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900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Chicago, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
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“Exceptional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

It was our first time at a B&B and the experience was amazing. My daughter and I had booked only one night and decided to stay one more nigth. Fran and Brian are truly great hosts. I highly recommend the Aldrich Guest House. We love the history behind it, the decor, and it is very close to town. One piece of history which I enjoyed and will always treasure is that our Presdidents, Lincoln and Ulysses Grant are part of this home's legacy. Also Ulysses Grant's home is right up the hill from here, you can walk there. Also two houses down is the Elihu Washburne Home. We fell in love with Galena, it is a gem. (so nice to know it's close to home)

Room Tip: We stayed in the RH McClellan Room (beautiful) and the Cyrus Aldrich room, both highly recommended...
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, April 3, 2013
Thank you both so much, we had so much fun hearing about your upcoming wedding!
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Vinton, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

What an enjoyable experience it was at the Aldrich Guest House. Everything was so clean, Fran and Brian are so friendly, and the food was amazing. When we visit Galena again, we will be sure to stay at the Aldrich Guest House. Thank you!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
We enjoyed visiting with you and so glad your first stay at a Bed & Breakfast was an enjoyable experience.
There is so much to explore here in Galena that we hope to see you again soon.
Thank you!
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My husband and I went to Galena on Feb 9 to watch our nephew ski in a competition. The Aldrich Guest House is within walking distance of the downtown area and only a 15 minute drive to the ski area. Fran and Brian were great hosts and Fran made an amazing breakfast. All the rooms were tastefully done in period decor. We will definitely stay here again when we return to Galena.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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Kildeer, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Our stay was at the end of January, so, the weather wasn't exactly in our favor, however, our stay at the Aldrich Guest house couldn't have been cozier. It was for my wife's birthday, so, I wanted everything aside from the weather to be as nice as possible. The lovely room and warm hospitality made for a better than perfect weekend in Galena. The breakfasts were fabulous and Fran and Brian offered great tips on restaurants and activities. We'll definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

Another lovely weekend in Galena. Fran and Brian are excellent hosts. The Inn is lovely and the food always memorable. Rooms and the common rooms warm and comfortable. A good group of guests. The weather was unique, but the inn was warm and welcoming. Hosts are knowledgable of the area and very helpful in helping to plan guests activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Last weekend several old high school friends & I gathered in Galena to re-connect & make some NEW memories! Our stay at the Aldrich couldn't possibly have been better! We rented out the entire house for the weekend - and had a good old fashioned "slumber party". Every room was beautiful, clean, comfortable and had everything we could ask for. The room I shared with my cousin/classmate had 2 beds, allowing us to bunk in the same room, staying up til the wee hours catching up on old times. The food each morning for breakfast was scrumptious - Fran & Brian are just the nicest people. They even obliged by taking several group photos for us - and we were sad to leave when Sunday rolled around. I would highly recommend this B & B for a girls' getaway like ours - or small family reunion. The grounds are beautiful - screened porch relaxing - and the house is beyond comparison in beauty, built before the Civil War.
You must just go see it for yourself! I will definitely be back - I think our "girls' reunion" has found it's home !

Room Tip: Every room is beautiful - each with a full bathroom. You really can't go wrong with any of them...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

My best friend and I have been coming to Galena for 16 years for a weekend get-a-way. It is challenging to find a B and B with 2 comfy beds and space for 2 ladies' purchases!! This has been our 4th year with Fran and Brian. Yummy breakfasts. Water and soda available after a busy day. Love the porch too!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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
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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 Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Galena's premier boutique bed and breakfast, you will find the elegance and luxury of the mansion that the house was built for in 1845 perfectly blended with modern sophistication and unsurpassed professional, intuitive, yet unobtrusive service. Located just a 5 minute walk to Main Street, whether you're coming to enjoy the Galena Triathlon of "Eating, Shopping, and Drinking", to explore the stunning surrounding hills by hiking, biking, or skiing, or to simply enjoy time together with that special someone or even to have a friends or family getaway, Aldrich Guest House is the perfect home base. We look forward to welcoming you soon. ... more   less 
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Aldrich Guest House Hotel Galena

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