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Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, a romantic getaway in Illinois


Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages Bed and Breakfast is a welcoming, family-friendly bed and breakfast in the heart of Illinois. The enchanting resort is located just a few kilometers from Galena and is surrounded by 10 hectares of beautiful natural landscapes with picturesque valleys, flowering meadows, manicured gardens and tranquil ponds that allow a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages offers four private cottages spread across the property and three beautifully appointed rooms in the main house, plus a renovated barn that can be rented for events and functions. A hearty, rustic breakfast is served every morning. Relax in the garden with a book or explore the surrounding countryside and enjoy the natural beauty. Hawk Valley retreat


Guest accommodations



Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages offers four private cottages spread across the property and three beautifully appointed rooms in the main house. The detached cottages offer an extra level of seclusion and privacy and are fully equipped for a self-catering holiday. The rooms in the main house are comfortable and cozy with a rustic decor and lovely views of the garden and countryside.

Somerset Cottage is a one-bedroom cottage with an en suite shower and spa bath, spacious living area with a wood-burning fireplace and a large veranda overlooking the gardens.

The Fox Glen, Pines and Hillside cottages are cozy studio cabins for comfort and style, with elegant bedrooms, private bathrooms with shower / tub combos, and bright, sunny views. Photo:


Other accommodation options



The guest rooms in the main building of the refuge are individually decorated to exude their own character and charm. They have luxurious amenities such as central air conditioning with cooling and heating, TV with cable and DVD player, and wireless Internet. Each room has its own entrance from the terrace surrounding the house with outdoor seating and has access to the main dining room and communal seating area.

The Meadows has a king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with a double walk-in shower. The Woodlands has a queen-size bed, a full bathroom with an oversized tub / shower combo, and a cozy sitting area. The Garden Room has a queen-size bed and a small en suite shower room. Photo:


Breakfast and amenities



A full country breakfast is served every morning in the main house dining room and offers a selection of healthy and hearty hot and cold dishes. Breakfast includes fresh fruit and fruit juices, yoghurt, muesli, freshly baked delicacies, jams, egg dishes and a selection of coffee and teas.

Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages offers special extras that make guests' stays more enjoyable, from in-room massages to romantic dinners for two. Revitalizing massages given by expert masseuses can be enjoyed in the comfort of guest rooms or cottages and range from traditional couples' treatments to hot stone massages. Romantic candlelit dinners can be arranged on request in the privacy of the rooms or cottages or in the main dining room and consist of a starter, main course, two side dishes and dessert. Birthdays and celebrations can be celebrated with special accents such as a homemade cake, a seasonal flower arrangement or a selection of handmade chocolates. Photo:


Plan this vacation



Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages offers a range of packages for weddings and other special celebrations and events. The retreat offers several beautiful spaces, both indoors and outdoors, for various types of functions from romantic weddings and ceremonies to birthday and anniversary parties.

The kidnapping package includes a wedding bouquet and boutonniere in the color of your choice, an officer, small homemade wedding cake and a flash drive of photos taken during the ceremony. The honeymoon package includes a two night stay in the cottage of your choice, a head-to-toe massage in the privacy of the cottage, a romantic dinner in the cottage, breakfast each morning and flowers and chocolates on arrival.

Back to: Romantic Weekend Getaways from Chicago Contact: 2752 W. Cording Rd. Galena, Illinois 61036, Phone: 815-777-4100 Photo:



Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, a romantic getaway in Illinois


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