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“Lovely Stay” 5 of 5 stars
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900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #6 of 34 Galena B&B and Inns
Powhatan Point
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Lovely Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This is a beautiful B & B! Everything was immaculate. The garden is gorgeous, too. We loved the screened porch. Breakfast was delicous and we appreciated all the little extras, like homemade cookies, snacks, and drinks. Nice selection of magazines in rooms, comfortable beds. Our family enjoyed everything about our visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Madison, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Enjoyed our stay. Very clean, comfortable rooms. Big breakfast. Kind hosts.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We only stayed one night at the Aldrich Guest House, but we wish we could've stayed longer. We stayed in the McClellan Room, which had a bay window, fireplace and canopy bed. It was just perfect. The bed was comfortable, the water pressure in the private bath was excellent! And both the room and bath were beautifully decorated. The location was walking distance to downtown, and also right next to the historic Washburne House. The gardens are immaculate and gorgeous! We had a wonderful breakfast--more food than we could eat! And fresh baked cookies and soft drinks and snacks were always available. Our hosts, Brian and Fran were so friendly and accomodating! We would definitely recommend staying here in Galena!

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Fran & Brian operate a superb guest house just up from Main Street Galena. This was the cleanest American B&B we have ever stayed in. While the room was small <by our standards>, it had its own private bath. The breakfast meal was orchestrated by our hosts, making sure everyone would be involved with the morning chit-chat. The object was to make new acquaintenances and everyone part more friendly than before. We'd say that Fran succeeded well in this social skill. We would definitely go back, perhaps in early 2012.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Champaign, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2010

You could not find a more pleasant place to stay in Galena. Brian and Fran are fabulous hosts and the full breakfast was marvelous. Our little room was appointed perfectly and each room has its own bathroom. The bed was comfy, the water was hot and the conversation was great. We will return for sure.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Schaumburg, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2010

This is the 6th times me and my husband stayed at Bed and Breakfast and we both rate this as the best among the 6. First of all it was winter and when we called for early check in they don't hesitate but let us in about 4 hours before the check in time. It was our anniversary and I found a nice rose with a note from them at no extra charge. The Inn Keepers let us feel like a friend or family visiting them and feel like they enjoyed our company. The House and the bedrooms is beautiful and decorations is great!! I told them that we usually doesn't want to come back once we stayed in a Bed and breakfast but this one I will definitely coming back and will highly recommend it to friends and relatives...I actually I already did!! The price was reasonable and the food was fantastic!!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2009

Very clean and a great location. It's about a 5 minute walk to the downtown area so that's really convenient, but because it's not right in town the price is less. The breakfast was just OK. I went with two of my friends and all 3 of us said that all the other B & B's we'd been to had larger, more complicated meals. We had a small fruited jello parfait which was really good, and a piece of homemade sweet bread, then a slice of an egg casserole. When we stayed at Cloran Mansion in Galena we could hardly make it up the stairs the breakfast was so great- eggs cooked to order, pancakes with homemade cherry compote, potatoes, etc. Granted, the #1 reason to stay at a B & B probably isn't the food, but it's just worth noting.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historic home, circa 1845, beautifully furnished with antiques and modern conveniences. Large double parlor and dining room can accomodate your reunions, weddings, romantic getaways. Walking distance to Main St shops and restaurants and historic sites and museums. Quiet residential street, large screened porch perfect for relaxing that overlooks lush gardens. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Aldrich Guest House Hotel Galena

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