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Aldrich Guest House

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900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036
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Kewanee, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great time staying here. The home is updated and comfortable, and you get the most for your time and money. Robert and Douglas make you feel right at home. They have excellent attention to details, the home and rooms are updated and beautiful. They serve an amazing homemade breakfast, better than most restaurants! They even have wine,... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Beth, we had a wonderful time meeting the both of you and we're so pleased that you enjoyed yourselves so much! Thanks for the great review and the very flattering compliments, including the accolades regarding breakfast - in combining everything that you mention, our goal is to create a higher standard in bed and breakfasts and we're glad to... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aldrich Guest House if the perfect spot if you are looking to get away for the hustle and bustle. We spent one evening at the home. Robert and Douglas are fantastic inn keepers who make you feel welcome from the minute you walk in the door. The home has 5 guests room, and while it was full, and others stayed... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Traci and thanks for the shining review! It was a pleasure meeting you and your husband and being able to celebrate your anniversary with you! We're so pleased to hear that you felt so welcome and that you enjoyed all of the little touches. We also believe that these little 'secrets' are what elevates a stay at Aldrich Guest... More 

Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic experience at the Aldrich Guest House! Everything about our stay was well thought out and comfortable. The innkeepers were friendly, knowledgable, and ready to make sure that everything about the stay was great! We stayed in the R. H. McClellan room which was a beautiful room! The claw foot tub was a fantastic luxury and the... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting with us and thank you for the excellent review! We're glad to see that you enjoyed your stay as much as you did - and the claw foot tub in that room is original to the house from when it first got plumbing which really highlights the reference to the past that we like to have as... More 

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a Bed and Breakfast virgin, but thanks to Robert and Douglas, I am no more! From the moment you walk in the door to the day you leave, the welcoming experience doesn't fade. The history of the home is engaging. Douglas revealed to me that Lincoln slept in the home (yes there's proof) and Grant trained his troops... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for the excellent review and for letting us be your first bed and breakfast experience - we had so much fun with you and your friends! We pride ourselves on breaking many of the stereotypes of what a B&B is, and we're so pleased to see that you enjoyed the entire experience from the food to the... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I was booking our trip to Galena, there were many options for lodging. I spent some time on various review sites trying to get a better idea of what was being offered. I am so happy we chose the Aldrich Guest House. Douglas and Robert are wonderful hosts. They were so kind and accommodating, we felt immediately welcomed. The... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Brigid, and thanks for the excellent review! We're thrilled to hear that you've found your new place to stay when visiting Galena and that you enjoyed the renovations, atmosphere, and service as much as you did. We are definitely a break from the stereotypical bed and breakfast and we strive to continually welcome guests to a higher standard. We... More 

Burlington, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very welcoming and warm. food was delicious. the rooms were decorated simply and eliquently. thanks for all the advise and suggestions to make our Galena experience so nice. It was cold outside but warm and welcoming inside.

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Hello and thanks for sharing your experience with us and your fellow travelers! We're so glad to see that you enjoyed yourself as much as you did - from the food to the service to the decor. We're excited for you to come back and see us again once we have all of the renovations done by the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing stay at the Aldrich Guest house! The house was decorated beautifully and everything was very clean and tidy. The house is gorgeous and has awesome history, but you don't feel like you're in a stuffy museum. Douglas and Robert are fabulous owners and make you feel so welcomed in their home. We will definitely be back... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Hannah and thanks for sharing your excellent review with everyone! We're very pleased to see that you enjoyed the interior design that references the past as opposed to repeating it as many other places tend to do. We aim to highlight the history and to carry on the classic elegance that is still liveable as we continue our renovations.... More 

Hometown, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

There is all wonderful things to say about this location! The owners were great! The room beautiful and with your own bathroom! We had a great time and will be going back next year. I can't wait!! October will be great.

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and we're thrilled to see that you enjoyed your visit with us! We're honored that you're already looking forward to coming back - October books up fast and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Robert and Douglas More 

Kalona, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

These guys know how to do it! The place is charming with a touch of class and history. The hosts are very welcoming and willing to help in any way. The afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres added an extra bit of spoiling that makes staying there special. Breakfast, coffee and the service were all great. We highly recommend it. Colin... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Colin and Cheryl and thanks for the great review! It was fantastic meeting you both and being able to be a part of you very well-deserved time away! We're pleased to see that you enjoyed so many parts of your stay along with all of the little extra details. We believe that it's a privilege to have our guests... More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Our stay at Aldrich House B&B was amazing! Douglas and Robert were wonderful hosts and made the experience incredible! There was breakfast every morning where we got to sit and interact with all the other guests and also a wine hour at 5 pm that allowed us to socialize, play board games, and drink some delicious wine. We will definitely... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing the great review with everyone, Melanie! It was great meeting you both and we're so glad to see that you were able to enjoy everything so much from the food to the wine and hors d'oeuvres to the other great guests! Mostly, we're happy that you were able to experience the unique level of service that we... More 

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