About The Inn at Irish Hollow

Galena Illinois Best Romantic Bed & Breakfast, a Country Inn Lodging Resort with Luxury Cottages, Elegant Amenities, Spectacular Meals on 500-acre working Farm in Galena countryside.


At Irish Hollow we strive to bring you the most crisp and crunchy, warm and fuzzy, yet sparklingly refreshing experience possible. Our bath products, bed comforters, BodyWorks products and even our hand painted chocolates are all organic. Bread is fresh from the oven, and all of our succulents menus are hand-crafted.


The Inn at Irish Hollow sits on 500 acres of untainted landscape with grassy pastures, meandering trails through lush woods, fields of wildflower and glacier streams. At Irish Hollow, we believe that ALL NATURAL is the only way. We strive for as natural and organic as possible, from our organic mattresses, to our garden fresh vegetables and herbs.


We acquire as many ingredients as we can from our own gardens, ancient orchards, the Irish Hollow apiary, local farms and regional producers. Other products are carefully selected from green conscious providers. We believe that Farm-to Table is the best philosophy and that our food reflects that intention!


It is our belief that the food we serve at Irish Hollow should be as beautiful as it is delicious and nutritious. For that reason, extra care is always taken to design our plates as art. Color combinations, garnished and design are carefully determined and executed with each and every item that leaves the kitchen.



Station House Cottage

The ultimate Galena Getaway Cottage! Stunning decor, carefully chosen amenities, and every convenience await your visit. Wood-burning fireplace between the bath and sitting rooms, screened-in porch, custom designer furnishings, lush linens, WiFi, iPod dock, and wet bar all combine to create the perfect private romantic getaway.

Inn Guest Rooms

The Guest Rooms in the Main Inn are notably different than the Inn’s private Cottages. The historic bed-and-breakfast style Guest Rooms in the main Inn are cozy and intimate…. reminiscent of the olden days when the Shopkeeper lived above the Old General Store. The bathrooms give the historic flavor with authentic claw-foot or iron bathtub, enhanced to be showers as well, with curtain surround. Each sweet little room features queen bed and a sitting area by the gas fireplace, and has a sumptuous view of the Irish Hollow Valley. After our 7-course gourmet dinner, it’s easy to retire upstairs in the charmingly creaky-floored historic building and slip into the delicious linens, for your best sleep ever!

French Maid’s Cottage

Gorgeous Historic Cottage set in it’s own garden. Originally built for the French Maid in the 1880’s, the structure of the cottage has been preserved. The interior is updated with a double whirlpool bath, walk-in shower, and a two-sided fireplace in the center of the cottage that warms the sitting room as well as the breakfast room/wet bar. Comfy overstuffed funishings, hand-crafted woodwork, hardwood floors, and beautiful decor add up to a cozy, private cottage.

Stonewood Cottage

Absolutely exquisite English Countryside Cottage for two, featuring a huge limestone wood-burning fireplace between the sitting room and bedroom, wet bar, and beautiful amenities. The all-marble bathroom has a double whirlpool bath and walk-in shower. In the bedroom, the king four poster bed overlooks the fire. Comfortably gorgeous furnishings, hardwood floors and oriental rugs. The screened sitting porch views the lush hillside.

Gardener’s Cottage

A magnificent romantic Cottage for two. The hand-hewn stone fireplace in the living room can be seen from the whirlpool spa tub. Custom decor with gorgeous furnishings, iPod dock, WiFi, sumptuous bedding, and an overstuffed sofa create a private haven. The two-person shower room with body sprays and rain shower add to the decadence and take this cottage one step beyond the ultimate.

Olde Orchard Cottage

Grand Cottage for two at the base of the old apple orchard, with a wood-burning fireplace between the bedroom and the sitting room. A huge all-granite bathroom features a double whirlpool tub and step-in shower. Beautiful furnishings and accessories throughout, a wet bar, and a screened sitting porch make this



Holiday Packages

Our fifth season of the year…. and our absolute favorite! Each of the rooms and cottages is dressed for the season, and menus are drenched in flavors of the holidays. Our award winning holiday decor appears mid November and stays until the end of January for those who want to come and share a personal holiday celebration for just the two of you .

Winter Packages

Winter is the most romantic time to visit Irish Hollow. Sunny, crisp days spent Skiing, Snowshoeing or Trekking are complemented by remarkable menus, and blazing fireplaces. Our Organic Beds wear their Winter comforters and piles of firewood wait to warm your evenings.

Autumn Packages

The rich harvest, fall flavors, festivals, hay rides, crisp Autumn evenings, and changing colors combine for the ideal Fall getaway to the country. How about a day which includes a bike ride through the leaf-strewn country roads after having the Inn’s luscious Breakfast, followed by a horse-drawn buggy ride in the colorful woods, and the Seven-Course Autumn Harvest Dinner? Cider, strudel, pumpkin bisque, and our freshly baked cinnamon rolls are seasonal temptations.

Summer Packages

Irish Hollow is the best place to spend time this Summer. Meals are prepared from the Inn’s organic gardens, and the landscape and grounds are explosions of color. With so much to do in the area…. hiking, biking, shopping, sight-seeing, picnicing, bird watching, day-tripping, river sports, rock climbing, horseback riding, and hot-air ballooning (just to name a few)…… it might be difficult to simply sit and watch the stream go by. We highly recommend some of each!

Spring Packages

The Landscape comes back to life in the Springtime and at Irish Hollow, the thousands of Spring Bulbs await your arrival! Snows melt into rolling streams, fields are planted, windows are opened and the trees bud into masses of flowers. Every year, we add hundreds of flowering bulbs to the Inn’s grounds…. so each Spring is more spectacular that the last. Great meals, fine wines, strawberry-rhubarb pie, dewey mornings and romantic firelit evenings. You need Irish Hollow in the Springtime!