5 on September 11, 2018
We really enjoyed our stay at the Queen Anne for a girlfriend weekend. The host, Van, was so friendly and willing to accommodate our needs. The house was extremely clean and it has many period pieces of furniture to give you a feel of Galena in the 1800's. We really loved the fact that the house was an 8 minute stroll to downtown using a footbridge over the Galena River. We walked everywhere and we're glad because Galena's parking can be a nightmare. Van also treated so to a wonderful breakfast in the morning which included many items from his garden. We really enjoyed our stay.
4.8 on August 06, 2018
Great visit and service. Would stay again next time.
5 on April 01, 2018
Mike and Anita are fabulous hosts. Sumptuous breakfasts and many lighthearted and interesting stories shared. The home is beautifully decorated in period style. Excellent accommodations. A must stay for anyone going to Galena.
4.8 on March 30, 2018
I left a previous review and wanted to add the food was delicious, we had different place settings and china each morning. The innkeeper had taken cooking lessons from a master chef earlier. His chefs hat and moose slippers(a tradition, new slippers every year(ask him how it all got started. This home has lots of history and the innkeeper had lots of like stories he told, very interesting.
4.8 on March 30, 2018
I love historical B & B's, Queen Ann was quaint very much authentic with modern updates. Our host was very attentive to all the quests, funny,pleasant and very colorful, great stories on the house and it's history and past guests. We enjoyed the parlor parties every evening at 5, what an old fashioned name for a get together We ran into people that our paths crossed in the past, it really can be a small world. These people stated that they had picked the right B & B and would stay there again as we would. Myself, my mother and daughter all had a very enjoyable trip to Galena.
4.8 on March 19, 2018
Beautiful home with comfortable rooms and great common areas. Exceptional breakfasts as well.
4.8 on March 15, 2018
Great Breakfast and close walk to Main St!!! Mike and Anita are terrific hosts!!
4.6 on March 07, 2018
The host and his cooking were excellent, and the other guests were all friendly, so we had a delightful stay. The location is good too, close to downtown via a walk bridge. Parking downtown can be difficult, even during a cold weekend in March, so walking in is recommended.
5 on February 21, 2018
Great hosts, great atmosphere, great food
5 on February 09, 2018
My wife and I stayed at the Queen Anne’s just after New Years 2018, and we had a fantastic time! Mike was friendly and welcoming and had a very streamlined process for setting us up with a key to our room. The location could not be better for walking to downtown Galena; once we parked at the Queen Anne we barely needed to move our car! Each morning, Mike set us up with some of the most out-of-this-world breakfasts that I have ever seen. These breakfasts looked like something you’d be served in a 5-star restaurant in New York! The Queen Anne boasts a collection of interesting books about the history of Galena, and they also have quite the movie collection for those cold wintry nights after a night on the town. Mike was great, the location was perfect, and the house itself was very cozy. I’d definitely recommend staying at the Queen Anne! The one caveat of which we were unaware when booking the room is that they have a pet cat. Mike asked we had allergies, and then promised the cat would be kept away from the rooms until we departed, however my allergies were still pretty bad throughout the stay. If you aren’t allergic to cats, I’d say that it doesn’t get better than this in Galena! Tony and Sharon
4.8 on January 10, 2018
had a great night in Galena then relaxed in our very comfortable room.
5 on January 02, 2018
We stayed at the Queen Anne in early December and had a completely delightful stay. The house was incredible, our room cozy, the food delicious. However, Mike (the innkeeper) was the icing on the cake of our trip. His interesting stories and sense of humor brought so much to our experience. And of course, we adored Princess Anne the cat (who only comes out to visit if there are no guest allergies in the house)! I also recommend that you buy their inn cookbook and ask Mike to "autograph" it for you :) We can't wait to return! -- Alan and Julie, Munster, IN
4.6 on December 21, 2017
wonderful overnight stay. Breakfast was delicious & Mike is such a wonderful host.
5 on November 12, 2017
The Queen Anne guest house is a dream! My husband and I came here for our birthdays and really enjoyed our stay here. The house is gorgeous and welcoming. Mike is an excellent host, very personable, and makes the most delicious breakfasts! You simply cannot beat the value. We felt very taken care of here. Will definitely be returning!
4.6 on October 29, 2017
Our room was a little small but the bathroom was huge with a nice tub. Only problem...you needed the nightlight to avoid the step during middle of the night potty breaks. Mike, the owner is fabulous, and went out of his way to accommodate everyone's special dietary needs.
4.2 on October 26, 2017
I chose the Queen Anne Guest House with my friend (who happens to be named Anne) in mind for her first true Bed and Breakfast experience. We had a great time, the rooms were spacious, and we had a wonderful breakfast with Mike, one of the owners. It was everything you'd want in a bed and breakfast experience and more.
4.6 on October 18, 2017
Beautiful house and wonderful service and breakfast. Close to town and quiet location.
5 on September 22, 2017
Breakfast was amazing! Super friendly! Walking distance to downtown was great!
4.0 on September 07, 2017
We had a very nice time at the Queen Anne Guest House. The owner was very thorough and you could tell took a lot of pride in his home/business. It was very charming and only a short walk to the Main St. It was nice to be a little bit off the beaten path, but yet have a quick walk to downtown. I do think the only reason we were able to still make a reservation over a holiday weekend was because they don't offer online reservations. I do think that would increase their patronage, but if that's not a concern, they are probably just fine continuing to do business as they do.
5 on September 07, 2017
We absolutely loved our stay at the Queen Anne Guest House! It was our first bed & breakfast experience and we were not disappointed a bit! Mike was a delightful host and wonderful chef, we especially enjoyed his company and his slippers, lol! We will definitely be back again next year! Thanks Mike! Brad & Kami Lockenvitz
5 on August 17, 2017
When we found this place online we chose it because of the price and the reviews looked good. We were very pleased with our choice! Mike and Anita were great hosts with very interesting stories and lots of knowledge about the town and where to visit. Breakfast was amazing! I don't eat that well at home! Our room was a little small, but that's because of the history of the room. With all the time spent out site seeing we didn't even notice. We did have a whirlpool that was great for relaxing after a day of walking though. The whole place was very well kept and clean. We would definitely come back!
5 on July 13, 2017
Our Innkeeper, Mike provided wonderful gourmet meals at a beautifully set table. He also provided a get together snack at 5:00 pm each day. It was fun to break the ice with other guests and share interesting ideas on local activities and such. Rooms were spacious and very clean. It was nice having a private bath. The morning coffee bar on the second floor was a real treat for people who need a few cups to prepare for the day. We will definitely return and refer all our friends.
4.4 on July 04, 2017
This was our third trip to Galena and the best B&B we've stayed in there. Mike was an excellent host and cook; he even understood how to make gluten free delicious breakfasts. We would definitely come back!
5 on May 30, 2017
We loved our stay at Queen Anne. Mike was a fantastic host and the house was beautiful
5 on May 29, 2017
Even though Mike is a Vikings fan he is very accommodating and makes a very delicious breakfast. ;-)
4.8 on May 17, 2017
We had a wonderful experience at the Queen Anne Guest House! This was our first visit to Galena and our first stay in a B&B. Both breakfasts were outstanding.
5 on April 18, 2017
An amazing place! The charm of the house makes it difficult to leave and explore the city, so much to see and do in the house alone. Mike was personable and welcoming. He made sure we knew he was available if we need anything, but would also allow us our privacy if we desired. He was thorough explaining the house and everything available to us. Queen Anne had everything you find in a five-star hotel and more: cable, shower amenities, CDs, DVDs, etc. One of the comfiest beds ever! Our stay was short, and we wanted to explore the city as much as possible. So we ended up missing out on breakfast and the parlor parties, which is now our biggest regret after leaving. Hearing so much about all the tasty meals, we have to go back to partake for ourselves and enjoy Mike's hospitality more. Thank you for having us!
4.6 on April 10, 2017
Had a great time at the Queen Anne Guest House for our anniversary. It was our first time staying at this B&B and it was wonderful! The innkeeper Mike is a GREAT guy and WOW can he cook!! Loved his Kitty Princess to! Will definitely be back.
3.2 on March 30, 2017
I'm a coffee drinker and do not care for flavored coffee.They did offer instant which I just thought what you pay for a room they should offer regular coffee.That, and I was told not to lift the shades in our room,which i enjoy looking out the window.Otherwise owners very friendly, food was good.
5 on March 29, 2017
Outstanding breakfast and house in general was amazing. Would definitely stay there again.
5 on March 19, 2017
Our stay surpassed expectations. The hosts were courteous and witty. The house was quiet even with all rooms filled. Breakfast was awesome. Would recommend and definitely come back. Definitely has old world charm.
3.6 on February 28, 2017
Mike was a warm and hospitable host, making us feel at home as soon as we entered the front door. My favorite thing was the wonderful stories he told us during breakfast. We stayed in the Lady Ashley room. It is more beautiful than the pictures show, but is quite small, with the (extremely comfortable) bed taking up most of the space. The adjoining bathroom is nearly as large as the room itself and the fireplace across from the large tub make for a romantic and relaxing evening.
5 on February 23, 2017
We stayed at the Queen Anne for an extended weekend. We were greeted by Mike upon arrival with a friendly smile warmth. Our room was fantastic in many ways to the decor to amenities provided. Mike was extremely knowledgeable of the area and provided us with some great places to eat and visit. We were able to meet new people each day as we sat down for a great breakfast. When you stay there don't forget to buy one of the cookbooks of the many recipes that Mike has made or come across. We look forward to staying again hopefully in the near future. Ben and Kelly
3.6 on February 12, 2017
My boyfriend and I had a great stay for Valentine's Day. Very cozy and Mike was a great host. We plan on returning soon!
4.4 on February 05, 2017
This is our second time staying here. Mike is an excellent host and a fantastic chef!
3.0 on December 29, 2016
Good value. Close to town. Comfortable room.
4.6 on November 22, 2016
We had a lovely time at Queen Anne. The house is beautiful, and the breakfast was wonderful! The only downsides were a few loud trains, and the shower was a little claustrophobic due to the claw foot tub setup. All in all, it was a great place to stay.
4.4 on October 29, 2016
We had a great stay at the Queen Anne Guest House. Mike was a friendly host, a great cook and created a comfortable and friendly environment for his guests.
4.6 on October 19, 2016
This was our first stay at a B&B and we had a wonderful time. Mike is a wonderful host and a even better cook. Thanks again for a great weekend.
5 on September 29, 2016
My wife and I stayed there one night recently for our 14th wedding anniversary. This place isn't trying to be flashy or trendy. It is just a good classic bed and breakfast. The inn itself was very cozy and inviting...and the room very comfortable. Our host was awesome and the breakfast great. The innkeeper was such a good cook I would have happily paid more to have him make my dinner also! I would have no hesitation recommending this place to someone else and look forward to staying there next year.
5 on September 28, 2016
This was our first bed and breakfast stay and we decided to go to Galena for a short honeymoon getaway after our wedding. The Queen Anne Guesthouse was a very beautiful house with amazing hosts! I was able to surprise my wife with a different package each night when we returned and everything was wonderful. The breakfasts were unbelievable with such things that we had never before experienced. Mike and Anita were so very nice and it was a pleasure to sit around the table and have discussions every morning. We have already made our plans to come back every year for our anniversary! - Michelle, Rockford, IL
5 on September 21, 2016
Spent an enjoyable weekend evening here. Truly felt welcomed and valued as a guest. The ambiance of this circa 1891 building coupled with the opportunity for conversation and camaraderie with our host and the other guests both at the evening parlor social and breakfast the following morning made for a very enjoyable and memorable experience. The breakfast was a gourmet delight, complete with special accommodations made for my wife's food allergies.
5 on September 15, 2016
This was our first bed and breakfast stay and we made the best choice! We came here for a little honeymoon getaway and it is now going to be our anniversary tradition every year. The hosts Mike and Anita were so very nice and we enjoyed the amazing breakfasts each morning. The house is just so beautiful and in a very nice, quiet location just a short walk from Galena downtown. I requested the cheese lovers package and the some enchanted evening package to surprise my wife and was not disappointed. We can't wait to come back next year! Michelle, Rockford, IL
5 on September 14, 2016
The room and place was very clean and the breakfast was amazing.
4.0 on August 25, 2016
We stayed at the Queen Anne and had a very good time. Looking forward to staying again.
4.6 on July 05, 2016
The breakfast was wonderful as was our host. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Queen Ann.
4.8 on June 21, 2016
Very nice hosts. We enjoyed the Parlor Party. Galena is a great town for a weekend get away. Thank You Ron & Deb from Bennington NE
4.6 on June 09, 2016
Stay was very nice. There is lots to do in Galena. It is a beautiful town. The Queen Ann is a great place to stay. Parlor party at 5PM was nice surprise and lots of good conversation with folks from all over. Breakfast was very good and you do not go away hungry. Would stay here again. Do recommend to others. Only complaint was to train engineer that decided to blast his horn at 0130AM for no reason except being a total jerk. Next night nothing an slept like a baby.
4.6 on June 02, 2016
Mike is an excellent cook and storyteller. If you want to know anything about the area or the history of the area, he's the guy to talk to. Absolutely loved it!
4.2 on May 18, 2016
My wife, daughter and I had a very restful and relaxing weekend. Mike was a gracious host and provided a wonderful breakfast each morning. Our daughter has informed us that when we come back to Galena again we need to stay here.
4.2 on May 16, 2016
We spent a night in the Queen Anne suite and enjoyed ourselves very much. Mike was very cordial and had interesting stories. The breakfast was great and I especially enjoyed my soak in the old fashioned claw foot tub.
