Alice's Snyder House Bed and Breakfast

1000 Third Street , Galena, 61036 USA (Show map)
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Alice's Snyder House was built in 1856 and was featured on the 2016 Tour of Historic Homes in Galena. You are encouraged to step back in time by enjoying the parlors, dining room and front porch which are decorated in an eclectic style with numerous antiques. The bedrooms each have their own unique personality and whether you enjoy Traditional, Oriental or Homespun there is the right one for you. Each room has a Smart TV with access to free Netflix. Wireless internet is available throughout the property. Wake up to the smell of fresh baked breakfast pastries and enjoy hearty portions of breakfast classics and "something new". Cookies are available 24/7 as is complimentary coffee, soft drinks and bottled water. Located in a residential neighborhood, Snyder House is surrounded by the historic Washburne House, Belvedere Mansion and a short walk to Grant's Home. Main street with its numerous restaurants, wine tasting rooms and unique shops is a five minute walk away. Innkeepers Joan and Dave have your comfort in mind along with making your stay in Galena memorable. Visit our website for more details and availability.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Best BnB in Galena!

5 on September 13, 2018

I have been visiting Galena for years now and stayed in several BnB's there. In my opinion, this BnB is the best one yet! Joan and Dave really made me feel like it was my home away from home. The whole house was spotless! Beds were comfortable and I have stayed in all of the rooms. I love bright sunny rooms and was never disappointed. The breakfast was outstanding! I was so excited for breakfast every time I've stayed and again was never disappointed. Joan is amazing with fresh baked pastries along with her array of breakfasts choices every morning. We found ourselves on the front porch every night to relax after our day in Galena . I just can't say enough about this place. Love it! A Carducci

Excellent room - Excellent Location - Excellent Breakfasts - Outstanding Hosts

5 on September 09, 2018

We had a two-night stay at Alice’s Snyder House B&B in Galena, Illinois. Joan and Dave are excellent hosts. Our room was top-notch clean with a very comfortable bed and decorated nicely. Joan makes excellent breakfasts. On Monday we had a crepe type pancake with strawberry compost and whipped cream plus an egg casserole plus coffee cake, juice, and coffee. On Tuesday we had a 3-egg omelet with cheese, hollandaise sauce and asparagus, maple bacon, a pastry, juice, and coffee. These are not typical breakfasts. They were prepared with care and were equal to any item found on a breakfast menu in any trendy restaurant. Breakfast was a good time to talk to them and other guests about the history of Galena, places to go or to just have some good conversation. Joan and Dave are retired, but they are full of energy and like friendly lively conversation. Additional details – a coffee Keurig was available 24- 7 with caffeine and decaf Keurigs plus plenty of homemade chocolate chip cookies. The cookies were especially nice to have at 6:30 AM when I sat on the front porch sipping coffee, eating cookies, and reading. It is obvious Joan and Dave give their guests top priority to the run of the house. They made available their front porch and living room for reading and conversation, etc. They gave us our privacy. We felt very comfortable. They have a lovely house, and its location is great. It is, as they said, two blocks from downtown. It was an easy walk to Grant’s home or to downtown Galena. Obviously, we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this B&B to any and all.

Wonderful hosts and awesome homemade cookies!!

5 on September 05, 2018

Quiet home, private baths, great hosts, fantastic cookies and wonderful large breakfast!!

Wonderful place to stay in Galena

5 on August 26, 2018

Very comfortable B&B! Very comfortable rooms, wonderful hosts and a delicious breakfast!

Lucretia Suite

4.2 on August 19, 2018

We had a lovely stay for four nights in the Lucretia Suite which has a king bed and another queen bed in a second room. You have a private bath across the hall that includes a whirlpool and a walk-in shower stall. The rooms are elegantly furnished and include a television with a number of good channels. Bedding and linens are comfortable, but advise taking ear plugs because of road noise. The breakfasts are incredible and no need for lunch after that! The owners are friendly and attentive.

Alice Snyder House

4.2 on August 17, 2018

We had a wonderful stay, the rooms were beautiful our host and hostess were very friendly and accommodating!

Charm and outstanding breakfast

5 on August 11, 2018

A wonderful place to stay in the historic town of Galena. Joan and Dave are a very friendly and nice couple. The house is antique and good preserved. Moreover, the breakfasts are amazing!

Beautiful place in a historic town!

5 on August 01, 2018

Alice's Snyder House B&B is a beautiful old house located in the historic town of Galena, IL. It's owned by a nice and kind couple named Joan and Dave. They both are excelent hosts. The rooms are clean and impolute. Furthermore, if you like huge and delicious breakfasts, this is your place! Joan will prepare anything you wish!

Girls weekend

5 on July 26, 2018

I’ve been to Galena many times and usually stay at Snyder house. This was my nieces first time to Galena and first time at a b&b. She really enjoyed it.

Full of compliments!

5 on July 24, 2018

We were welcomed warmly, provided with snacks as we wished, and given a cozy, clean room for sleeping. The available living room was perfect for game time in the evening, and we bought a bottle of local wine to enjoy as we played. Even a corkscrew and wine glasses were right in the reception area for us to use. The highlight both mornings was the delicious breakfast and conversation that could have lasted all morning long. All in all -- I highly recommend choosing Alice's for your next stay in Galena!!

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Rooms & Rates


Fannie's room is a bright sunny yellow and filled with vintage handiwork including a quilt collection in the attached sitting area. There is a Queen bed and antique "Gentleman's" dresser. The sitting area has a spindle butler's bed and lots of vintage sewing memorablia. Don't miss reading the companion prayer to "Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep". The bath has a walk-in shower.

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


Alice's room is decorated with an Asian theme and includes a Japanese Kimono brought back to the States by a WWII veteran. It has a Queen bed, 2 comfy chairs and black lacquered dressers. The bath has a large walk-in shower

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

Lucretia Suite

The Suite is perfect for family or friends traveling together. The rooms have views of the historic Washburne House and Bellvedere Mansion. The larger room has a King bed, 2 wingback chairs and a walnut dresser. The smaller room has a full bed and is furnished with 1860s carved walnut furniture. The bathroom has a double jacuzzi tub and a seperate walk-in shower. Cozy terry robes are provided for your use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

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Location Type

Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 18 miles

Directions to property:

From Chicago, take Highway 20 into Galena, turn left at Third Street, you have arrived. From Dubuque, take Highway 20 east, cross the Galena River, take a right at Third Street we are on that corner.

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, Night life, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

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On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Per state regulations, outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: We require a 10 day notice of cancellation prior to the day of arrival. If you cancel within 10 days and room is not rebooked, you will be charged for the reservation. If more then 1 room is booked or your stay is during a holiday or event, a 30 day notice is required. All cancellations are subject to a $25.00 service fee.



Joan Hudson and Dave Hawks

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  • Time Served: 9:00
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian ,Gluten free