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Aldrich Guest House

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Waterloo, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first time in a B and B and it did not disappoint. Beautiful home, great hosts, great food. Made reservations for next year already! There is much to do in and around Galena. Robert and Douglas are very good about answering questions, helping with reservations, ask and you will receive!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are celebrating our 35th Anniversary and wanted something special. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our choice. Douglas & Robert are hosts extraordinaire starting from the welcome tour relating the impressive history of the home, including the fact that Lincoln slept here! The home is immaculate, our bathroom modern and large. We were in Room 5 which also... More 

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Marthasville, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have stayed at Aldrich House on our last six annual visits to Galena and enjoyed its when it was under the previous innkeepers. The new inn keepers, Douglas and Robert, have done a terrific job with Aldrich house. They are friendly but not obtrusive. New decor is fresh yet still in keeping with the Victorian character of the house.... More 

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aldrich Guest House is a beautiful, clean, well cared for home. The hosts have put so much of their own elbow grease and esthetic into this home. The bathrooms are all appointed with anything you may need from shampoo and conditioner to a special cloth for make-up removal. This home is in such nice location for walking, either to see... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful review and for staying with us during your family trip to Galena! It is the combination of all of the attention to details from the bath amenities to the wine and hors d'oeuvres to all of the homemade food that set a stay at Aldrich Guest House apart from the others and truly... More 

Council Bluffs, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was nothing outside of perfection during our stay. The house was beautifully decorated and immaculately kept. We got the history, delicious breakfasts and great conversations during the evening. I won't ever stay anywhere else in Galena.

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Kristina! We are glad to have been a part of your getaway and we're pleased that you found it to be perfect! So glad to know that you've found your home away from home whenever you're in Galena and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Robert and Douglas More 

chicago, illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Aldrich Guest House truly exceeded our high expectations! We were fortunate to stay at the house for two relaxing nights in mid-September! Douglas and Robert genuinely love their home...they are amazing hosts whose attention to detail and passion for Galena showed in every aspect of our stay!! The house is incredible (beautifully decorated, amazingly detailed construction)! Douglas greeted us when... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

What a flattering and wonderful review - thanks for sharing it with everyone! We're so glad that we were able to exceed your expectations as we strive to make that our standard. It's great to see that you enjoyed so many of the unique aspects of a stay at Aldrich Guest House from the renovated house that references as opposed... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay with Robert and Douglas was a total delight - so much so that we added another night! They are wonderful hosts, friendly, helpful and great company over a glass of Chardonnay, should you wish. The breakfasts were the best we had during our trip to the US. Even catering for our vegan daughter who loved the vegan French... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with everyone and for staying with us during your visit to the United States and your Midwest exploration! It was great meeting you and your family - great to hear how much our vegan French Toast went over...we'll share the recipe with you...or you can just use it as an excuse to... More 

Fort Dodge
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The house is beautiful, the hosts made us feel welcome, very helpful and great cooks too. Our room was beautiful decorated. And I loved the screened in porch, visiting with other guests the garden too.

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

So pleased to see that you enjoyed yourselves! Thanks for the great review and for the compliments on the food, decor, and most importantly our hospitality and personal yet unobtrusive service. Looking forward to seeing you again the next time you're in the area! Robert and Douglas More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Galena during the Labor Day weekend and stayed at Aldrich. Robert and Douglas are wonderful hosts. They referred us to great outdoor activities and restaurants. In fact they even made dinner reservations for us. The guest house beautifully done up with great interiors and superbly clean. The best part is that they have maintained the old world... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and for celebrating your Labor Day with us! We're glad that you enjoyed everything from the livably elegant decor to the location to the exclusive connections that we have with various vendors in Galena that are able to offer special treatment just for guests of Aldrich Guest House! Can't wait to see you all again!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice B&B and the location was perfect. We parked the vehicle on Friday and didn't get back in it until we departed on Sunday as everything was within walking distance. Wonderful hosts and a great breakfast. The history of this home is one of the reasons we chose to stay here. And the fact that most likely President Lincoln... More 

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

The history of the house is truly remarkable and we're glad that you were able to enjoy it as much as you did - to think that Lincoln and Grant were both entertained at our house never ceases to amaze even us! Thank you for sharing your excellent feedback - we look forward to seeing you both again soon! Robert... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We invite you to experience the next generation of bed and breakfasts at Aldrich Guest House, 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aldrich Guest House

Address: 900 3rd St, Galena, IL 61036-2627
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $182 - $232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aldrich Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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