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

"As we say goodbye to summer we are excited to welcome the fall months ahead.

Galena is beautiful in the Fall!  

The changing colors of the surrounding hillsides change from green to gold and orange with all the hues of autumn.  And so much to see and do.  From Craft Fairs, Historic Home Tours, Golf, Wineries, Ghost Tours, Art Galleries, Shopping, Dining, Outdoor Recreation and don't forget the Halloween Parade just to name a few.  

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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  Plan to spend some quality time with us!

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Wine Tasting

Outdoor Activities...

While staying with us, 
enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
   When checking in ask about a Box Lunch to take along on your outdoor adventure!    


Women of Courage and Commitment
2018 Schedule


It's NOT too early to plan ahead...


September & October
 Midweek Packages...

 "Your Choice Package" 
With an overnight stay, the choice is yours.
You get Room, Breakfast, and one of the events listed below!

Linmar Gardens Tour*
A Trolley Ride for Two
History Museum Passes 

Galena Museum
*Weather Permitting

Dinner Package

Come for Dinner & stay for the Night
in one of our newly decorated rooms!
 Overnight Stay
 With a $50.00 Dinner Credit

Plan ahead for your getaway!
Breakfast Package

Sunday - Thursday
Enjoy your night and have breakfast for two!

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

Weekend Dinner Packages

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

Country Fair Weekend 
 October 6th & 7th
Make your reservations early for the busiest weekend in Galena.  Enjoy the fair just outside our back door with artist and crafters from all over the Tri-State area.

Saturday, October 27th
Plan to stay with us for this fun filled weekend and enjoy the Halloween Parade just outside our door.  
 Parade begins at 6:00 p.m.

 Saturday, October 27th
Plan to join us for a hauntingly fun and spooky evening.  Enjoy dinner and a  "live" performance of true ghost stories, dark history and lingering hauntings beginning at 8:00 p.m. after the Halloween Parade.  
 Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Purchase tickets early this is always a sold out performance.

 Thursday, November 22nd
Make plans to join us for our traditional Thanksgiving Buffet with all your favorites. 
 Serving from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Reservations highly recommended.

 Friday & Saturday, November 30th - 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 8:00 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.

Saturday, December 8th
Plan to make it a special holiday evening and enjoy the beautiful music of Mark Rockwell and the ambiance of the Season!  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.

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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