5 on May 12, 2016
Took my Mom for her first time ever to Galena and her first time at a B&B. She loved it! It was a beautiful place, food was amazing and Mike was the best host ever.
4.6 on March 17, 2016
Thanks Mike for a nice time. We stayed in the Lady Ashley room. The bed was a bit too soft for me, but the Jacuzzi tub, TV, and breakfast was great. There is a good selection of clean movies available to use. We met some nice people from Iowa that were also staying there. Mike gave us a good overview of restaurants and things to do in Galena. Celebrated my wife's birthday and walked the 191 steps up to the old High School. Nice relaxing time.
5 on February 22, 2016
Our 87 year old mother had never stayed at a B&B. My sister and I decided to take mom to the Queen Anne and we were not disappointed! Mike is an exceptional innskeeper! Our room was perfect for the three of us. Breakfast both mornings was delicious and portions were very generous. Mike is very knowledgeable about where to find anything we were looking for during our stay in Galena. The history of the house was enchanting. It was evident Mike and Anita did their research when decorating the house. The victorian decor throughout the house was delightful. We'll definitely be back! All the way home mom didn't stop talking about what a wonderful experience she had!
4.4 on February 17, 2016
Lovely and charming stay for a romantic weekend. Charming rooms and decor, great hosts and fantastic breakfast. Very warm and inviting. Would highly recommend!
4.8 on January 20, 2016
This was our first trip to Galena and first stay at a B&B. Queen Anne far exceeded any expectations we had. The house was absolutely beautiful with so much history, but still had all the modern day convinces of electric fireplaces, free wifi and premium cable tv. The breakfasts every morning were absolutely delicious. The house is a quick 10 minute walk away from the main street of Galena. There is even a pedestrian bridge right outside the house. We are already looking forward to another trip to Galena and to Queen Anne. I would highly recommend.
3.6 on January 08, 2016
We enjoyed our stay at the Queen Anne, but we were not hugely impressed by the food. Our first morning was a very sweet breakfast and the second was a mediocre egg dish. The room was lovely with a nice bathtub, and Mike provided friendly service.
5 on December 16, 2015
The Queen Anne is a beautiful B&B. Mike the owner is a tremendous host. I have already booked another stay.
5 on November 04, 2015
I stayed here for the Halloween weekend with my boyfriend. Mike and Anita were very hospitable and kind...the b&b was a beautifully decorated 1891 home. The breakfast each day was so good and conversations with the other couples was very nice. We stayed in the lady Ashley room with a Jacuzzi tub which does not have a shower as it stayed on the website...I love taking baths...if you are a bath person and want to soak with your sweetheart...then this is the room for you. Great price, great people and great b&b!
5 on October 25, 2015
This is the 3rd time we have stayed with Mike and Anita. They never disappoint. Room was comfy and quiet. Breakfast was outstanding. We will be back again next year. Thanks!!
5 on October 15, 2015
We were able to book just one night. The room was very clean and the b n b owners were very nice and great cooks.
4.8 on August 06, 2015
Husband and I stayed overnight. Loved the parlor meet and greet time. Breakfast was terrific.
5 on May 30, 2015
I booked a romantic weekend for my wife and I, but did not tell her what town we were going to or where we were staying. She was pleasantly surprised about the entire weekend. We both thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations, the delicious breakfasts, Mike's advice about Galena, and the company of the others staying there. We will be back at Queen Anne's again!
5 on May 28, 2015
My wife and I stayed at the Queen Anne Guest House over the memorial day weekend. It was first time at a B&B. The host Mike was very nice and informative about the house and local attractions. The resturants that he suggested were all great. We can't wait to back. The location also was walking distance to downtown Galena.
4.8 on May 27, 2015
My mother, sister and I stayed in the Prince George Room at Queen Anne Guest House. We LOVED it! The room was very comfortable. We enjoyed looking at all the antiques and historical parts of the home. Mike was a very helpful host. He was easy to talk to and had a lot of interesting information about Galena that we enjoyed hearing. I would strongly recommend the Queen Anne Guest House to anyone visiting Galena.
3.2 on May 11, 2015
Excellent House, vintage and just lovely. I would definitely recommend this B & B to all my Friends and Family.
4.6 on May 01, 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance, the food, and the time we spent with our fellow guests. Our hosts helped everyone feel at home and had helpful recommendations for things to see and places to dine.
4.8 on April 21, 2015
Upon taking my girlfriend to historic Galena for the first time, I knew staying in a B&B was the way to go and the Queen Anne Guest House ticked all the boxes. The location to both main street and Grant's home is ideal. Not only are the Victorian rooms cozy (we stayed in the Queen Anne room) but you also get free reign of the downstairs parlor and sitting room anytime you like. But the best aspect of our stay were the uniquely delicious breakfasts prepared by Mike, who is full of stories and info about where to go in town. If we ever make it back to Galena we know where we'll be staying!
5 on April 01, 2015
The Queen Anne B&B is incredible! It was the perfect place to stay for a romantic getaway for my boyfriend and me. Mike was delightful and the customer service was fantastic. We are excited to go back!
5 on March 25, 2015
First time experience staying at a B & B ( relunctantly ). Thourghly Enjoyed ! Home is beautiful ! Mike is a great host! Parlor Party a wonderful idea...adds to the welcome/comfort of your stay. If considering a visit to Galena..stay at the Queen Anne Guest House.
5 on February 21, 2015
My husband and I needed a little getaway and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to stay! The home is charming and beautiful, Our host, Mike, was an amazing chef and a fun and interesting person to visit with. We stayed in the Queen Anne room which has a little nook to sit in which is part of the turret. It looks out over a peaceful bike trail along the river. Our room had a 4 post bed, a cozy little fireplace and a clawfoot tub! Every morning at 7 there is a cart in the hallway with delicious coffee and teas. The breakfast is served in a beautiful dining room and is the best we have ever had, worthy of a 5 star chef's restaurant! We were a short walk from a charming foot bridge that leads right to the downtown shopping district of Galena. At 5 we enjoyed visiting with our host and fellow guests at the parlor party, where Mike serves refreshments while you sit on Victorian furniture in front of a gorgeous fireplace. There you can learn about the history of Galena, things to do, local fishing and recreation, or just enjoy fun conversation. If you want a fairy tale experience when visiting Galena, you must stay here! Thanks Mike and Anita!
4.6 on February 02, 2015
My husband and I just stayed here to celebrate our anniversary and we were so pleased with our choice! The home is beautiful and clean, we stayed in the Lady Ashley room...it is small but romantic and has a very nice large 2 person Jacuzzi tub :) There were many things we enjoyed about our stay and what we enjoyed the most was the owner/innkeeper/chef Mike!! He was very enjoyable and fun to be around and talk with and he is a wonderful cook! Breakfast was just wonderful each morning. If we visit Galena again we would stay at the Queen Ann Guest house again. Thanks again Mike, it was so nice to meet you :)
4.2 on January 08, 2015
I found the bed and breakfast to be a nice, quaint, quite, getaway. The service and breakfast was outstanding. I would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone looking to not spend a lot, but have an exceptional experience.
4.2 on January 06, 2015
Everything was wonderful: great breakfasts, clean rooms, a fun social hour at 5:00 and easy, secure access at all times.
5 on December 31, 2014
I had a wonderful time.
4.8 on December 17, 2014
The owners were wonderful and they made you feel at home. Perfect location to downtown. Great breakfast. Love the idea of the parlor party. Overall the experience was great.
5 on November 30, 2014
Iwouldn't change a thing. Coffee outside the room, then a gourmet breakfast with good conversation in a beautiful dining room. We had to get ready for reentry into the real world on the way home!
5 on November 13, 2014
We Stayed at the Queen Anne Guest House in late October from Monday through Thursday for our Honeymoon. This was our first time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and we will surely do it again! The house was well kept and warm, and Mike was an amazing host. The parlor party was an excellent way to get to know the other guests and the breakfasts were absolutely AMAZING! Everyday brought a new flavored coffee, and all were very tasty! We stayed in the Lady Ashley, which is the smallest room, but the jacuzzi tub and electric fireplace in the bathroom made it well worth it. The walk into town was so easy we did it various time each day, and we aren't exactly walkers in our everyday lives. It was also a part of the Galena Trolley tour which was really cool. We found ourselves homesick for the Queen Anne after returning home, we will definitely return!
5 on November 03, 2014
My husband and I came here for our honeymoon and it was our first time and visiting Galena. Mike and Anita were fantastic! The breakfasts were amazing and they were extremely hospitable. We will definitely be going back. Elisa & Mike
5 on November 02, 2014
My husband and I had a wonderful time. The Queen Anne is beautiful! Mike makes the most wonderful breakfast. Five stars for this Inn!!!
5 on October 30, 2014
We had a wonderful stay at the Queen Anne. Room was clean and comfortable and the house is beautiful. It's in a quiet neighborhood w/in walking distance of downtown. Mike is a gracious host and awesome chef. I don't know if he takes requests, but if you get the Overnight French Toast, you'll be in Heaven! We had a great time; I'd go back in a heartbeat!
5 on October 28, 2014
We stayed at the Queen Anne on Columbus Day weekend and had a wonderful time. The house was beautiful and the room was very comfortable, clean, and had all the modern amenities you would like for our family of three, with 14 year old daughter. The location was within a short walk to downtown Galena and the craft fair that was going on. The breakfast prepared by Mike was out of this world and the tiramisu coffee was a special treat. Will definitely go back again, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
3.8 on October 25, 2014
Wonderful stay, great old "Painted Lady"
5 on October 21, 2014
Mike and Anita were great hosts. Breakfast was delectable and the friendly atmosphere really made you feel like you were at home.
5 on October 15, 2014
We love staying at Queen Anne. Mike and Anita are the best hosts. The location is right across the river from downtown. Always makes for a nice walk home from dinner. This was our second stay and everything was once again perfect. Breakfast was outstanding. We will be back next year.
4.2 on October 09, 2014
Wonderful location, breakfast and host.
3.4 on October 08, 2014
Nice place to stay, clean and friendly! I would stay there again!
5 on September 24, 2014
This was our first time at a B&B and it was a wonderful experience! We stayed in the Lady Ashley Room. It was cozy, comfortable, and well decorated. The whirlpool tub was very nice but note that there is no shower. It was fine with us but someone else may want to know that. The breakfast was amazing. Different and really delicious! We were close to Main St and walking paths which was a +++ too! Our weekend was wonderful and we would definitely come back to the Queen Anne Guest House!
4.6 on September 16, 2014
Mike was very welcoming. The breakfast was very good.
4.2 on August 29, 2014
First time experience in a B&B...pleasantly surprised... Outstanding breakfast meals!!!! Gracious Host!!
5 on August 18, 2014
This was an outstanding experience! Would recommend to anyone- Mike and Anita were interersting and kind, the food was great, and the rooms were charming!
4.6 on August 10, 2014
Mike was a great host, very acommodating. Gorgeous historic house.
5 on August 01, 2014
While I already had high expectations for my first B&B stay, Mike surpassed them. The Queen Anne is a gorgeous home located on a quiet street in the historic district. Our room, the Sir William, was decorated beautifully. Mike is very knowledgeable about the area and its history. He's also an excellent chef. We were "wowed" with breakfast the next morning. I'd love to return again. Right now, though, I have wonderful memories for my silver anniversary!
5 on July 22, 2014
Went with my husband for our first year wedding anniversary, and Mike was a excellent host and also a great chef. Room was excellent! but the most important thing that Mike made us feel like home, may God bless you always! Hope to see you againg soon :) Byron & Sylvia Mendez Kestler
3.6 on July 13, 2014
Mike was a great cook and full of information about Galena and its history.
3.2 on July 06, 2014
Mike was an awesome host and his breakfast was great. We stayed in the room with the jacuzzi. The bathroom was about the same size as the room itself. Good thing my lady and I are thin or we would have had trouble walking around the bed. Wallpaper was dark and scary.
4.0 on June 23, 2014
It was a lovely home with a gracious and considerate host, Mike Reese. He made our stay so enjoyable with gourmet breakfasts and was very knowledgable about the area. He handled our requests with ease, but left our group with lots of privacy to enjoy the ambiance of the home.
4.4 on June 20, 2014
My husband and I visited for our honeymoon (we stayed in the Lady Ashley room). The Queen Anne is charming and our host, Mike, prepared a tasty breakfast each morning. He was very personable and offered great suggestions for sightseeing. Our room was pleasant, though smaller than we expected (no real place to put the suitcase) and the mattress rolled you to the well in the center. The two-person whirlpool tub was wonderful! We would stay again, but I would choose a different room.
4.8 on June 10, 2014
We had a wonderful stay Inn was decorated in a vintage Victorian style which was very appealing to the eye. Michael was the perfect host! His Parlor Party was very nice and the food was great! It was very memorable.
5 on June 08, 2014
My friend and I both loved our stay at the Queen Anne! Its was our first time staying at a bed and breakfast. We definitely hope to do it again someday. I picked this one out for the beautiful house and its charm. Was planning a visit to Galena and there were many to chose from. Glad we stayed here. Thanks to the owner and good luck to them in their new adventure!
4.6 on June 01, 2014
My mother and I spent the weekend at this B&B. The host, Mike, was friendly and made us comfortable right away. The rooms were immaculate. The breakfast was delicious. They also had a small parlor get together in the evening which was a nice added touch.
