Cloran Mansion Inn (B&B) Reviews


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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

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just splendid

5 on August 05, 2017

This is our first bed and breaksfast experience. We absolutely loved it. The innkeepers are so personable and helpful. The daily included breaksfast is awesome; thanks Carmine for the tip of adding cinnamon to the brewing coffee, lol. We enjoyed relaxing in the gazebo, or by the firepit nightly. We enjoyed the included amenities and the giant jacuzzi tub. The ride up was very scenic. Can't wait to return next summer. Anthony and Michelle Kennedy

First B & B for 7 yr anniversary

5 on March 08, 2015

This was the first time my husband and I have ever stayed at a B & B, we came up here for a very long over due honeymoon and it was absolutely PERFECT! Carmine and Chery Are AMAZING! The rooms are very spacious and comfortable, the food is AMAZING and the house is GORGEOUS! If anyone is looking for a romantic, fun, relaxing weekend away I would HIGHLY suggest this B&B. Not only will you enjoy the stay but you will leave relaxed and very well taken care for! We are so happy with our experience that we have already booked a room for our next honeymoon!

Wonderful wedding weekend

5 on December 30, 2014

We recently were married at the Cloran mansion. What a wonderful weekend and experience. Carmine and Cheryl were wonderful. The whole experience has been raved about by both our families. Anyone looking for beautiful and easy wedding experience please do not pass this awesome bed and breakfast up.

renewal ceremony with family

5 on July 23, 2014

We just celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary with our parents and adult children. Everything was awesome. The house and cottage were beautifully decorated. The grounds were impeccable. The food was amazing! And Carmine & Cheryl were incredible hosts! They accomodated all of our wants and needs. The firepit was great entertainment for us each night. The gazebo and pond were very relaxing. Everyone enjoyed the whirlpools in their rooms. We were only there for the weekend but I felt more relaxed and stress-free than I have on a weeklong vacation. We will cherish these memories and look forward to staying with them again.

Fabulous place to be pampered and to relax.

5 on March 16, 2014

Cheryl and Carmine are extraordinary hosts that go the extra mile to make you feel special and appreciated. The attention to details is boundless from the decor to the amenities. No corners are cut. I fact, breakfast is delicious and very generous; cookies upon arrival with complimentary water, pop, coffee and popcorn. Our room was spacious and the bed amazingly comfortable. We enjoyed our private whirlpool and fireplace. The weather didn't allow us to enjoy the outdoor gardens, gazebo and walkways so we will be sure to come back to experience them this summer. We highly recommend Claron Mansion and these very special hosts.

First B&B Experience and it was wonderful!

5 on July 02, 2013

This was our first B&B experience and it was fantastic. Carmine and Cheryl made sure our stay was top notch. From the divine breakfasts that we enjoyed to having reservations ready on Saturday night to the wonderful dining establishments in Galena, they made our stay unforgettable. I would highly recommend the Cloran Mansion for your next getaway. The mansion is beautiful and the rooms are immaculate. Seriously consider the Cloran Mansion for your next Bed and Breakfast excursion. R&L Iowa Falls,Iowa

Wonderful First Time Experience!

5 on May 30, 2013

This was a first time bed and breakfast experience for us and we couldn't have been happier! Our hosts were very welcoming and gracious from the minute we walked in the door! Everything was decorated beautifully, accommodating with all the comforts of home. The food was out of this world and the little extras like homemade coffee cake were quite nice! We will definitely be back to stay at the Cloran Mansion!

Service is Outstanding

4.4 on May 07, 2013

We stayed here in December 2012 and it was very nice we did stay in the room on first floor was very large but could hear the comings and goings of everyone. Will stay here again but on the 2nd floor:) Food was amazing!!!!!!! We were only a couple of minutes from downtown which worked out great.

We really enjoyed our stay at Cloran Mansion

5 on February 28, 2013

We were looking for someplace cozy and relaxing, and we found it in Cloran Mansion. We stayed in John's room with the thermostatically controlled fireplace and jacuzzi for two. We didn't watch much television, but a flatscreen with satellite was available in the room. Breakfast was wonderful, and our hosts were very gracious and genuine. We will be staying here again soon!!

There condo!!!

4.8 on February 19, 2013

We stayed in there condo and it was amazing!! Then got to go to there bed and breakfast for a formal dinning table with beauitfull dishes and glasses and then served some of the best food we will definitely be back!

Great end of January visit!

5 on February 03, 2013

Beautiful home and very gracious hosts. Very warm atmosphere and the breakfasts were second to none. Thanks for a great visit, we'll be back sometime.

Best Bed & Breakfast

5 on January 26, 2013

The Cloran Mansion by far is the best Bed & Breakfast we stayed at. From the location, atmosphere of the rooms, the fantastic breakfast and all else they have to offer. Carmine and Cheryl go so far out of their way to make your stay there just so cozy and not wanting to leave. They are just so sweet in every thing they do and very helpful in all ways. Thank you for very relaxing time, We will be back SOON. John & Joanne

The most romantice weekend ever

4.6 on January 23, 2013

Cheryl and Carmine went above and beyond in every aspect to make our second stay there the most romantic every.

Wonderful experience!

5 on January 11, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Cloran Mansion a couple of weekends ago and had a marvelous time. Upon arrival, Carmine and Cheryl immediately upgraded us at no extra charge to a larger room with a fireplace and whirlpool! The rooms are all very unique and each have a cozy feel! Carmine and Cheryl were beyond helpful without being intrusive. The breakfast was enormous and extremely delicious!! We were both very pleased with our stay and plan to visit Galena and the Cloran Mansion again soon!


5 on January 10, 2013

My wife and I were beyond impressed with every aspect of our stay definitely plan on staying again!

Charm & Eloquence

5 on December 30, 2012

This is the over all complete experience...from top notch service to all imaginable amenities! The list of "pampering" available is as long or short as your desires...custom fit to ALL your needs!! The charm of the innkeepers you will never & warmth, heart & soul put into making your experience a great memory!! C. Podraza

Wonderfully romantic getaway!

5 on November 30, 2012

My husband had a conference in Dubuque and surprised me with a stay at the Cloran Mansion. This was our first bed and breakfast, so we weren't quite sure what to expect...needless to say, we loved it! The Cloran Mansion is beautiful, the room was cozy with a fireplace and our own whirlpool. Carmine and Cheryl make you feel comfortable and right at home from the moment you step inside. We took advantage of their collection of movies, decided where to go to dinner based on all the restaurant menus they have on hand and took advantage of fire pit outside by roasting marshmallows after dinner. We got a restful night sleep in the comfy bed and high quality sheets. Breakfast in the morning was delicious. Overall, we had a fabulous experience and can't wait to do it again!

Simply wonderful place with some of the kindest people you will ever meet!

5 on November 29, 2012

My wife and I stayed in Antonio's cottage for 3-4 days. We were able to bring our two girls along for the trip as well (small dogs). The cottage is unbelievable cozy and perfect for the weekend get away. Our dogs loved the heated floors and we were only a short drive or walk from down town Galena. The breakfast (which is made by the owners every morning) is to die for. We could never eat lunch at noon because we were still so full from breakfast! The owners are wonderful people who make you feel right at home. There is plenty to do in the area but we also just relaxed a few nights by the fire or the jacuzzi and watched one of the hundreds of dvd's they have available (for free). If you are debating if you should go, I hope this sways you in the right direction. You will not be disappointed, I know we weren't. We will be back soon! Thanks again for the wonderful time! Sincerely, Garrick and Nikki (and Zoey and Fancy)

20 Year Vow Renewal

5 on November 26, 2012

Four years ago, my husband surprised me and took me to the Cloran Mansion for our first experience at a B & B. It was more than we could ever imagine. He said he wanted to come back with our children on our 20th Anniversary to renew our wedding vows! We went back several times in between, but this time we took our 4 children. I was a little worried, being that most people go here to get "away" from their kids. I was wrong! Carmine and Cheryl couldn't have made us feel more welcomed if we were related. It was an amazing experience for my whole family. All the guests too, made it a wonderful experience! Everything was perfect, from the ceremony, to the wonderful delicious breakfast, the yummy cookies, the beautiful pictures, and special framed certificate they provided for us. Our kids stayed in the cottage and we stayed in "Ann's room". We can't wait to return again and again for many years to come. We feel so spoiled there and welcomed that we have never gone to any other B & B. It's like being at home without any cooking, cleaning, or any housework what so ever!!

Much gratitude for our outstanding stay at the Cloran!

5 on November 22, 2012

Thank you so much for honoring my husband on Veteran's Day! I cannot think of a better act of kindness towards our military. The Cloran was such an amazing experience. The facility was quaint, clean, and beautifully decorated. The hospitality was gracious and welcoming like your own home environment. The food was delicious and we are looking forward to our next stay there. Edward and Noelle

First B & B

5 on November 11, 2012

Cheryl and Carmine made us feel like home. This was our first B & B so neither of us knew what to expect. The room was perfect and romantic with two fireplaces, a large king size bed and a whirlpool upstairs in our own private bath. The breakfast in the mornings were perfect. Anything you wanted they had already thought of it. Any B & B after our time at the Clorian will probably not live up to these standards.

Best breakfast ever!

5 on November 03, 2012

Stayed at the condo. Gloomy outside, beautiful inside. Breakfast at the mansion was wonderful. Hosts were welcoming and created a peaceful, open atmosphere.

Everything I wanted in a Galena B&B

4.6 on October 24, 2012

My husband, 11-month old daughter and I had a wonderful 3-night stay in Sara's Suite. The mansion is historic and beautiful, the grounds were lovely, and everything was so nicely decorated in celebration of my favorite season of autumn. We had an amazing breakfast every morning that always included eggs to order, a breakfast meat like sausage or ham, toast or English muffins with jam and apple butter, fresh fruit, juice, coffee, and a carb-rich treat like pumpkin pancakes or French toast. Carmine & Cheryl were very warm and welcoming, without being smothering in any way. They have thought of everything when it comes to their guests' comfort, including free water, soda, snacks, books, games, wi-fi, Dish TV, and hundreds of DVDs. They were very welcoming to my baby and had a high chair and pack n' play ready for us to use. My parents came as well and stayed in Antonio's Cottage. We all had a great time and would highly recommend this B&B.

Excellent B&B!!

5 on October 24, 2012

This was our 5th visit to the Cloran Mansion in a 5 year period and we enjoyed it just as much as we did the previous 4 times. The hosts, Carmine and Cheryl are friendly and helpful, the room is clean and comfortable, and the breakfast is the best we have had at any of the many B&B's we have tried in the Galena area. We highly recommend the Cloran Mansion to anyone wishing to experience the best.

One of the best B & Bs in America

5 on October 19, 2012

Cloran Mansion is truly a delight to experience. Wonderful owners, very attentive and very helpful. Food....tremendous! Charming place with great furniture and nicely decorated...for various seasons. Staying at Cloran Mansion should be on the "bucket list"!


5 on October 15, 2012

Not only does the Claron Mansion have great rooms, cozy, clean, and warmly decorated, the friendliness and great service provided by the Innkeepers Cheryl and Carmine made our stay a truly great experience. They are great cooks too!

Anniversary Getaway

3.4 on October 09, 2012

Our journey from Milwaukee, WI was certainly worth the trip. The Cloran Mansion is very well situated in relation to downtown Galena. Our room was very comfortable, complete with a fireplace, private bath (with whirlpool tub) and tv/dvd. Our hosts had very good suggestions to lend regarding dining and aniquing. The breakfast was wonderful - a true treat.


5 on October 02, 2012

This B & B was so much more than we expected. Lovely grounds, beautiful and immaculate interior, but the best was the warm welcome by Carmine and Cheryl. The whole experience, from the delicious cake waiting for us in the lobby when we arrived to the wonderfully prepared and delicious breakfast each morning will certainly bring us back to visit We certainly will recommend "Cloran Mansion Inn" to all our friends. Thanks again Carmine and Cheryl!

Best B&B stay ever!

4.8 on September 25, 2012

We spent a romantic weekend at Cloran Mansion. It is spotless clean and very cozy. Carmine & Cheryl were the best hosts we've experienced and their breakfast is truly the best - and we've stayed at several B&Bs for comparison. A top-notch romantic retreat.

Lovely weekend getaway

4.6 on September 17, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Cloran Mansion for an overnight weekend getaway. When our original plans changed, Cheryl and Carmine were very accommodating about letting us modify our reservations, including changing our massage appointments for us. The room was very comfortable. And Carmine fixes a fabulous breakfast! We enjoyed our short trip to Galena and hope we can come back to visit the Cloran Mansion again!

Our 32nd Wedding Anniversary

5 on August 14, 2012

I would recommend the Cloran Mansion to all my friends and family. The place was wonderful and the food was fantastic. Was made to feel right at home by Cheryl and Carmine. Everything was Top Notch... Will definitely be back...They made our 32nd Wedding Anniversary something very special...

Wonderful B&B

5 on August 06, 2012

This is a wonderful B&B. Great food, very clean and the inn keepers are wonderful. A personalized anniversary card and cookies awaited us, a very nice surprise. Well worth the money, the hospitality and little touches throughout were top notch. My favorite thing to do was come home at night and see the dining room table decorated for breakfast in the am!! We plan on returning again!!

We will be returning again

4.6 on August 02, 2012

We have visited 2 years now for our anniversary weekend. First in the cottage and then in the house. The breakfast is phenomonal and the owners hold standing reservations at the most popular restaurants in town to accomodate their guests. Coming back from being in town all day Saturday to homemade chocolate chip cookies was a nice addition. We will be back for sure.

Great Service & Excellent Food!

4.6 on July 31, 2012

Carmen and Cheryl are a great couple and do a phenomenal job of making you truly feel at home. The rooms are extremely clean, the food is absolutely outstanding and Carmen and Cheryl are great hosts and very accommodating. We will be back!

First time

5 on July 28, 2012

Perfect anniversary trip after a very busy summer. Our first B&B experience, and what an experience it was! We will definitely be back. Great breakfasts with very interesting company.

Cloran Mansion - Condo at Longhollow Point

4.8 on July 25, 2012

Girls weekend, we stayed at the Condo at Longhollow Point. We enjoyed the space, and didn't have to worry about being too loud. The breakfast at the Mansion was included and was FANTASTIC! Next time, we would use the cottage, to be on the Mansion grounds and use the gazebo and fire pit. (just a note, we could still have used the gazebo and fire pit, but didn't want to have to travel back to our room after)

Cloran Mansion Inn - Birthday & Get Away Weekend

5 on July 23, 2012

Carmine and Cheryl were wonderful hosts, and their B& B is absolutely one of the nicest we've ever visited. Family friendly and attuned to everyone's needs! Made my wife's 61st birthday very, very special...

Romantic anniversary getaway

5 on July 23, 2012

This was our first stay at a B&B and I must say we were impressed, will not hesitate to go again. From the breakfasts in the morning to the attention to detail throughout to the inviting grounds it is a very enjoyable place to stay. All the rooms are beautifully decorated and so relaxing and romantic. The Anniversary dinner was absolutely delicious. Carmine and Cheryl are great hosts. We will be staying again.

First Time at a B&B

5 on July 19, 2012

My wife and I just had a destination wedding and with all the chaos felt we needed a mimi getaway when we got back home to Chicago. I chose to do somehing we had never tried before and we booked a stay at the Cloran Mansion for a two night stay. I was a little apprehensive when we arrived but as soon as Carmine greeted us at the door, he made sure we felt right at home. Our room was comfortable and the mansion was beautiful inside and out. Carmine and Cheryl cooked us a wonderful breakfast both mornings!!! Its close to town and if you need something to do and can't figure it out, just ask Carmine, he won't steer you wrong. We can't wait to go back and stay again at the Cloran Mansion.

Great place to stay

4.0 on July 08, 2012

Nice place off of the main tourist sections. The hosts are very accommodating and the breakfast was very good. I loved the rooms and they have a DVD player in every room and hundreds of movies to choose from. It is only a 5 minute drive to the main drag in Galena.

A Lovely Wedding at the Cloran Manion

5 on July 05, 2012

We just had our wedding at the Cloran Mansion and it was so beautiful and everything that we had dreamed of. They have a special package where you can invite 10 guests and have the wedding on the gorgeous grounds with the reception in the dining room. If you want a simple, affordable, stress-free, intimate and absolutely charming wedding where everything (including the officiant, cake, photos, dinner, champagne, bouquet) is just taken care of, then I really recommend the Cloran Mansion. All I had to do was show up and everything went smoothly. The dinner was delicious, as was the breakfast every morning. My husband and I and our mothers all stayed there and loved our rooms. Cheryl and Carmine went above and beyond in meeting our needs for the weekend! Enjoy!

A Wonderful Experience

5 on May 28, 2012

We have found this B & B to be #1 as far as we are concerned. Cheryl and Carmen are the most wonderful hostess and host and the breakfast is to die for. We have stayed there 5 ot 6 times and every time we are heading that way we talked about how we cannot wait to have their breakfast. All the rooms are wonderfully decorated and comfortable but our favorite is Ann's Room. We are never disappointed and when we leave we are always talking about when will be the next time we can get away to have a relaxing and enjoyable weekend getaway back at the Cloran Mansion. Trust me - you will not be disappointed!!

