Belle Aire Mansion Guest House

11410 Route 20 West , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)
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Surrounded by nine peaceful acres, Belle Aire Mansion, is a tranquil home away from home. Built in the mid- 1800's,this Southern style mansion is one of the oldest in the Galena area. Once an old farm house, Belle Aire has been a bed and breakfast inn for 30 years. Your innkeepers, Jan and Lorraine Svec, have been welcoming guests for all of those years. Their guests comfort is their biggest concern and they offer experienced personal service, providing rooms with romance and relaxation in mind. Cuddle up in a suite with a warm fireplace opposite a soothing double whirlpool, or choose an antique-filled room just to your liking. Each guest room has a private bath, satellite TV, and a jar filled with home-made chocolate chip cookies. Enjoy the magnificent view from one of the verandas or walk the grounds of beautiful trees and flowers. Stroll down a tamarack-lined lane, or just sit on the porch and take in the quietness. Your hosts hope your stay in Galena will be a memorable one and bid you..."Welcome Home....To our home."



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

great stay

4.8 on August 15, 2018

We stayed in the Bungalow was quiet, and clean

Great B&B House!

5 on July 28, 2018

Excellent hostesses Jan and Lorraine, very friendly and attentive to their guests.

Hope to return!

4.8 on July 25, 2018

We have never experienced such wonderful hospitality! Lorraine and Jan go above and beyond to make sure guests have everything they need to feel comfortable. The breakfasts were oh, so good and any specific dietary needs are accommodated. And the setting! The Galena area is stunning! If we get the opportunity to return to the area, we will certainly stay at the Belle Aire!

Wonderful people!

5 on July 19, 2018

Lorraine and Jan are wonderful people who made my stay memorable. They provided delicious food, a clean, comfortable bed and bath, and interesting conversation. I loved visiting Galena and would definitely go again (driving all the way from Cape Cod) and stay at the Belle Aire again. Highly recommended!

Best B&B in Galena

5 on July 11, 2018

We’ve been staying with Jan and Lorraine for over a decade. Not only is Belle Aire a great place, they fix the most amazing breakfast in Galena! One stay with them and you are family. Don’t miss this gem!

Belle Aire what a Gem

4.4 on July 10, 2018

I luckily got a room at Belle Aire after everything was sold out in Galena. WOW is all I can say. I was beyond impressed with Jan & Lorraine and their warm, personal touches in everything from the rooms, food to the conversation. What a wonderful couple. I would recommend Belle Aire to anyone.

Feels like home

5 on July 05, 2018

My husband and I wanted to get away to celebrate our anniversary. Galena is about 2 hours from us and since neither of us have been we decided to head up. We stayed at the Belle Aire Guest House. From the moment we walked in Lorraine and Jan made us feel like we were home. We stayed in Ruthies rooms and enjoyed being able to control the temperature of our room. Breakfast was a great time to socially and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation. If you are a history buff like we are, this place is rthe ribbon on Galenas Pre Civil War experience.

What a great getaway

4.6 on July 03, 2018

Lorraine and Jan were the best hosts for our sisters get away. The bungalow was a great retreat and that was inviting and relaxing. Lorraine and Jan are like coming home again and greet you with huge smiles and open arms. Their home is gorgeous and so inviting.thank you again for a great getaway.


5 on June 29, 2018

Nice, helpful friendly hosts. I would certainly go back.

Can't wait to go back!

4.8 on January 17, 2018

Everything was perfect, the hosts were so friendly and accommodating, it felt like staying at a family members house. The bungalow is cozy and quiet. Can't wait to return for another stay!

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Rooms & Rates


Lovingly decorated in blue and white, this spacious room has a king brass bed for your comfort. A daybed, antique tea table and fireplace, complete this warm, cozy room. Private bath with crystal chandelier. All rates based on double occupancy. For additional adult, $15.00 extra charge. To be charged at time of check in.

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

Nightly Rate: $115 - $130

Canopy Suite

Decorated in pink and white, the Canopy Suite is perfect for anyone celebrating a special occasion. A sofa graces the sitting room. A queen size canopy bed, fireplace and double bedside whirlpool add to its special appeal. Top it off with an antique trunk and private bath. So Romantic! Rates based on double occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $155 - $170

Ruthie's Room

A lovely room decorated in rose and cream, Ruthie's Room is filled with antiques. A queen size brass bed, mahogany dressers, ice cream table and chairs and an old-fashioned parlor stove, make this room warm and relaxing. And for a special surprise, in the private bath you will find an antique clawfoot tub (with shower) and plenty of bubble bath.

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

Nightly Rate: $95 - $105

Victorian Room

Sleep in a bed that is over 150 years old. In this room it is easy to transport yourself back to the 1880's. the queen size walnut bed has a high carved headboard. Place your clothes in an antique marble top dresser. A comfy chair, old fashioned parlor stove, and private bath with shower finish off this room with style.

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

Nightly Rate: $90 - $100

Garden Vue Suite

The ambiance and comfortable friendliness of a B&B with the luxuries you are looking for. Watch the beauty of a sunset from your own veranda or cuddle in front of a warm fireplace. Romance is at its best in this deluxe suite. A bedside double whirlpool and queen size bed add to the appeal. You can request breakfast in your room, as there is a small dining area,coffee maker and mini-refrigerator (stocked with sodas) Private bath with double shower.

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

$175 - $190

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Historic Architecture, indoor water park, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Piano, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , cookies in every room, early risers coffee buffet, double whirlpool in suites only

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Minature Golf, indoor water park, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Swimming

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Jan & Lorraine Svec

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

In 1987, two Chicago-area sisters, Lyn and Lorraine, and their husbands Mike and Jan, realized a dream. Together they purchased the beautiful Belle Aire Mansion Guest House just minutes from Main Street in Galena, IL. With their families, they moved to Galena and began doing what they really wanted to do: provide gracious and comfortable lodging for guests traveling to Galena for a relaxing getaway.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8-10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Honeymoon Suite: In Room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian