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Galena, Illinois: Inn at Irish Hollow
Let yourself be pampered at this secluded, romantic lodging. Stay either in the main inn, which was once the general store, post office and shopkeeper's home, or choose from five private guesthouses (such as the 1880's French Maid's Cottage at left), all with luxurious and spacious accommodations.
Eating is one of the pleasures here; you can have a full country gourmet breakfast delivered to your room. The inn also serves a seven-course candlelight dinner. Activities include hiking on the 500-acre wooded, rolling estate or the 1,300-acre nature preserve next to it, while Galena (10 miles northwest) offers plenty of nearby shops and restaurants. (815) 777-6000