Inn At Irish Hollow and Country English Cottages

2800 S Irish Hollow Road , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)

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The INN at IRISH HOLLOW and COUNTRY ENGLISH COTTAGES is rated the best Country Inn in the Midwest. Set on 500 acres of magnificent rolling hillsides and valleys, the Inn offers the perfect setting to reconnect and be pampered in the heart of Galena's picture-perfect countryside. Guests enjoy personalized comfort, superb hospitality and lush amenities designed to thrill the most sophisticated traveler. The Irish Hollow award winning kitchen creates gorgeous meals hand-crafted from the world's finest natural and organic ingredients, along with selections from the Inn's own organic farm gardens. The lavish Full Country Gourmet Breakfast is served daily. The tremendous seven-course Candlelight Dinners are included in the seasonal packages. The onsight Massage Staff provides Hot Stone Therapy Massage which integrates the best techniques from around the world, ranging from a 75 minutes to a 2 1/2 hour experience. The 500 acre estate is cut with miles of hiking trails, streams, rock outcroppings, wooded ridges and connects to a 1500 acre nature preserve. Featured as a favorite by The New York Times, The Chicago Sun-Times, Midwest Living, Glamour and Country Living magazines.

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Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.9

A gem

5 on April 23, 2018

Inn at Irish Hollow’s is a gem, we had such a lovely time. The food was exceptional, the staff so kind, sweet, and informative. We loved our experience so much the night we came home, we booked a cottage again in November!


Best weekend

5 on April 23, 2018

Went here for my wife's birthday weekend get away and it was awesome. Great people , great food, great experience. Would recommend to anyone and we are definitely coming back.


An amazing experience!

5 on April 20, 2018

The Inn had been recommended to us by friends so we expected it to be nice but it exceeded any expectations we had! Friendly, fun, relaxed and set in a gorgeous setting. We loved that we had our own cottage and the attention to detail that is paid to all elements of the inn. What truly takes the Inn at Irish Hollow to a new level is the food. This is a fine dining experience brought to a bed and breakfast level like we have never seen. Thoughtful composed dishes that are delicious! This is truly a magical place.


Almost perfect

4.4 on April 12, 2018

Our stay was almost perfect in all respects save for two things, one minor, and one major. The minor issue was that the half and half containers in the room refrigerator were long expired. We initially thought the off-flavor of our coffee was due to the water. The next day we used bottled water. No improvement. I then noticed the dates on the containers. The major issue was that there was an overpowering odor of mold we came to suspect on the second day that it was centered in the recently rehabilitated bathroom and spread by the ventilation system. We left the system off and depended on the fireplace for heat. We reported the above to the innkeeper and they were very dismayed. I'm certain they will address both issues. Notwithstanding, we will be back!


Tranquil getaway

4.0 on April 05, 2018

Wonderful cottages to stay in complete w/fireplace, champagne and chocolates. No tv - just music of your choice. Great location in the countryside of Galena


Amazing!

5 on April 02, 2018

Loved every bit of our time there! Nice quiet weekend with excellent food! Great people and atmosphere! Planning on coming many times over!


Put this on your bucket list

5 on March 31, 2018

I can’t say enough about this cottage. The food was better than a 5 star resort.. the amount of food is unbelievable. The 7 course dinner was beyond exceptional and delicious. They don’t miss one detail, and they add details to the fine details. They have everything you could imagine and more. I can’t wsit to go back for Christmas. Truly the most peaceful place.


A piece of paradise!

5 on March 22, 2018

My wife and I had an amazing time in the French maid cottage! Sat by the fire and relaxed from a hectic busy life. Wished we could have stayed like that forever. Beautiful rolling hills surround the property and Galena IL is a short drive away. The food was superb! The staff was extremely nice and took care of our every request. We love Irish Hallow and will be returning soon!


Perfect romantic getaway

4.2 on March 13, 2018

We stayed in the French Maid's Cottage, which was full of charm and cozy décor including a two sided fireplace with a stash of wood for the burning. The dinner that was provided was definitely top drawer. I can imagine this place as a wonderful retreat year round with hiking trails for all seasons. I wish we could have stayed longer!


Perfect romantic getaway

4.4 on March 01, 2018

The furnishings and amenities are just wonderful. We stayed in the French Maid's Cottage and it was quaint and yet luxurious. Well worth the expense for a secluded getaway with a fireplace and room service and a whirlpool bath for two. Classy.


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Rooms & Rates

The Stonewood Cottage

Absolutely exquisite English Countryside Cottage for two, featuring huge limestone wood-burning fireplace in both the bedroom and the sitting room, leathered walls, and beautiful amenities. The all-marble bathroom has large double whirlpool, walk-in shower and separate stool room. Huge King poster bed overlooks fireplace. The furnishing are comfortably gorgeous, on hardwood floors and oriental rugs. Wet bar features espresso maker, fridge small appliances, coffee/tea service. The screened sitting porch overlooks the lush hillside and casual gardens at Irish Hollow. Romantic Getaway, plus!

