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10 Ridiculously Fun Things To Do in Galena in 2019

10 Things to do in Galena in 2019Are you looking for a fun getaway destination? Look no further!  We love our little town of Galena and have some great ideas for all the fun things to do in galena this year, topped off, of course, with a stay at our luxury Bed and Breakfast.

It’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 get away 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

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

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

Spring on the Great River Road

Great River Road near GalenaIf you’ve yet to experience the incredible and unique beauty along the Great River Road, then now is the time to get here. Wanderlust Travel Magazine’s February issue has listed this spectacular destination, which passes near Galena, as one of the “Top 50 Trips” for 2017. Along the Great River Road, you can expect to see breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, majestic bluffs and landscapes, and an incredible array of birds and other inhabitants who make a living along nature’s most famous highway.  Book your room at our luxurious Galena Bed and Breakfast today, so you can come explore one of the most beautiful sections of the Great River Road near Galena this spring. Continue reading

Winter Activities to Enjoy in Galena

Winter Activities to Enjoy in Galena, IllinoisWhether you’re looking for a little outdoor recreation, or the perfect excuse to curl up and get cozy with the one you love, there are plenty of reasons to visit Galena this winter.  During the snowy winter months, Galena transforms into a picturesque wonderland, complete with snow-covered hills and valleys and charming old-world architecture.  Winter activities are plentiful in Galena, ranging from skiing, snowboarding, and sleigh rides, to candlelit hikes and romantic dinners.  With far less crowds than the rest of the year, winter is arguably one of the best times to plan a getaway to our luxurious Bed and Breakfast in downtown Galena.  Book your stay with us 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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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.