Month: September 2015

The Exciting Transition: Neglected Old Jail to a Luxury Small Inn

Demolition and reconstruction is now in its 7th month and it has been an amazing journey.  Filled with highs and lows and still about two months to go until Jail Hill Inn will welcome its first overnight guests. In the end, from purchase of the building, securing the needed permits, demolition and full reconstruction – the project will have taken a year.  As construction enters its nearly final phase, the focus is on insulation, drywall, taping walls and priming.  Then final paint will put put on the walls, along with trim, doors, hardware, lighting and flooring.  The coordination of workers can be complex with so many projects relying on something else to be done before it can be.

In a couple weeks, Jail Hill Inn will be part of the 48th Annual Tour of Homes in Galena.  The property will not be complete, but will welcome close to 1000 people through its doors to discuss the history and purpose of the building from 1879 and get a sneak peak of how it will look when its complete.

In the next few weeks, Jail Hill Inn’s website will be redesigned and the online reservation system will be up to start taking reservations.  Keep checking this site and the Facebook page as we continue to detail the progress and final stages!