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The Steamboat House

605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #9 of 35 Galena B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed at the Steamboat House for 2 nights over the 4th of July. It is a beautiful home full of lovely antiques with oodles of history. We especially enjoyed the beautiful grounds as we sat on the huge front porch with ceiling fans spinning. It is quiet and well appointed. Even with all 5 rooms full, there is plenty... More

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Galesburg, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Steamboat House B&B this past weekend for 3 days and had had a wonderful experience! The house is amazingly beautiful, clean, and very accommodating. The owners Glen & Char are so sweet and kind and very knowledgeable about the Galena area. The breakfast's are to die for! Wine & Cheese at 5:00 was... More

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Wheeling, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

My husband and I have been to numerous B&Bs across the country, including several in Galena, and The Steamboat House is one of our favorites. We've just completed our fifth weekend stay and are already looking forward to returning next year. The innkeepers have done a wonderful job restoring the historic house including main floor common areas and lovely guest... More

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Address: 605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #9 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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