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Red Oak, Iowa
Reviewed 1 July 2015

What a beautiful Inn with gracious hosts. They have done such an amazing job in the restoration of this Inn. The rooms are beautifully appointed and so clean. I don't know how Bernadine does it. Everything is so beautiful. Dave is very friendly and can tell you all the good places to go in the area. The breakfast was very...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

We do it with great pleasure and so glad others can enjoy the mansion. You were a pleasure and we look forward to having you back soon! Dave

Burlngton, United States
Reviewed 1 July 2015

My wife and I had a great experience at the Stillman Inn in galena. Dave and Bernadine are wonderful hosts. Breakfast was outstanding. We had our 30 anniversary in the Honey moon suite. It was great. I will definitely stay there when I go to Galena again. Also a B & B wit private showers, Dish TV and free WiFi!

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary again! It was a pleasure serving you! Bernadine & Dave

Boone, Iowa
Reviewed 24 June 2015

We had a great experience at Bernadine's Stillman Inn for our anniversary. This was our first time staying at a B & B. Dave and Bernadine are gracious hosts and their home is beautiful. We will definitely return to the Stillman Inn on our next trip to Galena. There are many lodging choices in the Galena area and we have...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! Hope you can try the new "Penthouse" room next time! Just finished it! Dave

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 22 June 2015

A thoroughly enjoyable experience! The host and hostess were very warm and welcoming. In fact, I've never felt so welcomed in a B & B before. The breakfast was delicious, with choices and variety. My room was quiet and comforting. After a long day of strolling through Galena, it was so nice to come back to this cozy, but stately,...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we would LOVE to have you back again! We like the location too! Just a quick 8 minute walk to Main Street and on the right side of the river for easy parking and a short walk over the park bridge to join in the hustle and bustle! Thank...

Peoria, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

We had a great time ! this was our 3rd time staying at the Stillman Inn . Wonderful every time . It is always quiet and cozy . It's like taking a step back in time . We will keep coming back!! Couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Galena Meg and Nic

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Meg and Nic, thank you for the review and for coming back to stay with us for your 3rd time. You are a pleasure and we can't wait to have you back again! Dave

Crestwood, Missouri
Reviewed 22 June 2015

The Inn was a lovely Victorian setting. It was a scenic location and very accessible to the main part of Gelana. The breakfasts had enough of a variety to accommodate anyone's tastes or dietary restriction. But the key to making this a perfect stay was the warm personalities of Bernadine and Dave Stillman, our Innkeepers and hosts. After a two...

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It's true what Dave says "Arrive as strangers, leave as friends and be treated like royalty while you are here"! Did you get a picture wearing your crown and tiara? Love it! Bernadine

Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

Awesome weekend, Dave and Bernadine are the best. Breakfast was excellent and Dave was quite the comical innkeeper. Close to downtown Galena but far enough not to be in hustle and bustle. Definitely going back..

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

We loved having you and yes, Dave is quite funny..."do you want your toast buttered to perfection or slathered with abandonment". Gotta love the guy! Bernadine

Minnesota
Reviewed 22 June 2015 via mobile

A+ for hospitality. Beautiful historic home across from Grant's home. Great breakfast each morning. Our room had a private, small bathroom which was fine and a mini- fridge TV and DVD player and the house had a big library to choose from. Ate dinner the first night down the hill at Ottos Place which we would highly recommend!

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Oh yes, Otto's is fabulous! Glad you enjoyed the mansion and all it's historic charm! Hope to have you back soon! Bernadine

Dubuque, Iowa
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Very nice couple run the Inn. Great old world charm. Really good breakfast. Warm greeting, very clean, nice grounds, it is like being in the late 1890's, Had a great time. The location is really nice, close to downtown and a brand new distillery.

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Yes, I love this location I must say! Eight minute beautiful walk to Main Street and the new distillery right up the road! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for choosing Bernadine's Stillman Inn! Bernadine

Fresno, CA
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Had a fantastic stay at Bernadine's Stillman Inn. Dave, the Innkeeper, was extremely friendly, welcoming, and accommodating in every way to try to make your visit to Galena the best possible including giving a full run down of the town and what there is to do, acting as a concierge. The breakfasts were delicious, including "banana bread extravaganza" and "infused...

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Thanks for the recommendation! I love walking to town and back. It takes me 8 minutes one way. It's a beautiful scenic walk but you have to be careful coming back UP the hill! It's a workout that some are not ready for especially on a full stomach. We've been known to run down to the bottom of the street...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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Address: 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2703
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $234 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bernadine's Stillman Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The first floor rooms were sold out, but have the great trim and decor of the 1950s.”
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“The beauty of this place is the exquisite attention to detail of a home which is over 100 years old.”
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“the top floor is all one big fancy room, didn't choose that one, but it did seem very nice.”
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“I peeked in several of the rooms and they are all beautiful! I don't think there is an unpleasant room there.”
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