Welcome To 
The DeSoto Dispatch 
October 2019 
 The DeSoto House Hotel
   "Illinois' Oldest Operating Hotel"   
Since 1855

Just click on any RESERVE YOUR GETAWAY NOW to make your reservations.
Check out our Website... www.desotohouse.co

Fall is here... make your reservations early to enjoy the fall colors!m 
Fall Colors
As always, we invite you to stay with us for any Occasion. Consider us your home away from home.
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  Plan to spend some quality time with us!

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Women of Courage and Commitment
2019 Schedule


Looking to meet somewhere more exciting???

Come to the DeSoto House for meetings, retreats and family get togethers, 
with special Mid-Week room rates. 
The ABSOLUTE best place to host your special event!

 Plan to stay for a night or two and enjoy all Galena has to offer...

Call for  details & reservations 

Mark your Calender...

Upcoming events you don't want to miss...


  Midweek Internet Packages
Sunday - Thursday
Pick your Package...

Room plus $50.00 dinner voucher for 
Generals' Restaurant
Breakfast for Two & Room

Breakfast for Two, Room plus two Trolley Tickets

Galena Museum
Breakfast for Two, Room plus two tickets to the 
History Museum

Mississippi River Museum  
Breakfast for Two, Room plus two tickets to the 
Mississippi River Museum

 Haunted Ghost Tour
Wednesdays & Thursdays Only
Breakfast for two, Room plus two tickets to the 
Haunted Ghost Tour


Just looking for a quiet getaway...

...Then plan to stay with us Midweek
in October
  for our best rate of $149.00 

 Things to do...
During your stay, take advantage of all Galena has to offer.
A few day destinations are listed below...

Visit Main Street
Just walk out our front doors and explore...
Linmar Gardens  
Linmar Gardens 
A short walk from the Hotel and you'll enter another world...

Grant Park
Just out our back door and across the walking bridge.

Jo Daviess conservation destinations
Enjoy the great outdoors, free to the public.

For any assistance, please call or visit our front desk for further information and directions.

Weekend Dinner Packages

Can't get away midweek???  
Call our front desk for 
our 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. 

Create your dream wedding...


Call to make your dreams come true!



Deb Bertucci

Stefanie Hatley


2019 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!


 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.

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.

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!

Saturday, October 26th
Plan to stay with us for the largest, longest and spookiest parade in the Tri-State area just outside our door on Main Street.  Make reservations early as this weekend is always sold out.

Saturday, October 26th
Join us after the parade for dinner and a live 
 performance of true ghost stories, dark history and lingering hauntings.  

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.

 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

 Friday, December 6th & Saturday, December 7th
Back by popular demand Erickson Trio will be here to entertain for the holiday season.  Call for reservations early, as in the past the concerts have sold out.  Friday 7:30 p.m.   Saturday 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

 Saturday, December 14th
Plan to stay with us for the most magical night in Galena.  The town is aglow with luminaries and Main Street's windows come alive.  This is a very busy weekend so plan to make your reservations early.

Plan to have Breakfast with us for our annual Breakfast with Santa. Come join Frosty, Rudolph, the helpful Elf and Santa.  From 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Reservations highly recommended.

 Tuesday, December 31st
Plan to say good-bye to 2019 with us.  Serving in Generals' Restaurant from 5:00 p.m.  to 11:00 p.m.
Generals' Menu as well as Holiday Specials.

 Tuesday, December 31st
Join us in the Courtyard for a New Year's Eve Celebration and say hello to 2020.
Details to follow.

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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