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

Murder & Mayhem – Saturday, March 14th

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 include appetizers and a cash bar.

Purchase tickets from Haunted Galena Tour Company, 815.990.7203.
Limited seating so purchase tickets early.



Easter Buffet – Sunday, April 12th

Join us for our traditional Easter 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.

Serving 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m..


Mother’s Day Buffet – Sunday, May 10th

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 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.





Corkless in Galena – Saturday, June 27th

Plan to stay with us and enjoy elegant wines made from American hybrid grapes just outside our backdoor.  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 – Saturday, 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 25th

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 $35.00 per person and can be purchased at the front desk.  Please call for tickets early as this is always a sold-out performance.