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Aldrich Guest House

900 3rd St , Galena, IL 61036-2627 USA (Show map)
4.7
244 Reviews
$115 - $195
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About

Welcome to Aldrich Guest House where you are encouraged to make yourself at home in the spacious double parlor, library, dining room, or screened in porch, or feel free to stroll through the gardens of this historic home that used to be visited by both Ulysses S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln. Experience the livable elegance that is created when intuitive yet unobtrusive service meets luxurious surroundings. We are located on a quiet, tree-lined, residential street with plenty of parking and only a 5 minute walk from dozens of Main Street restaurants and shops. We're also a short drive to Chestnut Mountain and many National and State Parks. You will enjoy a full breakfast, as well as 24 hour coffee, soda, and water service as well as cookies that are homemade daily, plus wine and hors d'oeuvres at 5pm every day. Visit our website for more details and availability. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

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Outstanding B&B

5 on September 13, 2014

Amazing home, wonderful breakfasts, and fabulous host and hostess. Staying at the Aldrich House was one of the high points of our stay in Galena. The home is beautifully furnished, meticulously maintained, and the hosts make you feel very welcome.


Complete B&B Noob - Outstanding Experience

4.8 on September 03, 2014

Have never stayed at a B&B, wanted to try it out with my wife during our 20th anniversary. Our trip to Galena (first time as well) was only improved by this excelent house and the warm friendly service from Fran & Brain. Well worth every penny and we stayed in the RH McClellan Room


Outstanding

5 on August 10, 2014

Fran and Brian are wonderful hosts. Their house is so well kept and welcoming. We had a great time and didn't want to leave!


Great stay

5 on July 15, 2014

The hosts were very friendly. Would always engage in conversation. The house was very clean and beautiful inside and out. The food was delicious and you got more then enough. We will definitely being coming back. P.S. They were very helpful on things to do during our stay.


Best bed and breakfast stay!!!

5 on June 30, 2014

Friendly host, great room, very tastefully decorated, clean,,,,and the food was fantastic!!


Ghostly Weekend

4.0 on June 30, 2014

We had a lovely weekend & once you arrive all you have to do is park your car & enjoy Galena. You can walk to where ever you want to go. The owners are great & very friendly & will help with any questions.


A fabulous weekend

4.8 on May 27, 2014

Our group of three couples met in Galena for a long weekend. I was born in Galena many years ago and spent a lot of time there as a child at my grandmother's (we moved when I was 4) running around town with cousins. So I was taking my wife and four friends down memory lane. The Aldrich House was simply perfect for our weekend. We were able to walk over to Main Street very easily; the breakfasts were terrific; and the proprietors were friendly and very helpful. All six of us were extremely pleased with everything and we would return there in a heart beat.


Very special getaway

5 on May 21, 2014

May 12, 2014 This is a beautiful home away from home. We thoroughly enjoyed the screened in porch, the hospitality and the breakfasts were very good. Fran and Brian were very helpful and we enjoyed visiting with them. It is close to downtown and we enjoyed walking and learning about the beautiful town of Galena. Our three days in the area flew by too quickly.


A Home Away From Home

5 on April 02, 2014

I have found my favorite Bed & Breakfast in Galena! Aldrich Guest House Bed & Breakfast is the place to stay. Brian and Fran are fantastic hosts, and I am happy to now call them friends. My room had a warm and comfy feel and I loved having my own private bath and fireplace! The bed was just the right amount of soft, so I fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow. It was a quick walk to downtown so no worries about driving after my wine tasting :) I definitely will stay again.


Winter getaway

5 on January 14, 2014

Me and my fiance took a winter 4 day weekend in Galena. We were also scouting places to hold our small wedding in June 2015. The residence was beautiful. The yard looked spacious and with some summer imagination I could see that it would be a beautiful place for a wedding. The walk to downtown Galena was around 3 blocks. I enjoyed staying off the main drag for sleeping. The host were wonderful and helpful. Breakfast was amazing especially the cinnamon bun pancakes.


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Rooms & Rates

Room 1 - J. Russel Jones

If you look through the trees, you can see Jones' masterpiece, the Belvedere Mansion, from the windows. Bright, open, and airy, this room features a queen size antique white iron bed, walnut dresser, fireplace and private bath with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $155

Nightly Rate: $135 - $155

Room 2 - Dr. Edward Bench

Great for friends traveling together, you'll have an experience that is sure to relax and rejuvenate. With large sitting area, a queen size brass bed, oak dresser, fireplace, and a slide out twin sofabed for a third person, this room is bright and sunny with a park view, large private bath with a tub/shower combo as well as a vintage ceramic sink.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

Room 3 - Cyrus Aldrich

Featured in the original part of the house, plank floors, angled ceilings, and antique oak furniture including a queen size bed greet you with memories of the original style that Mr. Aldrich himself built 170 years ago. A private bath with claw foot tub, vintage brass shower, and unique oak sink await you in this quiet room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

Nightly Rate: $130 - $150

Room 4 - Clara

Another recently renovated room, you will wake up to views of the gardens in this classic yet energetic part of the house. Enjoy a Victorian walnut dresser, a queen size bed with a beautiful carved headboard, and full private bath with stand up shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125

Nightly Rate: $115 - $125

Room 5 - R.H. McClellan

The largest in the house, this luxurious room features Victorian ambiance with an oak canopy queen-size bed, a bay window with a view of the Washburne Home, a fireplace, a large private bath with original claw foot tub and vintage brass shower, a pedestal sink, and a sitting area with two wing back chairs. This room rightfully served as the Master Suite during the time that the McClellans owned the home.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

Nightly Rate: $155 - $175

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Highway 20 east from Dubuque. Cross Galena river, take a left turn on Third Street. Travel 1 block to end of street. 900 Third Street. From Chicago, take Highway 20 into Galena. Turn right at Third Street. We are at the end of the block on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, We are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and are only a 5 minute walk to Main Street as well as Ulysses S. Grant's home., Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Movie library, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , We can accommodate most dietary restrictions and food sensitivies with advanced notice. We also provide complimentary homemade cookies, 24 hour coffee and soda service, snacks, DVD player, a large screened in porch, and nearly half an acre of manicured lawn and gardens. Military and senior discounts are available (restrictions apply).

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Croquet, Bean Bag Game, Bocce, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoker's bench is located in the yard.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night min on weekends in high season. Call for single night availability.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Cancellations: 10 day cancellation policy. If cancellation occurs less than 10 days before registration date, full room charge will be incurred unless the room can be re-rented. Multiple room and whole house reservations have a 30 day cancellation policy with additional stipulations.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Douglas and Robert Mahan

Languages spoken

English, French

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About the innkeepers

Between the both of us, we have over 25 years of hospitality/customer service experience and we are truly passionate about providing a luxurious and memorable guest experience.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Screened in porch! , Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Most dietary restrictions and food sensitivities can be accommodated with advance notice.


Details

900 3rd St , Galena, IL 61036-2627 USA (Show map)

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