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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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Clinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wendy and Hal are wonderful hosts who see to your every need! They are personable and professional and a real delight to do business with! We have been coming for years to Hawk Valley and find that it just keeps getting better with every visit. It is our favorite "get-away" in the region! We heartily recommend a few days here... More 

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

Love having you visit. We look forward to your next visit. We have ordered beautiful weather for your stay. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at Hawk Valley and can i say they have a great spot to getaway and the view getting there is excellent! Great hospitality from Wendy and Hal the whole time we were there. Next time it will be in the spring or fall to get an even better view of the land and be able to hang outside... More 

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

Thanks for the comments and we do look forward to a visit from you in the warmer weather. There are so many beautiful sights to see in and around Galena. Wendy and Hal More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting Hawk Valley Retreat is the perfect get away from the fast paced life we all live. Just 48 hours of relaxing bliss and I was a new person. Great food, great accommodations and wonderful hosts couldn't ask for anything more.

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That's what we try to provide here at Hawk Valley...a place to rest, relax, and simply enjoy yourself. Looking forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were given a one night stay as a wedding gift and decided to use it to celebrate our 6 month anniversary. We really enjoyed the place and the owners were so friendly and accommodating. We were able to kickback and relax. We were able to enjoy the relaxation of the cabin and went into Galena to celebrate with a... More 

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

Sometimes all you have to do is go just a little ways from home to be able to totally rest and relax without all of the chores and tasks that surround you when you are at home. Thanks so much for joining us here at Hawk Valley. We are thrilled that you had such a great time. Hal and Wendy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Can't say enough great things about Hawk Valley! Absolutely love it and wouldn't want to go anywhere else in Galena. Great food and the owners have the BEST customer service. It is our home away from home. We go every year and it only gets better each year! A MUST GO!

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

Loved having you back for another visit. Each visit brings with you new news in your lives...can't wait until your next visit. See you soon. Wendy and Hal More 

Aurora Il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband happened to discover Hawk Valley Retreat while searching for a Galena getaway. The reviews were unbeatable, so we thought we would give it a go. Absolutely more than we were expecting! We loved the property. Off the beaten path, yet not too far off. The quiet, natural setting is perfect. The seclusion you feel in your own cottage,... More 

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

So happy that you found us and were able to put together a little get-away. Glad that you were able to take advantage of the grounds and the natural beauty that is so prevalent throughout the Galena area. We look forward to your next visit and will have the swings waiting for you. Hal and Wendy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was our second visit! The place is amazing! The owners are fantastic & so accomadating! And just wait until you have the amazing breakfast! We will be going again! We left relax and refreshed! The only thing I would change would be a longer stay! Loved every minute!

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It was great to have you back at Hawk Valley Retreat, even if for only a day. Hopefully your next stay can be a little longer. Stay warm and let us know how the granola works out. Wendy and Hal More 

Eldora, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Want to go back in warmer climate to hike the grounds&enjoy the outdoors. Wendy&Hal are perfect hosts. Breakfast was delicious. Gave us a list of events for the weekend. Had a GREAT visit. Kids gave us the trip and they picked the perfect place.

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Enjoyed having you here at Hawk Valley Retreat and look forward to your return trip in warmer weather. Hal and Wendy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been to hawk valley four times and will go back an unlimited amount of times. The breakfast are amazing. The rooms are very nice. Wendy and Hal are wonderful hosts. We can't wait to go back! Thanks for the pack and play for our infant. :-)

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

As always, loved having you back at Hawk Valley Retreat. Even more special this time because we got to see the new addition to your family...and he was just adorable and perfect. Look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal More 

Normal, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Even though it was February and we couldn't hike on the trails, we saw two wild turkeys and two bald eagles in the nearby fields! Hal and Wendy were great hosts, they even agreed to the challenge of our plant based diet and met it with wonderful results. The cottage was clean, the bed was comfy and we are looking... More 

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Loved having you at Hawk Valley Retreat and especially loved the fact that you were so good natured about us trying out some new recipes...glad that they worked out. Look forward to seeing you again. Wendy and Hal More 

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