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Discover One of the Best Places to Stay in Galena

When it comes to places to stay in Galena, you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything as luxurious and special as Jail Hill Inn. Over our years in business, our Galena Bed and Breakfast has won numerous awards and accolades, including being rated the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the country and the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the world. We don’t take these recognitions lightly, though, and continue to improve the guest experience at our Galena Bed and Breakfast.

In part, it’s this dedication to the guest experience that makes us one of the best places to stay in Galena.  The room where are spacious and luxurious, filled with an incredible variety of high-end amenities. From the moment you arrive at our property through to breakfast and the afternoon wine and cheese trays, no detail is too small to be left attended to.

We’re also conveniently located near downtown Galena, giving our guests easy access to the top shopping experiences, restaurants, wineries, attractions, and more throughout the duration of their stay.  What more could you possibly ask for?  It won’t take you long to see why we’re one of the best places to stay in Galena. Book your room at the Best Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Fall Hiking at Apple River Canyon State Park

There are so many great things to do in Galena this fall, not least of which is getting outside for some fresh air and exercise!  One of our favorite places to do just that is Apple River Canyon State Park, which is just a short 30-minute drive from our Galena Bed and Breakfast. Hiking at Apple River Canyon State Park – or anywhere, really – is one of the best ways to immerse yourself into the spectacular colors of fall. The sharp contrast of colors against the park’s naturally beautiful backdrop is really something to behold.

Apple River Canyon State Park is the perfect place for nature lovers to get away from the crowds of downtown Galena for a day.  Following a brisk hike in the woods, there’s no place we’d rather kick back and relax than the cozy guest rooms of our Galena Bed and Breakfast.  Jail Hill Inn, rated the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the country in 2019 and #3 in 2020, truly is the best Bed and Breakfast in Galena.

With unparalleled luxury and exceptional hospitality, there’s really no better place to stay in Galena. Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Galena is Made for Fall Getaways!

When it comes to cozy, charming, and even romantic getaways in Illinois, no one does it better than our Galena Bed and Breakfast.  This fall, there are so many incredible things to do in Galena, IL, and we can hardly wait to share them with you!  In fact, we think Galena’s picture-perfect historic architecture is made for the stunning contrast of nature’s fall splash of color.

As much as Galena stays the same charming city you’ve come to know and love, it also manages to be something new and different each time you come, too. Whenever you visit, there are always plenty of new and exciting things to do in Galena, IL, too. From new attractions and events to shops and restaurants, we’d love to show you a different side of Galena every time you visit.

Of course, one thing that won’t change about your time in Galena is the experience you’ll have at our Galena Bed and Breakfast. Celebrate the changing of the seasons with us this fall, and return home with unforgettable memories to cherish for a lifetime.  Book your room at our Bed and Breakfast in Galena today! Continue reading

One of the Most Romantic Getaways in Illinois

If there’s one place for romantic getaways in Illinois that goes far beyond the rest, it’s our extraordinary Galena Bed and Breakfast.  We all know that romantic getaways are special and a necessary part of any great relationship. They offer you a time to slow down, forget all of the stress of day-to-day life, and give you a chance to reconnect and rekindle that flame.

As important as it is to plan romantic getaways, it also matters where you choose to spend them.  There’s truly nothing better than our Galena Bed and Breakfast.  The town of Galena itself has long been considered a charming & romantic destination, filled with plenty of great things to see and do. Whether your idea of a perfect getaway is dining out, attending events, or getting adventurous, or just shopping and browsing downtown stores, you’ll find that and more in Galena.

When it comes time for romance, no one does it better than Jail Hill Inn, considered by many to be one of the most romantic getaways in Illinois. We have been rated the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the country and the #2 Bed and Breakfast in the world, let alone the best in Galena, and it’s precisely because of the incredible hospitality and romantic ambiance that we provide for our guests.  From the moment you walk through our doors, you can expect an unparalleled lodging experience. Book one of the most romantic getaways in Illinois today! Continue reading

Where to Hot Air Balloon in Illinois

Stunning views like these await in galena when you ride a hot air balloon in Illinois!Last month, dozens of hot air balloons took to the sky during the Galena Balloon Race, which is always a wonderful celebration filled with live music, hot air balloon rides, and a breathtaking night glow event.  If you missed the event, there’s always next year – it’s scheduled to take place June 17-19, 2022. But, there are even more ways to hot air balloon in Illinois, even if you miss great events like these.

Riding in a hot air balloon in Illinois is a magical experience, and one many of our guests recently have enjoyed recently.  There’s nothing that compares to drifting along, high above the rolling green landscapes of northwestern Illinois. It also happens to be a great way to mark special occasions!  If this sounds like something you’d enjoy – and really, who wouldn’t? – then we’d love to help you start planning your next getaway to Galena IL.

When it comes to choosing where to stay in Galena IL, there’s nothing that beats a few days at our luxury Galena Bed and Breakfast.  Our Bed and Breakfast in Galena is located near downtown Galena IL, and offers an incomparable getaway, with delicious breakfasts, sumptuous & well-appointed guest suites, a thoughtfully curated tray of wine and afternoon goodies for you to enjoy each day of your stay, and so much more.  Truly, it’s the getaway you’ve been dreaming of. Book with us today! Continue reading

Take a Mississippi River Cruise in Galena This Summer

Enjoy stunning Views along the River during your Mississippi River CruiseThere are so many incredible things to do in Galena throughout the year, including hiking, biking, paddling on the Galena River itself, shopping, eating, and enjoying downtown Galena. From here, you can even get out on the river for a stunning Mississippi River Cruise! There’s a reason Galena continues to be a top-rated getaway destination – it’s beautiful, charming, and filled with fun things to do and see. A Mississippi River Cruise is just the beginning!

