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Queen Anne Guest House

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

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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

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Reluctant Guest !

5 on March 25, 2015

First time experience staying at a B & B ( relunctantly ). Thourghly Enjoyed ! Home is beautiful ! Mike is a great host! Parlor Party a wonderful idea...adds to the welcome/comfort of your stay. If considering a visit to Galena..stay at the Queen Anne Guest House.

A fairytale getaway!

5 on February 21, 2015

My husband and I needed a little getaway and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to stay! The home is charming and beautiful, Our host, Mike, was an amazing chef and a fun and interesting person to visit with. We stayed in the Queen Anne room which has a little nook to sit in which is part of the turret. It looks out over a peaceful bike trail along the river. Our room had a 4 post bed, a cozy little fireplace and a clawfoot tub! Every morning at 7 there is a cart in the hallway with delicious coffee and teas. The breakfast is served in a beautiful dining room and is the best we have ever had, worthy of a 5 star chef's restaurant! We were a short walk from a charming foot bridge that leads right to the downtown shopping district of Galena. At 5 we enjoyed visiting with our host and fellow guests at the parlor party, where Mike serves refreshments while you sit on Victorian furniture in front of a gorgeous fireplace. There you can learn about the history of Galena, things to do, local fishing and recreation, or just enjoy fun conversation. If you want a fairy tale experience when visiting Galena, you must stay here! Thanks Mike and Anita!

wonderful romantic getaway! !

4.6 on February 02, 2015

My husband and I just stayed here to celebrate our anniversary and we were so pleased with our choice! The home is beautiful and clean, we stayed in the Lady Ashley is small but romantic and has a very nice large 2 person Jacuzzi tub :) There were many things we enjoyed about our stay and what we enjoyed the most was the owner/innkeeper/chef Mike!! He was very enjoyable and fun to be around and talk with and he is a wonderful cook! Breakfast was just wonderful each morning. If we visit Galena again we would stay at the Queen Ann Guest house again. Thanks again Mike, it was so nice to meet you :)

Perfect little getaway

4.2 on January 08, 2015

I found the bed and breakfast to be a nice, quaint, quite, getaway. The service and breakfast was outstanding. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking to not spend a lot, but have an exceptional experience.

Queen Ann Guest House

4.2 on January 06, 2015

Everything was wonderful: great breakfasts, clean rooms, a fun social hour at 5:00 and easy, secure access at all times.

Love it!

5 on December 31, 2014

I had a wonderful time.

Makes you feel at home

4.8 on December 17, 2014

The owners were wonderful and they made you feel at home. Perfect location to downtown. Great breakfast. Love the idea of the parlor party. Overall the experience was great.

Comfort in a big way

5 on November 30, 2014

Iwouldn't change a thing. Coffee outside the room, then a gourmet breakfast with good conversation in a beautiful dining room. We had to get ready for reentry into the real world on the way home!

Perfect Honeymoon at the Queen Anne Guest House

5 on November 13, 2014

We Stayed at the Queen Anne Guest House in late October from Monday through Thursday for our Honeymoon. This was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and we will surely do it again! The house was well kept and warm, and Mike was an amazing host. The parlor party was an excellent way to get to know the other guests and the breakfasts were absolutely AMAZING! Everyday brought a new flavored coffee, and all were very tasty! We stayed in the Lady Ashley, which is the smallest room, but the jacuzzi tub and electric fireplace in the bathroom made it well worth it. The walk into town was so easy we did it various time each day, and we aren't exactly walkers in our everyday lives. It was also a part of the Galena Trolley tour which was really cool. We found ourselves homesick for the Queen Anne after returning home, we will definitely return!

Outstanding stay!!

5 on November 03, 2014

My husband and I came here for our honeymoon and it was our first time and visiting Galena. Mike and Anita were fantastic! The breakfasts were amazing and they were extremely hospitable. We will definitely be going back. Elisa & Mike

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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


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.


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

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