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Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
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Reviewed August 16, 2008

This B&B is one of the best, great food, great people, and Cheryl and Carmine are excellent hosts. The grounds are wonderfully kept, I just love the Koi pond.

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 15, 2008

Their brochure describes the Cloran Mansion as a "Romantic Getaway" and that aptly describes our experience. We live less than 20 miles from the Cloran but it is our "getaway" of choice. We stayed in Sara's Suite one year ago and we were disappointed that it was not available for our anniversary this year. Instead we stayed two nights in Antonio's Cottage and found it to be every bit as nice as Sara's Suite. Carmine and Cheryl make you feel like family returning for a visit. We love the gazebo. It is next to a beautiful garden with fish pond. With the bubbling fountain and the birds singing, you would think you were in the country rather than only a couple blocks from a busy highway. We spent several hours both days just relaxing and reading in the gazebo. The breakfasts that Carmine and Cheryl serve are delicious and plentiful. The puff pancakes filled with cherries on the second day are out of this world! We will definitely return to the Cloran on our next anniversary (if not before).

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 10, 2008

Overall, this place was awesome! WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK!

This was our first time in a B&B, and Carmine and Cheryl couldn't have made it a more wonderful time! We stayed in the Tower Suite, which has a King size bed, private bathroom (w/ shower), and a private 2 person jacuzzi in the cupola of the mansion.

The room was excellent--the room was stocked with pop and water, we had satellite TV, there were rubber ducky's and bath salts in the jacuzzi, and a very comfortable room overall!

Service was quality too--the owners were there to greet us even though we got in a little later than standard (around 5pm), and made certain we knew where everything was. They provide a full library of DVDs and CDs, and coffee/tea/cookies are available in the library at all times!

Breakfast was delicious--the owners claim it is not 'gourmet' because they don't use crazy ingredients like at some frou-frou restaurants, but the first morning we had craisin French Toast, Hashed browns, bacon, cook-to-order eggs, and fresh juice and coffee; the second morning was delicious Apple Pancakes, sausage, cook-to-order eggs, hashed browns and juice/coffee. They serve breakfast LATE (from 9:00-10:30am), so you can sleep in if you like. It means a slightly later start to the day, but makes it MUCH more relaxing!

It's a close drive to the downtown of Galena (less than 5 minute drive), which has a lot of fun shopping and history. There's also a screened-in gazebo, koi pond, garden, and fire pit on the grounds that are perfectly enjoyable. Good times!

The only things I didn't like: The room had a lot of old pictures of bride/grooms, which in my opinion made it feel a little cluttered. Some of the wallpaper above the shower was bubbling out--probably too many steamy showers. :) And there was no temp control in the room, so we had to rely on the ceiling fan, which was fine. Those are all VERY little points in the grand scheme of things, and this place ranks a 9.5 out of 10 in my book!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2008

We have just returned from a 3 night stay for our anniversary. We stayed in Antonio's Cottage which was a private romantic retreat. We also had access to everything located in the house. It was better than expected. We started our stay with a couple's massage on the premises and followed it with a private candle light dinner provided by the B&B in their romance package that was simply amazing! The host Carmen and hostess Cheryl were absolutely charming, wonderful people and they cooked the best breakfast ever. We often could not eat until dinner because we were so full from the unbelievable 6 course breakfast. They were very full of knowledge about the area and gave us great recommendations regarding sites to see. The pictures do not do this place justice, it was great to see that the rooms were better than described and shown in pictures. We can't wait to go back next year as it will now be one of our traditions!

Jake and Mandy, Iowa

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 6, 2008

We went to Galena and the Cloran Mansion for a quick get away. Carmine and Cheryl (the owners), could not have been friendlier or more helpful. They helped us pick out a wonderful place for dinner in Iowa on Saturday evening.

The room we stayed in had a warm feeling and had more than we needed, including a dish of candy by the bedside! There was a DVD player in the bedroom and a library of DVDs and books available to us. The breakfast that Carmine and Cheryl cooked was unbelievable. There were so many choices from eggs (any style you wanted), to out of this world french toast to potatoes to fruit. The breakfast was served on beautiful china - we felt like royalty!

Carmine and Cheryl were more than happy to answer questions about how they got started with their "bed and breakfast". It felt more like visiting old friends who gave you all the privacy you wanted!

  • Stayed: July 2007, traveled as a couple
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