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“We "Felt" at Home!” 5 of 5 stars
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125 S Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #16 of 34 Galena B&B and Inns
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
1 review
“We "Felt" at Home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I spent a long weekend in Galena, IL at the Felt Manor Guest House. It's a gem and so are Laura and Dan. Two people who truly enjoy everything about running a B&B! Early fall was a perfect time to enjoy the local October Fest and shops. We also enjoyed afternoon wine and snacks at the Felt Manor on the spacious front porch which overlooks the city. We had a divine breakfast all 3 mornings (they feed you so much that lunch is out of the question). They even changed recipes to accommodate a nut and seed allergy! On our last day Laura went out of her way to send us home with a little doggy bag of homemade chocolate chip cookies! Cant wait to go back!

  • Stayed October 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Stayed at Felt Manor Sept 20-22. What a great place! The house is magnificent, and since they only have 4-5 rooms available for rent, there was plenty of room to spread out (2 sitting rooms, library, dining room, front porch overlooking downtown Galena). At the same time, we also enjoyed socializing with the other guests (turned out 3 of the guests were writers, which made us think that maybe it's more artistic types or certainly more adventurous/creative types who appreciate B&Bs). In addition to being able to stay in a huge, beautiful, historic house, Dan, the owner and host, is a great guy. We were on a low carb at the time of our visit, and he made breakfasts each day that worked for us. Our only regret was that the food he was making for everybody else looked even better! Dan was also around to host wine and cheese on Sat afternoon, and was even there for a nightcap when we got back from our Sat night out. As for the rooms, we stayed in the Katharine room. Beautiful spacious room. We took a peak in a couple of other rooms and they also looked nice. The bathroom was tiny, so don't expect to find a big jacuzzi tub here. But we didn't go to Galena to sit in a tub. We came to enjoy the shops, restaurants and museums of a historic community, and it was really nice to stay in a historic house with a gracious host and good food just 2 blocks from downtown.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My wife Margie and I stayed at the Felt recently. I surprised her by booking a weekend retreat while on vacation. Not only is The Felt her favorite historical property in Galena, but she is also hopeful that one day we could buy it and carry on it's rich tradition. Host Dan was pleasant and insightful. He also gave us some great tips for dining and entertainment! Hey Dan, Let's Make A Deal.....!!

Room Tip: Rooms facing Prospect street were very sunny in the morning and quiet throughout the day.
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I and another couple stayed at the felt manner for two nights and had a fabulous time.! If you love historical settings and beautiful old houses filled with antiques and romance, this is the place to go. Our host was exceptionally gracious, bringing us bottles of wine late into the evening in front of a lovely fireplace. The parlors are ideal for sipping tea and talking. The breakfast was fantastic From fresh fruit compote to gourmet soufflés. We loved this place. I short walk to terrific restaurants and great shopping. Hope to go again soon.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Our recent stay at Felt Manor was a pleasant surprise. This is a true bed and breakfast in every sense of the word. Our host Dan was above and beyond accommodating. His homemade gourmet breakfasts were served up hot every morning and were amazingly delicious. He even prepares a cool array of afternoon snacks (various cheeses, wines, and chocolates)... We will definitely return... Thank you Dan for making our stay in Galena remarkable.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

We were overdue for a relaxing getaway and Felt Manor didn't disappoint. Our host was not only knowledgeable about the area sites he was also gracious and an excellent cook. His Peach French Toast Souffle was perfect. The home (high above the bustle of Main Street) lends itself wonderfully to carefree comfort and casual interaction with other guests. I would definitely return for another visit.

Room Tip: Not all rooms have private baths so ask about which do.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011 via mobile

We were made to feel welcome right away and that feeling never went away. To say the food was excellant would be an undstatement. Hospitality abounds, with the guest's comfort a priority. Would most definitey return, and do highly recommend!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 125 S Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Ranked #16 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
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Number of rooms: 5

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