Can't wait to return!

5 on May 07, 2012

First time for Galena and first time for staying at a bed and breakfast. The Cloran Mansion was charming and well kept. Cheryl and Carmine were wonderful hosts and made sure our stay was its best. We stayed in John's room and it was just right for us. We celebrated my birthday and they had surprised us with a birthday cake and card when we got back to the room. Cake was really good too! Breakfast was served on different china each of the two days we stayed and was really yummy and lots of food. While in beautiful downtown Galena we hit up the shops, winery in the area and restaurants and enjoyed every bit, everyone was very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend the Cloran and Galena for a getaway to all and am hoping we can make it back again in the near future.

Wonderful Getaway for our BabyMoon at Cloran Mansion

5 on April 30, 2012

My husband and I had a fantastic time staying at the Cloran Mansion for our BabyMoon. Antonio's Cottage was very warm and inviting and a perfect private romantic getaway. The owners, Carmine and Cheryl, fed us a fantastic breakfast both mornings of our stay and were the perfect hosts. We really fell in love with the Cloran Mansion and will certainly be going back.

Will be back!

4.8 on April 30, 2012

The Cloran Mansion was a beautiful, warm and inviting place to be. When I go back to Galena I will absolutely stay there again. The rooms are comfortable and the breakfast is outstanding. Cheryl and Carmine (owners) are so nice and hospitable. You cannot go wrong staying here.

Intimate wedding weekend

5 on April 15, 2012

My fiancé and I were looking for an intimate wedding setting and found the Cloran Mansion online. We went for a visit and knew right away this was our place. We set the wedding date and contacted Cheryl and Carmine with the details (colors, number of guests, etc). Cheryl and Carmine took care of all of the ordering and details and made the planning and day stress free. Being that the wedding was in April, the weather was iffy - but they were prepared for anything that was coming our way. Thankfully the weather that day was beautiful - like everything else. We stayed in the cottage and it was very cozy, it had everything we needed. Loved the hot tub and the fire place. We chose a movie from the vast dvd library and enjoyed our evening in. Thank you so very much for the wonderful stay Cheryl and Carmine, we can't wait to come back to visit you. #93

Refreshing stay at Cloran Mansion in Galena

5 on April 11, 2012

We visited Galena for the first time, and stayed in the Tower Suite in Cloran Mansion. The room was attractive, and the whirlpool in the cupola was unique. We enjoyed a hearty and delicious breakfast each morning. If there is any drawback at all, it would be that there is no common room in which to socialize with other guests. We walked to Main Street for relaxation and exercise, but there is plenty of parking downtown for people who would prefer to drive. We also took the footbridge across the Galena River to connect to the hiking trail at the community park on the other bank. Galena has many good restaurants that emphasize local food. One day we made an excursion to Dubuque, only fifteen minutes away and with interesting links to the Mississippi River.

Excellent Home Away from Home in Antonio's Cottage

4.8 on December 27, 2011

We were seeking a relaxing week away before the family holiday, and Antonio's Cottage at Cloran Mansion far exceeded expectation. Spotless, comfortable, well-equipped with great amenities like a new flat-screen TV, a 600 movie DVD library, 2-person whirlpool tub, heated floors, 3-way gas fireplace and a small kitchen - we never wanted to leave! Cheryl & Carmine are gracious, welcoming hosts and really know what they are doing. We had a fantastic time there with our little dog and cant' wait to go back!

Great service!

4.8 on December 22, 2011

We took our first vacation in 7 1/2 years. We went to Galena for the Christmas weekend. The Cloran folks were more than friendly! It snowed the first night we were there. In the morning our SUV had been cleaned of all snow, the sidewalks were scooped and swept, the drive was the same. The breakfast and company were superb as well as being warm, friendly and neighborly. Our breakfasts were cooked to order! It doesn't get any better. We have already told everyone we have seen upon our return about these folks! You can't go wrong with the Cloran Mansion! We love 'em!

11th stay at the Cloran Mansion

5 on December 22, 2011

My wife and I made our annual trip to Galena for the Luminary Fest and stayed at the Cloran Mansion.. This was our 11st stay since 2005 and we always enjoy ourselves.. We had Sara’s Suite which is warm and comfortable to sleep in and the breakfast is always bountiful and enticing. The host Cheryl and Carmine always make you feel like family, it’s like coming home. They’re very knowledgeable about the area, restaurants, festivals and other goings on in the area. Would recommend the Cloran Mansion to anyone visiting Galena you will not be disappointed.. R C Young Chicago, IL

Great Weekend at Cloran Mansion

4.0 on December 11, 2011

What a wonderful, restful, memorable weekend at the Cloran Mansion B&B with hosts Cheryl and Carmine! With the B&B beautifully decked out for the winter holidays, and a warm glowing fireplace in our Sara's Suite, we immediately felt at home -- a very lovingly maintained home. The innkeepers' breakfast hospitality included delicious Danish aebleskiver pancakes, sphere-shaped doughy goodness that resembled a light, fluffy popover. Our country breakfasts each morning, along with the B&B's many other amenities, made for a very pleasant, fun weekend. Cloran Mansion and Galena's distinctive setting -- its surrounding hills, limestone cliffs and river valley; its historic legacy; its vintage storefronts, restaurants, galleries, shopping, and golf and skiing -- are a perfect fit!

First Timers

4.6 on December 06, 2011

This was our first ever B&B experience and our 2-night stay at the Cloran Mansion was a great way to start. The Tower Room was perfect for a romantic getaway weekend. The hosts, Carmine & Cheryl immediately made us feel welcome, explained all the features of the place and how to work all the controls in our room, and delivered a great breakfast in the morning. My wife & I will definitely re-visit the Cloran Mansion on any future trips to Galena, and thanks to our experience there, we'll definitely keep B&B's in our future travel plans.

Wonderful Stay

4.0 on November 23, 2011

We stayed for our 40th anniversary and had a wonderful time Carmine and Cheryl are the warmest host, we felt like family. Our room the Alice room was warm and cozy. Will stay at the Cloran Mansion again.

Wonderful stay at Clarion

4.0 on November 12, 2011

We stayed one evening in Sara's room. We enjoyed the excellent "in-room dining" experience, the room was spacious and comfortable and we enjoyed a hearty, delicious breakfast the next morning. Galena is a wonderful city to visit. There are many things to do there.

Galena's Gold

5 on October 24, 2011

We stayed at the Cloran Mansion for our wedding anniversary and we were in awe! Cheryl and Carmine were lovely hosts and made our stay so special. Our room was beyond our expectations, the food was great, all the special touches throughout the house for the fall season were impressive and of course, Galena itself is a wonderful getaway.


5 on October 18, 2011

This was are 2nd stay and you can;t beat it...First stay was in the cottage and the next was in the house Ann's room...Both have so much to offer..The Inn keepers Carmine and Cheryl are the nicest people you have ever meet...The breakfast they cook together is outstanding...You will not have room to eat lunch ...

Wonderful anniversary weekend!

5 on September 20, 2011

We spent our 2nd wedding anniversary at the Cloran Mansion! We stayed in the Tower room and it was unlike any room we've ever stayed in. Cloran Mansion was comfortable and cozy! Carmine and Cheryl were fabulous hosts and we'd stayed here again in a heartbeat!!

Highly recommended.

4.4 on September 13, 2011

Very friendly couple. Very accommodating and gracious. Very clean and spacious rooms. Toured ground floor and stayed in Antonio's Cottage. I would more than likely return if the opportunity arose. Large DVD library and nice TV's. Well worth serious consideration depending on your specific needs.

Cloran Mansion Outshines Them All.

5 on September 13, 2011

My wife and I have stayed at a number of Bed and Breakfast establishments in Galena as our initial plan was to try a different B&B each time we visited that historic city. However, we changed our minds once we stayed at the Cloran Mansion. Carmine and Cheryl, the innkeepers, always make every effort to ensure that our visit is pleasant and comfortable. The rooms are pleasant and well maintained and the full breakfast is the best we have encountered in any B&B or hotel. The price is quite reasonable and a discount is given to returning guests. We highly recommend the Cloran Mansion for those who want to find out what a B&B experience should be like.

Our annual trip to OUR B&B

4.0 on September 06, 2011

Gourmet breakfasts. Attentive hosts. Impeccable cleanliness. Respectful privacy. Beautiful rooms. Private gazebo. Some of the reasons we return each year.

A Wonderful experience

5 on September 05, 2011

My wife and I loved our stay at Cloran Mansion B&B, Galena, Ilinois. Carmen and Cheryl greeted us warmly, and showed us around their dining area, and made us feel very welcome. They showed us to our lovely room on the second floor. WE stayed in Ann's room, which was very attractive and included a fireplace, brass bed, stereo CD/DVD player and cable TV, and a large private whirlpool bath in an enclosed porch which had many windows overlooking a working farm. Next to our room was the library which had a very large collection of videos and CD's, books, magazines, and board games, as well as coffee and tea and popcorn. The large and delicious six-course breakfast was served family style, and and included several juice choices, as well as tea and coffee. Everything was delicious, and our hosts made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The dining area was beautiful, with fine china and crystal with a wonderfully attractive room. We enjoyed meeting and conversing with the other guests staying at the Mansion during our breakfast time together. Also, we enjoyed the time to talk with our hosts,Carmine and Cheryl, as they shared information about themselves and how they came to Cloran Mansion. The grounds around the Mansion are beautiful. The many flowers, the gazebo, the fish pond and waterfall, the outside fire pit area, and the large trees around Cloran Mansion made it so picture-perfect. The location on the edge of Galena was ideal, and provided a wonderful and peaceful place to stay. We highly recommend Cloran Mansion as a delightful place to stay. Duane and Gale Olson

Best B&B in Galena

4.2 on August 30, 2011

We stayed in the smalled room, Alice's, for one night and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! The hosts, Carmine and Cheryl, really have the B&B experience down pat and doted on us when necessary and gave us our space when appropriate. We especially enjoyed the gazebo, where we enjoyed our own dinner of bread, cheese, and fruit. The large, hot breakfast kept us full the next day! Highly recommend The Cloran Mansion for all B&Bers!

Wonderful Anniversary Trip

5 on August 28, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Cloran Mansion for our first anniversary and we could not have asked for anything better! The innkeepers were so kind and welcoming! The house was gorgeous and only a short drive to fun shops and restaurants. All in all, it was a perfect weekend get-away and we loved every minute of it!

We WILL be back!

5 on August 27, 2011

We stayed at Cloran Mansion and because we were staying in the cottage we were thrilled to be able to bring our puppies along! From the moment we got there we felt at home. It was our anniversary get-away and it could not have been more perfect! Carmine showed us around the cottage and property and we settled in. Breakfasts were beyond belief. Simple things like boysenberry syrup were such a joy! Conversation with the other guests and Carmine and Cheryl were so enjoyable...along with the Carmine making restaurant reservations at area restaurants...then asking who would like to take them. Made dinner so wonderful for those who did not know the area. I am so looking forward to my next trip there and believe we won't wait until next year...but perhaps in a couple of months!

Our recent visit

5 on August 27, 2011

If there is a finer B&B anywhere, it would be a surprise. From the time we walked in the front door, until we left, Carmine and Cheryl treated us like family. The rooms are always beautifully decorated and the atmosphere is very relaxing, from the gazebo to the whirlpool. Breakfast is nothing less than incredible. We look forward to our next visit.

beautiful romatic getaway

4.2 on August 23, 2011

love, love, love the Cloran Mansion! The owners made us feel welcome and special and our room was just perfect.

the perfect get-away

5 on August 22, 2011

Carmine and Cheryl welcomed us as last-minute arrivals with open arms. The comfort and cleanliness are superb, as well as their delicious, made-to-order breakfasts. They're ready to help with ideas for seeing the local sights and opinions about restaurants, or to simply share their amazing stories with you.

What a lovely place!

4.0 on August 21, 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Cloran Condo at Longhollow Point. A very pretty room with a nice whirlpool tub! Breakfast at the Cloran Mansion was really good, and our hosts were helpful and gracious! Would definitely go back again to savour the experience!

Incredible Anniversary Weekend

5 on August 08, 2011

My wife & I celebrated our 40th anniversary at the Cloran Mansion, and were amazed! Cheryl & Carmine have seen to every detail, including many that we would not have thought of (little touches like a personalized card & cookie in our room on arrival, etc.). All the amenities were better than outstanding, and our hosts were more like family than anything else. Breakfast was better than I've had in any restaurant in a LONG while! We (like several of the other couples who were there for the weekend) plan on coming back OFTEN!

One of the best B&Bs I've stayed in

5 on August 04, 2011

The Cloran Mansion is a fabulous B&B. My husband and I wanted a quiet, private mini-vacation and that's exactly what we found at the Cloran Mansion. Carmine and Cheryl are incredibly kind and always there if you need them but also very respectful of our desire for privacy. The homemade breakfasts are amazing. Even the grounds around the mansion are nice with an outdoor firepit and screened in gazebo. We would highly recommend the Cloran Mansion to anyone looking for a great place to stay in Galena.

Great Experience - we will be back!

5 on July 27, 2011

Very hospitable, clean and quaint. Amazing and generous breakfasts - Carmine and Cheryl are WONDERFUL cooks. They made our anniversary stay very memorable and romantic. This is a MUST if you are visiting the Dubuque/Galena area!

Needed Get Away

3.4 on July 26, 2011

Our visit was great to the mansion. Our room was cozy and the whirlpool perfect. Our hosts were very gracious and so accommodating to our needs. We enjoyed the area for the history that has given it such personality.

Wonderful stay

5 on July 24, 2011

My husband and I had such a great time at the Cloran Mansion. The rooms are very clean. Breakfast was the best. Romance is everywhere. This is a place you will keep going back to over and over again.

Wonderful visit

4.8 on July 07, 2011

The innkeepers were very receptive to our needs. The town was simply charming. The tasty breakfasts held us until dinner.

Romantic trip for my wife

4.8 on July 05, 2011

Planned a little romantic get away for my wife to Galena where I knew she would like to shop and visit. After looking at many Bed and Breakfasts as well as hotels decided on the Cloran Mansion. Carmine and Cheryl greeted us at the front door and invited us in. Nice touch! After showing us to our room and tell us all that they offer there were very pleased with everything. The room was beautiful and romantic. We stayed in the Tower Room. The breakfast each morning was more than we had received at other Bed and Breakfast places. Delicious homemade full breakfast with made to order eggs. The nice home made snacks by the front door that changed each day was a great touch. All in all a wonderful weekend. My wife was truely surprised and very happy with my choice. We will be back. My wife wants to renew our vows there. A lot of extras!

Cloran Mansion good for first-timers, old-timers and repeat visits!

5 on July 05, 2011

We stayed in Antonio's Cottage which has every amenity we could think of. The attention to detail is subtle but noticed. Carmine and Cheryl have a very lovely historic property in an interesting corner of Americana in Galena. Wile the property is filled with nostalgia, the extras wre every much appreciated. We spent an hour in the gazebo listening to the waterfall and watching the koi fish. The wife loved the firepit coffee table and two other couples joined us until midnight around the campfire telling fellow traveler tales. The Cloran hosts weddings and one was scheduled for the day we left. The energy and service of the hosts was special to watch for the young couple. Carmine has a great selection of DVD's and the TV must have a gazillion movie channels when we had a chance to crash. Our cottage was very private and as cozy as you could want, from the swivel bigscreen TV to the hot tub and comfy bedding. The next morning breakfast was as good as advertised (which was six courses). For all of you accountants out there, it was : fruit, pancakes, eggs, potatoes, sausage, muffin as well as juices and coffee. We didn't need anything, but if we had, Carmine and Cheryl would have fixed us up we are sure. Sometimes, you want to try a sure thing. That is our recommendation for the Cloran Manssion Bed and Breakfast.

Great weekend in Galena

5 on June 26, 2011

My wife and I just got basck from a weekend at the Cloran Mansion in Galena, IL. We have probably stayed at more than a dozen B&B's since we got married and we both agreed this was the best we had ever experienced. The innkeepers were amazing and the house was immaculate. Just a short walk or ride from downtown Galena. We will definitely be back.

Birthday Getaway

5 on June 20, 2011

I took my wife to the Cloran Mansion in Galena Illinois and was exceptionally pleased with not only the rooms but the service as well. The B&B was full with six couples staying for the weekend and I found out that all of them had been there before! After dealing with the owners and enjoying the amenities I can with confidence say we will return also. The Italian theme in the rooms was interesting and the decorations were a delight. Breakfast was varied and made to order and we never left the table hungry! Bottom line it was a great experience.


5 on June 17, 2011

Cheryl and Carmen are the best. They make you feel at home. Their breakfasts are to die for.the landscape is so charming, with the lighted Gazebo and Japanese fish pond. I've been three times and will continue to go!

