end. We didn't have a reservation and just showed up out of the blue based on their amenities listed on the website and the pricing was great too.... More 

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

Really enjoyed having you stay with us. We hope that Hawk Valley Retreat provided you with the right start to your new married life. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Many years of happiness to you both. Wendy and Hal More 

Machesney Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We really enjoyed ourselves and would recommend your place to all of our friends. The room was adorable, clean and quiet. The breakfasts were outstanding and the service was great. We will definitely recommend your place to friends and will be returning in the near future. Thank you for a terrific time.

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

So happy that you enjoyed yourselves and we certainly appreciate your patience while we tried to get you settled into your alternative cottage. We do hope that you will return and look forward to that visit. In the meantime, enjoy your spring...almost summer. Wendy and Hal More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed at Hawk Valley and there simply isnt enough words to describe how quiet, peaceful and beautiful this place is...we didnt want to leave...when we arrived Wendy greeted us like family and thats how we felt every time we were in the main house. We stayed in one of the cottages and its absolutely perfect. It was just the... More 

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

So happy that you enjoyed your stay and we certainly enjoyed having you...we hope that you will visit us again soon. Enjoy this beautiful spring weather and the summer that is in front of us. Wendy and Hal More 

Austin, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I stayed in one of the rooms in the main house. There are tons of lodging options to choose from in Galena, but this has go to be one of the best. The property is gorgeous and serene, our room was lovely with it's own deck space, and Hal and Wendy are incredible hosts. They were so... More 

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So happy that you enjoyed your stay. We too hope that you will be able to return to Hawk Valley Retreat soon. In the meantime, enjoy your summer. Hal and Wendy More 

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