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 – Wednesday, February 14th

Join us for dinner in Generals’ and enjoy our evening special “Dinner for Two” and the music of Mark Rockwell.  We will be offering this special “Dinner for Two” on the Friday and Saturday prior to Valentine’s Day as well as our full Generals’ menu.   Reservations needed.


“Murder and Mayhem – In a Mining Town” – Saturday, February 17th

Join us at the DeSoto House Hotel at 8:00 p.m., for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and true ghost stories.  This intimate and eerie Salon style show is presented by Master Storytellers, Ted Williams and Robyn Davis, creators of the Haunted Galena Tour Company.  Watch and listen to the stories of infamous murders, suicides, and other tragedies and the hauntings that have lingered throughout Galena’s history.

Tickets are $25.00 per person and include Appetizers and a Cash Bar.  Tickets can be purchased at the DeSoto House Hotel.  Call soon to purchase tickets as this will be a sold out performance due to limited seating.


“Murder and Mayhem – In a Mining Town” – Saturday, March 10th

Join us at the DeSoto House Hotel at 8:00 p.m., for an evening of dark Galena history, eerie folklore and true ghost stories.  This intimate and eerie Salon style show is presented by Master Storytellers, Ted Williams and Robyn Davis, creators of the Haunted Galena Tour Company.  Watch and listen to the stories of infamous murders, suicides, and other tragedies and the hauntings that have lingered throughout Galena’s history.

Tickets are $25.00 per person and include Appetizers and a Cash Bar.  Tickets can be purchased at the DeSoto House Hotel.  Call soon to purchase tickets as this will be a sold out performance due to limited seating.



Easter Buffet – Sunday, April 1st

Join us for our traditional Easter Buffet with all your favorites and even the Easter Bunny will be here to greet you.  Serving from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Reservations highly recommended. 


Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 13th

Remember Mom and join us for our traditional Mother’s Day Buffet with a flower for every Mom.  Serving from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Reservations highly recommended


Women of Courage – Saturday, June 23rd

The ladies begin their season with a performance at 3:00 p.m. Coffee, Tea and Dessert will be served.

Tickets are $15.00 per person – please call to reserve your seat.


Father’s Day – Sunday, June 27th

Don’t forget Dad.  Treat him for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner with.  Serving Breakfast in the Courtyard, Lunch in Green Street or Dinner in Generals’.  With lunch or dinner a complimentary dessert for Dad!


Roof Top Party – Wednesday, July 4th

Join us for our annual Roof Top Party.  We will be serving food and drink with a perfect view of the fireworks.  Discotek will be here to play all your favorite music.

6:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.  Tickets are $7.00 per person (includes one non-alcoholic beverage)

Children 10 & under free with adult

Purchase tickets early – always a sold out event with limited seating!



Country Fair Weekend – October 6th & 7th

Make your reservations early for the busiest weekend in Galena.  Enjoy the fair just outside our back door with artist and crafters from all over the Tri-State area.