5 on May 29, 2014
Michael met us as soon as we arrived. He helped carry luggage, worked at getting us settled in. The room was very neat, plush. The other rooms were occupied but we never heard anyone. The breakfasts were very special and well done. We loved the side screened porch. We played cards and Boggle each day and used this during a period of rain. I've been sharing with all of our friends to look into staying here.
5 on May 22, 2014
We chose to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary in Galena. After reviewing B&B's online we chose Queen Anne and had a very enjoyable stay. Mike was very helpful with dining and sightseeing suggestions. Nice room, great breakfast. Would recommended staying here to friends.
3.6 on May 20, 2014
Nice old Victorian house if you like that style!
5 on May 08, 2014
My friend is a stickler for cleanliness. Was very impressed by the cleanliness of the room we stayed in as well as the entire house.
4.8 on April 06, 2014
After looking at the numerous places to stay in Galena, my wife and I picked the Queen Anne. So glad we made the choice! Mike is an excellent host, he knew so much history about the home and city. It was a pleasure to sit and talk to him about what to do during our stay. The breakfast in the mornings exceeds the hype! It is a perfect way to start your day of seeing the sights. I would most definitely recommend the Queen Anne to friends and family that are looking for somewhere to stay in Galena.
4.8 on March 27, 2014
We had a great stay at the Queen Ann Guest House. The food was outstanding and it the service was excellence. We were only less than a 10 minutes walk from all of the sites.
5 on March 17, 2014
This was our first time in Galena and our first time at a B&B, we truly loved the experience! Mike and Anita were very friendly and full of information for us. The best part of the visit was the amazing breakfasts that we enjoyed. Top notch!
5 on March 12, 2014
My daughter and I just loved this B & B. We arrived at 4:00 p.m. Mike gave us a tour of his beautiful home and told us there was a parlor party at 5:00! We were served snacks and juices and Mike told us about the history of this lovely Victorian home. It was so relaxing. When we got back from dinner we were greated by a tea cart just outside our door with the most flavorful teas we have ever tasted! In the morning, our breakfast was wonderful! I have been to many B& B s in Galena and this one is top notch! Just a short walk to shopping too!
4.8 on March 11, 2014
IMO the most important part of a B&B stay is the owner. Luckily, the owners of this awesome 19th century house, Mike and Anita, did not disappoint. They were very welcoming and extremely nice. Anita was a wonderful and entertaining cook. She dished out a broiled & salted grapefruit and a fried egg lentil salad with buttered toast for breakfast that was extremely delicious and I don't usually even like grapefruit! The house itself is very rich in history and Mike was happy to tell us all about it. Beautiful furnishings, stained glass windows, and there's even a large sword on the wall. I'm a guy, and guys love swords. My wife and I stayed in the Lady Ashley room. It used to be the nursery of the house so it is the smallest room but that fact by no means diminishes how great the room is. It is beautiful and cozy, just the way we like it. I'm not a super fan of huge open rooms so it was perfect for us. The room is connected to what used to be the servant's quarters (and is now the bathroom) which is a fairly decent size and sports a large jacuzzi/bathtub. Everything was very clean and tidy. Overall our stay was very enjoyable, the hosts were great and Galena itself is a great town with lots of wineries and shops to explore. Go check it out! -Travis from Peoria
4.8 on February 27, 2014
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay here. Mike was very accommodating and friendly. The food was wonderful as well. We would definitely stay again and recommend it for anyone who just needs a quiet little get away!
5 on February 27, 2014
Quiet, comfortable room and excellent breakfast! Mike and Anita are friendly and helpful, making our visits to Galena even better!
4.8 on February 26, 2014
Our stay at the Queen Anne was outstanding. The innkeepers were warm and accommodating, the room was beautiful and the food was spectacularly delicious! We will definitely be going back! - Hallie H.
5 on February 26, 2014
Wonderful stay at the Queen Anne Guest House. The 'Queen Anne' room is very romantic. We loved the decor in the room & throughout the house.
4.2 on February 26, 2014
Staying here was a wonderful experience! The only disappointment was having to leave and say goodbye to the wonderful people we met. :)
4.4 on January 22, 2014
Great location for getting to and from downtown Galena on a snowy weekend. Beautiful Victorian home with lots of history. Breakfast was outstanding.
5 on January 10, 2014
We had such a fantastic time staying at thie positively adorable B&B! The beds were comfy, the service fantastic. The food was phenomenal as was the company of the owners! There was attention to detail that went above and beyond my expectations with early morning coffee availabe, and evening snacks and hot cocoa along with much more. In addition, the owners were knowledgable about area activities and dining and gave gerat recommendations. Finally, there was a fantastic movie and game selection which we really enjoyed. Would highly, highly recommend staying here.
5 on January 07, 2014
Mike was very helpful during this trip. His hospitality and suggestions were spot on. The location to downtown Gelena makes this house perfect to leave your car and walk to dining and shopping, even in the cold months of winter. I would highly recommend this B & B to anyone looking to stay in Galena.
4.8 on December 26, 2013
I always stay at this B&B in Galena. I've stayed in many unique B&Bs and this one continues to be one of my favorites. The hosts are very nice and make a wonderful breakfast every morning. The place is always very clean and the rooms are comfortable although the beds seem a bit old. There are lots of nice little touches like providing early morning coffee and hot water in the evening to make tea with.
5 on December 20, 2013
Everything was fantastic! The breakfast was amazing, the room was wonderful, and the hospitality was top notch. It was a trip we won't soon forget.
5 on December 19, 2013
Absolutely fabulous. It was a first for my husband and I. We will definitely recommend the Queen Anne to all of our friends.
5 on December 19, 2013
Innkeeper Mike was amazing. His gourmet breakfasts are 4 Stars! He's a chef, guide-book, comedian & all-around great person. We will return soon!
5 on December 18, 2013
Breakfast was wonderful and the conservation that the owners help and bring to the table were wonderful. We all sat and talked and the time flew!
4.4 on December 03, 2013
My husband and I try to get to Galena once a year. It had been hit and miss the last three or four years. We were able to get there for a couple days and one night over Thanksgiving weekend. We picked Queen Anne Guest House at the last minute (we usually stay in motels due to possible weather issues in winter months). The room was a little on the small side but clean with comfortable bed. We rated it only a 3 since we had some water issues which I'm sure the owner will take of. Our host Mike provided us a snack and conversation the evening we arrived. His breakfast was very good the next morning. We'd stay here again if we get the chance.
5 on November 22, 2013
Fantastic stay and great people!!!
3.8 on November 22, 2013
Breakfast was outstanding. Rooms clean and comfortable. Excellent service. Would definitely stay again.
4.8 on November 21, 2013
Beautiful home and excellent food! Very comfortable.
5 on November 10, 2013
My husband and I stayed in the Lady Ashley room, it was stunning! We were very relaxed and enjoyed the ambiance, Mike was a great host. The breakfast was delicious and unique. Parlor parties were blast. We had a great time and enjoyed our stay. Thank you!
4.0 on October 29, 2013
first time staying at a b&b and loved it...
5 on October 23, 2013
We were made very welcome. Our room was lovely. The food was excellent!!!
4.6 on October 21, 2013
Meticulously restored painted lady Victorian home and beautifully furnished with period pieces. Comfortable, cozy room complete with modern amenities. The inn is a short, scenic walk to the town of Galena. The house is located on a quiet street with many architectural styles. The host, Mike, was a wealth of local information. He prepared sumptuous gourmet breakfasts and joined us for conversation. At the 5pm parlor party we interacted with many of the other guests. Surprisingly, we were not the only anniversary couple that weekend! Great accommodations and nice town for a mini vacation.
4.4 on October 19, 2013
Very relaxed and enjoyable stay, slept like a log
5 on October 14, 2013
Great food, warm welcome, neat house, quiet, clean, friendly, close to town. Comfy bed, fluffy towels.
4.4 on October 10, 2013
I used Queen Anne as a home base for a romantic weekend during which I asked my lovely girlfriend of 3 years to become my wife. The parlor hour at 5 was lovely and breakfasts were fan-tastic! Thanks Mike and Anita for helping make this a weekend to remember!
4.6 on October 09, 2013
Guest house was beautiful. Inn Keepers were very nice and made you feel right at home. Breakfast was outstanding. Would visit again.
5 on October 09, 2013
Great people,great food. Will defiantly stay at The Queen Anne again!!!
5 on October 09, 2013
Our stay at the Queen Anne guest house was wonderful. From the beautifully decorated Victorian home to the delicious breakfast, we couldn't have asked for more. Our hosts, Mike and Anita were welcoming, friendly and extremely accommodating. The B&B was an easy stroll to Galena's Main Street but in a quiet residential area. So the location was perfect. My only recommendation to future visitors is to bring your own wine or adult beverage to the 5:00 pm Parlor Party. The Queen Anne does not have a liquor license so they cannot pour or serve. But guests can! :-). Great value at the Queen Anne Guest House!
3.4 on October 07, 2013
Host was very knowledgeable of the area and history.
4.4 on September 24, 2013
The owner was the greatest. He made you feel right at home and he knows his Galena history. The breakfasts were outstanding. I will miss them. All the little touches like the parlor gathering was a great way to know the others staying at the B&B. By the time we left, we had made 7 new friends. We will go back there again some day.
5 on September 05, 2013
Nice place to stay when visiting Galena. Breakfast was very good every morning and the hosts were very nice people, who were also very helpful and knowledgeable about events and places in the area. I would recommend.
4.0 on August 31, 2013
This is a lovely spot and the host is nice, but it was very inaccessible for elderly guests. The stairs are steep, inside and out, and the tub is difficult to get into. It's important to inform potential guests if they tell you that they are elderly, so that they can make an informed decision.
5 on August 26, 2013
Our stay with Mike was wonderful. Such caring attention, great food, great room, fun time.
4.2 on August 26, 2013
Host was great, food wonderful, home very comfortable.
5 on August 19, 2013
The Queen Anne is a lovely room. The Single Rose was beautiful and meaningful for our anniversary. Great breakfast. The Parlor Party was a nice touch.
3.6 on August 13, 2013
We looked for and found the Victorian splendor at the Queen Anne Guest House. Although the bedroom and bath itself was cramped for the two of us, the décor in the room and throughout the common rooms was beyond wonderful! Enormous care has been made to adorn the art and furniture and whole ambiance with the authentic feel of the 1890s. We were indeed taken back in time aesthetically in every way at this marvelous home.
4.4 on August 08, 2013
Very personable host, nicely appointed room. Teriffic breakfast with great people to visit with.
5 on August 06, 2013
Host very entertaining home very clean service was great. Highly recommend
4.0 on August 03, 2013
Nice place, pleasant owner,great location for walking around town too see the sights. The breakfast was wonderful. Would stay there again.
4.6 on July 29, 2013
Arriving in Galena, we faced a difficult situation and Mike was very gracious and went beyond the required to make our stay comfortable and pleasant. The location of Mike and Anita's bed and breakfast is also a major plus. Located across the river from Main Street, the Queen Anne Guest House was located in a quiet residential neighborhood - perfect for those looking for a quiet retreat. There is a short 10 minute walk across a pedestrian bridge located next to a walking trail to all of the favorite shops and restaurants. We would highly recommend stopping in and visiting Mike and Anita at the Queen Anne. If you are serious about a wonderful experience, you would want to check this place out. Susan, Rochester, MN
4.0 on July 26, 2013
My daughter and I found this B and B very comfortable. It was a quick drive or walk to the Main Street. The hosts were very welcoming and accomodating. Breakfast was so delicious.
5 on June 29, 2013
Outstanding location. Five minute walk to shops, restaurants, etc. Fabulous breakfasts. Service was awesome. Friendly atmosphere. Parlor party is a very nice touch.
5 on June 28, 2013
From the service, to the room, to the food, to the people. Mika and Anita truly create a fantastic experience for their guests. The history of this house alone I thought was awesome, but it wouldn't be anything unless Mike and Anita kept true to the way they bring it to life, and they do it wonderfully. I cannot say enough about what a memorable visit we had to Galena, and we owe a great deal of that to our stay here.
4.8 on June 23, 2013
If you are considering a stay in Galena at a B&B, then you need to seriously consider the Queen Anne Guest House. Mike and Anita did a wonderful job of making you feel comfortable in their home. We stayed in the Queen Anne room and it was beyond our expectations. The bedroom wasn't the biggest, but it wasn't claustrophobic either. The bed was comfortable and the décor matched the Victorian style of the home. Our bathroom was surprisingly large and had all the needed amenities, including large and incredibly soft towels. The inside of house itself was decorated in a style that matched the outside; you could tell that there was thought put into every piece of furniture and detail. Even the dishes used during breakfast were beautiful. Speaking of breakfast, I can't imagine a better breakfast. Mike and Anita consciously prepared a breakfast to meet the needs of their guests. The peach, coffee, and overnight French toast served to us during our stay would alone would be worth visiting again for - what a treat! The location was also a major plus. Located across the river from Main Street, the Queen Anne Guest House was located in a quiet residential neighborhood - perfect for those looking for a quiet retreat. For both days we stayed, a short 5-10 minute walk across a pedestrian bridge located next to a walking trail got us to all of our new favorite shops and restaurants. Overall, this was our first trip to Galena and our stay at this B&B made it a fantastic first experience. We would highly recommend stopping in and visiting Mike and Anita at the Queen Anne. If you are serious about a wonderful experience, you would give this place a look.
4.6 on June 16, 2013
The Queen Anne was beautiful. I was Leary about staying in someone's "home" but Mike and Anita were wonderful and we had a fantastic weekend. Excellent food!
