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10 Things To Do in Galena in 2019

10 Things to do in Galena in 2019It’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 getaway 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

#1 B&B in the U.S. and #2 in the World.

JAIL HILL INN WINS 2019 TRIPADVISOR TRAVELERS’ CHOICE AWARD FOR HOTELS

Jail Hill Inn Bed and Breakfast in Galena Wins Top TripAdvisor AwardRanks #1  out of 25 in the Inns/B Category in the United States

Galena, IL, January 23, 2019 – Jail Hill Inn today announced it has been recognized as the Top 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 were determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travelers worldwide. In the 17th year of the awards, TripAdvisor has recognized 7812 properties in 94 countries and eight regions worldwide. Continue reading

Jail Hill Inn Wins Top Distinctions in 2018!

Jail Hill Inn Business of the Year in Galena and top-rated Select Registry Inn of 2018As we enter into the final few days of 2018, we can’t help but look back at what a wonderful year 2018 has been for Jail Hill Inn. All of the hard work that goes into running the Inn behind the scenes is always worth it when we make connections with our guests, both old and new. But it’s also nice to earn recognition from the business industry, and this year Jail Hill Inn is the proud recipient of two incredible distinctions: Business of the Year from the Galena Chamber of Commerce, and the top score from Select Registry.  We’ll talk about each of these distinctions and what they mean for us at Jail Hill Inn below, but before we do that, we’d like to invite you once again to come stay at our luxury property in beautiful Galena. Treat yourself to something extraordinary in 2019. Book a room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading

Holiday Gift Ideas from Jail Hill Inn

Holiday Gift Ideas From Jail Hill InnAs we head into the week of Thanksgiving, the upcoming holidays are on the hearts and minds of people around the country. It’s the time of year when we start thinking of gift ideas for those we love the most. Selecting gifts is a special process, and one that often requires a bit of thoughtful insight. This year, why not choose something personalized and meaningful? Jail Hill Inn offers a variety of specialized merchandise to remind you of special moments spent at our Inn. Or perhaps gift them with time itself, and purchase a gift certificate for an upcoming getaway to our Inn. Jail Hill Inn, located just off Main Street in Galena, is the perfect place to unwind, relax, and enjoy a quiet and delightful getaway.  Make someone’s holiday extra special this year, and show them just how much they mean to you with these great gift ideas. Purchase a Gift Certificate to our Galena Bed and Breakfast today, or call us today! Continue reading

Galena Wine Country Getaway

Galene Wine Country GetawayAs we head into the brisk months of fall, we’re all looking for ways to getaway, relax, and unwind.  The fall months in Galena are packed with plenty of fun activities and events.  Whether it’s getting outside for a hike, shopping along Main Street, celebrating over a romantic dinner for two, or touring and tasting your way through Galena’s wine country, Galena truly is a town that has it all.  This November, join us for one of Galena’s most popular weekends, the 34th Annual Nouveau Weekend. There’s no better way to celebrate the harvest of the season and the delicious wines produced in our area.  You won’t find better accommodations than those at Jail Hill Inn, downtown Galena’s top-rated luxury Bed and Breakfast. Book your wine country getaway with us today! Continue reading

Where to Find Fall Foliage in Galena

Galena During Peak Fall FoliageNow that Labor Day Weekend has passed, we can officially, though reluctantly, say goodbye to summer, and welcome the fast-approaching fall season. 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.  We have a few great ideas to make this fall foliage season one you’ll never forget. But first, you need to book your room at our luxury Galena Bed and Breakfast. Rooms will fill up fast during peak fall foliage season, so don’t wait! Continue reading

Our Galena Bed and Breakfast is the Perfect Fall Getaway

Fall Getaway at our Galena Bed and BreakfastSummers in Galena are filled with plenty of fun and adventure, but it’s time to start turning our attention to the upcoming fall months. With schools in or nearly in session across the country, many parents and caregivers are finding themselves thrust back into the hectic pace of day-to-day life.  So this fall, treat yourself or your loved ones to something special, and come spend a few blissful nights at our award-winning Bed and Breakfast in the historic, beautiful town of Galena.  Fall in Galena is simply magical, as the colors of the surrounding hillsides transform from green to the signature golden, fiery hues of autumn. When you stay at our luxury Galena Bed and Breakfast, you’re part of our family.  Come see what makes us different than our competitors.  Book your room at the Jail Hill Inn today. Continue reading

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

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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.