Where to Stay

Abe’s Spring Street Guest House

Built in 1876, Abe’s Spring Street Guest House was once an icehouse for a prominent Galena brewery, located adjacently, which now is home to Stone House Pottery & Gallery. The icehouse once stored up to 800 tons of ice harvested from the Galena River for the brewery industry. The building has 27-inch thick walls, which in its time was a great insulating factor. Today those thick walls accommodate wonderful window seats for the Bed & Breakfast.

Belle Aire Mansion Guest House

At Belle Aire Mansion Guest House, a bed and breakfast inn just minutes from historical Main Street in Galena, Illinois, we provide gracious comfort with romantic, relaxing rooms, and friendly, personal service unmatched in the Galena area. Circa 1836, this Federal Mansion, at one time an old farmhouse, has been operating as a premier bed and breakfast for over 30 years. Belle Aire Mansion Guest House is surrounded by eight peaceful acres and features a cozy antique-filled interior. 

Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast

The Cloran Mansion was built in 1880 by John Cloran, an immigrant from Ireland. Today it keeps its distinctive historic charm and striking Italianate architecture while at the same time offering its guests modern comforts. Present-day amenities like jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, cable TV, and soft and comfy robes help make for a relaxing Galena getaway. Cloran is also on 1.5 acres of land with a gazebo, koi pond and firepit providing a relaxing retreat. Yet it is only a three-minute drive down Franklin Street to downtown Galena.

Farmers’ Guest House

When it comes to deciding where to stay in Galena, IL, there are several factors to consider, including location. Why stay somewhere miles from Galena when you could wake up in the morning and walk to downtown? Stay in Galena when you choose Farmers Guest House! Nestled one block away from Main Street, you’ll be within walking distance from the best downtown Galena, IL, restaurants, shops, and attractions. At the same time, our historic Galena, IL, bed and breakfast offers a tranquil place to relax. You would never know that through our back doors is a peaceful and spacious garden and three terraced patios tucked away from our lively downtown! It’s the perfect space to relax with a cup of coffee or glass of wine.

Goldmoor Inn

The romantic Goldmoor Inn was once a privately owned estate perched on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Three decades ago, it was transformed into an elegant country inn that offers gourmet dining, luxurious accommodations for overnight guests, and beautifully maintained gardens and grounds that offer the perfect location for a romantic getaway or destination wedding. The Goldmoor Inn is an enchanting bed and breakfast that you need to visit! After a night in one of our plush cabins, suites or cottages, you can look forward to a private gourmet breakfast prepared by our chef and delivered directly to your room courtesy of our attentive innkeepers. Spend the day in historic downtown Galena, enjoy a massage in our spa,  or simply stroll the grounds hand in hand with your special someone. If you enjoy fine dining, you won’t want to miss dinner in our restaurant, which features our signature dish: Beef Wellington, as well as an ever-changing seasonal menu.

Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages

You are invited to relax, restore and explore at Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, a nature lover’s Bed & Breakfast.  We are located just 8 miles east from downtown Galena.  Stroll our 10 secluded acres of meadows and gardens.  Complete with a pond, walking trail, panoramic valley, and sunset views.  Watch the birds, enjoy the porch swing, or relax in our gazebo, and make it your own private haven. At Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages your accommodation choices include three rooms in the main house or four private cottages, and we also have a renovated barn that is available through full property rental or for day events. Each morning of your stay, wake up to a hearty full breakfast with home-baked pastries which is served in the dining room of the main house.

Hellman Guest House

Nestled on the hillside, the Hellman Guest House Bed and Breakfast provides spectacular views of the historic town of Galena, Grant Park and the surrounding countryside.  We are away from the congestion in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet still a short walk to shopping and fine dining on downtown Main Street.  A visit to Galena is like stepping back in time and the Hellman Guest House can provide you with a truly peaceful and relaxing respite from everyday life.  The wraparound front porch is the perfect spot to take in the panaramic views, along with sounds of nature and the occasional distant toll of church bells.  It is our guests’ favorite spot to relax and enjoy a bottle of locally produced wine at the end of their day. You’re sure to enjoy our comfortable, inviting home with its period furnishings.  Built in 1895 by a wealthy merchant, the home still retains its original stained glass and leaded glass windows throughout the house, the five original fireplaces, sliding pocket doors and original woodwork.  The home is also listed on the National Register.

Jail Hill Inn

Lamberson Guest House

The Lamberson Guest House is a Galena Traditional-style mansion, originally built in 1870. An Italianate-inspired porch and hand-carved leaded glass doors usher guests into this beautifully maintained piece of history. Intricately carved woodwork and leaded glass details complement the elegant decor throughout the entire home. The heart pine floors and gorgeous hand-carved mantle surrounding the original tiled fireplace and the original gas-lights and leaded windows remind one of the 1800s, and of life as it may have been for the Lamberson family who built this magnificent home. Located at the top of Prospect Street in Galena’s scenic Historic District and overlooking the heart of Downtown Galena, Illinois, our beautiful, traditional-style bed and breakfast is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway.

The Steamboat House

Your carefree getaway begins in our exquisite and historic bed and breakfast, The Steamboat House. This mansion is just one block from Main Street Galena IL, where you can enjoy the town’s architecture, more than 115 shops, wineries, a brewery and fine restaurants. Enjoy modern luxury surrounded by history in a spotlessly clean, fresh atmosphere. This grand 7,000 square foot inn offers privacy in the form of five spacious and beautifully appointed guestrooms, cozy parlors, and a wraparound front porch and screened garden gazebo where you can tuck away to read or work.  Social opportunities are also offered in the billiard room, library, formal parlor, and huge formal dining room.