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Paddle Your Way Down the Galena River

Paddle down the Galena RiverLast month on the blog, we spent some time talking about the fantastic trail that meanders along the edge of the Galena River, and which connects up with other major biking & walking trails in the Galena area.  This month, we’d like to take a look at the Galena River from an entirely new vantage point; from the water itself!  The Galena river is extraordinarily beautiful, and paddling down its gentle waters introduces you to the geological beauty of this area in an entirely new way.  Paddling the Galena River is one of our favorite activities of the summer, and makes for a truly unique and relaxing way to see the area. Rooms are booking up fast this summer. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in downtown Galena, and don’t miss your chance to get on the water with us this summer! Continue reading

Explore the Galena River Trail

Galena River TrailThere are so many great things to love about the charming getaway town of Galena.  The town is home to a variety of unique shopping and attractions, delicious wineries and restaurants, and an abundance of outdoor spaces and activities to enjoy.  Better yet, most of Galena’s top attractions are located within easy walking distance from the Jail Hill Inn, making this the perfect getaway destination. In fact, one of our favorite things about Galena is the Galena River Trail, which can be accessed within minutes of leaving our Inn. From there, Galena’s beautiful countryside is yours to explore. All you need to do is book your room at the Jail Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast. Continue reading

Browse Main Street in Downtown Galena

Main Street in Downtown Galena, IllinoisThough Galena is a lively four-season destination, there’s no doubt that things are starting to pick up here in Galena, as we head into the final stretch of spring and onto summer.  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.  It’s no wonder Galena has consistently been ranked as a top getaway destination. 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

Babymoon in Galena!

Babymoon at Jail Hill Inn in Galena, IllinoisRecently, we had two different couples come to the Jail Hill Inn to celebrate a babymoon, before the impending arrival of their baby.  They told us they were taking the time to “babymoon” before the baby arrives, and enjoying one final chance, at least for a while, to spend time just the two of them. We think that’s a spectacular idea, and Galena just so happens to be an easy-to-get-to and wonderfully romantic town to spend a few days in. Book your room at Jail Hill Inn, Galena’s top-rated Bed and Breakfast, and let us help you relax before the arrival of your newest family member! Continue reading

A Bed and Breakfast, or a Vacation Rental?

Jail Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast in Galena, IllinoisStaying at vacation rentals such as AirBnB or VRBO have become an increasingly popular option for travelers.  While there are certainly circumstances where these types of vacation rentals can be ideal, the next time you want to visit Galena, try staying at our traditional Bed and Breakfast instead. Staying at a local Bed and Breakfast will give you a truly distinctive experience that is reflective of your destination. Let us show you how great a stay at a Bed and Breakfast can be. Book your next vacation at our luxury Bed and Breakfast in the charming and beautiful town of Galena, Illinois.   Continue reading

Plan the Best Romantic Getaway to Galena

romantic getaway in Galena, IllinoisDo you find yourself dreaming of a relaxing and romantic getaway, to help pass the time during these cold winter months? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we can think of no better time to plan a romantic getaway than right now.  We have the perfect place in mind for you, too.  Our luxury Bed and Breakfast, just off Main Street in Galena, is the top choice for romantic lodging.  Let us do all the work for you, so you can spend your time relaxing and focusing on enjoying your time together.  Romance is our business, and no one does it better.  Book a romantic getaway with us this winter, and enjoy a restful stay at Galena’s top Bed and Breakfast.  Continue reading

Indulge in Luxury at Galena’s Jail Hill Inn

indulge in luxury at Jail Hill Inn in galenaGalena is a charming tourist destination loved by many.  It is conveniently located not too far from some of the Midwest’s largest cities, and is the perfect place to escape for a few quiet days in the country. Expect your days to be filled with exploring the beautiful outdoors, browsing the charming stores, and relaxing over a delicious meal at Galena’s best restaurants.  The charm of this small town has the makings of a spectacular winter getaway, right when our Inn is at its coziest.  When searching for a place to stay, our beautifully renovated and award-winning luxury Bed and Breakfast simply can’t be beat. Book your room today! Continue reading

Holiday Events and Celebrations in Galena

2017 Holiday Events in GalenaGalena’s event calendar is often packed around the holidays, and this year it’s no different.  At Jail Hill Inn, we’re gearing up for another exciting and busy holiday season, and hope you find time in your busy schedule to come visit us.  Galena is truly a magical holiday destination that you must see at least once in your lifetime.

The first of many fantastic holiday events this year starts this upcoming weekend with Galena’s 33rd Annual Nouveau Wine Weekend.  The Nouveau Wine Weekend is a celebration of the year’s harvest, and features the release of Galena Cellar’s first bottled wine of the year.   Continue reading

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

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