Welcome To 
The DeSoto Dispatch 
December 2018
 The DeSoto House Hotel
   "Illinois' Oldest Operating Hotel"   
Since 1855


We invite you to stay with us and be part of the DeSoto House Family. If it's your first time we invite you to our House.  If you are returning, welcome home!

Just click on any RESERVE YOUR GETAWAY NOW to make your reservations.

Check out our Website... www.desotohouse.com 
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Join us for this SPECIAL
 Holiday Package

An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas

December 19th

Dinner in our Generals' Restaurant followed by the evening performance at 7:30 p.m.

This event is just a short drive away at Five Flags Center in Dubuque

   For more information and to reserve your package

Call 815-777-0090

The above package is for 2 people.

Wine Tasting

 Midweek Packages...

"Dinner Package"

Come for Dinner & stay for the Night
 Overnight Stay
 With a $50.00 Dinner Credit

Plan ahead for your getaway!


         Sunday - Thursday

You get Room, Breakfast for two and 
$25 MAD MONEY to be spent
 any way and where you wish!!!! 

   Please make your reservations early.  
Availability is limited, so don't delay.  
The above package is for 2 people. 

Valid through Thursday, December 20th.


Weekend Dinner Packages

Can't get away midweek???  
Call our front desk for Weekend Dinner Packages

 Everyone loves a Cocktail Hour or two...

Stay with us on Sundays through Thursdays 
and enjoy complimentary cocktail hours 
5-7 p.m.
 in Generals' Restaurant Lounge.
Then, plan to dine with us. 

 Generals' Restaurant Special

It's as GOOD as it looks!


Create your dream wedding...


Call to make your dreams come true!



Deb Bertucci

Stefanie Hatley


2018 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Since 1855 the DeSoto House Hotel has played  
host to some of Galena's most gala events.
Here's a partial list of this years festivities.
For More Information or to make reservations for our upcoming events,

Please call: 815.777.0090 or 1.800.343.6562

Be Sure To Plan Your Get Away In Advance!

 December 1st
The John Erickson Trio will be back to perform for us again this year!  Join us to kick off the holidays with a collection of jazz infused carols as well as their traditional and original collection.  The concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $18.00 per person.  Plan to arrive early and enjoy the cash bar and special appetizer menu.
Reserve your seat early.  
 This is a very popular performance and will sell out.

 Saturday, December 8th
Plan to stay with us for this fun filled holiday weekend.  The town will glow with luminaries and the Main Street Shop windows will come alive.
Make reservations early.  This is always a sold out weekend.

While Galena is "Aglow" Saturday, December 8th join us for a candlelight dinner in our Courtyard, enchanted by twinkling lights and magical decorations.  A special menu will be offered as well as our full Generals' menu.
Entertainment by the beautiful music of Tony Sconyers.
Serving Dinner from 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in our Courtyard and Generals' Restaurant.

Make reservations early as this is a very busy evening in Galena.

Sunday, December 9th
Plan to join us for our traditional brunch beginning at 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Frosty, Rudolph, the helpful Elf and Santa will be arriving at 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Enjoy breakfast with Santa and all the holiday magic!
Make reservations early.  Always a sold out event.

Join us at the DeSoto House Hotel at 7:00 p.m. as the Galena Generals tell their stories of how 9 men from a small city in Illinois not only fought in the Civil War but helped shape the Country and the World!
Tickets are $50.00 per person - please call to reserve your tickets and request seating with your favorite general!

Plan to dine with us in Generals' Restaurant serving from 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.  
Enjoy the music of Mark Rockwell as well as a special dinner menu (full Generals' menu also available).   
Then say good-bye to 2018 and hello to 2019 in our Green Street Tavern till 1:00 a.m.


Come Celebrate New Year's Eve with one of Galena's most popular singer/songwriters - Lenny Wayne
Join us in the historic Green Street Tavern, located in the DeSoto House Hotel, to celebrate the New Year with Lenny Wayne and his special guests Robyn and Ted.
These popular Galena musicians will perform from 8:30 12:30ish. There'll be a little bit of rock, a little bit of country, lots of songs you know and love, drink specials, and of course, the famous Lenny Wayne shuffle!

Our Restaurants

Courtyard - Green Street - Generals' 

Please call: 815.777.0090 or 1.800.343.6562

for Hours and Reservations

 or Click on link below...


Restaurant Hours  


Deb Bertucci
DeSoto House Hotel
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