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5 Reasons to Try Goat Yoga in Galena This Fall!

Goat Yoga in GalenaHave you heard of goat yoga? Yes, it’s a thing, and it’s catching on in Galena!  Of all the things to do this fall in Galena–and there are plenty of things to choose from!–goat yoga might be one of our new favorites. We think this fall is the perfect time to get out and meet these adorable animals and participate in this exciting new adventure in Galena.

All the traditional fun is still here, too, including shopping along Main Street, wine tasting, dining out at our delicious restaurants, enjoying a performance at P.T. Murphy’s Magic Theatre, and staying in and getting cozy at the Jail Hill Inn.  Consider this just one more thing to add to your lengthy itinerary the next time you visit us at Jail Hill Inn! Are you ready to give it a try? Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

5 Intriguing Things to Do in Galena Il At Night

5 Things to do in Galena At NightHave you ever wondered what there is to do in Galena after you’ve enjoyed dinner and the shops along Main Street have mostly closed up for the night? There’s actually a surprising amount of things to do in Galena at night. From hitting up live music venues or catching a local magic show to exploring the dark (and haunted!) side of Galena, there’s plenty of fun things to do in Galena at night.  You can also dine in and enjoy the many amenities and extras available to you at Jail Hill Inn.  Whatever it is you want to do, our Inn is conveniently located within walking distance to all of it. Book your stay at our luxury Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

10 Instagram Photos to Take of Galena This Fall

Instagram Worthy Photos to Take When you Visit our Bed and Breakfast in GalenaThough many of us may not want to admit it, we love to capure picture-perfect moments of our vacations to share on Instagram. It helps when you have an exceptionally beautiful place to photograph! If you’ve ever visited Galena in the fall, then you know just how extraordinarily beautiful this historic little town is. If this will be your first time, you’re in for a treat. The hillsides around Galena light up in their fiery shades of fall each September and October, making for a breathtaking display that must be experienced to be believed.  Galena, located within easy driving distance from Chicago, Minneapolis, Des Moines, and St. Louis, is the perfect getaway destination this fall. Between hiking through the beautiful fall colors and soaking up the small-town charm of downtown Galena, there are a number of Instagram worthy destinations to show off during your stay in picturesque Galena.  Book your room at the Jail Hill Inn, and enjoy another spectacular fall at the country’s #1-rated Bed and Breakfast. Continue reading

Traveling from Chicago to Galena? Here are 11 Things to Do on the Way!

Road Trip from Chicago to Galena This FallWe love a good road trip. Are you ready to make the road trip from Chicago to Galena? We have the perfect guide for you!

Summers in Galena are filled with plenty of fun and adventure, and this summer has been no exception. There’s still plenty of time to get here and enjoy the best of Galena with us this summer, whether it’s biking down the Galena River Trail, kayaking on the river itself, shopping along Galena’s Main Street, or relaxing and enjoying the warm weather on our private patio.  But really, now is the perfect time to plan your fall getaway to the beautiful, rural town of Galena. Galena is only a one-tank road trip from Chicago, and there’s plenty to see and do as you make your way from Chicago to Galena.  Getting here is half the fun. Get started on your adventure, and book a room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Galena today. Continue reading

The 7 Best Places for Wine Tasting in Galena

Go Wine Tasting in Downtown GalenaGalena is the perfect getaway destination, especially if you’re looking to do a little wine tasting! It’s a town built with such historic, small-town charm, and has something to offer a spectrum of visitors. Galena’s picturesque and quiet streets are filled with quaint shops and boutiques, gourmet restaurants, spas, and wineries. Even better, all of this and more is easily attainable, as Galena is only a one-tank trip from many large Midwest cities.  Throughout the year, there are a variety of events that draw wine lovers to Galena, and numerous wine bars and wineries open for wine tasting, which allows visitors to keep the drinks flowing throughout the remainder of the year.  Book your room at our beautifully renovated and award-winning Galena Bed and Breakfast, and sip your way through Galena’s best wines. Continue reading

10 Sensational Outdoor Adventures in Galena

Get Outdoors in Galena This SummerIf you’re looking for a quick getaway with a little adventure in the outdoors this summer, Jail Hill Inn is the place to be.  Whether you want to enjoy a leisurely day on the water, a quiet day in nature, or an adventurous day on the trails, Galena has something for everyone.  The rolling hills and rising bluffs offer plenty of breathtaking scenery to enjoy, setting the perfect stage for an unforgettable getaway. When it’s time to recover from a day of adventure in the great outdoors, the Jail Hill Inn offers the perfect respite.  Our luxury accommodations, a complimentary wine and cheese hour each afternoon, and exceptional service make our Inn the perfect choice for lodging in Galena.  Get outdoors this summer, and book your getaway today. Continue reading

