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Aldrich Guest House

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900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036
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Aldrich Guest House
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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I blindly booked Aldrich Guest House for a weekend and didn’t expect much. We were pleasantly surprised. Robert and Douglas, the owners, were very nice and accommodating. They made us feel welcomed and comfortable. Their breakfasts were delicious. Then house is beautiful. The guest rooms have been remodeled (with wifi) but they kept the Victorian style decor. The location was... More 

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

Thanks for the review, Orlando! We're so happy to see that you were 'pleasantly surprised' with your visit to Aldrich Guest House - we strive to provide an alternative to the traditionally decorated and stereotypical bed and breakfast and to create a higher standard. Thanks for all of the compliments and we look forward to seeing you and your girlfriend... More 

Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My fiancé and I had a wonderful stay at Aldrich House Memorial Day weekend. Douglas and Robert are wonderful hosts and fantastic cooks! They really make the experience personal and memorable. We'll be back and would highly recommend Aldrich house to friends and family.

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Hello Drew and thanks for sharing your feedback with everyone! We had a great time meeting you and Laura and thrilled to see that you had a memorable visit! Thanks for the recommendation to your family and friends and we're looking forward to seeing you both again soon! Robert and Douglas More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We found Aldrich house to be an excellent place to stay while we were in Galena for three nights. Robert and Douglas were fabulous hosts. They were very informative and accommodating. The property is beautiful and kept up very well. Breakfasts were delicious! The location is fairly close to downtown, and we were able to walk everywhere that we wanted... More 

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

Thanks for the great review, Sue! It was a pleasure meeting you and your friend and we're glad that you were able to enjoy yourselves so much and take advantage of the great location! We really have had a great time renovating and keeping the house up to the standards that it was built for 170 years ago and it's... More 

Washburn, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Eight ladies for a weekend and Robert & Douglas handled all our crazy requests and antics with style and grace. They are fantastic and it is apparent they love this historic home and the B&B lifestyle. The redecorating has been done beautifully & made us feels so warm and welcomed. And the breakfast table is a sight to behold. Loved... More 

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

Hello Tarrie and thanks so much for the great review! It was an honor to host your girls getaway and we had a lot of fun with everyone! We are pleased to see that you felt so pampered in every way from the decor, to the food, to the wine and hors d'oeuvres, and most importantly the ambiance and service.... More 

Paradise Valley, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Aldrich Guest House. We were welcomed by warm and attentive hosts and loved our room. We have traveled much and stayed in many BandB's, The Aldrich Guest House exceeded our expectations as it was clean, fresh and updated while still maintaining the interest and charm of an historic home. Thank you! Can't wait... More 

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

Thanks so much for the great review! It was great meeting you and your husband during your whirlwind tour of the midwest. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the refreshed version of the house and we're proud to have exceeded your expectations! Looking forward to seeing you both again soon! Robert and Douglas More 

Orion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I decided last minute that we wanted to enjoy a weekend getaway to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary in Galena. The only downfall was our anniversary was on Mothers Day weekend so it was hard to find a Bed and Breakfast in Galena that still had availability. I ended up speaking with Robert at the Aldrich... More 

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

Wow! Your accolades are humbling - thanks for sharing your great experiences with everyone! It was an honor being able to be the hosts of your First Anniversary and we're thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves as much as you did. Our aim is to provide a higher standard in bed and breakfasts and we're delighted to hear that you and... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The new owners of this wonderful, old home have given her a "make-over" - she is crisp, clean & soothing. No doilies, no potpourri, no flowery wallpaper. 5 guest rooms, each with an ensuite bath; comfy queen beds; A/C, wi-fi, and enough closet/dresser space for your get-a-way stay. The public rooms are spacious, inviting, and comfortable yet retain the Victorian... More 

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

Tonya, it was great getting to meet you and your friends/family! We certainly had a great time with you all and are happy that you appreciated all of the details that go into making a visit at Aldrich Guest House unforgettable! Thank you for the amazing review and we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon...although if you... More 

Rockford, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Douglas and Robert were the kindest of hosts. From sharing the history of the house to renovation tips, both were very personable and really made us feel at home. The house itself is in excellent condition. We were the lone guests as we had a midweek stay early on in the 'season'. The parlor offered games and music, which we... More 

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

Thank you so much for the review, Sue! We had a wonderful time meeting you both and we're glad to hear how much you enjoyed the house, the breakfast, the treats, and most of all that you felt welcomed and at home! We look forward to seeing you both again very soon - hopefully for a longer stay! Robert and... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Aldrich Guest House is a beautiful place for a getaway, but what really sets it apart is the amazing service. Robert and Douglas are wonderful hosts, they make everyone feel so welcome and pampered the entire visit. Their attention to detail is remarkable, and the breakfasts were a highlight of the trip!

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

Thanks for the review, Tam! We had so much fun meeting you and your friends and being able to host such a fun weekend for everyone and we're thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves so much! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the attention to detail and the breakfasts and to know how welcomed and pampered you felt -... More 

Reedsburg, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Robert and Douglas are super friendly inkeepers that make you feel welcome instantly. They do a great job of not making it feel like a "stuffy" bed and breakfast and do a great job thinking of every detail to make your stay comfortable and special. We had a great time and would definitely recommend them again!

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

Thanks for the review, Megan - it was great celebrating your husband's birthday with you and being part of his first trip to Galena! We're happy to hear that you felt so welcome and that you enjoyed all of the attention to detail that makes a stay at Aldrich Guest House special. Thank you for the high recommendations and we... More 

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