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Come See the Fall Foliage in Galena

Fall Foliage in Galena, IllinoisNow that Labor Day Weekend has passed, we can officially, though reluctantly, say goodbye to summer, and welcome the fast-approaching fall. The hillsides above Galena are already showing hints of their colorful autumnal hues, which means now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Galena.  As the air begins to cool, we’ll soon be surrounded by fall’s hallmark hues of crimson, orange, yellow, and green. You won’t have to go far to see the finest fall foliage the Midwest has to offer.  Take advantage of this incredible fall weather, and book your room with us today. Continue Reading

Summer at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Chestnut Mountain Adventures Near Galena, IllinoisThe quaint town of Galena is one of the top getaway destinations in the Midwest.  It’s a short drive away from major cities like Chicago and Milwaukee, and it offers plenty to see and do for a variety of travelers.  Galena’s charm, which brings back guests for repeated visits over the years, stems from it’s historic feel.  It’s as if the town was frozen somewhere in the 1800’s.  With that historically charming feel though, comes a town fit for modern travelers.  Here, you’ll find fun tours, picturesque scenery, lots of outdoor recreation at places like Chestnut Mountain Resort, breweries, distilleries, and wineries, and incredible shopping along Downtown Galena’s Main Street.  Step back in time with us and experience the magic of Galena this summer.  Book your room at our recently renovated and luxurious Bed and Breakfast, currently rated as the best lodging property in all of Galena.   Continue Reading

The Arts in Galena

The Arts in Galena, IllinoisIf you’re looking for a quick, charming getaway destination this summer, put Galena on your short list.  Galena is a short drive away from major cities in the Midwest, including Chicago and Milwaukee, and offers everything you could ask for in a getaway destination. This historic town, lined with preserved buildings from the 1800’s, is surrounded by stunning natural beauty.  Though the town originally thrived as a rich lead mining town and steamboat hub on the Mississippi River, the town’s prosperity didn’t last.  In the 1960’s and 70’s, Galena was reborn as a major arts destination in the Midwest.  To this day, the arts in Galena remain a critical part of Galena’s thriving economy and culture.  To explore this quaint community, book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in Galena today. Continue Reading

Hit the Trails Around Galena

Hiking and Biking Trails in GalenaAs we officially sail into summer in just a few days, it’s time to start making plans to enjoy the warm summer sun.  There’s no better place to do this than the charming, historic town of Galena.  Our historic Main Street is nestled along the scenic Galena River, and surrounded by the rolling hills pervasive in this region of Illinois.  Plan a getaway to our luxury Bed and Breakfast, and you’ll be situated just steps from all downtown Galena has to offer.  From the moment you step through our doors at the Jail Hill Inn, it’s time to embrace a simpler time.  The picturesque countryside will beckon you into the great outdoors.  Galena is home to many great hiking and biking trails just waiting to be discovered.  Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today. Continue Reading

Wine and Hot Air Balloons: Two Great Events in Galena

Summer Events in Galena, IllinoisAs we head into the warmer summer months, things are starting to heat up here in Galena–both literally and figuratively.  The summer months are packed with plenty of fun activities and events.  Whether it’s getting outside for a hike, paddling down the picturesque Galena River, shopping along Main Street, celebrating at festivals, or sampling delicious wines, Galena truly is a town that has it all.  This June you can soar to new heights in a hot air balloon, or stay on the ground and sample the finest food and wine around.  Whatever it is you want to do, you won’t find better accommodations than those at Jail Hill Inn, downtown Galena’s newest luxury Bed and Breakfast. Book your summer getaway with us today! Continue Reading

Spring on the Great River Road

Great River Road near GalenaIf you’ve yet to experience the incredible and unique beauty along the Great River Road, then now is the time to get here. Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s February issue has listed this spectacular destination, which passes near Galena, as one of the “Top 50 Trips” for 2017. Along the Great River Road, you can expect to see breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, majestic bluffs and landscapes, and an incredible array of birds and other inhabitants who make a living along nature’s most famous highway.  Book your room at our luxurious Galena Bed and Breakfast today, so you can come explore one of the most beautiful sections of the Great River Road near Galena this spring. Continue Reading

A Romantic Valentines Weekend in Galena

Romantic Valentines Day in GalenaValentines Day is just around the corner, and love is in the air.  Can you feel it?  Even though Valentines Day is technically on a Tuesday this year, there’s nothing wrong with turning up the romance the weekend before or after.  We are booking up quickly, but there’s still a couple of rooms left.  It’s time to let your inner romantic shine! Whether you love the opportunity to be at your most romantic, or dread doing the same old thing year after year, why not look beyond the traditional chocolates and flowers this year?  Instead, make your Valentines Day a meaningful one, and carve out some intimate time for you and your sweetheart.  The Jail Hill Inn is now the #1 ranked Bed and Breakfast in Galena, and for good reason.  There’s no place more luxurious or romantic to stay this Valentines Day.  Book your room at the Jail Hill Inn today! Continue Reading

A Magical Winter Getaway in Galena

Winter Getaway in GalenaCountless couples over the years have been witness to the magical ambiance of Galena in the Winter time.  There is truly something special about it here. Glistening white snow covers the ground, old-world architecture stands stately, couples stroll hand and hand through our picturesque winter wonderland, and cozy fires are ablaze in businesses and homes around town.  Guests from all over come for skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, candlelit hikes, and romantic dinners.  What’s more, Galena offers an incredible range of shops, art galleries, spas, and live entertainment to fill your days and nights.  The offseason is special, and Valentine’s Day is coming up just around the corner.  The Jail Hill Inn still has some availability for the surrounding weekends, but we will soon sell out.  Book your getaway now, and see why we say you’ll always want to return, and you’ll never want to leave. Continue Reading

Winter Activities to Enjoy in Galena

Winter Activities to Enjoy in Galena, IllinoisWhether you’re looking for a little outdoor recreation, or the perfect excuse to curl up and get cozy with the one you love, there are plenty of reasons to visit Galena this winter.  During the snowy winter months, Galena transforms into a picturesque wonderland, complete with snow-covered hills and valleys and charming old-world architecture.  Winter activities are plentiful in Galena, ranging from skiing, snowboarding, and sleigh rides, to candlelit hikes and romantic dinners.  With far less crowds than the rest of the year, winter is arguably one of the best times to plan a getaway to our luxurious Bed and Breakfast in downtown Galena.  Book your stay with us today! Continue Reading

Experience the Holiday Season in Galena

Holiday season in Galena, IllinoisAt the Jail Hill Inn, we are busy getting ready to celebrate our first holiday season open to the public.  Next week, families will gather around their traditional holiday tables, and so begins a month-long celebration of joy and giving.  We are excited for all of the possibilities this brings us, as we get ready to celebrate with our guests. With a wide variety of shopping and holiday festivities to enjoy, there’s no better place to unwrap new holiday memories than on the charming town of Galena, Illinois.  Whether you choose to join us for some holiday shopping, dazzling light displays, time away from the chaotic stress of the holidays, or other fun holiday-themed activities, you’ll find nothing but joy and merriment in Galena throughout the upcoming holiday season. To get started on your getaway, book a room at our exquisite Bed and Breakfast today.  Continue Reading