My boyfriend and I spend 2 nights here during the memorial weekend. The Inn keeper (we met Matt, Bill and Tony) are super, super nice. I found the experience pleasant but a bit pricey in turns of what we paid for.
Foods are amazing! We had country style breakfast every morning and they are definitely at the gourmet end rather than just some scramble eggs. One night we got a 7-courses dinner with a bottle of wine and it was phenomenal. Bill who I believed is the chef really put a lot of thoughts into cooking. They were also able to accommodate vegetarian meals. Daily treats in the room like cookies and chocolate truffles were really great surprises.
We stayed in the post master room. It has a working fire place and a cute claw foot tub. Details we liked included bed sheet (high thread counts), goose down pillows, nice bath products.
For some reason the Inn is very dark all the time. In a perfect sunny day out our room and the dining room is just dark. Water from the faucet has a weird metallic taste and smell which made the shower experience not very pleasant. I consider the room "okay clean" because the sheets are nice but there is still a fair amount of dust accumulated from lots and lots of decorations and curtains. Also, we requested a picnic basket but did not receive it which is not a huge deal but a little disappointed.
We were quite happy about the stay because the area is gorgeous and we had good night sleep every night. However, it is over priced for what we paid for.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- The Inn At Irish Hollow Hotel Galena