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Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We absolutely love Hawk Valley, this is a fantastic place to stay. Hal and Wendy are great hosts and you can’t go wrong. We have stayed here multiple times and never been disappointed. Hospitality is great and the breakfast is fantastic!

We stayed in a cabin over a long weekend. The property is secluded enough but still close to Galena. The cabin was clean and had all modern amenities. The cabins lack a some of the charm that several B&Bs in the Galena area have, but we didn’t mind given all the other positives of the cabins and property. Breakfast was delicious each morning and there are fresh cookies waiting for you each afternoon. The owners are exceptionally friendly.

Wendy and Hal were terrific. Breakfasts were off the charts, and the insight that Wendy provided was beautiful. This review must be at least 200 characters, so I am wasting time filling in the characters.

My wife and I decided to elope and we chose Hawk Valley Retreat as the site. We couldn't have a made a better choice!! Wendy and Hal ran everything smoothly and it will be a memory that last a lifetime. The food was excellent, cottages are fantastic. location is easy to find and just a short drive outside of historic Galena. Highly recommend!

We had a great time at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages. We stayed in the Pines Cottage and it was so nice and relaxing. The weather didn't cooperate and we had snow in late April but we didn't care as we were looking for some R & R and this was definitely the place to have it. Hal and Wendy were perfect hosts, breakfast was incredible! It was our first trip to Galena and we were glad we picked somewhere a little out of downtown so it was more relaxing. We will be back and would definitely recommend Hawk Valley to anyone.

Great place to meet up with friends. Breakfast each morning is excellent. Hal and Wendy are wonderful hosts. Feels like family when we visit. Birds are fun to watch while eating in the morning or relaxing on the porch. Beautiful country setting. Short drive to Galena for walking, shopping, and great food.

This is a wonderful place! Hal and Wendy are awesome hosts! They make you feel welcomed and the food is AMAZING!! If you are in the Galena area you should DEFINATLEY stay here!!! They have great gluten free options. You couldn't ask for better hosts..

The Hawk Valley Retreat was a great place to stay. We stayed in the Pines Cottage and enjoyed every minute of it. Hal and Wendy put on a great breakfast! Would definitely stay here again. Dennis and Gail

We spent a lovely long weekend at the Hillside Cottage. Quiet, romantic, and well-appointed. Breakfasts were delicious and plentiful. The drive into Galena was short and scenic. We would happily return.

Stayed in the somerset cottage. Nice cozy cabin. Breakfast was delicious every morning. Well keep grounds and cabins. A natures lovers retreat. Quiet and peaceful. Walking trails and wildlife. Easy drive to Galena.

2752 West Cording Road Galena IL

Hotel highlights

  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages is located 7.9 mi (12.7 km) from Apple Canyon Lake and 8.6 mi (13.9 km) from Old Blacksmith Shop. This 7-room, 3.5-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.


Free full breakfast is served each morning from 8 AM to 9 AM.


A flat-screen TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, free bottled water, and free toiletries. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Guests of Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. Friendly staff can provide front-desk service during limited hours, and also offer advice about sightseeing.

Room options

Cottage, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub (Hillside)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking (The Garden Room)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking, Jetted Tub (Fox Glen)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (The Meadows)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

100.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 523 reviews

Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages

2752 West Cording Road, Galena, IL 61036