Check availability and book online directly from our website. We are located in the historic district of Galena, we are a short 4 block stroll through Grant Park o Main Street,shops and restaurants. Situated on a quiet street, surrounded by the grounds Ulysses Grant once used to train his troops, the Aldrich House depicts Galena as it was in the time of grand soirees and celebrations often held in the home for U.S. Grant and Abe Lincoln. This 1845 Greek Revival home has five gracefully appointed guest rooms all with private baths. A screened side porch overlooks the gardens and provides a warm weather haven for those seeking relief from the stresses of city life.
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!
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.
5 on June 30, 2014
Friendly host, great room, very tastefully decorated, clean,,,,and the food was fantastic!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
5 on January 11, 2014
June & John Evans
4.4 on December 21, 2013
the walls are thin in this beautiful Victorian home, we were unable to take an afternoon nap for the doorbell ringing frequently, there was no tv in the room, but understandably with the walls so thin. but furnishings lovely, meal outstanding & hospitality top notch
Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Village, Wine country
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 18 miles
Highway 61 north to Dubuque. Take US 20 east across the Mississippi river toward Galena, Illinois. Approximately 15 miles to Galena.
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, national historic district, Ulysses S. Grant's home, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Private Home Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Internet Service, Library, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities , gluten free breakfasts, Complimentary homemade cookies, snacks, DVD, Complimentary beverages, Military discounts, Guest refridgerator
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi
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, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Fran and Brian Onak
Our interests range from collecting antiques, traveling, gardening and cooking. We are always looking for new and exciting ideas and places to go for our guests as well as providing them with a welcoming place to get away from everyday routines.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free
New! Country Mouse/City Mouse Special Within walking distance of the Aldrich Guest House, you can experience Main St. with shops, restaurants, galleries and Museums. Take in the amazing view of the city with its graceful Victorian homes and historic buildings. After experiencing what the city has to offer, explore the countryside at Hawk Valley Retreat (8 short miles from Galena proper). Enjoy the rolling hills, beautiful vistas, and wildlife in their natural environment. Your package includes your two night stay, in gracious rooms with private baths, a full hot breakfast each morning, decadent gourmet cupcakes for two each night and all taxes. $250.00 per couple. Call for reservations. Valid Sunday thru Thursday. May not be combined with other offers or discounts.
Be amazed, mystified and delighted in this interactive evening of illusion. Galena's #1 attraction brings the world of magic close up and personal. Your evening includes a $25 dinner certificate for one of these premier Galena restaurants, Fried Green Tomatoes or Fritz & Frites. End your evening on a sweet note with imported chocolates. Add $95 to your room choice. Tickets must be reserved and purchased at least one week prior and are non-refundable. Book it online.
Savor the smells, taste and feeling of the senses. Imported from Holland, Stam's chocolates please the palate, bouquet of fragrant roses and a full body massage at one of Galena's premier salons await you to make this a true relaxing getaway from the rush of everyday life. Add $110 to your room choice. Make this a true couples experience with a couples massage ($70 additional). Must be reserved in advance. Book it online.
Start your weekend early! We'll take 25% off Thursday night, when you stay Friday & Saturday. Start your day with a full, hot breakfast, later, take a break on the porch and enjoy complimentary water, soft drinks and snacks. After dinner at one of Galena's terrific restaurants, retire in comfort with your own private bath and wake ready to go again. Galena has so much to do, you'll need all three nights! Not valid with any other offers or discounts. Promotion valid through September 25, 2014.