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Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast

216 N Bench St , Galena, IL 61036-2239 USA (Show map)
4.5
89 Reviews
$100 - $120
per night

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About

Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast is a regal Queen Anne,located one short block off Galena's historic Main St. With 19th Century splendor and 21st Century comfort, it is popular for its warmth and hospitality. The classic wrap-around porch invites you to relax in the rocking chairs, or glide on the porch swing while enjoying a drink or some homemade chocolate chip cookies. Drinks await you at the 24/7 drink buffet in the upstairs hall.

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Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.5

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Wonderful weekend Stay in Galena

4.8 on November 26, 2014

We had a wonderful, romantic getaway this past weekend at Brierwreath Manor B&B in Galena, IL. We would definitely stay here again!!! Rooms were comfortable, quiet, and cozy and we had everything we needed and more! Joe was very helpful without being overbearing and made such a wonderful breakfast! He was readily available for directions, restaurant suggestions, and questions regarding Galena history. I am so excited for our next visit!!

Innkeeper Response
Happy Holidays to you!!! I am excited for your next visit too! Looking forward to your return. :)


Brierwreath Manor B&B

5 on November 07, 2014

Innkepper Joe was most hospitable and provided everything we could want to help us celebrate our 4oth wedding anniversary. His breakfast was delicious and he was very accomodating with great recommendatiosn for restaurants, shopping and touring local historical sites. I'm anxious to return some day soon to the Brierwreath Manor B&B to enjoy more time in Galena, IL.

Innkeeper Response
I am looking forward to your return. :) Wishing you and yours the best holiday season!!


Enjoyable stay

4.4 on October 21, 2014

A beautiful home in a quiet atmosphere near Main Street Galen.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you.


Galena B&B

3.6 on October 17, 2014

Our stay at Brierwreath Manor B&B was very pleasant and enjoyable. The location is so convenient to Main Street and the home itself is steeped in history and so lovely. The innkeeper, Joe, was very helpful and accommodating too. We will remember this stay and hope to repeat it in the future.

Innkeeper Response
Your welcome back anytime.


Great Location!

3.6 on September 10, 2014

My sister and I had a wonderful stay. The location couldn't be better! The room was nice and clean. My only suggestion would be to invest in a better mattress for the fold out sofa. Joe was a great resource and the fresh baked cookies were fantastic!


Best B&B!!

5 on August 27, 2014

Joe is a most welcoming host and his house is comfy, cozy and quiet. We enjoyed delicious breakfasts and great conversations with our fellow guests from St. Louis. The Brierwreath is located a block off of Main Street, so you're in the middle of all Main Street has to offer, but not subjected to all the noise and traffic. It has a lovely wrap around porch with comfy chairs and a porch swing; perfect for sitting out in the evening air enjoying some good wine. If you're heading to Galena, I highly recommend staying here.

Innkeeper Response
Wonderful to have you all in the house! We are looking forward to your return if you ever get back to the area.


Our B&B stay...

4.2 on July 28, 2014

...Joe has taken over his parents place very nicely, and has committed himself to the traditions and values his parents have set for this type of establishment. We had a GREAT stay and will be sharing this info with friends and family for there future visits. R&L...

Innkeeper Response
Thank you I greatly enjoyed talking with you during your stay.


First Class B&B

4.8 on July 16, 2014

Absolutely wonderful and exceeded all expectations!


A wonderful place only a block from main street

4.2 on July 14, 2014

My husband and I stay at Briarwreath every time we vacation in Galena. The owner is always hospitable, helpful, and a pleasure to chat with over the yummy breakfast he prepares. The prices are very reasonable (which is a big plus) and the B&B is located only 1 block from Main Street. Highly recommended!


Very happy with Brierwreath Manor

5 on June 30, 2014

Brierwreath Manor was a perfect choice for our first visit to Galena. The off street parking and convenient location (only a block from the main area) made our stay more pleasant. The innkeeper, Joe Cook, was hospitable as well as helpful. The breakfasts were delicious (we had 5 of them!) as were the chocolate chip cookies. The accommodations are suites so there is more space than in a room only. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Brierwreath Manor and would stay there again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the very kind words. You and your sister are welcome back anytime. :)


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Rooms & Rates

Mayor's Room

This room use to be the bedroom of Galena's Mayor. Frank Einswieler. He was mayor of Galena for about 15 yrs from the early 70s to the mid/late 80s.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $120

Country Charms

This room will sleep 3 with a queen and a twin sleeper/sofa, decorated in American country.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $120

Heirloom Suite

Queen size bed with a twin day bed. Huge private bath with walkin shower,and antique clawfoot tub.

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

Nightly Rate: $100 - $120

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Location

Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 25 miles

Directions to property:

Turn north onto Main Street off of US 20. Proceed on Main St. to the first stop sign. Franklin ST. Turn left, go 1 block, turn left, onto Bench ST. we are 4th building on right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Boutique Shopping, State Historic Sites, Scenic Views Mississippi Valley, Hiking and Biking, Apple River Fort State Historic Site, Ghost tours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Clothes dryer, Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Library, Parking, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer , Home made chocolate chip cookies, Garage / Motorcycle parking, Off street parking, 5 Golf courses within 10 miles, Porch, Rocking Chairs, and Swing, Mississippi River within 5 miles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Historic walking tours, Grants Home, History/civil war era, 19th Century Architecture, Scenic Views, National Mississippi River Museum/Aquarium, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4-9 PM
  • Check Out:: 10 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Not encouraged. teenagers ok
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No allergies
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night on weekends Fri/Sat Sat/ Sun
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We require a 7 day notice. If we do not receive notice before that time your credit card will be changed for one night stay.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Joe Cook

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30am to 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten/sugar free, Vegan


Signature Dish

Apple Blueberry Pancake
An oven baked pancake with apples, blueberries & walnuts covered by an apple cidar sauce & served with fresh fruit and breakfast meat. Ham,sausage,bacon. Coffee and juice


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216 N Bench St , Galena, IL 61036-2239 USA (Show map)

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