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Victorian Mansion

301 South High Street, Galena, IL 61036
Victorian Mansion
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Charlie and Rita were the perfect hosts - they met us at the door, showed us to rooms that have to be seen to be appreciated - all the amenities of 2015, but the charm, beauty and luxury of 1860. The location is perfect - two short down hill blocks to the busy main part of town - all part... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We stopped at the Victorian Mansion after a 'local' gave them a high recommendation. He was spot on. We were there 'off-season' and unexpected, yet Rita greeted us with a friendly hello. Without a reservation? No problem, she asked if we'd like to see the room she had available. It was lovely, though I, at five feet, almost needed a... More 

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We wanted to run away from our everyday life and stressful work. The Victorian Mansion offered the perfect setting for good rest and escape from reality. Hosts were very welcoming and the room was ideal for a couple wanting to spend a cozy and romantic night. The location of the house offers quick access to Main Street with it's shops... More 

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Niagara Falls, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had decided last minute to get away to Gelena for the night. We are new to the Midwest and heard great things about the town. We wanted to go snowboarding at Chestnut Mountain and then head to the B&B. Rita asked when we would like to check in. We said 6. They promptly checked us in and spoke about... More 

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Warsaw, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was our first time visiting Galena and we picked a great place to stay. Not sure why some reviewers found fault with Charlie and Rita, because we found them to be very personable and pleasant. We were made to feel right at home from the start, but we weren't hovered over. Our room was very nice, very comfortable, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I loved all the history that Rita and Charlie told about the Victorian Mansion. They are a sweet couple. We took a trolly ride through town, that was very interesting. The driver also talked a lot about Galena's history. I highly recommend you do the Trolly Tours. The Victorian Mansion is within walking distance from town, but you have to... More 

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New Lenox, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Took a few days and went to Galena. First time there. Great for shopping and history. Our hosts were friendly and we really enjoyed the information about Galena after breakfast. It was nice to have them interact with the guests with their historical knowledge. The history of the house is very interesting. We stayed on the 3rd floor in the... More 

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Travelers Rest, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Made res On Saturday morning. Was told to be there by 3. To check in. As they wanted to leave early. No ice, did not accept b&b gift certificate. (Reason for staying here) Not as published in b&b.com. Room was ok though. Would not again. Breakfast ok. Minimalistic for the price. Hosts were fine. Problem seems to be with property... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Victorian Mansion was so close to Main St and the right price, too. On a Thursday we decided to go away for the weekend and found Victorian Mansion online. I called the number and spoke with Rita. She was very nice and described all the rooms that would be best suited for us. I traveled with my aunt and cousin,... More 

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Eagle, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If you want the best of everything during your stay in Galena then start by staying at this wonderful B&B. The special experience was orchestrated by the gracious hostess and host--Rita and Charlie! The accomodations; the fabulous breakfast(s); the history-sharing; and the general cozy and friendly atmosphere all helped to create one of our best Sisters' Weekend. Thanks, Rita and... More 

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