My boyfriend planned a get-a-way weekend for my birthday at the Stillman Inn. Once we arrived, the Stillman Inn is breathtaking. It is gorgous on the inside and out! The 'keyhole staircase' is sure a site to see. I was a little nervous about our first stay at a B&B, however all of our nerves were subsided the minute we met Dave. He welcomed us in, gave us a tour and shared the history of the mansion with us. The room was excellent! The fireplace, comfy robes, comfy beds and the bottle of champagne in the fridge were top notch! The room was very quiet and it felt like it was just my boyfirend and I. The Inn is located near downtown and with in walking distance and located across the road from U.S Grants historic home. Very cool.
Dave the innkeeper was superb. Once we were finished with the tour he sat us down and went through some local restaurant menu's and current activities that were going on in Galena. He supplied us with a map so we new where everything was located. He even arranged our reservations at the restaurant for us. Once we were ready to head out for the evening Dave took our picture in front of the fireplace in the dining room and printed it off for a keepsake. The next morning breakfast was ready in the dining room. This was a great time to meet the other guests at the Inn. Dave served the breakfast and even sang 'Happy Birthday' to me. As we returned home from the Inn ( 5 hours away) I realised I lost a diamond earring. We called Dave and asked if they had come across anything. Dave and Bernadine searched the room 2 times and we received the call telling us the good news that they found the earring. Dave had it in the mail the next day. Dave and Bernadine truly go above and beyond for there guests. I can not thank them enough for finding my personal item that had more sentimental value than worth.
We can honestly not say enough good things about the Stillman Inn and Dave and Bernadine. It was a perfect weekend to relax and escape from reality for a few day! We WILL be back to visit soon!!
Dave & Kristen
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- Romantic and Historic 1858 French Italiante Bed and Breakfast. Awarded "Best Breakfast In the Midwest" and "Best Innkeeper" among others. We look forward to serving you and helping you get the most out of this attractive destination. ... more less
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