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

Saturday, August 14th – Corkless in Galena

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-6:00 p.m.  Make reservations early.  Always a sold out weekend.


Saturday, October 2nd – 14th Annual Galena Octoberfest

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.


Saturday, October 9th, & Sunday, October 10th – Country Fair Weekend

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.


Friday, October 29th & Saturday, October 30th – DeSoto House Hotel’s Haunted Dinner

This year we have partnered with the Haunted Galena Tour Company for a special dinner theater premier of the “Lady in Black, A DeSoto House Haunting.  The evening begins with Dinner and a Cash bar at 6:00 P.M. in our Courtyard Atrium followed by the Theater Show beginning at 7:30 p.m. Who is the Lady in Black? Come join us to hear the eerie and frightening tale of her lonely soul wandering the corridors of the Grand Old DeSoto.  Call for menu selections and tickets.  Tickets are $49.00 per person and please purchase tickets early as this will be a sold out performance.