Lamberson Guest House

113 S. Prospect Street , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)


Located at the top of Prospect Street in Galena's scenic Historic District and overlooking the heart of Downtown Galena, our beautiful, traditional-style home is the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Each of the 4 guest rooms and suites at the Lamberson Guest House have a unique personality that captures the historic charm of Galena. Thoughtfully appointed and decorated, our luxury accommodations feature custom hand-crafted king and queen sized beds topped with lavender rinsed sheets for a sound night's sleep. Stylish lighting and comfortable furnishings make our bed and breakfast the ideal place for relaxing and enjoying hospitality at its finest. Our 3-course breakfast is prepared from scratch with fresh ingredients. In addition to breakfast, there are freshly baked cookies in the main parlor all day, as well as coffee, tea, cocoa and soft drinks. What better treat than a glass of wine along with cheese before venturing into town for the evening? A wine and cheese reception is offered daily at 4:00 pm in the parlor or courtyard, weather permitting. When you do venture out, the Lamberson Guest House is just steps away from the shopping, dining, and unique attractions that make Galena such a wonderful destination.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

New Years Eve Getaway

4.4 on January 03, 2018

Michelle is the ultimate hostess who goes above and beyond for her guests. The accommodations are historically beautiful and comfortable. I would recommend staying here to anyone who would enjoy a relaxing getaway.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to see Galena in all of it's holiday glory. Hope to see you again soon!

- Michelle (innkeeper)

An Amazing Getaway!

5 on October 10, 2017

We spent three days at the Lamberson Guest House for our "Girl's Weekend. Michelle is the perfect hostess and attends to your every need. All four rooms are lovely. The breakfasts are amazing, Wine and cheese in the afternoon. Two sweet pups, Murray and Jack, for those who love their furry friends. You feel at home the moment you walk in the door. Most important to me is cleanliness and this house sparkles! This B&B is perfect in every way and Michelle is simply wonderful!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so happy you chose to stay at the Lamberson Guest House. Your happiness was contagious. I try very hard to make sure every room is spotless and am so happy it made the difference. Hoping you will all be back one day!

- Michelle (innkeeper)

Lamberson is an awesome Bed & Breakfast!

5 on July 14, 2017

I stayed at the Lamberson guest house in June with some friends and absolutely loved it! The hostess Michelle is totally awesome and provides a friendly atmosphere with a beautiful home, great food and service. I have never felt so spoiled at a breakfast before! The Bed and Breakfast is just gorgeous and perfect down to every detail. I enjoyed it and hope to bring back my family to stay! RB

Innkeeper Response
I LOVED spoiling you!!! That is a true compliment for me....thank you! There is nothing better than to get away for a bit and have total relaxation..especially in such a beautiful town as Galena. Happy to have played a part in that for you. I look forward to your return!

- Michelle (innkeeper)

Lamberson Guest House - charm, character and love are included with this B&B!

5 on June 07, 2017

My wife and I recently made ourselves at home at the Lamberson Guest House in Galena, Illinois. From the majestic front entrance, elegant interiors and lovely Innkeeper, Michelle, we believe we have found a destination getaway for years to come. After an afternoon of shopping, we checked into our room (“Maud”) named for Mr. Lamberson’s youngest daughter. Mr. Lamberson was the original owner of the home. We instantly fell in love with the room’s brightness, roominess and view. Later that day, we relaxed in the Parlor by sharing some wine and cheese with another couple also staying at the Lamberson Guest House. The next morning, our 3-course breakfast menu featured Cappuccino Chip Muffins, Hasselback Apples and Carrot Cake Pancakes, along with mimosas! We enjoyed the excellent breakfast while chatting with other guests and the Innkeeper, Michelle. We look forward to being pampered again during our next visit.

Great place to stay.

5 on April 18, 2017

We spent the weekend there last month. Michelle is a great host and gave us some background on Galena and places to visit while we were there.The food she prepared for our breakfast was delicious. We will be going back again at the end of the summer.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for your review..I am so happy that you will be returning. I always look forward to hosting my return guests!

- Michelle (innkeeper)

Great Galena Get Away

5 on January 16, 2017

We stayed at the Lamberson Guest House the last week in December and had a wonderful time! The inn has been completely remodeled, and it looks amazing. The food was delicious (don't skip the 5pm wine reception), the hosts were gracious and the location was the icing on the cake. We were able to walk right down to the main drag in Galena. We'll be back and we highly recommend the inn to others!

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy to know you enjoyed yourselves as much as we enjoyed having you. It was a great group that weekend, wasn't it? Such fun! Brian and I really look forward to the day that you can both return and we're so grateful for your writing such a wonderful review.

