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125 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 staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
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Welcome to The Inn at Felt Manor and the Felt Manor Coach House, your Galena “home away from home.” We offer accommodations close to town and a full, gourmet breakfast served each morning between 7:30 and 9:30. This is seriously the best breakfast in Galena. We have stunning views from the inn and coach house porches and guest rooms. And you can park in our lot and walk to all the shops, restaurants, museums and nightlife. Guest rooms in the Main Inn are queen bed and private bath, AC, Wifi, luxurious linens and amenities We also offer our Coach House which is 1800 square feet on two levels with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, jacuzzi tub, private deck, full kitchen and fireplace. This exclusive property also includes the full breakfast.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Mini golf
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Dishwasher
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Historic Hotel
City View
Languages Spoken
English
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Andi S wrote a review May 1
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Before we left, we sent a question to the innkeepers re: the off-street parking and they responded almost immediately, with directions and a photo of the coach house so we wouldn't miss it. Alex and Geoff answered the door and welcomed us with a quick tour of the beautifully restored old mansion before showing us to our room. As it was close to daily wine with appetizers time, a bottle of wine was shortly delivered along with some fruit, candies and the best homemade macaroons. We chose room #1 for its view of Galena and we were not disappointed. The innkeepers anticipated what we needed and when. The breakfast cuisine was so very delicious and expertly presented; original marble sinks and wood shutters were just two amazing details of the historic house. But the innkeepers made it a special stay - you could see they really had their heart in it. We will definitely return to The Inn at Felt Manor.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Bill & Andi, It was such a treat to meet the two of you during your brief trip to Galena! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the home and the historic town. We fell in love with the manor immediately and love all of the original architecture that is still intact from over 170 years ago. Visiting is like taking a trip back in time. Thank you for sharing your positive experience. Hope to see you back soon!!
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Alexandra S wrote a review Aug 2020
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions2 helpful votes
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WOW. I can't stop saying it after our trip this last weekend to Galena. We were concerned about COVID and wanted a private experience but with a personal touch, so we picked Felt Manor's coach house. It's completely private and separate from the main house and completely renovated and updated. It has great air conditioning, a kitchen, HD TV, and lots of other amazing amenities. The service here is just so top notch. Alex and Geoff came to greet us in masks and gloves when we checked in and let us know that everything had been cleaned before we arrived. They had left us wine and a charctuerie plate in our fridge! Almost everything is contactless - dropping off food in the morning is done in masks and left on our porch so we can bring it in each morning and can I just say that BREAKFAST is to die for. Everything is homemade and amazing. One morning we had spinach feta quiche - literally the best thing I have ever eaten - and another morning was fresh waffles with citrus cream, eggs and maple bacon! Honestly it's worth it to stay here for the food alone, but it's really the personal touches that take them to the highest tier of service. You can text them at any time with questions. They will give you a tour with history of the home itself. They gave us amazing recommendations for meals and local things to see do (Thuderbay Falls! Galena Cellars Vineyard!). We already want to come back in the fall!
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: If you are coming with a family (4-6 people), I highly recommend the Coach House! Fully modern,...
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Responded Aug 12, 2020
Hi Alex, Catherine, and Jim, It seems like you 'get us'! Thank you so much for sharing your memories with us. We are honored that you chose the Felt Manor Coach House for your summer getaway. It was our pleasure to serve the three of you. It's just Geoff and Alex in the kitchen, so everything is made with love and care. We get so excited when foodies come to visit. There are SO many activities in Galena, that WE haven't done everything yet, and we moved here a year ago after living in NYC for 14 years. Thank you, again, for sharing your positive experiences. We can't wait to share our fall menu with you! <3 Alex and Geoff
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Ewa B wrote a review Apr 2021
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We spent four amazing days at the recently renovated Coach House located a few steps from the main Felt Manor. The space is vast and combines the comforts of modern living with original elements. The sliding barn door to the laundry room, the original wood floors, beautiful wood work in the upstairs bedrooms, and many special touches make the Coach House an ideal place to relax and enjoy time with family. The main house at The Inn at Felt Manor is definitely worth a visit to see the beautiful antiques and many working fireplaces. Geoff and Alex are the heart and soul of the Inn! Their welcoming personalities and attention to detail made us feel special. Not to be missed are the made from scratch breakfasts which were delivered to the Coach House by Geoff and Alex. These meals were not your ordinary breakfast of bacon and eggs. Each breakfast started with a large serving of delicious fruit salad that you could mix with homemade granola and Greek yogurt. There was always a serving of freshly baked bread, muffins, or croissants accompanied by a selection of juices, teas and coffee. My favorite breakfast was the Dutch pancake with fruit and creamy lemon topping. I was so busy eating the pancake, I forgot to take a photo! If you get a chance to stay at The Inn, take it! We will definitely return! Alex and Geoff can accommodate any dietary requirements and do so without sacrificing flavor!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 1 week ago
Ewa, Hani, and Nina, Thank you for choosing our B&B for your getaway! We were so pleased to host all of you and we are honored that you were able to take time to write a review. The Coach House won the Galena preservation award so we are pretty proud of the small details that matter. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the manor, as well as the breakfasts and happy hours. Felt Manor aims to provide a truly unique Galena experience for foodies, and we are thrilled that we were able to exceed your expectations. We look forward to welcoming all of you back to Felt Manor in the future.
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Jess H wrote a review Apr 2021
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All other B&B innkeepers should take a lesson from Geoff and Alex on how it’s done. Impeccable service (always served with a smile) combined with 5-star gourmet breakfasts makes this stay more than worth the splurge. Although given the quality of the food (plus a whole bottle of wine at daily happy hour), it really is an outstanding deal. This is our new go-to getaway destination in Galena.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Jess and Andrew, Thank you for your kind words! It was a pleasure to meet you both and welcome you to Galena. Everything is homemade using the freshest ingredients. We are grateful that you enjoyed the breakfasts and happy hour during your visit. We hope you will stop by again soon!
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Lora A wrote a review Apr 2021
Lake County, Illinois1 contribution
Can't say enough: close to town, great views, superb gourmet wine reception and WOW gourmet breakfasts, truly impeccable hosting! We stayed 2 nights in Lucius Felt room and loved the sitting area with 2 chairs and coffee table facing town. This was a wonderful spot to drink coffee and plan our day or regroup after walking the Galena steps and hills. Front porch seating and view also fantastic. Alex and Geoff are wonderful hosts and very personable. We felt welcomed and cared for, but they also have a knack for giving as much privacy and space as you want or need. The inn is following careful covid protocols and we felt at ease with how they staggered the guest's breakfasts, etc, and that was important to us. We hope to return for sure.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Lora & Paul, Thank you for your kind words. We are touched that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was a pleasure to host both of you! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the happy hour treats and breakfasts. Everything is indeed homemade and made with love. You have many choices in Galena and we are so grateful that you chose the Felt Manor. You are both always welcome! Thank you again!
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PRICE RANGE
$166 - $394 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesIllinoisGalena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about Inn at Felt Manor
Which popular attractions are close to Inn at Felt Manor?
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 Inn at Felt Manor?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Inn at Felt Manor?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Inn at Felt Manor?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at Inn at Felt Manor?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Inn at Felt Manor?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fritz and Frites, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Root Beer Revelry.
Is Inn at Felt Manor located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Inn at Felt Manor?
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).
Does Inn at Felt Manor have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.