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Historic Galena Illinois Bed and Breakfast

The property includes 8 guest rooms, a freestanding event facility and wedding chapel. The patios and gardens that surround the Inn round out the property and add to its appeal and desirability. With fabulous owner's quarters too!

Historic Galena Illinois Bed and Breakfast

Highly desirable historic Victorian Bed and Breakfast

A classic Victorian mansion with a grand presence is home to Bernadine’s Stillman Inn, an historic Galena Illinois bed and breakfast. Galena is a popular and highly desirable destination location of note in the northwest corner of Illinois near the Mississippi River. The town is a picturesque oasis with finely restored examples of 19th Century architecture. Known as “The City that Time Forgot” with at least 85% of Galena in the National Register Historic District.  What time may have forgotten from a historical perspective, time is on Galena’s side when it comes to shopping, antiquing, fine and casual dining, and an abundance of 4 season activities for the traveler…and just across  the street from one of Galena’s most popular visitor attractions, the home of General and President U. S. Grant.

The 8 guest room Galena Illinois bed and breakfast was originally built in 1858 with ongoing renovations and improvements. The Inn is elegantly furnished with antiques, hardwood floors, marble fireplaces and elegant plaster moldings throughout.  The new top floor suite is a knockout and has, in a short period of time, become the ‘go to’ for many of the Inn’s guests!

Galena is also a unique and popular wedding destination. How perfect as the Inn features a freestanding event facility and wedding chapel!  The event facility, which includes the wedding chapel, has a full commercial kitchen and seats up to 100 people. A perfect venue for weddings, events and special gatherings. The commercial kitchen includes prep areas and ample work/storage areas and equipment and will be an attractive feature for a prospective buyer. It is understood that the Inn, featured a restaurant in its past and this kitchen could once again be the hub for a possible re-kindling of a full service business subject to a buyer’s desire and appropriate licensing.

The classic front porch entry welcomes the guests and there is a large (almost 500 square foot) dining and common room which serves many purposes for guests and is the ‘hub’ of activities inside the inn. The patios and gardens that surround the Inn round out the property and add to its appeal and desirability, as well as serving as a backdrop for many of the more intimate weddings that the Inn hosts.

The Inn’s close proximity, within walking distance,  to the historic district and business center makes its location desirable and another prime draw for visitors.

The updated, private and exceptionally spacious owner’s quarters offers 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths with full kitchen, living room and dining area.  The owners quarters is convenient to the inn via an inside staircase as well as 2 additional outside  entrances, one of which leads to the owners private outdoor patio.

There is ample opportunity for business growth… as a destination location B&B as well as for weddings, events, packaging and the potential for expansion of food service as appropriate and desired!

Great location, location, location!  Great Inn!  Great owners quarters!  Great business!  Great price!  What more could you ask for?

Illinois Broker of Record is Old Northwest Land Company, Inc. Consulting Services provided by The B&B Team, Inn Consultants LLC .  For more information contact Rick Wolf  207 967-1995 or Peter Scherman 434 286-4600.


Business Type

  • Financially Viable


  • $500,000 to $1 Million


  • Mid West


  • 6 - 10 Rooms

Property Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Weddings/Events
  • Asking Price: $
  • Property Type: Bed & Breakfast
  • Business Type: Financially Viable
  • Region: Mid West
  • Status: Sold
  • Acreage: 1.94
  • Rooms: 8
  • Features: Weddings/Events
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Contact: Rick Wolf
  • Phone: 207-967-1995
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