Queen Anne Guest House

200 Park Ave , Galena, IL 61036-2306 USA (Show map)


Our Victorian Queen Anne style B & B is situated 4 blocks from Main Street where the historic shops and restaurants of Galena begin. You'll be served our award winning gourmet breakfast each morning. From our lodging you may stroll downtown or to the Grant Home or Grant's Park. During your stay you can relax and enjoy the early morning and late evening beverages featured on our tea cart. Our Parlor Party is a time when guests will receive treats and have an opportunity to visit with other guests and the innkeepers. Our open areas include two parlors, library, dining room and two porches. We have Dish TV featuring numerous movie channels, videos, DVD's, Cd's, books and games for your enjoyment. The Queen Anne has been featured in many books, including America's Painted Ladies. We hope to be hearing from you soon! - Mike and Anita.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Girlfriend Weekend

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.

Great anniversary getaway

4.8 on August 06, 2018

Great visit and service. Would stay again next time.

Memorable stay!

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.

Our wonderful stay

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.

Great Stay

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.

Victorian gem

4.8 on March 19, 2018

Beautiful home with comfortable rooms and great common areas. Exceptional breakfasts as well.

Great B&B

4.8 on March 15, 2018

Great Breakfast and close walk to Main St!!! Mike and Anita are terrific hosts!!

Great weekend in Galena

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.

Excellent stay

5 on February 21, 2018

Great hosts, great atmosphere, great food

Great breakfasts! Convenient for downtown.

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

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Rooms & Rates

Prince George

A room that is fit for royalty and recently remodeled, Antique Eastlake queen bed, iron sleigh twin day bed, electric fire place, Dish TV with movie channels, DVD player, antique dresser, antique caned chair, CD alarm clock, two tapestries, redecorated 2007. We have a large collection of dvd's and cd's to bring to your room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Queen Anne

A romantic room that is one of our most popular. Mahogany four post queen bed, electric fireplace, Dish TV & movie channels w/dvd player, antique dresser, cd alarm clock. Two Victorian chairs and a small table are nestled in the bay window turret area. This is one of our larger rooms. We have a large collection of dvds and cds to bring to your room.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Sir William

A spacious room with plenty of sunshine. Seven foot four post mahogony bed, electric fireplace, antique dresser, antique settee,antique music stand, cd alarm clock. The room has a nostalgic phonograph and Dish TV w/movie channels & dvd/vcr. You can select from our large collection of lp's and cd's & movies to bring to the room.

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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $150

Lady Ashley

Completely remodeled in 2010, this romantic room served as the nursery. It has an antique headboard and queen bed, an beautiful sitting chair, High def 32" Dish TV w/movie channels and dvd player. 2 small tables with a cd alarm clock by the bed side and dresser. The large bathroom was once the servant's quarters and has a 2 person whirlpool, electric fireplace, bath salts and a CD stereo.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $165

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Location Type

Airport, Small town


Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 18 miles

Directions to property:

Take Rt 20 East to Galena. Immediately after crossing the Galena River, turn North (left) on Park Ave. Proceed to the end of Park Avenue where we are located on the corner of Park and Adams Street.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, President Grant's Home, Apple River Fort, Apple River State Park, Witkowski Wildlife Area, Trolley Tours, River Boat Rides, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Videos, Wired internet , Artwork, Karaoke Machine, Antiques, Screened Porch & Wrap Around Porch, Parlors, Videos, DVD's, Cd's, Books, Magazines

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Historical Sites, Trolley Tours, Grant Park, President Grant's Home, Specialty shopping, National Mississippi River Museum, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool

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  • Check In:: 4 - 6pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only On Wrap Around Porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Parents and children are to be responsible.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Single Saturday nights are by telephone reservation only & are limited.
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Minimal deposit at time of reservation. $20 first $10 each additional night per room.
  • Cancellations: A charge of 25% per room per night if 14 days notice is not provided. 50% if 7 days or less. 75% if 2 days and 100% if less than 24 hours.



Mike & Anita Reese

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Nikki, a amall parrot

About the innkeepers

Anita has been in numerous theatre productions with the Prarie Players and is an RN. Mike has been an Outdoor Writer, small business owner and over 20 years in the corporate world. We are currently involved in Galena activities and groups. We have just finished writing a 100 character interactive murder mystery with friends.

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Elegant & Multicourse

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian gluten free, lactose free

Signature Dish

Mike's Croissant, Queen's Sauce
A lightly toasted croissant, topped with ham, tomato, spices, sauce and cheese, then broiled to perfection. The Queen's Sauce is a yogart based sauce that is delicious on any type of fresh fruit.