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1000 3rd St, Galena, IL 61036-2629
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#11 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
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Alice's Snyder House was built in 1856 and retains the charm of a bygone era but with modern amenities. Decorated with many antique treasures, each room has a unique personality. We have private off street parking and you may leave your car and take a short stroll to downtown or General Grant's home. A full breakfast is served at 9 a.m. and always includes a fresh baked pastry. Complimentary refreshments and home baked cookies are available at any hour.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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ibwhte wrote a review Apr 11
Homerglen,ill807 contributions104 helpful votes
We've never been to Galena or a B & B and after family kept going on about how nice it was in Galena, the Mrs booked us here for our 30th Anniversary weekend Our hosts Joan and Dave were the best, they made you feel like family as soon as you walk in the door with a warm smile and open arms The rooms were perfect and nicely decorated The breakfast (@ 9am) was unbelievable each of the 2 mornings And the smell of fresh baked items each day was also a PLUS . A little history about the home and Galena area is also told while your having breakfast too, I'd share some with you but its best to see and hear it for yourself at the Snyder House There was another family of (4) here too from the Chicagoland area and we all had great conversations with the owners in the morning and at the end of each night Everyone left with smiles on their faces and great memories for all to share with others Thanks again We will be back Chuck & Kim
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Just a couple block walk from the edge of the Downtown area. Great little walk if its not raining
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Response from Joan Hudson, Owner at Alice's Snyder House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your kind review. We love helping people celebrate their special occasions and congrats again. Hope to see you soon! Joan & Dave
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Sophia wrote a review Dec 2020
Chicago, Illinois4 contributions
My boyfriend and I were planning an escape from the city for a weekend and struggling to find a place in Galena that was in our price range and to our standards. Then we found Alice's Snyder House. It's a charming three room B&B located walking distance from downtown Galena, right next to the Galena River and the former home of Ulysses S. Grant. Our hosts, Joan and Dave, are actual angels. They're so funny, genuine, kind, and really made us feel safe and at home during our stay. I'm vegan, and Joan did the absolute most to make sure I was taken care of at breakfast each morning and with vegan chocolate cookies available constantly. The room was gorgeous, decorated with various antique furniture and knick knacks, with a walk-in bathroom boasting a large shower with amazing water pressure. They were very respectful of our space for social-distancing's sake, given the times, but also demonstrated their own concern through spacing out guests at breakfast, keeping the entry way clear, and making the porch furniture available for open-air socializing. We will definitely be returning here in the summer or fall, hopefully in happier and healthier times!
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Date of stay: December 2020
KTAPIERO wrote a review Dec 2020
25 contributions1 helpful vote
I do not know where to start about how warm, welcoming and delicious my stay at Alice Snyder hosted by Joan and Dave was. We arrived on a Friday for a weekend girls’ birthday getaway and stayed until Sunday in Lucretias room. We were welcomed Friday with tea, coffee and cookies (Including a vegan options) and woken every morning with a warm smell of breakfast sweets and coffee. Joan had a few guests including myself who were plant base/vegan and she catered to us with the most amazing breakfast and cookies to fit our preferences. Joan’s meals are top on my list of vegan meals ever had. Having an amazing meal accompanied by Dave’s many conversations and Joan’s broad historical knowledge on the house, the Snyder family, and Galena made leaving the house every day so hard. Some of the other highlights of the house were; the house porch where we watched the lights festival while indulging in mulled with the host and neighbors’ company. The house is walking distance from main street for all shops and wine, the train station, hiking trails and the main highway to all nearby attractions. If you want to take a break from driving, they are just perfectly located to walk to everything. There is plenty street parking and a parking lot available for guest. To sum it all up this stay was the perfect Galena charms I think everyone who visits is probably looking for. Thank you, Joan and Dave, for making my birth month getaway so welcoming and warm. I really did find it hard to leave and cannot wait to return and try some more vegan treats! For anyone looking for vegan options in town there are a few. Fried green tomatoes was my second favorite after Joan’s breakfast.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Lucretia's room has the best bathroom and biggest bed.
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Mike M wrote a review Oct 2020
Grayslake, Illinois6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful time will come back. The breakfasts were great and we enjoyed hearing all of the history of the house and Galena. We were able to walk to all of the sights and to Main Street.. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Margo E wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions2 helpful votes
My 15 year old and myself booked a stay at the Alice House for September 26th 2020. We have had a pretty crappy summer and we had a land hurricane come and put our lives into Disarray. We decided that we would just have a weekend away from the piles of trees and debris that the storm has left. I called the Alice House to make a reservation. The owner explained the breakfast and it sounded lovely and just the get away we wanted. Unfortunately the owner of the Alice House called and canceled today because she said there was a family emergency. Which I do understand but unfortunately for my daughter and Myself this was the only open weekend we had to get a break. I tried all the other bed and breakfasts after she canceled and they’re all booked so this cancellation really left us feeling defeated and sad. My daughter was pretty let down. I do hope the cancellation was a legitimate one and we weren’t the only ones being bumped because we only booked one night. But I will try to keep my faith in humanity and assume she was being sincere.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$133 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alice's Snyder House
Which popular attractions are close to Alice's Snyder House?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.3 miles), P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (0.5 miles), and Great American Popcorn Company (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alice's Snyder House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Alice's Snyder House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alice's Snyder House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alice's Snyder House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Otto's Place, Fritz and Frites, and Fried Green Tomatoes.
Is Alice's Snyder House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Alice's Snyder House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.2 miles), Root Beer Revelry (0.4 miles), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.03 miles).