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All reviews the main house somerset cottage hal wendy get away my husband and i porch swing garden room grounds are beautiful wonderful hosts rolling hills quiche cookies off the beaten path downtown galena each morning breakfast was delicious we loved our stay
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

My wife and i said we would go back to Hawk Valley and we did. Peaceful and relaxing just as it was in Oct 2016.Hal and Wendy were the perfect host , we enjoyed their company as much as the stay that ended with the perfect breakfast, what more can be said except we will try to make it back for a 3rd time thanks Hal & Wendy. Jim&Sue Peru, Il

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
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WLB2752, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

So glad that you returned and enjoyed your visit...can't wait for your third visit. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed November 3, 2018

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay in the Meadows room and the wonderful breakfasts. We enjoyed mornings relaxing with a cup of coffee or tea and watching birds. Beds were very comfortable. Would stay here again when we come to this area.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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WLB2752, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2018

We look forward to your return visit. One of my very favorite things to do is to sit on the deck in the morning with my cup of coffee and watch the birds. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed October 23, 2018

This was our 4th trip to Hawk Valley. We were made to feel like part of the family.The setting in the country gave us a feeling of home.We were given advice on dining and shopping in Galena that was helpful.Our stay went way too fast.

Date of stay: October 2018
Trip type: Traveled solo
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WLB2752, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

We thank you for joining us and we too feel as if our guests become family. We hope that you are able to return soon and perhaps stay a bit longer. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed October 14, 2018

This was our third visit to Hawk Valley. We have enjoyed our stay each and every time. Breakfast is outstanding, the cottages are clean and the perfect size for a weekend getaway. Hawk Valley is the perfect distance from the downtown area. Beautiful scenery and close enough to not miss a beat in town. We definitely plan to visit again, and can't wait to do so!

Room tip: Don't skip breakfast, and come hungry!
Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

We thank you for returning to Hawk Valley Retreat and taking the time to post your comments here on Trip Advisor. We would agree that we are the perfect distance from town...close enough to get there quickly, yet far enough away to experience the peace and tranquility of the country. Thanks again and we hope to see you soon. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed September 30, 2018

My husband and I chose Hawk Valley Retreat after much searching on the internet. We were looking for a special place to celebrate our anniversary and to renew our wedding vows. Hawk Valley Retreat surpassed all of our expectations!!The setting is absolutely idyllic with rolling hills , a pond and fountain and a lovely gazebo. The site of the gazebo is where we renewed our vows. Wendy and Hal work with a great officiant named Jess who did a beautiful job with the ceremony...my husband and I were both crying!We stayed in the Sommerset cottage which was spotless and we enjoyed sitting on the porch swing. The stars at night are spectacular. I got up early one morning when it was still dark and saw a falling star! The food was delicious and filling. We have stayed at a couple of bed and breakfasts and my husband declared the food at Hawk Valley Retreat the best of the bunch.Finally,I have to commend Hal and Wendy. They are gracious hosts who are very personable and diligent at what they do. In this day and age it can be a rare thing to find people who do things with a spirit of excellence...but that is what Hal and Wendy do. Many thanks to them for a memorable occasion!

Room tip: The Sommerset cottage was lovely with a great porch swing and perhaps a little more room to spread out due to being a one bedroom.
Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your very kind words and more importantly for allowing us to be a part of your very special day. Your graciousness and inclusion of others at breakfast certainly didn't go unnoticed and you brought smiles to all. We wish you another 20+ years of love and happiness and look forward to your next visit.

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