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

Nightly Rate: $240 - $425

The Olde Orchard Cottage

Grand Cottage for two at the base of the antique apple orchard, with wood-burning fireplace in both the bedroom and the sitting room. A huge all-granite bathroom features double whirlpool and step-in shower. Remarkably beautiful furnishings and accessories throughout, with screened sitting porch, perfect for a romantic breakfast for two (delivered to your door on request). Hardwood and granite floors, wet bar with espresso maker, fridge and the works, stereo system. The picture perfect spot for romance!

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

Nightly Rate: $240 - $425

The French Maid's Cottage

Gorgeous Historic Cottage set in it's own Garden. Originally built for the French Maid in 1880s the cottage has been preserved and updated with beautiful bath with large double whirlpool, walk-in shower and separate stool room. The two-sided fireplace is open to both the bedroom and the sitting room. Wonderful overstuffed funishings, gorgeous woodwork, hardwood floors, oriental rugs and beautiful amenities, coupled with the Inn's magnificent food makes this the perfect romantic stay in the country.

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

Nightly Rate: $245 - $445

The Gardner's Cottage

A Magnificent Romantic Cottage for two. Huge stone fireplace in both the living room and the bath on the spa tub deck. Custom decor with gorgeous furnishings, elaborate comfort, and scintilating views. Every amenity that you could hope for, plus! The details, such as customized Ipod, WiFi, sumptuous bedding, two person shower room with body sprays and rain, A must-stay! Beyond the ultimate Galena Bed and Breakfast!

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

Nightly Rate: $425 - $595

The Station House Cottage

The ultimate Galena Getaway Cottage! Every detail has been considered for your ultimate visit to the Galena Countryside! Stunning decor, detailed amenities, and every conveniece await your visit. Perched on the old railbed, the views dfrom the cottage are spectacular. Wood-burning fireplace in both the bath and sitting rooms, screened lounge porch, delivered breakfast, custom designer furnishings, lush linens, WiFi, and wet bar all combine to provide for the perfect private romantic getaway that you have been needing!

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

Nightly Rate: $425 - $595

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Location

Location Type

Countryside

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 19 miles

Directions to property:

From Chgo: I-90 to Rockford, Hwy 20 West past Elizabeth, IL 3 miles to Rodden Road, left 2 miles to Irish Hollow Rd., right 1 mile to property. From Dubuque: Hwy 20 East, over the Mississippi River, past downtown Galena, over the Galena River to Blackjack Road, right 3.3 miles to Irish Hollow Rd., left 3/4 mile to "Y" in road, LEFT!!! to remain on Irish Hollow Rd. 5.5. miles to property. From Platteville, WI: Hwy 84 South to Galena, Hwy 20 East past downtown Galena, over the Galena River to Blackjack Rd., right 3.3 miles to Irish Hollow Rd., left 3/4 mile to "Y" in road, LEFT!!! to remain on Irish Hollow Rd. 5.5 miles to property.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Horseback Riding, Canoeing/kayaking, On-site Massage Spa, Eagle/Bird watching, Christmas Events, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Farm, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Bicycles/helmets, Picnic Baskets, Valet Service

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, 500 acres with miles of Hiking Trails, Horse-drawn Buggy Rides, Candlelight Dinners, Couples Massage, Downhill skiing, Picnics, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00pm/flexible
  • Check Out:: 12:00pm/flexibl
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On exterior porches only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: No Suites and Cottages are designed for one couple
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night wknd packages
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card guarantee or Check for 50 percents of entire bill required with all reservations.
  • Cancellations: Due to the Inn's intimate size and exclusive location, 30-day cancellation required for full refund, (less $50.00 administrative fee). If cancellation occurs within 30 days of arrival, (regardless of when reservation was made), the customer is responsible for the reservation in full. We will happily credit any amount the the reservation staff is able to sublet. Regretfully, No exceptions.
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tony Kemp / Bill Barrick

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00-10:00 or by request
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, vegan, all special diets


Signature Dish

Seasonal Candlelight Dinners
The Irish Hollow kitchen is renown for world-class fare served in the simple surroundings of the Old General Store Dining Room. Menus are hand-crafted from natural and organic ingredients from around the garden, the area and the world. Extraordinary meals such as the Summer Countryside Picnic, the Autumn Harvest Dinner, and the Old World Christmas Dinner, thrill connoisseurs year-round. Amazing pastries, uniquely delicious breakfasts, outrageous dinners, handmade chocolate, and out-of-this-world pillow cookies keep guests begging for the Inn's well-kept secret recipes. Our kitchen skillfully and delightedly accommodates special dietary needs and preferences and specializes in GLUTEN-FREE alternatives.


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