Wonderful, relaxing, family friendly

4.8 on June 05, 2011

This gorgeous, historical home is one of the most welcoming places I've ever stayed. Your retreat begins with a warm reception by the owners, Cheryl and Carmine. These two hosts were ever-present throughout our long weekend, seemingly on call for our every question and need. You immediately feel like you're entering their home and family. The grounds are not huge, but the space is used very wisely with a gazebo, pond/waterfalls, fire pit, and playground. The fire pit in particular was a relaxing way to wind down at the end of a long day, wine optional. Our room (Sara's Suite) accommodates children of any age, a rarity in the B&B world. This was fortunate as I much prefer B&B's over traditional hotels, but am also the parent of a 1 1/2 year old. A portable crib, high chair, child-sized dishes and child-friendly food options were available throughout our stay and did not appear to impose upon either the hosts or the other guests in the slightest. The room itself was impeccable, the bed extremely comfortable, and the whirlpool tub is HUGE. A movie from the upstairs collection was another perfect end to a long day. Everything we needed from arrival to departure was thoughtfully provided before we even had to ask. This B&B is clean, bright, and elegant and I would recommend it to any friends or family. The only drawback is it's more expensive than your average chain hotel, especially at peak season. That said, it's well worth the money if you're looking for a retreat from your stressful life. We will certainly be back to Galena and the Cloran Mansion again.

25th Anniversary Getaway

4.4 on May 31, 2011

Our first Bed and Breakfast getaway was a wonderful experience. It totally exceeded our expectations. The room was just beautiful as were the grounds the mansion resided on. The full breakfast every am. was outstanding - the variety each day was great as were all the home-made items - we loved the french toast and the pancake puffs and lemon curd that were offered along with eggs made to order. We also had the opportunity to have a "couples massage" along with a private dinner for two in the Bay Window of the Victorian dining room. Carmine and Cheryl were the perfect "Host" and "Hostesses". We truly enjoyed the conversations we had with them and the other guests staying at the mansion. There were many extra extra touches we appreciated such as the treats set out every day in the foyer when you returned home after a day of shopping or sight-seeing, the stocked refrigerator with refreshments along with the stocked library with coffee and assorted teas, the heated towel rack beside the whirlpool tub, and the comfy bath robes that were in our closet. The Tower Room had beautiful views from every window - we loved climbing up to the Cupola where the whirlpool tub was at - it was very romantic. We also loved the special touch of an Anniversary card with a Bride and Groom cookie because we were celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary. Charming, romantic and intimate would describe our whole bed and breakfast experience. We are definitely looking forward to coming back and experiencing one of the other lovely rooms the Cloran Mansion has to offer.

Wonderful and relaxing...can't wait until my next visit!

5 on May 31, 2011

What an outstanding weekend. Stayed in Antonio's Cottage and it was like being in a home away from home. It was very spacious and comfortable and cozy. The cottage had real warmth about it. It has a CD player, TV, and DVD player. The whirlpool bath was so very soothing. From the moment we arrived, we wanted for nothing. Carmen showed us around the bed and breakfast and then over to the Cottage. He explained everything very clearly. He made five dinner reservations different restaurants around town in case the guests had not made prior arrangements. There were games, music, movies and cards readily available for your use. The breakfasts were superb and very plentiful. During breakfast, you got a chance to meet and interact with other guests and learn about their experiences about town. The Cloran Mansion is very conveniently located about a mile from Main Street and all the sites. The property is so beautiful; there's a fire pit and a gazebo where you can sit and enjoy nature by the pond and waterfall. They also have a heart-shaped arch where you can cozy up to your special someone for a nice photo opportunity. We enjoyed everything and was sorry we had to leave. I highly recommend this Inn. Book your room soon and enjoy; you won't be disappointed.

Cloran Mansion - A FABULOUS Weekend !

5 on May 17, 2011

We were welcomed by both Carmine and Cheryl and from that moment we were made to feel like family. The room was fabulous and the second floor library had hundreds of movies to choose from. The breakfast was everything you could hope for! Cheryl and Carmine both cook and make sure you never have to ask for anything! We will definitely return again and again !!!!

Great Place to Stay!

5 on May 03, 2011

My wife decided to celebrate our 10th anniversary in Galena. We love the idea of staying at the Cloran condo just because we can come and go as we pleased. The condo also has a pool, excercise room, and arcade. The room was clean, quiet, and have a great jaccuzi. You still get to have breakfast at the mansion with was awesome. It fills you up for most of the day. Cheryl and Carmine are two of the nicest people we have meet. Carmine is a great story teller too. We'll definitely be back and may stay at the house this time to get to know it better. Neil & Andrea A.

My first B&B experience.

4.6 on April 15, 2011

The stay at the Cloran Mansion was our first time in a B&B, and I'm glad that I chose it. The room was great. I loved the little extras that they offer, like ear swabs, cd players near the hot tubs, and bath salts. Cheryl and Carmine are fantastic hosts ! They truly make you feel like a guest in their home, never an awkward moment. The breakfast that is offered is the icing on the cake! DEVINE!!! I have nothing negative to say about our stay there.

The warmth and comfort of home

4.6 on April 07, 2011

Carmine & Cheryl were some of the most magnificent hosts you could ever expect. From their friendly conversation to the amazing breakfast and snacks around the house they provided, I couldn't ask for anything more out of a B&B. I will definitely be returning to the Cloran Mansion next time I am in Galena!

Great weekend stay!

4.0 on April 04, 2011

We had a great stay in the Tower Room for our anniversary. Although the stairs are tricky, the hot tub in the tower is a wonderful little room! Common room on the upper level is well stocked and has a massive DVD movie library. An in-room frig with complimentary soda and water was a very nice touch. And breakfast was very good as well.

The best in Galena

4.0 on March 16, 2011

Thank you Carmine & Cheryl for a great weekend. Always enjoy are stay at Cloran B & B the best.

Great Stay, great time

4.4 on March 09, 2011

Service was awsome, clean and excelent ameneties. WIll come back soon!

Relax in this charming bed and breakfast!!!

5 on March 07, 2011

The service was excellent and the breakfasts were delicious, filling and a variety of choices were available. You will not go away hungry! The rooms were clean, inviting, and the private whirlpool tub and fireplace were wonderful after spending a busy day bustling around the charming town of Galena. The location was nice, and had we been there during the summer, we would have loved sitting out in the gazebo or elsewhere on the grounds, in one of the swings or on a bench. Our host and hostess were very friendly and helpful in suggesting places to eat, things to see, etc. They had complimentary coffee, tea, pop, water and snacks for the guests and a huge library of movies to choose from that you could watch in your private room. The common areas were nice too. We liked everything about our stay and would definitely suggest it to family and friends! Looking forward to going back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a nice review. It was our pleasure to host your stay and we hope to see you again soon Carmine and Cheryl

- Carmine Farruggia (innkeeper)

Cloran Condo

4.2 on March 01, 2011

We stayed at the Cloran Condo. I was a little nervous because the website didn't offer many photos, but it everything was wonderful in this spacious unit. Very clean, and loved the lodge/outdoors theme throughout.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a nice review. The Cloran Condo is our newest addition and we love hearing from our guests about it. It is the best way for us to learn about how our guests like it Carmine and Cheryl

- Carmine Farruggia (innkeeper)

Wonderful time at the Cloran

4.0 on February 27, 2011

We really enjoyed our first time staying at a B&B. We enjoyed how quiet the rooms were. The breakfast was outstanding and the people that we shared our meal with made the trip even nicer! Our room was beautiful. We were able to relax watching movies from their extensive DVD library. Loved our room. The whirlpool tub was up a set of private stairs situated in the tower of the Mansion. We made an appointment for a couples massage and just loved it. The price is quite reasonable too.

Outstanding getaway

3.6 on February 23, 2011

romantic relaxing refreshing welcome, like coming home elegant

Great Hosts

4.0 on February 22, 2011

I stayed in Ann's Suite and it met my expectations. The room was nice but very busy and the style was old fashioned. Also, the sleeper sofa was unusable, as several of the springs are broken. The two hosts however more than made up for these flaws with an absolutely amazing breakfast and regaling us with stories of the house and how the two of them met. Very nice stay.

Hart's valentine

4.8 on February 20, 2011

Cloran Mansion is an outstanding B & B and Carmine & Cheryl are great hosts. The room and breakfast were both fantastic.

Excellent choice

5 on February 07, 2011

We stayed in the cottage, it was very nice and priviate. Breakfast was outstanding and the room was awesome with a three-sided fireplace next to the jacuzzi tub. Highly recommended.

Perfect getaway

5 on February 07, 2011

My husband and I are from Galena and so really don't get to take advantage of the local bed and breakfasts, but after a last minute baby-sitting offer, we booked the Antonio Cottage at the Cloran Mansion. It was absolutely perfect. Even though we never left our town, it still felt like a getaway. The cottage is separate from the main house and very private. It has a little kitchenette (fridge, sink, microwave, breakfast table/nook). Also has a 2 person whirlpool tub w/ Dead Sea salts available and a see-through fireplace. The floors are heated (perfect for our cold, snowy weather in February). The bed and linens were very comfortable; it was hard to want to get out! The tub, shower, bathroom, everything was very clean. They had the fireplace going already when we showed up. The room also had tea, coffee, pop, water, and popcorn available and free to use. Breakfeast was delicious and there was plenty of choices (food and drink). Cheryl and Carmine are excellent hosts and they also do a lot for the community as a whole. If we ever get another opportunity, we will stay here again.

Great get away!

5 on February 02, 2011

This B&B is charming, comfortable and the food is wonderful. They fix something different everyday. You sure don't go away hungry. If you like movies, there are hundreds of recent releases to choose from, complimentary. Your room is stocked with complimentary beverages. Great place, great hosts. We are repeat visitors and just love going there. Wouldn't think of staying anywhere else when in Galena.

BEST EVER !!!!!!! :)

5 on February 01, 2011


Another fabulous stay!

5 on January 28, 2011

We've been coming to the Cloran Mansion for about 5 years now, and this stay was as enjoyable as all our previous visits. The mansion is beautiful, the hosts wonderfully accommodating, and the breakfasts filling and delicious. Going to the Cloran Mansion feels like coming home. No wonder this is our absolute favorite place to stay in Galena.

Jan. getaway

3.8 on January 24, 2011

The fireplace in the room provided adiquate heat for the chilling temperature outside.


5 on January 23, 2011

We stayed in the cottage just 100 years away from mansion. We had a very relaxing stay and enjoyed the breakfast each morning.

Weekend in Galena

5 on December 31, 2010

Cheryl and Carmine are excellent hosts of a top notch B&B in Galena. We have stayed here two times and each has been a pleasure. Good location, rooms and breakfast.

Weekend in Galena

4.0 on December 14, 2010

Loved the room, the fireplace and whirlpool tub complete with TV was wonderfully relaxing! Host and Hostess very nice and the breakfast was to die for!!! Thanks for everything!!!

Cloran Mansion Romantic and Pays Atention to Details

4.2 on December 07, 2010

Cheryl and Carmine were excellent hosts who took care of us well and paid a great deal of attention to the details, like the exquisite cherry dining room setting, using real china, silverware, and crystal. The breakfast food was outstsanding and allowed us to skip lunch daily. The video library offered a lot of alternatives too. Our only complaint would be the small screen TVs in the rooms, but this was OK given we did not spend much time there.

Cloran Mansion is exceptional!

5 on December 01, 2010

This was our first time visiting Galena Ill. Cheryl and Carmine were the perfect hosts. They went out of their way to make sure we had a nice stay. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The little extras they provided were very much appreciated and the breakfasts were outstanding. We will definately be back.

Lovely hosts, Great food!

4.6 on November 30, 2010

Our Thanksgiving getaway in Galena was enhanced by our stay at this lovely B&B. Cheryl and Carmine hosted a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, not to mention great breakfasts.

Charming B & B

4.6 on November 28, 2010

Our stay was very pleasant, the rooms were great, selection of movies great, and the breakfasts were fabulous! Our visit was work-related, and everything possible was done to assure that our meeting space was adequate and served our purposes. It was a the perfect getaway for our planning retreat!

" The Perfect Anniversary Getaway!"

5 on November 17, 2010

From the moment we arrived until the moment we departed we were impressed with our hosts genuine hospitality. Both Cheryl and Carmine conveyed a desire to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable and they helped to create an atmosphere that we felt was perfect for our anniversary getaway. They were always attentive, never intrusive. Everything from the wine, candy and anniversary card in our comfy room to the wonderful breakfast ( seriously folks you should probably call it break to feast) to all the little touches throughout the inn it added up to one great weekend. We highly recommend The Cloran Mansion Inn. Tom and Ellen

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a wonderful review. Have a wonderful Holiday season and we hope to see you again in the future

- Carmine Farruggia (innkeeper)

Clorna Mansion, John's room

4.6 on November 09, 2010

Carmine and Cheryl were outstanding hosts. The breakfast was awesome! Our room was very comfortable, clean and peaceful! The Biondis

Charming B&B

4.4 on November 03, 2010

This was our first B&B ever, and we would absolutely stay again! The food was wonderful, and the mansion was charming.

Review Cloran Mansion Inn (B&B)

5 on November 02, 2010

Everything exceeded our expectations and we will definetly be back. I would recommend the condo to anyone, you will be surprised.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a wonderful review. The reviews on Bed and and Trip Advisor are important to us. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and we hope to see you again soon

- Carmine Farruggia (innkeeper)

Fantastic Bed and Breakfast

4.8 on October 29, 2010

Carmine and Sheryl were wonderful. Loved the little touches in keeping with Victorian style. Very roomy suite, very comfortable bed. Their breakfasts were to die for--delicious. We would always stay with them again.

What a fantastic experience!

4.4 on October 28, 2010

One couldn't possibly get better hosts than Cheryl and Carmine. There was not a single thing they could have done to make our experience better. I wouldn't even want to try somewhere else for breakfast. Breakfast at the Cloran Mansion is a real treat. Honestly, I hate to give such a rave review with fear that they may be completely booked the next time we go to Galena, but Cheryl and Carmine deserve it. As far as Bed and Breakfasts go, they are tops.


5 on October 26, 2010

The Cloran Mansion was incredible! The rooms were extremely comfortable, I loved having a private bathroom and a jacuzzi. The breakfast was fabulous! Wonderful value - I would most definitely stay here again!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for such a wonderful review. Your comments on Bed and and Trip Advisor are very important to us. Have a wonderful Holiday Season and we hope to see you again soon

- Carmine Farruggia (innkeeper)

Wonderful fall visit

4.6 on October 22, 2010

The Innkeepers went out of their way to meet our needs--making dinner reservations, arranging for transportation to where we were having dinner, storing our leftovers, etc. They were friendly and seemed genuinely interested in us. Breakfasts were wonderful!

A Romantic Getaway at the Cloran!

4.6 on October 21, 2010

My husband and I were on a 42nd anniversary getaway to Galena where we had lived the first four years of our marriage. It was also a surprise for my husband as he did not know where I had booked our bed and breakfast stay. He was completely surprised to see where we were staying as we drove up to the Cloran Mansion. Forty two years ago I had been employed as a business education teacher at Galena High School, just across the road from the Cloran. It was like a trip down memory lane for both of us to stay at this special place! Our host and hostess, Carmine and Cheryl, were wonderful to us. A bottle of wine awaited us in our wine, and both breakfasts were scrumptuous and hearty! They made us feel special and right at home. The property had changed quite a bit in 42 years to say the least! What a beautiful and special place! The gardens, flowers, waterfall, and gazebo were amazing! It was the perfect place to celebrate a wedding anniversary! My memories and many photos of the house and grounds will help keep this weekend getaway "alive" for many years to come! Thank you for your gift of your hospitality to us, Carmine and Cheryl!

Love, love, loved it!

4.4 on October 19, 2010

To celebrate our 5 year anniversary my husband and I packed up our 2 dogs and headed to scenic Galena. We stayed at the charming private cottage at the Cloran Mansion and enjoyed every moment. The cottage was very clean and stocked with lots of amenities. The innkeepers were so friendly and did everything possible to make our stay the very best. They brought a special anniversary dinner right to us, which was beyond delicious. Breakfast in the morning was also yummy with some of the best french toast I've ever had!

Great stay

5 on October 12, 2010

A very charming bed and breakfast. Beautifully furnished and well kept up. Hosts were friendly and warm but not at all intrusive. They made us feel very welcome and as if our visit were important to them. Lots of special amenities like soda in the room and a bottle of wine. Liked somewhat later breakfast service...did not feel rushed at all. Food is great! We had the Tower Room...that was alot of fun.

Cloran Mansion

4.8 on October 07, 2010

The Cloran Mansion was spectacular! The inkeepers Carmine and Cheryl are so hospitable and kind. We stayed in the Tower Room which was beautiful and romantic. The house was decorated very warm and cozy and the outside was also very nice. We can't wait to go back next year and every year after that.

A Great Place to Stay in a Beautiful area.

4.6 on October 06, 2010

Stayed in Antonio's cottage for two nights. Greatly appreciated the privacy and amenities the cottage offered. My best advice to potential guests is be sure to go to breakfast hungry, the food is fantastic.


4.0 on October 05, 2010

Our stay was awesome, I would do it again, anytime!!! Thank you!

Great B&B

4.8 on September 24, 2010

Carmine and Cheryl run a beautiful home and you could not ask for more accomodating hosts. We stayed in the cottage and it was more than we hoped for in regards to cleanliness and privacy. I would be remiss to not mention the outstanding breakfast prepared by Carmine. Words cannot fully describe...


