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Belle Aire Mansion Guest House

11410 Route 20 West , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)
118 Reviews
$90 - $190
per night

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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."

Rooms & Rates


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.

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

Canopy Suite

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.

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

Ruthie's Room

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.

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

Victorian Room

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.

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

Garden Vue Suite

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.

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

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.6

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Worth the price just for Loraine's company!

4.4 on July 23, 2014

We recently had our first stay at BA. We absolutely lived the charm of the house as well as the innkeepers. Loraine makes you feel at home immediately and goes out of her way to make sure you're happy. Breakfast was delicious, the garden view suite was fantastic! The only improvements I could possible think of would be a flat screen tv in the master suite and adding a DVD collection alongside the VHS one. It would also be so cool to have some hammocks to lay in around the property since it's so beautiful out there. Loved our stay and we can't wait to go back!

Had a good time!

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.

Victorian Room

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!

Anniversary Getaway

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!

Special, Special, Special

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.

Anniversary Weekend

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.

Fantastic 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!

It was an amazing weekend and a fantastic room!

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.

Great place and great food!

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.

Great Experience!!

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.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 2-10p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends.
  • Deposit Amount Required: One Night's Stay
  • Cancellations: Room must be cancelled at least 7 days in advance for refund of deposit. Multiple room reservations require longer advance notice.



Jan & Lorraine Svec

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

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  • Time Served: 8-10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Honeymoon Suite: In Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



Special Package

Riverboat Cruise Package

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.

Massage Package

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.

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11410 Route 20 West , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)

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