The Desoto House Hotel

230 S. Main Street Galena, IL 61036
Book Your Stay Online Or Call 815.777.0090 or 800.343.6562


Come and enjoy the fall and winter 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.   Enjoy the beautiful Fall Colors while shopping Main Street, kayaking, biking, hiking and just relaxing.

In the winter months enjoy the scenery, warm inviting shops & boutiques, restaurants, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, ice skating, and skiing.

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.

DeSoto House Hotel In-Room Massage Therapy

Add a professional therapeutic massage to your DeSoto House Hotel package!   Relax and rejuvenate in the comfort and privacy of your hotel guest room.
For reservations, please contact our massage therapist directly:
Theresa Young, LMT   815.403.3505

Mississippi River Museum & Cruise Family Package

Midweek or Weekend Overnight Stay

Seasonal Package
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.

Memories are Forever Package

Midweek or Weekend Overnight Stay

Galena Chocolates
Memories Rose
DeSoto House Champagne
DeSoto House Champagne Glasses
$50.00 Dinner Credit
Breakfast for Two in the Courtyard Restaurant

Bed & Breakfast Package

Midweek or Weekend Overnight Stay

Breakfast for Two in The Courtyard Restaurant

History Package

Midweek or Weekend Overnight Stay

$50.00 food & beverage certificate to be used in any of the 3 DeSoto House Restaurants.
Two Tickets to the History Museum

“History Bag”

DeSoto House History Book
Hotel Brochure
Historic Walking Tour
Historic Fact Sheets
Commemorative Chocolate Bar

Blackhawk Wine Tours

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).

Vineyards Include:
Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery
Rocky Waters

11:00am – 3:00pm &  4:00pm – 8:00pm
($65.00 per person in addition to lodging rates.)

Call 563-581-8123 to make your reservation