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The Steamboat House

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, 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.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Historic Hotel
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All reviews wine and cheese billiard room other guests bed and breakfast baby grand piano the formal dining room beautiful antiques guest rooms gothic revival popovers nice conversation root cellar delicious breakfast each morning main street every afternoon interesting history quiche
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

My wife and I stayed over the weekend for our anniversary. The house is beautiful, and the décor very fitting. I loved the little touches like the cookies on the dresser at night, the wine in the parlor, and overall atmosphere. I really wanted to...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank Pioneer116512
Response from Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat HouseResponded September 9, 2018

Thank you for your review. We strive to provide a warm and welcoming environment, and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future.

Reviewed August 29, 2018

Very nice home. Great hosts. Very clean comfortable rooms, great wine and cheese get together, and very unique breakfast. These hosts "get it" and I would highly recommend. We stayed in "Bess room" and loved it!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Dan W
Response from Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat HouseResponded August 31, 2018

Dan, thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We value our guests' opinions. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay. I hope you'll consider staying with us on your next visit to Galena. We appreciate your business!

Reviewed August 21, 2018

The Steamboat House is one of several historic homes in Galena, Illinois, that is on the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society's 51st annual tour. Located at 605 South Prospect Street, overlooking downtown Galena and the Galena River, it also is known as the Captain Daniel...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Taylor B
Response from Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat HouseResponded August 22, 2018

Taylor, you really did your research! Thank you for your interest and appreciation of the history of the inn and its original owners. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you in the future.

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here over the 4th of July to do some shopping and see the fireworks. It was easy walking distance to downtown and had a nice wine reception in the afternoon where we enjoyed talking with other guests. Carol did a...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were fortunate enough to stay in this historic bed and breakfast on a recent Wednesday and Thursday. The building, built in 1855, has been restored after many years of decay. The first floor, in addition to beautiful rooms, has a billiard...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Jerry W
Response from Carol G, Owner at The Steamboat HouseResponded July 22, 2018

Jerry, thank you for taking time to write a review. I appreciate your kind words and am happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you will visit us again when you are in Galena.

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"It's about a half-mile walk to downtown Galena, so decide whether to walk or drive."
May 20, 2018
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"We stayed in the Viola but did see the other rooms. Hard choice to pick the best because they are all unique."
Aug. 19, 2017
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"Each room has its own character. Ours had a small screened in porch which we enjoyed."
Jul. 26, 2017
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"Front rooms offer yard and garden views. Our back room allowed us to see an early morning transit of a..."
Jul. 20, 2017
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US$191 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIllinoisGalena
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