5 on September 11, 2010

Our first time with a bed and breakfast experience. Truly outstanding.

Nice B&B, odd location

3.2 on September 07, 2010

It is a very traditional victorian B&B. The breakfasts were delicious. The only drawback would be it's location which is surrounded by the Galena High School, mattress store, veterinarian and Hwy 20. It is not within walking distance to downtown Galena. Despite this, they have created beautiful gounds including a pond, gazebo and firepit area that was very relaxing.

A Wonderful Wedding and Weekend Getaway

4.4 on August 30, 2010

We were married recently at the Cloran Mansion and had a wonderful time. Our family stayed there with us and we enjoyed it tremendously. The rooms are beautiful and cozy. The breakfasts are out of this world, and they were very accommodating for special diets. I also highly recommend their wedding cake. It was amazing! Carmine and Cheryl made themselves available to us, but allowed us to come and go as we pleased all weekend. We appreciated that. They also worked out all the wedding day details with me and were patient with my many special requests. They made sure the grounds were extra clean and most impressive for the big day. My only wish was that we would have arranged the chairs for the ceremony differently so the sun wasn't in everyone's eyes. Other than that, everything was great. We hope to celebrate our anniversary there in the future.

Was it a dream?

4.8 on August 30, 2010

The hospitality was such that I felt like I was with family. You took care of every detail and I wish we would have had more time to enjoy it all. Breakfast was beyond all I could imagine. My grandchildren picked a perfect spot for their wedding and it all went well. Thank you so much!!! Donna and John Chesmore

About the Condo

4.0 on August 18, 2010

What a great place! we loved it, clean, Beautiful, we felt at home. And breakfast at the cloran was the most fun we had the Farruggia"s are the most wonderful host you will ever meet. Go there!!!!

Antonio's Cottage

4.8 on August 17, 2010

We stayed at the Cloran mansion for the first time, to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary. We were greeted by Carmine and Cheryl with such warmth. Our room was just beautiful. We enjoyed our time there so very much. the breakfast that they served was very good. We plan on coming back in December. I highly recommend this place to anyone. We had a wonderful time!

Wonderful Place To Stay!

5 on August 11, 2010

My family of four stayed at Cloran Mansion's Longhollow Point condo and loved it! Everything from the front desk staff to the luxurious bed was wonderful. The jacuzzi even had a fireplace and it's own TV. So relaxing! The quiet setting was very peaceful yet we still felt very comfortable with our young sons. They enjoyed the pool and game room so much! The pull out couch was perfect for them. Breakfast at the mansion was like nothing we have experienced before. The setting was elegant and welcoming, and the food was delicious! We couldn't have asked for anything more!

Wonderful Experience

4.6 on August 10, 2010

We absolutely loved the Cloran Condo. It was clean, had all the amenities, was private, and most importantly was a perfect compliment to the Cloran Mansion. Carmine and Cheryl were excellent hosts and went above and beyond to ensure that breakfasts, the massages, and dinner was perfect. I would recommend the Cloran Mansion to anyone looking to visit the Northwestern part of IL. Thanks again, Nicole Briggs

We really enjoyed our stay!

4.8 on August 05, 2010

From the point of first contact, we really felt welcomed. Upon arriving, we were given a thorough orientation and felt warmly welcomed. Breakfast was yummy too! We have already recommended Cloran Mansion to our family members and we plan to return for our next stay in Galena. Top Notch!!

Exceeded Expectations

5 on August 03, 2010

My wife and I had our first visit at the end of July. Very nice, welcoming and accommodating. Cheryl and Carmine pay attention to details. Breakfast was fantastic.

Our first stay at a B&B. Our first vacation in many years. Cloran Mansion offered Beautiful accomondations and total comfort. The Breakfasts were awesome. Cheryl and Carmine made us feel like we had come home to family.

5 on August 02, 2010

Our stay was at Antonio's Cottage. Well decorated, romantic with a whilpool tub, candles and a beautifully made comfortable bed. Convenient kitchen w/table and chairs, fireplace, flat screen TV with full viewing from either bed or cushioned couch or kitchen table. Across the driveway in front of the main house was a Gazebo, nicely decorated, where we spent much time relaxing. The landscape included a pond, and was beautiful and also included a firepit with seating, also a highlight. Breakfast was served in a Victorian Dining Room where we shared experiences with the other guests and our charming hosts. We were served an outstanding breakfast at an elegantly set table. All the rooms in the main house were well decorated to meet your comfort, each having it's own bathroom and fireplace. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to return. Many thanks to our hosts. Thank You Cheryl & Carmine For a Memorable Stay Dan & Lynn Waliczek Mundelein, IL.

Girls Weekend

4.6 on July 28, 2010

Girls weekend in Galena is always a treat. Our innkeepers were delightful and excellent hosts. We enjoyed our stay and will look forward to returning!

Perfect Getaway

5 on July 27, 2010

Our stay at the Cloran Mansion was exquisit. The hospitality was exceptional. The rooms were very nice and all the fabrics smelled wonderful, I would like to know what they used. The breakfast had to of been the best iv'e ever had. Cheryl and Carmine were great host and very nice people. We will definitely come again.

Perfect getaway place

5 on July 25, 2010

Cheryl and Carmen are the perfect hosts and what a lovely place they have. The food is top notch served in a warm, inviting dining room with lovely decor and tableware.

Wonderful getaway

4.0 on July 15, 2010

Stayed in John's room. It was very nice and Cheryl and Carmine were wonderful hosts.

Very Nice place to stay

4.8 on July 07, 2010

We stayed in Sarah's room. It was nice and personal. We had a couple's massage too. The massage was like icing on a cake. We arrived and felt very welcome and my husband had a birthday cake waiting for him in the room. I really recommend this place. The only thing that was negative was that our room particular...was next to the front door and underneath all the other rooms so we had a little noise volume....but it was acceptable.

Wonderful B&B in Galena

5 on July 02, 2010

We have enjoyed our visit to the Cloran Mansion again. Cheryl and Carmine make your visit exceptional and the breakfast is the best! We met several nice people.

Cloran Mansion

4.6 on June 29, 2010

I had to send substitute guests to use my reservation because of illness, but the feedback was that everything was wonderful. An amazing place to spend a couple days. The hosts were extremely accomodating and breakfasts were delicious!

Wonderful time and wonderful breakfast at the Cloran Mansion.

5 on June 23, 2010

Thank you, Cheryl and Carmine, for a wonderful time at the Cloran Mansion. Your home is beautiful and welcoming, and you were both terrific hosts, helping us with all questions and requests. The breakfasts were the best! Yummy french toast, lemon pancakes and the best potatoes ever! Thank you, we hope to see you again soon in beautiful Galena, IL. Nancy

relaxing getaway

5 on June 22, 2010

It was only a couple of days....but it could have been a week's worth of R&R. The grounds, rooms, food and owners were the best at making our short trip soothing to our souls. We thank them for a great time.

Cloran Mansion Inn (B&B)

5 on June 22, 2010

We enjoyed our visit. The food was marvelous and everything is just beautiful. We especially loved the gazebo.

Weekend Getaway

4.6 on June 20, 2010

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the wonderful hospitality extended to us by Cheryl and Carmine. They went out of their way to help us and make sure our stay was enjoyable and comfortable. We would definitely consider a return trip in the future.


4.8 on June 20, 2010

The service, the room, the breakfast were over the top excellent! Cheryl and Carmine's commitment to their guest's satisfaction was unmatched. The only issue was one of the massage therapists was about 5-10 minutes late and arrived with a bed that had a broken head rest. It was workable but, it was not as relaxing as it should have been. Spoke to one of the other guests that had the massage the night before us and they mentioned the same issue...this should have been corrected, given the fact it was a known problem.

Warm hospitality and exquisite dining

5 on June 20, 2010

We stayed in Alice's room and found it to be so lovely, immaculate, and very inviting. Cheryl and Carmine met us and welcomed us to their 'home' and shared helpful info about Galena--what to see, where to go for dining and scenic outlooks. The outdoors of this B&B is so welcoming with a screened in gazebo right beside the rippling waterfall and pond full of koi. Our full course breakfast was beyond our expectations--delicious French toast, with boysenberry syrup, fresh fruit, and made to order eggs were 3 of my favorites, but everything was AMAZING!! Although up the hill from downtown Galena, the environment is relaxing and well worth the distance.


5 on June 13, 2010

Excellent stay. Beautiful room. Owners are very nice and food was amazing.

We had a wonderful stay at the Clorian!

4.0 on June 10, 2010

We had stayed at a number of B&B's through the years and the Clorian was definitely one of the best. I especially liked the small "homey" touches....M&M's in a bowl when you walk in and a container of "Oreos" available in the common room. The front garden was beautiful and we especially liked the water fall and gazebo. The breakfasts were amazing and we especially felt pampered when they bought out warm lavender scented moist towels to wipe our hands with at the end of the meal. We would definitely recommend the Clorian to anyone who was looking for a comfortable, peaceful place to get away.

Always a great stay!

4.0 on June 07, 2010

Cheryl and Carmine are always gracious hosts and our stay is always a real treat. We enjoyed the cool nights in the gazebo with the pond and listening to the frogs chirp. It was a great way to spend a couple of days away!

Beautiful bed and breakfast with two of the sweetest hosts you will ever have!!

3.4 on June 01, 2010

Our stay was in a beautiful mansion that made us feel right at home with the wonderful loving hosts we had. The breakfast was out of this world, everything made from scratch!! I definitely recommend this place to anyone and everyone!!

Charming cottage

5 on May 30, 2010

Antonio's Cottage at Cloran was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. Carmine and Cheryl provided everything we needed for a romantic getaway.....lush accommodations, beautiful gardens and a great home-cooked breakfast.

Great place for our first Bed & Breakfast experience.

4.6 on May 28, 2010

We had a wonderful two day stay at the Cloran Mansion. We travel often, but have never tried a Bed & Breakfast. Cheryl & Carmin made us feel so comfortable that we will be back for sure, and the food was wonderful. Next time maybe try a different room that is all on one level.

Home away from home

5 on May 27, 2010

We just can't say enough about how great Cheryl and Carmine are and how much we enjoy coming back to Cloran Mansion at least once/year! The rooms are gorgeous, you are pampered with the whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, free amenities, free movies in the library, etc. The breakfasts are the BEST...many great things to choose from each morning and always delicious. We love visiting and would highly recommend to others! ~ Carolyn & Brian

Cloran Mansion Review

5 on May 25, 2010

Beautiful, well-kept rooms, gorgeous grounds and hosts that thought of all the little extras to make our stay memorable. We especially enjoyed the fresh-baked cookies upon our arrival home from the triathlon and the sea salts in the whirlpool bath. We will definitely be making a trip back and hope to spend a bit more time by the fire pit!

Cloran Mansion Inn Review

4.6 on May 19, 2010

My wife and I have stayed at a number of bed and breakfast establishments. The Cloran Mansion is one of the best. The inn keepers are friendly, helpful, and honest. They provide top notch service and keep a clean and restful environment. Best of all, however, is the breakfast. It is top of the line!!

Pleasanyly surprised

4.6 on May 15, 2010

This was our first experience at a bed & breakfast and what a great experience it was. From the moment we entered the building until we left, we wer treated like family (without having to do dishes!) The setting was lovely and tranquil. We certainly retun often.

Our Stay at the Claran Mansion

4.8 on May 11, 2010

We throughly enjoyed our stay at the Claran. We had never been to a bed and breakfast before and could not have had a better experience. The owners were so friendly and down to earth. They were available if we needed them but were not intrusive. It was a very relaxing time, in a charming setting. The room was comfortable and the food was delicious.

A beautiful historical home in a pastoral setting

4.8 on May 10, 2010

Our reservation was made at the Cloran Mansion based on the description of the gazebo on the grounds. We were not disappointed as the beautiful setting of the historical home far exceeded our expectations. After a wonderful dinner in town we returned to this respite in a pastoral setting and settled into the gazebo glider, absorbing the beautiful setting by the waterfall. Anne's room (a generous upgrade) was perfect, both comfortable and charming. Breakfast was wonderful and each dish presented was pefect. As we left that morning we made certain we had photographed the grounds to remind us of our evening of respite.

My First B&B Experience Set a High Standard

5 on May 04, 2010

Last weekend, my husband and I stayed in the beautiful Cloran Mansion in Galena, IL. We were there with 2 other couples who are good friends of ours. We all had a fantastic time in Galena and especially enjoyed the hospitality of the Cloran Mansion. Cheryl and Carm were simply wonderful hosts and the inn itself has everything we would have wished for. We particularly enjoyed sitting with our friends and relaxing in the gazebo and at night, when it got a little chilly, we loved hanging out next to the fire pit. Having never stayed in a B&B before, I was slightly concerned that the atmosphere would be too stuffy or maybe just targeting a different demographic (we are all in our mid 30s) but we did not find that to be true at all. There was a lovely mix of guests and the atmosphere was pleasant but not at all stuffy. We will definitely return to the Cloran Mansion!!

Perfect Honeymoon Getway!

5 on April 27, 2010

My husband and I got married Saturday April 24th. My parents got us a 2 night stay at the Cloran Mansion. We stayed at the cottage that is seperate from the mansion. When we arrived, we felt like family. They treated us like we were there own family. They showed us around and made sure that their house was our house. They new that we had just been married, so they gave us a bottle of champain and two flutes. The breakfasts that they served were amazing! The dinner was amazing as well. They served us in our cottage. They set everything up and took care of the mess. It was the perfect getaway after a very stressful couple of weeks before the wedding. Thank you to the owners for making our stay wonderful!

Wonderful stay at the Cloran Mansion

4.2 on April 11, 2010

We had a very relaxing stay at the mansion. Cheryl and Carmine are excellent hosts and very knowlegdeable about the Galena area. Breakfast was magnificent!

Galena getaway

5 on April 11, 2010

This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast. We went in with an open mind and didn't leave disappointed. Our room was very clean (John's room) and had great amenities: mini fridge, whirlpool tub, fireplace, robes. The landscaping, although we stayed during early spring and it was still quite chilly, was beautiful and boasted a fire pit and gazebo. Breakfast was very tasty. Fruit, coffee, juices, sausage, eggs, potatos, etc..... Everything about the mansion was fantastic, especially the hosts! We highly recommend giving the Cloran Mansion a visit.

A Warm and Friendly place in Galena

5 on April 06, 2010

I can't imagine anyone not enjoying a stay at the beautiful and friendly Cloran Mansion. The owners, Carmine and Cheryl are so inviting and really make you feel at home. All the other guests at this B&B seemed as equally pleased to be there and it was a joy eating the scrumptious family style breakfast in the lovely dining room with them. The rooms are very clean and decorated very nicely. My husband and I loved our whirlpool bathtub and the very cushy terry-cloth robes that were ares to use during our stay. The Mansion is just a few minutes drive uphill from quaint downtown Galena. After our huge family style breakfast each morning we hiked between 4-6 miles along the well maintained river trails. After hiking and then tooling around the neighborhoods and downtown Galena it was great knowing we had such a delightful place to go back to in order to get a little rest before venturing out again for dinner. Later into the evening it was nice to come back to the Mansion's extensive DVD collection. A wonderful experience all in all.

Wonderful and relaxing!

5 on March 19, 2010

I just stayed here this week, and it was, in a word, fabulous! We stayed in the tower room, and it was amazing! What a relaxing place to stay and experience! The breakfast was amazing, as were all of the other little extras that they provide for you! I will definitely be back, thank you for a wonderful stay! :) :)

Wonderful weekend at Cloran Mansion

4.2 on March 10, 2010

We wanted a get a way weekend to take a break from our every day stresses. The Cloran Mansion exceeded our expectations! We have stayed in numerous B& B's across the country and the meals we received at Cloran were second to none. We have already booked our second visit there.


4.8 on March 08, 2010

Gigantic breakfast - one of the best ever and more than we could eat! Comfortable, inviting room and innkeepers were welcoming and helpful.

Elegant and Peaceful

5 on February 12, 2010

The hosts are experts, the food is plentiful and tasty, the ambiance is truly 1880's with modern luxury.

Cloran Mansion

4.6 on February 03, 2010

We had a fabulous time - were treated wonderfully. The food was out of this world. Can't wait to go back!!

Love the Mansion!

5 on February 03, 2010

We try to stay at the Cloran Mansion at least once a year in the guest cottage and have had nothing but great experiences. Carmine and Cheryl are the friendliest, most accomodating innkeepers we have met...and the breakfasts are awesome! The cottage is clean, the bed is sooo comfortable, the tub is great, the fireplace perfect. Even our dogs love it!

Another incredible getaway to the Cloran Mansion

5 on January 27, 2010

This was a winter getaway for no other purpose than to get away from it all for a few days. When planning this trip, we did realize that we have choices. Galena has so much to choose from when it comes to B&B's, but we always return to the Cloran Mansion because of the unsurpassed excellence that we have come to expect. This trip did not disappoint in any way. We felt pampered by the hosts Cheryl & Carmine. Our room was perfect, like going home, and the breakfast daily was out of this world. In all, it was another memorable trip to lovely Galena and the beautiful Cloran Mansion.

