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.
4.4 on April 09, 2018
We love to stay at B&B's when we travel and chose Alice Snyder's Guest House. It was lovely! The owners were friendly and full of information about the area. And the breakfast was phenomenal! Definitely recommend staying here!!
4.8 on April 08, 2018
This is a great example of why we love Bed and Breakfast. Joan met us at the front door and her husband was there complete with cowboy hat. He kept us company as we ate the lunch we brought in their beautiful dinning room on China they provided. Joan has a real eye for antiques decor and how to bring it all together. We happened to be the only guests so they both joined us for breakfast for enjoyable conversation, they gave a full tour of the house. We have to say every room was as beautiful and put together as ours was.
4.6 on April 04, 2018
Alice's definitely lived up to expectations! Our room was clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated, with lots of welcoming touches like chocolates, homemade cookies, a refrigerator stocked with bottles of water, cozy bathrobes and free Wi-Fi access. The hosts were friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was fabulous! I would definitely return to Alice's and would recommend others to stay here here as well!
4.4 on March 24, 2018
Our March stay was great. We arrived to Dave's friendly greeting and quickly get settled into our comfortable room. Delicious hot breakfast's were freshly served each morning. It is conveniently located to the many sites in Galena. We walked to everything and never had to use our car in two days. It is located right next to Highway 20 and some of the road traffic might bother a light sleeper. But we would still recommend Alice's Snyder House as a good place for a get away.
5 on March 21, 2018
The B&B was beautiful, conveniently located, and the hospitality was top notch. Joan & Dave’s first priority was our comfort. We just loved them! The breakfasts were delicious and rooms clean. We enjoyed the decor and comfort of the B&B. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We would definitely return, in fact, likely will this fall.
4.6 on January 16, 2018
Nice bedroom, dining room, and parlor. Owner is very friendly and informative regarding history of the house and Galena in general. The breakfast was fantastic!
5 on January 04, 2018
We stayed in the Alice's Snyder House Bed and Breakfast for a night short after Christmas. It was atmosphere of Alice's Snyder House which made our winter trip to Galena very special. If you like history and "travels in time" then the Alice's Snyder House is a great choice . Staff was very friendly, very hospitable and provided a great portion of information about the history of the city and house. In the scale of one to five, it was definitely 5 for this trip. We will be back again !
5 on January 02, 2018
We stayed in the Alice's Snyder House Bed and Breakfast for a night short after Christmas. It was atmosphere of Alice's Snyder House which made our winter trip to Galena very special. If you like history and "travels in time" then the Alice's Snyder House is a great choice . Staff was very friendly, very hospitable and provided a great portion of information about the history of the city and house. In the scale of one to ten, it was definitely 10 for this trip. We will be back again !
4.0 on December 18, 2017
We recently spent one night at Alice's Snyder B & B. We don't usually stay at B & B's but thought it would be fun to try one. As we drove up we noticed right away that the property is very welcoming and well cared for! The house was decorated beautifully for the holidays and Joan, the inn owner, greeted us as we came inside. Joan showed us around and there were cookies, chocolates, water, coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the parlor. Our room was very clean and even though the room we choose was one of the smaller rooms, it had an area outside the bedroom where we could put our bags. The bed was quite comfortable and we both slept well. Joan fixed a fantastic, huge breakfast for us which was delicious! We sat around the table and Joan answered a lot of questions and we talked about the history of the house, which was quite interesting. We will definitely stay here again and willrecommend this B & B to our friends.
4.6 on November 08, 2017
Alice's is on the east side of the river, allowing for a beautiful walk to Grant's home and also to the walk bridge (in Grant's park) to take you across to downtown Galena. Such a pretty view from the east side! Joan was gracious, hospitable and kind! The breakfast was outstanding! Truly a gourmet experience. Well done, Joan! And, thanks for sharing ALEXA with us while we drank our coffee! Cheers! John & Alena
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.
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
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.
Countryside, Downtown, Small town, Wine country
Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 18 miles
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.
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
Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Parking
Air conditioning, Ceiling fans, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian ,Gluten free