Directions to Galena Illinois
and Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

Thank you for your interest in Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages, please use these directions to Galena Illinois to find your way to us. If you have any questions, please reach out and contact us using one of the means listed below. For reservations, visit our online reservation calendar. If you haven’t already, also view our lodging options.

2752 W Cording Road
Galena, IL 61036
United States
Phone (815) 777-4100


Please be aware that while most GPS will get you here, they will often take you through many of the winding back roads. See below for the easiest, most direct instructions. Feel free to call us for additional help.

From the East (Chicago)
Approaching from the east on Hwy. 20 just past the town of Elizabeth turn right (north) onto Elizabeth/Scales Mound Road. Drive approximately 9.5 miles to Cording Road and turn left. Go west on Cording Road for 1 mile to Hawk Valley Retreat which is on the right side. Please note: The house numbers are out of sequence; look for our sign at the end of our driveway which is located at the bottom of the valley.

If you are coming from the east on Hwy. 20 and are using a GPS, MapQuest, or other map assistance program, please do not get off Hwy. 20 until the town of Elizabeth OR program the town of Elizabeth as a stop/through point. Your GPS and MapQuest are correct but will route you through many country back roads which are not well marked, making your trip longer in drive time and especially difficult to follow at night.

From The West (Galena)
From Hwy. 20 in Galena, turn north onto Main Street and go to the second stop sign (Meeker Street). Turn right onto Meeker Street (which becomes Stagecoach Trail) and continue approximately 7 miles to Cording Road. Turn right onto Cording Road and drive 1.5 miles to Hawk Valley Retreat. Look for our sign on the left side of the road at the end of our drive.