Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

2752 West Cording Rd. , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)

About

Affordable guestrooms and cottages available for your stay. On-site massage service available. Golf and wineries nearby. Relaxed & quiet setting just 10 minutes from Main Street Galena. Check our website for packages, specials, and curent rates on all of our rooms and cottages. B&B.com Gift Certificates accepted.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Highly Recommended

5 on September 17, 2014

Close enough to town, but situated in a peaceful setting makes this the ideal retreat for Galena visitors.The owners are welcoming and provide a tasteful breakfast that will keep you satisfied through to the afternoon. I will continue to make this my preference in the future. Barb


Fantastic !!!

5 on August 10, 2014

This was our first stay at a B&B. Wendy and Hal were outstanding hosts. Hawk Valley far exceeded our expectations. The house is lovely, clean and very homey. Our room The Woodlands had all the comforts of home and we loved the deck with patio table and chairs to enjoy our coffee and dessert at night. A very special weekend for us, can't wait to go back next year !!!


Great weekend!

4.8 on July 28, 2014

My wife and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary by spending it in the Pines cottage the weekend of July 25-27. Every aspect of the weekend was outstanding. We took advantage of the Romantic Dinner Package and the Traditional Spa Package. Both were very enjoyable. The cottage, with its double whirlpool and king size bed, was very cozy. Wendy and Hal were very gracious hosts. We are letting all of our friends know of the Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages!


A lovely retreat

4.4 on May 14, 2014

Tucked away on the hills outside Galena, Hawk Valley Retreat & Cabins is an outstanding choice. The 10 acres are lovely and include a walking path and a pond. We stayed in the Pines cabin and it is spacious, nicely decorated, and has a private porch where we sipped our wine in the evening.


Hawk Valley Retreat was Fabulous!!

4.8 on April 09, 2014

I highly recommend Hawk Valley to any couple who wants a nice quiet getaway. The cottage was amazing, there were homemade cookies daily and the service was superb!


Amazing Spring Break Weekend

5 on April 02, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed an amazing weekend in the Pines cottage. The food was wonderful and we loved the private dinner. It was great to have a hot stone massage in the room also.


Hawk Valley Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on April 02, 2014

This is a lovely B&B with private cottages as well as rooms in the owner's home. The breakfast is always delicious, and the property is gorgeous! The cottages we stay in are always clean, with great amenities such as a fireplace, jacuzzi tub and flat screen TV with DVD player! I highly recommend Hawk Valley in Galena, IL!


OMG - Like being at Grandma's!

4.8 on March 19, 2014

This was our first experience at a B&B. I will definitely be going back to Hawk Valley. We stayed in the Swan Lake Room, one of three in the main house. It was spacious for a bedroom & the bathroom was very nice sized. Hawk Valley has four individual cottages. Both mornings, we ate a delicious, hearty hot breakfast. The servings were very substantial, One of the options was a "Romantic Candlelight Dinner for Two". The cost was $90, but worth every penny. We selected an appetizer, entrée, two sides and dessert. It was enough to serve four! Some of the benefits of Hawk Valley over the other B&B's I researched, Hawk Valley has separate doors that lead from the bedrooms to the wrap-around deck that circles around the entire main house, breakfast serving time is based on when each couple gets to the dining room to eat, cookies & candies are always sitting out for guests. Hal & Wendy are a wealth of information, they suggested several spots to visit that we would not have known about, off the beaten path. I would definitely recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a casual, laid-back, country setting with delicious food served to feed an army. They are only 8 miles from town, just seems farther because of the country roads, but it doesn't take but 10-15 minutes. When we left, it felt like telling Grandma good-bye to her good cooking & comfy home. Can't go wrong here!!


Absolutely amazing stay!

4.4 on February 26, 2014

Great hospitality by Wendy and Hal. Warm and inviting. Felt like being at home but with a full service chef! Rooms were warm and cozy and nicely decorated. Beautiful grounds covered with snow...definitely a nature's paradise as advertised...and definitely going back in the summer! Hal's cooking was amazing considering my husband & I are from the Chicagoland area and have many restaurants to compare to. Hal's culinary skills by far can beat any of the Galena restaurants in town. We picked the romantic dinner as an add on package & had so much food that there was enough for leftovers for a nice lunch the next day! Delicious and a great price too:) Close enough to town yet secluded for a nice romantic or family get away. You definitely won't go hungry!


Best B&B

4.6 on February 19, 2014

Beautiful scenery & very peaceful accommodations outside of town but convenient to all Galena has to offer.


