Luxurious mansion only steps from shops, dining and galleries of downtown. Spacious surroundings with bright, airy guestrooms, fireplaces, LCD TV's, DVD players, fine linens and antique furnishings. Wake each morning to a candlelit 3-course breakfast End the day with a glass of wine during "wine time" or savor private moments. A screened gazebo, expansive covered porch, and lovely gardens await your pleasure at this truly unique setting. After a day exploring the wineries, visiting historic sites and enjoying countless outdoor activities, return to our Galena B&B for a leisurely game in our billiards room. Don't forget to book romantic special occasion packages and amazing seasonal deals to make your Galena vacation truly unforgettable.
Our very large suite, the Elsie features a carved walnut sleigh bed plus beautiful oak day bed, wing back chair, side tables, fireplace, LCD TV/DVD, and private bath. Imported gold and green wallpaper is a true reproduction of the Victorian era. Note the gorgeous walnut antique fireplace surround. The Elsie overlooks a wooded bluff.
The Amanda is located at the front of the mansion and features a romantic bay window. A queen size bed and wing back chair are located in the room which also features a fireplace, TV/DVD player, and private bath. The room's decor is deep tones of burgundy and hunter green, accented with white painted woodwork, burgundy cornice and white lace curtains. A stained glass window in the private bathroom is also viewed from the bedroom. The Amanda overlooks the front lawn of the mansion.
Viola is a corner room decorated predominantly in cream accented by hunter green and deep rust. The room features hardwood floors, queen sized bed, fireplace, private bath, and TV/DVD player. It is a wonderful, large room with two wing back chairs which invite relaxation.
Lene showcases a cheery blue and yellow decor and a wonderful 4-poster bed. The room also has a fireplace, private bath with stained glass window, hardwood floors, TV/DVD player, wing back chair and dressing table.
A private, screened balcony overlooking a wooded bluff is part of the Bess suite. The room includes Eastlake antique furnishings, a fireplace, and private bath. Enjoy early morning coffee or evening wine in your private retreat!
All guestrooms feature a private bath with walk in shower, fireplace, queen bed, and LCD TV with DVD player. Included, of course, are a full 3-course breakfast daily plus "wine time" each evening. All rooms have garden or wooded views. WI FI throughout the mansion. Entire mansion centrally air conditioned.
5 on March 02, 2013
My husband an I had an extremely hard time choosing a great place to stay for our weekend get away,...we chose the best when we decides on the steamboat! When we arrived Char was there to show us around and get us to our room. We then settled in and had wine and cheese. Glen and Char are wonderful hosts and extremely knowledgable of the area and its history. We played a few games of pool and the headed downtown. When we returned there was hot cocoa and hot tea right outside our room! We ordered pizza in and enjoyed the house! Saturday morning Char prepared a wonderful breakfast. I am not one who likes anything "lemony" but the lemon cake and a slice of pineapple was absolutely to die for! Then she had made a sausage and egg casserole of some sort with an asiago biscuit, I was pleasantly surprised, I really liked it and so did my husband!! We had great conversations during breakfast and I never found my coffee cup empty. Breakfast was extremely filling. We again had an hour of wine time and mingled with other house guests etc. we are currently here and couldn't be happier! I'm sure tomorrow's breakfast will be just as amazing. The house is VERY clean and Char is the best house keeper! You definitely should choose The Steamboat!!! T. Thomas 3/1-3/3
4.8 on November 20, 2012
My husband and I frequent Bed and Breakfasts quite often and our stay here was wonderful! Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the owner Glen and given a tour of the beautiful house (the pictures on line do not due the house justice). The house is classy, impeccably clean, well maintained, warm and inviting. The owners are not only kind and personable, but love their home/job which is evident by their charm and welcoming attitude. The location is great-blocks away from the main drag through downtown. The bed was comfortable, the fireplace was romantic (although we could have done without the timer) and the room was spacious. The shower was a tad small, but the bathroom was fully stocked (lotion, shampoo, face cloths), extremely clean and well maintained. Breakfast was wonderful and the added touch of afternoon wine and cheese in the parlor, hot chocolate or tea in the evening, and fresh coffee in the morning-both just steps outside our room-was great. The owners Glen and Char were great to chat with, but also gave you privacy if you so wished. If you are looking for a nice (and romantic) and relaxing place to get away I would definitely recommend here!
4.8 on September 01, 2012
We booked the room with the balcony, it was the perfect cozy place to have our coffee in the morning, and relax in the evening. I loved the coffee service early in the morning, right outside our door! Breakfasts were delicious and served on gorgeous china and crystal glasses. Innkeepers Glenn and Char knew the places to visit, and were eager to share history of the home and the town. We are now back to reality, but planning our next B&B adventure!
5 on August 10, 2012
Visiting children in Chicago area from NYS, spent 2 night mini-vacation in Galena at the Steamboat House. The building is remarkable; the furniture and furnishings even more so. Glen and Char couldn't be more accomodating and knowledgable about the area. Highly recommend.
4.8 on July 11, 2012
An extra box fan was supplied to the 2nd floor bedroom and much appreciated as the temperatures outside rose to 100 +. I was concerned about carrying my luggage through the rooms decorated with antiques in fear I would knock something down. So if you admire old stuff this is the place to stay.
City, Small town, Village, Wine country
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 15 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, America's River Project, Performing Theater, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
walk to town location, Private screened balcony/porch suite, Covered motorcycle/antique car parking, Gorgeous screened garden gazebo, Billiard room, Wine Time each evening included
Glen and Char Carlson
We love antiques and Victorian houses. A former contractor, Glen is happy to share remodeling stories. Both innkeepers offer antiquing tips and knowledge.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic
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