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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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Madison, Wisconsin
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Six girlfriends stayed overnight and had the whole place to ourselves - perfect! Robert and Douglas were super flexible the timing of check-in, wine/snacks on the porch and breakfast. The house was beautiful and comfortable! Breakfast was amazing! We will be back. THANK YOU!

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

Hello Trish! Thanks so much for the review and for coming with all of your girlfriends! It was a pleasure meeting you all and it's great to hear that you enjoyed Aldrich Guest House so much! We are looking forward to your next well-deserved Aqua Mom's Getaway! Robert and Douglas More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aldrich house was great for our girlfriend getaway! I personally had never stayed at a B&B before and was very happy! Robert and Douglas have really taken a lot of time to think of every detail! The house is updated, modern and clean with touches of history and charm everywhere! Wine and appetizers in the evening and a delicious breakfast... 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 being able to host you and your girlfriends for a well deserved getaway! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed all of the details that we strive to provide for each and every guest. We love what we do and we love being able to share the passion we have... More 

Evanston, Illinois
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife actually surprised me with a trip to the Aldrich House this past weekend. As we pulled up to the house, Robert actually came up to our car and asked me when I realized what my surprise was (My wife's cleverness became fully apparent to me at this moment when I found out that he too knew that she... More 

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

Thanks, Jordan, for the great review! We loved having you and Lexi and are so glad that you enjoyed your surprise getaway and all of the special touches that go with it as much as you did. It was great chatting with you both and getting to know you and we look forward to seeing you both again soon! Robert... More 

Springfield, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Aldrich Guest House for our first anniversary in March, 2015. Everything was top-notch, with a lot of loving attention to detail. The breakfast was absolutely delicious. We'd recommend it highly to anyone!!

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

It was an honor being able to host you for your first anniversary and it's great to hear that you enjoyed all of the little touches as well as the breakfasts! We are looking forward to seeing you both again soon! Robert and Douglas More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at b&bs before but this one was unique. The house is old with great hard wood details and stories. I loved the parlor with a classy old vibe and the claw foot tub in our room. It has a feel of an old mansion but with modern hotel details like great towels and sheets! I was very... More 

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

Hello Elisabeth and thank you for sharing your feedback with us and your fellow travelers! It was great having you both here and we're so glad that you enjoyed the house, the meals, and the treats. We're also happy to hear that you enjoyed the merging of past and present and we're excited to have you back so that you... More 

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our short stay and can't wait to go back during warmer weather! It's a beautiful home. We loved the wine and cheese, great coffee and delicious breakfast! The distance to Main Street is a perfect walk.

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

Thanks so much for your review! It was great having you and we're so glad to hear that you enjoyed the included wine and hors d'oeuvres we offer each evening! Slowly but surely the weather is warming which means we'll have the screened in porch ready for you the next time you visit! Robert and Douglas More 

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

If you're looking for an escape from the fast pace and relentless noise of Chicago (or any big city for that matter), you have to check out Galena and Aldrich Guest House. Everything about this experience was top-notch and catered to all of our needs. I'm a list maker, so here's a list of my favorite things about The Aldrich... More 

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

Wow, what a humbling review! Thanks so much for all of the accolades! We had a wonderful time with you and your wife and we were so glad to be able to host you for a well deserved getaway. It's great to hear that you loved so many aspects of your visit and we look forward to seeing you the... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Robert and Douglas have done a such tremendous job with the Aldrich. It started with a phone call - they invited us for a glass of wine and tour of the available rooms. What a wonderful way to start our vacation! The rooms were hard to choose from. Each beautifully decorated and so cozy. Once we got settled in, we... More 

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

Katie, thanks so much for sharing your excellent review! We had a great time chatting with you and Jeff in the parlor, and are glad to hear that you enjoyed our wine and hors d'oeuvres that we have for our guests every evening! We're very proud of what we are able to offer to our guests and are so happy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Douglas and Robert have made this bed and breakfast experience very special. It's a beautiful old mansion that they've made modern enhancements to. They are very hospitable and made us feel at home. It made our first visit to Galena memorable and cemented the fact that we will be back!

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

Hello Adam and thanks for the great review! It was great having you and David here and we were honored to celebrate both a getaway for the two of you, as well as a birthday! We are looking forward to having you back soon so that you can continue to enjoy Galena, but more importantly, time together with each other!... More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Aldrich has everything you want in a B & B: beautiful, clean rooms; amazing breakfast (the best meals we ate in Galena were the breakfasts); and a low-key atmosphere in a historic house. It also has its two wonderful hosts, Robert and Douglas. Both of them have dedicated themselves to the job of innkeeping with real joy and a... More 

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

Wow, thanks so much for such a wonderful review - we're so happy that you were both able to enjoy yourselves so much! We strive to create an environment that is relaxed and laid back and to provide that special intuitive yet unobtrusive service and it's great to hear that came through. We look forward to the next time! Robert... More 

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