8 Upcoming Events to Plan for in Galena for 2019

8 Upcoming Events to Plan for in GalenaIf you love to plan for upcoming events, we have 8 perfect ones to plan for in the historic town of Galena! Galena is situated in the beautiful Driftless region of Illinois, surrounded by lush rolling hills and breathtaking scenery. Located about 3 hours away from Chicago, Milwaukee, and Des Moines, it’s the perfect one-tank getaway destination for many in the Midwest.  This is part of what makes Galena such a popular vacation destination, but location is not everything. Galena also happens to be an incredibly charming, historic town, with a variety of delightful shops to explore, restaurants to savor, and activities to keep you busy.  The city is home to fewer than 3,500 residents, but this beautiful and charming little town attracts more than a million guests each year with a full events calendar and plenty of attractions. It really is like no where else in Illinois, and once you discover it, we have no doubt you’ll keep coming back again and again. Come experience a luxurious slice of Galena, and stay at our restored Bed and Breakfast, recently voted as the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the country, and #2 in the world. Continue reading

10 Ridiculously Fun Things To Do in Galena in 2019

10 Things to do in Galena in 2019Are you looking for a fun getaway destination? Look no further!  We love our little town of Galena and have some great ideas for all the fun things to do in galena this year, topped off, of course, with a stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast.

It’s hard to believe sometimes, but after just over 3 years in business, Jail Hill Inn has seen incredible success.  We were named Business of the Year by the Galena Chamber of Commerce, we earned a near-perfect score from Select Registry, and perhaps better yet, TripAdvisor named us the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States, and the #2 Bed and Breakfast in the world. Those are all incredible honors, and it has earned us quite a bit of positive press in local and regional media outlets. We’re so grateful for all of our guests over the years that have made this possible, and who continue to stay with us at our Galena Bed and Breakfast. We truly wouldn’t be here without you!  But, that also means we’re seeing a lot of recent reservations, and rooms are booking up quickly both now and into the summer and fall of 2019, especially on those busy and coveted weekends.  If you want to get away to Jail Hill Inn in 2019, you should consider booking your getaways now, and taking advantage of our availability while we still have it. Continue reading

These are Galena’s Best Restaurants to Try in 2019

Top Restaurants to Try in Galena in 2019Though it’s certainly hard to believe with all of the snow and cold weather we’ve had lately, spring really isn’t too far away. That means it’s time to plan for all of those spring and even summer getaways.  With all of the wonderful press and positive news coming from Jail Hill Inn lately about being rated Trip Advisor’s #1 Bed and Breakfast in the Country, we’ve had an incredible surge in advanced bookings. Our most popular spring, summer, and even fall weekends are starting to book up, and we’re even seeing an increase in midweek bookings.  When you visit us, you’ll find there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy, charming shops to explore, and a variety of delicious restaurants to savor. Relax in our comfortable accommodations, and discover the best of Galena this spring or summer. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Plan Now to Visit our Galena Bed and Breakfast in 2019!

Book Early and Book Often for popular weekends and events at our Galena Bed and BreakfastIt’s hard to believe that not only is 2019 here, but that January is nearing an end. 2018 was a wonderful year of business for us at Jail Hill Inn, and was capped off earlier this month when TripAdvisor’s Traveler Choice Awards were announced.  Jail Hill Inn has been recognized as the winner in the Inns/B&B category of the 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice®awards for Hotels, ranking #1 out of 25 in the United States, and #2 in the World! Travelers’ Choice award winners generally reflect remarkable service, value, and quality. In the 3 short years since opening our doors, we have been so honored by a number of designations. Our guests, family, and friends are the most critical part of this exciting award, as we would not be here without you. Thank you for your continued loyalty to Jail Hill Inn!  As we look forward to another successful year making connections with our guests in 2019, we urge you to plan your getaways to Galena well in advance. Book early, and book often! Continue reading

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Jail Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast in Galena Wins Top TripAdvisor Award

Jail Hill Inn has been named the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the United States and #2 in the world by TripAdvisor.