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The Steamboat House

605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #10 of 35 Galena B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

My gf and I stayed here during what I intended to be a romantic getaway. Luckily, Glen and Char made me look good. At the end of the trip, she was refreshed after a long week at work and couldn't stop talking about how much she liked the Steamboat House. Probably her best review was that it "felt like home."... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Just stayed 2 nights at Steamboat House. I really enjoyed my stay and have no real complaints. I was in the Amanda room which was a nice choice. The window looked out onto the front yard/garden. I don't think it was the largest room but it did not feel small or cramped. The shower is pretty small and might be... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I stayed here over Memorial Day for a quick get-away. This bed and breakfast was everything we hoped it would be, and more. The mansion is breath taking, and the owners, Glen and Char, have done an amazing job with keeping it clean and beautiful. You can tell they are passionate about providing a great experience for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My sister-in-law and I truly enjoyed our stay in Galena and The Steamboat House owners/inn-keepers (Glen & Char) were very much a part of that! Only a select few, very special people can do what they do in the manner that they do it—conversing with and making everyone feel welcome so naturally, effortlessly. The B&B is absolutely beautiful; you feel... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I booked this B&B for a weekend in January as a Christmas present to ourselves (treat yo’self!) We’re in our mid-twenties and have never stayed at a B&B before. We arrived after a long day of skiing and were warmly welcomed with a glass of wine and some great conversation with Char and Glen… off to a... More

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Palatine, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed at the Steamboat house and was not sure what to expect, but Glen met us at the door and welcomed us into their lovely abode!! We were amazed at the hospitality and warmth we felt throughout our stay. We met Char in the morning for breakfast and her smile added beauty to the place. The breakfasts were excellent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We recently spent a couple of nights at this most charming of B&B's, where hosts Glen and Char do so much to make you feel welcome, and do it so well. The property is full to the brim with bric-a-brac and stories, so much so as to nearly make it a tourist attraction in itself. Breakfasts were sumptuous (perhaps a... More

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Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed with Glen & Char for the first time on Oct 8 and have NOT stopped talking about the wonderful time we had in their beautiful home! We have stayed in many B&B's and NEVER have we experienced such a clean and spotless home. They are truly masters of operating their B&B in such a professional manner all while... More

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Skip the museums, just spend some time walking around the Steamboat House. Amazing collection of antiques including a fully functional pool table and a classic pinball machine. Great food, excellent service and a wonderful atmosphere all around. Just steps away from the river and downtown mainstreet in Galena.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

We spent one night at this beautiful house at the end of July. We rode up on the motorcycle and they allowed us to park it under a covered area. Our bedroom was large and quiet. Breakfast was delicious and the owners are so friendly. They offer wine and cheese (wine time) each day from 5:00-6:00 which was a nice... More

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Address: 605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Experience the romance of historic Galena in the extraordinary mansion built by legendary steamboat captain Daniel Smith Harris in 1855. A walk-to-town location, evening wine and cheese hour, heirloom antique furnishings, and gracious surroundings provide guests with the very finest bed and breakfast experience."Galena's favorite bed & breakfast" is a destination in itself. The Steamboat House showcases architectural excellence with its grand foyer, billiard room, parlors, library and formal dining room, all meticulously restored for guests to enjoy. ... more   less 
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