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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a wonderful stay at Hawk Valley! The cottage was clean and nicely furnished. We enjoyed the whirlpool tub, the swing on the back porch, and the beautiful surroundings. We especially enjoyed getting to know Wendy and Hal over the delicious breakfasts they prepared for us! We look forward to future visits to Hawk Valley. Amy & John S.

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

Thanks so much for your kind words and we too look forward to your return visit. Always something new and exciting to due in and around Galena, or of course you can simply rest and relax. Again thanks and we hope to see you soon. Wendy and Hal

Streamwood, Illinois
Reviewed 8 October 2016

We stayed in the Fox Glen Cottage over our anniversary weekend, and had a wonderful time. I did not get to see the views from the other cottages, and wonder what the views look like from those back patios. Our view from the back porch featured many pines/spruces and it was fun to bird watch. You could not see much...

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

We thank you for your review and your comments. You are right on with your comments on the views. Each cottage's back porch is surround by pine trees which provide privacy for the guests, but not necessarily a view. Fifteen years ago there was a full view of cornfields and not a tree on the property...hard to figure out which...

Western Springs, Illinois
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Helpful, friendly hosts. My wife and I stayed in one of the three rooms in the main house - not overly spacious, but nicely furnished, clean and comfortable. It was nice to have our own entrance from outside. Hawk Valley Resort is less than 15 minutes drive from Galena, surrounded by farms and woods and streams - very quiet and...

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

We certainly enjoyed having you stay with us here at Hawk Valley and appreciate you sharing your review with us. Wendy and Hal

Madison
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and I went to Hawk Valley Retreat to elope. It was beautiful and peaceful, and the owners made everything so easy for us with their elopement package. The rooms were private and had a very home-like feel. The homemade breakfasts were a delicious treat. I highly recommend Hawk Valley!

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We can't tell you how much we love having elopements here on the property. We believe that it is a wonderful start to a couple's new life together. We hope to celebrate your anniversary with you next year. Many years of happiness and love to you both. Wendy and Hal

Dixon, Illinois
Reviewed 1 October 2016

My husband and I were married there last year and returned for our 1st anniversary. Everything was exceptional! Love! Love! Love! We can't wait to go back yearly for our anniversary! Beautiful, relaxing, serene and welcoming! Wendy and Hal are amazing people.

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

We certainly enjoyed your return visit and hope that this can be an annual event. We love to celebrate our guest's yearly milestones. See you next year. Wendy and Hal

Chicago suburbs
Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you want a beautiful nature setting while still being close to the stores and restaurants in downtown Galena, we highly recommend Hawk Valley! The hosts are very gracious and accommodating, and the breakfasts are unbelievable--enough to fill you till dinner. We return year after year at the time of the Galena house walk, a very enjoyable weekend.

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We thank you for your kind words and we look forward to your return visit and next year's house walk. Hal and Wendy

Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing vacation in this bed & breakfast place!! it was a perfect place for relaxing and refreshing!! The owners (Wendy and Hal) were very hospitable and the food was delicious...we felt that we are in our home!! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone love the nature, quite, and the peaceful!!

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We are thrilled that you enjoyed your short stay with us and having our guests feel as if they are at home is one of our goals...so thank you for sharing your thoughts. We hope to see you in the near future. Wendy and Hal

Plainfield, Illinois
Reviewed 14 September 2016

My wife and I stayed there in September, the location is just outside of Galena. A little remote but very relaxing, the drive into town during night can be a little scary since you are in the country. We didn't get a chance to explore the grounds, which I wanted to. The accommodations were good, it wasn't the cleanest but...

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

Thank you for your response and comments. Our country retreat does at times present challenges. but generally it is strong. I will reach out to you on the phone coverage as we haven't had issues, but coverage can be dependent on your carrier, as it is in many locations. We do look forward to your return visit and hope that...

Aurora, Illinois
Reviewed 1 September 2016

My husband and I stayed at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages recently.We had delicious morning meals and loved the natural setting.We awoke daily to a hearty breakfast and watched the hummingbirds feed while we ate our meal. The owners were gracious hosts and gave us helpful tips on how to get the most from our vacation.We are trying to give...

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

We certainly appreciate your feedback and apologize for your experience. Although we have no dogs on the property, sometimes keeping up with some of the "natural" inhabitants can be a full time job, but again our apologies. Certainly we apologize for the coldness of the room and that you found the bathroom to be less than satisfactory. It is our...

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Hawk Valley Retreat was a wonderful place to relax and take in the local flavor of Galena, IL and Dubuque, IA. We stayed for a long weekend and enjoyed the rolling hills, great restaurants and birdwatching. Our hosts were extremely helpful and kind, not to mention amazing cooks. Breakfasts were generous and delicious. We will definitely be returning with family...

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We thank you for joining us here at Hawk Valley Retreat and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that you are thinking of returning with family. Thanks again. Wendy and Hal

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 Road, Galena, IL 61036
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: ₹ 6,688 - ₹ 14,946 (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 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.”
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