Surrounded by nine peaceful acres, Belle Aire Mansion, is a tranquil home away from home. Built in the mid- 1800's,this Southern style mansion is one of the oldest in the Galena area. Once an old farm house, Belle Aire has been a bed and breakfast inn for 30 years. Your innkeepers, Jan and Lorraine Svec, have been welcoming guests for 27 of those years. Their guests comfort is their biggest concern and they offer experienced personal service, providing rooms with romance and relaxation in mind. Cuddle up in a suite with a warm fireplace opposite a soothing double whirlpool, or choose an antique-filled room just to your liking. Each guest room has a private bath, satellite TV, VCR's, and a jar filled with home-made chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy the magnificent view from one of the verandas or walk the grounds of beautiful trees and flowers. Stroll down a tamarack-lined lane, or just sit on the porch and take in the quietness. Your hosts hope your stay in Galena will be a memorable one and bid you..."Welcome Home....To our home."
Lovingly decorated in blue and white, this spacious room has a king brass bed for your comfort. A daybed, antique tea table and fireplace, complete this warm, cozy room. Private bath with crystal chandelier. All rates based on double occupancy. For additional adult, $15.00 extra charge. To be charged at time of check in.
Decorated in pink and white, the Canopy Suite is perfect for anyone celebrating a special occasion. A sofa graces the sitting room. A queen size canopy bed, fireplace and double bedside whirlpool add to its special appeal. Top it off with an antique trunk and private bath. So Romantic! Rates based on double occupancy.
A lovely room decorated in rose and cream, Ruthie's Room is filled with antiques. A queen size brass bed, mahogany dressers, ice cream table and chairs and an old-fashioned parlor stove, make this room warm and relaxing. And for a special surprise, in the private bath you will find an antique clawfoot tub (with shower) and plenty of bubble bath.
Sleep in a bed that is over 150 years old. In this room it is easy to transport yourself back to the 1880's. the queen size walnut bed has a high carved headboard. Place your clothes in an antique marble top dresser. A comfy chair, old fashioned parlor stove, and private bath with shower finish off this room with style.
The ambiance and comfortable friendliness of a B&B with the luxuries you are looking for. Watch the beauty of a sunset from your own veranda or cuddle in front of a warm fireplace. Romance is at its best in this deluxe suite. A bedside double whirlpool and queen size bed add to the appeal. You can request breakfast in your room, as there is a small dining area,coffee maker and mini-refrigerator (stocked with sodas) Private bath with double shower.
3.8 on June 25, 2014
We truly enjoyed our stay with Jan & Lorraine. They are great people! The house and furnishings were lovely. The cookies outstanding.
4.2 on June 04, 2014
Jan and Lorriane are wonderful innkeepers!!!! thoughly enjoyed my stay there. One negative: the bed in the victorian room was less than comfortable, and every move you made the bed made noise to. I would encorage the innkeepers to have that taken care. YES! I would stay again. Thank you Jan and Lorriane!
5 on May 28, 2014
We had a wonderful stay! Jan and Lorraine were awesome hosts and welcomed us into their home. I would definitely stay ther again!
5 on May 24, 2014
Our stay was made as special as we had hoped it would be. Breakfast in our room was very nice. The room was finominal and romantic. Perfect place for celebrating special romantic events.
5 on May 14, 2014
The owners are very friendly and have a lot of information on the Galena area. Their dog is very friendly and added much enjoyment to our stay.
4.6 on April 07, 2014
This was our first stay at the Belle Aire but it won't be our last. We stayed in the Blue room which was very comfortable and private. Our hosts, Jan & Lorraine made us feel right at home and went out of their way creating unique delicious meals to accommodate a food allergy. We enjoyed their company and the other guests were great. I would highly recommend the Belle Aire you won't be disappointed!
5 on April 07, 2014
When we arrived, Lorraine told us that there were some unexpected vacancies tonight and if we were interested, we could upgrade to another room (originally we were staying in "Ruthie's Room". We looked around for a bit decided to go with the upgrade. The new room was fantastic! Hot tub and all the amenities! As part of the check-in process, Lorraine asked if there were any special dietary requirements. My girlfriend has a digestive issue with certain types of foods. Jan went into Galena to pickup the ingredients for a breakfast just for us that satisfied the requirements. It was a fantastic trip, I look forward to spending another weekend in Galena. If we do, it will definitely be with Jan & Lorraine at the Belle Aire Mansion Guest House.
4.0 on March 13, 2014
Jan & Lorraine are very welcoming and hospitable! They also cook up a mean breakfast that makes you want to stay an extra night just for the food. They explained everything up front and held a good balance in keeping their space and wanting to learn about your life.
5 on February 18, 2014
If you're looking for a great get away, I would highly recommend the Belle Aire. My boyfriend and I stayed their for a romantic night on our anniversary. We were delighted by the features of our suite. The pictures on the website of the Canopy Suite do not do it justice! The bedside whirlpool was wonderful and the fireplace was so relaxing. The Suite itself was large and decorated beautifully. Finally, the hospitality of our Innkeepers, Jan and Lorraine, was enough to make us want to return to the Belle Aire for our next stay in Galena.
4.6 on January 22, 2014
I recently stayed at Belle Aire as a getaway with my girlfriend. Everything was what I wanted and I can not stress enough how hospitable Jan and Lorraine were during our stay. The best part was is I requested some things to be present in the room upon our arrival (flowers and wine) and Jan and Lorraine staged these items in the room. It really made the experience that much better knowing that these innkeepers would take time out of their day to run and grab these items for me. I would have paid for their time to grab these items but they only charged me for the price of the wine and the flowers even though I insisted on paying more. Thank You Jan and Lorraine!
Countryside, Small town
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic Architecture, indoor water park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , cookies in every room, early risers coffee buffet, double whirlpool in suites only
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Minature Golf, indoor water park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming
Jan & Lorraine Svec
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Stay with us at Belle Aire for two nights Monday through Thursday and get the special rate of $135/night on either of our whirlpool/fireplace suites. These suites are normally $185 and $165/night. What a "suite" deal.
HE JUST KEEPS ROLLIN’ ALONG That “Old Man River,” the Mighty Mississippi. Take a cruise back into history on the “Spirit of Dubuque,” an authentic and nostalgic paddle wheeler. We offer wonderful dinner packages in celebration of “America’s River. Each package includes a two-night stay in the room or suite of your choice, an early risers’ coffee buffet, a full, country breakfast each morning, home-made chocolate chip cookies in every guest room and two tickets for the dinner cruise. Mid-week luncheon cruise packages are available. Weekend dinner cruise packages at $320.00 Please see our website for a complete list of prices and more information. Space is limited. Be sure to book early for these fun-filled packages.
We are happy to be able to offer you in-house massages in association with Healing Touch Massage. Stay in one of our whirlpool/fireplace suites and the massage can be done right in your suite, or, if you choose to stay in one of our other comfortable rooms, our Serenity Room is a perfect respite for a quiet, relaxing massage. Please call Lorraine for more information, or see our package at our website. Prices for massages start at $65.00 for a one-hour massage.