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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #2 of 34 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Illinois
2 reviews
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“Quiet, with beautiful views!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2009

Jane (the innkeeper) was very nice and her breakfasts were great. Very quiet. The grounds were beautiful and we loved listening and watching all the different birds that came to feed. We will try and make it back in the summertime when we are on the bike.
Thanks again Jane!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Loves Park, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2009

Tranquilty and serenity all in one. I can brag all day but you have to try it for yourself. The cottages, food, hospitality, and grounds couldn't have been better.
Jane's cooking is to die for. We" love" her fresh bake goods especially the chocolate cake (Aniversary Package) we had for dinner.
Thank you for the best weekend we had in a long time.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Orland Hills, IL
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2009

Romantic, peaceful, beautiful landscape - the full moon and shooting stars - a magical time. We'll be back.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2009

We went here for our 30th anniversary. I can't even begin to say how wonderful this place was. The location is about 7 miles from town but the drive out there is breathtaking with all the hills and valleys. It is nestled in a valley with wildlife all around. The only sound we heard was birds and cows. Our cottage was very comfortable and extremely clean. There is a nice whirlpool and plenty of space to spread out. The deck gave us beautiful views of the surrounding area. We had total privacy tucked in amongst the trees. The landscaping around the property is well tended by Jane the owner. There is even a stocked fishing pond and poles are ready to use. The morning breakfast was outstanding each of the 4 mornings we were there. Jane is one of the nicest hostesses you will ever meet and her advice for touring the area is right on. Even her dining suggestions were always good. When we go back to Galena I will never stay any place else. Heaven is at Hawk Valley and we were so lucky to have experienced it.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chicago
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

We spent our honeymoon here and it was wonderful! The location is right out in the country and we enjoyed nature and peace and quiet. A real respit from the city. Jane cooked up some delicious breakfasts, wow! We can't wait to return for our anniversary.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

I was searching for a place to stay on a short weekend trip in Galena and found what turned out to be a wonderful B&B in a beautiful location about 7 miles from Galena. The hosts are Jane and Fritz, but we only met Jane -she was a wonderful hostess. Our cottage was great - nice, clean, and comfy. Really enjoyed the jacuzzi tub. We made another reservation for June as we checked out. I couldn't wait to share this spot with my friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

We had a great stay in the Swan Lake Room. Breakfast was fabulous (thank you Jane :)) and the room was very clean with a very, very comfortable bed! It was a great escape from downtown Chicago. We wanted to get back in touch with our "nature" sideand stay in the country, but still have access to Galena's restaurants....it was the perfect place for this! Less than a 10 minute drive to downtown Galena....would definitely recommend to friends! ps the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque is a must see!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are invited to retreat from the real world in a peaceful country setting located on ten acres, eight miles east of Galena. At Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages you have the luxury of choosing from three rooms in the main house or four cottages on the property. Each cottage has a king bed, double whirlpool tub, electric fireplace, full bath, TV/DVD/Satellite system, wireless internet, kitchenette, eating area, sitting area, and porch. Our guestrooms each have a private entrance, private bath, TV/Satellite system, wireless internet, and king or queen bed. ... more   less 
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