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The Steamboat House

605 S Prospect St , Galena, IL 61036-2519 USA (Show map)
4.8
66 Reviews
$105 - $165
per night

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About

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.

Rooms & Rates

Elsie

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.

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

Amanda

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.

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

Viola

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.

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

Lene

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.

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

Bess

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!

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

Deluxe Guestroom

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.

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Exceeded expectations!

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.


Amazing B and B!! We will definitely return!

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


Perfect Escape

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!


A lovely place and lovely hosts!

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!


Lovely

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.


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Location

Location Type

City, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 15 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Computer, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , 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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Board games, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Cancellations: Within 2 weeks of reservation guest will be charged for whatever portion of reservation is not rebooked. Cancellation more than 2 weeks in advance will be charged $25.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Glen and Char Carlson

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

1 Dog

About the innkeepers

We love antiques and Victorian houses. A former contractor, Glen is happy to share remodeling stories. Both innkeepers offer antiquing tips and knowledge.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Diabetic


Deals


Special Package

Wine Lovers Getaways

Lift Your Spirits! A special package to showcase 2 of Galena’s happiest attractions! Choose the “Super Taster” which includes a tour & tasting at the Blaum Bros. Distillery, a tour/tasting/purchase at Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, PLUS 2 Steamboat House souvenir wineglasses ($65) or the “Little Taste” --choose EITHER the Distillery or Winery Tour which also includes souvenir wineglasses ($40). Packages must include a 2-night stay. New reservations only; no certificates or other discounts with these packages. Reserve online at www.thesteamboathouse.com or call 800 717 2317

Key To Relaxation

Wine and dine in style with this special which includes a full dinner for 2 at Galena's famous Fried Green Tomatoes Restaurant, wine tasting and purchase at the Galena Cellars Winery PLUS 2 Steamboat house souvenir wineglasses. This well priced special ($150) may be added to any 2-night stay. Reserve online at www.thesteamboathouse.com (click on the reservations tab) or call 800 717 2317 to make a reservation by phone.

Romance Packages

Lift Your Spirits! A special package to showcase 2 of Galena’s happiest attractions! Choose the “Super Taster” which includes a tour & tasting at the Blaum Bros. Distillery, a tour/tasting/purchase at Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, PLUS 2 Steamboat House souvenir wineglasses ($65) or the “Little Taste” --choose EITHER the Distillery or Winery Tour which also includes souvenir wineglasses ($40). Packages must include a 2-night stay. New reservations only; no certificates or other discounts with these packages. Reserve online at www.thesteamboathouse.com or call 800 717 2317

Mini Escapes

Lift Your Spirits! A special package to showcase 2 of Galena’s happiest attractions! Choose the “Super Taster” which includes a tour & tasting at the Blaum Bros. Distillery, a tour/tasting/purchase at Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, PLUS 2 Steamboat House souvenir wineglasses ($65) or the “Little Taste” --choose EITHER the Distillery or Winery Tour which also includes souvenir wineglasses ($40). Packages must include a 2-night stay. New reservations only; no certificates or other discounts with these packages. Reserve online at www.thesteamboathouse.com or call 800 717 2317

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

605 S Prospect St , Galena, IL 61036-2519 USA (Show map)

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