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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to get away! Beautiful old home with large guest room! Great breakfast and a gracious host!! Carol made us feel welcome and we were treated like royalty!! Hot water for tea and cookies in the evening! Hot coffee in the morning! Both right outside our door!!

Thank Kathy W
McHenry, Illinois
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to this BnB. Rooms are beautiful and comfortable. We feel like we are home. Breakfasts are great. This BnB is designed to meet people either in the sitting area upstairs or in places on the first floor. Fun in the Bullard room also. If it's warm go for the room with the porch balcony! Located... More 

1 Thank Linda R
2 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the steamboat for one night. We had a wonderful experience. The rooms were clean, spacious (ours had a closed in balcony) which was perfect for us! They have a wine and cheese reception and we met another couple that were staying at the B&B. It was a great time by all! I would highly recommend this B&B!... More 

Thank David G
Denver, Iowa
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4 reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We had a wonderful weekend at The Steamboat House! Our room was perfect and the entire house is so cozy and charming. It's in a great location off of Main St. - great for walking to the shops and restaurants. Carol is very welcoming. The drinks at night and in the morning are a great perk - thanks for a... More 

Thank Laura B
Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted by Carol the owner. She gave us a tour of the house and all the guest rooms. Our room, "Bess", had a charming porch with a wonderful view. A bottle of wine was included with our stay along with wine and cheese at 5pm, delicious homemade cookies and hot beverages at 8pm. A nice... More 

Thank Chavez G
Clear Lake, Iowa
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2015

I have meant to write a review for The Steamboat House and never did it. While getting ready to write some recent reviews I decided to do it. I'm surprised that it isn't a full 5 star B & B. We stayed there for our 47th wedding anniversary in Autumn of 2014. This is a clean and comfortable B &... More 

Thank mary r
Muncie, Indiana
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64 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

This B&B was a wonderful find for us. We didn't know anything about Galena or where to stay and were very fortunate to pick The Steamboat House. It is a beautiful Victorian style house with lots of antiques. The room we stayed in was comfy, we met lots of nice people, and ate great food! Carol and Katie do a... More 

Thank Chris R
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 October 2015

Not for kids - the house is full of interesting antiques. New owner, but our 3 night stay was as good as ever. Good food, pleasant people, close to downtown. Spent time on the large porch with complimentary wine and cheese each day. Also enjoyed the early coffee and the late coffee and snack. Highly recommend.

Thank Robert C
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Welcoming hostess within a lovely old home. Breakfast was fine as we visited with the other guests when we all sat at large dining table. Within a very short walking distance to Galena which we did in the evening.

Thank csheets2015
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

We had another great visit . A big thanks to carol for her warm hospitality and for letting us share her beautiful home . Our room was impeccably clean and wonderfully decorated . The breakfast was delicious as always . We definitely look forward to a return trip soon !

Thank Seashoretraveling

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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: $140 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“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
“Check out the rooms online-some are larger than others but all look comfy.”
 of 5 bubbles G6633OQchrisr, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
“One room has a small porch, nice in good weather.”
 of 5 bubbles 969RobertC, 14 Oct 2015 | Read review
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