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“Quiet and cozy getaway.”

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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages
Ranked #4 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
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Martinsville
1 review
“Quiet and cozy getaway.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2009

We really enjoyed the room and the service. Jane was very nice and makes great breakfasts. We liked staying in the country. It was in close proximity to Galena, which is great for shopping and eating, but was far enough away as to be quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2009

This was a very relaxing and hospitable place to stay. Not too far from Galena yet far enough away to be very relaxed and just enjoy nature and the peace and quiet. Accomadations were very nice and the INN keeper was so very personable. Fantastic...

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Aurora, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2009

This was our second stay at Hawk Valley. My husband and I knew this would be our vacation spot for our one year anniversary. The inn keepers are so friendly, and they make amazing breakfasts. Excellent stay for "getting away from it all". Private cottages offer kitchenettes, fireplace, and hot tub. Inn keepers even mailed me something I had left in the cottage after my stay; so very helpful! We will be back to visit again!

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2009

Hawk Valley Retreat was a perfect place to spend a long weekend with our kids and grandkids. Our rooms were large with very comfortable beds. Breakfasts were super. The grandkids loved fishing in the pond and netting frogs. There was plenty of space for family conversation and games. The porch swing was a perfect place to sit and read a book or watch the birds. Never saw so many hummingbirds in one place!! We plan to return next year.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Mahomet IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2009

My husband & I have spent the last 2 anniversaries at Hawk Valley, and plan to spend many many more there. The grounds are beautiful, and the views from the deck are breath-taking. The cottages are peaceful, restful and private. The homemade breakfasts are absolutley decadent. Only mere minutes from Galena's shopping & antique stores, but we recommend spending at least one entire day at Hawk Valley to really enjoy it's beauty. The Innkeepers are so friendly & welcoming, they make you feel like family. The weekend we stayed, Jane had a bonfire and all guests roasted marshmallows & made s'mores, talked & mingled. What a pleasure that was! The nature trails offer a great opportunity to become familiar with nature with bird watching, and the pond so full of life.
Jane & Fritz truly have a slice of heaven on earth at Hawk Valley, and we are so grateful that they choose to let us share it with them.
We have already booked our Cottage for next years stay & are counting down the days until we are there again!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2009

We live in suburban chicago and simply love the peace and serenity of Hawk Valley Retreat. Jane, the owner, does an fabulous job making you feel right at home. From her scrumptious breakfasts, to her fresh baked cookies, and her great tips on one of the many excursions/attractions in the area. We brought our two children with us a number of years ago and, unfortunately for me and my wife, can't return without them.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2009

We just had a weekend getaway to Hawk Valley and everything was perfect. The grounds were beautiful with the flowers in bloom. The pond was full of life with frogs, fish, and turtles. We caught a bunch of bass with some in the 3-4 lb range and lots more bluegills. The bird watching was great with blue herons, green herons, blue birds, hummingbirds, etc… It was amazing to sit on the deck and have the hummingbirds fly right next to you to get to the feeders. One night Jane, the innkeeper, helped us with a campfire down by the pond. Jane provided skewers so we had a cook-out. Breakfast each day was so wonderful my wife asked for the recipes. We went to Galena and Dubuque, IA for shopping, sightseeing and dining. We had a great time. But the highlight of the trip was Hawk Valley and its great hosts, Jane and Fritz. Thanks for making our weekend perfect. Check out some of the wonderful pictures I took all on the property.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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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 33 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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