Belle Aire Mansion Guest House

11410 Route 20 West , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)


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 27 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, VCR's, 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
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Great Baby-moon Weekend

5 on October 20, 2016

We had a great Baby-moon Weekend getaway in Galena at the Belle Aire. Jan and Lorraine were so friendly and welcoming. They were also very accommodating to meet our dietary needs. We would certainly stay there again.

Like going home again

5 on October 15, 2016

We were extremely pleased with our visit at Belle Aire Mansion. From the moment we first walked through the door, it felt like home. Our host were adorable and sweet and very helpful. This has to be my favorite B&B stay so far. I hope to return and have already started recommending it to others.

Wonderful place to stay

4.2 on October 02, 2016

We enjoyed our stay at Belle Aire Mansion. Our room, the Blue Room, was spacious and felt very homey. Breakfasts were delicious and filling. Jan and Lorraine was wonderful hosts and we would definitely stay again.

Feels like home

5 on September 28, 2016

Wonderful B&B with innkeepers who treat you like family! Lorraine and Jan are awesome hosts! The breakfasts were outstanding! Very charming and comfortable B&B. We felt like we were in the comfort of our own home. Will definitely return.

sister's road trip

4.4 on September 11, 2016

We had a great time here. Jan & Lorraine are very gracious hosts and Lorraine is a great cook! Always willing to help us in whatever we needed. One thing that needs to be replaced is the mattresses on the beds. They were not comfortable. If the beds would have been comfortable, the "rooms category" would have gotten a better comment.

Best B&B in Galena

5 on August 24, 2016

My daughter and I just spent the weekend at Belle Aire Mansion with Jan and Lorraine. We had the best weekend ever! The room and private bath were beautiful. Lorraine's breakfast were fresh and delicious. We travel to Galena often and will definately stay here again.

Friendly People

4.2 on August 20, 2016

Jan and Lorraine knocked themselves out to make sure we were comfortable, and yet they didn't seem to break a sweat. They are a charming husband and wife business partnership and very down-to-earth. Our accommodations were very good, the king bed was firm, and the breakfast was hearty and healthy.

A Wonderful Bed and Breakfast

5 on July 20, 2016

My wife and I recently stayed here for our 1st Anniversary and wow were we impressed! From that first moment when we were greeted by name and given a tour of the house to the rooms we had brought for and the meals that were personally brought up to the room every morning, it was simply magical! We enjoyed everything about the room and we look forward to coming back again!

Weekday getaway

4.0 on July 19, 2016

We were looking for a place to stay for a couple of nights while in Galena. This fit our needs. Lorraine and her husband were very gracious hosts and served wonderful breakfasts. They even let me use their freezer for the fresh blueberries we purchased!

Right at home service

4.8 on July 05, 2016

If you want exceptional warm service this is the place to stay. The owners are beautiful people and made us feel right at home. They were willing to do whatever it took to make us comfortable. This is not my first time staying there and the service brought me back. The grounds are beautiful and you feel like you are stepping back in time. GORGEOUS! If you have not stayed there you should...Jan and Lorraine are amazing!

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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

Nightly Rate: $175 - $190

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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

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  • Alcohol Provided

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.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian



Special Package

Honoring Our Veterans

It is a privilege to offer a 10% discount to all of our active duty and retired veterans. We are proud to have you protecting us and our country. Just call Lorraine and say "Semper Fi" or if you book online, just add that to the special requirements section of the form. It would be our honor to serve you!!

Riverboat Cruise Package

HE JUST KEEPS ROLLIN’ ALONG That “Old Man River,” the Mighty Mississippi. Take a cruise back into history on the “Spirit of Dubuque,” an authentic and nostalgic paddle wheeler. We offer wonderful dinner packages in celebration of “America’s River. Each package includes a two-night stay in the room or suite of your choice, an early risers’ coffee buffet, a full, country breakfast each morning, home-made chocolate chip cookies in every guest room and two tickets for the dinner cruise. Mid-week luncheon cruise packages are available. Weekend dinner cruise packages at $340.00 Please see our website for a complete list of prices and more information. Space is limited. Be sure to book early for these fun-filled packages.

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