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Reviewed 28 March 2018

A cottage all of our own, surrounded by lots of country space and trees with plenty of room to go for walks. The pond fountain could be heard from the deck swing and critters were endless to watch! Amazing Breakfast included and hosts were super friendly. The sharing of stories enhanced the trip. We had an amazing weekend at Hawk Valley Retreat and will go back!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. Glad you could hear the fountain (one of my favorite sounds) and were able to take advantage of the deck swing. Here's to a wonderful spring. Hal and Wendy

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Great food, great hospitality, very scenic area. Would recommend this place for a great get away week-end. A great place for getting away from the city life and relaxing in a quiet country atmosphere.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your anniversary celebration. We look forward to your next visit. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We have been to the property several times, and for good reason! Wendy and Hal are ALWAYS there for everything you need. Its like visiting family! Highly recommend. Great for couples getaway and for business too.

Room Tip: Everything was great!
Stayed: February 2018, travelled on business
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you so much...you have hit the nail on the head. We want people to feel comfortable, relaxed and to totally enjoy their stay with us. Whether visiting for a much needed get-away or as you mention perhaps staying while on business, we want our guests to look at this as their home away from home (of course with none of the chores). Thanks again. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed 28 February 2018

Wendy and Hal are the perfect hosts. Their complimentary breakfast was excellent, my wife really enjoyed that. The grounds were nice with that country atmosphere. The room was perfect with all the needs you require. We are planning to go back in the near future.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

We thank you not only for your visit but for taking the time to write a review. We do hope that you will return to Hawk Valley Retreat and take advantage of not only what we have to offer but what the beautiful area of Galena and Jo Daviess County have to offer. Each season has a variety of different activities and scenery to experience. Wendy and Hal

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We chose Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages for our elopement, and it was the best decision ever! We stayed in the Somerset, and it was beautiful! Breakfast was amazing! The ceremony was perfect! We will definitely be back!

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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HawkValleyInnkeeper, Owner at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

We are so happy that you found us and that you picked Hawk Valley Retreat to be a part of your very special day. You were a lovely couple and we look forward to your next visit. Hal and Wendy

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