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

Easter Buffet – Sunday, April 16th

Our Annual Traditional Easter Buffet will be from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

This buffet offers a variety of breakfast items including an omelette station as well as a carving station, seafood table, dessert table, Champagne Fountain, Chocolate Fountain and the Easter Bunny.


Reservations highly recommended


Murder Mystery “A Deadly Dinner” – Saturday, May 6th

It’s March 22, 1933 and Tiffany Gold Digger’s guests want to know:  Was her husband Sterling’s career as an archeologist on the level?

What will his friends dig up when they gather at their speakeasy to drink a toast to his days on earth?  Was it foul play?

You will be introduced to all the characters and have a rollicking good time as Seymour Clues returns to solve the mystery.  Be prepared for a séance mediated by an aging Hollywood actress, a torch song for Sterling by none other than the weeping widow and more murder before the truth comes out.

Door’s open at 5:30 p.m. with a Cash Bar 6:00 p.m. Gathering/cocktails and introductions followed by dinner and interactive Murder Mystery.

Come dressed in 1930’s attire!  Prize for best dressed couple

Tickets are $50.00 per person Or plan to stay with us and call for information on our Murder Mystery Package

Purchase tickets early – limited seating

Father’s Day – Sunday, June 18th

Don’t forget Dad!  Treat the man in your life to Breakfast with our Buffet,
Lunch in our Green Street Tavern or Dinner in Generals’.  Dessert is on us for Dad!

4th of July Roof Top Party – Tuesday, July 4th

Join us for our annual Roof-Top Party
Come celebrate on the roof with the best view of Galena’s Fireworks.  Music by Disco Tech playing all your favorites With Burgers, Brats, Beer, Wine,  Ice Cream and our special Red White and Blue Sangria

An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln – Saturday, July 29th

Mr. Lincoln invites you to join him as he once again addresses the people of Galena from his place on our historic balcony at 5:30 p.m.  Then join us for Dinner and Theatre at 6:30 p.m. in the Ballroom.  Enjoy Mr. Lincoln’s favorite dinner of Chicken Fricassee served with warm Buttermilk Biscuits and Apple Pie for Dessert.

Tickets are $35.00 per person

This will be a sold out performance so please purchase tickets early

John Erickson Trio – Friday, December 1st & Saturday, December 2nd

The John Erickson Trio will be back to perform and kick off the holiday season with a collection of jazz infused carols as well as their traditional and original collection.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $18.00

Plan to arrive early and enjoy the cash bar and special appetizer menu.

Call to reserve your seat.