Come and enjoy the summer season at the DeSoto House and see all that Galena has to offer!
The beauty of the rolling hills, valleys and lush countryside is just one of the attractions Galena has to offer, not to mention it’s architectural charm and history. For the active enthusiast we have world famous golf, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, bird watching, bike riding, wine tours, canoeing, kayaking, and hot air balloon rides.
Just outside our door is the 192 step stairway to Prospect Street for a panoramic view and great as a “stair stepper”.
Bicycle, Canoe, Kayak and Scooter rentals are just down the street as well as guided tours for bird watching, Mississippi Backwaters Kayak tours, Canoe tours down the river, Scooter Tours to the Vineyard and leisurely bike rides around town and the countryside. Carriage Rides are just outside our backdoor as well as Trolley Tours.
And don’t forget our history. Visit Grant’s Home, The Dowling House, The Belvedere Mansion, The Washburn House, and of course our Galena History Museum. All within walking distance from the hotel.
Enjoy an overnight stay with Breakfast in our Courtyard Restaurant and a
$25.00 certificate to A Clover on Main Day Spa.
Once you make your reservation call to schedule your appointment for the service/treatment you would like.
A Clover on Main is a full day spa and it is right outside our front door.
Make your spa reservation for a time that is convenient for you by call
A Clover on Main Day Spa at (815)-776-0744
May 1st – October 26th
Enjoy and overnight stay with breakfast in our Courtyard.
Tickets to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
1 1/2 hour sightseeing Cruise on the Mississippi River
Enjoy the day on the Mississippi River. Begin at the National Mississippi River Museum 7 Aquarium by taking a historic and natural journey on the Mighty Mississippi. Experience a trip down the river in the wide-screen Journey Theatre. View Artifacts that tell the story of Native American cultures. See Mark Twain’s River with spectacular artifacts and images of the golden age of steam boating. Five large river aquariums plus several other exhibits let you get “up close and personal” with the giant catfish and ancient paddlefish of the Mississippi. See diving ducks, alligator, frogs, turtles and snakes of American’s most famous river.
Then enjoy a relaxing and picturesque cruise on an authentic and nostalgic paddle wheeler like the Spirit of Dubuque. Enjoy panoramic views of this unique and family oriented river experience.
DeSoto House Champagne
DeSoto House Champagne Glasses
$50.00 Dinner Credit
Breakfast for Two in the Courtyard Restaurant
Breakfast for Two in The Courtyard Restaurant
$50.00 food & beverage certificate to be used in any of the 3 DeSoto House Restaurants.
Two Tickets to the History Museum
DeSoto House History Book
Historic Walking Tour
Historic Fact Sheets
Commemorative Chocolate Bar
Discover the breathtaking beauty on this tour of rolling hills, scenic valleys and steep limestone bluffs. Just the ride to the vineyards is worth the trip. You will travel to three distinct vineyards: Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery, Rocky Waters and Massbach. The tour includes lunch, shopping, wine tasting, historical commentary and vineyard walks. Guests will be picked up and returned to the hotel in Climate Controlled Transportation. Begin your day at 11:00 a.m. and return approximately 3:00 p.m. ($65.00 per person in addition to lodging rates).
Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery
Begin your day at 11:00am and return at 5:00pm
($65.00 per person in addition to lodging rates.)
Call 563-581-8123 to make your reservation
“"Dinner Package""Come for Dinner & stay for the Night"”
With a $50.00 Dinner Credit
“Choose Your Activity”
Linmar Gardens Tour
Trolley Ride for 2
History Museum Passes
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Best place to stay in Galena!
In our opinion there isn't a better or more convenient place to stay in historic Galena. On Main Street in the heart of the tourist-happy shopping district. Food always excellent and plentiful in any of the three restaurants. Very comforatable rooms and an excellent staff. Yes they do it right at the DeSoto House.
Taylor B. - Chiciago, IL
Taylor B. - Chiciago, IL