The Galena Inn ~ It’s about time

a short distance to travel to feel worlds away

’Victorian Chic’ accommodations – A blend of modern style with elegant hints from the past

Planning a stay at The Galena Inn  (previously the Victorian Mansion) Bed and Breakfast not only opens the doors to a beautiful B&B, but also unique experiences in historic Galena, Illinois and Jo Daviess County.

Accommodations include eight guest rooms, each with its own private bath and unique character. All of our rooms have Egyptian cotton linens and deluxe pillow top mattresses. Enjoy walking our of English gardens or relax  in the hot tub spa.

Begin every morning with a full breakfast and head out to explore Galena.

A Little of Our History

Built in 1856 by Augustus Estey, a wealthy banker and lead smelter, this Victorian era Estate has been authentically furnished and restored.

The elegant Italianate style Mansion sits on over 2 acres where its doors were often opened for entertaining Galena’s most prominent citizens, including America’s 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant. It was from our balcony, during his farewell party hosted by Augustus Estey that resident Grant’s departing speech was delivered to the citizens of Galena.

A warm welcome from The Galena Inn!

We trust you will find a room that suits your needs and chose to stay with us.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Take part in what’s going on in Galena

Things to do all year long

Start the day with yoga in the park

Enjoy an afternoon wine tasting and tour

Take a ride down the “Alpine Slide” or ski the slopes at chestnut mountain

Jump in a kayak or canoe and travel down the Galena River

Discover the unspoiled banks of the Mississippi River

Take part in the inviting nightlife on Main Street

Catch a magic show on Main Street

Enjoy a hot tub under the stars