Annie Wiggins Guest House

1004 Park Avenue , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)


Welcome to the Annie Wiggins Guest House. A beautiful Anntebellum home built in 1846. Enjoy your evening overlooking the Galena River and the historic downtown. This elegant mansion features marble fireplaces, extensive library, and fine antique furnishings that give you a comfortable, romantic place to relax. Each guest room is unique and carefully furnished with a pillowtop Queen sized bed, 6 feather pillows, and 310 thread count Egyption cotton sheets. A wonderful homecooked breakfast awaits you in the elegant dining room or on the screened "Lemonade Porch".



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.4
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 26, 2017

We enjoyed our two day stay at Annie Wiggins Guest House. Wendy (Owner) was a great hostess beginning to end. Our room was very comfortable and we appreciated the warm, beautiful Victorian decor' of this Quest House. The Stuffed French Toast made for a memorable breakfast. We enjoyed the porches and its surroundings. We highly recommend this charming Bed and Breakfast.

Casual Romance

5 on February 28, 2015

We spent last weekend at the Annie Wiggins Guest House. I have stayed in many B&B's and I never enjoyed one as much as this one. It is a gem! Our Hostess, Miss Annie, was so friendly and welcoming. She didn't hover over us all evening, but let us just enjoy the beautiful house. In the morning she sat with us over breakfast (which was delicious!) and we laughed and laughed. Such stories she shares. She had the best ideas for our day too. Our room, Lizbet's was the perfect blend of romance and casual. I loved the big bathtub! We will come back again and again. Sharon

Motorcycle Trip

3.8 on July 25, 2012

We don't stay in many B & B's but were pleased with our stay at Annie Wiggins. Wendy was so welcoming and friendly and a wealth of knowledge. She also was willing to share her interest and participation in Civil War Re-enactments. We had a wonderful time and the house was so beautiful. We are already planning a trip back to Galena.

The Worst !

4.0 on September 18, 2011

This was absolutely the worst experience I have ever had in my life. When my fiancee and I arived to Annie Wiggins we were greeted by the innkeepers. Only to learn that the Annabella room that we selected was infested with bugs, starting with a bug on the bed, then one on the toilet. Later that evening a bug was found in the jacuzzi. We did everything we could to make this a great stay. The next morning during breakfast, another bug was in the jacuzzi. Then as we anxiously trotted to breakfast, we were served pork sausage, and crepes. My fiancee does not have any allegies to food but I do, and the inn keeper stated " You should have told me". Later, after breakfast I asked to speak to her privately and learned that she was not the owner. When the owner arrived, I expressed my concerns regarding the bugs, and not having a choice for breakfast she replied " You do have a choice not to eat, and that I wa being completely unreasonable abou the bug situation. She requested that we check out that day and she would refund the money for day 2. I don't recommend this location because of the bugs and the lack of interpersonal skills.

A fantastic relaxing, beautiful, and exciting B & B!

5 on October 23, 2010

We arrived without a reservation and were sincerely welcomed by the innkeeper for a three night stay. The innkeeper was very knowledgable about the house, events in the area, and restaurant recommendations. The house, porches, and our room were beautifully maintained and decorated with period and autumn accessories. Morning breakfast, afternoon brandy, and freshly baked cookies in the evening were extraordinarilly delicous! We are already planning our return visit and are recommending the place to our friends.

Annie Wiggins

5 on October 28, 2008

Incredible gracious and wonderful rooms/house. always excited to be going here!

Relaxing and Beautiful

4.6 on August 25, 2008

Our 21st wedding anniversary was just perfect thanks to Wendy (owner). We felt so at home in the beautiful old house. Breakfast was absolutely worth getting up for. Our room was even better in person than the great pictures online.


4.0 on February 01, 2008

My husband and I stood at this beautifully kept B&B for our honeymooon back in June 2007. It was a wonderful experience! Wendy, the innkeeper, was so helpful and friendly. We stayed in a room toward the back of the house and had a private entrance with our own sitting area outside. The linens and little trinkets finish this room off. And the breakfast..... to die for! Wendy really goes all out for her guests. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and so did my husband. We will definitely be going back!

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Rooms & Rates

Annabella's Room*

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sara's Room*

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Nellie's Room*

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Lizbet's Room*

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

India's Room*

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Hattie's Room*

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Jenny's Room*

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Check Dates


Location Type

Historic Galena


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Take Highway 20 to Galena Illinois turn south at the Galena River on to south Park Avenue. The Annie Wiggins Guest House and sign are visible at the turn.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Galena Winery, Belvedere Mansion next door, Ryan Mansion Tours, 11373 Hwy 20 W, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, CD player, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Viewing Historic Architecture, Choosing from 50+ restaurants, Civil War reenactments, Historic role playing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4 to 7 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • 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, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card or other payment method for a guarantee reservation.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation 10 days prior to day of reservation.



Wendy & Bill Heiken

Languages spoken


Check Dates




  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: or choice of a screened porch, Breakfast/dining area