Galena Illinois Bed and Breakfast for Sale
Galena's #1 Bed and Breakfast on TripAdvisor!
Aldrich Guest House is an upscale five-room Galena Illinois Bed and Breakfast for sale. The Inn enjoys an ideal location in a quiet residential enclave in easy walking distance to both Galena’s bustling downtown and, in the opposite direction, General Grant’s Home and historic site. The Inn has five guestrooms that are well-designed and take advantage of the quality, and historic details of the physical plant. There is a grand entryway/foyer with a staircase leading to the Inn’s guestrooms. First-floor common areas include high ceilings, crown molding, and period antiques mixed with modern furniture and amenities. The common areas available inside and outside of the Inn are well above the standard for properties of this size and style.
The Inn sits on .43 acres; however, the side lawn and backyard feel spacious and the quality plantings/gardens of contiguous properties, and a small park just below the Inn, provide a bucolic setting for guests. A screened side porch provides the ideal setting for breakfast service as well as hosting drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the warmer months.
A recent addition to the Inn, The Potting Shed, makes Aldrich Guest House the first and only cannabis-friendly lodging option in the state. This space is separate from the Main Inn and gives guests the option to consume cannabis (no smoking is allowed inside either building per State Law) in a legal and responsible manner without inconveniencing others. Future owners would have the option of continuing The Potting Shed for its current use or as an ancillary building for a multitude of possibilities.
You could not find a more appealing and marketable location for an Inn within the Galena market.
The Inn is within easy, walkable distance to downtown Galena which has an abundance of boutique shops, and diverse dining options – from casual fare to fine dining – and is a short drive from all of the other attractions worth noting in this destination location. Current owners have exceeded the expectations of guests with a focus on intuitive yet unobtrusive service. The Inn is the #1 Bed and Breakfast in Galena and Illinois on TripAdvisor and #11 in the United States, with nearly 1000 five-star reviews, putting Aldrich Guest House in the top tier of hospitality properties in the country. Additional awards include first runner-up in a national breakfast competition, first place in a garden competition, Best Romantic B&B by River Travel Magazine, and the Inn was a City of Galena GreenLeader Founding Member. The Inn’s financial performance reflects the success of the marketing and management of the business.
In addition to a strong physical presence and financial performance, Aldrich Guest House boasts a significant and well-established digital/online presence.
The website (aldrichguesthouse.com) was completely redone in December 2022 with a focus on Search Engine Optimization, ADA Compliance, responsive design across devices, performance, and speed. In 2022, there were over 36,000 sessions and 29,000 users viewing an average of 3.5 pages per session with an average bounce rate of 36% which is significantly better than the industry average of 50%. There are over 4,000 subscribers opted-in to the newsletter with an average open rate of nearly 50% (industry average: 34.4%) with a click-through rate of over 5% (Information gathered from MailChimp account.)
Social media is also an essential part of the marketplace today with Facebook being the primary platform and Aldrich Guest House stands out in this area as well. There are nearly 2,500 engaged and motivated followers with the majority being guests and/or the target audience/guest. Instagram and Pinterest are also effectively used to supplement social media presence with Instagram targeting a younger audience and Pinterest being used to connect with guests for sharing recipes, tips and tricks, etc.
The B&B Team is pleased to offer this viable Bed and Breakfast at $975,000.00.
Broker of Record: Joan Murray / Eagle Ridge Realty
- Financially Viable
- $500,000 to $1 Million
- Mid West
- 1 - 5 Rooms
- Bed & Breakfast