5 on June 12, 2013
Enjoyed the time and Mike was a great host!
4.8 on June 11, 2013
This was our first time at a bed and breakfast and the experience blew us away. A beautiful home with great service followed by an exceptional breakfast. Would go back in a heartbeat.
4.4 on June 05, 2013
The Queen Anne Guest House was a perfect compliment for our 20th anniversary. We stayed two nights. The location is in easy walking distance to everything in town. The Civil War history of the area was fantastic. Galena is a great get away for anyone. An overall wonderful, beautiful experience at the Queen Anne Guest House.
5 on June 02, 2013
Loved the unique style of the Queen Anne Guest House. Mike & Anita are wonderful people to visit with,and the food is exceptional! We loved our stay there and would highly recommend anyone to try this B&B.
5 on June 02, 2013
This is a beautiful Painted Lady B&B, which is exquisitely furnished with antiques and a cozy fire place in the bedroom. A delicious and elaborate breakfast was a total surprise to us. It is located just couple minutes to the Galena downtown in a quiet residential area. Definitely it is a place one can recommend to a friend.
4.4 on May 30, 2013
Very clean and very hospitable. Loved and enjoyed staying at the Queen Anne. Looking forward to future stays.
5 on May 28, 2013
This is a large Victorian home with a lot of personality. Not only does this property exude charm and character, so does it's host, Mike. The accommodations were lovely (with the softest towels ever) and the gourmet breakfast was to die for. Every evening at 5 p.m. there is an evening gathering to allow the guests to mingle and enjoy a beverage and snack, at which we were able to find more about the quaint and charming town of Galena. We look forward to a return in the fall.
5 on May 20, 2013
Very comfortable, clean, and romantic. Hospitable innkeepers and delicious and healthy breakfast.
3.8 on May 15, 2013
This was a good place for a weekend getaway. We were able to park the car when we arrived and walk everywhere we wanted to go. The owner shared some favorite restaurants suggestions - we tried a couple and they were great. Ashes the porch cat is cute! Thanks
3.2 on May 11, 2013
Beautiful house in a good Galena location - away from the busy part of town but an easy walk across the pedestrian bridge. Room small but nicely set up, good television in room, bed comfortable, bathroom attractive and very clean. Some nice extras, like a pitcher of ice water on arrival, coffee on the landing outside the room in the morning. I have two complaints about things that might not bother everyone but were definitely issues for us. First, the windows in the room could not be opened. The storm windows were in place, and it's obvious that they never take them off. This was a great disappointment to me - to have to use an air conditioner when the weather outside was perfect. Second, there is one time for breakfast: 8:30. No flexibility on that. Sunday morning...8:30 breakfast...have mercy. I recommend calling ahead to check on any details that are important to you.
5 on April 28, 2013
The home is wonderful, with a lot of neat little bits of history from old books to things on the wall. As history nerds, my wife and I really enjoyed that aspect of the Queen Anne. Mike is a wonderful guy, very interesting, and makes you feel at home right away. The food was wonderful and the room was lovely. I would very much recommend the Queen Anne to anyone staying in Galena. The home itself is just around the corner from downtown Galena.
3.8 on April 22, 2013
We stayed in the Lady Ashley room--a bit claustrophobic--but the large jacuzzi tub was nice in the bathroom. Breakfast was delightful. Walking distance to downtown shopping/dining.
5 on March 21, 2013
This was our first visit at a bed and breakfast it was wonderful it exceeded our expectations! The room we stayed in was The Lady Ashley it was a beautiful room and very clean, the bed was very comfortable. The jacuzzi was big enough for two to sit in comfortably. The breakfast was great I ate foods that I normally wouldn't eat, but Mike made them very delicious! We would defanately stay there again. The walk to downtown was so easy and fast. My only regret was I forgot to buy a cookbook.
4.2 on March 11, 2013
The food was delicious and the proprietor was terrific about taking dietary concerns into account. Accommodations were lovely, and there is a nice hiking trail not far from the house. Additionally, you can walk into town via a nearby pedestrian bridge. The best amenity? Ashes, the queen of the Queen Anne. This sweet cat greets guests when you arrive, keeps tabs on your comings and goings, and even escorts you to the pedi bridge -- then awaits your return to escort you home.
4.2 on March 11, 2013
My husband and I really enjoyed staying at the Queen Anne House.It is a beautiful home and the owners are super nice.The food was delicious!The day we left we received a special blessing that was typed and rolled up for us to read individually.I thought that was such a nice touch and showed the kindness and love in the owners hearts that they wanted to share with each person who stayed at the B&B.Thank you so much!
5 on March 06, 2013
The Queen Anne is a beautiful B&B. we had a great time. Mike and Anita are wonderful host, there breakfast was Wonderful will stay there again.
5 on March 01, 2013
First time staying in a B & B and everything was amazing!
4.8 on February 27, 2013
From the moment we walked in, we were taken care of. Mike and Anita have a lovely home and are very hospitable. They had a delicious soup and juice at our parlor party and a fabulous breakfast and coffee the next morning. Best breakfast I've had in a while! Conversation was wonderful, and it really made our weekend that much more special! I would definitely recommend anyone to stay there!
3.2 on February 23, 2013
B & B is near railroad tracks, somewhat noisy at night.
3.2 on February 17, 2013
well maintained home room was too warm breakfast was very good
5 on January 17, 2013
My husband took me here for my birthday and we really enjoyed it. The house is big and although it's victorian style, the rooms are up to date with flat panel tvs and all the cabel you could enjoy. The decor is very beautfil, rooms clean, and beds comfy. It's been a few months now since our stay but I think the husband's name is Mike. He was very nice and so helpful giving us suggestions for places to eat. Also, this house is pretty much in walking distance from the heart of the town. And of course, I can't forget to mention breakfast. Soooooo good!!
5 on January 06, 2013
Warm and inviting. Generous and interactive. A delight of a stay.
4.4 on December 05, 2012
This was our first stay at a small B&B. What a great experience. The rooms were beautiful and Mike was a fantastic host. Breakfast was amazing and the conversation was warm and sincere. We will probably keep this as our one and only B&B since I don't think any other would compare.
5 on December 04, 2012
We had a very enjoyable weekend, and highly recommend the Queen Anne.
4.6 on November 17, 2012
Mike Reese was a pleasant and gracious host at the Queen Anne Guest House. We enjoyed a comfortable stay and a wonderful breakfast, perfect for our overnight getaway!
4.0 on November 11, 2012
The house is comfortable, detailed and accommodating, the guest rooms are clean and well-kept, the breakfasts are unmatched and the hosts are very friendly.
4.8 on November 02, 2012
What a wonderful, relaxing experience. Excellent food, outstanding service, great convenient location. Strongly recommended!
4.8 on October 20, 2012
My husband and I recently stayed at the Queen Anne for our mini honeymoon. This was my second stay there. Mike and Anita make you feel at home. The breakfasts are outstanding! If you wan the bed and breakfast experience this is the place to go. Only a few blocks from mains street. You will not be dissappointed.
5 on September 23, 2012
Great B&B--comfortable, clean rooms, pretty house and great breakfasts! Loved Ashes the cat, too.
4.2 on September 12, 2012
I really enjoyed my stay at the Queene Anne Guest House. The breakfasts were AWESOME! the hospitality was too.
5 on September 05, 2012
Mike and Anita made us feel so welcome! We enjoyed everything about their beautiful home. The breakfast was one of the best that I have ever had at a B&B! We plan on returning on our next visit to Galena.
5 on August 23, 2012
Our hosts Mike and.anita made us feel very welcome. The food was fabulous and We.really.enjoyed Sitting around the breakfast table getting to know our hosts and other guests. Their.outdoor cat , their mascot was very friendly and was there to greet.everyone
4.2 on August 16, 2012
This was our first bed and breakfast, and we LOVED it!! Although a little awkward at first, we got to know the other guests in the house at breakfast (and the food was AMAZING). Mike was a fabulous host, and Ashes was the greatest greeter. Ashes even made it in our pictures and saw us off the day we left! We can't wait to get back to Galena!!
4.4 on August 14, 2012
Some people don't care much about breakfast at a bed and breakfast, but I want amazing and the breakfast at Queen Anne Guest House was truly amazing. And huge. You won't need lunch. Be surprised by what is served. They have unique offerings that are absolutely delicious and will accommodate dietary restrictions with notice. Continuing with food, they also offer an evening parlor party with drinks and elegant munchies. As well, they provide tea or coffee in the morning well before breakfast. The B&B is quite nicely decorated and very pleasant. It is located in a residential neighborhood a short walk from downtown. It was our first time to Galena, so I didn't know if we should be in the thick of the action downtown or further out. We made the right choice. I didn't find downtown to be quite so charming and endearing as others seem to, so I was glad to be in a quiet area. It's also walking distance to Grant House, another popular attraction that was very interesting.
5 on August 03, 2012
Excellent breakfast, wonderful hosts. Charming historic home; a restful retreat for our anniversary. We are thankful.
4.2 on August 01, 2012
Mike and Anita make your stay in Galena a very enjoyable one. Always friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was wonderful. We enjoyed the fellowship with Mike and Anita as well as the other guests at 5:00 parlor time and breakfast.
4.2 on July 28, 2012
Lovely home with charming guest rooms. Hosts were very friendly and the owner wore big fuzzy slippers as he prepared a homemade breakfast of fresh caught trout. Really liked this b and b!
4.8 on July 27, 2012
One should not reveal this address as it is the perfect place to stay in Denver. Nice room, charming owner -- a dream.
5 on July 24, 2012
Wonderful place to stay. Mike & Anita are warm & gracious hosts. Outstanding food!
3.4 on July 18, 2012
We were surprised when we arrived at the Queen Anne to see that it was a bit run down on the outside and there was no off street parking available. However, we were greeted by Mike who was very friendly and helped us get our luggage up to our room. He and Anita gave us a great tour of the house and lots of helpful tips on how things work (doors, codes, lights, etc.). Our room was comfortable and clean, and the towels were luxurious. The parlor party was fun and we enjoyed chatting with Mike, Anita and the other guests. We walked to downtown Galena for dinner and felt very safe, even after dark. The coffee and tea available early in the morning was appreciated. The breakfast was very good, and Mike and Anita gave us some helpful suggestions for things to do in the area. They do a few little extra things that add to the charm of the home. We enjoyed our stay!
4.6 on July 13, 2012
Mike and Anita were great innkeepers.. Breakfasts were wonderful and the "parlor parties" were a good opportunity to meet other guests. Wine would have been a nice touch at these "parties." Would definitely stay there again.
4.6 on July 06, 2012
My sister, myself and a friend came to Galena for the weekend. This was our first trip to a Bed and Breakfast and we were delighted with our experience. Mike & Anita made us feel so very welcome, the food was heavenly and meeting the other guests was a treat. We would definitely do this again.
5 on July 02, 2012
My wife and I spent two nights at the Queen Anne B&B and had a wonderful time. The parlor parties enabled us to socialize with the other guests. Mike and Anita are both great hosts....the breakfasts were absolutely delicious as well. The B&B is also within walking distance to all the great restaurants and shopping. We would definitely recommend it to others.
5 on June 24, 2012
Beautiful home, very well-maintained. Food was great. Walking distance from Downtown Galena shopping and the historic Grant Home.
5 on June 20, 2012
Last time I stayed, I wrote a long and lengthy email praising this wonderful B & B. This time, I'll keep it short: One of the best stays around! Mike and Anita are wonderfully kind. The food is excellent. The decor superb. If you stay anywhere else, you are crazy! Thanks for all your help with mom, Mike and Anita-sincerely, Roz.
4.4 on June 08, 2012
This was a wonderful house with an owner who really cares about his guests. The breakfast was fantastic and the room with the Jacuzzi was wonderful.
5 on June 05, 2012
Our "Sister's Weekend" was wonderful with a stay at the Queen Anne Guest House. Mike and Anita were so personable and very knowledgeable about the Galena area. Breakfasts made a great start to our days (french toast was devine!)
4.6 on June 03, 2012
The morning meals were outstanding. The owners, Mike and Anita were very friendly and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. My wife and I had a great stay.
4.6 on May 17, 2012
Great looking restoration of this Victorian B & B. The owners are great and very good at area restaurants and attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this bed and breakfast.
4.8 on May 07, 2012
My wife and I spent a weekend away from our children and had a wonderful time at the Queen Anne. Mike and Anita were very welcoming and accommodating. The painted lady is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. The location was great as it was close enough to walk to downtown, but far enough away to escape the hustle and bustle. We would definitely stay here again.
5 on May 06, 2012
The Queen Anne Bed and Breakfast was everything you could want in a B&B, and more. The rooms were exquisite, the food, outstanding, and the owners couldn't have been more hospitable. We are DEFINITELY going back. Loved it!!!
5 on May 03, 2012
This was the best experience I have had at a B&B. The in keepers were amazing and really made you feel welcome. Would def go back !!!! Great times.
4.8 on April 18, 2012
My boyfriend and I had never stayed at a bed and breakfast, and were very delighted with our stay! We felt like we were staying with family, and were so comfortable and welcome with not only the owners, but the other guests. The room was gorgeous and the breakfast was better than any restaurant I had been to. It was such a unique experience, and we had such a great time. I would definitely recommend Queen Anne to anyone vising Galena.
4.2 on April 15, 2012
Above average rating for B & Bs is deserved when compared to our prior stays at B & Bs. Stayed only one night. Received helpful information on local and area places to dine, sight see, and get around. Received an appreciated personal history of proprietor that allowed us to establish a relationship worth recalling and enjoying.