Though any getaway to the charming, historic town of Galena IL is filled with promise, to make your getaway truly extraordinary you’ll need a great place to stay.  Jail Hill Inn is the #1 rated Galena Bed and Breakfast – and has even been ranked as the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the entire country (and #2 in the world!).  It’s truly a destination in and of itself. From our delicious made from scratch breakfasts in the morning to our sumptuous afternoon wine and appetizer tray, not to mention our sensational guest suites, you’ll want for nothing during your stay at our historic Galena Bed and Breakfast.

Situated in Galena’s thoughtfully renovated old jail, our Galena Bed and Breakfast is nestled on the hillside overlooking downtown Galena, and just mere steps away from the top restaurants, shops, and attractions in Galena. Staying here is truly an experience like no other.  If you’re ready to experience this charming getaway destination, head on over to our website and book your stay at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Try These Things to do in Galena IL This Summer

Explore all of the wonderful things to do in Galena IL This SummerAre you feeling the itch to travel, and to get out and explore? Your dreams of a European vacation may be delayed again this summer, but there are plenty of things to do in Galena to make up for it!  All you have to do is get here and enjoy a stay at Jail Hill Inn, and all of the area’s top attractions and activities will be at your fingertips!  From relaxing at our stunning Galena Bed and Breakfast to getting outside and exploring the many trails and attractions in the area, you won’t run out of things to do in Galena IL this summer!

We love sharing our little piece of the world with our guests from around the world and pride ourselves on curating a memorable experience for all who visit us.  Our hospitality starts the moment you step through our doors, with chilled champagne and custom chocolates waiting for you in your suite.  From there, we encourage you to explore downtown Galena, visit the charming shops and local businesses that call this area home, and experience all of the small-town charms this area is known for.

Ready to travel?  Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Visit the Galena Brewing Company This Summer

Enjoy a craft brew at the Galena Brewing Company in downtown Galena This SummerIf you need another reason to visit us in Galena this summer, the chance to sample local brews at The Galena Brewing Company might just be the push you need.  It’s no secret that Chicago has a reputation for being an exceptional craft beer destination. Some would even say it’s one of the best cities for beer lovers in the country. With popular Illinois breweries like Revolution Brewing and Lagunitas Brewing Company being based here, that’s no surprise, either.

But head just a few hours west of Chicago to the charming, historic town of Galena, and there’s a surprise waiting for the avid beer enthusiast.  Galena Brewing Company has been producing a healthy range of acclaimed brews since 2009 when they brought brewing back to Galena. It’s not the only worthwhile Illinois brewery worth visiting while you’re here, either, but it’s certainly the easiest to reach when you stay with us at our Galena Bed and Breakfast.  Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Visit Blaum Brothers Distilling in Downtown Galena IL

Enjoy a craft cocktail at Blaum Bros Distilling in downtown Galena ILThere are so many incredible things to do in Galena this summer.  We love sharing bits and pieces of this incredible town with our guests, helping them to enjoy the very best this historic town has to offer.  This summer, make sure to include a stop at Blaum Bros Distilling while you’re in town. Not only can you tour their facility, but you can grab a refreshing drink while you’re there, too.  It’s a great way to relax and unwind in the early afternoon hours before heading back to Jail Hill Inn and/or out to dinner.

One of the best things about staying with us at Jail Hill Inn is how easy it is to experience everything in Galena, including shopping, dining, and great tasting experiences like at Blaum Bros Distilling. Our hope is to provide our guests with an unbeatable getaway. We take the guest experience seriously and have thought of absolutely everything.  From the moment you wake up to the mouth-watering aromas of our gourmet breakfast, to the moment your head hits the pillow in our luxuriously appointed suites, you’ll want for nothing.

We’re located just steps away from downtown Galena IL, too, which means you’re close to all the things you want to see and do.  Let us show you just how special this incredible town is – book your room at our luxury Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Top Historic Attractions Near Downtown Galena IL

The U.S. Grant Home is one of the top historic attractions near downtown Galena IL Without a doubt, one of the number 1 reasons to visit downtown Galena IL is to see the historic architecture and well-preserved 19th-century buildings that line Main Street and the surrounding area.  As the home of the former president U.S. Grant, Galena is no stranger to interesting history and, accordingly, historic attractions. From touring these homes to taking Trolley tours around town, and even taking ghost tours, there are a number of ways to enjoy the top historic attractions near downtown Galena IL.

Add even more history to your stay by staying with us at Jail Hill Inn, Galena’s #1 historic Bed and Breakfast – and the only one we know of that is housed in a historic jail!  Over the past several years, we have lovingly restored and cared for this stunning building, which once housed an important piece of Galena’s history.  We kept many of the original features of the building n tact, including the 9-foot tall windows, original arched ceilings and beams, and even carvings in various window sills.

It’s been an honor to care for this building and to ensure the historical legacy of Galena stays intact, all while offering our guests a luxury experience that is second to none.  We’re located just steps away from downtown Galena IL, too, which means you’re close to all the things you want to see and do.  Let us show you just how special this incredible town is – book your room at our historic Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

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