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Minnesota
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Illinois was in the midst of a stretch of bitter cold and the Victorian Mansion once more provided a warm, cozy and friendly retreat. This was our third visit to the Victorian Mansion and we looked forward to the hospitality that we have come to expect from Rita and Charlie. We were not disappointed. After settling into the warm and...

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Columbia,IL
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Our two day stay was an anniversary gift from our family. They had heard wonderful reports from close friends and wanted to make this a special trip--And it was!!! The Mansion and that is exactly what it is with fine furnishing, period art with painting and wall decor. The Lincoln room we stayed it was excellent with fine bed and...

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Strongsville, Ohio
Reviewed 4 November 2013

Staying at the Victorian Mansion in Galena has been one of the highlights of my year! My four-night stay under Rita and Charlie's care was amazingly special and uplifting. My sisters and I shared adjoining rooms which were beautifully decorated, spacious, comfortable, and clean. The breakfasts were delicious and attractively presented, made with fresh ingredients and with generous portion sizes....

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1Thank Marni R
Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
Reviewed 2 November 2013

My sister's and I, 4 total, spent 4 days at the Victorian Mansion with Rita and Charlie. We had 2 connecting rooms, which was wonderful! Rita and Charlie treated us like we were family! Very giving people! Our every need was met, and then some!! Food was amazing! Beds were very comfortable. Within walking distance of downtown. So glad we...

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Thank Leanne V
Saint Charles, Illinois
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was mine and my boyfriends first time at a bed and breakfast and we will never do a hotel in galena again. Charlie and Rita made us feel comfortable and right at home. They always made sure we had everything we needed and they were very accommodating and friendly. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was delicious. We...

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West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We had to cancel our reservation due to my husband's mother bad health requiring us to stay with her in the hospital. We tried to cancel our reservation 11 days ahead, and explained the circumstances and we told they would return our deposit, which was charged over $100 more than I was quoted, depending on if they rented the rooms...

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11Thank Wendy C
Bloomington, Illinois
Reviewed 16 September 2013

After other plans fell through, and even though the website said that they were full up, I called anyway. Charlie answered and we stayed in the Grace Suite. The mansion is beautiful, especially if you like 1860s architecture. According to Charlie, it was build "war proof" in case the Civil War got that far north (thankfully for Illinois it didn't)...

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Thank BigRedGeek
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 21 May 2013

We traveled to Galena to participate in the May triathlon. What we like most about this B&B was a quiet repose after an exciting race. Also, the breakfasts were great, very well done without the enormous portions (and calories) that you find at some B & B's. -- Rita and Charlie are very attentive to details, e.g. the 1st floor...

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1Thank Bob M
Minnesota
Reviewed 22 April 2013

The grounds of the Victorian Inn sweep down from the 1856 mansion and one can almost believe that the Esteys are at home in their Italianate Mansion. However, it is 2013 and Innkeepers Rita and Charlie greet us at the door for our second visit. The interior is as we remembered it – almost as if one walked into a...

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Waterville, Ohio
Reviewed 6 April 2013

We just returned from a lovely three day getaway at the Victorian Mansion in Galena. We genuinely enjoyed the gracious hospitality of our hosts Rita and Charlie. Upon arrival they greeted us and gave us what turned out to be great recommendations for dining and entertainment. We also appreciated the delicious breakfasts and informative history lesson on Galena and the...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the grandeur of a bygone era in a mansion set high on a hill in Galena, Illinois. The Victorian Mansion has over 1-½ acres of lawn and gardens, centurion trees and three porches. This Italianate Mansion has 8 guestrooms and 8 baths, 4 large parlors and a grand open foyer with a 3-story winding staircase. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Victorian Mansion

Address: 301 S High St, Galena, IL 61036-2115
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $192 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Victorian Mansion Hotel Galena
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“Check website for photos and details - rooms are each very unique.”
 of 5 bubbles 149annettef, 28 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the third floor and there is no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles jerryk843, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“There are no bad rooms”
 of 5 bubbles cheril551, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“We stayed in the Jackson room, no complaints”
 of 5 bubbles TLC62379, 28 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Most rooms are "period" rooms. Grace Room on 3rd floor is more contemporary.”
 of 5 bubbles hollys694, 7 Aug 2014 | Read review
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