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
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

First time at a bed and breakfast

4.8 on November 30, 2017

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and our hosts exceeded our expectations. Jan & Lorraine went out of their way to meet all our needs quickly and graciously. Breakfast each morning was awesome! My husband told me that when we return to Galena, he would definitely like to stay there again in that same room.

Home Away from Home

5 on November 30, 2017

Jan and Lorraine are absolutely outstanding! When we think of the Belle Aire Mansion, only good things come into mind. The food is always delicious, the rooms are always clean and organized, and best of all is the hospitality. When we visit this wonderful Bed and Breakfast, we always feel welcomed and at home. In a sense, this place is like our home away from home, and we will definitely be visiting yearly. Spending a relaxing day in the beautiful town of Galena and enjoying the company of Jan and Lorraine at the Belle Aire Mansion is our new tradition. We will be back soon! Aleksandra and Luis

Warm hospitality dripping with sincerity

5 on November 09, 2017

The couple was so sweet and they are more than happy to have many robust conversations. The property was clean and very comfortable. I loved every second at Belle Aire Mansion.

Wonderful stay in Galena

5 on November 02, 2017

Had a wonderful visit at the Belle Aire Mansion! Jan and Lorraine are wonderful hosts. You can't go wrong by booking with them! Great room, wonderful breakfast, and pleasant conversation. They were willing to give us rides and had the best recommendations for dining. It felt like being home with mom and dad! Highly recommend!

Belle Aire Mansion

4.4 on October 07, 2017

Jan and Lorraine are so very accommodating! They treat you like family! We loved the Garden View Suite with our own private veranda looking out the back. I enjoyed learning the history of the house. It was nice to be out of the bustle of downtown Galena only a couple miles to the peace of a country-feel.

Wonderful B&B!

5 on September 16, 2017

We enjoyed every minute of our stay at the Belle Aire Mansion Guest House. Jan & Lorraine were fabulous hosts - they were inn keepers when we arrived and friends when we left. They paid attention to every detail - including my husband's dietary restrictions - and spoiled us! We will be back and definitely recommend this B&B for a nice, relaxing stay.

Delightful stay

5 on September 10, 2017

This was a very pleasant and friendly place to stay just outside the limits of Galena. The breakfast was delicious.

Lovely stay with the friendliest owners!

4.4 on September 10, 2017

Jan and Lorraine were the most lovely, welcoming hosts. We had a great time!

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.

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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