3.4 on April 13, 2012
Inkeepers were very friendly and the food was great. They can prepare a elegant breakfast fit for a King.
5 on April 04, 2012
Anita was very accommodating. She showed us around and made us feel at home. Even Ashes the cat treated us like family. Was nice to find a bed and breakfast that would allow us to stay only one night. Food was spectacular !! We will definately visit again!
5 on March 30, 2012
I had a wonderful time over the weekend i stayed at the Queen Ann guest house. Everything went better than i expected. I will definitly be back!
4.8 on March 10, 2012
Very hospitable owners. Great breakfast. Very comfortable room.
3.8 on March 05, 2012
Spend the weekend with a friend and found the place very hospitable, cozy and felt just like home. Would like to come back and spend more time during spring or fall. The food and service were excellent! I didn't find any dust and the bathroom and everything in there were superb clean. I am usually reluctant to walk barefoot in a hotel or guest house carpet but I was able to do it in here without worrying.
4.2 on February 28, 2012
We have made annual trips to Galena for the past 2 years. The Queen Anne B&B was the best overall B&B yet. Mike and Anita were great hosts, historians and entertaining. We will definitely visit them again.
5 on February 12, 2012
Have stayed several times. Have always enjoyed the beautiful home, gracious hospitality & great food.
4.0 on January 20, 2012
We had an ABSOLUTELY wonderful stay at the Queen Anne. The owners are so very friendly and their parlor parties are a great time to talk about the fun things some of the other guests are doing around town. Did I mention how delicious the desert and wine are that they serve at them?! The rooms were a bit smaller than I expected - but definitely adorable and worth the price. Food was fantastic, and they were extremely accommodating with picky eaters (me!). Location was prime - off the main strip which can get very noisy with locals after hours... this was within walking distance and very close to the bridge which takes you right to downtown. As of extra ammenities - they had plenty! Movies to borrow, Kareoke to play, patios to sit and drink in the evening. And the Cat - sweetheart! We'll definitely be heading back to Galena again and will be staying at the Queen Anne!
5 on January 11, 2012
Stayin at the Queen Anne was a very delightful experience. The breakfast fas out of this world my wife and I cannot wait to go back.
4.8 on January 02, 2012
Mike and Anita are wonderful hosts, knowledgable about the area and fantastic chefs. The room was clean, cozy and quiet. The parlor parties were a great way to meet the other guests and we enjoyed wonderful conversation both evenings. We highly recommend this B&B if you plan to stay in Galena. If we're ever in the area again, it will be our first choice.
5 on December 25, 2011
Perfect setting for our 30th wedding anniversary trip! Great company and delicious breakfast!
5 on November 29, 2011
The house was decorated in the Victorian style. The couple who runs it were wonderful hosts and we are grateful they welcomed us into their home. They were knowledgeable about the town of Galena, the history of the house, and were world class cooks. The Parlor party and breakfast were the best we've had. We enjoyed the house and our room was a wonderful retreat from our hectic lives. Thank you Mike & Anita for such wonderful hospitality and an amazing weekend getaway.
5 on November 13, 2011
We stayed at the Queen Anne for our honeymoon. We were absolutely amazed by the whole stay. We can't wait to go back for many more years to come. This place is very affordable, has amazing food and wonderful hosts.
4.6 on November 09, 2011
Our stay at the Queen Anne was remarkable. Mike, our host, was gracious and accommodating, not to mention an amazing chef! The breakfast was second to none.
4.6 on November 06, 2011
Breakfast food and hospitality of hosts was excellent. I would stay there again.
4.6 on October 31, 2011
We had a wonderful stay with delicious breakfast in a true Victorian home. Very welcoming and very comfortable!
4.0 on October 24, 2011
Mike and Anita are charming hosts - their Parlor Parties are funl! We enjoyed getting acquainted with the other guests and the treats served were perfect appetizers before we headed out to to dinner. The breakfasts were also great - Mike is a fantastic cook! Our room (Prince George) was clean and pleasant for our stay. Downtown Galena is within easy walking distance - just down the hill and over the pedestrian bridge. No downtown parking issues!
4.8 on October 20, 2011
My husband and I went in Oct of 2011 for our 1 year anniversary, we wanted a nice quiet get away, it was just beautiful, the inn keepers were amazing, I look forward to going back very soon
5 on October 17, 2011
Memorable anniversary My wife and I celebrated our 31st anniversary with a stay at the Queen Ann Guest House in Galena. Mike and Anita welcomed us with open arms into their beautiful home. The little things are sometimes the hardest to do but Mike never failed in making the entire weekend very special. The breakfast each day we were there was superb. The talk around the table was light and each of the four couples opened up about themselves. The reputation and reviews of the Queen Ann left me with high expectations that were exceeded once we arrived. Thank you to both Mike and Anita for making our weekend so special.
4.2 on September 26, 2011
Great Galena location (easy walk to downtown) and wonderful hosts.
4.2 on September 15, 2011
Very beautiful home with great breakfasts and knowledgeable and warm hosts. The evening parlor parties were a wonderful time to meet other guests and chat with the innkeepers.
5 on September 08, 2011
So many great things, I don't know where to begin! And let's not forget the cute kitty who lives outside on the property, "Ashes". I wanted to take her home, but no luck. All the guests love her to death! Thanks Mike and Anita for a great time!
4.2 on September 03, 2011
My wife and I had an excellent stay at the Queen Anne Guest House and Galena. The house is beautiful and the food was delicious. The house is located within walking distance of the town and Grant Park. Mike and Anita, the owners, are two great hosts who make you feel right at home. We couldn't have picked a better place to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary.
4.0 on August 31, 2011
This charming home is within walking distance of most Galena attractions. The breakfast is outstanding. The huevos rancheros we enjoyed Saturday morning kept us full until 3 pm! Their 5 pm snacks in the parlor are also a delight, and provide a nice time to meet other guests and learn more about the house and the surrounding area. We would definitely stay here again.
5 on August 26, 2011
This is our second time that we have stayed at Queen Anne Guest House and we were not disappointed. Mike and Anita are wonderful host and hostess and make you feel very much at home. The breakfast was outstanding and can't wait to go back again!
3.8 on August 02, 2011
Queen Anne is a really nice place close to the downtown section of Galena. Mike and Anita provided a great romantic environment where my wife and I could spend a weekend. I recommend it!
4.4 on August 01, 2011
Excellent BnB! Very neat, and clean with great hosts! All set in a great tourist area.
5 on July 30, 2011
We thought Queen Anne was outstanding, and plan to return there next time we're headed in that direction. Robert Bodeau
4.6 on July 29, 2011
Enjoyed much the Queen Ann Guest House. Wonderful hospitality. Very clean. Will likely stay again with Mike & Anita.
4.0 on July 28, 2011
Staying at the Queen Anne with Mike and Anita was a memorable pleasure. The beautiful surroundings exceeded our expectations. The extras, particularly the breakfast, were superior.
4.8 on July 14, 2011
This was our first experience staying in a bed & breakfast, and we were delighted with the Queen Anne Guest House. The owners, Mike and Anita were absolutely the best hosts - we had excellent breakfasts and very good company. Our room was very nicely furnished, clean, and the bed was very comfortable. The house itself was lovely and very conveniently located to the rest of the town. Mike and Anita were very helpful in providing dining suggestions and things to do in Galena. A very nice stay! Hilarie
4.4 on July 13, 2011
We had such a great first visit to Galena. Mike and Anita made it feel like a "home away from home." It was great and we will definitely come back!
5 on July 07, 2011
It was a truly beautiful home, with spectacular service. The room was amazing and very romantic, just as described. Mike & Anita were fantastic and they did a wonderful job in giving us excellent service and incredibly delicious breakfast. Highly recommended. Can't wait to go back there again soon.
3.6 on June 27, 2011
Mike & Anita were very friendly and fun to interact with. They made all the guests feel comfortable and we became family for a couple of days. The breakfasts were absolutely delicious and you had plenty to eat. I would go back there again.
4.6 on June 22, 2011
I surprised my wife with this overnight stay for our nineteenth wedding anniversary. We will remember our stay for a long time. Our lives and jobs had been getting more and more stressful and our marriage was taking the hit. Just one night at the Queen Anne got us back on the right track. It was very relaxing to get away from it all. The house was beautiful and fully decorated with antique furnishings. We stayed in the Prince George room and my wife slept for over an hour in the original claw foot tub. It was a great experience. The best part of the stay was the interesting conversations we had with both the innkeepers and the other guests. There was a reception from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the parlor with a snack and drinks served. We had very interesting conversations. Breakfast (including the food) was a little formal for my taste, but it was very good. I would have been just as happy with pancakes and sausage. Of course, if you like fine dining for breakfast then you will love this breakfast. Again, the breakfast conversation was the best part.
4.6 on June 20, 2011
The host/hostess were very friendly and great hosts. From the greeting on our arrival, to the afternoon "snack and conversation hour" to the wonderful breakfasts that started each day, Mike and Anita made their guests feel welcome and comfortable.
3.8 on June 04, 2011
Mike is a gracious host and the Queen Anne was a very pleasant place to stay. The only problem was that the windows are shut with storm windows and one has to sleep with the air conditioning on - which is noisy and one would not expect it at a B7B
4.6 on June 01, 2011
My wife and I recently stayed at the Queen Anne for the second time in two years. It is a delightful place that combines the best 19th century charm with modern amenities. The breakfasts are fabulous. The owners (Mike and Anita) and their "employee of the year for 2010", Ashes the cat who lives on their porch, treat you like family. It is clearly a labor of love, not just a business. It feels like home, only better!
5 on May 24, 2011
This was my first stay at a bed and breakfast.. I know I'll be back.. The room was wonderful, and the food was awesome.. I enjoyed my stay very much and the owners were wonderful..
2.6 on May 06, 2011
Great location. Rooms a bit smaller than anticipated. No real property, just the house. Little garden was not cleaned up. Friendly people. While not a bad experience, would most likely try another B&B on next visit, though returning would not be a bad thing.
3.6 on May 04, 2011
On the second morning we were served lentils with spinach and eggs. This brave offering was a very pleasant surprise. We were inpressed! Our hosts were very friendly and personable. The house is interesting and historic. We enjoyed our stay and would gladly return if we should ever be in the area again.
4.2 on May 01, 2011
very welcoming accomadations and most interesting atmosphere---food was excellent and owners made us feel at home and very special. Added touch of anniversary quotes and other inspirational writings took everything up a notch would highly recommend to anyone visiting Galena This was our 41rst wedding anniversary weekend and we enjoyed the stay and the town very much--even with the snow and nasty weather. Inside the sun was shining.
4.4 on March 26, 2011
The owners are very welcoming and thorough showing and explaining all about their absolutely beautiful home. Being honest though, if you're going in the nice weather you can walk across the river, but colder months, I may have picked a closer stay to their main street. While the food was superb, I have to watch my blood sugar and the breakfast was too sugary (but delicious the few bites I enjoyed). They push their cookbook a bit too much, almost began to feel uncomfortable at breakfast. Overall, the stay will be exactly as you'd expect in a nice B & B.
5 on March 21, 2011
My husband and I enjoyed a weekend get-a-way in Galena. We enjoyed our stay at Queen Anne's - particularly the warmth, hospitality, and great conversation with the innkeepers and other guests. The breakfast with other guests was a fun way to start the day and evening cocktails in the parlor was a perfect way to unwind before an evening meal. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to be back!
4.6 on March 06, 2011
This was our first time at a B & B. It was a great experience. Mike & Anita are wonderful hosts. We really appreciated how personable they were with us. They treat you like a best friend. They make every effort to make you feel comfortable, share candid conversation with you, and are very knowledgeable about their town and where things are that one might enjoy.
5 on February 24, 2011
Our stay at the Queen Anne guest house was amazing. There are so many positives, so I will just list a few: our room, the "Lady Ashley" and its jacuzzi tub were perfect, Mike and Anita the innkeepers are wonderful hosts the walk to downtown Galena is short and the 5 pm cocktail hour is a great addition to any day in this friendly, throwback town. This was the first of many trips we will be spending there.
5 on February 22, 2011
I truly had such a special stay at Queen Anne Guest House. My fiance planned such a romantic trip to Galena (a place I had never been). The city itself is extremely charming, but pulling up to this Victorian style home, it was a delightful surprise. We were greeted with the cutest neighborhood cat Ashes, then a smiling gentleman Mike! Mike showed us the in's and outs of our room then the rest of the home. He was very helpful and had a warmth about him, that made our stay very comfortable. We stayed in the Lady Ashley suite which was gorgeous, had a hot tub with a fireplace in the bathroom and it was very romantic. Each morning we sat around a table enjoying unique, carefully thought out dishes and each evening we enjoyed a special treat with beverages. It was a great time to bond with the inn keepers and other guests. We weren't from the area so Mike and Anita were especially helpful recommending places to go and restaurants to have dinner. One night the weather was a bit miserable, so my fiance and I took advantage of their extensive movie and game selections. It is strange for me to say fiance, but the weekend we stayed at Queen Anne Guest House, not sure if it was the mood of the Bed and Breakfast, but my boyfriend proposed to me. This place certainly sets a tone and I can honestly say it was the best weekend ever and we will be coming back!
5 on February 14, 2011
Mike and Anita were most gracious hosts, and the breakfasts were outstanding. Truly a home away from home.
5 on January 30, 2011
The Queen Anne is such a lovely place to stay. The Victorian home is gorgeous. the hosts are wonderful, the food amazing & the intimate rooms the best. Been there two times and will go back again.