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Rooms & Rates

Somerset Cottage

The Somerset is a one bedroom cottage with king bed, electric fireplace, A/C, sitting area, TV/DVD system, full bath w/ double whirlpool tub, kitchenette (w/microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, sink, dishes), wireless internet, eating area, private porch, and a parking space adjacent to the cottage. A full breakfast, served in the main house, is included each morning. Rates are lower for mid-week stays. Visit our website for additional information, availability, and current promotions and specials.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $225 - $225

Fox Glen Cottage

The Fox Glen is a studio cottage with king bed, electric fireplace, A/C, sitting area, TV/DVD system, full bath w/ double whirlpool tub, kitchenette (w/microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, sink, dishes), wireless internet, eating area, private porch, and a parking space adjacent to the cottage. A full breakfast, served in the main house, is included each morning. Rates are lower for mid-week stays. Visit our website for additional information, availability, and current promotions and specials.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Pine Cottage

The Pines is a studio bedroom cottage with king bed, electric fireplace, A/C, sitting area, TV/DVD system, full bath w/ double whirlpool tub, kitchenette (w/microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, sink, dishes), wireless internet, eating area, private porch, and a parking space adjacent to the cottage. A full breakfast, served in the main house, is included each morning. Rates are lower for mid-week stays. Visit our website for additional information, availability, and current promotions and specials.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Hillside Cottage

The Hillside is a studio cottage with king bed, electric fireplace, A/C, sitting area, TV/DVD system, full bath w/ double whirlpool tub, kitchenette (w/microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, sink, dishes), wireless internet, eating area, private porch, and a parking space adjacent to the cottage. A full breakfast, served in the main house, is included each morning. Rates are lower for mid-week stays. Visit our website for additional information, availability, and current promotions and specials.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Woodlands Room

The Woodlands Room features a Queen bed, private bath with shower, mini fridge, private entrance, wireless internet, and satellite TV/DVD system. The house has a wrap around deck with seating outside by each room. A full breakfast is included each morning served in the main dining room. Visit our website for additional information, availability, and current promotions and specials.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $98 - $98

Meadows Room

The Meadows room features a King bed, private bath with shower, mini fridge, private entrance, wireless internet, and satellite TV/DVD system. The house has a wrap around deck with seating outside by each room. A full breakfast is included each morning served in the main dining room. Visit our website for additional information, availability, and current promotions and specials.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $98 - $98

Garden Room

The Garden Room features a Queen bed, private bath with shower, mini fridge, private entrance, wireless internet, and satellite TV/DVD system. The house has a wrap around deck with seating outside by each room. A full breakfast is included each morning served in the main dining room. Visit our website for additional information, availability, and current promotions and specials.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $90 - $90

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Small town

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 30 miles

Directions to property:

From Rockford, Illinois, take Route 20 west to Elizabeth. Turn north onto Elizabeth/Scales Mound Road (west outskirts of town) and go 9-1/2 miles to Cording Road. Left on Cording to Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages. From Dubuque, Iowa, take Route 20 east to Galena. Turn left onto Main Street and go to the second stop sign (Meeker Street). Turn right onto Meeker/Stagecoach Trail and go 7 miles to Cording Road. Right on Cording to Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Distellery & Micro Brewery, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Movie library, Parking, Videos, Wi-Fi , on-site massage service available, snowshoes, skiing nearby, wineries & distellery, & golf

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV

On-site activities

Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Stargazing, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only County Ordinance
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum Friday & Saturday nights
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are secured with a credit card to hold the room. Not charged until arrival.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation requires an advance 7 day notice prior to arrival. When reserving three or more rooms or cottages, a 30 day notice is required. If cancellation is less than 7 days from date of arrival, a charge for the entire reservation will be incurred. You will not be charged if we are able to rebook your room(s).

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Wendy and Hal Gilpin

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

None

About the innkeepers

Traveling, Hiking, Enjoying the Great Outdoors, Cooking, Going Green, Meeting new people

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Meals

Breakfast

Full Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:00am - 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian Happy to accomodate any food alergy


Signature Dish

Marshall Field Thin Rolled Pancakes
A recipe that dates back to the late 1970's when Marshall Field's use to serve its $5.95 Champagne Brunch on Sunday's at all of its restaurants throughout the Chicago area. Brunch consisted of scrambled eggs, sausage links, and the famous Marshall Field's Thin Rolled Pancakes. The pancakes are more a crepe like consistency spread with whipped maple butter, rolled up, and then baked.


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Special Package

Honeymoon Special

Included in our Honeymoon Package is the following: -2 night stay in a cottage of your choice, subject to availability. Additional nights are charged at the full rate plus Hotel/Motel tax. -Head-to-Toe couples massage scheduled in your private cottage. A standard massage plus an Indian Head Massage (neck, shoulder, face, & scalp massage 30 minutes), and a hand and foot paraffin dip. Total time is approximately 2 hours. -A Romantic Dinner package served in your private cottage. -Breakfast delivered each morning to your cottage. -Flowers and 4 piece signature set of chocolates in your room upon arrival. $975.00 tax included, Please call for booking. 888 – 777 – 6016

Elopement Special

Our Elopement Package offers you the opportunity to avoid all the stress and anxiety associated with planning a traditional wedding. Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages makes your day beautiful and affordable. Our Elopement Package includes: officiant, wedding bouquet and boutonniere in your selected color, small wedding cake, and a flash drive of photos taken during the ceremony by us. A $200.00 non-refundable deposit required. There is an additional charge of $15.00/person for any guests attending the ceremony. $525/couple plus lodging.

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