Experience the grandeur of days gone by in this elegant 1856 Italianate Victorian mansion, of a former banker and lead baron, sitting high on a hill of over 1 1/2 acres. Stroll through the gardens and view hundreds of tulips blooming in the spring. Observe the humming birds through the windows as breakfast is served on crystal, antique china, and silver. Let the rest of the world go by on our 3 porches furnished with wicker, floral-painted rockers, ferns and flowers. Our eight guestrooms, have private baths, pillow-top mattresses, and Egyptian-cotton sheeting. Ornate Victorian headboards (some eight feet high) make you feel like royalty. Our four parlors have pocket doors, original woodwork, marble fireplaces and 12' ceilings. Our grand open spiral staircase separates the parlors. The many flowers, plants, and fountains, both inside the mansion and outside, create a peaceful atmosphere - a place of tranquility.
5 on October 22, 2013
This was mine and my boyfriends first time at a B&B and it was fantastic! Charlie and Rita were amazing they made you feel right at home. We always had everything we needed. Highly recommend this place we will definitely be going back.
5 on May 30, 2012
The weekend at the Victorian Mansion was great. The innkeepers Charlie and Rita were very cordial, The Grace Room was spacious and clean. The location was within walking distance of downtown. We would recommend this B&B to our friends and family.
5 on August 01, 2011
I had never been to a bed an breakfast but I always wanted to try it and I figured small town Galena would be a perfect setting. Charlie and Rita were wonderful hosts and I couldn't have had a more perfect first experience. Full warm breakfast prepared by Rita was fantastic! Wine and Cheese the first night really gave us the opportunity to acquaint ourselves with the other guests. Charlie and Rita had so much knowledge and provided almost a mini history lesson on Galena. Great Place to go for a weekend. Absolutely loved it!
2.2 on August 01, 2011
we stayed at the mansion for a long weekend and genrally enjoyed galena and our stay. The room was clean and relativley comfortable (even thought not well air conditioned). The biggest issue with our stay was the nosy and overbearing hosts. Having traveled to galena a few times we knew our way around however the caretakers always wanted to know where we were going or always seemed to know something 'better" to do. We also felt like we were obligated to have breakfast every morning otherwise the caretakers were not happy with you. We actually skipped breakfast after showing up for the first one (which wasn't that great) due to being assigned an early breakfast without being asked our preference for a time, when we later found out we could have chosen a later one but were "assigned" one convenient for the hosts (we're not early risers when we're on vacation). If you enjoy cruise ships you'll enjoy this place being told what to do and when to do it doesn't work for us. Oh the morning we checked out, the caretakers turned off our satellite tv in our room for missing breakfast. how riduculous is that? i would recommend if the caretakers were replaced. they either don't like what they do or don't handle diverse needs and preferences well.
5 on June 11, 2011
The Victorian Mansion is a beautiful bed and breakfast with a rich history. It's a short walk from the Main Street in Galena. Rita and Charlie are welcoming and enjoyable to visit with. We highly recommend staying here!
Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare) 140 miles
Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Rita and Charlie DeLoach