4.0 on January 19, 2011
Really enjoyed the 5 PM gathering. Good chance to meet other guests and share ideas about the weekend.
3.8 on January 12, 2011
I had never been to a bed and breakfast before. This was a very pleasant experience. The host was very attentive to our needs as well as generally helpful. The breakfast was adequate, my wife was not totally pleased, but I enjoyed it. I look forward to visiting this bed and breakfast again in the late spring.
4.8 on January 03, 2011
Stayed after the Holidays. Rooms very clean and the stay was pleasant and relaxing. A great value. Highly recommend!
4.8 on December 23, 2010
The house is lovely, the innkeepers are very friendly and the breakfasts far exceed usual B&B fare. We plan to return in the near future.
5 on December 20, 2010
It was our first time in a B&B and we had a great time, very relaxing and beautiful place to stay.
5 on December 18, 2010
My boyfriend and I chose this inn to celebrate our one year dating anniversay, which was the first of September. Our stay was December 10th. We had to wait to until then because the inn was booked solid. I must say we are both very glad we waited. The owners of this property are fantastic. We felt like family from the time we entered the house until the time we left. The food that was prepared by the owners was amazing, five star!! Our room in my opinion was the best room in the house (Lady Ashley), check out the photos and you can see it. We couldn't have asked for more!
5 on December 15, 2010
The whole house was lovely! The hosts were wonderful, and the food was excellent!
4.6 on December 08, 2010
My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay at the Queen Anne Guest House very much! I would highly recommend this B&B for anyone looking for a great value and exceptional accommodations.
4.6 on December 01, 2010
Mike & Anita are wonderful hosts, the food was terrific, walk town, lovely home!
3.8 on December 01, 2010
This is a very warm and caring home to stay in. The owners treat you like family and make you feel very welcome. Beautiful home. I felt like I had gone back in time.
4.8 on November 27, 2010
The rooms are cozy, the food is great, the hospitality is outstanding, and it was an easy walk to downtown Galena!
5 on November 27, 2010
The Queen Anne is a lovely inn. The owners were very welcoming & created a warm, comfortable environment. The fod was delicious & plentiful. A+
4.6 on November 21, 2010
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful weekend getaway at the Queen Anne Guest House. We stayed in the Queen Anne room, and it was beautiful. Nice-sized bathroom, comfy bed, and fireplace. Very relaxing. Mike and Anita were lovely hosts and excellent cooks. The Parlor Party in the evening was fun, too. We would not hesitate to return.
5 on October 27, 2010
What a great place to stay. Easy access to town and near the park but far enough away from traffic & noise. The little amenities, like the 5pm parlor get together & the tea cart at night & the AM are a real nice touch. The knowledge of the building & area that the owners have is really nice to listen to. Would highly recommend staying here.
5 on October 26, 2010
Very charming home, hosts Mike and Anita were very knowledgable about the area and very hospitable. Quiet and luxurious rooms help you to relax and unwind, and Mike's fantastic breakfasts and parlor parties made you feel as though you were at a friend's home. Their personal touches made the experience extraordinary, highly recommended for a special occasion or relaxing getaway!
3.8 on October 22, 2010
We enjoyed our stay at the Queen Anne. The food and innkeepers were amazing. Our only issue was that the windows in the room did not open, so we had to continuously run the window unit air conditioning, and the mattress was a little softer than we would have liked. Other than that, just perfect.
4.0 on October 21, 2010
We only stayed for one night but it was very nice. Mike and Anita are very welcoming and polite. Breakfast was delicious as well :)
2.8 on October 18, 2010
This was an ok place to stay. I think I was charged more than what I should have been for the day of the week that I stayed. Online stated Sun rate was cheaper but I was charged for the other day rates. No shower in our room only the jacuzzi tub.
5 on October 09, 2010
Our stay at the Queen Anne was beyond our expectations. Mike and Anita really know how to make their guests feel at home at the Queen Anne. We will be back for sure.
5 on October 07, 2010
The innkeepers of the Queen Anne run a great establishment! The breakfast is wonderful and the service is great. We had a nice and relaxing time and enjoyed the breakfast and parlor party company quite a bit. If you need a trip to recharge your batteries the Queen Anne is the way to go!
4.8 on August 22, 2010
Mike and Anita maintain this outstanding Victorian painted lady. This was our first B&B experience and they set the bar extremely high. There are many in this area, but my wife and I don't even care to try another after our visit. As one can tell from the pictures, the house is beautiful; amazing breakfasts; and the 'palor party' in the afternoon was a great way to meet with other guests. Mike and Anita are the sweetest people you could hope to meet--we shared many laughs and stories together. It was like visiting distant relatives. All this said, the town of Galena is spectacular in itself. There are tons of things to do here for every sort of person. We recommend the Queen Anne Guest House to anyone who appreciates history, Victorian elegance, and warm generous hosts. We will be comming back soon.
5 on August 21, 2010
Mike and Anita made our stay even more special by treating us like family. Had a WONDERFUL time.
5 on August 21, 2010
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. This was our first B&B experience. We had a fabulous time and I am sure that this B&B would make the others a disappointment. MIke and Anita were very polite. The parlor parties were a great oppurtunity to learn about the home and the area. The food was AMAZING as well as the coffee. Everything was so cozy and beautiful. We can't wait to come back again.
4.8 on August 13, 2010
Everything was excellent. The food was great. The innkeepers were as nice as could be. Overall, an outstanding experience. We would gladly do it again.
4.6 on August 11, 2010
My wife and I enjoyed our relaxing stay at Queen Anne Guest House. The evening wine and pie was a great treat, breakfast was just out of this world, and spending time talking with the owners was a blessing. Oh, purchase their cookbook since it contains great recipe ideas.
4.8 on August 11, 2010
Our stay at the Queen Anne in Galena was perfect. The friendly greeting, the fabulous location, the extremely comfortable accommodations, whirlpool tub and fireplace, flatscreen TV and wireless internet, the delectable breakfast all made for an unforgettable getaway!
5 on August 06, 2010
We were greeted at the door by our host and personally walked through the house, breakfast time, etc. A pitcher of fresh ice water was brought in for us. A tray of hot drinks in the hallway at night and in the morning were supplied for guests as well. Parlor party at 5:00 was a great opportunity to meet the other guests and talk with Mike and Anita, as well as get great information on Galena. The bed was the most comfortable we've slept in and the breakfast was higher than outstanding! The hosts joined us for wonderful conversation and the stories were wonderful. Ask Mike about the animal slippers! We cannot wait to go back. Ed & Debra...
5 on July 29, 2010
Our visit to Galena for our anniversary included our first ever stay at a bed and breakfast. The Queen Anne Guest House has set the bar extremely high with their superb service and wonderful accommodations.
4.4 on July 21, 2010
A claw foot tub, lace curtains, leisurely breakfast with gracious hosts and interesting guests gave the illusion of another place and time. Lovely place to stay.
4.8 on July 20, 2010
We spent our 25th wedding anniversary at the Queen Ann Guest House. It was the first time we had stayed at a bed-and-breakfast, and it was a wonderful experience. The home and our room were beautiful, the food was absolutely delicious, and our hosts were wonderful. The Queen Ann is within walking distance of downtown Galena, but far enough away to provide us with peace and quiet when we wanted to relax. We enjoyed our stay and will certainly consider the Queen Ann the next time we visit Galena.
4.0 on July 11, 2010
Miek and Anita were a very nice couple. They were very knowledgable about the area and provided tips of good places to go and things to do.
5 on July 07, 2010
We had a great time in Galena and felt The Queen Anne our home away from home. Anita and Mike were so friendly and we wish we had booked more than one night. We were able to walk to downtown and loved the walk around the safe and charming neighborhood. The breakfast was fabulous and the tea cart outside our door in the morning was an extra plus. We had fresh coffee or tea before our day began. We will be back.
4.6 on June 04, 2010
The Victorian mansion and interior Victorian furniture and decor made us very comfortable. The home was ours to enjoy, including parlor and library. The food was amazing. Mike was very enjoyable to talk to.
4.6 on May 28, 2010
A warm and lovely B&B with wonderful hosts, fabulous breakfasts, beautiful rooms, convenient location.
5 on May 25, 2010
My husband took me here for our first anniversary, it was our first stay with Mike and Anita, however it will not be our last. The home is beautiful, Mike and Anita are terrific, the food is excellent, and Galena is beautiful. We cannot say enough. If you are looking to stay in a Bed & Breakfast, we highly recommend the Queen Anne!!!!!
5 on May 16, 2010
My wife and I had a perfect 1st anniversary celebration staying at the Queen Anne Guest House. Mike & Anita's welcoming hospitality and great conversations were complimentary to the exquisite Victorian house that's within walking distance of Main Street shopping (or a 5 minute drive). We really enjoyed the 5pm parlor parties that enabled us to mingle with the other guests and learn about the large historical background Galena had to offer, all courtesy of Mike's strong knowledge and excellent story-telling. Not to be forgotten, the awards Mike has won on his gourmet food are well-deserved! The homeade breakfasts and parlor party snacks with wine were absolutely delicious! It's a home away from home, and we will definitely be back to stay with them.
4.0 on May 10, 2010
Mike greeted us at the door and helped carry our backout too. His parlor party snacks and multi-course breakfast were delicious! With advance notice he was happy to meet my dietary restrictions. The house is very convenient to main street and Mike was willing to provide guidance on attractions and dining options. Overall it was a great experience and I would recommend the Queen Anne Guest House to my friends.
4.6 on April 24, 2010
My daughter & I stayed at the Queen Anne Guest House for our first mother-daughter get-away, which was also my first stay at a B & B. Anita and Mike were wonderful hosts and we felt completely comfortable in their beautiful Victorian home. The evening "parlor party" was a great time for the guests to meet each other and visit in a relaxed environment. The appetizers served during the parlor parties were delicious - including Mike's award-winning chili made with Galena-brewed beer! The breakfasts were beautifully presented and amazingly delicious! This couple is truly devoted to providing a memorable stay at their beautiful Queen Anne Guest House! I definitely will return to this home, and next time, I'm bringing my husband so he can enjoy the experience!
5 on April 07, 2010
This place is what should be expected from a bed and breakfast. I have never had breakfast so great, and the owners were wonderful. I would go again.
5 on April 05, 2010
We had a wonderful time on our first girls getaway, and we will definitely come back again. The hospitality was warm and inviting, and the food was unbelievable! The parlor parties were great times to socialize. The rooms were comfy, and had amazing decor that was absolutely beautiful. We had a great experience that we will never forget :-)
4.4 on April 03, 2010
It was our first time staying in a bed and breakfast. We were pleasantly surprised with our experience. Mike and Anita made us feel like we were friends coming for a visit. Meeting other people was a nice bonus. The food was exceptional. I would highly recommend staying at the Queen Anne.
5 on March 29, 2010
Lovely romantic Victorian setting; comfortable accomodations; easy access to area attractions; delightful host and hostess; and breakfast fit for kings and queens!
4.2 on March 28, 2010
The owners, Mike and Anita, are very hospitable, courteous, and friendly. The rooms are quite comfortable. The breakfasts are delicious. The parlor “parties” at 5:00 are a fun way to meet the owners and other guests, as well as get information about the area. The B&B is located well- near Grant’s home and in comfortable walking distance to downtown Galena. Would stay here again and recommend it to others.
5 on March 27, 2010
Kind and friendly,great breakfast, and great conversation with the owner.
5 on March 18, 2010
We were passing through Galena and stayed at the Queen Anne Guest house and were very satisfied with the rooms and the service. We didn't get to meet Anita, but Mike was a charming, entertaining host and the breakfast and conversation exceeded our expectaions. Would absolutely stay there again!
4.8 on March 11, 2010
My husband and I stayed at the Queen Anne in mid-Feb and have nothing but compliments for this B&B. This stay was our first B&B experience and Mike and Anita were fantastic host. From their local knowledge to there warm conversations and there outstanding food, this experience was truly unforgetable. With you are 28 or 58, this B&B is First Class! Can't wait to visit again!
5 on March 09, 2010
A beautiful B&B, so clean and warm. Anita and Mike are so accomodating adn make the best party snacks and breakfast. Be sure to pick up a copy of their cookbook.
3.6 on January 26, 2010
This was our 2nd bed and breakfast stay in Galena. Nice experience, the innkeepers are very accommodating. Bathrooms are nice. Enjoyed the large dining room with nice furniture.
4.6 on January 26, 2010
Great breakfast & conversations. Mike and Anita were helpful when we needed recommendations. Only a few blocks walk to downtown - comfy beds!
5 on January 13, 2010
Our children got us a Christmas present of a 2 night stay at the Queen Anne Guest House in Galena. The home was just beautiful. The owners were just fantastic. I definitely was treated like a Queen.
3.6 on January 13, 2010
My husband and I had such a great appetizer with our host, as well as a lovely breakfast with both owners on Christmas Eve morning (my birthday). We had such nice extended conversations.
3.8 on November 25, 2009
We enjoyed our stay at this old, historic, victorian mansion. The host and hostess were very friendly and accomadating. The morning breakfasts were excellent (and unique). We would recommend this inn to anyone.
