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Reviewed 27 September 2015

This was our third time back to Hawk Valley. We stayed in the Hillside and loved it! It is as if when you open the door to your cottage that everything in your body just relaxes. Every single trip to Galena we have done something different, It is so hard to leave Hawk Valley. It feels like you are in...

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

Love having you and look forward to your next visit. We will see what is new at your next stay. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal.

Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I was in transit between states and chose Hawk Valley from the internet based primarily on location, which was near an old friend. My two nights in the Garden Room were gloriously relaxing and cozy. I found the hosts kind, welcoming and flexible - a perfect combination. I would enjoy being at the Retreat in any season.

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We enjoyed having you stay with us and were thrilled that you were able to hook up with your old friend...makes all that driving worth it. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal

Tinley Park, Illinois
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Mark & I were so happy to finally get a reservation at the retreat. We have been trying for 5 yrs to get into Galena and stay @ a B & B but could never get a reservation. Although it was only one night it was the important night, our anniversary. So hopefully next time Hal & Wendy will have...

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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this review

We are so happy that you were finally able to get away to Galena and are thrilled that you found us. We hope that you don't have to wait another five years to come back as there are so many things to see and do while in Galena. Thanks again. Hal and Wendy

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 8 September 2015

We had a fantastic weekend getaway! We were able to relax and reconnect and romance in our own cabin in the woods. We were only 10 minutes away from the lovely downtown Galena IL with great restaurants shops and activities. And the breakfast is literally the best you have ever had!! Hal and Wendy are the hostesses with the most!!!!

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Loved having you stay with us. Don't know about hostesses with the mostesses...but we do know that we love our guests...you all make it so much fun! It is so great wanting to get up in the morning because you love what you do. Thanks again....Wendy and Hal

Illinois
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We spent 3 nights at Hawk Valley retreat this August. What a great getaway. The location is beautiful, the grounds are inviting and quiet, and we liked being in the country out of town vs a B and B in town. It's only a 10 min drive into town. Wendy and Hal were extremely accommodating. They took the time to...

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Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with others on Trip Advisor. We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us here at Hawk Valley Retreat and look forward to your return visit. Wendy and Hal

Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 31 August 2015

This is the only place I stay now when I come to Galena. Nothing compares! Quiet, beautiful, peaceful setting only 10 minutes from the hustle-bustle of downtown Galena. The breakfasts are delicious! Hal & Wendy are the best! You will not be disappointed.

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We so appreciate seeing our return guests, we always hope that when our guests leave they will return soon...almost like looking for family to return. Hope to see you again soon. Wendy and Hal

Evergreen Park, Illinois
Reviewed 30 August 2015

Wendy and has are awesome hosts. The cottage was like a home away from home. We felt very comfortable and relaxed. When you want a great home cooked breakfast and perfect scenery this is the place to be.

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So happy to hear that we were able to provide you with a great spot for your getaway weekend. We hope that you will visit again soon. Wendy and Hal

Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

My husband and I literally just left and loved EVERYTHING about this getaway. Wendy and Hal are beyond sweet the breakfast was delicious every morning and the entire place is beautiful! It's about a 15 minute drive to downtown Galena. The only thing I would suggest is when you arrive try to get there in the daylight. This was our...

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Loved having you at Hawk Valley Retreat and we are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves. Will look forward to seeing you again soon. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed 17 August 2015

Girlfriend and I stayed for an extended weekend mini vacation. Owners provided us with a schedule of events that were occurring while we in the area. As a special request they had a bouquet of flowers in the room upon our arrival. What else can you say, clean cottages, EXTREMELY quiet/ private location, close enough of a drive to town...

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We are glad that your extended weekend was a success. Although we delivered the flowers it was you that thought of them and remember...it's the thought that counts. We look forward to your return visit and thank you again for your kind words. They are much appreciated. Wendy and Hal.

Cary, Illinois
Reviewed 17 August 2015

My wife and I spent the weekend of August 14th at the Somerset cottage at Hawk Valley. It was an incredible experience. First of all, the hosts, Hal and Wendy are amazing! Always friendly, waning to make sure you have the most relaxing experience. The breakfast and the dinner that we ordered were all amazing. I have never had a...

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You certainly packed in lots of stuff while here at Hawk Valley, yet you still got to relax. So happy that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • 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: ₹ 6,384 - ₹ 14,265 (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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“We stayed on the main house, all three guest rooms are really nice.”
 of 5 bubbles mkford08, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We enjoy staying in the cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles 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!”
 of 5 bubbles 977taushac, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are Very Nice, be sure and use the nice big tub, soo relaxing!!!”
 of 5 bubbles P6777GAjackieg, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Cozy room with the added benefit of a king size bed and fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles J6849UCdonnas, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
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