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.
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.
This room will sleep 3 with a queen and a twin sleeper/sofa, decorated in American country.
Queen size bed with a twin day bed. Huge private bath with walkin shower,and antique clawfoot tub.
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.
Wonderful to have you all in the house! We are looking forward to your return if you ever get back to the area.
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...
Thank you I greatly enjoyed talking with you during your stay.
4.8 on July 16, 2014
Absolutely wonderful and exceeded all expectations!
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!
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.
Thank you for the very kind words. You and your sister are welcome back anytime. :)
3.8 on June 18, 2014
First time b/b gusts. It was very relaxing and Joe exceeded our expectations as a host. He was there if needed and not obtrusive if we didn't need him. Home made breakfast from scratch was a treat along with lite conversation to get the day going. Great time.
4.2 on June 17, 2014
Stayed at Mayor's room and it was really close to the Main street and parking is no problem. There is a street light that was a bit bright and would be nice there is a heavier shade for the window. But overall, nice experience.
5 on June 06, 2014
Very relaxing time and close to downtown. We will go back again to Brierwreath.
5 on April 23, 2014
We have stayed in Galena many times over the past 17 years and this was our 1st stay at Brierwreath and couldn't have been more pleases. The Inn was very comfortable and quiet and the location very convenient to food, shopping and entertainment. I am sure we will be back soon.
5 on January 03, 2014
Lovely old home furnished with period pieces. Only 1 block from main street and could walk everywhere. The price was right, the meals were delicious and the home is exquisite. I will stay there again next time i visit Galena.
Downtown, Small town
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 25 miles
Go north on 151 hwy to route US20. Turn onto US20 and go east, approx 15 miles to Galena's Main St. Take Main North untill you come to the first stop sign. Turn left onto Franklin ST. Go one short block up the hill to Bench ST. Turn left onto Bench, we are the 4th building on the right.
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
Bed and Breakfast
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
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
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
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten/sugar free, Vegan
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