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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

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2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
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Tarzana, CA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the same bed and breakfast that we visited on our honeymoon ten years ago. We decided to return to the same place for our ten year anniversary and it did not disappoint. The B&B is on a great piece of land that is relaxing and quiet and only fifteen minutes outside of Galena. It was easy to get... More 

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

Thank you and we are so happy that we didn't disappoint you on your return visit. Celebrating a life's event with our guests is one of the best things about being an innkeepers. All the best, Wendy and Hal More 

Amana, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Hawk Valley Retreat! Wendy and Hal are the best! Accommodations are excellent! The bed in the Meadow Room is to die for😊 Our breakfast was very filling as well as delicious. Coffee and cookies are always available.

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

Loved having you return to Hawk Valley and we look forward to the next visit. Perhaps for our next wine festival? Thanks again. Wendy and Hal More 

Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very welcoming bed and breakfast with great scenery, not too far from galena. Great food and atmosphere, we also got massages which was nice and relaxing. Great place to stay for couples looking for a nice getaway.

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

Thanks for your response, although quite often we hear that this is a "relaxing" place, we never ever get tired of it, since that is one of our biggest goals...guests feel relaxed. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal More 

Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go here to relax and detox from the city and the Internet. Hal and Wendy are excellent hosts who know Galena when you want to engage and do something. Otherwise, relax and listen to the breeze blow through the hills; the conversations of the birds; the call of a hawk; and the timpani of the insects. Stay in the cottages... More 

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

We are so pleased that you were able to experience the offerings of Hawk Valley Retreat...and you are only one of a very few of our guests who made the trek to Stagecoach on foot. Congratulations. Thanks again and we look forward to your return visit. Hal and Wendy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came to Galena from Dubuque on a four day trip for our 35th anniversary. We had never stayed at a B&B and were pleasantly surprised. We stayed in the Meadows room which has a king size bed. It felt like we were at home. The bed was comfortable and had a very homey feel. We had the house to... More 

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

Thank you so much for you very nice comments. We certainly enjoyed having you. Happy Anniversary and we do hope to see you again. Hal and Wendy More 

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

This is the ideal cottage getaway--close enough to visit Galena, but tucked away from it all for those looking to disappear. My top ten, in no particular order: 1) The charming porch swing 2) Daily in-room cookies (I now crave cookies 'n wine time every afternoon, THANKS FOR THAT) 3) The lovely personalities of the owners, Wendy and Hal 4)... More 

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

Swings and Cookies...isn't that something that we all enjoyed as children...that's really what it is all about...enjoying the small things in life. We thank you for your comments and look forward to your return. Thanks again. Hal and Wendy More 

Blaine, Minnesota
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Each year we take a trip to celebrate my wife's birthday and this year we choose Galena. Because I like to get-a-way from everything Hawk Valley was the place. Peaceful surroundings, beautiful views made this an ideal choice. The owners were more than gracious from getting extra glasses for the wine to the delicious appetizer tray, we could not have... More 

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

We certainly enjoyed having you and hope that you are able to get back to Galena and Hawk Valley. We are so pleased that you enjoyed what Hawk Valley has to offer...peace and quiet is certainly at the top of the list. Thanks again. Hal and Wendy More 

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

we were sitting on the porch swing of the Somerset cottage enjoying the warm summer night breeze, a glass of wine, the childhood sounds of crickets & frogs, the dancing glow of fireflies. i just finished saying "this couldn't get any better" when a shooting star flashed by in the night sky. this couldn't get any better.

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

We love it when our guests experience what Hawk Valley Retreat is all about...actually its all about nothing and everything. Thanks and we hope to see you soon. Wendy and Hal More 

Chicago, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time my wife and I have stayed at Hawk Valley Retreat. Both times we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. I'm so glad that my wife found this peaceful bed and breakfast online. A great location, a great value, and two very wonderful hosts. Look forward to another stay soon. Hopefully in cooler weather. : )

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

Yes, both your stays have been in warm weather...perhaps you should consider an anniversary and a half, which would get you into our fall weather:-) We too are happy that your wife found us and we look forward to spending more anniversaries (or half anniversaries) with you. Thanks again, Wendy and Hal. More 

Champaign, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

A lovely house with attractive grounds, secluded, with pond and gazebo and a hot tub (we didn't try the tub). We stayed in an in-house Meadows room, pleasant and attractive, with its own door to a deck overlooking the hill and fields and pond. Much enjoyed chatting with the proprietors especially Wendy. Breakfast was delicious, and they were happy to... More 

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

We thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback on your stay. We love when our guests enjoy the property as much as you did...and you are 100% correct, a GPS or at the very least...a map is needed to locate us. Thank you again and we hope to see you again. Hal and Wendy More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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 

Additional Information about Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

Address: 2752 W Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $98 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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