Great Weekend

5 on January 25, 2010

The Cloran Mansion is a wonderful Bed & Breakfast! Great rooms that are not overly decorated, wonderful innkeepers, and fantastic breakfast that was served a little later (9 to 10:30) so you don't feel like you have to wake up early. We highly recommend it!

great stay and service

5 on December 30, 2009

Stayed in the cottage with dinner. very relaxing and quite. very well kept and service is great. will return soon Ken


4.6 on December 03, 2009

The Cloran Mansion is the place to stay for any reason. Over the past 7 years we have chosen the mansion for a friends' reunion from high school, a murder mystery week-end, red hat weekend, 3 times for Thanksgiving, shopping, and week-end restful get aways, but our most memorable visit was when we rented the entire inn and held our 10 year recommittment ceremony in the front yard with the pond and the gazebo as a background. Cheryl was also most helpful in getting things accomplished for our reception which we held in the over-sized dining room. Every accommodation needed was met. The breakfasts were varied with our very favorite being Chery's french toast and her fruit and cream dish. Carmine's eggs are always served to perfection. You will never go away hungry from this elegantly set breakfast table. Cheryl and Carmine are very knowledgable about the history of Galena, the restaurants in the area, the events happening in and around Galena. They have even been known to offer to drop us off downtown for some shopping to accomodate our health issues. We have met many fun interesting people around the breakfast table. When we are looking to be pampered, The Cloran Mansion is the first vacation spot that comes to our mind. We usually visit 3 to 4 times and year and we hope to continue this tradition for many more years. It always feels so great to be greeted just like you have just come home after a long absence. Try Cheryl and Carmin's graciousness as you stay at the Cloran Mansion. You will definitely be extremely pleased with you choice.

Turkey day treat

4.0 on December 01, 2009

We recently stayed at the Cloran for 3 nights which included Thanksgiving day. While making the reservation I asked the Innkeepers if they knew a place serving Thanksgiving dinners around the Galena area. I was very pleased when Carmine replied that they cater in a full traditional meal for the guests. The meal was very good, the Innkeepers joined us at the table and we had a wonderful time. The conversation was great and we met several wonderful people like Susan, Carol and G. Overall I would say our experience at the Cloran exceeded our expectations. We had the opportunity to stay in 2 different rooms during our 3 day stay and were pleased with each of them.

Cottage stay with pets

5 on November 28, 2009

Because of our pets we are not able to travel much but we were able to have them with us in the cottage at Cloran Mansion. We enjoyed our stay, and Carmine and Cheryl are terrific hosts and serve fantastic breakfasts. We would definitely do it again.

Great Getaway

4.0 on November 27, 2009

Our first time at a B&B was a great experience! Carmine and Cheryl were great hosts and took care of everything down to planning massages. The breakfast was delicious. There was nothing you were going without. Great experience and would come back.

The perfect get away B&B

5 on November 24, 2009

Cloran Mansion offers everything one can ask for! Breakfast was wonderful with a great variety for all dietary needs. Room was charming, very cozy, and impeccable. Cheryl and Carmine are great host, hope to return soon!

A home away from home!

5 on November 16, 2009

A stay at the Cloran Mansion is a true treat, luxurious yet cosy accomadations, wonderful breakfasts and hosts you wish you could adopt. First rate all round!

What a great B&B

4.6 on November 03, 2009

You could not ask for better B&B hosts as the Cloran Mansion has, Cheryl and Carmine run the place as you would expect experts to do. The food was to die for!

Our Wedding

5 on October 27, 2009

This was our second stay at the Cloran Mansion! We love this B&B! The rooms, front yard, breakfast, and innkeepers are fabulous! They really make you feel like family. They were so helpful during our busy wedding weekend! They really do go above and beyond! We will definetly be returning to the Cloran Mansion for years to come!

35th Wedding Anniversary

4.4 on October 23, 2009

This was our first stay at a B&B. Wonderful hosts. Outstanding breakfasts. We enjoyed visiting with the hosts and other guests. Hosts were very helpful in ensuring we had a good experience.

20th anniversary

4.2 on October 22, 2009

Excellent way to celebrate 20 years together

Romantic getaway, helpful innkeepers

4.8 on October 20, 2009

Room was awesome. The fireplace with fan kept room toasty on the cold fall weekend we stayed. WE loved the whirlpool tub in the tower. The candles and cd player along with a library of cd s to choose from made it very romantic. Our innkeepers were great. We hadn't made reservation for Sat night and they had already reserved tables at various restaurants. Even when the one we wanted was taken they called around and swapped the reservation with another B&B. It was my husbands birthday and he was greated with a cake and balloon. All very nice touches. And most importantly, Don't miss breakfast. It is served hot as you arrive at the table and the french toast is to die for!!! Great weekend.

The Mansion

4.2 on October 19, 2009

The food was plentiful & tasty--TV on cart with fridge in front of fireplace not romantic--common room too small to spend time in--sitting room or parlor would have been nice to spend time in.Galena was very nice.

Will definitely be back!!

5 on October 15, 2009

Wonderful B&B and great hosts! The breakfasts were the best we have had at any inn! Cottage was wonderful, very private and relaxing. Massages were great! Can't wait to return.

Love this place!

4.8 on October 14, 2009

My wife and I have been there 5 times, and stayed in 3 different rooms. It's wonderful. Very relaxing, best breakfast (especially the hash browns). Cheryl and Carmine are genuinely nice, and treat us like family!

Had a Great Time

5 on October 13, 2009

This was our first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and it was very enjoyable. The rooms were quiet and very private. The innkeepers were very kind and breakfast was excellent!

We Loved It

5 on October 12, 2009

The Farruggias are excellent hosts. Breakfast was the best I've had at a B&B. They were very helpful in navigating the Galena area during Craft Fair Weekend.

Best B and B in Galena

4.6 on October 06, 2009

As repeat guests, we highly recommend Clornan Mansion. Breakfast is a fantastic feast. The innkeepers are very personable and are attentive to small detail. Great Gazebo and firepit not to mention great parking. Sept 2009 River Forest, Il.

Great Anniversary and "Baby Moon" all in one!

4.4 on October 05, 2009

Inn keepers become family in just a few days! Great stories, great service. We never wanted for anything. Every detail on the grounds is though of. Great food. Breakfast not at the crack of dawn. A real plus. Massages in the room were wonderful! We stayed downstairs and were somewhat concerned about noise when we saw our room but NO PROBLEM. Would recommend to others and would definitely go back!

Best Bed and Breakfast!

5 on September 30, 2009

We have stayed at the Cloran Mansion for 4 years in a row and we refuse to stay anywhere else now. The rooms and the food are great! The people who run it are so sweet and amazing!

Beautiful stay in Galena

5 on September 29, 2009

We went for our anniversary, and were more than pleased. The innkeepers were kind, accomodating, and have an incredible place for you to stay. The food was AMAZING...still thinking about that french toast! The mansion was clean, and had lots of history and beauty that makes us want to go back again soon.


5 on September 24, 2009

We stayed in Antonio's cottage and will return. The cottage is grand. Very large big bath room, nice big bed, huge bath tub, living room, dining room and a nice kitchen. Refrig. has cold water and sodas. The grounds are beautiful. Cheryl and Carmine are very hospitable. The best in keepers you could ask for. The breakfast is delicious. They have a very nice screened in gazebo and an outside firepit all ready to lite. It is located in a very quiet neighborhood.It is truly a dream. We will return. Thank you Carmine and Cheryl...

Charming B&B

5 on September 23, 2009

Cheryl and Carmine have thought of everything to make their guests stay comfortable and memorable--delicious breakfasts, extensive video library, beautiful gardens with gazebo and fire pit for relaxation. Galena is a very charming place to visit and we highly recommend the Cloran Mansion.

The Cottage was perfect !

5 on September 22, 2009

This was our first B&B and this will be the only one we choose in the Galena area. The hosts, Cheryl and Carmine made us feel at home and treated us like family. We stayed in Antonio's Cottage and it was great. large wirlpool tub for two, fireplace, kitchenette. It was all very cozy. The House is beautiful inside and out, these owners have a lot of pride in their B&B and it shows. The breakfast was amazing, Cheryl's french toast will leave a lasting impression,as will Carmine's "perfect " eggs. This was out 15th anniversary and a trip that was long over due. My Wife and I are so greatful that we chose to spend it at the Cloran Mansion. Thank you Cheryl and Carmine! we will be back.... Craig and Stacy Siano

Romantic Oasis Escape

4.6 on September 19, 2009

My girl friend and I were looking for a place to escape from the craziness of our daily lives and relax in luxury. We found the perfect place and atmosphere at the Cloran Mansion. Sigita had never been to a bed & breakfast prior to this trip. She cannot wait to go back. The ammenities are wonderful and the company including the other guests were all extremely friendly. We found our Oasis in Galena.

Cloran Mansion - the place to stay in Galena

5 on September 15, 2009

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary recently at Cloran Mansion. It was our first experience at a B&B and we couldn't have chosen a better place. Cheryl and Carmine were wonderful hosts and the breakfast feast they served each morning kept us full until dinnertime. If you want peace and quiet, this is the place to be. It's a few block out of town, away from the crowds and traffic. You can sit out in the gazebo or around the fireplace area and enjoy a book or pleasant conversation. The gardens are perfect for a small wedding. In fact, I think they will be hosting their 75th wedding at the mansion next month. The house itself is so quiet you hardly know anyone else is there. The rooms have all the amentities you could ask for. We wanted for nothing. We happened to stay in the Tower Room with its unique jacuzzi a floor above in the tower of the building. What a unique experience! If you are heading out to Galena, by all means consider staying at the Cloran Mansion if you want comfortable surroundings, fabulous food, a restful setting, and gracious hosts all within a few blocks of beautiful historic Galena!!

Wonderful B&B

5 on September 15, 2009

My husband and I have been to the Cloran Mansion many times. We have always been so pleased with the rooms, the outstanding breakfast, and the beautiful grounds. Sitting by the fire pit at night is so relaxing. There is no other B&B I will go to. We will keep coming there every year. You will be very glad you stayed there.

Weekend in Galena, IL

4.2 on September 09, 2009

The Cloran Mansion is a beautiful home. We enjoyed our stay immensely. We also enjoyed spending time in the gazebo on the property. The innkeepers were very hospitable and welcoming.


5 on September 08, 2009

We had our wedding at the Cloran Mansion. From the moment we spoke on the phone, we knew this would be the place. Carmine and Cheryl are warm and inviting. When we saw the Mansion, that clinched it. Carmine and Cheyl assisted in every detail, they went out of their way to make everything work - we had a fantastic wedding, partly thanks to them! The rooms were clean, nice and the breakfasts are incredible! We plan on going back each year.

Motorcycle friendly - excellent accomodations

5 on September 06, 2009

My husband and I just returned from a two night stay at the Cloran Mansion in Galena IL and we LOVED it! Cannot think of even one element they needed to improve on. They let us store our cycle in their garage overnight, leaving their own car outside! The grounds are impeccable; hospitality the exact amount we needed to be comfortable and feel well cared for. The food was AWESOME; the room was fantastic. Highly recommended. We will definitely return; no need to search for an alternative.

the Mansion

4.0 on August 28, 2009

The hosts are fantastic...The rooms decorated to perfection...Carmine and Cheryl are wonderful cooks ...even our Harley was safe in the gararge every night.. We enjoyed the front yard fire pit and sitting area very much We felt right at home in an instant...Thanks again Tom and Pam

Great place and hosts

4.8 on August 27, 2009

Spent 2 luxurious nights at the Cloran Mansion. Had large dining table and comfortable interactions with the other guests and the hosts. The breakfast is enormous and tasty.

Cloran Mansion Inn Stay

5 on August 23, 2009

We could not have been more pleased withour stay at Cloran Mansion Inn. The home was lovely. Carmine and Cheryl were splendid hosts. We would go back in a minute. Kay and Larry

anytime getaway

5 on August 20, 2009

The pictures of the cottage were exactly what we experienced. Being a stone's throw from the mansion gave privacy but convenience to come and go freely without a long walk. We didn't use the fireplace but it would be a nice option especially in the winter months. The kitchenette worked well to hold those yummy leftovers! For those with disabilities, this would be excellent because of their attention to ADA guidelines. A walker or wheelchair could easily be used. We didn't bring a pet, but it's one of the few places that allow small animals! Free internet access in the main house was a nice option. We had massages in the cottages and that was an awesome treat! Breakfast was a real treat since all the food is mainly from local farms and is so fresh! Everything tasted wonderful and they were great at accomodating my husband's dietary needs. Cheryl and Carmine have done a lot to restore a beautiful 1880's home that would make the Cloran family proud!

Family Fun and Relaxation

4.6 on August 18, 2009

Having a special place to get away for an anniversary and being able to take the family dog with was a wonderful treat for us. The accomodations were very comfortable in the cottage. Breakfasts were fantastic. We were made to feel like one of the family at the Cloran Mansion. Enjoyed every minute even though the weather was not the best.

Perfect Couple's Weekend

5 on August 18, 2009

My husband and I stayed at Cloran Mansion as our first "empty nester" getaway. The Tower Room was wonderfully comfortable, and the service was outstanding. We particularly enjoyed the family style breakfasts that gave us the opportunity to get to know our fellow guests and hosts. You must hear the story of how Carmine and Cheryl came to own this charming inn.

one night stay

3.8 on August 15, 2009

We enjoyed Sara's room-lots of room, bathroom is nice too-This room is at entrance of house so you do hear all occupants when they come and go. Innkeepers are delightful and enjoy their guests.

Relaxing getaway

4.8 on August 13, 2009

Thank you for your kindness and gracious hospitality-what fun both of you are in sharing your home and your lives!! Enjoyed the peaceful outdoors and pond and gazebo in the evening!!!

Great Find!

5 on August 03, 2009

I felt very welcomed from the moment I talked to Cheryl on the phone to make my reservation. She and Carmine have clearly attended to every detail to make their guests feel comfortable and at home. Breakfast was great. I will definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends.

Got What We Paid For

5 on July 30, 2009

If you've never stayed at a B&B before or even if you have this is one you definitely need to check out. The breakfast is hot, filling, and tasty. (You can skip lunch after this.) Carmine and Cheryl are great hosts. They're both very accommodating, friendly, sociable, and make you feel like family in a very short time. The rooms each have a quaint country charm and have a distinct individual personality. The jacuzzi/tub was great for relaxing after a day of hiking and shopping. Listening to the waterfall at the pond in the gazebo beat any of those CD with "relaxing" sounds. The fire pit was a great place to meet and get to know the other guests. Everyone we talked to told us how they keep coming back to the Cloran Mansion year after year because the place is that good. We hope to make it an annual event too. Check it out, you won't be disappointed. L & D

Above and Beyond!!!!!

5 on July 27, 2009

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!! My husband and I spent our first aniversary at the Cloran Mansion and were absolutely thrilled. Not only was the mansion itself beautiful and well kept, but Cheryl and Carmine went above and beyond to make the stay warm and welcome. They ordered me flowers, made dinner reservations, bought us a bottle of wine, made a card, gave us a balloon, and supplied free soda and water. In addition, Cheryl and Carmine took such pride in their landscape. They they had a gazebo, pond and firepit and even had all the ingredients for fire cooked popcorn. Lastly, the breakfast was ABSOLUTELY delicious. We would higly reccomend a stay at the Cloran for anyone who would like a weekend away.

Had a great time...

5 on July 26, 2009

We stayed in the cottage and everything was great. The cottage was very clean and everything was provided for us that we needed. We can't say enough about the breakfasts that we were served...once again...beyond our expectations. We would definitely recommend the Cloran Mansion.

relaxing and tranquil

4.0 on July 26, 2009

Cloran Mansion Inn is a very relaxing environment to kick back and enjoy a relaxing time with your spouse. Cloran provides inviting and comfortable rooms and an excellent breakfast to start off your day. The owners are friendly and I highly recommend this b&b destination in the charming town of Galena.

All you expect from a great B & B

5 on July 23, 2009

We have been at the Cloran in AUG 08 and this time in JUL 09. We have plans to return in DEC 09. Once we find something we really like we return again and again. The rooms and the Cabin along with the breakfast are exceptional. They have also done a beautiful job on the landscape and patio/gazebo areas

A relaxing stay with great hosts!

5 on July 20, 2009

My wife and I have stayed at the Cloran Mansion twice, once for 4 nights and once for 5 nights. Both times we have been treated like family. Our hosts,Cheryl and Carmine, have gone out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home. Their generous breakfasts are an excellent way to begin the day. We find ourselves not eating again until evening, when we generally find one of the quality restaurants in the area. Small details like coffee-makers in the rooms, stocked soft drinks and bottled water in the mini-fridges, outdoor fire-pit, gazebo and water garden, and an extensive DVD collection bring us back. We've stayed at many B&Bs. Cloran Mansion is at the top of the list.

Wonderful and Relaxing

5 on July 15, 2009

This was a wonderful and relaxing weekend for myself and my husband. The little touches for his birthday were much appreciated and the couples massage is highly reccommended! The service, food, and friendship will make us come back again and again!

