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Great House

501 East Losey, Galesburg, IL 61404
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First of all, we are a family of 4 and this was our first time in Galesburg, and, except for my husband, the first time staying in a B&B. Such a wonderful experience for all of us! Our hostess and home owner, Betty, is a sweet and delightful lady. The love and passion she has for the history of her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Betty was a great hostess whose House is worthy of the title. Stayed three nights total after a bicycle tour and found the location right near downtown superb. Breakfast was a quality meal each morning and Betty was very helpful in all aspects of our stay. Learned much of Galesburg history during our visit, right down to the important history... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We were in town with my parents for our son's graduation from Knox College. Betty was a fabulous hostess. Very hospitable and knowledgeable. Both rooms were very well decorated and had really comfortable beds. Breakfast for our two mornings was delicious. Betty was especially accommodating as we had other guests in town who came over to visit at the house.... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Arrived with a family of four and was warmly welcomed. The room was beautiful and the beds were comfortable. The whole family slept sound and well. Had a great time watching thunderstorms through the windows one night. We were traveling by train and had a few special requests, such as dropping off our baggage early. Everything went so well. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I spent the night at the Great House for a visit to our daughter at Knox College. The house was lovely and Betty was a wonderful host. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Galesburg and provided a lot of information about the house and her restoration of the stately home. Our room was nicely decorated... More 

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Dixon, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Betty was a gracious hostess and diligent proprietor. Her breakfasts were delicious and the Lincoln Room was well appointed. We enjoyed the outdoor deck seating each evening and how close the house was to all the downtown shopping and attractions. Galesburg was a fun stop for a weekend getaway. We learned much about the house from Betty and were able... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Betty is a fantastic hostess! She started us off with a detailed tour of the entire home and all of its historical contents. Her collection has been well researched and gels well. We enjoyed being able to eat breakfast at our leisure and not necessarily with the rest of the lodgers. Breakfast was really good and there was plenty to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a beautiful house in a nice neighborhood in Galesburg. Our room was nicely furnished and cozy. Betty is a wonderful host and the breakfast was very good. We did not have time to enjoy all the rooms in the house, but each one was comfy looking. The only down side for me was the constant honk of trains... More 

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Springville, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The Great House B&B is a beautiful expensive piece of Jewelry and if it is a piece of jewelry Betty is the precious stone in the center. The house was built in 1857, before the civil war and has lots of history. Betty has gone to great lengths to find out how the house has traveled through history. She gave... More 

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My husband and I found the Great House on the internet for the 4th of July holiday of 2013. I wished to visit the Carl Sandburg State Historic Site but had no idea that our B&B, owned by nurse and emergency specialist Betty McNaught, would be just as interesting as Sandburg's birthplace! We were thrilled with her knowledge of the... More 

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