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Aldrich Guest House
Ranked #2 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
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“Wonderful B & B!”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great location for a B & B in Galena! Fran and Brian were gracious hosts. It was very relaxing and the food was delicious! The house is beautiful and it would have been great to see the gardens had the weather been better. Thank you for sponsoring your home for Veteran's Day...your kindness is greatly appreciated. Ed

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
We're so glad you were able to stay with us, it's an honor to have our Veterans with us.
Fran & Brian
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Oswego, Illinois
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had a great experience at Aldrich House! Our stay was relaxing and easy. Fran and Brian are such warm and friendly hosts and go the extra mile in every way to make your stay enjoyable. The house is super clean, the breakfast is delicious and large and the atmosphere is elegant but not too stuffy. Within walking distance to town too. What's not to love? We will go back to explore Galena some more and stay at Aldrich House.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, November 17, 2013
It was an honor to have you, we're so glad you enjoyed your stay.
Fran & Brian
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Oak Park, Illinois
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The location is great. Fran & Brian could not have been more gracious. And the breakfast were amazing -- three mornings and three wonderful breakfasts. The house is very clean and nicely decorated with fun touches for Halloween. The common rooms were very welcoming and comfortable. It made for a very relaxing, enjoyable few days in Galena.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, November 8, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay, we very much appreciate the kind words.
Fran & Brian
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Dent
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

This was my 2nd stay at Aldrich House and it is most excellent. This home is so clean and I'm very fussy and I was not disappointed one bit. Fran and Brian are wonderful hosts and Fran has got to be a secret chef as her breakfasts are "to die for" and worth staying there for that alone. Galena is a great place to visit, shop, eat, stay. I highly recommend Aldrich House and believe me you will not be disappointed it's just awesome! Thanks again Fran and Brian for everything. When I come back I will be staying at your B&B for sure!! Shari

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Thank you Shari;
We really appreciate and enjoy having you stay with us again.
Fran & Brian
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Fran & Brian are so down to earth, warm & friendly ! We can't thank you enough for another wonderful stay in your home :) The homemade breakfasts are delectable ! We could stay here & chat forever ! Thank you again for your warm hospitality!!!!
Paula & Mark Randazzo
Oak Lawn, IL.

  • Stayed October 2013
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, October 20, 2013
The pleasure is all ours. We had a great time catching up, there is never enough time to hear all the news!
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Saint Paul, MN
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We wanted a regional destination with a lovely seasonal color trip on the way, so we chose a fall drive downriver to historic, beautiful Galena. We picked Aldrich Guesthouse for a quiet, welcoming respite from the bustle of Galena's busiest weekend, the Country Craft Fair (not what we'd come for, but fun nonetheless!) Hosts Brian and Fran were welcoming and knowledgeable hosts, the other guests (all five rooms full) were great fun, and the room was charming and comfortable. The breakfast the following morning was ample and delicious. This is first-class accomodation at reasonable rates. Stay at Aldrich Guesthouse and prepare to be delighted!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, October 17, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review! We appreciate it very much and hope to see you both again.
Fran & Brian
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Vonore, Tennessee
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Fran & Brian provided a wonderful spot for rest and relaxation. Their historic home is beautifully restored and full of attention to details for guests comfort. The Aldrich is located just a short walk from downtown with many shops and excellent restaurants. Fran's breakfasts were amazing in both taste and presentation. It was so inviting to enjoy the garden view from the screen porch.
We also enoyed touring the Galena Historical Museum and the trolley ride to learn about Galena's history and culture. We plan to return to Aldrich Guest house to enjoy the gracious hospitality offered there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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bayviewer, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Judy,
Thank you so much for choosing the Aldrich, you and your "gals" were so much fun! Loved visiting with you all.
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Property: Aldrich Guest House
Address: 900 Third St., Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aldrich Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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