We stayed at the Inn at Irish Hollow for our 28th anniversary. Its really rare when a place exceeds its reputation and the cottage we stayed at put the pictures on the web site to shame. The charm of this property is outstanding, only outdone by Matthew's personal care and attention to your dining experience. The Inn is beautiful and for a special occassion pamper yourself in a cottage. We loved every minute.
My boyfriend at the time surprised me with a trip to Galena in November 2012. What I didn't realize he was working with the owner for a surprise proposal. My fiance is as type A as they come and not easily impressed. The owners blew the proposal out of the water. They got every last detail absolutely perfect. And let me just tell you, it was not easy. This proposal involved a bonfire .25 miles away from the cottage, fresh cheese and wine, and the perfect sunset.
The attention to detail was extremely impressive. Not only with our engagement, but with the Inn as a whole. The food. The sheets (yes sheets...amazing). The fireplace. The parting gift. The grounds. Everything was 10/10. As a couple who travel quite frequently, this was by far one of our favorites and plan on making it back very soon.
Absolutely spectacular weekend! I am completely spoiled, I wouldn't be able to stay anywhere else in Galena after staying here. 5 stars all the way. Every detail was thought of, EXCELLENT food, GORGEOUS accommodations. You can tell this is a passion for the owners and they treat you like you are the only guests. (And I do believe they were close to full when we visited.) If you are looking for a quiet, romantic, cozy and delicious escape, this is it! Look no further. Thank you Tony, Bill and your wonderful staff for making our weekend completely wonderful. :) It was so nice to speak with you both about how the place started and the little peak into your lives. So inspirational! We will never forget that weekend and can't wait to return.