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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

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2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Romeoville, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the most fantastic stay in the Pines cabin. Wendy and Hal were very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Breakfasts were yummy and very filling! We were able to have a very relaxing weekend and also had dinner brought to our cabin which was amazing! Brought home the leftovers and enjoyed them again! Would definitely go back and recommend... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Fiancée and I traveled up to galena for a nice break from the stress of work and wedding planning. We couldn't have asked for a more warm and peaceful stay. The view was amazing out for the breakfast table and the friendliness and helpfulness of Wendy and Hal was beyond anything we expected. The two of them really made... More 

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

We are so happy that we were able to provide you with a little "break" from the stress that we know comes along hand in hand with wedding planning. We wish you the best with the wedding and look forward to seeing some great pictures. Thanks again Hal and Wendy More 

Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Hawk Valley for our second time in November 2015 and got more of the same old thing...Peace and Quiet in a Beautiful Setting, Terrific Cottage, Great Food, and Relaxation... Can't say enough about Hal and Wendy...It's like visiting with old friends and they give great attention to details...Overall we had a great time at Hawk Valley and plan... More 

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

We are thrilled that Peace and Quiet is what you are looking for, as we have plenty of that to go around here at Hawk Valley Retreat. We look forward to visiting with our friends on return visits. Looking forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal More 

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

The perfect getaway! Wendy & Hal, the owners, are just wonderful people & we can't wait to come back. 15 min away from downtown Galena. Tucked off the road in a cozy B&B. Natures beauty surrounding you, the stars at night are incredible. Spacious, welcoming, private, relaxing. Hal's breakfast is delicious! We felt rejuvenated when we left. What more could... More 

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to share your stay. We are thrilled you left here feeling rejuvenated as one of our goals that our guests return home feeling rested and relaxed. We look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy More 

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

We loved staying here. The Pines Cottage was perfect for the two of us! The breakfasts each morning were great and definitely a plus. The owners were so friendly and accommodating. I would recommend this place!

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation and we look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Hal and Wendy run an amazing place. We've stayed here every time we've gone to Galena since our first trip out, and see no reason to change. It's a little bit out of the way (perhaps 20 minutes outside of downtown), which means a little bit of a drive to get anywhere, but the seclusion is nice. The property is... More 

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

Wow and thank you. We certainly love having you stay with us at Hawk Valley Retreat and are thrilled that you feel at home...that is certainly our goal. From your first visit as a couple to now a family of four, we are loving watching your family grow. We look forward to your next visit...and we too feel as if... More 

Aurora, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We came to relax and rid ourselves of the tension that had built up at work and home. You helped us accomplish that. First of all, the mattress was perfect. Best sleep I've had in a long time. The meals were delicious and getting to know you was delightful. The scenery was exhilerating. and our trips to Galena fun and... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments. We certainly enjoyed your visit and if you left feeling rested and relaxed...we have reached our goal. We look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal More 

Gorey, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The house was very warm and cosy and the bedroom was really nice with a large bed that was super comfie in a beautiful setting just a short drive from galena the family were very friendly and accomadating I would not pass them if I was going back to galena for a trip

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

We enjoyed having you stay with us here at Hawk Valley Retreat and are thrilled that we were able to provide you with a warm and comfortable atmosphere while you traveled on business. We also appreciate your sharing information about your homeland and Ireland remains very high on our bucket list. We hope that the remainder of your trip was... More 

Covington, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

My husband and I had never been to Galena before, but we chose Hawk Valley as the place to spend our 5th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our stay immensely and would gladly return. The accommodations were top-notch, our hosts were very friendly and hospitable, and the breakfasts were amazing.

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

We are happy that you were able to spend your fifth anniversary here at Hawk Valley Retreat. We appreciate your very kind words and look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal More 

Elgin, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Hawk Valley Retreat was an amazing experience! My husband and I got married there November 14. Wendy and Hal are fantastic hosts. Their property is beyond amazing and we were put in the Pines cabin for the weekend. The cabin was beautiful and they tend to your every need! The morning breakfast is excellent and Wendy and Hal are extremely... More 

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

One of our favorite things about having our Bed and Breakfast is celebrating events with our guests. Certainly celebrating a wedding or elopement is right up there at the top. You were a beautiful bride and handsome couple and thoroughly enjoyed meeting your family. Many, many years of happiness. Hal and Wendy More 

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