Queen Anne Guest House

200 Park Ave , Galena, IL 61036-2306 USA (Show map)


Our Victorian Queen Anne style B & B is situated 4 blocks from Main Street where the historic shops and restaurants of Galena begin. You'll be served our award winning gourmet breakfast each morning. From our lodging you may stroll downtown or to the Grant Home or Grant's Park. During your stay you can relax and enjoy the early morning and late evening beverages featured on our tea cart. Our Parlor Party is a time when guests will receive treats and have an opportunity to visit with other guests and the innkeepers. Our open areas include two parlors, library, dining room and two porches. We have Dish TV featuring numerous movie channels, videos, DVD's, Cd's, books and games for your enjoyment. The Queen Anne has been featured in many books, including America's Painted Ladies. We hope to be hearing from you soon! - Mike and Anita.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great B&B

4.0 on August 25, 2016

We stayed at the Queen Anne and had a very good time. Looking forward to staying again.

Queen Ann ambiance and breakfast

4.6 on July 05, 2016

The breakfast was wonderful as was our host. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Queen Ann.

Would stay again

4.8 on June 21, 2016

Very nice hosts. We enjoyed the Parlor Party. Galena is a great town for a weekend get away. Thank You Ron & Deb from Bennington NE

Ron and Deb from Omaha

4.6 on June 09, 2016

Stay was very nice. There is lots to do in Galena. It is a beautiful town. The Queen Ann is a great place to stay. Parlor party at 5PM was nice surprise and lots of good conversation with folks from all over. Breakfast was very good and you do not go away hungry. Would stay here again. Do recommend to others. Only complaint was to train engineer that decided to blast his horn at 0130AM for no reason except being a total jerk. Next night nothing an slept like a baby.

Fantastic place

4.6 on June 02, 2016

Mike is an excellent cook and storyteller. If you want to know anything about the area or the history of the area, he's the guy to talk to. Absolutely loved it!

Relaxing weekend retreat

4.2 on May 18, 2016

My wife, daughter and I had a very restful and relaxing weekend. Mike was a gracious host and provided a wonderful breakfast each morning. Our daughter has informed us that when we come back to Galena again we need to stay here.

Pleasant stay

4.2 on May 16, 2016

We spent a night in the Queen Anne suite and enjoyed ourselves very much. Mike was very cordial and had interesting stories. The breakfast was great and I especially enjoyed my soak in the old fashioned claw foot tub.

Great Mothers Day weekend

5 on May 12, 2016

Took my Mom for her first time ever to Galena and her first time at a B&B. She loved it! It was a beautiful place, food was amazing and Mike was the best host ever.

Mike is a good host. Place is clean and well take care of. Walked Downtown

4.6 on March 17, 2016

Thanks Mike for a nice time. We stayed in the Lady Ashley room. The bed was a bit too soft for me, but the Jacuzzi tub, TV, and breakfast was great. There is a good selection of clean movies available to use. We met some nice people from Iowa that were also staying there. Mike gave us a good overview of restaurants and things to do in Galena. Celebrated my wife's birthday and walked the 191 steps up to the old High School. Nice relaxing time.

Mother Daughters time at Queen Anne

5 on February 22, 2016

Our 87 year old mother had never stayed at a B&B. My sister and I decided to take mom to the Queen Anne and we were not disappointed! Mike is an exceptional innskeeper! Our room was perfect for the three of us. Breakfast both mornings was delicious and portions were very generous. Mike is very knowledgeable about where to find anything we were looking for during our stay in Galena. The history of the house was enchanting. It was evident Mike and Anita did their research when decorating the house. The victorian decor throughout the house was delightful. We'll definitely be back! All the way home mom didn't stop talking about what a wonderful experience she had!

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Rooms & Rates

Prince George

A room that is fit for royalty and recently remodeled, Antique Eastlake queen bed, iron sleigh twin day bed, electric fire place, Dish TV with movie channels, DVD player, antique dresser, antique caned chair, CD alarm clock, two tapestries, redecorated 2007. We have a large collection of dvd's and cd's to bring to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Queen Anne

A romantic room that is one of our most popular. Mahogany four post queen bed, electric fireplace, Dish TV & movie channels w/dvd player, antique dresser, cd alarm clock. Two Victorian chairs and a small table are nestled in the bay window turret area. This is one of our larger rooms. We have a large collection of dvds and cds to bring to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Sir William

A spacious room with plenty of sunshine. Seven foot four post mahogony bed, electric fireplace, antique dresser, antique settee,antique music stand, cd alarm clock. The room has a nostalgic phonograph and Dish TV w/movie channels & dvd/vcr. You can select from our large collection of lp's and cd's & movies to bring to the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Lady Ashley

Completely remodeled in 2010, this romantic room served as the nursery. It has an antique headboard and queen bed, an beautiful sitting chair, High def 32" Dish TV w/movie channels and dvd player. 2 small tables with a cd alarm clock by the bed side and dresser. The large bathroom was once the servant's quarters and has a 2 person whirlpool, electric fireplace, bath salts and a CD stereo.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

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Location Type

Airport, Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Take Rt 20 East to Galena. Immediately after crossing the Galena River, turn North (left) on Park Ave. Proceed to the end of Park Avenue where we are located on the corner of Park and Adams Street.

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, President Grant's Home, Apple River Fort, Apple River State Park, Witkowski Wildlife Area, Trolley Tours, River Boat Rides, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wired internet , Artwork, Karaoke Machine, Antiques, Screened Porch & Wrap Around Porch, Parlors, Videos, DVD's, Cd's, Books, Magazines

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, 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, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Historical Sites, Trolley Tours, Grant Park, President Grant's Home, Specialty shopping, National Mississippi River Museum, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On Wrap Around Porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Parents and children are to be responsible.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Single Saturday nights are by telephone reservation only & are limited.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimal deposit at time of reservation. $20 first $10 each additional night per room.
  • Cancellations: A charge of 25% per room per night if 14 days notice is not provided. 50% if 7 days or less. 75% if 2 days and 100% if less than 24 hours.



Mike & Anita Reese

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Nikki, a amall parrot

About the innkeepers

Anita has been in numerous theatre productions with the Prarie Players and is an RN. Mike has been an Outdoor Writer, small business owner and over 20 years in the corporate world. We are currently involved in Galena activities and groups. We have just finished writing a 100 character interactive murder mystery with friends.

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Elegant & Multicourse

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, lactose free

Signature Dish

Mike's Croissant, Queen's Sauce
A lightly toasted croissant, topped with ham, tomato, spices, sauce and cheese, then broiled to perfection. The Queen's Sauce is a yogart based sauce that is delicious on any type of fresh fruit.