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
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.6

First time in Galena

5 on July 30, 2017

The Belle Aire Mansion Guest house was very welcoming, with all the little details to make you feel... right at home. The location was about 1.5 miles from downtown Galena, and easy to travel to/from. Making a left hand turn into the driveway is tricky, when on coming traffic is going 20mph beyond the speed limit. The house sits back from the road, and one does not hear the traffic. It is a shame that Galena allowed industrial type buildings to be built up around these beautiful home, as land was sold off around this estate. I felt it took away some of the charm, when looking out the windows. I would stay here again. The friendliness,. Value, and comfort was more important than the view. The comment was more for the city, to preserve the Old Galena charm as much as possible, instead of allowing any type of business go in, where ir ruins the character of the city.

Very Relaxing and Nice

4.6 on July 09, 2017

It was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and the owners of the Belle Aire Mansion made sure it was a enjoyable stay. They were extremely freindly and there were nice things around the house such as cookies and fudge. Coffee was brewed for us in the morning outside our room and I would go have a cup on the veranda before heading down for a delicious homemade breakfast with great company and hosts.

Loved it

4.8 on June 28, 2017

It was our first time ever staying at a Bed and Breakfast and we enjoyed it very much. The owners were the nicest people and made us feel.very welcome and treated us like old freinds. The room was nice, the breakfast was delicious, fresh orange juice and coffee every morning. We already want to go back.

Wonderful First B&B experience

4.0 on May 15, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed Jan and Lorraine, their hospitality, their beautiful B & B and the delicious considerate breakfast!! We will for sure be back!!

Home away from home

5 on May 10, 2017

Jan and Lorraine were the perfect hosts! Very warm and welcoming. Rooms are comfortable, quiet and clean and the home cooked breakfast is very yummy.

Wonderful first bed and breakfast experience

5 on May 04, 2017

Lorraine and Jan where are wonderful hosts! The property was clean &vbeautiful! they were friendly & gracious and served a delicious breakfast with wonderful conversation. We liked that it was a little outside of town, but only a couple of minutes. Very peaceful.

Welcomed into their home like family

4.6 on April 05, 2017

Friendly and knowledgeable inn keepers and delicious breakfasts highlighted by quaint and comfy accommodations!

A GREAT anniversary getaway!

5 on February 27, 2017

Our stay with Jan and Lorraine was wonderful. The breakfasts were beyond delicious. The conversation was appreciated and enjoyable. When we came back after dinner each night it felt like coming home to family. We highly recommend a visit here.

Just like staying at your grandparents house

5 on February 23, 2017

The couple that owns it are really nice people and made you feel welcome, I can see why they've been doing this for 30 years. They also know alot about the activities you can do in the area.

Best Anniversary weekend stay ever!

5 on February 05, 2017

Best experience we have ever had in Galena! Jan and Lorraine we exceptional hosts and their B&B perfect! Cant wait to go to Galena again and stay longer with the Belle Aire Mansion! Thanks again Jan and Lorraine for making our stay an Anniversary to remember!

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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

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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

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Jan & Lorraine Svec

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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


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Hot Deal

A "Suite Deal"

Regular Rate: $175 now $135 (23% Savings:)

Stay with us at Belle Aire for two nights Monday through Thursday and get the special rate of $135/night on either of our whirlpool/fireplace suites. These suites are normally $185 and $165/night. What a "suite" deal. Please contact the inn directly at 1 8157770893 to redeem this deal.

expires Wednesday