Meet the Innkeepers

Meet Michelle Heurung

How many years have you been an innkeeper?
This is a brand new endeavor for me. We purchased our home in July of 2016 and after extensive renovations, opened on December 9th….so just 5 months. There is so much to learn yet but have been so fortunate to have been helped by all of my Best of Galena friends.

What is your favorite part about our community/Galena?
My absolute favorite thing about this town is the closeness of the community. Every person I have met in my brief time in town has been filled to bursting with generosity, kindness, and compassion. Everyone is always willing to help each other out, and takes great pride their community.

Favorite event in Galena & way to participate and give back?
Though I haven’t been here for a full year yet, I LOVE the Luminaria weekend in December. The Living Windows, Wedding in a Window, Mistletoe Stroll, and the thousands of lights glowing all over town is something not to be missed.
I am hoping for the opportunity to individually help anyone that I can after having received so much help from everyone over the past few months.

What fun things can your guests expect when they stay at the Lamberson Guest House?
I really enjoy pampering my guests. I try to prepare meals that they wouldn’t have the time to make at home. Most of my guests are surprised by the quietness of the home, even though we are just a couple of blocks up from Main Street.

We always have deer and wild turkey roaming past our home and, being so high up, we get a very close look at the “beautiful” turkey vultures soaring through the sky past our windows.