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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

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

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

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

Hit the Trails Around Galena

Hiking and Biking Trails in GalenaAs we officially sail into summer in just a few days, it’s time to start making plans to enjoy the warm summer sun.  There’s no better place to do this than the charming, historic town of Galena.  Our historic Main Street is nestled along the scenic Galena River, and surrounded by the rolling hills pervasive in this region of Illinois.  Plan a getaway to our luxury Bed and Breakfast, and you’ll be situated just steps from all downtown Galena has to offer.  From the moment you step through our doors at the Jail Hill Inn, it’s time to embrace a simpler time.  The picturesque countryside will beckon you into the great outdoors.  Galena is home to many great hiking and biking trails just waiting to be discovered.  Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today. Continue reading

5 Summer Activities to Enjoy in Galena

Summer Activities GalenaAnother warm and adventurous summer is knocking on our door, marking the time of year when everyone seems ready to get outside. For years, the charming town Galena has been winning awards for being one of the best small towns in America. To us, this comes as no surprise.  Galena is a region marked by its gorgeous rolling and rugged terrain, known for unbeatable opportunities for outdoor adventure. Here, you’ll find a rich sense of history, plenty of land and water trails to explore and an incredible variety of other fun summer activities to choose from.  Located just a few short hours from many major metropolitan areas, there truly is no better place to be this summer than Galena.  Book your room at our historic Bed and Breakfast, and experience the charming spirit of this small town firsthand.

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Spring into Outdoor Recreation

Outdoor Recreation GalenaTwo of the most attractive aspects of Galena that draw in such large crowds are undoubtedly its ease of access, and it’s beautiful scenery.  Galena is the perfect getaway destination for a variety of people in the midwest.  It’s just one tank of gas away from many of the midwest’s large urban areas.  Despite being so close, it feels and looks distinctly different.  Galena is nestled in what is known as the Driftless Region; an area so named for the uniquely scenic landscapes left untouched during the last glacial period which flattened the remainder of the Midwest.  Instead, what was left behind were steeply rising hills and bluffs that plunge into winding river valleys.  Getting outdoors and experiencing the scenic beauty of Galena is surely one of the best parts about vacationing here.  This spring, book your room at our historic Bed and Breakfast, and discover the best of Galena’s outdoor recreation. 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.