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Aldrich Guest House

Welcome to the next generation of bed and breakfasts
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Homemade Food

Award Winning Breakfasts
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Personal Service

Professional and Intuitive yet Unobtrusive
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Book with Confidence

Take a look at our updated flexible cancellation policy and plan for better days to come!
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We're Open!

And we can't wait to see you!
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Welcome To
Aldrich Guest House


We're open and looking forward to seeing you!


In addition to all of the great service, food, and experiences you're used to, you'll be seeing a few changes

BREAKFAST

  • Appropriate distancing
  • Seating in the dining room, the parlor, the library and the screened porch weather permitting.
  • Complimentary in-room breakfast available
  • Appropriately distanced evening drinks

CLEANING

As always, we disinfect (with an increased frequency and attention to detail)
  • Railings
  • Tables
  • Door knobs
  • Frequently touched surfaces

MASKS

We wear masks while
  • Prepping food and drinks
  • Serving food and drinks
  • When interaction doesn't allow for recommended distancing

Award-Winning Breakfasts

Our award-winning breakfasts will have you coming back for seconds!

Award-Winning Breakfasts

Our award-winning breakfasts will have you ready to get out and enjoy Galena!
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The Perfect Escape
Come Relax With Us


You've been searching around for lodging in Galena. You've checked out hotels, motels, Airbnbs and traditional B&Bs. You've looked at websites and photos. You've read reviews, and compared prices.

Here you are on our website, thinking about making us part of your visit to Galena.

We're flattered and thrilled to have you here! Here's a little about our historic Inn:

We're the 6th owners of the Aldrich Guest House, which was built in 1845 and has been a bed and breakfast since 1984. Abraham Lincoln hung out here in 1856 and Ulysses Grant came to dinner quite often in the late 1800s. 

We've been the innkeepers for the last decade, and we love it! Between the two of us, we've been in hospitality for over half a century. We've won awards for our home cooked breakfasts, our gardens, and our service.

You work hard and you deserve a vacation. Come stay with us and relax in an unpretentious, laid-back environment. Be yourself and let your guard down.

Enjoy tasty food that you don't have to make yourself. Have drinks on us every evening. Make us your home base for exploring outdoor activities, shopping, or the history Galena is so well-known for. Let us take care of you.

We could tell you that Aldrich Guest House is the best place to stay in Galena. We could use all the worn out words and phrases that you see on every B&B website. "we're luxurious," "we're elegant," "we're the best," "cozy," "charming."

Instead, we think you should come and experience The Aldrich Guest House for yourself. After all, if someone has to say they're cool, they probably aren't.

There's so much to do in Galena!

Explore the great outdoors! Visit our outdoor activities page to see our top recommendations. Experience Local Events and Attractions! Visit the Galena Events page to learn more. Treat yourself to great local restaurants! Check out some of our favorites on our dining page.

There's so much to do in Galena!

Explore the great outdoors! Visit our outdoor activities page to see our top recommendations. Experience Local Events and Attractions! Visit the Galena Events page to learn more. Treat yourself to great local restaurants! Check out some of our favorites on our dining page.
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Hear What Our Guests Have to Say


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The Perfect B&B

This was our second stay at the Aldrich Guest House. It is a beautiful, comfortable, relaxing place to stay. As I told the innkeepers, I could not think of a nicer place to stay while traveling. Douglas and Robert are thoroughly invested in sharing their warm hospitality, inviting home and rooms, and their incredible cooking skills. From their five o'clock social hour to their gourmet breakfasts, these hosts are the very best. We hope to return many times!

- Joan N., TripAdvisor
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Perfect First Time Overnight in Galena

Super comfortable and clean, wonderful hosts, could not have asked for more. This experience is not to be missed. This was our first overnight in Galena, and Robert and Douglas have elevated the B&B experience to a level that changes your mind about it, for folks like me who are a little skeptical. They care about and enhance your experience at their home and in Galena in general. Their social touches - the cocktails at 5 and the exceptional breakfast - set their place apart. We were only there overnight, and I can't wait to book again for a longer stay.

- Gail T., TripAdvisor
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#1 Spot of all the Places I've Stayed

The Aldrich Guest House has taken the #1 spot of all the places I've stayed. Seriously. The innkeepers have perfectly balanced honoring the history of this house with modern comforts and amenities. Clean, comfy, stylish, safe. A little haven while we explored Galena. Every detail is on point, from the nicely appointed guest rooms, to the happy hour, and gorgeous breakfast. I felt so freaking pampered. Robert & Douglas are kind, knowledgeable, funny, accommodating, and clearly very talented. My mom & I stayed the weekend for a girls getaway and left feeling rested, refreshed, and full. 10/10 would recommend.

- Caitlin S., TripAdvisor
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The Bottom Line...


If you're looking for a relaxing, authentic place to stay in Galena, look no further than the Aldrich Guest House. We do our best to provide beautiful accommodations where you feel comfortable being yourself.

We've put our hearts into the Aldrich Guest House, and we know you'll love it as much as we do!
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