Beautiful Bed and Breakfast.

4.0 on July 14, 2009

We stayed in their cottage. It was roomy, private, and very comfortable. The owners were friendly and served an excellent breakfast (we never ate lunch since we were still full from breakfast). They had a fire pit, gazebo, and pond for guest to enjoy. They also had a room with over 50 DVDs and CDs you can take to your room and watch during your stay. We would definitely stay here again

Amazing one year anniversary

5 on July 14, 2009

Everything when smoothly at the Cloran Mansion. Easy to find. The hosts were so friendly, helpful and made us feel at home. There were many details that you would never get at a hotel for example freshly baked cookies as we arrived to the mansion. The breakfasts were also very tasty. The room was just as we had seen it on their website. Our room had a mini fridge for us to use for left over food or our own wine or drinks. It was also filled with complimentary cokes and water. The whirlpool was very large and comfortable. They had a large selection of dvds free of charge and even games to keep us entertained. One night my partner and I sat at their gazebo which was very nice and romantic :) I had a great time and would definitely return.

Felt Like Family

4.6 on July 13, 2009

We stayed at the Cloran because of the nice pictures we saw on the net and the price was right. It was our first time in a B&B and it was a pleasant surprise. We felt right at home and like we had known Cheryl and Carmine for a long time. The masion was immaculate and charming. The grounds were gorgeous with the waterfall, Koi pond and gazebo. You could even have an outside fire and pop popcorn! The big breakfast in the wonderful dining room was delicious. It was nice to converse with fellow guests and see where they were from. Cheryl and Carmine were very attentive and made sure we had enough to eat and told us the history of their life in the mansion as hosts. I took wonderful pictures and have them for the memories. I would love to go back again and visit. Got a big hug from Cheryl when leaving which was very touching. I would recommend The Cloran to anyone!

great stay for expecting parents!

4.6 on July 12, 2009

I loved the fact that this B&B offers a package for new "parents to be" which we are! It includes a couples massage (prenatal for mom) and sparking grape juice rather than wine, though you get a bottle of champagne to take home for after the little one is born! The innkeepers are very nice and very accomodating. The house is great and the food is too! We would definitely stay there again!

Great Experience!!!

5 on July 10, 2009

We visited the Cloran mansion on July 3rd and stayed in the "Alice" room. While a little small, it has everything you would need. The house is beautiful and the breakfast was out of this world. A wonderful visit. Thanks Carmine and Cheryl.


5 on July 04, 2009

Absolutely incredible. Our first time at a B&B for 25th anniversary...will probably be the only B&B we'll ever stay at in Galena, as they set such a high standard that all others will probably disappoint. Charming and romantic, variety of rooms and pricing for all, hosts were like relatives/friends you enjoy spending lots of time with but who will be invisible when you prefer them to be. Breakfast was over the top, could not find similar in a gourmet restaurant. Fabuloso!

Memorable Stay

4.6 on July 01, 2009

This was our first time at Cloran Mansion, and we had a memorable stay. We were celebrating our 11th anniversary and received a surprise bottle of wine, balloon, and card in our room. A great touch to the B&B was the guests' room which had a great array of DVDs, games, ice machine, microwave, coffee/drinks, and laptop for our leisure! The grounds was beautiful as well-a patio with fire pit, enclosed gazebo, and a beautiful pond. It's perfect for relaxing! Most of all, the breakfast was fantastic! We've been to several B&Bs and Cloran Mansion takes the cake! Potatoes, sausage, eggs, pancakes, french toast, toast, ham, are some of the dishes we had with our two night stay! And to top it off, Carmine and Cheryl are pleasant hosts and have much to share about Galena.

Come here for a quaint and comfortable stay !

5 on June 22, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed here on our romantic getaway to Galena. It was a very pretty and cozy b&b and the inn keeper Carmine was very warm and eager to make sure we were comfortable. There was a very cute gazebo outside to enjoy and a fire pit available to be cozy at night if you wanted to sit outside. The breakfast was served on a very elegantly set dining room table with tasty food. Carmine was even sure to check for any dietary needs! There were also dvds available to watch in your room, along with cookies, popcorn, hot cocoa, tea, coffee, pop, or bottled water! We stayed in Alice's room which was very clean and cozy. I'm kinda of a whiny traveler, and let me tell you there was nothing to complain about during my two night stay here.

Relaxing Mini-Moon

4.6 on June 13, 2009

We spent a couple days at the Cloran mansion after a stressful week leading up to our wedding. The cottage was great. It was clean, comfortable, and just what we were looking for. The mansion itself was beautiful. As nice as the accomidations were, the real hit were the caretakers. The couple running the mansion were extremely friendly and eager to make our stay a pleasant one. We certainly felt welcome. They prepared a private romantic meal for us that was incredible and the breakfast the next morning was equally good. Our stay was short but we will be back again. Thumbs up from us!

Cloran Mansion rocks!

5 on June 02, 2009

Cherly and Carmine are wonderful hosts - it's like visiting your favorite aunt and uncle! The stay was restful with all the comforts of home and none of the hassles. Breakfast was awesome and my husband still raves about the potatoes!

Honeymoon in Heaven

5 on May 29, 2009

Cheryl & Carmine are the best host in the world. My husband and I recently stayed here for our honeymoon, and were a little leary as we've never stayed at a B&B before, but they went above and beyond our expectations. They make a big delicious breakfast every morning, and serve it in a formal dining room. They are very friendly, genuine, and take pride in what they do. The grounds are very well kept with a waterfall into a pond of fish, a gazebo, and firepit. The gazebo is screened in and the bugs don't bother you, there are no mosquito's so no need for repellent. The service is excellent, and my husband and I now have a standing reservation every year coming to celebrate our anniversary there :-). It's very peace and serene, the people are pleasant, and they give you everything you need to enjoy yourself we were there a week, and I swear it was the best week of our lives!!! I have and will continue to recommend this place to everyone who'll listen. You won't regret your stay here.

B&B First-Timers

5 on May 28, 2009

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary and decided to try a B&B for the first time. After our experience at the Cloran Mansion, we wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Cheryl and Carmine have created a wonderful atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. The breakfast was wife would like to see a Cloran Mansion Breakfast Cookbook for sale.

Great Getaway

5 on May 24, 2009

This was my third year at the Mansion. The food and hospitality are wonderful. Carmen and Cheryl, the owners make you feel like one of the family. I will continue to make this a great getaway for me and my friends.

Amazing! Stop searching, Stay at the Cloran Mansion!

5 on May 23, 2009

This is the Bed and Breakfast to stay in Galena! No, Cheryl and Carmine are not paying me to write this! From the moment we arrived, my fiance and I were blown away by the elegance and beauty of the Cloran Mansion! The pictures do not do this gorgeous building any justice. The grounds are beautiful and romantic. Cheryl and Carmine are two of the kindest people and make you feel like they have known you forever. Also, Cheryl and Carmine give very good advice as to where to go during your stay. The breakfasts are amazing! Well worth every penny!

Great B&B with great Owners

4.6 on May 21, 2009

My wife and I decided to go to Galena to celebrate her Birthday. We chose Cloran because of its great reviews and the price was just right. We had a wonderful time. The breakfast was tasty and bountiful and the owners, Carmine and Cheryl, were exceptionally courteous. There was a pleasant surprise after our breakfast one day; Cheryl over heard our conversation of my wife's birthday and brought a cake to our room FOC. Quick note: The location of the Cloran is about a mile or more outside of town. My wife and I walked but if you can drive quite easily if you want.

Our home away from home

5 on May 20, 2009

We love staying at Cloran Mansion and have been there several times. My husband did the Galena Triathlon during our stay and we were celebrating our anniversary. The owners are incredible - very caring and concerned about making your stay enjoyable. There are plenty of things to do whether you prefer to go out or stay in and relax: whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, movie library (hundreds of movies!), gazebo, etc. The breakfasts are huge and fabulous home cooked meals. Just can't say enough about how much we love this place!!

Galena B & B Charm

4.8 on May 05, 2009

Great Hospitality and accomodations, and the Breakfast is SOOOO Good. Carmine makes some mean eggs and be sure to ask about Cheryl's Pancakes and French Toast. Great Location and will definetely be going back.

Nice little honeymoon spot

4.4 on April 30, 2009

We came for a night after our wedding and it was a very nice house. The tower room was great, big tub for two!

Excellent B & B

5 on April 30, 2009

Beautiful B & B - romantic, cozy and immaculate! Food was fantastic - loved the coffee, too! We had a great time! Thanks so much, Cheryl & Carmine!

Cozy and very enjobable.

4.2 on April 29, 2009

The Faruggia's were very welcoming and ready to please. Lovely accomadations-fireplace and double whirlpool. And the full breakfast in the morning was to die for. Our first experience with a B & B and it won't be our last.

Quick getaway

4.8 on April 26, 2009

We had a fabulous stay at the Cloran Mansion. Cheryl and Carmine were extremely welcoming and we were very comfortable. If we return, we will probably choose a room not next to the front door.

The perfect romantic getaway location

5 on April 22, 2009

What a lovely place - romance and privacy abound at this quaint and beautiful B&B. With delicious breakfasts, beautiful guest rooms, a whirlpool tub, DVD library, a private candlelight dinner, and a dozen roses waiting for me in the room, what else could I have asked for. Cheryl and Carmine made our stay more comfortable and enjoyable than we thought possible. I'm ready to go back!

Romance in Galena

4.4 on March 28, 2009

My wife and I are always looking for a perfect romantic overnight stay, and we found it in Galena at the Cloran Mansion. We stay in a lot of bed and breakfasts, so we're pretty picky about places. The Cloran Mansion exceeded our expectations, and the breakfast was second-to-none. Nice touches in the house--coffee and cookies anytime in the library, an extensive DVD library (along with flat screen TV and DVD player in each room), and a small firelplace which was nice on a cold spring night. Carmine and Cheryl are extremely personable, and made sure we were happy with everything. We'll be back, and we'll recommend The Cloran Mansion to friends. --Steve and Emida R., Verona, WI

Enjoyable weekend in Galena

4.0 on March 18, 2009

The service was excellent and the breakfast both mornings was very good. It was located very close to the downtown area which made it very easy to commute. I would highly recommend the Cloran Mansion to anyone heading to Galena!

Warm and Romantic

4.8 on February 22, 2009

My wife and I celebrated our 25th Wedding Anniversary at the Cloran Mansion. We stayed in Ann's Room. Carmine greeted us by using our names, which was a very personal touch. He showed us around the mansion and then showed us to our room. The pictures do this room no justice. It was beyond our expectations! It was very nice with a personal touch - Carmine and Cheryl had an anniversary helium balloon, a bottle of wine, and a personalized card! The room was VERY clean, quiet, and romantic. We could see that Ann's Room was just what we wanted. The fireplace made the room VERY cozy and the 2 person whirlpool topped it off! The breakfast was outstanding! There was plenty of food and we ate some of everything and were not disappointed. The other guests were very friendly and the entire atmosphere had a home feeling. This was our first bed and breakfast and will nto be our last. We definitely plan on staying in the future at the Cloran Mansion and would reccomend it to others.

OUr Second Visit, making plans to return

4.0 on February 17, 2009

Carmine & Cheryl have the B&B stay down to an art. On our first visit, we got married on the property and everything was taken care of, to the smallest detail. The cottage on site is perfect for newlyweds. Our second visit was a weekend get-a-way and again, everything was perfect. The breakfast has a reputation throughout town and after one sitting, you'll understand why. Carmine & Cheryl and thier staff are very attentive to all needs of the guests without getting in your way. We have recommended the Cloran Mansion to family and friends and would recommend it to everyone visiting the Galena area. Sincerely, Paul and Lisa Campbell, Cortland Illinois

Perfect getaway!

5 on February 03, 2009

This was our third visit to the Cloran Mansion. It was as wonderful as our previous visits. Everything - from the beautiful room, to the wonderful breakfasts, to the accommodating hosts - was just perfect. Cheryl & Carmine are the reason we return to Galena when we need a break. They are gracious hosts and run a top-notch B&B. Although there are many B&B's to choose from in the Galena area, we can't imagine staying anywhere other than the Cloran Mansion. Ray & Tanya Lee

Great weekend

5 on January 24, 2009

Cheryl and Carmine are the best there is to a bed and breakfast. Great breafast and great company. Thank You!!! Steve&Sherry

Amazing weekend!

5 on January 12, 2009

We arrived later in the evening, and Cheryl and Carmine were at the door to welcome us. Our room was immaculate, and every detail had been attended to. I loved the gas fireplace in the room! We fell asleep in front of the fire every night. Having a whirlpool tub for two was great for relaxing after skiing, as was the in-house massage we scheduled. Breakfast was fantastic! Carmine and Cheryl put out an amazing spread. We'll definitely be back!

Best Breakfast Ever!

4.8 on January 10, 2009

You will get an especially warm welcome when you arrive at the Cloran Mansion. On the tour, we discovered that the mansion has all the character and charm of the original dwelling, yet has been completely updated. It was all decked out for the holidays both inside and out. Our room had a huge jet whirlpool and a fireplace that we really enjoyed after full days of hiking nature trails and shopping on Main Street. Maybe the best part of our stay was the scrumptious breakfast; homemade pancakes, waffles, eggs, hashbrowns, bagels and more. If you have a special diet, including gluten free, Cheryl makes your breakfast to order, according to your specifications. We will certainly return for another visit.

Two thumbs up for the Cloran Mansion

4.0 on December 28, 2008

A wonderful weekend get away! Spotlessly clean and cozy. Terrific breakfasts and exceptional hosts!

Great place for a romantic getaway

5 on December 08, 2008

My husband and I have stayed at the Cloran Mansion twice now, and have loved everything about our stays. The room was comfortable - the linens, plush bathrobes, fireplace, mini-fridge stocked with complimentary beverages, the TV/DVD. There is a common room with DVDs and CDs to borrow, and coffee for early risers. Carmine and Cheryl offer several add-ons to your reservation; my husband and I had a couples' massage in the mansion. Other things you can add on include a private dinner (we didn't take advantage of this, but I'm sure it's wonderful - they're great cooks); check out their website for other ideas. Breakfast at the Cloran is a feast. You will not leave hungry! Their breakfast offerings change all the time, but when we were there we had fabulous pumpkin pancakes one day. The potatoes are always delicious, and the eggs were made to order. The property is a short distance from the tourist hub of downtown Galena, but that wasn't an issue for us. We liked leaving the center of town and driving back to the mansion at night. (It's a very short drive, by the way.) Cheryl and Carmine are great hosts and really did everything they could to make us all feel welcome. We look forward to our return to the Cloran Mansion.


5 on October 31, 2008

My husband and I wanted to get away for the night. We have a 10 month old at home and wanted a relaxing night. got exactly that, plus more! :) the Cloran Mansion was wonderful!

Romantic Wedding

5 on October 25, 2008

After researching, we knew the Cloran Mansion would be The Place to marry. From planning to heartfelt hugs upon leaving, we felt welcomed. If you are planning a special occasion, consider the Cloran Mansion. A few clicks of a mouse, a couple emails exchanges and our wedding was planned. When Cheryl says they have everything they need and to let them take it from there, BELIEVE her! Our wedding was everything we imagined it to be. We stayed in Antonio's Cottage, which along with the mansion and grounds, were impeccably decorated. The landscaping, waterfall and gazebo add to the scenery. We set the Cloran Mansion apart for the following reasons: Value (reasonably priced, worth every cent), Hospitality (you will feel like family...even better), Cleanliness (impeccable), Charm (of innkeepers, decor, home, grounds), and Details (attentiveness). Everything was attended to and set to be "special". Carmine and Cheryl are in the right business, as it is clear by their professionalism and hospitality. Other B&B owners should take lessons from Carmine and Cheryl. It's the little details that count, from the beautifully set table every morning, to Carmine's delicious breakfasts, to the care they exude, making their guests happy, going out of their way to make requests possible. Cheryl came to my rescue at the final few moments prior to the ceremony, to fasten my gown. She took many lovely photographs, as did Carmine. As a team, they coordinate everything they tackle with amazing fluidity! Our wedding was at 3pm, and another second wedding at 5pm. How they pulled it off, I am not sure, but they did! Beautifully! We have given Cloran Mansion rave reviews to friends/family Ultimately, the Cloran Mansion is the best B&B we have visited, due to the gracious, caring hosts who clearly go out of their way to make their guests feel comfortable and welcome.

Our 40th Anniversary

5 on October 14, 2008

Carmine and Cheryl were great hosts. With their little extra touches they made our time there very special. The food was exceptional. Hope to visit again.

Great place to stay!

4.0 on October 13, 2008

The hosts were teriffic and there home was beautiful. We really enjoyed our stay and the room. We especially liked the Pumpkin Pancakes!

First timers

4.8 on October 12, 2008

This was our first experience at a B&B and what a comfortable, relaxing weekend we had. The room was beautiful as well as welcoming and comfortable. Breakfasts were outstanding, and the hospitality top notch. We hope to make this a yearly getaway. Thanks Cheryl and Carmine

Cloran Mansion is Cozy and Warm

5 on October 05, 2008

Cloran Mansion is a wonderful Bed and Breakfast in Galena. I treat my mother to an overnight here every year for her birthday. A great getaway for any reason. Cheryl and Carmine's hospitality is their greatest asset. We love to chat during breakfast with the other guests as well. The rooms are inviting and cozy. We look forward to next year.

