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The Steamboat House

605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Plano, Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here for two nights and found it very enjoyable. The food was very good and so was their hospitality. We would defiantly recommend this bed in breakfast to everyone. Thanks Carol and daughter for all your hard work. Sincerely, Glen and Rene from Plano,Il.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our first visit to a Bed and Breakfast so it was new to us but we enjoyed our visit. It was very quiet and enjoyed the pool table, and the short walk to downtown for shopping and dinner! Very clean and breakfast was very nice as well. Great way to celebrate 40 year Anniversary!

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Macomb, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a grand old house. Beautiful inside and out. Close to downtown Galena yet secluded from the noise. You are greeted by Carol who is friendly and accommodating. The Room we chose had a great little enclosed balcony which was great in the evening for a quiet glass of wine and in the morning for a cup of coffee. The... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

What a wonderful stay! This was our first stay at a B & B. Carol welcomed us with open arms and provided us with a tour of the magnificent home. The online pictures do not do justice to the detail of the Victorian home. Our room was finely decorated, well furnished, and included a private bathroom. The entire home is... More 

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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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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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Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
1 review
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
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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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Address: 605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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