Meet the Innkeepers

Meet Lorraine & Jan Svec

How many years have you been innkeepers?
We will celebrate our 30th anniversary of being innkeepers at Belle Aire in August of 2017
What is your favorite part about our community/Galena?
I have loved Galena since I was a child and came here with our parents.  I love the small town feel, the way everyone knows your name and the welcoming feeling I get every time I wander, and then come home to Galena again.
Favorite event in Galena or way to participate and give back?
My favorite event is Country Fair.  The people, the weather, so much to do and see.  A perfect time here in Galena.  As far as participating and giving back, I do that by helping the Best of Galena group by chairing the Taste of Christmas Progressive Dinner, and making and distributing as many cookies as I can for the many events throughout they year.
What fun things can your guests expect when they stay at Belle Aire?
At breakfast we sit around the breakfast table talking with guests, and giving them our insight in what to do and see in Galena.  We provide a homey atmosphere, and try to treat everyone like family. Not to mention treat them lots of chocolate chip cookies!!
After 30 years, I writing a book full of the funny, warm and wonderful stories we have had over the past 30 years as innkeepers.  For us it’s easy to be an innkeeper, just provide the warmth, the comfort and the love for all your fellow beings.  Our motto is “God bless the whole world….NO exceptions.”