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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
Reviewed 27 November 2015

As usual, a great relaxing time. Hal and Wendy are fantastic hosts and are very accommodating. This was our second stay within the last 3 months. Hawk Valley is always a relaxing atmosphere and you can totally relax.

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We appreciate your kind words and loved having you back here at Hawk Valley Retreat. Hope to see you soon. Wendy and Hal

Peoria
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We were very satisfied w/our 2 night stay. We were in the Woodlands room and it was great. The only suggestion I would make was about the bathroom. I would suggest grab bar in the tub/shower. The tub was pretty high and hard for me to get in and out of. Also, the bottom of the tub was very slick...

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We thank you for choosing to stay at Hawk Valley Retreat. We also appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback about the tub. We will make every effort to make modifications as soon as possible. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Wendy and Hal

Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We celebrated our anniversary in Galena, staying at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages. It is the perfect location, close enough to enjoy downtown festivities and then returning "home" for some quiet relaxation. Hal and Wendy are great hosts, very friendly and helpful without being overbearing. The breakfasts are delicious in a very cozy environment. We look forward to our next...

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Thank you for choosing to spend your anniversary here at Hawk Valley Retreat. AND Thank You for making our day by referring to us as "home" as that is our goal for our guests. Looking at Hawk Valley as your home away from home. Hope to see you soon. Wendy and Hal

Walworth, Wisconsin
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stayed 2 nights at Hawk Valley Retreat. It is a very picturesque ride to the B&B. Perfect distance from downtown Galena if you desire a country setting. The grounds at Hawk Valley are groomed nicely yet there is a touch of nature in it's natural state, which I appreciate. Very peaceful. The Host and Hostess were very pleasant and...

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Thank you for your kind words and for sharing the fact that we truly hope our guests are able to take advantage of being away from home. Although phones, internet, and tv is all available here at Hawk Valley, it always thrills us to hear that our guests take advantage of some down time...relaxing and simply enjoying each others company....

Marshalltown, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Our stay was wonderful. We had never been to Galena or stayed in a B&B but we will definitely return. Wendy & Hal were wonderful hosts, and the cottage was perfect for a quiet getaway. We have recommended this to many of our friends already, and will continue.

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We are so happy that Hawk Valley Retreat was your first B&B experience and that we were able to provide you with a good first experience. Galena has so much to offer that we look forward to your next stay and thanks again. Wendy and Hal

North Liberty, Iowa
Reviewed 22 October 2015

We loved our stay at Hawk Valley. Wendy and Hal are great. They are friendly, welcoming and made our stay very pleasant. They were eager to help us out with restaurant reservations, finding our way around Galena, and getting to all the events and sights to see. The food was great. The accommodations were great. The property is beautiful and...

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Thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that we were able to help you out with dinner reservations...of course there are so many restaurants to choose from in Galena, that it is hard to miss on that one. Thanks again and Happy Anniversary. Hal and Wendy

Northern Illinois
Reviewed 21 October 2015

My husband and I stayed at Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages for our recent anniversary trip. The cottage was private, well decorated, and had both an electric fireplace and a Jacuzzi. Everything was very well maintained and clean. The provided breakfast was served with a smile, the dining area was inviting, and the varied breakfast menu was wonderful all three...

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Happy that you enjoyed your anniversary get-away and that Hawk Valley was able to play a role in that celebration. We look forward to your next visit.

St. Charles, IL
Reviewed 21 October 2015

This is our fourth visit to Hawk Valley Retreat. We always look forward to a pleasant experience and helpful hosts Hal and Wendy! As always, Hal cooked amazing breakfasts that keep you happy until dinner. Our cottage is always cozy, comfy, and clean. Scott always likes the cookies and candy Wendy leaves for us. We look forward to our next...

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We too look forward to your next visit. And...the candy was delicious and gone in under forty-eight hours. See you soon.

Pekin, Illinois
Reviewed 21 October 2015

We love staying at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages. This is our 2nd stay and we can't wait to go back. Wendy and Hal are such a nice couple. It is always nice at breakfast to see where others are going for the weekend.

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Thank you so much and we look forward to your third visit.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 October 2015

Once again, my husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend get-away at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages. We love the Somerset Cottage. I particularly enjoy relaxing on the swing on the back porch. From the hosts to the beautiful, peaceful surroundings, everything here is perfect. This is our third stay, and we have not been disappointed with anything. We look...

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We certainly love having you here at Hawk Valley Retreat. We are so happy that you take advantage of the porch and swing. That is one of our favorite spots to sit and relax when we have the time. Thanks again and we will see you soon. Wendy and Hal

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: £76 - £169 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“We stayed in the Meadows Room (in the main house) which has an especially comfortable bed! There are also cabins available.”
mboening, 6 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed on the main house, all three guest rooms are really nice.”
mkford08, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoy staying in the cottages.”
836nicks, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The only things we were disappointed in was the wifi. But we also realize being where we were was probably the best we were going to get... it just made us be more creative with our time!”
977taushac, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are Very Nice, be sure and use the nice big tub, soo relaxing!!!”
P6777GAjackieg, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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