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Bernadine's Stillman Inn
Ranked #6 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Joliet, Illinois
2 reviews
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“Best Getaway I've ever had!”
Reviewed November 23, 2007

This was the best get away of my life! The room was awesome and the cookies/milk at 1:30 AM was just as great! You couldn't get better attention from any hotel etc. Dave & Bernadine are great and will do everything they can to make sure you have a great time. If you like breakfast you will be in heaven! Best breakfast I've ever had. Christian (part of the staff) will also go out of his way for you. I was worried about "starting" a fireplace but they have it setup so nicely all you do is flip a switch and the fireplace is on and working! I loved that feature! I know we will be back as soon as we can!

  • Liked — very clean
  • Disliked — the walk up the hill coming back from downtown...listen to Dave and take the vehicle
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
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Reviewed November 20, 2007

My husband and I chose Bernadine Stillman Inn to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. The mansion was beautiful and historic. We really enjoyed our room with a whirlpool and fireplace. Very nice breakfasts and it was quite a treat to have free cookies, ice cream bars, and popcorn always available. We also had homemade pumpkin pie since we stayed in November. Dave and Bernadine were quite the hosts. They were great. We recommend you stay and see for yourself.

  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Middleton, WI
1 review
Reviewed November 18, 2007

A great stay. Very comfortable, and easy walk down the hill. Plenty to do for a weekend getaway.

Water & Soda's in your room. Fruit and Cookies - Ice Cream too! More good food for breakfast and plenty of conversation around the table.

Dave is a great host and has developed a great reputation. This one should be on your list!

- Mark & Donna

  • Liked — Hospitality
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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LaPorte, Indiana
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Reviewed November 17, 2007

This Place has something for everybody and its in the Best Place in the world, Galena IL. It's a MUST STAY location. If you don't fall in love with this place your next stay should be in a morgue. The breakfasts are to die for and the shopping in Galena (only a short walk away) is amazing.
- Alex and Laura M.

  • Liked — No Smoking!!
  • Disliked — Nothing.
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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Illinois
1 review
Reviewed November 12, 2007

This property is a "must stay"! As travel agents and seasoned travelers, this property exceeded every expectation! We will be back to stay soon! The hospitality and care can not be measured!

Stayed November 2007
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USA
2 reviews
Reviewed November 6, 2007

The Stillman Inn was a wonderful place to get away. It has its history, antiques, and beautiful detail of a mansion of such age, with the modern convenience of gas fireplaces (our room had two), a jacuzzi, and Dish Network.

The breakfasts were a highlight of the trip. One morning, we had omlettes and french toast served with a topping of your choice (peach, apple, etc). The second morning offerings were quiche and heart shaped pancakes (blueberry, banana, chocolate chip, etc). All this plus juice, coffee, teas, pastries, and yogurt with granola. It was outstanding! All served on antique china. It's shocking to see how small coffee cups used to be, but Dave, the innkeeper, keeps it filled. In addition, fresh fruit, cookies, sodas, popcorn, and ice cream treats are available at all times and are included in the cost of the stay.

Dave is a fantastic host. He is very friendly and accommodating, and loves to facilitate couples getting to know each other. He even snaps everyone's picture and has them displayed with names in the parlor.

I do wish that the Stillman Inn was a little closer to attractions. It is within walking distance to downtown, but the Stillman Inn sits atop a whopper of a hill. It also sits right over Highway 20, but there was minimal noise in the evenings and at night. I recommend taking Dave's advice and using the foot bridge to access downtown- it was great to avoid parking headaches downtown. I highly recommend the Stillman Inn!

  • Stayed November 2007
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Naperville, IL
1 review
Reviewed October 22, 2007

My husband & I stayed at the Stillman Inn recently and had
a wonderful stay.

The mansion is close to the scenic downtown area and down the street from Grant's Home.

The accomodations were great - the rooms are beautifully decorated, the food was very good & there were alot of extras that really added that special touch.

Dave & Bernadine Anderson were so friendly and helpful and truly made you feel at home.

I would recommend this Bed & Breakfast as a must to anyone who is planning on visiting the beautiful city of Galena!

  • Liked — everything
  • Disliked — there was nothing we did not like
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bernadine's Stillman Inn
Address: 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2703
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bernadine's Stillman Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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