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Bernadine's Stillman Inn

513 Bouthiller St, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #11 of 35 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third stay with Dave and Bernadine at the Stillman Inn. As usual, we had a wonderful time! Dave always makes us feel at home, in his home. We have stayed at one other B&B in Galena (because the Stillman Inn was full that weekend), and we were less than pleased with our experience. If you are looking... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Return guests mean so much to us. Thank you for coming to see us for a third time! We love it! Come back soon! More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was skeptical when my girlfriend said we were staying at a bed & breakfast. Was expecting some girly girl cutesy place. After one hour at the Stillman Inn my skepticism turned to peace of mind. Encompassing the best of both modern conveniences with the History and Old World charm of the 19th Century the Stillmann Inn was a relaxing and... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for noticing the "old world charm with modern amenities" We've worked really hard at keeping true to the 1858 Civil War theme while adding modern comforts like carpeting, plumbing (well, that was already here!) and such. Glad you appreciate the balance! More

LaPorte, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed all our B&B experiences in Ireland -- this was our first go at one in the states and truly loved the Stillman Inn. From the moment we stepped foot in the gorgeous mansion, we felt at home. Dave and Bernadine made everything so easy -- their friendly demeanor and genuine enthusiasm is remarkable. Dave provides... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Yes Dave is quite unique. He loves loves loves the guests and helping everyone get to where they want to be. The love cakes - that's mine! Glad everyone loves those cakes so much! See you again soon we hope! More

Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first experience at a B&B and enjoyed it immensely. Dave and Bernadine were both friendly and extremely knowledgable of the town and history of the Inn. Breakfast was also wonderful and plentiful. I would highly recommend a visit to the Stillman Inn.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first experience staying at a Galena B&B and let me say that both my partner and I had an incredible experience. Dave is incredibly friendly, he truly knows Galena like the back of his hand and is a very helpful trip advisor. It is also just steps away from Ulysses S. Grant's home which makes it a... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

We just love being right across from General Grant's home. Evening walks through the gardens there is fabulous. Glad you enjoyed your stay! See you again soon we hope! More

East Moline, Illinois
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from our 13th stay at the Stillman Inn and just booked our 14th stay for our Anniversary in June. Can't wait to return , we have such amazing memory's at the Stillman. I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Dave and Bernadine are such amazing people and have a wonderful BnB. We will always come back here! I just can't... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

13th Stay! We think you just may be the most frequently returning guest! I'll have to check my files! You are such a pleasure to have here. Looking forward to your next visit! Bernadine More

Morrisonville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Dave and Bernadine have captured the secret of giving their guests the ultimate experience in a romantic overnight stay. They have dedicated their lives to making guests feel comfortable and special. Their historic Inn and grounds surrounding it are unique and the breakfasts are second to none. We have experienced the Stillman Inn on three separate occasions and are looking... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Aw, that was music to the ears. Thanks for noticing and taking the time to write a review! Can't wait to see you again! Dave & Bernadine More

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

In many ways, this is what you picture when you when you think of B&B's: charming 19th Century home, full breakfast, welcoming hosts. Dave is on top of everything you might want during your stay in Galena from restaurant reviews to the people to see downtown for every purpose (he knows everyone in Galena). He also keeps you informed from... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Ah yes, the small bathrooms and no hanging space. The Royalty II and III do have small bathrooms. And these two rooms are next on the list for the custom built cabinets we have installed in all the other rooms. "Hang in there", they are coming! But until these two rooms are done you may want to choose one of... More

Guttenberg, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Dean and I had a great time at the Stillman House, a large room ,plenty of space for hanging clothes,beautiful home ,Dave and Bernadine go above and beyond to make you feel at home .We had a awesome breakfast each morning.We will highly recommend this B&B to our friends and customers.We can't wait return to the Stillman House and visit... More

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Pampered - Well that is what we are shooting for. So glad you enjoyed your stay! Can't wait to see you again! thanks for taking the time to write this. More

West Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

This is our second time staying at The Stillman Inn. Dave and Bernadine are excellent hosts and always go out of their way to make our stay exceptional. I recommend for anyone that stays in Galena to make this your B&B of choice. We will definitely be back!

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

AWESOME! Can't wait to serve you again! More

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Address: 513 Bouthiller St, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Romantic and Historic 1858 French Italiante Bed and Breakfast. Awarded "Best Breakfast In the Midwest" and "Best Innkeeper" among others. We look forward to serving you and helping you get the most out of this attractive destination. ... more   less 
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