- Michelle (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates


This beautiful suite features separate living and bedroom areas, as well as a reading nook and a sofa-bed to accommodate an additional guest. Located on the 2nd floor, it's windows overlook all of Galena, and provide a stunning view of the historic former home of President Grant. The soft, champagne pink colored walls, along with the rich, antique-style King-size sleigh bed and large electric fireplace provide the perfect environment for a quiet, comfortable, and relaxing escape. From the plush linens to the large, beautiful bathroom with rainfall massage shower head and Lamberson Guest House spa robes, you can unwind amongst the finest comforts Galena has to offer.

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

Nightly Rate: $205 - $225


The Jessie guestroom is a cozy corner bedroom tucked away on the second floor of the Lamberson Guest House. For the early riser or the nature enthusiast, the Jessie features plenty of morning sun and a gorgeous view of the rolling hills that surround Galena. For the late riser and sleep enthusiast, the Jessie's queen-sized, cherry wood poster bed and room-darkening window shades make it the perfect place to spend the morning wrapped in a blanket. Whatever your passions and whatever your reason for vising Galena, the Jessie guestroom is the ultimate choice for an intimate, quaint, and comfortable vacation.

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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $185


The Mary carries an air of refined elegance. Its beautiful hardwood floors, antique style queen sized bed with turned posts and intricately carved cabriole legs and overlays, and view of the stately, quiet back gardens are enough to transport guests to another time. It's flat screen television, private bath with shower, and electric fireplace bring them right back into the twenty-first century and provide modern comforts in elegant, antique surroundings. The Mary Jr. Suite also offers a quiet reading nook with a plush chaise lounge in a private hall, providing an ideal place to lose track of time in a good book and a glass of wine.

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175


This 2nd floor room features a bay wall of windows offering one of the finest views the Lamberson Guest House has to offer,. The center window's leaded glass panel showers the room in rainbow light, which highlights this spacious room. Rich carvings and intricate veneer work highlight the magnificent King-size cherry bed for the ultimate relaxing getaway. The beautiful bathroom with massage and rain-heads will soothe you into complete relaxation. Unwind with a glass of wine in front of the lovely electric fireplace with remote control. Whatever your reason for visiting Galena, the Maud guestroom provides a comfortable, spacious place to rest and unwind.

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

Nightly Rate: $195 - $205

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Location Type

Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 23 miles

Directions to property:

Travel southeast on Airport Rd toward Jet Center Drive Turn Left onto Highway 61 S/US-61 N. continue to follow US-61 N. Turn slight right onto S. Locust St./1A-946 Turn Right onto Dodge St./US-20 E. continue to follow US-20 E for 14.72 miles Turn Left onto S. Dodge St. Take the 3rd Right onto Washington Street Lamberson Guest House is on the Left, just past High Street. Please park along the left side of Washington Street or in front of the white carriage house on High Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Night life, Picnic area, Religious Services, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Copier, Fridge, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Videos

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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  • Check In:: Guests' choice
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well behaved children
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Room is charged in full upon booking
  • Cancellations: A Bed and Breakfast stay is very different from a typical lodging stay. When you make a reservation with us we are committing to you a specific room on specific dates and will not rent that room to anyone else. The Lamberson Guest House is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. If your travel plans change and you must cancel your reservation, please call us at least 10 (ten) days prior to your arrival date to cancel your reservation less your $50 deposit. In the unlikely event that you must cancel within the 10 (ten) day cancellation period, shorten your stay or check out early, you will still be charged for your entire reservation. If we can re-book your rooms, a full or partial refund will be made. Rates/policies are subject to change and vary during high impact periods and for special requests. A 30 day cancellation notice is required on multiple room bookings, whole house bookings, and for some holidays and special events. Old Man Winter Guarantee: Winter is a wonderful time to visit Galena. Whether you’re looking to relax and unwind, or to enjoy some of the exciting winter sports offered in Galena, book your stay with us and know that if a winter storm warning is issued that prevents you from traveling, there will be no penalty for last-minute cancellations, up to and including the day of your arrival.
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Michelle Heurung

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About the innkeepers

After purchasing this special property in July of 2016, our priority became rejuvenation & restoration of the structure and grounds to reflect our vision of warmth and refinement, while respecting the historical and regional character of the property. Having visited Galena regularly for decades, we are so happy to be permanent residents. Our passion for cooking, decorating and history are the foundation for our ongoing contributions to the legacy of the Lamberson Guest House.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Lamberson Potato Rolls
Served often with breakfast, these are the softest, most delicious rolls ever, served warm with butter and jam.

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