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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing vacation in this bed & breakfast place!! it was a perfect place for relaxing and refreshing!! The owners (Wendy and Hal) were very hospitable and the food was delicious...we felt that we are in our home!! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone love the nature, quite, and the peaceful!!

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed there in September, the location is just outside of Galena. A little remote but very relaxing, the drive into town during night can be a little scary since you are in the country. We didn't get a chance to explore the grounds, which I wanted to. The accommodations were good, it wasn't the cleanest but... More 

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

Thank you for your response and comments. Our country retreat does at times present challenges. but generally it is strong. I will reach out to you on the phone coverage as we haven't had issues, but coverage can be dependent on your carrier, as it is in many locations. We do look forward to your return visit and hope that... More 

Aurora, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages recently.We had delicious morning meals and loved the natural setting.We awoke daily to a hearty breakfast and watched the hummingbirds feed while we ate our meal. The owners were gracious hosts and gave us helpful tips on how to get the most from our vacation.We are trying to give... More 

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

We certainly appreciate your feedback and apologize for your experience. Although we have no dogs on the property, sometimes keeping up with some of the "natural" inhabitants can be a full time job, but again our apologies. Certainly we apologize for the coldness of the room and that you found the bathroom to be less than satisfactory. It is our... More 

Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hawk Valley Retreat was a wonderful place to relax and take in the local flavor of Galena, IL and Dubuque, IA. We stayed for a long weekend and enjoyed the rolling hills, great restaurants and birdwatching. Our hosts were extremely helpful and kind, not to mention amazing cooks. Breakfasts were generous and delicious. We will definitely be returning with family... More 

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

We thank you for joining us here at Hawk Valley Retreat and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that you are thinking of returning with family. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal More 

Wood River
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hosts/owners were extremly friendly and informative . Grounds were kept in great shape, very beatiful scenery. Room was clean and quiet. Breakfast was excellent . We even went to local store to buy the sausage they served.

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

Thanks so much for your comments and we are thrilled that you were able to make it to our local butcher...he is just great. Wendy and Hal More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This is our third visit to Hawk Valley and it is as amazing as the first two times. Hal and Wendy care for all their guests as if they were family. Everything was perfect. Amazing breakfast and even the dinner we special ordered. Perfect quiet location and just three miles from the winery and 8 miles from downtown Galena.

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

We thank you for your very kind words and love the fact that you feel like family...as that is one of our goals with our retreat...we love extending our family. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal More 

Fremont, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

Nice quiet place to stay with spacious cabins. The great breakfast for both days was a real treat! My son said the fishing in their pond was very good too. He caught and released quite a few bass even without a net.

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

We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us and are thrilled that the fish were biting. Wendy and Hal More 

Woodstock, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

What a great weekend. Quiet area, beautiful property and a great breakfast. We've stayed here before and Wenday and Hal continue to outperform themselves. We love coming here. It is close enough to Galena, but "far enough" away to keep the noise and crowds down.

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

Thank you so much for returning to Hawk Valley Retreat. We too extend our thanks to you as you were kind enough to bring us some wonderful strawberry preserves (already gone)...we hope to see you again soon. Wendy and Hal More 

Saint Joseph, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Had a wonderful anniversary at Hawk Valley Retreat. Wendy and Hal are the best!! We stayed in Somerset cottage and we couldn't ask for a nicer place to stay. Hal makes the best breakfasts! Wendy and Hal gave us suggestions on good places to eat down town. The B&B was about 6 miles from town a very short drive. If... More 

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

Thank you and we do hope that you are able to make it back to Galena...always so much to do and new activities, shops and restaurants all the time. Thanks again...and thanks for spending your anniversary with us. Wendy and Hal More 

Cedar Falls, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

We made our first ever visit to a B & B in July and stayed in the Pines cottage. It was perfect! The grounds were impecably maintained as was the cottage. This location offers the perfect blend of privacy and customer service. The breakfasts were fabulous (and huge!) and the homemade cookies did not go to waste! We are already... More 

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

We look forward to your next visit and truly appreciate your kind words...especially about the grounds...as we know we have been unable to keep up with the weeding this year with the extreme heat...so thank you again. Wendy and Hal More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • 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 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 Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9747
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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