GeGe's Guest House and Suites

627 chicago ave , Savanna, IL 61074-1907 USA (Show map)


NEW ADDRESS GeGe"s Guest House AND Suites 623-627-629 Chicago Ave SAVANNA IL. 61074 Our Guest House is open now!!! Is is a street-level 1890's Brownstone building that boasts a cozy and yet relaxing atmosphere with its original woodwork and charm. choice of 2 or 3 bedroom suit or 6 bedroom Guest House located at 627-29 and 623 Chicago Ave/Rt.84-64-52 Both located 4 blocks from downtown Savanna Because of health reasons Granny had to close.With my wife GeGe we opened the Chicago ave property 5 yr ago.

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Innkeepers: Bill Lease



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Will definitely stay again!!

5 on September 03, 2012

It felt like we went home and were spoiled by the parents. We took a group down in July and had a great time. We will make this an annual event.

your family here

5 on July 06, 2012

Granny O'Neil"s is more than a Bed and Breakfast. After a few minutes, it's clear that your more than a guest, your family! Bill and Gigi are so hospitable, the food is so good, the rooms are so comfortable, you won't want to leave. The good news is you'll always be welcomed back when you return.

relax near the river

5 on August 31, 2011

we've stayed here more than once. clean, comfy, welcoming, simple dependable comfort. hosts are very sweet and friendly, breakfast wonderful. sweet little river town with the river just steps away. palisades state park is close and has stunning views of the mississippi river valley. a great stay every time.

No other place I'd rather stay

5 on August 17, 2011

I made a quick run north from Cincinnati to visit an aunt and stayed at Granny O'Neil's for the second time. Some minor changes in decor, but not in service or food! If you've never stayed in a B & B, a stay here will be an eye-opener. No hotel or motel can compare with the experience. I was sorta, kinda raised in Savanna and it is so nice to be able to walk out the door, walk half a block, and be downtown and look at the storefronts, go down to the park, or watch the many trains go through. If you are a train fan, Savanna is on a main line of the Burlington Northern/Santa Fe. The owners are the nicest people on the planet and know Savanna well, so they can talk history or current goings-on with you. Bill is a former mayor! I'm going to try to drag my city-girl daughter with me the next time I visit so she can appreciate what a laid-back little community can do for the spirit. This is the place to stay in Savanna!

Absolutely perfect!

5 on August 08, 2011

This place was great! Bill and his friend Gigi really made us feel at home and were fantastic hosts. Chef Bill cooks a tremendous breakfast each morning as well! We will definitely be back!

Will Be Again Again!

5 on July 06, 2011

Bill was the best! The stay was so comfy, rooms & bathrooms were clean, the hospitality was amazing, he offered to drive us to and from to the Iron Horse-offered a great superb breakfast at the time we were ready, will we be back???? I will def be back!!! Angie & Carlos

A Quiet Hide-a-way on the River

4.8 on June 27, 2011

We were in Savanna for a family celebration and it was the all school reunion week-end. This little B&B was just what was needed to enjoy our time in this sleepy little river town while everyone else was carrying on in party style! Bill and Gretchen were two of the most accomodating people I have ever met and the food and service provided was the best we have ever experienced at any B&B in this hemisphere. You simply will not find a better place to stay anywhere in the midwest. Enjoy

Granny's is marvelous!

5 on May 07, 2011

Bill and Gretchen made our stay in Savanna a marvelous one! The home is beautiful, very clean and comfortable. They are very accomodating to their guests. I would recommend it in a heartbeat.

Exceptional in every way!

5 on May 06, 2011

The inn itself is very nice, the rooms are quiet, comfortable, and private. Already Granny O'Neil's is an awesome place to stay, but there's more. You get to meet Bill, who is a gracious, charming, and funny gentleman. He's also a fabulous chef. He made an amazing breakfast, including the best cherry coffeecake on the planet. If I'm ever in the area again, I'll be sure to stay here.

Great Halloween Weekend 10/30-31/2010

5 on April 07, 2011

Bill is a great chef and even better company, as is Gretchen. You will love the antiques and appreciate the large, modern bathroom. My daughter and I could not have had a better place to stay for our weekend exploring family history!

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Location Type

Downtown, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Great Mississippi River, Bicycle Path, Home of Poopies bike shop, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Telephone, Washer/dryer

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Microwave, TV, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Table Tennis, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: NONE
  • Check Out:: NONE
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Limited pre- planned
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: credit card required at time of reservation
  • Cancellations: 2 & 3 bed room suits paid at booking with a 72 hr cancellation notice Single rooms paid at booking with 72 hr cancellation notice



Bill Lease

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About the innkeepers

The love of my life is preparing food for friends, relatives, guests.

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  • Time Served: between 6 and 9 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, In-room, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Vegan, Diet

Signature Dish

Chateau Briand
Beef Tenderloin Stuffed w/mushrooms served with a Bordelaise Sauce. Grilled Salmon with Shrimp Sauce Pork Tenderloin in a Rosemary Wine sauce Dessert: Chocolate Brownie Mousse Bed and Breakfast GETAWAY SPECIAL! 2 night stay $148.00 + tax 3 Bedroom Annex 2 night stay $179 per night + tax