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The Inn at Irish Hollow
Ranked #11 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 25, 2012

This was a wonderful experience! When we arrived we had booked a room, but Russell, our innkeeper, said "good news, we are upgrading you to one of our cottages. The cottage was breathtaking. Such attention to detail. My wife and I were simply amazed. The amount of detail that went into the decorating was incredible. We then had an incredible breakfast. The next evening we experienced a seven course dinner that was out of this world. This is one of the best travel experiences we have ever had, probably the most relaxing too. I would highly recommend this and we are definitely going back in the winter.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast. The setting is beautiful. We stayed two nights at a room in the inn. I must say I was a bit disappointed. We started with the couples massage which we normally love - not worth it because the room was not private enough and they were too rough (even after being asked twice not to be). The bedroom was pretty, but it was way too hot at night and who are you going to call in the middle of the night at a bed and breakfast for a fan? The bath/shower was way too tiny for my husband. The food was fantastic!! However, they had an ant problem - not pleasant when you are eating a candle-lit dinner. I did mention the ant issue, and they were working on it. Matthew was very nice and helpful! The cabins seemed very nice.

Room Tip: Stay in a cabin
Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Management response:Responded July 15, 2012

Our guests are the reason that we started Irish Hollow 22 years ago, and continue to work toward excellence today. At Irish Hollow, we strive to far exceed the comfort expectations of each of our guests, while providing a wonderfully unique escape from daily reality, and a palette pleasing culinary adventure in a secluded, (and wooded) countryside setting. When we fall short of that goal, we need to evaluate our systems and procedures. We have addressed each of the issues brought forth by this post.

Our BodyWorks team will add several questions to their pre-treatment interview to ensure the proper customizing of treatment. We will also be more careful to mention to each visitor that we always have a staff member awaiting their every request, 24 HOURS each day, and welcome the opportunity to enhance our guests experience at every moment.

Here at Irish Hollow, it is YOUR experience that matters and we endeavor to resolve any concern that is brought to our attention in the moment, to ensure that each of our guests is more than satisfied. We want all of our guests to consider Irish Hollow their own personal and carefree hideaway.

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Reviewed July 1, 2012

First time at a bed and breakfast and I must say I was very pleased with the decor, service, food, and location of Irish Hollow. We have already booked our stay for next year!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Over the years, we have visited several B&B's in the U.S. and in Ireland. The Inn at Irish Hollow was by far the nicest place we have ever stayed! The cottage was beyond gorgeous. The owners had thought of every possible need and provided for it! The service overall was out of this world! Matthew was just fantastic, answering questions and going out of his way to welcome and serve. The grounds are very peaceful and beautifully maintained. ....And the food is scrumptious. The 3 breakfasts and dinner we had while there were SO amazing. If they do print a cookbook, we'll be in line to purchase one. Everything about our stay was above and beyond our expectations! We look forward to returning!

Room Tip: The Station House Cottage was superb!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank jandh7170
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Gourmet food and quiet comfortable cotTages in the woods

Room Tip: Staying at one of the Cottages and had an excellent gourmet dinner here tonight. So far everything...
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

We felt as though we were in Paradise when we stayed at the Inn at Irish Hollow. Our dinner and breakfasts were truly memorable. We enjoyed playing the Steinway grand piano, sipping wine on the porch, and walking the trails. Matthew is a gem! We offered to adopt him, but he insisted his place was at the Inn...sigh.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

My husband and I were looking for a place to celebrate our 20th anniversary. We are not really "B & B" kind of people, so I was surprised when my husband suggested we consider Irish Hollow. We looked at their cottages online, and decided we would try the French Maids since it would be something new and different than we had ever done before.

This cottage was perfect for celebrating our anniversary! So romantic...everything about it from the decor, the bedding and the beautiful hot tub for 2! The cottage is much bigger than it appears in the pictures on their website. We had not expected there to be 2 rooms in addition to the bedroom, plus a large room with the hot tub and vanity.

We cannot say enough about Matthew, who made us feel right at home and explained how everything worked. He delivered both dinner and breakfast to our cottage! The dinner was out of this world, brought to us in a picnic basket with enough food to feed an entire family! We brought much of it home with us. They even included a bottle of wine and desert with our dinner, in addition to the Champaign that was in our cabin when we arrived.

I would recommend the French Maids Cottage to any couple looking to get away and connect again. Matthew provides top-notch friendly service, the food is wonderful, and the accomodations are superior!

Room Tip: You can't go wrong with the French Maids Cottage for a romantic get away!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Inn at Irish Hollow

Address: 2800 S Irish Hollow Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9482
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range: $395 - $495 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set on 500 acres of magnificent rolling hillsides and valleys, the Inn offers a perfect setting to reconnect with one another and to be pampered in the heart of Galena’s picture-perfect countryside. Guests enjoy personalized comfort, superb hospitality and the lush amenities designed to thrill sophisticated travelers. The 500 acre estate is cut with miles of hiking trails, streams, wooded ridges and connects to a 1300 acre nature preserve. ... more   less 
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