Cloran Mansion Inn (B&B)

1237 Franklin St , Galena, IL 61036-1309 USA (Show map)


Escape to a romantic get-a-way in an 1880 ITALIANANTE Victorian Mansion. Experience the luxury of fireplaces and whirlpools for 2. Lounge in the soft robes provided while watching a complimentary DVD's from our extensive collection. Enjoy all of the amenities including flat screen TV, DVD player CD stereo, private baths, mini fridge with complimentary beverages, candies, candle lights and more. Start your day with a very full country style breakfast before exploring the beautiful historic town of Galena only 8 short blocks away. After visiting Galena and its many fine restaurants return home and relax in the yard underneath the shade of beautiful trees and enjoy 1 ½ acres of manicured lawn and gardens. The Cloran Mansion offers 5 rooms with central air and a fully handicapped accessible Cottage, which is also pet friendly and a Studio Condo. Children are welcome in Sara's suite, Cloran Condo and Antonio's Cottage.



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

A perfect stay

5 on November 02, 2017

Was our first experience in a bed&breakfast, and was great. The tower room is really nice and cozy. Complementary coffee and beverage. Free chocolates, the incredible breakfast and attention of Cheryl and Carmine make the stay better. The Halloween decoration was also incredible and funny. Isabel and Fernando

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!!

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Rooms & Rates

Tower Suite

Tower Suite amenities include a king-size pillow top bed, grand fireplace, Satelite TV with Flat scree TV, DVD and CD stereo,shower, plush robes, and mini-refrigerator stocked with complimentary soda and water. Your private staircase takes you to the cupola, or widow's watch at the peak of the mansion. There you will find your double whirlpool for two complete with bath pillows, sea salts and CD stereo and warm fireplace. It's everything you would want in a truly romantic getaway!

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $205

Sara's Suite

Sara's Suite features an extra-firm pillow top king-size bed as well as a queen-size sofa sleeper. The armoire hosts a flat screen TV, satelite, DVD and CD stereo. A coffee pot, microwave and mini-fridge with complimentary soda and water. Enjoy your morning coffee or tea at the glass-top table in the bay window. Cuddle up on the sofa in front of a warm fire or pamper yourself in the largest corner whirlpool built for two in the spacious private bath.Sara's Suite is one of the most comfortable romantic suites in the mansion and is the perfect setting to say I Love you!

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

John's Room

John's Room provides the perfect cozy setting for enjoying your time together. The grand fireplace is angled and gives a warm glow to the queen sized bed. The private bath hosts an inviting whirlpool/Jacuzzi built for two and shower. Enjoy complimentary beverages from the stocked mini fridge while watching satlite TV on a flat screen with DVD player to watch a movie from our extensive DVD library, or simply relax in the soft robes while listening to your favorite CD.

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

Ann's Room

Ann's Room is said to be the most inviting room in the Mansion. The Wood Cathedral ceilings reflect the warm glow of the Grande Fireplace. The Queen sized bed, Satlite TV/DVD, Mini fridge stocked with complimentary soda and water, CD Stereo and Soft Robes all add to your comfort. The large Private Bath with the Whirlpool/Jacuzzi built for Two is enhanced by the many windows giving you a view of the stars and nearby working Farm. Relax in your Whirlpool by candlelight while listening to your favorite CD. Shower also

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

Antonio's Cottage

Antonio's Cottage is the perfect private get-a-way for your honeymoon, anniversary, birthday or just for being alone together. Enjoy the heated floors and plush terry robes when you step out of your whirlpool/Jacuzzi for two or from your morning shower. Relax in the romantic warmth of your three-sided fireplace as you watch your favorite movie from our extensive DVD library. Or enjoy the soft sounds of your favorite CD. The 32-inch flat screen TV/DVD is on a swivel so you can enjoy your selection from the double whirlpool, queen sized bed, dining area, or sofa. Galley kitchen.

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

Alice's Room

With its queen-size bed and white wicker furnitureis the most charming room in the mansion. Although it is considered a standard room, it has many above standard features including: fireplace Satellite TV,DVD and CD player. The mini-fridge is stocked with complimentary beverages and the private bath has both tub and shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Cloran Condo

Enjoy a spacious studio condo with private balcony, a king size bed, and sofa which also serves as a comfortable queen sleeper, see through fireplace which separates the bedroom and bathroom, a 32 inch flat screen TV/Blue ray DVD player, and soothing spa alarm clock radio and Ipod/MP3 player docking station are provided for your enjoyment. Double whirlpool tub and flat screen TV with DVD above the tub. Galley kitchen with microwave, coffee pot, mini fridge, flat top range. Also the use of all the amenities of the lodge, swimming pool, sauna, game room and exercise center

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

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Location Type

Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Directions to property:

one mile west of Galena, Illinois.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Golf, flea markets, auctions, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , large front yard, outside gathering area, massage -therapist, consigere services, ample private parking

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Video Arcade, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 2 P.M.
  • Check Out:: 11 A.M.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Cottage and Sara's Suite
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes Cottage Only
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 day minnimum on weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Rooms are held with a credit card but not charged until actual checkout
  • Cancellations: 10 day prior to day of arrival. If more than one room,holiday or special event 30 days notice required or reservation will be charged if room(s)cannot be let. Administration fee of $25 will be charged for cancellation.
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Carmine and Cheryl Farruggia

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Cooking, decorating, hospitality, health care, motorcycle golfing. We love visiting with our guest over breakfast.

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  • Time Served: 9-10:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Gluten Free

Signature Dish

Cloran Sunday Italian Breakfast
A full breakfast including breakfast meat is served every morning, but on Sunday morning it is always, Italian Sausage, Italian Seasoned Fried Potatoes, Eggs to order, Sliced Italian Bread toasted, French Toast, Fruit, Coffee and Juices

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