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Bernadine's Stillman Inn

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My sister and I stayed at the Stillman Inn on a cross country trip. It was a real treat to stay in lovely room with a fireplace. We actually just stayed in and read for the evening it was so pleasant. Highly recommend it as a place to stay. Very warm and friendly folks too.

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Isn't it nice to stop and "read a book"! Glad you could stay with us on your journey! Bernadine More 

Washington, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Bernadine's Stillman Inn. This was our first trip to Galena and it was wonderful! The owner's Dave and Bernadine made us feel right at home and went out of their way to make it special and memorable. The room was very cozy, clean and comfortable and the breakfast was... More 

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

You are welcome and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Hope you can make it back soon. It was a pleasure serving you! Dave More 

Highland Lake County, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

After saving our pennies for a couple years, in mid- February, Patty, my wife and I headed for the Keys seeking luxurious warmth. Luckily, weather smiled on us and we got it. While paddle-boarding, however, my mind harkened back to several weeks before our departure - when we spent a mere day at Bernadine’s Stillman Inn in Galena, IL. You... More 

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

For Sure! Life long friends. When Dave says you enter as strangers and leave as friends he really means it! What a pleasure to read your review. So glad you enjoyed what we have to offer. Come back soon! Bernadine More 

Cambridge, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the Stillman Inn. We stayed over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend and it was amazing. The Inn was beautiful. Our room was cozy and romantic. The owner Dave and his wife Bernadine were some of the friendliest and inviting people I have ever met. His suggestions for places to eat... More 

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Oh, that was Dave's birthday too! What fun! There are a lot of great places to eat in Galena. Glad you enjoyed the variety! More 

Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were greeted with Dave's wonderful personality. The tour was very informative, and our room was very nice. The atmosphere and amenities surpassed our expectations. A stay at Bernadine's Stillman Inn is highly recommended if visiting Galena, Illinois.

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

He does have a wonderful personality and loves, loves, loves greeting the guests! I'm so blessed to be married to him! Thanks for staying with us. We look forward to serving you again! Bernadine More 

Davenport, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The mansion was beautiful and the service excellent. It felt like we were staying with family. The breakfast was excellent both days we stayed. I would highly recommend this for a weekend getaway. Galena certainly doesn't lack places for shopping and dining either. We will definitely stay again!

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Wonderful! So glad you enjoyed the mansion! Dave works extra hard at making the place the best it can be and making our guests feel very welcome and at home! Bernadine More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I have never stayed at a Bed & Breakfast and did not know what to expect. The attention to detail that Dave and Bernadine gave us was amazing. The mansion is gorgeous and the room was perfect for our needs. The breakfast was great and so was the company with other guest at our table. I highly recommend this location... More 

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

You are welcome! Glad you enjoyed your first visit to a B&B. Don't forget to use our useful tool on the website which helps you to select a B&B! Dave More 

Rockford, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The atmosphere and attention to service was more than what we expected. Dave and Bernadine were welcoming, accommodating and a pleasure be with. We felt like we had known them for many years when we had only met. The room was cozy and the mansion was ... well, "cool". if you plan a trip to Galena, Illinois, make sure you... More 

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your room and the Inn. We look forward to serving you again in the future! Dave More 

Bourbonnais, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband and I just left yesterday! We have stayed at several other B&B's in Galena and this is by far, one of favorites! Excellent food, conversations, clean and comfortable rooms...exactly what we were looking for on our weekend getaway!! Thank you, Dave and Bernadine! The Corzine's

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your getaway! Come see us when it's warmer! You were a pleasure! Dave More 

Highland Lake County, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The best B&B ever. Dave and Bernadine paid attention to every little detail to make our stay wonderful. We arrived late in the evening, but Dave was so gracious and did not rush us, making sure we were aware of all amenities available to us. We had a wonderful breakfast that started with yogurt beautifully displayed in champagne glasses and... More 

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Wonderful! And Happy Anniversary. Can't wait to have you back at the Stillman Inn! And thanks for taking the time to write a review. Dave More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Romantic and Historic 1858 French Italiante Bed and Breakfast. Awarded "Best Breakfast In the Midwest" and "Best Innkeeper" among others. We look forward to serving you and helping you get the most out of this attractive destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bernadine's Stillman Inn

Address: 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2703
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $182 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bernadine's Stillman Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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