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Lamberson Guest House

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113 S Prospect St, Galena, IL 61036-1807
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
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Beautiful 1870 home overlooking the heart of Galena and just steps away from shopping, dining and attractions. Custom King and Queen mattresses. Thoughtfully appointed and decorated. 3-course candlelight breakfast. Free WiFi, in-room fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. Blu-Ray library. Freshly baked cookies all day along with coffee, tea, cocoa, bottled water and soda.
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Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Family rooms
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Candy B wrote a review Oct 13
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We recently stayed at Lamberson House with a group of friends. It was such a fun and relaxing weekend. Chris and Resa were unbelievably accommodating and made everyone feel so welcome. We stayed in "Maud" room, it was absolutely beautiful, very clean and the bed was comfortable with silky smooth sheets. Chris and Resa served us a delicious breakfast both mornings, the presentation was amazing. (For real how they served the fruit made me feel like we were in a castle) We mostly enjoyed sitting on the side patio, enjoying cocktails and conversation with amazing friends. The location is perfect, we were able to walk everywhere. Hands down this is a top notch B & B, going to be hard to beat this one!! Oh, and the homemade brownie on out pillows was a special treat.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking time to write such a wonderful review Candy! It was a fun filled weekend with all of your your friends and we're thrilled that you had such a relaxing time. Maud is a special room with the big windows and lots of natural light. We're glad that you liked the breakfasts and the presentation. Fruit just seems to tastes better when it's cut into flowers and fun shapes. We know that your guest trip isn't complete without chocolate;-) Thank you for sharing your B&B experience with your co-worker. They booked a trip for her upcoming birthday in November. We will do everything to make their stay special. We are looking forward to your return visit! All the Best, Resa & Chris
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jack5400 wrote a review Oct 7
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions5 helpful votes
Lamberson is such a wonderful location. From the time you park and walk up to the front door the house is beautiful inside and out. The view overlooking Galena is second to none. It was so relaxing to sit in the rockers on the front porch, have wine & cheese in the side yard, and see deer visiting the property in the morning. Breakfast is delicious and it's so nice to sit and visit with the other guests. The host and hostess were very helpful in answering questions and suggesting things to do in the area. We have been to Galena and Lamberson many times before and we always find something new to do. Oktoberfest is such a great time to go!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind note Jack and Nancy! We love that you continue to come back to Lamberson and we have gotten to know both of you as very close friends. We could sit on the courtyard and visit with both of you for hours!! Oktoberfest is such a fun weekend in Galena and a great way to celebrate Fall. It is fun to enjoy the views overlooking the town from the front porch rockers and watch the deer wandering through the property. We look forward to your next stay and hope you enjoy the beauty of this Fall season. Much Love, Resa & Chris
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Kathleen N wrote a review Oct 6
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We recently stayed at Lamberson House for our anniversary. Our suite (Elizabeth) as well as the entire house was immaculate, lovely and well appointed. The courtyard was perfect for afternoon relaxation and visiting with other guests. Our hosts, Resa and Chris couldn't have been more welcoming and accommodating. Perfect location in relation to town. We will definitely go back!
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
It was a joy to hosting you this past week and we loved getting to know both of you. We felt honored that you chose Lamberson to celebrate your 40th Anniversary! Elizabeth suite was the perfect room to celebrate your special occasion with great views and multiple rooms. Both of you were such a joy to visit with and it was as if we have known you for years. We are very happy that you plan to come back and we look forward to many more conversations on the courtyard. I'll forward the '101 Things to do in Galena' before your next visit! All The Best, Resa & Chris
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BillinPR wrote a review Oct 5
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My wife and I stayed at this wonderful B&B to celebrate my birthday in June. Great location overlooking Galena. The room was quiet, the bed was comfortable, and everything was neat as a pin. The owners couldn't have been nicer, even giving me a cake for my birthday. Galena itself is beautiful. Well worth the trip from Chicagoland. We plan to return to Galena and to the Lamberson Guest House!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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It was fun to host you for your birthday in June. It's a great get away place to celebrate with only a 2 1/2 hour drive west of Chicago. The views and scenery is well worth the drive! We're glad that you enjoyed the comforts of Lamberson and enjoyed the special cake. It's great to be close to everything that Galena has to offer and enjoy this very special place. We look forward to your return visit to explore more of the area! All the Best, Resa & Chris
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Sherpa30398784657 wrote a review Sep 2021
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Lamberson Guest House is a beautiful large mansion on a hill overlooking downtown Galena and the valley beyond. The home is historic, but all electrical & plumbing has been highly updated. Each room is beautiful with lovely “high end” linen, toiletries & each room has a private beautiful bathroom. Upon arriving the hosts, Chris & Resa have a cheese/charcuterie plate prepared just for you with your choice of wine. This can be enjoyed in the garden complete with a fountain or if cold in the parlor complete with beautiful antiques. Breakfast is a 5 star feast including a variety of courses such as an appetizer, a beautiful and artistic fruit plate and on the day that we were there, stuffed French toast prepared by chef Resa. Chris will pour as much coffee as you desire, along with water, juice and even Mimosas, if you wish. The entire experience was first class and the hosts are warm lovely people.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for posting your amazing review Minnette and David! Wow, we are grateful for your details about Lamberson and strive to meet every guest expectation. It was great to catch up during your second stay with us. We enjoyed hearing about your travels abroad and family. We appreciate that you chose Lamberson and look forward to your next stay! All the Best, Resa & Chris
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PRICE RANGE
$255 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisGalena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lamberson Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Lamberson Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.2 miles), P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (0.1 miles), and Great American Popcorn Company (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lamberson Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lamberson Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Lamberson Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lamberson Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lamberson Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fritz and Frites, Root Beer Revelry, and Fried Green Tomatoes.
Is Lamberson Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Lamberson Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.5 miles), Root Beer Revelry (0.2 miles), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.5 miles).