Welcome To 
The DeSoto Dispatch 
March 2018
 The DeSoto House Hotel
   "Illinois' Oldest Operating Hotel"   
Since 1855

Just click on any RESERVE YOUR GETAWAY NOW to make your reservations.
We look forward to welcoming you 
as you make
"Galena... Your Next Destination!"™
Check out our Website... www.desotohouse.com 
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  Plan to spend some quality time with us!

DeSoto House Gift Certificates make perfect gifts!

 Midweek Packages...

Dinner Package

Come for Dinner & stay for the Night
in one of our newly decorated rooms!
 Overnight Stay
 With a $50.00 Dinner Credit

Plan ahead for your getaway!
Breakfast Package

Sunday - Thursday
Enjoy your night and have breakfast for two!

   Please make your reservations early.  Availability is limited, so don't delay.  
The above packages are for 2 people.
163rd Anniversary Special
DeSoto House opened its doors April 9,1855

  Photo Circa 1890
To celebrate this special day, we are extending an invitation to stay with us on April 9th for a commemorative rate of $55.00.  And while only the first 55 individuals or couples answering this Newsletter can take advantage of the Special room rate, (limited to our number of rooms), EVERYONE is invited to celebrate in Generals' Restaurant from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with a special dinner menu for $18.55 including a complimentary piece of our Anniversary Cake for dessert.
While dining, enjoy the piano music of Mark Rockwell
 as well as $4 glasses of House Wine.

We thank you for being a part of our ongoing history and want you to know we appreciate you and look forward to seeing you on April 9th. 
call or book online...
Please call early to make reservations in Generals'
We anticipate a large crowd...

Weekend Dinner Packages

Can't get away midweek???  
Call our front desk for 
our 'NEW' Weekend Dinner Packages

 Everyone loves a Cocktail Hour or two...

Stay with us on Sundays through Thursdays 
and enjoy complimentary cocktail hours 
5-7 p.m.
 in Generals' Restaurant Lounge.
Then, plan to dine with us. 

Create your dream wedding...


Call to make your dreams come true!



Deb Bertucci

Stefanie Hatley


2018 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Since 1855 the DeSoto House Hotel has played  
host to some of Galena's most gala events.
Here's a partial list of this years festivities.
For More Information or to make reservations for our upcoming events,

Please call: 815.777.0090 or 1.800.343.6562

Be Sure To Plan Your Get Away In Advance!

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.

 Friday & Saturday, March 23rd-24th
Make reservations early and stay with us for this very popular weekend in Galena.  Plan to dine with us in Generals' Restaurant for a special menu with wine pairing on both Friday and Saturday evenings.

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 

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

 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.

 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!

 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!

Saturday, July 28th
Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them for dinner and theater beginning with Mr. Lincoln's speech on our balcony at 5:30 p.m.  
 Followed by dinner 6:00 p.m.
 Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Purchase tickets early - always a sold out event.

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.

Saturday, October 27th
Plan to stay with us for this fun filled weekend and enjoy the Halloween Parade just outside our door.  
 Parade begins at 6:00 p.m.

 Saturday, October 27th
Plan to join us for a hauntingly fun and spooky evening.  Enjoy dinner and a  "live" performance of true ghost stories, dark history and lingering hauntings beginning at 8:00 p.m. after the Halloween Parade.  
 Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Purchase tickets early this is always a sold out performance.

 Thursday, November 22nd
Make plans to join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with all your favorites. 
 Serving from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reservations highly recommended.

 Friday & Saturday, November 30th - December 1st
The John Erickson Trio will be back to perform for us again this year!  Join us to kick off the holidays with a collection of jazz infused carols as well as their traditional and original collection.  The concert begins at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are $18.00 per person.  Plan to arrive early and enjoy the cash bar and special appetizer menu.
Reserve your seat early.  
 This is a very popular performance and will sell out.

 Saturday, December 8th
Plan to stay with us for this fun filled holiday weekend.  The town will glow with luminaries and the Main Street Shop windows will come alive.
Make reservations early.  This is always a sold out weekend.

Saturday, December 8th
Plan to make it a special holiday evening and enjoy the beautiful music of Mark Rockwell and the ambiance of the Season!  Serving Dinner from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in our Courtyard and Generals' Restaurant.
Make reservations early as this is a very busy evening in Galena.

Sunday, December 9th
Plan to join us for our traditional brunch beginning at 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Frosty, Rudolph, the helpful Elf and Santa will be arriving at 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Enjoy breakfast with Santa and all the holiday magic!
Make reservations early.  Always a sold out event.

Join us at the DeSoto House Hotel at 7:00 p.m. as the Galena Generals tell their stories of how 9 men from a small city in Illinois not only fought in the Civil War but helped shape the Country and the World!
Tickets are $50.00 per person - please call to reserve your tickets and request seating with your favorite general!

 Saturday, December 31st
Plan to dine with us in Generals' Restaurant serving from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  
Enjoy the music of Mark Rockwell as well as a special dinner menu (full Generals' menu also available).   
Then say good-bye to 2018 and hello to 2019 in our Green Street Tavern till 1:00 a.m.

Our Restaurants

Courtyard - Green Street - Generals' 

Please call: 815.777.0090 or 1.800.343.6562

for Hours and Reservations

 or Click on link below...


Restaurant Hours  


Deb Bertucci
DeSoto House Hotel
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