5 on November 08, 2009
I came with my sister for a girl's birthday weekend celebration. I cannot say enough WONDERFUL things about our stay at the Queen Anne! From the second we checked in, Mike immediately made us feel welcome, and there were many thoughtful touches throughout our stay. We loved the parlor party-we enjoyed our conversation with Mike so much- who is a gracious, interesting host- that the party "hour" turned into closer to 2 hours! (We loved his stories of local history.) The home is exquisitely appointed. The rooms are extremely inviting, and this is the first time I have stayed in a "hotel" bed where I woke up the next day and my cantankerous back felt better than it did sleeping in my own bed! The clawfoot bathtub was beautiful, and the room felt very private! (Plus, the added modern touch of satellite tv in-room is something hard to find at many hotels!) We spent the evening eating at one of the 2 EXCELLENT restaurants Mike recommended in the area. After coming home, we sat outside on the relaxing porch and played cards, and also met Anita, who is truly a delightful woman! (And checked email via wireless internet- another nice modern touch!) But the highlight was the next morning- I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel in my lifetime, and NEVER have I had a more gourmet or delicious breakfast while travelling! Mike could compete in "Top Chef- Breakfast Edition" and win, HANDS DOWN! :-) The food was unique, delicious, pleasing to the eye- and he and Anita's warm service and conversation during breakfast made us feel very pampered! (Oh, and the early morning coffee/tea carts were a great touch.) I cannot say enough about our experience at the Queen Anne- we would have added a 3rd night, we loved it so much, but they were booked! I guess we'll have to figure out another reason to have a girls' weekend back VERY SOON! I never want to stay at another "regular hotel" again... Thanks Mike and Anita for a truly memorable stay!
4.8 on November 05, 2009
The Queen Anne is the BEST get away to rejuvinate, and reconnect oneself or with a significant other. Pampering is there at the Inn in every way from the rooms, Parlor Party, breakfasts so sublime, and caring from the Innkeepers. Galena also is special and area surrounding adds to the total package. MiKe & Anita are special innkeepers...none to compare!!!
5 on October 27, 2009
Charming Decor. Comfortable Bed and Room. Clean. Gourmet Breakfast. Would go there again.
4.8 on October 21, 2009
Enjoyable time at Queen Anne. Great food, great hosts, and very comfortable bed.
4.4 on October 17, 2009
Very relaxing and comfortable stay, great hosts and wonderful breakfasts.
5 on October 14, 2009
Mike and Anita were very gracious hosts and went way above the standards of a B&B. The food was exquisite and the home absolutely gorgeous.
4.2 on October 07, 2009
We like to get away -- see new places and relax. We try to stay at bed and breakfasts. I must say it was a wonderful stay. Warm, inviting and relaxing. Mike & Anita are terrific!
4.6 on October 06, 2009
My visit was a very pleasant and relaxing. I love the room I stayed in and the Innkeepers were a joy & the food was delicious.
4.8 on October 05, 2009
M and A are wonderful, full of great ideas about what to do and where to eat. Breakfast is the best, and their company makes it special!
5 on August 11, 2009
Mike and Anita provided a perfect romantic getaway. The Victorian B&B was charming, and the hosts were knowledgeable and we enjoyed friendly conversation. The breakfast was a gourmet delight. We hope to return and will recommend the Queen Anne to our friends.
4.8 on August 07, 2009
As first time guests in a bed & breakfast, we didn't know what to expect for certain but were anticipating a wonderful experience. It was beyond wonderful; we would highly recommend this B & B.
4.6 on July 30, 2009
3 night stay Breakfast was both pleasing to the eye and palate Conversation thought provoking and informative
5 on July 30, 2009
Beautiful home, wonderful hosts, delicious breakfast. Thank you for making our first B&B experience an amazing one. We loved getting to know you...we'll definitely need to come back to meet Anita. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality. And for letting us know about the "train" in Dubuque. Amelia had so much fun! Overall, your B&B is simply an amazing place! And you, the hosts, make it so very special. Thank you!
4.4 on July 17, 2009
Mike and Anita make everyone feel at home. The breakfast they served is outstanding. Mike and Anita did a great job of getting the guests in the house visiting/talking to get to know each other. The house is walking distance to the wonderful shopping in Galena. I would highly recommend a stay with Mike & Anita.
4.8 on July 10, 2009
Queen Anne, a very cozy and enjoyable B&B. Owners were very helpful in knowledge of Galena, i.e. sites to visit, directions, etc. The 1700 hr. 'tea' is a wonderful event, and a great way to start the evening.
4.6 on July 06, 2009
The breakfast was outstanding. The food preparation and presentations were a feast for the eyes and tastebuds.
4.6 on July 03, 2009
Was real pleased overall with the experience and charm of the Queen Anne. Would highly recommend to anyone who loves the B & B experience. You will not find any better hosts than Mike and Anita!!!
3.6 on July 01, 2009
Mike and Anita were terrific hosts, the rooms were charming, and the food was delicious!
5 on June 19, 2009
The owners were hospitable in every way. We liked the way they joined us at breakfast, which was very delicious. We were celebrating 60 years of marriage, it was a gift from our church. Never had a better gift! Wonderful!
5 on June 08, 2009
Great home to stay in. Everything was perfect. Great hosts, great food, great location. If you are going to Galena, stay at the Queen Anne.
5 on June 03, 2009
Mike and Anita made our stay spectacular. They are warm and friendly; the home is beautiful.
4.0 on June 01, 2009
We enjoyed our stay at the Queen Anne Guest House greatly. Very Victorian, and a great, convenient distance from all the restaurants and shops in town. Comfortable rooms, though a little small. This seemed like the quintessential Bed and Breakfast experience. Fantastic breakfast, and cozy feel to the rooms. Definitely a good value for the price we paid. Sweet and conversational owners. A wonderful experience!
4.2 on May 15, 2009
Have been to Galena many many times and this is my new favorite. The hosts Mike & Anita were tops, and can they ever cook!!! The 2 breakfasts I had were out of this world, and every day at 5 p.m., they have a little get together for the guests with delicious refreshments, drinks, and lively conversation. I'll be back next trip, unless they're full - my loss!!
4.8 on May 14, 2009
We have stayed at the Queen Anne twice now. Mike and Anita are absolutely wonderful and their house is amazing! There is a warm, calming feeling all through the Queen Anne that makes us totally relax. The location is fantastic, just a short walk from the shopping area of Galena. Breakfast is absolutely fantastic! Mike definitely knows his food: from his recipes to his recommendations, we ate like royalty all weekend. Whenever we need to get away, my wife and I head straight to the Queen Anne!
5 on May 12, 2009
We have stayed at the lovely B&B five times. The innkeepers are exceptional hosts. The breakfasts are wonderful. The rooms are nicely appointed. The location so close to all town sites. Simply lovely.
4.8 on May 11, 2009
Good food, exceptional hospitality, information on good places to eat and shop. Very friendly atmosphere.
4.6 on May 08, 2009
I have stayed in B&Bs in England and Scotland but this one ranks up there with them. The owners are truly interested in making your stay special in every way. Everything was exceptional. No complaints at all.
4.2 on April 30, 2009
Inn keepers were terrific. Superb breakfasts and comfortable beds. Would stay here again!
4.8 on April 29, 2009
Galena, IL is a lovely town from the bygone days. THe charm is tangible and with a gorgeous place to stay, the Queen Anne Guesthouse, it adds up to a memorable weekend for all.
5 on April 09, 2009
Mike and Anita have a beautiful B&B. It's peace and quiet made for a restful stay. The breakfasts were fantastic, and it's nice to be able to mingle with the other guests at the parlor party. We will return for sure!
4.6 on March 30, 2009
Not long ago, my husband and I decided to look for a bed and breakfast in Galena just for a one night getaway. First of all, we didn't know where to start because there are so many to chose from! We finally chose to stay at the Queen Anne guest house mainly because of the price. They had such a reasonable deal for one night on a weekday, we couldn't pass it up. The Innkeepers were wonderful, Mike gave us some really great conversation before dinner. The place was so immaculate and beautiful. We were the only guests at the time and never felt out of place or hurried to leave. Mike brought out hot tea at night before bed and fresh coffee right next to our room in the morning. He also cooked us a wonderful breakfast. We were so pleased to have a relaxing night away from our busy daily lives and will definitely suggest this bed and breakfast to anyone in the near future! Thank you!
5 on March 21, 2009
The Queen Anne Guest House is a beautiful home with wonderful innkeepers. We had a relaxing time and enjoyed amazing breakfasts. Mike and Anita were so helpful in recommending places to eat and shop. The inn is beautiful on the outside and on the inside. The furniture and decor take you back to another time period. Each room is unique in decor and all rooms have their own bath. You will leave the Queen Anne feeling relaxed and refreshed.
5 on February 18, 2009
Mike and Anita are great hosts, the breakfasts were terrific, the rooms were clean, and Nicky, the bird, is real nice. We are looking forward to staying there again.
5 on January 21, 2009
My husband and I found this B&B on line and weren't sure what to expect but the reviews sounded good so we took a chance. This experience far exceeded our expectations! The inn keepers Mike and Anita were a joy to be around. We found our selves sitting and chatting with them far longer than we would have anticipated. The food that Mike cooked was excellent and the house was really beautiful. We will definitely go back!
5 on January 14, 2009
Anita and Mike were excellent hosts and the inn was gorgeous! The inn is close to downtown and parks to take a walk and relax in. Anita and Mike provided a welcoming, homey environment and we hope to come back again one day!
4.6 on January 12, 2009
This B&B is charming in it's decor, and Anita and Mike, the owners, truly care for their guests with compassion. The breakfasts and afternoon teas are wonderful opportunity to mingle with them!
5 on January 11, 2009
The inviting, warm atmosphere of the Queen Anne and the welcoming conversation with Mike and Anita set the stage for a charming first visit to Galena. We woke up to the smell of fresh coffee and breakfast each morning...the breakfast was unbeatable! In fact it was so great; we are looking forward to trying more recipes from the guest house cook book we purchased. After a full day of exploring the town we were ready for a snack; the parlor time offered great food and relaxing conversation. We would highly recommend staying at the Queen Anne Guest House and we look forward to our next trip back. Thank you Mike and Anita.
4.8 on December 21, 2008
Our stay at the Queen Anne was wonderful!! Mike and Anita were very gracious hosts. The breakfast alone is a reason to stay!! We will be back!!
3.8 on December 05, 2008
Our stay was in November when it was just getting cold. The Inn was warm and cozy and comfortable. The inn Keepers were very friendly and were very knowledgeable about Galena and the surrounding history which added to our stay. The Inn was well kept and very clean. It did show signs of its age with setting cracks in some of the rooms. Over all we had a wonderful stay and would go back there in the future.
4.0 on November 11, 2008
The food was delicious and not at all "cookie cutter" B&B food. Our room was very nice and I loved being able to take a nice, long bath in an old fashioned clawfoot tub! Mike & Anita made our stay so comfortable, they genuinely seemed interested in each and every guest and we so enjoyed staying with them. May nice touches that made the stay just a little more personal.
4.6 on November 10, 2008
We just returned from a weekend at Queen Anne's in Galena. It was very comfortable and is VERY close to the main strip of shops, restaurants and bars in Galena. The rooms were very clean and nice. Not too overdone. Rooms were very private. The breakfast the first morning was great but perhaps not typical. We had fresh trout with asparagus and tomatoes. It was delicious and broadend my horizons on breakfast. The second day breakfast was a combination of eggs with asparagus and an english muffin topped with canadian bacon, fresh tomato, cheese, sauce and spices. It was phenomenal. We only went to Parlor Hour (5pm) the second day where they provided Broccoli Cheese soup, snacks and wine while we played a game with some of the guests. The hosts are very nice and approachable. We are a young couple 26 & 27 and were a bit uncertain about staying at a B&B instead of a hotel. I have to say the hosts were GREAT, and it was kind of like staying with a funny, easy going and warm hearted Aunt and Uncle. We also got along great with the other guests that were staying there that weekend. We will definately return and I would strongly recommend to first time B&B visitors.
4.2 on November 05, 2008
We enjoyed our 2 nights at the Queen Anne. Mike and Anita were wonderful. Three "Parlor Parties" in the evening were very nice. The breakfasts were great! Rooms were also wonderful!
5 on November 04, 2008
knowing we were going to an old Victorian home raised our level of anticipation! We were not disappointed! Furnished with many antiques from that era. it was as if we stepped back in time. the hospitality and gourmet meals were incredible!
4.0 on October 28, 2008
The owners were very welcoming, friendly, warm. I felt like it was my home, my own room.
4.4 on October 27, 2008
Especially the personal touches of life stories around the Parlor and Breakfast table, the innkeepers are 'real' and sincerely interested in their guests personally.
4.8 on October 22, 2008
This was our first stay at a B&B and we are so happy that we choose the Queen Anne. It was the perfect weekend. Mike and Anita are such wonderful hosts and their home is charming and comfortable. We felt right at home the minute we walked in the door. The Queen Anne is within walking distance to several great restaurants, the downtown shopping, and other things to do. We enjoyed our time to get to know the other guests as well as our hosts at the Parlor Party and breakfast, which I can’t stop raving about to friends and family. The food was truly outstanding – hats off to the chef! They even have a late evening/early morning beverage cart with coffee and hot water for tea or cocoa. We highly recommend the Queen Anne and will be coming back ourselves. Thanks for the perfect weekend!
4.6 on October 21, 2008
Our stay in Galena was fantastic. The Queen Anne is a beautiful house with wonderful warm breakfasts. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was nice and big. It was a wonderful stay and we'd love to be able to stay again!
