Luxury mansion only steps from shops, dining and galleries of downtown. 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 (Included with your stay); or savor private moments. Outdoors, 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 inn 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.
4.8 on February 11, 2014
I brought my girlfriend to Steamboat House as a surprise for her birthday. Char and Glen were very accommodating as we were only able to stay one night and it was a weekend. The house was completely immaculate and beautifully decorated. The bed was extremely comfortable and warm, even on a very cold night. The only feature I wish we had had would have been a bathtub as we just had a very small shower. Breakfast was delicious and the entire house was wonderful. Will definitely go back.
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.
5 on October 22, 2011
We spent four nights in this amazing B&B! The Steamboat House was a gorgeous home with beautiful accommodations and antiques. Glen and Char were gracious hosts and made us feel like family! The breakfasts were delicious and we had engaging conversations with the hosts and other guests every morning. We enjoyed our early evenings in the library with our wine and cheese. Galena is a fun, historic place to visit, and we definitely picked the right city and B&B to celebrate our Anniversary!! Bill and Donna Bradbury
4.4 on August 27, 2011
One of the finer B&B's we've stayed in and there have been many. The antiques and surroundings were awesome. We stayed in the room with the private porch on the back of the inn. The room and porch was lovely, but very dark and the lighting was not enough to read by. When we go back we will ask for a room on the front. Food was delicious and loved the wine and cheese in the evening (napkins would be nice with the cheese, however). Enjoyed the front porch and gardens and watching the little chipnmunks scurrying about. The only real complaint I have with our stay was the fact that I could not use my B&B gift card for the special August rate. I'm still not sure why. All in All a very lovely 3 days. (next time I will take my own toilet paper-ouch)
4.4 on April 22, 2011
My husband and I stayed overnight at the Steamboat House for a quick getaway for his birthday. We were fascinated with the house itself, and Char and Glen were just the most gracious hosts. They gave us a tour of the home, and its incredible collection of antiques; they told us about their journey through reviving the home to its former glory; and they left us be at just the right time :) While we didn't get a chance to enjoy the breakfast (slept right through it!), it smelled amazing! We plan to go back when we have ample time to enjoy it!
5 on November 28, 2010
My husband and I stayed here Thanksgiving week. There is not one thing I could say to change about this place. Char and Glen were wonderful hosts. The home itself was beautiful and the location was ideal. We knew nothing about Galena before we arrived and this was a great home base for exploring the town on foot. The nightly wine time and breakfasts were amazing. I would highly encourage anyone to stay here and hope to be able to visit again sometime in the future.
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.
Nightly Rate: $110 - $165
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.
Nightly Rate: $105 - $145
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.
Nightly Rate: $105 - $150
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.
Nightly Rate: $105 - $150
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!
Nightly Rate: $110 - $165
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.
City, Small town, Village, Wine country
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 15 miles
US Route 20 runs directly to Galena and provides the most beautiful scenery in Illinois. The nearest commercial airport is the Dubuque Regional Airport.
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
Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , Gorgeous screened garden gazebo, Wine Time each evening included, Covered motorcycle/antique car parking, Private screened balcony/porch suite, walk to town location, Billiard room
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi
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
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic