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




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





Christmas in Galena – Saturday, November 16th

This is one of the most loved performances of the year.  Come enjoy the tales of Christmas gone by and get into the holiday spirit.  This performance does sell out so please reserve your tickets early.

Performance begins at 3:00 p.m. with Tea, Coffee and Holiday Dessert.
Tickets are $15.00.


The Galena Generals Christmas Ball – Saturday, November 23rd

The Galena Generals invite you to join them for dinner and dancing and here their stories of how 9 men form a small city in Illinois not only fought in the Civil War but helped shape the Country and the World.  You can choose the General you would like to have dinner with when purchasing your ticket.

Tickets are $50.00 per person.  Seating is limited so purchase tickets early.


Thanksgiving Buffet – Thursday, November 28th

Plan to join us for our Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet.  Carving Station, Seafood Station, Entrees, Desserts, Champagne Fountain and Chocolate Fountain.

Serving from 11:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m  Reservations highly recommended