5 on October 19, 2008
This was our first time at a Bed and Breakfast and we really enjoyed it! Close to everything in Galena. Mike and Anita were super hosts and very accommodating. They made us feel very welcome in their beautiful Queen Anne home. They prepared and shared a delicious breakfast with us and four other guests. Great heart warming stories by all. Nicky, the parrot was very entertaining. Anita, thanks for the Cookbook! Can't wait to start sampling all of your and Mike's recipes. Mike - Love the hat and the SLIPPERS! ;-) ~D & A from IL.
4.6 on October 15, 2008
We come to Galena, IL at least once a year, usually in conjunction with the Country Fair which is held the second weekend in October. We have tried 8 B & B's in Galena so far. Even though several have been closer to Main Street in downtown Galena, none of them can match the location of the Queen Anne Guest House. (Galena is so very hilly that one invariably ends up driving from the B & B to downtown and back.) Driving and parking in Galena are two difficult propositions during the Country Fair. The last two years we have parked our car at the Queen Anne on Friday and left it there until we left on Sunday. The fair, main street shopping and restaurants are well within walking distance from the Queen Anne. Mike and Anita's breakfasts and parlor parties provide satisfying and tasty dishes and beverages, and the conversation is very pleasant.
4.2 on October 14, 2008
Very accommodating! Great place to stay - nice & quiet. Close to the park & a nice walk to Main St. Good food!
4.8 on September 14, 2008
It was a perfect weekend getaway! A porch to sip tea and coffee, a movie library for cozy nights, Great hosts and amazing food. I am a vegetarian and mike accomidated to that very well. We will for sure be coming back and recommending this B&B for sure.
4.6 on September 05, 2008
The home is beautifully furnished with antiques throughout. Mike and Anita are very friendly and relaxed and wonderful hosts. During a late afternoon wine and treats break and also during breakfast they sat with the guests and prompted friendly and lively conversation. The food was delicious! The home is located within easy walking distance from downtown Galena, and is situated in a neighborhood of lovely homes with many large trees which made a leisurely walk very pleasant even on a very warm August day. We will definitely return on our next visit to Galena.
3.6 on August 29, 2008
I had a great time! The inn keepers were very friendly and helpful on things to see and do. Enjoyed their parrot, Nicki. Food was excellent, as was the service. Their home was a lovely, relaxing place to stay. Everyone should try the chocolate fondue and foot soak parties they give.
4.8 on August 28, 2008
Stunning victorian home, great furnishings, exceptional gourmet breakfast, congenial host, parlor party every evening, clean and comfortable--a must return
4.8 on August 25, 2008
Mike and Anita Reese are warm and welcoming hosts. The historic house is beautiful and in a perfect location for touring Galena. The food was delicious and the service outstanding.
4.6 on August 17, 2008
We were delighted by our stay at the Queen Anne Guest House. The host & hostess (Mike & Anita) made us feel so welcomed. We enjoyed the "parlor party" and were especially impressed with the gourmet breakfast created by Mike. What a wonderful weekend we had!!
4.8 on August 08, 2008
Enjoyable experience! Innkeeper Mike is great chef and more than meets expectations.
4.6 on August 05, 2008
The accomodations were excellent. Food was out of this world. Location to town was within walking distance for convenience.
4.0 on August 05, 2008
Innkeepers extremely friendly and helpful. Great cooks as well!
5 on August 03, 2008
My husband and I stayed for one night in the Queen Ann room on 8/1. We found it to be very quiet, clean, bright, and we enjoyed the small nook for coffee. Breakfast was very good and we enjoyed visiting with Mike, the owner and the other guests. The location was very convenient with a short walk to restaurants and shopping. We would recommend the Queen Ann to other visitors to Galena.
5 on August 01, 2008
Wonderful,friendly,relaxing. Best ever,we didn't want to leave. Great cook,best food ever. Fun and would go back again and again.. Loved it.
5 on July 31, 2008
A beautiful Victorian home with a wonderful host who will provide you with a breakfast to die for, fun conversation, all the comfort you can want, and great memories to take home with you.
4.8 on July 30, 2008
Great food is matched by the great host and hostess. Will definitely visit again.
4.8 on July 30, 2008
Our hosts, Mike and Anita were wonderful. They were warm, funny, welcoming... they made all the guests feel at home and special. The house was beautiful and charming. The food was truly a gourmet experience. I highly recommend this B&B!
5 on July 29, 2008
As if getting away from the city wasn't enough. The Queen Ann was perfect, comfortable rooms, great service and one of the best breakfasts we have ever had. Five Stars in my book!
3.4 on July 25, 2008
Charming B&B nestled in a quiet residential area just a couple blocks off main drag. Hosts, Mike and Anita went above and beyond in making us feel welcome.
4.8 on July 17, 2008
Staying at the Queen Anne allowed us to really distress. Mike's gourmet breakfast menu a real treat.
4.6 on July 15, 2008
The B&B innkeepers were great. We felt like we knew them from years before because they made us feel so 'At Home' there.
4.6 on July 08, 2008
Very clean B&B. Food was excellent; hosts were very welcoming and knowledgeable of history of area.
4.8 on July 08, 2008
Even though we'd never met Mike and Anita, they felt like family right away. Their home was beautifully decorated and the grounds were charming. Nicky (the parrot) was quite the performer at our evening get-together in the parlor!
4.6 on July 07, 2008
We spent one night in this lovely home on a quiet street in Galena. The hosts are very warm and friendly and the food was exceptionally good. I highly recommend this B&B.
3.6 on July 06, 2008
Everyone needs to get away from their hometown ever so often, and when our internal compasses pointed to the east (from Iowa), we hopped in the car, deciding on a whim to visit the historical town of Galena. Intending to just spend the day there, we hadn't made reservations anywhere overnight and ended up calling different B&B's in the area to see if there were open rooms available. Much to our surprise Queen Anne was the last place we called, & the owner Mike invited us to his beautiful home to view his rooms. He gave us a brief tour and history of the home as we are lovers of history.We immediately felt comfortable and decided to stay the night.What we liked particularly about the QA is that it is in a quiet area, yet just a relatively short jaunt across a walking bridge leads one to the main street, where restaurants, shops and other attractions abound. When it was time for us to return to the Queen Anne for the evening, we felt as if we belonged there. We shared tea and viewed historical books which are normally set out on the coffee table. While enjoying the faux fireplace (all the benefits of the warm, glowing ambiance without the heat), we listened to old LP records and relaxed. After a romantic evening & a restful night on a comfy bed, we joined the other guests at the table for breakfast. The food was fresh, simple, and presented well. We enjoyed visiting with the others, as well as the owner Mike who was a charming and gracious host. I purchased the Queen Anne Guest House Cookbook and plan on trying some of the particularly delicious sounding dishes.All in all, our stay in Galena was a happy, fond one and one which we will always remember. A lot of our memorable moments were spent at the Queen Anne, and though we only spent one wonderful evening there, we do plan on returning soon!
5 on July 02, 2008
Great place to stay! This was our second time here. Loved each visit!
5 on July 01, 2008
We had a vist that was beyond what we expected. The Queene Anne suite was soft and warm, yet somehow romantic and accessable. The beautiful tub was romantic, the fireplace exquisite, and the turret area where we had our coffee and drank wine was so beautiful and seemed meant for us. We loved the room and will return again no doubt. We rate our experience a ten. Wishing you a wonderful time here. Ron and Jeanne Marie
4.8 on June 26, 2008
As a "first timer", I didn't know what to expect. I was delighted! Charming house, wonderful hosts, delicious food-historic city and great location. Can't wait to go back. I bought the cookbook!
4.6 on June 21, 2008
Three couples on a wine tour decided to stay in Galena mid-trip. We certainly found the bed and breakfast to meet our expectations. Mike was friendly and very informative and willing to give us insights into the community etc. The rooms were comfortable and met our needs. As with any home, the water pressure fluctuated with the number of people showering but certainly not a major issue. Breakfast was great, delicious steamed pears and walnuts to start the day! The inn is slightly off the main downtown area and a short walk to the shopping, but just a 1 minute drive if you can find parking downtown. We have no complaints, although Mike the Innkeeper seems a bit preoccupied with his parrot!
4.4 on June 20, 2008
Great room, great food, great hosts, great conversations and great trip.
2.6 on June 17, 2008
Charming old, original Victorian in a quaint river town. The Parlor Party is a wonderful way to meet other guests and the inn-keepers and get up-to-date info on the town.
4.8 on June 03, 2008
A warm, friendly bed and breakfast combining victorian elegance and modern amenities. The innkeepers were wonderful hosts.
4.2 on May 30, 2008
Bed was very comfortable and Mike and Anita were very good company.
4.0 on May 29, 2008
It was our first time staying at a B & B and it was a great experience that we hope to try again in the near future. Our hosts were friendly and informative and the breakfast in the morning were fantastic. We would recommend this fine B & B for those that are seeking the perfect weekend getaway.
5 on May 22, 2008
We had a wonderful stay! Our hosts were amazing, the food was SUPERB and our room was beautiful. Thank you for a great time :)
5 on May 16, 2008
Peaceful corner of town. Restful accomodations. Tasteful gourmet breakfast and evening parlor party along with lively conversation from Mike, Anita and their parrot in the parlor Nikki! A most enjoyable visit.
3.8 on May 16, 2008
As it was our 1st B&B, we had a splendid time. Mike and Anita were very accomodating even altering the menu for my wife who doesn't eat red meat. The room was spacious and had some unique amenities like a turntable with records from Led Zepplin to John Denver. Their parrot was fun too.
4.8 on May 07, 2008
Lovely B & B. Enjoyed everything from the beautiful room with large private bath, the parlor party with wonderful refreshments and conversation, to the fantastic 3 course breakfast. Thank you to our gracious hosts and kudos to the chef!
4.0 on May 01, 2008
Wonderful hospitality and very comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding!! Owners very congenial and knowledgeable of the history of Galena.
5 on March 19, 2008
We are from the Kansas City area, and it was definitely worth the 6.5 hour drive to stay at the Queen Anne Guest House. Mike and Anita were such gracious hosts. The house is beautiful, the rooms very comfortable, and the breakfasts were out of this world. Galena is full of beauty, history, and quaint shops and restaurants.
4.0 on February 29, 2008
Mike & Anita are very gracious hosts, friendly and welcoming. Their knowledge of not only the history of their home but of the whole area was a tremendous asset to my stay. The gourmet breakfasts were just superb! And the stimulating conversation around the table is just like "old times." What a treat! I highly recommend the Queen Anne Guest House to anyone visiting the lovely resort town of Galena, IL.
5 on February 27, 2008
We really enjoyed our visit with Mike and Anita at the Queen Anne Guest House. We were very comfortable and it is just a short walk over to Main Street across the bridge. Even when it was cold, it was worth the walk. Breakfast was exceptional and we felt at home with all of the amenities and conversation. Highly recommended for value and quality.
5 on February 17, 2008
We stayed with Mike and Anita through Valentine's Day weekend and were thoroughly impressed with every aspect of their establishment. The warm welcome and great conversation left us feeling immediately at home. Stepping into their home was like stepping back in time to when good manners and excellent hospitality were the rule of the day. We look forward to stepping into your parlour again. Hats off to you Mike and Anita!
5 on February 11, 2008
My husband and I recently returned from an amazing 3 days at the Queen Anne Guest House in Galena. Mike and Anita are outstanding hosts whose main focus is to make their guests feel special and comfortably at home in their beautifully decorated Bed and Breakfast. We were treated to deliciously different breakfasts each morning and relaxed each evening with them during parlor hour. We also became friends with Nicki, the entertaining, friendly parrot. Our wintry stay was perfect! Thank you Mike and Anita. Jerry and Joann St. Louis, Mo. Jan 30, 31, Feb 1 2008
5 on January 29, 2008
My husband and I had a wonderful stay at The Queen Anne Guest House. Everything was cozy and clean. The innkeepers, Mike and Anita Reese, are wonderful people - open and friendly, spending time visiting with their guests. Breakfast was superb! We highly recommend The Queen Anne!
4.4 on November 24, 2007
Friendly host and hostess, interesting conversations, delicious breakfast, lovely house, comfortable rooms, a home away from home.
4.4 on November 04, 2007
The charm and comfort was exceeded only by the exquisite breakfasts and unforgetable companionship offered by the owners, Mike and Anita (as well as Nikki!). We would recommend a stay for all budgets and for those wanting peace, new experiences, and friendliness.
5 on October 14, 2007
The Queen Anne Guest House is the best bed and breakfast I have ever stayed at. Excellent breakfast.
4.6 on October 14, 2007
Mike and Anita were the perfect hosts for our weekend retreat. The food, accomodations, and conversations were top-rate. We'll stay again when we return to the area.
5 on September 28, 2007
This bed and breakfast was outstanding.
5 on September 25, 2007
The Innkeepers Mike and Anita were delightful, and extremely helpful. They made our stay very enjoyable. The breakfast was delicious and the bed was the best we've slept in.
5 on September 20, 2007
Although Jim had experienced a b&b before, this was my first experience. Our hosts Mike & Anita made our stay so enjoyable. We enjoyed the parlour party and breakfast with the other guests. Their home was charming. Service was wonderful. Breakfast was a real treat. We'll be back.
5 on April 24, 2007
Highly recommend visiting this guest house. We had a very enjoyable stay.
5 on April 23, 2007
My husband and I spend two charming days with Mike and Anita at the Queen Anne. Rooms were lovely, with quality antiques and comfortable beds. Hosts were gracious and friendly; you become a part of their family when you visit. Helped us find points of interest in Galena and even dressed in Victorian costume! Loads of fun. PS Karaoke is contagious.
3.2 on January 06, 2007
Comparatively reasonable rate for services and accommodations. OK