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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed at this bed and breakfast several times and travel to Galena often. It is my favorite place to stay. The home is gorgeous and kept up very well. The breakfasts are delicious, as are the snacks and wine provided during wine time. I have stayed for a romantic weekend with my boyfriend as well as a girls...

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Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to seeing you in the future.

Kirkwood, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Steamboat House is a beautifully restored Italianate Victorian within walking distance of Galen's historic downtown. We chose the Lene Room, but I also liked the Elsie. The gas fireplaces in each room make them cozy and add to the ambiance. The inn offers wine and cheese for guests by the piano at 5:00 and tea and coffee in the...

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Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your taking time to share your thoughts and are happy that your experience was enjoyable. We hope you'll consider staying with us on your next visit to Galena.

Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

From the check-in, to the the check out, The Steamboat House was a perfect first time experience at a B&B! Carol was the perfect hostess, very nice and accommodating. Our room we stayed in was the Bess, it was beautiful Victorian style room, also very clean. The breakfast both mornings was perfect! I would definitely stay here again!

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Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat House, responded to this review

We're pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review. We would love to see you again!

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We have stayed at the Steamboat several times and always look forward to going back. Carol is a gracious host and always makes us feel welcome. The breakfasts are amazing, and the Steamboat is absolutely beautiful!! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Jan N
Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat House, responded to this review

Jan, thank you for your kind words and for taking time to write a review. I am happy you enjoyed your stay.

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My room was beautiful. Decorated with great taste. All of the rooms are decorated with such detail. This home was built in the 1800's. There are 5 rooms in this Bed and Breakfast. I stayed in Lene. One of my friends stayed in Viola which I thought was gorgeous and the other friend stayed in Bess which was very pretty!...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Comfortable, very clean, fabulous décor. And a very good bargain to boot. An easy walk to the business district. I visited with 5 other friends from college days, and we had plenty of places to gather and chat. Carol serves an excellent breakfast with a variety of lovely china and tableware.

Thank 99SusanK
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This was my first B&B experience and I would definitely stay again. Carol was a welcoming hostess who made us feel at home without being fussy at all. The rooms were beautifully decorated and filled with appropriate period pieces but also updated with modern conveniences. All rooms are second floor with nice views. We loved the wine and cheese hour...

Thank Dccageorge
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My sister and I stayed a second time and it was just as fabulous as the first. We love it so much we look forward to staying at the inn and seeing the inn keeper Carol every year for our annual sister trip. Everything was on point from breakfast, to wine time, to treats & hot water for tea and...

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This was a very old and beautiful house with antiques everywhere! We loved sitting on the beautiful front porch with a glass of wine/ cheese and crackers! All the guest rooms are on the second level with a long staircase. The room we stayed in was comfortable with a beautiful fireplace, the bathroom was on the small side with a...

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Sartell, MN
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We really enjoyed our stay at the Steamboat House. Our hostess was welcoming and the b&b was lovely. It is a very short walk to downtown Galena. We enjoyed the wine and cheese at 5:00. The breakfast was very good. We would stay there again.

Thank Carol_from_MN

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the romance of historic Galena in the extraordinary mansion built by legendary steamboat captain Daniel Smith Harris in 1855. A walk-to-town location, evening wine and cheese hour, heirloom antique furnishings, and gracious surroundings provide guests with the very finest bed and breakfast experience."Galena's favorite bed & breakfast" is a destination in itself. The Steamboat House showcases architectural excellence with its grand foyer, billiard room, parlors, library and formal dining room, all meticulously restored for guests to enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Steamboat House

Address: 605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: €97 - €152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“All of the rooms looked good.”
  • Lene bedroom
 of 5 bubbles eroof01, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are beautiful. We enjoyed the Lene and Viola!”
 of 5 bubbles 499jann, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All 5 rooms are on the second floor with no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 99SusanK, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are on the second level, very private and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles MajellaMarie, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Elsie Room. One other room has a second floor screen porch.”
 of 5 bubbles Prosper4Certain, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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