Welcome To 
The DeSoto Dispatch 
October 2017
 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 
All of our guest rooms have been updated and refreshed with new draperies, chairs, benches and amenities.  For those of you who have stayed in our parlor suites in the past, you will be pleasantly surprised to see a Large Flat Screen and comfortable recliner chairs in the sitting room making it more enjoyable for t.v. watching, reading a book or just enjoying the fireplace.  

As always we invite you to stay with us and celebrate with us any Special Occasion. If it is your first time staying with us we welcome you to our "house" and promise to make your time with us enjoyable. If you are returning, welcome home. 
We are so glad to see you and welcome you back.
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  Plan to spend some quality time with us!

"Dinner a la Morte"

Come join us for our next Thrilling Adventure into the past...
"Dinner a la Morte"
November 4th, 2017


 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!

Galena Museum
 "Your Choice Package" 

With an overnight stay, the choice is yours.
You get Room, Breakfast, and one of the events listed below!

A Trolley Ride for Two
History Museum Passes 
Plan ahead for your getaway!


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. 

Holiday Parties...

The holidays are right around the corner. 
  Call us to help you plan your holiday party.
Whether a small family gathering or company party, we will have the perfect backdrop of twinkling lights and holiday trees and decorations to create a festive event. 
Remember if you book your holiday party in January enjoy a complimentary appetizer platter or dessert tray.  

Deb Bertucci
Stefanie Hatley

Create your dream wedding...


Call to make your dreams come true!



Deb Bertucci

Stefanie Hatley


2017 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 October 7th - Sunday October 8th
Make reservations early for the busiest weekend in Galena.
Enjoy the craft fair right outside our back door with artists and crafts from all over the tri-state area!

Halloween Parade 
 Saturday, October 28th
Stay with us for the 38th Annual Halloween Parade
Make room reservations early - always a sold out weekend.

 Saturday, October 28th
After the parade plan to dine with us for a 
hauntingly fun evening.  
 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Make reservations for this event early - always sold out!

November 4th, 2017
It is 1929 and you are a guest at Kathryn Ryan's dinner party in honor for her late husband, and banker, Francis Ryan. Could saucy torch singer Tiffany be planning more than her next show's big finale? Is the elite lovable boozer Ducky Duckworth III out to commit murder while still having a good time... Can Inspector Seymour Clews herd these cats together to solve the mystery? Come take a stab at whodunit...
Dinner includes: House Salad, Rolls with Butter and your choice of the following entrees: Chicken Marsala, New Your Strip Steak, Pretzel Crusted Walleye and Parmesan Reggiano Ravioli. Desert: Chocolate Mousse
Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with Cash Bar and "meet and mingle".
Dinner and Murder Mystery begin at 6:00 p.m.
Prize for best dressed attendee.
Tickets are $50.00 per person.

Thursday, November 23rd
Plan to join us for our Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet
Serving from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Reservations highly recommended

 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.  

 Saturday, December 9th
The town will be aglow with Luminaries and Living Windows so plan to start the night   in Green Street Tavern with our Living Window and then walk Main Street and enjoy the most romantic and festive night in Galena.  Join us for dinner as we will be serving from 
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
 in Generals' and around the 18 foot Christmas Tree with entertainment by Rozanne Loney - "Lady Sings the Blues".
This has become a holiday tradition so make reservations early.

 Sunday, December 10th
Bring your list for Santa and enjoy Rudolph, Frosty and the helpful Elf while enjoying our Breakfast Buffet.
Santa will arrive at 9:00 a.m. and leave at Noon.
Taking reservations from 
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Reservations highly recommended 


 9:30 p.m. - Midnight...
Bring in the New Year with Travis Hosette and the music of "Sinatra"
Come dance & party your way into 2018!
Cash Bar
Array of Appetizers/Desserts
Party Favors
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Tickets $20.00 per person
Purchase tickets early - limited seating
 A complimentary pour of Champagne to celebrate the New Year!
Reservations highly recommended

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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