A wonderful experience

5 on September 17, 2008

From the moment you park your car and walk across the grounds, and are ultimatley greeted by your hosts at the front door, you know that your stay at the Cloran will be special. The breakfasts are tremendous. Rooms are very well maintained, spacious, and tastfully decorated. In Saras Suite we had a stocked refrigerator, whirlpool for two, robes, snacks, sitting area, satelite TV/DVD/Stereo, fireplace and more. The Gardens are beautiful and inviting. We spent much time in the gazebo enjoying the pond and fountains. Cheryl and Carmine go out of their way to make sure you feel like the house is your home while you are there, and are very knowledgable about the local history/attractions. We are looking forward to our next stay.

The Best Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 14, 2008

This was our first Bed and Breakfast four years ago and we LOVED it. We had thought that we would try different Bed and Breakfasts everytime we went to Galena but we just can't stay anywhere else. We go every year.

Fantastic Bed & Breakfast

5 on September 14, 2008

We have found the most wonderful bed & breakfast in Galena. We just had our fifth stay there in Sept. 08 and are planning our next visit. The Cloran Mansion has so many features it is so hard to write it all. There great breakfast is something you do not want to miss. The awesome grounds, The gazabo to relax in, watch the fish in there beautiful pond. and than to finish the evening sitting by the firepit and enjoying the other guest. You won't be sorry. John & Joanne

A wedding anniversary visit

4.6 on September 08, 2008

We just returned from Galena, Illinois where we stayed at the Cloran Mansion Bed and Breakfast. We were upgraded at no additional charge to a more spacious room with a jacuzzi tub and fireplace. We had mentioned that we were celebrating a wedding anniversary and when we returned from dinner that evening there was a complementary bottle of wine in our room, two wine flutes, and a beautiful personalized card. The breakfasts each morning were some of the best we have ever had at a B&B! The Cloran Mansion has central air and a lounge room with hundreds of DVD's. The owners are friendly and helpful and the rooms are reasonably priced.The web site is very complete with pictures and details of each room. All in all, this was one of the best B&B's we have ever stayed in with every amenity on could want. We heartily recommend it!

Pleasant surprise

3.6 on August 28, 2008

This was our first stay at a B&B. I was a little nervous dragging my husband there, but we both were very pleased with the Cloran Mansion. It was quiet and relaxing- just what we needed. Breakfast was superb. We stayed in Ann's room, & peeked in at the other ones not occupied- all nicely decorated. I wish it were colder out so we could use the fireplace! We took advantage of their extensive DVD collection, had a couple's massage, and enjoyed the atmosphere. I would return again anytime.

The best 25th anniversary getaway

5 on August 24, 2008

The owner was very polite and friendly. The room was fantastic and was very clean. Carmine was very imformative as were to go and things to see. He made a fantastic breakfast. They were more concerned with how things were and what they could do to make your next stay even better. I have already made my reservation for another stay. We are even planning on doing our sons wedding there. You can not ask for a more romantic atmosphere, or even just a night to relax.

My first B & B

4.8 on August 22, 2008

I just wanted to say the for the first time in a bed and breakfast, I pick the best. Cheryl and Carmine were there for our every need. The house was beautiful and the ground were postcard perfect. We had a great time here and we will be back again in the fall for the colors. Thanks again for a great time. Bob and Paula Mase

Cloran Mansion Inn (B&B)

4.8 on August 19, 2008

Oustanding room and service. would stay there again.

Great Experience

4.0 on August 18, 2008

My wife and I were very satisfied with the cleanliness of the room we stayed in and the wonderful hospitality of the innkeepers. The breakfasts were superb and almost too much! The grounds were relaxing with the gazebo and fishpond features. All in all a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

Home away from home

5 on August 16, 2008

What a fantastic way to enjoy a weekend away. We enjoyed a beautiful room with a whirlpool for two. Had a romantic dinner followed by a couples massage and sat out in the gazeebo for a relaxing end to a terrific day. How could it get any better. ....The next morning we had a breakfast that words cannot describe. We were so full we didn't have lunch. As if that we not enough the Innkeepers Carmine and Cheryl so kind and welcoming that you feel like you are at home the minute you enter the Inn. We plan to go back as often as possible.

Cloran Mansion

5 on August 16, 2008

This B&B is one of the best, great food, great people, and Cheryl and Carmine are excellent hosts. The grounds are wonderfully kept, I just love the Koi pond.

wedding wonderland

5 on August 16, 2008

My friend had her wedding there last year and recommended it to me and in Aug I got married there and the package made the arrangements easy and beyound my expectations. I would recommended having your wedding there to anyone.

Romantic Getaway

5 on August 15, 2008

Their brochure describes the Cloran Mansion as a "Romantic Getaway" and that aptly describes our experience. We live less than 20 miles from the Cloran and it is our "getaway" of choice. We stayed in Sara's Suite one year ago and we were disappointed that it was not available for our anniversary this year. Instead we stayed two nights in Antonio's Cottage and found it to be every bit as nice as Sara's Suite. Carmine and Cheryl make you feel like family returning for a visit. We love the screened-in gazebo. It is next to a beautiful garden and tropical fish pond. With the bubbling fountain and the birds singing, you would think you were in the country rather than only a couple blocks from a busy highway. We spent several hours both days just relaxing and reading in the gazebo. The breakfasts that Carmine and Cheryl serve are delicious and plentiful. The puff pancakes filled with cherries are out of this world! We will definitely return to the Cloran on our next anniversary (if not before).

Charming, Romantic, Lovely!

5 on August 10, 2008

Overall, this place was awesome! WE WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK! This was our first time in a B&B, and Carmine and Cheryl couldn't have made it a more wonderful time! We stayed in the Tower Suite, which has a King size bed, private bathroom (w/ shower), and a private 2 person jacuzzi in the cupola of the mansion. The room was excellent--the room was stocked with pop and water, we had satellite TV, there were rubber ducky's and bath salts in the jacuzzi, and a very comfortable room overall! Service was quality too--the owners were there to greet us even though we got in a little later than standard (around 5pm), and made certain we knew where everything was. They provide a full library of DVDs and CDs, and coffee/tea/cookies are available in the library at all times! Breakfast was delicious--the owners claim it is not 'gourmet' because they don't use crazy ingredients like at some frou-frou restaurants, but the first morning we had craisin French Toast, Hashed browns, bacon, cook-to-order eggs, and fresh juice and coffee; the second morning was delicious Apple Pancakes, sausage, cook-to-order eggs, hashed browns and juice/coffee. They serve breakfast LATE (from 9:00-10:30am), so you can sleep in if you like. It means a slightly later start to the day, but makes it MUCH more relaxing! It's a close drive to the downtown of Galena (less than 5 minute drive), which has a lot of fun shopping and history. There's also a screened-in gazebo, koi pond, garden, and fire pit on the grounds that are perfectly enjoyable. Good times! The only things I didn't like: The room had a lot of old pictures of bride/grooms, which in my opinion made it feel a little cluttered. Some of the wallpaper above the shower was bubbling out--probably too many steamy showers. :) And there was no temp control in the room, so we had to rely on the ceiling fan, which was fine. Those are all VERY little points in the grand scheme of things, and this place ranks a 9.5 out of 10 in my book!

Cloran Rocks

5 on August 07, 2008

This B & B "Rocks" and best kept secret is the hospitality and special breakfasts and not just the farmer eggs and bacon. All special touches from the china, tablecloths, to the music. LOVE it!

Romantic Getaway, better than expected!

4.0 on August 04, 2008

We have just returned from a 3 night stay for our anniversary. We stayed in Antonio's Cottage which was a private romantic retreat. We also had access to everything located in the house. It was better than expected. We started our stay with a couple's massage on the premises and followed it with a private candle light dinner provided by the B&B in their romance package that was simply amazing! The host Carmen and hostess Cheryl were absolutely charming, wonderful people and they cooked the best breakfast ever. We often could not eat until dinner because we were so full from the unbelievable 6 course breakfast. They were very full of knowledge about the area and gave us great recommendations regarding sites to see. The pictures do not do this place justice, it was great to see that the rooms were better than described and shown in pictures. We can't wait to go back next year as it will now be one of our traditions! Jake and Mandy, Iowa

We love this B &B

4.8 on August 01, 2008

We loved staying here for our honeymoon! We loved are sitting by the fire outside and talking to the other guest while roasting mashmellows. Cheryl and Carmine were so helpful helping us pick great dining spots! Breakfast was wonderful. We would stay again!

Great B & B Experience!

4.8 on July 15, 2008

Thorougly enjoyed our visit at the Cloran. Very clean and well kept with a really comfortable bed! Hosts were very accommodating and friendly. Outside grounds are impeccably landscaped with a charming gazebo next to a pond with a waterfall. One of the best we have ever stayed at. It was our wedding anniversary and, on the table in our room, we were greeted with a nice card, balloon, and a bottle of wine to help commemorate the occasion! Very thoughtful! Bob 7 Linda Cedar Falls, IA

First Bed and Breakfast

4.0 on July 13, 2008

My wife and I enjoyed our stay at our first bed and breakfast, the Cloran Mansion. From the minute we stepped in the door until we left two days later we had a enjoyable experience. Cheryl and Carmine made us feel as if the masion was ours. The tower room was wonderful and the breakfast superb.

Cloran Mansion Inn

5 on July 08, 2008

Best place ever!

Refined Hospitality

5 on July 07, 2008

Delectable Breakfasts, Refreshing retreat for the weary. Carmine and Cheryl are perfection!

Geneva Gem

4.0 on June 30, 2008

Carmine and Cheryl are the ideal hosts of a beautiful and romantic location in Geneva. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Sara's Suite and of course the breakfasts were outstanding. We would highly recommend this quaint and charming B&B to anyone looking to escape from the rigors of work and/or family life.

Absolutely Lovely

5 on June 29, 2008

The Cloran Mansion is stunning. Though rather skeptical of my first visit to a B&B, all concerns were quickly put to rest. The hosts were more than pleasant and helpful, as well was simply excellent chefs. The rooms were beautiful and the beds were so cozy. The Cloran Mansion has found two more life-long friends and customers.

"Mother/Daughter" weekend trip

5 on June 23, 2008

The Cloran Mansion was our first Bed & Breakfast experience for a "Mother/daughter" weekend trip. The Innkeepers, Cheryl and Carmine, provided such warmth, hospitality, and special touches during our stay. Breakfast was absolutely delicious ~ We wanted their recipes! Now we completely understand that once you stay at a cozy and peaceful Bed & Breakfast such as the Cloran Mansion, you'll never want to sleep in a hotel again. Don't delay a "Mother/daughter get-away. You'll create such wonderful memories! Plus the shopping nearby is fantastic! Maria & Kelly Illinois

cloran mansion stay

5 on June 17, 2008

my husband and i greatly enjoyed our stay. the room and amenities could not have been better

A wonderfully romantic retreat!

4.8 on June 16, 2008

My husband surprised me with a weekend getaway for a special anniversary and I could not have been more pleased with him choosing the Tower Suite and the lovely Cloran Mansion Inn. From the moment we arrived, I knew this place was special. The grounds are leafy and beautiful, with a lovely pond, cozy gazebo, and comfy fire pit. The hosts, Cheryl and Carmine, are so warm and welcoming. I felt as if I had known them for years. The house is beautiful and our stay in the Tower Room was such a treat! The bed was so comfortable--I have not slept that well in years! By far, the most memorable part of our stay were the scrumptious breakfasts we had each morning. They were so delicious! I definitely recommend this B&B to anyone looking for a relaxing, romantic time in historic Galena. You will not be disappointed...Cheryl and Carmine will make sure of it!

Great Weekend!

5 on June 14, 2008

My husband and I stayed in the cottage because we had a dog with us. What other bed and breakfast lets you have a dog?! Everything was perfect.... we can't wait to go back next year. Great hosts, not to mention the fantastic breakfasts we had! You will NOT go wrong staying at this B & B and it's not that far from downtown. We loved it!

best kept secret

4.6 on June 13, 2008

very friendly hosts, so relaxing- the best breakfast ever! highly recommend a stay at the Cloran Mansion

A wonderful place to relax and be pampered!

5 on June 13, 2008

Our thoughts keep slipping back to our relaxing stay in Galena with Cheryl and Carmine, our warm and welcoming hosts. What a surprise to be greeted with a cake to celebrate our 20th anniversary! We thoroughly enjoyed all the comforts and the breakfasts were outstanding. A special note: This is a friendly place for those with special diets. I was able to enjoy delicious breakfasts of gluten free pancakes and waffles and toast without a care. We will return!

Relaxing B&B away from teh action

4.4 on June 10, 2008

We had a romantic getaway at Cloran Mansion away from the busy downtown main street. It was very peaceful relaxing by the fire, sipping wine with our own privacy.

one of the best

4.8 on June 09, 2008

my wife and i have stayed at a number of b&b's in the galena area over the last 10 years and the cloron mansion rates as one of the best. the rooms are clean and comfortable, the breakfasts are delicious and the hosts are gracious and hospitable

Wonderful getaway

5 on June 08, 2008

I arranged a 3 night stay at Cloran Mansion as a surprise (for my husband) anniversary getaway. I made all of the arrangements online: viewed the rooms and their availability; extras available (anniversay dinner, massages, flowers, etc.);and reservations. Cheryl and Carmine have thought of everything and it is evident that they love what they are doing. The room was gorgeous, the yard was beautiful, the breakfasts delicious and very filling, and their company was very relaxing. I would recommend a stay at the Cloran Mansion for any occasion.


5 on June 06, 2008

This is a WONDERFUL place for a romantic and fun stay! It was our first time at a B&B, and I can't recommend it more! The rooms are gorgeous, the food is amazing, and the hospitality can't be beat. I'd recommend Cloran Mansion to everyone who can possibly get there! Just be prepared to make new friends!


5 on June 04, 2008

Very nice and relaxing and close to town. Dinner we ordered for the evening from them was absolutely wonderful. Breakfast tremendous too. Nice grounds and wonderful hosts and friendly.

Close to heaven

4.8 on June 02, 2008

Truly amnazing--on a scale of 1-10, this place is a 12!!

Best friends get away

5 on May 28, 2008

Girlfriends for over 20 years found a place that sleeps 3. Went Wed., Thurs., and Fri. Great food Great owners. Welcome pets too! Already made reservations for next year!

Romantic Inn

4.6 on May 28, 2008

Our hosts Carmine and Cheryl thought of everything for our comfort. The breakfasts were more than ample and very hardy. We'll be back!


4.6 on May 28, 2008

Our first bed and breakfast and I have no complaints. It was the best place we have stayed and I will come back again.

magical day

5 on May 24, 2008

After planning our wedding for almost a year and a half and sick to death with details I came across this wonderful B & B that had a pkg. for people who wanted to elope. Carmine & Cheryl planned everything for us on our special day, I didn't have to worry about a thing - what a blessing they were! The grounds were beautiful and perfect for pictures. The food was excellent. They went above & beyond in all aspects and I am so pleased that they were the ones who made our day so special! We will definately be back!! Victor & Chandra

Fantastic Breakfast!!

5 on May 06, 2008

This was our first stay and it will certainly not be the last. This has been our best experience with a B & B. Beautiful home and setting, super breakfast, and very congenial innkeepers.

Found our favorite place!

5 on May 05, 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed there for my birthday celebration. Carmine and Cheryl are wonderful hosts. I must say that we have found our favorite place and we will be back many times! The name really does apply, it’s a Mansion. We were upgraded no charge to a nicer room but all rooms are great! The rooms are decorated beautifully and the bathrooms have a large two person whirlpool, completed with bath salts and soft, plush robes. There is also a mini-refrigerator with complimentary water and soda and a gas fireplace. TV with satellite dish and DVD player. The main living area has a large DVD library, along with coffee maker, popcorn, homemade cookies, board games and a laptop with Internet access. The breakfast was excellent, no need for lunch after that! We had French toast that was to die for…..eggs made to order, ham, and the potatoes were delicious. Cheryl and Carmine are excellent cooks. All served in a beautiful dining room, with fine china, and linens. The grounds are well cared for, with a beautiful gazebo and a pond with fish. You can also make a fire in the firepit. Overall a very romantic weekend; I am already recommending this B & B to my friends.

Schoonover Wedding

5 on April 16, 2008

The innkeepers Carmine and Cheryl on very short notice arranged a wonderful private wedding for us. We had a relaxing afternoon of therapeutic massage, an early evening ceremony followed by a wonderful candlelit dinner for two. They set up everything including the officiant, the flowers, cake, champagne and keepsake glasses. A perfect weekend which will always be remembered and relived.

a wonderful way to start a new life

5 on April 15, 2008

My husband and I eloped to Galena and we couldnt have asked for a better way to start our new life. Carmine and Cheryl were the greatest, their home is beautiful and we couldnt have asked for more. The food was incredible and the breakfast, wow! They were more than accomodating and their place is absolutely gorgeous. We've already booked our first year anniversay! Thank you to two very wonderful people and a wonderful daughter you have too! She was most enjoyable and did a fantastic job! Thanks again!!!!!!!!

