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 21st

Our traditional Easter Buffet will be from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Serving all your favorite breakfast entrees as well as a Carving Station, Seafood Station, Salads, Entrees, Champagne Fountain, Chocolate Fountain and an array of Desserts. The Easter Bunny will be here with treats for the little one.
Reservations requested.


Mother’s Day Buffet – Sunday, May 12th

Join us for our traditional Mother’s Day Buffet.  Serving all your favorite breakfast entrees as well as a Carving Station, Seafood Station, Salads, Entrees, Champagne Fountain, Chocolate Fountain and an array of Desserts.  A flower for every mom.  Serving 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.





Corkless in Galena – Saturday, June 22nd

Plan to stay with us and just outside our backdoor enjoy elegant wines made from American hybrid grapes.  Sample selections of unique wines produced by family-owned Northern Illinois Wineries.  Plan to spend the day with Food, Art and Live Music from Noon-7:00 p.m.
Make reservations early.  Always a sold out weekend.


Roof-Top Party – Thursday, July 4th

Enjoy Burgers, Brats, Hot Dogs, Beer, Wine & More!  See Galena’s Fireworks from our Rooftop.

Sing and dance to your favorite music with Diskotek Entertainment.  $10.00 cover charge (complimentary non-alcoholic beverage)  Children 10 & under admitted free with an adult.

Advance tickets sold at our front desk.  Get tickets early.  Limited Seating and always sold out.


An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln – Saturday, July 27th

Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln invite you to join them for Dinner and Theater “An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln” at 6:00 p.m. in the Ballroom.  Mr. Lincoln will address the people of Galena from his place on our Historic Balcony at 5:30 p.m.  Tickets are $38.00 per person and can be purchased at the front desk.  Please call for tickets early as this is always a sold out performance.



13th Annual Galena Octoberfest – Saturday, October 5th

Plan to stay with us for this busy weekend in Galena and enjoy the Annual Octoberfest just outside our back door.  Depot Park from Noon – 10:00 p.m. Family fun, Live Polka Music, Wiener Dog Racing, Ceremonial Tapping of the Keg, Bounce house, Bean Bag Tournament and so much more.  Make reservations early.  This will be a sold out weekend.


Murder & Mayhem in a Mining Town – Saturday, October 12th

Join us 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.  Tickets are $25.00 per person and includes appetizers and a cash bar.  Purchase tickets at the front desk.

Limited seating so purchase tickets early.


Country Fair Weekend – Saturday, October 12, & Sunday, October 13th

Make reservations early for one of the busiest weekends in Galena.  Enjoy the Craft fair just outside our backdoor.  150 vendors selling a variety of high quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts.  This not-to-be-missed weekend is overflowing with shopping, family fun, live entertainment and more