It’s not yet officially winter, but it’s getting chilly here in Galena and we’re preparing for the cozy and romantic season ahead. Winter isn’t considered to be peak travel for many destinations around the country, Galena included. But, there are plenty of reasons to plan a winter getaway – and when you do, there’s nowhere better to spend it than at our Galena Bed and Breakfast.
When it comes to things to do in Galena this winter, there’s more than enough to keep you busy, too. Enjoy some socially distanced shopping or dining in downtown Galena, get out on the trails for a little winter hiking (or cross country skiing or snowshoeing), head to Chesnut Mountain for some skiing, or otherwise take the time to breathe the fresh air of Galena Country and sit back, relax, and let us take care of you! Book your room at Jail Hill Inn, and get ready for the winter getaway of a lifetime.
Our Galena Bed and Breakfast is Perfect for a Winter Getaway
Before you get busy planning your trip to Galena and start taking a look at all of the fun things you’re going to do once you’re here, let’s first talk about accommodations. Accommodations are one of the most important considerations to make when planning a dreamy winter escape, after all. There are a number of places to choose from in and around Galena, but none that offer the same experience as our stunning Galena Bed and Breakfast. Jail Hill Inn was named the #1 Bed and Breakfast in the country in 2019 (and #10 in the world), and then in 2020 was named the #3 B&B in the country (and #11 in the world).
From the moment you arrive at our Galena Bed and Breakfast, you can expect to be well taken care of. Once you’ve arrived in your suite, you’ll find chilled champagne and a box of our custom chocolates waiting for you – the perfect way to kick off that romantic winter getaway! On each afternoon of your stay, we’ll bring you a carefully curated and tantalizing selection of appetizers and charcuterie to your room, along with your selection of red or white wine (or sparkling beverage) from our collection. You’re welcome to snack on this when it’s delivered or save parts of it to snack on throughout the evening and into the next day.
Speaking of the next day… breakfast is one of the best parts about waking up here at our Galena Bed and Breakfast! We take immense pride in serving up creative, beautiful dishes that taste as good as they look. We use fresh and seasonal ingredients from local vendors – and even things we grow on our country farm outside of Galena. Our tantalizing 3-course breakfast can be enjoyed in the socially-distanced dining room between 9 – 10 am, or we’re also happy to deliver breakfast and set it up for you in the privacy and comfort of your suite.
While our Galena Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place for foodies – there’s more than great food behind these doors! Our impressive guest suites are spacious – each with 800 square feet of space – and luxuriously decorated, each in a unique style. Inside our rooms, you’ll find a number of high=end amenities, including king-size beds with fine linens, hypoallergenic pillows (soft, medium, and firm), and a locally handmade mattress, a stunning KOHLER® bathroom with a separate water closet, Frette® bath towels, plush bathrobes, slippers, Aveda® personal care products, and Jail Hill Inn Bath Salts, a wet bar with a sink, small refrigerator, microwave and Keurig® coffee system with a selection of K-Cup® pods (coffees, teas, and hot chocolate), a Samsung Smart TV and Bluetooth-enabled sound system, and Complimentary in-suite beverages including FIJI Water.®
Your stay at Jail Hill Inn boils down to one thing; service. We take your experience seriously and want you to enjoy nothing but the best. We think it’s evident in everything we do here, from the smallest of touches on up. This dedication to experience and hospitality is what makes us the best Galena Bed and Breakfast, and deserving of considering as you plan your upcoming winter getaway to the charming town of Galena.
Our Favorite Things to do in Galena
While you’re here visiting our Galena Bed and Breakfast, there are plenty of things to do. Of course, with all of the wonderful amenities and cozy spaces found indoors at our Inn, you may not feel the need to leave. However, if you are up for some adventure, there’s plenty to choose from. And, while winter may look a bit different in 2020 when compared to other years – especially with some of our bigger events canceled for the time being – we can ensure you that this small, historic town still packs a punch when it comes to fun things to do.
One of our favorite things to recommend to guests staying with us at our Galena Bed and Breakfast is heading out for a brisk walk on the Galena River Trail, enjoying the country scenery as you go. If there’s snow on the ground, this trail is great for a little snowshoeing or cross country skiing as well. You can also enjoy some beautiful wintry views of the Mississippi River from one of the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s properties, like the Casper Bluff Preserve.
Outdoor enthusiasts won’t want to miss a trip to Chesnut Mountain Ski Resort for some skiing and snowboarding. Space will be limited on the mountain this year for the health and wellbeing of everyone, so it’s in your best interest to plan and buy tickets early. Cross Country skiers love the trails at the Nordic Center at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. This is also a great place for sledding, snowshoeing, and ice skating!
And while these outdoorsy things to do in Galena are plenty of fun, if you’d rather spend your days indoors there’s plenty for you to do, too. Shopping in downtown Galena – which is just a short walk from our Galena Bed and Breakfast – where there are more than 125 independently-owned shops, is always a fun experience. There are a number of delightful shops to explore, and plenty of places to enjoy some yummy tastings if that’s what you’re into.
Speaking of yummy tastings, there are also plenty of places to sip and swirl your way through some delicious and local wine, beer, and other spirits – and most of these places are just steps from our Galena Bed and Breakfast! From Galena Cellars and Galena Brewing Company to Blaum Bros Distillery, it’s easy to find the perfect sip for your afternoon break in downtown Galena.
Looking for something else? You can probably find that in Galena, too! There’s so much to our incredible town, and enjoying it starts right here, by making a reservation at our #1 rated Galena Bed and Breakfast. We’d love to show you just how magical a winter getaway can be!