Alice's Snyder House Bed and Breakfast

1000 Third Street , Galena, IL 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 room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

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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

Feel right at home!

5 on September 18, 2017

We are first greeted by day with a warm smile by Dave, great conversation and a tour of the home. We stayed in the family room love the brightness connected bathroom slept comfortable. Did have to wear air plugs because I'm such a light sleeper her. Gave us suggestions on where to sightsee and Galena. The next morning for breakfast was excellent. I had sent a request stating I was good and free and she accommodated my breakfast 100%. It was amazing pancakes with strawberry compos with whip cream, a French toast Roll with cream cheese in the middle and some sugar on the outside, egg bake, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, and mango peach juice. Also told us about the horseshoe Mound that gives you a panoramic view of Wisconsin Illinois and Iowa. Absolutely worth the drive it was beautiful would highly recommend this B&B.

Great Stay in Galena

4.8 on September 13, 2017

Had a great visit with the innkeepers, breakfast with amazing,the location was perfect

Informative and delicious!!

5 on September 06, 2017

The breakfast Joan fixed for us was truly a feast and I was delighted she prepared mine with a meat substitute so I could enjoy the 'same' breakfast as the others - a 3 part meal including dessert! Fresh cookies on arrival, 'help yourself' beverages, and a fridge to store our own ice packs/food from previous nights camping-a relief. The decor was perfect, the eco-friendly toiletries (in dispensers to avoid plastic consumption) was most appreciated, and we were delighted to learn some history of the home and area. Highly recommend.

Weekend Stay

5 on August 10, 2017

Alice's B&B was such a pleasant surprise. Joan and Dave were wonderful hosts. I stayed in Fannie May which was such a bright and cheery room. Breakfast was outstanding as well. I would highly recommend anyone wanting a pleasant stay to stay at Alice's.

galena stay

5 on August 07, 2017

It was a reallly nice house. The owners of the house were very nice. They gsve great insights on thigns to do that were not in the tourist guides. Very nice breakfast and great company

Delightful stay.

4.6 on August 06, 2017

Staff was very welcoming and friendly. The room was comfortable and had attractive furnishings. The breakfast was delicious and filling. We would have liked to have spent a second evening but there was no availability. I can see why.

July 18th Get away

4.8 on August 06, 2017

Wonderful place. Just like being at home. Very welcoming and friendly. Joan and Dave made you feel like you were family. Enjoyed the talks on the porch with Dave. Learning the history of the house during breakfast was great! Recommend a visit to all. Great place to visit if you want to relax and take in the sites! Roy and Cindy

Great stay at Alice's B&B

5 on August 05, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Alice Snyders Bed and Breakfast. Our room was very clean and extremely quiet. The owners were helpful and friendly. Our breakfast was so very good and the conversation was warm and friendly. This was my grandsons first B&B experience. He said he would remember the experience forever. I'd say that was a big compliment! Nancy, Lisa, and Noah

Nice visit

5 on July 31, 2017

Was a very nice B&B, good food and friendly folk :)

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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

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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

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  • 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.
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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

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