Each year, TripAdvisor releases its yearly best-of lists, and for the past four years, our Galena Bed and Breakfast has made it into the top ten rankings. This is no easy feat and an exceptional honor, as these rankings are all based on customer reviews and feedback. Our gracious service, attention to detail, delicious breakfast, and luxury accommodations have garnered more than 550 five-star reviews!
Our Galena Bed and Breakfast is entirely one of a kind, as it’s a fully renovated historic brick building that was once home to the Jo Daviess County Jail. Innkeeper Matthew Carroll, a Galena native and history buff, bought the property in 2015 after it sat empty and ignored for more than two decades. The Jail Hill Inn now stands as an exemplary example of restoration and a testament to Carroll’s vision.
As a guest at our Galena Bed and Breakfast, you’ll instantly notice the preserved remnants of the jail’s original architecture—exposed wooden beams, vaulted and curved brick ceilings, and 9-foot tall windows. The interior design and luxury amenities bring the historic building into this century, creating an atmosphere most conducive for relaxing and unwinding on your getaway to this charming town in Illinois.
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Elegant Guest Suites at our Galena Bed and Breakfast
Not every Bed and Breakfast has had the honor of holding the number one spot as the best Inn in the US and ranked number two in the world! We believe that our fabulous, spacious guest suites are a huge part of our success. Each suite contains three rooms and encompasses 800 square feet. Every inch of this space is tailored to create a haven of calm and serenity.
All six of our guest rooms have the following features, including comfortable custom-made king-size beds wrapped in luscious Comphy linens, topped with hypoallergenic pillows, and dressed in elegant bedding. The large seating area has comfortable couches and a tasteful design for sitting back with a good book and a glass of wine in front of the fireplace. You’ll find a wet bar area with a sink, small fridge, and microwave. Upon arrival, expect chilled Champagne and chocolates.
One major amenity that makes us the best Galena Bed and Breakfast is our spa bathrooms. The tub and shower set up are essential on any getaway with romance or relaxation in mind! You’ll quickly see that we took extra time designing out en suite Kohler bathrooms and only went with high-end fixtures and luxury touches.
Five of our six suites have two-person Kohler BubbleMassage Tubs with Chromotherapy and rain showerheads. Not to worry, the one suite without a soaking tub has a state-of-the-art Kohler steam shower. Fluffy Frette towels, plush bathrooms, our very own Jail Hill Inn bath salts, and Aveda products only add to the spa-like feeling you’ll experience right in your own suite.
Join us in Galena, IL, at our Premier Bed and Breakfast
Another key component that makes our Galena Bed and Breakfast one of the best in the country is our daily breakfast and evening wine and cheese reception. Each morning you’ll be treated to a made-from-scratch multi-course breakfast with seasonal ingredients—often from our very own garden. You’ll enjoy a fresh fruit course, baked goods, and savor our hearty entree option. All paired with piping hot coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice.
In the evenings, a beautiful tray of charcuterie and cheeses is delivered to your suite—wine included! Feel free to enjoy this in your room or our many common areas, out on the courtyard or our beautiful deck. We can’t wait to host you in the charming small town of Galena, IL! Book your next stay today!