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Aldrich Guest House

900 3rd St , Galena, IL 61036-2627 USA (Show map)
244 Reviews
$89 - $149
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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.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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Outstanding B&B

5 on September 13, 2014

Amazing home, wonderful breakfasts, and fabulous host and hostess. Staying at the Aldrich House was one of the high points of our stay in Galena. The home is beautifully furnished, meticulously maintained, and the hosts make you feel very welcome.

Complete B&B Noob - Outstanding Experience

4.8 on September 03, 2014

Have never stayed at a B&B, wanted to try it out with my wife during our 20th anniversary. Our trip to Galena (first time as well) was only improved by this excelent house and the warm friendly service from Fran & Brain. Well worth every penny and we stayed in the RH McClellan Room


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!

Great stay

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.

Best bed and breakfast stay!!!

5 on June 30, 2014

Friendly host, great room, very tastefully decorated, clean,,,,and the food was fantastic!!

Ghostly Weekend

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.

A fabulous weekend

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.

Very special getaway

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.

A Home Away From Home

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.

Winter getaway

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.

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Village, Wine country


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Highway 61 north to Dubuque. Take US 20 east across the Mississippi river toward Galena, Illinois. Approximately 15 miles to Galena.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3-6 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: two night minimum on weekends in high season
  • Cancellations: 10 day cancellation policy. If cancellation occurs less than 10 days before registration date, full room charge will be incurred unless the room can be re-rented. Multiple room and whole house reservation has a 30 day cancellation policy with additional stipulations



Fran and Brian Onak

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About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.
  • Serving Location: screened porch on request, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free


Special Package

A Little Night Magic

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.

Treat Your Senses

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.

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Details Diamond Collection

900 3rd St , Galena, IL 61036-2627 USA (Show map)

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