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Lamberson Guest House

113 S Prospect St, Galena, IL 61036-1807
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Travellers' Choice
Beautiful 1870 home overlooking the heart of Galena and just steps away from shopping, dining and attractions. Custom King and Queen mattresses. Thoughtfully appointed and decorated. 3-course candlelight breakfast. Free WiFi, in-room fireplaces and flat-screen TVs. Blu-Ray library. Freshly baked cookies all day along with coffee, tea, cocoa, bottled water and soda.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Room features
Allergy-free room
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Historic Hotel
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Susie E wrote a review 23 Nov
Minneapolis, Minnesota2 contributions
What an amazing & adventurous experience it was to stay at the Lamberson Guest House in historic Galena, Illinois. Resa & Chris are unbelievable hosts making sure the rooms are clean, comfortable & beautifully decorated. The sheets are the softest I have ever experienced and the towels are white as white soft & clean. The rooms were well appointed and immaculate with modern large bathrooms in a historic home. The breakfasts were 5 star. Creative, delicious, nutritious inventive dishes you would have during the holidays. We were definitely spoiled. My friends & I walked to downtown Galena, holiday shopped and dined at several delicious gourmet restaurants. Everyone knows Chris and Resa at The Lamberson Guest House. My husband and I are returning in August for another stay.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: After dinner we enjoyed the stroll back to the Lamberson Guest House. I stayed in the Maud Room...
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Response from Resa Larson, Owner at Lamberson Guest House
Responded 1 week ago
What an honor to hear that you felt this was your best B&B experience! It's very important that all guests feel comfortable and enjoy their rooms. We get the comment quite a bit that the sheets are the most comfortable to sleep on. It's wonderful that you are getting some for your own home. Nothing beats a great night's sleep. We're looking forward to you and your husband's return visit in August. So many fun things to do in Galena that time of the year. We'll have some good conversations on the courtyard during happy hour! Have a Great Holiday Season, Resa & Chris
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llfiedler wrote a review 23 Nov
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We absolutely loved our stay at Lamberson Guest House. Resa and Chris are amazing hosts and make you feel like you are part of their family. The rooms are gorgeous, complete with period pieces from the original owners. Breakfast is not only delicious, but presented like a work of art in the grand dining room. The beds/sheets are super comfortable and make for a great nights sleep. We needed it, because shopping in Galena is amazing and all of it is steps from Lamberson Guest House. Will definitely be back!!!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Response from Resa Larson, Owner at Lamberson Guest House
Responded 1 week ago
It was wonderful to have you stay at Lamberson! What a fun group with lots of memorable stories and laughs. We're thrilled that you noticed the historical pieces in the house and appreciate the significance of 150 years of history. Galena does an amazing job of preserving the past and sharing it with visitors. We feel our location in the historical district makes this special for our guests. All of you did an awesome job of shopping and enjoying the great food from the local restaurants. You were able to do quite a bit in the 3 days you were here. We look forward to your return visit. Have a great holiday season! All The Best, Resa & Chris
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IMTAS3 wrote a review 22 Nov
Minneapolis, Minnesota31 contributions
My girl friends and I spent 3 fabulous days at the Lamberson House. Everything about our stay was 5 stars. The house and rooms are not only historic but absolutely beautiful. Chris and Resa are the most gracious hosts. Resa’s breakfasts are to die for! They are steps away from downtown charming Galena which is handy because we did plenty shopping. We will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Response from Resa Larson, Owner at Lamberson Guest House
Responded 1 week ago
It was fun to host you and your girlfriends at Lamberson! We're glad that you enjoyed our home and the historic charm with modern conveniences. It was a pleasure serving all of you and love your appreciation for the breakfasts. It's fun to host groups of friends that like to explore the area and visit the unique shops. You found some great holiday presents and it's wonderful to support the small business owners of Galena. We can't wait to have all of you back in the future! The restaurant and shop owners welcome you too ;-) Warm Regards, Resa & Chris
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Heidi wrote a review 4 Nov
1 contribution
My husband & I, our daughter & her fiancé spent a weekend at The Lamberson Guest House. Everything about our visit was perfect! The home is extremely beautiful and well maintained. We sat outside with the home’s owners and other guests for a fun filled cocktail hour complete with delicious snacks. The morning breakfast was not only beautiful to look at, but by far the best food I have ever had at a bed & breakfast. We cannot wait to go back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Resa Larson, Owner at Lamberson Guest House
Responded 3 weeks ago
We enjoyed having all of you for a fun weekend! It's great that you take time to travel together and enjoy Galena as a family. We're glad you liked our home and spending time outside with all of the guests. We had such great conversations and loved getting to know all of you better. Have fun with the wedding planning and best wishes on a memorable, very special wedding day for Becca and MJ! Looking forward to having you return! Warmly, Resa & Chris
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Nomad04703302067 wrote a review 3 Nov
1 contribution
This beautiful historic Galena home is operated by a delightful couple who enjoy visiting with and serving their guests. We felt pampered by every comfort and convenience they graciously provided.. The breakfast items our hostess prepared deserved an award for their excellent taste and artistic presentation.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Response from Resa Larson, Owner at Lamberson Guest House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your wonderful review and we are honored that you felt we have the best B&B that you've experienced. We want all of our guests to feel pampered and comfortable while staying at Lamberson. We feel that breakfast is the best meal of the day so serving top menu items for our guests is our priority. We'll continue to add new recipes for returning guests along with the reliable favorites. We look forward to your return stay for more relaxation and pampering. Enjoy the upcoming holidays! All the Best, Resa & Chris
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lamberson Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Lamberson Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.3 km), P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre (0.2 km), and Great American Popcorn Company (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lamberson Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Lamberson Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Lamberson Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Lamberson Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lamberson Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fritz and Frites, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Root Beer Revelry.
Is Lamberson Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Lamberson Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.8 km), Root Beer Revelry (0.2 km), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.8 km).