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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
Ranked #4 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Wilmette, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
228 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Diamond in the rough -literaly”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

12 minutes out of Galena and worth it. B & B with peace & quiet , fantastic views, freshly made breakfast The cabins are the total package, hot tub, flat screen, big bed, kitchenette, nice faux fireplace, fishing pond and endless cookies should you want. Entry driveway is very long and bumpy to Main house with 3 rooms and breakfast area. Additionally they have 4 large free standing cabins, and that's the way to go. Check out the 2-3 day stays that throw in Tues. Free.

Room Tip: Go with a cabin - Fox Glen was ours, yet they all looked awesome. Main house rooms have private entr...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
We enjoyed having you at Hawk Valley and look forward to your next visit and perhaps meeting your children.
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des moines
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

We visited Galena On Oct 4,5,6. It was a wonderful trip for three sisters and our husbands. We stayed at Hawk Valley and were very pleased with our experience. There are many hotel and bed and breakfast choice in Galena. We found that the town was delightful but there were a lot of people there and by staying in the country at Hawk Valley, it was so nice to get away from the crowd and drive thru the countryside to a quiet, peaceful place. The drive there was beautiful, not too far, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. I had a question about an event nearby and before I got the question out they had called to get the answer for me. The breakfast were delicious and plentiful. We stayed in three of the cottages and they were clean, nicely decorated and all had decks with beautiful views and had everything we needed, coffee maker and whirlpool tubs. There cookies to snack on in each cottage. It was a wonderful place to stay and we enjoyed to much, would go back in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: I did not see the rooms but the cottages were all wonderful
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Loved having the entire family. What a wonderful way to catch up with the family events. We look forward to another visit and again thank you for choosing Hawk Valley Retreat.
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Franksville
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Reviewed 28 September 2013

Sooo peaceful & beautiful! Clean! Delicious breakfast too! Just have to drive a bit to get to location, but worth it. We stayed in the garden room in the main house. It was cozy and pleasantly decorated. Wonderful couples weekend. Very relaxing. We enjoyed sitting on the porch swing watching the stars. If you are looking for peace and quiet, excellent choice.

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Skokie
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Our stay was wonderful. We can't wait to go back. Accommodations were lovely, clean and modern. The owners were warm and friendly. You have great views of the hilly countryside and a nice peaceful setting. The breakfast was also generous and excellent. Highly recommended.

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review, 27 September 2013
Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit.
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Roselle
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

This is the best place for couples who are looking for a quiet and romantic place. The Hosts make the best breakfast. The beds are spacious. Everything is SUPER clean and classy. I would recommend it to couples. The location is great..just 8 miles from Galena downtown.

Room Tip: The Swan Room may be the best..but cottages look great...if you could afford them, especially the So...
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review, 27 September 2013
We enjoyed having you and enjoyed our breakfast conversations. Enjoy the remainder of your fall.
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California
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

This is a lovely place out in the country, quiet and peaceful. But only a 10-minute drive to Galena. It's on a big lot; it takes 20 or 30 minutes just to walk the trail that circles the property. We loved sitting on the deck at night, with no sounds but the crickets and frogs.

The breakfast was excellent, the room very comfortable, and the hosts helpful and considerate. We would unreservedly recommend this place and happily stay there again.

Room Tip: We loved Swan Lake. It's at the end of the building and has windows on two sides. If the place...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review, 27 September 2013
Thank you for your kind review. We trust you enjoyed the remainder of your reunion trip and that you had a safe trip home.
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chicago,illinois
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Reviewed 18 August 2013

My husband and I went to Hawk Valley to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Hal & Wendy, the owners, are very gracious. We came in late Friday (we let them know ahead of time), no problem. My husband has dietary needs, again, no problem. Fresh cookies during the day, a Keurig with coffee, tea and cocoa whenever. The views are amazing, and lend that sense of peace and serenity we were needing. We went to Hawk Valley years ago, and I believe the former owners would be very pleased that Hal & Wendy are continuing their tradition of elegance and relaxation at an affordable price. I cannot wait to return!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review, 20 August 2013
We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us here at Hawk Valley and are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We love it when our guests love Hawk Valley just as much as we do! See you soon.
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Property: Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
Address: 2752 W Cording Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9747
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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