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2800 S. Irish Hollow, Galena, IL 61036, USA    
(815) 777-6400, (815) 777-6000
 
 

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  1. The Ultimate Romantic Country Inn... set in the lush Irish Hollow Valley and dre...
  2. Being at Irish Hollow in the Wintertime is like wandering through a Thomas Kinka...
  3. The Stonewood Cottage offers rustic elegance, ultimate comfort and cozy sophisti...
  4. Created of Native Limestone, and Local Timbers, the Gardener's Cottage offers in...
  5. The Gardener's Cottage is your Romantic Dream come true. Organic and opulent wi...
  6. Isn't it time for just the two of you?...
  7. Let the Olde Orchard Cottage wrap you in comfort. The great Sleigh Bed awaits y...
  8. The Perfect Egg is just the beginning!...
  9. A crackling Wood Fire next to your private Spa makes the champagne taste even be...
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  11. Stay in this morning.... enjoy a Bathrobe Breakfast by your private Cottage Fire...
  12. For those moments that you have been longing for... time alone, together. ...


$195
- $495


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Description

Circa 1880. Spanning 500 gorgeous countryside acres in Galena, Illinois, this inn was designed for romantic getaways. Enjoy picturesque wandering trails and secret garden spots created for couples. Everything at this inn was designed to be experienced as a duo from showers and whirlpool tubs in lavish accommodations to using snowshoes, bikes and binoculars. Romantic meals can include a seven-course feast and a Bathrobe Breakfast in a private cottage, or dine in a secluded grotto and enjoy campfire picnic sites for two. Spectacular world-class body work is customized from an extensive menu. Every thoughtful detail at this inn invites partners to be immersed in each other.

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Rates

$195 to $495

Off Season: $195 to $495

Payment Types Accepted Include Discover, American Express, Master Card, Visa, Personal Checks and Travelers Checks.

    • Breakfast
    • Dinner
    • Picnic Lunches
    • Wine

Amenities

This property has 8 total guest accommodations with private bath, 8 with fireplaces, 5 with whirlpools and 5 cottages. The types of beds available include King and Queen.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Amenities
  • Bathrobes
  • Bicycles
  • Coffeemaker
  • Computers
  • Fireplace
  • Gift Shop
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Refrigerator
  • Stables
  • Turn-Down Service
  • Wireless Internet Access

Events Hosted

    • Weddings
    • Family Reunions
    • Romantic Getaways
    • Honeymoons
    • Active Couples

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

Spa Services

On-Site Spa Services

  • Massages
  • Private Trainer

Specialty Treatments: Irish Hollow BodyWorks Treatment, Couples' Hot Stone Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Argentine Full Body,

Liquor License

    • Full

What's Green About Your Inn

Organic Mattresses, Organic Farm, Vegetable Gardens, All-Natural laundering

Innkeepers Association Memberships

PAII, Select Registry

Reservation/Cancellation Policies:

Cancellation

30 Day

Smoking

Outside Only.


Other Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Art Galleries
    • Bicycling
    • Canoeing/Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Live Theater
    • Museums
    • Parks
    • Shopping (Local Crafts)
    • Skiing Cross Country
    • Skiing Downhill
    • Water Sports
    • Wineries

Nearby College/University

Loras College, University of Dubuque,


Corn Crab Cakes

This recipe is a favorite at The Inn at Irish Hollow, traditionally served on Christmas Eve. It is a twist on a old time favorite. Developed initially by our chef as a gluten-free option for our appetizer repertoire, we loved it so much, that it became


Irish Hollow Spiced Pumpkin Bisque

Of any recipe, this one truly deserves to have \"Irish Hollow\" in the name! It is and has been a an Autumn institution for almost 20 years! Though we have, in an effort to be fresh and creative, attempted to replace it throughout the years..... it has tr



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16th VISIT and COUNTING

This is our 16th visit to the Inn. It just keeps getting better. We have come to expect perfection, and we are never disappointed.... plus we are always thrilled with something new! (Like that unbelievable Crabcake last night!!) We spend all of our important moments here. We just love you guys! The Stonewood Cottage has become our home-away-from-home.
Alicia and Jon L
2/1/2012

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Magic

All I can say is that we have truly experienced MAGIC. This place is enchanted. We have spent the most romantic two nights together in this magical world of Irish Hollow!
Charlie M
1/1/2012

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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This is the Place

If anyone is looking for the ideal place to be truly pampered and restored, THIS IS THE PLACE! Hands down, the most beautiful cottage on the planet and "hands on" the most amazing massages we have had. We are experienced at traveling, andthis place made us realize how mediocre the rest of the world is!
John S
1/1/2012

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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A Storybook Christmas

We spent three nights in this (OMG) beautiful cottage for a private Christmas getaway for just US. First: it is unbelievable that my boyfriend shipped my gifts here and the Irish Hollow guys wrapped them, and had them waiting under our tree in the cottage when we arrive. Second: the tree, the decorations (and the wrapping) are beyond gorgeous. We were blown away. Third: All of the food has been the best. Holiday foods, done with a twist. I have felt like I was in a Storybook from the moment we arrived. Fourth: We are doing this every year!
Janice P
12/1/2011

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Gluten Free

Because of my wife's allergy to gluten, we find it hard to dine out, or travel without the constant concern that she will get sick. Irish Hollow is OUR place! They really know what they are doing, and the kitchen never ceases to amaze us with wonderful creations.... and we KNOW that we don't have to even ask about the ingredients. This is what true customer service is all about...guest comfort. We are so comfortable here (How about these spectacular organic beds?) These guys are PROS.
Jeremy B
12/1/2011

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Just Right

Matthew and his staff made our stay exactly perfect. They don't miss a detail. The service is just what we look for... friendly, professional, detailed and yet we had our complete privacy. We don't know how you do it, but PLEASE keep doing it. We will be back often.... forever!
Madison K
11/1/2011

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Outrageous Food!

We loved everything... but the food was by far the best that we have ever had. It was absolutely outrageous! Everything was so delicious, from the three course breakfast that we had delivered to our cottage in the morning to the great dinner that we enjoyed by our private campfire that night, nothing could have been better.
Shaun and Tracie C
10/1/2011

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Romantic Cottage

We've stayed in The Olde Orchard Cottage three times in the past year. It is so Romantic. We especially love having the private screened porch which is where we have breakfast and feel like we are miles from anywhere. The wood fire in the bedroom makes it for us. We always have a 90-minute Hot Stone BodyWorks, which is life altering! This place has changed our relationship!
Jason and Michele P
10/1/2011

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BOTTOM LINE: I would stay here again.
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Winter Paradise

We came. We skied. We hiked. We snowshoed. We feasted. We wandered. We fire-gazed. We slept. We feasted again. We reconnected. We planned our next visit.
Jimmy N
1/1/2011

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Perfect Honeymoon!!

My husband and I didn't want to take a long honeymoon as we both had to return to work shortly after being married. This was by far the best place either of us have ever been! Matt is one of the nicest people I have ever meant! I cannot begin to describe how amazing this place is. I might add that I am only 30 years of age, and before staying here have never been to a bed and breakfast and have always been kind of leery of them. Not now...my husband and I are already thinking of when we can go back!! Also, the food is just amazing, they make this twisted bacon that is out of this world!! Be warned though, it is super romantic, so romantic in fact when we got back home we found out that we were expecting. Lol... I wish I could give it more than 5 stars!!!
Sarah Schumaker
Silvis, IL

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