The Desoto House Hotel

230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Book Your Stay Online Or Call 815.777.0090 or 800.343.6562

Upcoming Events


Valentine’s Day – Thursday, February 14th

Plan to spend the evening with your someone special in our Generals’ Restaurant.  A special Valentine Menu as well as Generals’ Menu will be served with a complimentary pour of Champagne.  Mark Rockwell will be playing romantic favorites.  Serving from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Reservations recommended.




Easter Buffet – Sunday, April 21st

Our traditional Easter Buffet will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Serving all your favorite breakfast entrees as well as a Carving Station, Seafood Station, Salads, Entrees, Champagne Fountain, Chocolate Fountain and an array of Desserts. The Easter Bunny will be here with treats for the little one.
Reservations requested.


Mother’s Day Buffet – Sunday, May 12th

Join us for our traditional Mother’s Day Buffet.  Serving all your favorite breakfast entrees as well as a Carving Station, Seafood Station, Salads, Entrees, Champagne Fountain, Chocolate Fountain and an array of Desserts.  A flower for every mom.  Serving 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.





Corkless in Galena – Saturday, June 22nd

Plan to stay with us and just outside our backdoor enjoy elegant wines made from American hybrid grapes.  Sample selections of unique wines produced by family-owned Northern Illinois Wineries.  Plan to spend the day with Food, Art and Live Music from Noon-7:00 p.m.
Make reservations early.  Always a sold out weekend.


Roof-Top Party – Thursday, July 4th

Enjoy Burgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Beer, Wine & More!  See Galena’s Fireworks from our Rooftop.

Sing and dance to your favorite music with Diskotek Entertainment.  $10.00 cover charge (complimentary non-alcoholic beverage)  Children 10 & under admitted free with an adult.

Advance tickets sold at our front desk.  Get tickets early.  Limited Seating and always sold out.


An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln – Saturday, July 27th

Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them for Dinner and Theater “An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln” at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom.  Mr. Lincoln will address the people of Galena from his place on our Historic Balcony at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $38.00 per person and can be purchased at the front desk.  Please call for tickets early as this is always a sold out performance.