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Manteno, Illinois
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our stay @ Aldrich Guest House could not have been better! We were celebrating my wife's birthday and Douglas and Robert were wonderful. We were greeted by our hosts when we arrived, toured the home and were escorted to our comfortable room. I had made a few requests in order for my wife to have a truly special day. All...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for celebrating your wife's birthday with us and for allowing us to be a part of it! Aldrich Guest House is the next generation of bed and breakfasts and one of the most important parts of creating that experience is making sure that every detail is personally attended to and that you feel completely pampered - you and...

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Our hosts were most welcoming and informative. Beautiful home, delicious breakfast, nice touch with wine and treats late afternoon. Ideal location near Grant's home and walkable to Main Street shops and restaurants.

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the compliments! We enjoyed meeting you and are glad that you enjoyed the location, decor, and all of the homemade food - we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the area! Robert and Douglas

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We received a gift certificate to Aldrich, and had never visited Galena before or stayed at a B&B. But Robert and Douglas made us feel very welcome before we even arrived. They emailed with us to ask us a bunch of questions after we made the reservation, including how they could accommodate our vegan diet, which was so nice! When...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

It was so great having you both and being your first bed and breakfast experience! Thank you for the great review - we're thrilled that you enjoyed yourselves as much as you did. By combining a livable elegance with references, not replications, of the past and intuitive yet unobtrusive service, we truly believe that a visit to Aldrich Guest House...

Oswego, Illinois
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The owners of Aldrich House really care about their guests. From the moment you make your reservation to the last moment you are in their house you are taken care of. Fantastic food with excellent service. They have running a B&B down! We've already reserved for next year.

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

We are very proud to be in the service industry and taking care of people is what we love to do and we're glad that you felt that during your entire experience at Aldrich Guest House! Our delicious homemade breakfasts and unique professional and intuitive yet unobtrusive service certainly sets us apart as the next generation of bed and breakfasts....

Waterloo, Iowa
Reviewed 21 September 2016

This was our first time in a B and B and it did not disappoint. Beautiful home, great hosts, great food. Made reservations for next year already! There is much to do in and around Galena. Robert and Douglas are very good about answering questions, helping with reservations, ask and you will receive!

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

We love first time bed and breakfast travelers! We are proud to break the stereotype of many bed and breakfasts in that we don't have baby dolls and teddy bears all over, there's no crazy wallpaper, you won't find any fake flowers, and every horizontal surface isn't covered in doilies! So great to see that you enjoyed yourselves so much...

Naples, Florida
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We are celebrating our 35th Anniversary and wanted something special. We couldn't have been more satisfied with our choice. Douglas & Robert are hosts extraordinaire starting from the welcome tour relating the impressive history of the home, including the fact that Lincoln slept here! The home is immaculate, our bathroom modern and large. We were in Room 5 which also...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

It was a pleasure and an honor to share in your anniversary celebration and we're so glad that we were able to exceed your expectations! Thank you for the excellent review - we are thrilled to see that you enjoyed everything from the amazing history to the homemade breakfasts to the decor and mostly our unobtrusive yet intuitive service. All...

Marthasville, Missouri
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We have stayed at Aldrich House on our last six annual visits to Galena and enjoyed its when it was under the previous innkeepers. The new inn keepers, Douglas and Robert, have done a terrific job with Aldrich house. They are friendly but not obtrusive. New decor is fresh yet still in keeping with the Victorian character of the house....

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your review and for visiting with us! We love having guests who've been at the house in the past as it's exciting to show off all of the improvements and renovations that we've done. Thank you for the wonderful compliments regarding the food, cleanliness, and most importantly our unique service which only...

Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Aldrich Guest House is a beautiful, clean, well cared for home. The hosts have put so much of their own elbow grease and esthetic into this home. The bathrooms are all appointed with anything you may need from shampoo and conditioner to a special cloth for make-up removal. This home is in such nice location for walking, either to see...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful review and for staying with us during your family trip to Galena! It is the combination of all of the attention to details from the bath amenities to the wine and hors d'oeuvres to all of the homemade food that set a stay at Aldrich Guest House apart from the others and truly...

Council Bluffs, Iowa
Reviewed 18 September 2016

There was nothing outside of perfection during our stay. The house was beautifully decorated and immaculately kept. We got the history, delicious breakfasts and great conversations during the evening. I won't ever stay anywhere else in Galena.

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, Kristina! We are glad to have been a part of your getaway and we're pleased that you found it to be perfect! So glad to know that you've found your home away from home whenever you're in Galena and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Robert and Douglas

chicago, illinois
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Aldrich Guest House truly exceeded our high expectations! We were fortunate to stay at the house for two relaxing nights in mid-September! Douglas and Robert genuinely love their home...they are amazing hosts whose attention to detail and passion for Galena showed in every aspect of our stay!! The house is incredible (beautifully decorated, amazingly detailed construction)! Douglas greeted us when...

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Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House, responded to this review

What a flattering and wonderful review - thanks for sharing it with everyone! We're so glad that we were able to exceed your expectations as we strive to make that our standard. It's great to see that you enjoyed so many of the unique aspects of a stay at Aldrich Guest House from the renovated house that references as opposed...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We invite you to experience the next generation of bed and breakfasts at Aldrich Guest House, Galena's premier boutique bed and breakfast. You will find the elegance and luxury of the mansion that the house was built for in 1845 perfectly blended with modern sophistication and unsurpassed professional, intuitive, yet unobtrusive service. Located just a 5 minute walk to Main Street, whether you're coming to enjoy the Galena Triathlon of "Eating, Shopping, and Drinking", to explore the stunning surrounding hills by hiking, biking, or skiing, or to simply enjoy time together with that special someone or even to have a friends or family getaway, Aldrich Guest House is the perfect home base. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aldrich Guest House

Address: 900 3rd St, Galena, IL 61036-2627
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: €170 - €201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Aldrich Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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