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Turn Up the Head with the Best Romantic Getaway in Illinois

When it comes to choosing a destination for your romantic getaways in Illinois, there’s plenty to choose from. There is, however, no place more highly ranked or luxurious than our Galena Bed and Breakfast. Having been ranked the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the country, the #2 Bed and Breakfast in the world, and receiving AAA’s four-diamond designation several years in a row, among another accolades, all adds up to one thing: sensational hospitality and first-class pampering, perfect for all your romantic getaways in Illinois. 

Though there are plenty of romantic things to do in Galena, IL, there’s no pressure to go out and do them. Romantic getaways in Illinois are all about one thing: having the time and space to relax, unplug, and forget about the things that bring you stress, all while enjoying a bit of romantic, uninterrupted time with your sweetheart. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary or just want somewhere cozy to be with your loved one, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at our Galena Bed and Breakfast.

With a big city like Chicago to the east of us, you might find it surprising that Galena is one of the top destinations in the state for romantic getaways. The town, though, is filled with so much historic charm that guests find impossible to resist. Whether you prefer to pack your days with shopping, outdoor adventures, wine tastings, spa treatments, or cozy conversation, you can find everything you want in a getaway in Galena.

Of course, you can also find the cozy guest rooms at our Galena Bed and Breakfast so inviting that you ignore everything else. Whatever romantic getaways in Illinois mean to you, let us treat you to the most indulgent getaway of the year. Book your romantic getaway in Galena today!

A couple laughing and cuddling during their romantic getaways in Illinois at our #1 rated Galena Bed and Breakfast

Get Pampered at our Galena Bed and Breakfast

We talk a lot about what makes romantic getaways at our Galena Bed and Breakfast so memorable – but it’s because we enjoy what we do so much that we want to share it with as many people as possible. We’ve worked hard to earn a reputation for being one of the best romantic getaways in Illinois, so as the weather outside turns increasingly cold, there’s no better time to crank up the heat on your relationship. Winter is a delightful time to get cozy and sink into a bit of luxury and pampering at our Galena Bed and Breakfast.

As you step across the threshold of our Galena Bed and Breakfast, we think you’ll see immediately what makes this one of the most romantic getaways in Illinois. The building itself is beautiful – a historic and thoughtfully renovated old jail that leaves intact as much of the history of this special place as possible. We sit high on a hill overlooking downtown Galena, with beautiful views of the rolling hills. You’ll be warmly greeted and given a brief overview of what to expect at our Galena Bed and Breakfast before being taken upstairs to your room. 

Waiting for you in your guest room is a box of delicious custom chocolates and a chilled bottle of champagne. What a great way to kick off your romantic getaways in Illinois! From there, your getaway will be anything but “ordinary.” No detail is too small, and no stone is left unturned at our Galena Bed and Breakfast. We’re known for our exquisite, friendly hospitality and our attention to detail. The result is a guest experience that can’t be matched. 

Each guest suite at our Galena Bed and Breakfast is 800 incredible square feet of space, featuring a sitting room, a kitchenette, a large and luxurious bathroom, and a well-appointed bedroom with a king-sized bed. Embrace the luxury amenities in each suite, which we think you’ll find are ideally suited to romantic getaways in Illinois. Each guest suite features dimmable lights, a customizable Bluetooth sound system, gas fireplaces, and plenty of luxury products throughout. From our high-end Aveda bath products and our signature scented sprays to our luxury Frette bathrobes and Comphy brand linens, we have everything you need to enjoy an intimate weekend. 

In the morning, wake up to the delicious aromas of breakfast wafting up the stairs to greet you. We make breakfast in-house, from scratch, daily. It features three courses, with something different every day you stay with us. You won’t leave our table hungry, and if you’re like most guests visiting us for romantic getaways in Illinois, you’ll sneak some of it up to your room to enjoy later! Of course, we’ll bring you plenty to snack on later in the form of our popular wine & appetizer trays, delivered to your room every afternoon of your stay. These are perfect for your private happy hour and maybe even a late-night snack! 

Between those hours, we invite you to get even more comfortable during your romantic getaways in Illinois and get pampered with indulgent in-room massages. We work with local therapists who will come to our Galena Bed and Breakfast, transform your suite into your own private spa, and treat you to the ultimate in relaxation. We’re also happy to help you plan romantic extras, such as fresh flowers, a custom cake, or something else to make your romantic getaways in Illinois even more memorable. 

A gorgeous guest suite at our Galena Bed and Breakfast - the best place for unforgettable Romantic Getaways in Illinois

Make the Most of Your Romantic Getaways in Illinois

We’ve made an excellent case for staying in during your romantic getaways in Illinois and letting the magic of Jail Hill Inn lull you to a state of pure relaxation. However, there is a lot going out beyond the walls of our Galena Bed and Breakfast, too. There are so many wonderful things to do in Galena, IL, many of which are romantic – especially when enjoyed with your significant other! 

If you’re up for some adventure together, downtown Galena is an enchanting place to explore! From learning more about the town’s history to sampling wine at local wineries, there’s no shortage of ways to get romantic and create memories together. Below, we’ve included a list of our top 8 recommendations for enjoying your romantic getaways in Illinois:

  1. If you like the idea of getting out but don’t want to venture into downtown Galena’s busy shops and restaurants, consider taking a walk on the scenic Galena River Trail or one of the local nature preserves, such as Horseshoe Mound Preserve, Casper Bluff Land and Water Preserve, and the Valley of Eden Bird Sanctuary.
  2. Don’t miss the views of the town from Grant Park! In warmer weather, this is a fantastic place for a picnic!
  3. There are some great wineries in the area, including Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery, Massbach Ridge Winery, Fergedaboudit Winery, and Rocky Waters Vineyard & Winery. Book one of the Galena wine tours and spend an afternoon sipping and swirling with your sweetheart. 
  4. Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the best Galena restaurants, including Fritz and Frites and Fried Green Tomatoes. If you’re up for a short drive, Dubuque has some incredible restaurants, including Brazen Open Kitchen and Bar, and a classic supper club experience at Timmerman’s Supper Club.
  5. Browse the shops behind the historic facade of Galena’s Main Street and find untold treasures to take home. There are more than 100 unique shops to explore.

The only thing better than enjoying your time out and about in Galena is spending romantic getaways in Illinois at our Galena Bed and Breakfast. Book your room today! 

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