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Aldrich Guest House

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Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Silver level
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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Public Wifi
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Robert and Douglas did a fantastic job of making it comfortable and keeping the house inviting. The food was delicious and the rooms were nicely decorated. I’d definitely come back. It was in good distance to everything and was off the main highways.
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Response from Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded yesterday
Thank you for visiting with us and for sharing your review! It was great meeting you both and we're glad to see that you enjoyed the perfect location, all of the renovations (no crazy wall paper, doilies, or baby dolls here!), and the award-winning homemade food. All of these combine to make us the leaders of the next generation of bed and breakfasts and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Robert and Douglas
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We celebrated my birthday with an overnight in Galena. Aldrich was the perfect place for us. We loved the gorgeous decor and exquisite breakfast. We spent the afternoon lounging in bed and reading, enjoying decadent cookies made by Douglas. At night, after enjoying 5pm wine time
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Response from Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
What a fantastic review and what a great time we had meeting you both! Thank you for sharing your time with us and your review with your fellow travelers! We are happy to see that you enjoyed so many aspects of your visit both here at Aldrich Guest House and in Galena Country and we certainly look forward to seeing you again soon! Robert and Douglas
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This was an excellent place to stay—live, really—while in Galena and environs. Welcoming, warm, and comfortable, with yummy, expertly, concocted food. It was also nice to have good conversation alongside the feeling of privacy and quiet. History! Wine! Humor! Comfy beds!
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Response from Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded 1 week ago
It was great having you with us during your visit to Galena! We're pleased to see that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay from the award-winning homemade food to the super comfortable beds and mostly to our unique style of service that is personal, professional, and intuitive yet unobtrusive. Thank you for sharing your wonderful review and we look forward to seeing you the next time! Robert and Douglas
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My husband and I visited Galena for the first time. I chose the Aldrich Guest House based off of Trip Advisor and Google reviews. We were grateful for their phenomenal hosting. We would definitely return.
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Response from Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and for choosing Aldrich Guest House to spend your time together in Galena! It was great being part of your trip and we are proud that we were able to meet your expectations and we look forward to being able to do the same the next time you visit Galena Country! Robert and Douglas
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Hosts Robert and Douglas were cordial and welcoming. Their refined choice of tasteful and elegantly simple decor allow the architecture of this fine, historic house to shine forth. The five o'clock social hour was warm and inviting, and breakfast was served to perfection. Both
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Response from Aldrich_Guest_House, Owner at Aldrich Guest House
Responded 2 weeks ago
It was an honor celebrating with you and we're glad to see that you enjoyed your anniversary celebration so thoroughly! We are pleased that you enjoyed all of the renovations that we've done as well as the award-winning homemade food and our unique service that is professional, intuitive, and personal without being obtrusive. All of this, combined with our fantastic guests is what makes us the leaders of the next generation of bed and breakfasts! Thank you for sharing your review with everyone and we look forward to seeing you for your next anniversary if not before! Robert and Douglas
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Are you in walking distance to downtown Galena? Thank you
Hello and thanks for your interest in Aldrich Guest House! As Betsy S says, it's a very easy walk to Main Street. It's about 5-7 minutes depending on how quickly you walk - it's a couple blocks through our historic neighborhood to Grant Park, then through the park and across the pedestrian bridge. It'll drop you right by the DeSoto House if you're familiar with Galena. Also, it's well lit so you don't have to worry about walking back at night in the dark! Hope to see you soon!
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Hello Cori! We're thrilled that you're considering giving your parents a stay at Aldrich Guest House! Unfortunately, all of our guest rooms are on the second floor up a single flight of 17 stairs. While we would love to be able to have them with us, if that is prohibitive, you may take a look at Cloran Mansion, Farmer's Guest House, Belle Aire Mansion, or Hawk Valley Retreat as they all either have first floor rooms or cottages that would only have a step or two. We hope that your parents enjoy their visit to Galena regardless of where they stay and that we get to see you at some point in the future as well! Robert and Douglas - Innkeepers
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Hello! We had a great time with you both and we're thrilled that you're coming back for the fall colors! Of course, there are many factors that go into the show that Mother Nature puts on for us every year in Galena from what the Summer is like, to when the first frost is, to how much rain there is in the fall. With all that being said, I think that, if past performance is an indicator, you'll be well rewarded with a visit in mid-October!
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Good morning! We are pleased to see that you are considering us for a trip to Galena with your daughter! One of our rooms (Room #2) has a queen size bed and a twin size pull out sofa sleeper. Don't worry, there's no bars as it literally folds out so no worries about flimsy mattresses or bars in your back! Also, all of our rooms have private bathrooms, some with modern tub/shower combos, others with cast iron clawfoot tubs with brass showers, and some with stand up showers only. All of our rooms can be seen by clicking 'Guest Rooms' on the website (due to posting guidelines, I cannot put the actual address in this reply). Please feel free to contact us should you have any additional questions or if we can help you make a reservation! Robert and Douglas
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Are there TV's in the rooms? Thanks. :)
Good morning! There is a television in the library, however the rooms do not have TVs in them. Feel free to let us know if we can help you with anything else! Hope to see you soon! Robert-----
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"all rooms are great"
"Stayed in room 5, the nicest one."
"RM 2, traditional tub, room 5 had a claw foot tub, and slight street noise. Room 4 had a shower from what I heard. it is two story-stairs"
"Any room would be fabulous"
"Room 5 is probably the largest but Room 1 has amazing light. Truly can't go wrong with any of the rooms though!"
US$188 - US$222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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