A quiet evening

4.8 on March 30, 2008

We were impressed with the friendly feeling as soon as we arrived. Special touches make it very homey. The breakfast was delicious and served to preferences. We were able to stay one night but will certainly return.

A magical weekend at Cloran Mansion

4.8 on March 25, 2008

Cloran Mansion is a majestic bed and breakfast hosted by two wonderful, friendly people. My husband and I spent the weekend in Sara's Suite, which was lavishly decorated but still cozy, with a fireplace and whirlpool. Carmine and Cheryl serve a first-rate breakfast--we never had room for lunch during our stay! C & C's attention to detail and extra special touches made our stay truly magical. We will be back!

Best kept secret in Galena, IL

5 on March 08, 2008

The Cloran Mansion is the best kept secret in Galena, IL. Cheryl and Carmine are a breath of fresh air. Their B & B is cozy, comfortable and very intimate. The breakfast was outstanding, truly delicious! Don't pass up the cottage - a wonderful little get away and the extra privacy is a plus.

Great Place to Stay

5 on February 15, 2008

The Cloran Mansion is beautiful. We have been there several times in the past 3 years. Carmine and Cheryl treat you like family. The rooms are beautiful with so many personal touches. The breakfast is outstanding (you will not leave hungry).

Cloran Mansion Feb. 08

4.0 on February 14, 2008

This B & B is located just "up the hill" from the main shopping district. If you like to walk it would be pleasant. The breakfast was eggs made to order with all the trimmings you could want. Lovely rooms, with a sitting room for anyone to use, lots of videos, and the owners are extremely charming and very hospitable.

They treat you special

5 on January 22, 2008

This is the second time we've been to the Cloran Mansion. My husband was not big on B&B's before we went here in the summer for the first time. After staying with Carmine and Cheryl, he said this would be the place we go back to. We spent several nights there between Christmas and New Year's and had a great time. We were celebrating birthdays and when we got there, there was a cake, balloon, and personalized birthday cards in our room. What a pleasant surprise. The food is very good and you get plenty. If you go away hungry, it's your own fault. Carmine and Cheryl are wonderful hosts. They pay attention to all the little details that make it extra special. We'll definitely go back.

a persoal b&b

5 on January 16, 2008

my wife and i have stayed with carmine and cheryl four times now and they are just like family now(although not packers fans)absolutly no worries here ,excellent food excellent stay ,we'll probably never go anywhere else,there is just no need.thanks carmine and cheryl!!!!!!!!

Great place

5 on December 27, 2007

Cheryl and Carmine have a wonderful place. They are very welcoming and accomodating. Felt just like home.

First time B&B

4.4 on December 18, 2007

Great experience for our first time at a B&B. We got the "couples package", with massage for 2 and dinner. Very relaxing. Food was excellent! Try the Tower room with the Jacuzzi in the tower.

Cloran Mansion.

4.8 on December 17, 2007

Carmine and Cheryl are like old friends, there are so many extra things done that you can hardly count them. The food is just the greatest. It's great fun to be there.

Property Review.

5 on December 14, 2007

This trip was our first experience to a bed and breakfast and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a memorable stay and exceeded my expectations. The innkeepers were very welcoming and made our visit extremely comfortable. We'll always come back!


5 on November 11, 2007

Spent 2 night here and had a wonderful time. Great breakfasts and very nice hosts ( Carmine and Cheryl) Bob and Joyce

First time B&B

4.8 on November 02, 2007

My husband and I wanted to stay somewhere different than a hotel. We've heard how nice B&B's are so we thought we give it a try. It was every bit what we had heard from friends and more. The hospitality was fantastic and very private. Great place to stay and we will make it an annual trip.

Memories in the Making

4.8 on October 29, 2007

My husband & I received a gift certificate to the Cloran Mansion from some of my former neighbors when we got married last summer. We decided to go in the Fall, and it is becoming our new tradition to get away together, enjoy the beautiful scenery of Galena in Autumn, and make some special memories together there. We stay in Antonio's Cottage, a wonderful addition to the Bed & Breakfast which is not only handicapped-accessible, but also child and pet friendly! This means we can bring our dog along with us, and we totally enjoy every minute of our weekend in our cozy cottage. The breakfasts are out of this world, and the warmth of the Innkeepers, Carmine & Cheryl, is genuine. We've met many wonderful people there, some visiting for the first time, and some on their 3rd or 4th visit. The grounds are beautiful, with something new each time, and always is seasonal and charming. We have already made plans for next year's get-away, and we can't wait for another wonderful getaway! Next time, at the urging of many of the other guests, we are planning on getting a couples' massage, although it's hard to imagine getting any more relaxed at the Cloran Mansion!

Loved it!

4.6 on October 18, 2007

We stayed for our anniversary and were met with a cake and personalized card. The rooms, food and service were fabulous. We loved Carmine and Cheryl. We enjoyed an in-room couples massage and a candlelight dinner. Very romantic-try it!!!

You Won't Be Disappointed

4.6 on October 17, 2007

My husband & I stayed at the Cloran Mansion for our one-year wedding anniversary. It was our first time at a B&B and it was wonderful. The inn was lovely; as were the grounds. John's Room was so comfortable and inviting. Cheryl & Carmine are great hosts. They even surprised us with a chocolate cake, balloon, and card in honor of our anniversary. We will definitely be back!!


4.0 on October 09, 2007

My husband and I just returned from our 4th visit to Cheryl and Carmines wonderful B & B. We absolutely love it there! Breakfast is to die for with special touches from both Cheryl and Carmine. Everytime we've been there, it's like being at your own home. We love the individuality of each of the rooms.

Weekend in Galena

4.0 on September 25, 2007

We stayed in Sara's Suite with our 1 year was wonderful and roomy! When we return to Galena we will surely pick the Cloran Mansion again for our accomadations!

Labor Day at the Cloran Mansion

4.4 on September 19, 2007

Innkeepers were very friendly. Great amenities of complimentary pop/water in room. Complimentary chocolate candy, and baked goods, in common rooms. Large complimenatry collection of DVDs available for use in room. The bathroom in Ann's room is beautiful. Down side of B&B is that it is not close enough to downtown Galena to walk. The neighborhood it is located in is close to some commercial properities so the location is not as quaint as some of the other B&B in Galena. However the grounds of this B&B are very lovely.


5 on September 11, 2007

This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast and they have set the level of expectations very high! We weren't too sure about spending our 37th anniversary with strangers but Carmine and Cheryl made us feel like we have known them forever! It was most comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious! Who needs 3 meals when your breakfast is so hearty and varied! We highly recommend their home....and it's just far enough away from downtown to be very peaceful yet minutes away from the action.


5 on September 06, 2007

It was just wounderfull, vary clean, great food, and the company was awsome.

Great Place to stay

4.4 on September 05, 2007

The location was very nice. Stayed int he tower room for my 1st wedding anniversery and could not have asked for a more romantic place.

Quiet & Unpretentious

4.8 on August 29, 2007

Carmine & Cheryl provde the perfect service in a well updated Victorian mansion. Great food, good advise, and quiet- only about when you need them.


5 on August 26, 2007

We have stayed at the Cloran Mansion for three straight years and feel no need to look for another B&B. Carmine and Cheryl are friendly, very accommodating, and make you feel like one of the family. A very enjoyable stay that we highly recommend.

A wonderful nights stay!

5 on August 16, 2007

What a beautiful B & B. Much more than we expected. The innkeepers Carmine and Cheryl are great, they really did a fantastic job accomadating all of our needs. Great cooks too!!! We will return!!

The perfect getaway

5 on August 15, 2007

My husband booked the room in this lovely B&B and everything was perfect. The grounds are beautiful and very relaxing--gazebo and pond among beautiful flowers. The room was perfect and had everything you could want--private bath, mini frig, TV in a beautiful bedroom setting. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful--cherry pancakes and a lot more. Lots of little details--candy in a bowl, olay face wipes, spa shampoo and bath gel, etc.

If you want to be pampered, this is the place to go

5 on August 13, 2007

Cloran Mansion was the fifth B & B we have stayed in this summer. It is definitely #1 in our book. Carmine and Cheryl are gracious hosts and devoted to making the guests’ stay a wonderful experience. Sara’s Suite is beautiful and so comfortable. It was our anniversary, and we were greeted with roses, a balloon, card and a delicious cake. The gazebo and fish pond are delightful as well as the flower gardens. The breakfasts are bountiful and beautifully presented. We were surprised how many of the guests at breakfast were there for repeat visits. We only live about 15 miles from the Cloran Mansion but we will definitely go back the next time we want to get away for a few days!

Fabulous Bed and Breakfast

5 on August 09, 2007

My husband and I have stayed at many bed and breakfasts throughout the country and the Cloran Mansion in Galena is in our top three. We make it a point to visit the mansion once each year and feel like we are "coming home" each time. Cheryl and Carmine are such wonderful hosts and the experience is perfect. The rooms in the mansion are wonderful and have such thoughtful touches added to each one. The grounds are fabulous and quiet with lovely flower gardens, a relaxing screened gazebo and a tranquil water pond. Breakfast each morning is a real delight and the best of any B and B's we have found. Recently we added a dog to our family and stay in the cottage next to the mansion. The cottage is also top notch and is perfect if you bring children or a pet. A stay at the Cloran Mansion is a rejuvenating experience and should not be missed.

Would Stay There Again!!

5 on August 05, 2007

I've been to Galena a few times, this time for our 26th anniversary and without 40 Boy Scouts in tow! What a wonderful stay!! This is our first time in a B&B and if all of them are like this, I'll never do a hotel again. Cheryl and Carmine made this a very memorable anniversary and a most relaxing one also. The grounds are beautiful and close enough to the downtown that you could walk there...granted it's a bit of a walk. We will be staying there again in the future. Thanks again.


5 on August 03, 2007

The "mansion" was very comfortable and the hosts seemed to know exactly when you needed something and exactly when you wanted privacy. The sweet firetable in the front of the home provided a perfect place to meet other guests, share stories and enjoy a summer evening. I would highly recommend this B and B if you are staying in the Galena area!

Home away from home

5 on July 30, 2007

The Cloran Mansion Bed and Breakfast is a magnificent home away from home. Carmine and Cheryl treat you as royalty and ensure that your stay is comfortable and relaxed. The balloon and birthday cake was such a thoughtful touch when we arrived!

Fantastic Retreat!

5 on July 29, 2007

The Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast is a delightful and charming B & B for those of you seeking the perfect retreat. The grounds are impressive with a beautiful gazebo, fountain, garden walkway, and seating area to build your own fire! The owners of this lovely establishment, Carmine and Cheryl, were absolutely fantastic. Their personal warmth and wonderful hospitality created the perfect getaway for my family. Gracious and kind, they prepared a delicious complimentary breakfast which could compete with any gourmet restaurant! We had the privilege of residing in the Tower Room where the double whirlpool was tucked away in a peak location (tower!) of this charming B & B. Special and luxurious amenities were provided to enhance this whirlpool experience. The room was beautifully decorated as it was clear that the owners spent a considerable amount of time and energy in creating a room that was both exceedingly comfortable and breathtakingly beautiful. Whereas Galena offers travelers a myriad of shops and restaurants to peruse, we had great difficulties leaving our gorgeous room to visit this quaint, small town. We were given the opportunity to utilize bikes when touring the town, which greatly contributed to our fun retreat! Much to our surprise, we were greeted with a tray of freshly baked cookies upon returning from our adventure! Our room was furnished with a small refridgerator filled with softdrinks and water - all complimentary! The perfect accompaniment to those delicious chocolate chip cookies! If I were to make one improvement, it would be to offer guests some additional space to store personal items in the rooms. Our room was so beautifully adorned with various antiques, I did not want to ruin any of these precious items with my personal belongings in such close proximity to these furnishings! I cannot recommend the Cloran Mansion B & B highly enough. I will return to this B & B again and again!

Our stay at Cloran Mansion

5 on July 18, 2007

We stayed at Clorin July 5-8. What a lovely surprise. This was our second time at a B&B so we did not know what to expect. Carmine and Cheryl met us at the door and said that we should "make it our home" and boy were they right. We felt immediately comfortable. The breakfasts were great. We tried to guess what would be served the next day. Never a disappointment!

Perfect in every way!

5 on July 11, 2007

Quiet and very relaxing. Beautiful grounds. Wonderful hosts and very nice rooms. The owners have thought of everything in order to give guests the comforts of home away from home. Homemade cookies, coffee whenever you'd like it, popcorn for that afternoon or evening snack, a cookie jar and chocolate candy, bath pillows, sea salts, umbrellas, etc.. I could go on and on. And the breakfasts are unbelievably good! We'll be back and we'll tell all our friends and family about Cloran Mansion.

Wonderful Place To Stay!

5 on June 26, 2007

This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and to be honest--we didn't know what to expect. We were celebrating our 24th wedding anniversary and wanted to stay somewhere quiet and romantic. The Cloran Mansion was it! Cheryl and Carmine were so nice and had an anniversary card, balloon and cake in our room for us when we arrived. What a pleasant surprise! Very clean, peaceful and romantic get-away. The outside was very nice as well, decorated with lovely flowers, a pond, gazebo, firepit, etc. We really felt like home there! Thanks for the nice time! We truly enjoyed our stay.

Why we just keep going back to Cloran!

5 on June 24, 2007

This was our fourth stay at the Cloran Mansion, and the hospitality & amenities just keep bringing us back! Carmen & Cheryl are wonderful hosts, making you feel right at home while not being intrusive. The mansion is beautiful, the rooms cozy, and the FULL breakfast will satisfy any appetite. We originally tried Cloran because each room was advertised as having a fire place and a jacuzzi tub. We confirmed this was true, but found their were even better reasons for coming back. While slightly off the main street in Galena, its a short drive or walk to the downtown area, which gives a lot of quiet and privacy, which is nice if you decide to sit outsite at night in the gazebo. We will be going back again next year, and would strongly recommend the Cloran Mansion to anyone!!

Loved the Cloran B&B

5 on June 24, 2007

Our stay at the Cloran Mansion B&B was wonderful! We were looking for a special place to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and we found it here. Cheryl & Carmine couldn't have been more gracious hosts who made us feel like family. We will definitely go back and highly recommend it to others! We stayed in "Antonio's Cottage" which is separate from the mansion. It was quiet, personal and romantic yet close enough to access the mansion for breakfast and any of our needs!

Best B&B to date

5 on June 15, 2007

My husband and I were married at the Cloran two years ago, and we have returned each year on our anniversary. We regularly try other B&B's in other towns, but the Cloran is still the best of the best. The rooms are beautiful and very clean (I'm quite picky about cleanliness), the grounds are wonderful to sit, relax and enjoy, and the breakfast is to die for! (You won't need lunch.) Above all, Carmine and Cheryl are welcoming and caring owners. If you are looking for a romantic B&B where you feel instantly comfortable, this is it. Oh, and have I mentioned the hot tubs, need I say more?

A great place!

5 on June 11, 2007

Cloran Mansion is a wonderful place with great owners. Carmen and his wife go all out to make the experience of their guests memorable. The palce is clean, the breakfast outstanding and the ambience wonderful.

Had A Great Time!!

5 on June 06, 2007

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at the Cloran Mansion just this past weekend. We had a great time. Carmine & Cheryl are awesome hosts and their personal service is appreciated. We stayed in Antonio's Cottage. The in room massages and private candle lit dinner in our room was awesome. We highly recommended the Cloran Mansion

Romantic Getaway

4.8 on June 01, 2007

The Cloran Mansion is a wonderful getaway from everyday life, with the extra special touches of home. A very relaxing, quiet, romantic atmosphere. The room, and grounds are beautiful. The food was outstanding. The gracious hosts treated us like old friends. Great weekend.

Romantic Getaway

5 on May 24, 2007

Cloran Mansion is a great romantic getaway or girlfriends getaway. The B&B has 5 rooms or a cottage - most with whirlpool tubs & fireplaces - all w/TV, DVD, VCR. The owneres make your stay special. We actually just got married here! Would very highly recommend!!!

perfect getaway

5 on May 18, 2007

You feel very much at home at Cloran Mansion. Cheryl and Carmine are wonderful and thoughtful hosts. Their attention to detail makes Cloran Mansion a cut above the rest. From the firepit and gazebo outside to the luxurious bath and fire place in the room, you feel rejuvenated and special when you are here. I plan on going back with family and friends whenever possible.

My First and Best Experience So Far

4.8 on April 13, 2007

My husband and I celebrated our first anniversary at the Cloran Mansion, and stayed in the cottage. When we arrived there was a little cake and a personalized card waiting for us on the table! We were so happy with the personalization. The room was immaculately clean, the innkeepers were VERY friendly and the food was spectacular! The endless cookie jar and move library is great too! I definitely recommend Cloran Mansion to anyone that is thinking of visiting Galena. It is a little off the main drag, but that was what my husband and I were looking for.

Cloran Mansion Inn (B&B)


  • Nightly Rate $125 - $235
  • Reviews (343) 4.8
  • Rooms 7
  • Accepts Gift Cards

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