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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

We're waiving our cancellation policy for reservations changed due to Covid-19. 
So go ahead 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 experience you're used to, you'll be seeing a few changes for the time being:

- For breakfasts we're able to provide appropriate distancing by seating in the dining room, the parlor, the screened in porch, as well as offering complimentary in-room breakfast. Drinks in the evening will also be appropriately distanced.

- As you know, we're very clean and have an attention to detail that makes other properties jealous. Even still, you'll see us disinfecting railings, tables, door knobs, and other often touched surfaces more often.

- Out of consideration for our guests, we will wear masks while prepping/serving food and drinks as well as when interaction does not allow for the recommended distancing.

If you have any questions about actions we're taking or about what's happening in Galena, give us a call or an email!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Robert and Douglas, Innkeepers/Owners

So 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. 

And now here you are. On our website, thinking about making us part of your visit to Galena. Well, we're flattered and thrilled to have you here! Allow us to introduce ourselves.

Aldrich Guest House was built in 1845 and has been a bed and breakfast since 1984. Abraham Lincoln hung out here in 1856. Ulysses Grant came to dinner quite often in the late 1800s. 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 in real life. Work, family, volunteering. 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 typical worn out and empty 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 just come and experience us yourself. Afterall - if someone has to say that they're cool, they probably aren't.

Come relax with us.

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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!
TripAdvisor - Joan N
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.
TripAdvisor - Gail T
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.
TripAdvisor - Caitlin S
Robert and Douglas were awesome. The facilities were fantastic and the service was impeccable. We have already booked with them again.
Google Reviews - Scott T.
We went to Galena this weekend and enjoyed the most amazing stay at the Aldrich Guest House. It will be VERY difficult (nay, I say, impossible) for any stay to top this one. Douglas and Robert are the MOST gracious and thoughtful hosts. The food was incredible, hospitality was 5 Star and room was very clean and quaint. Even the other guests were friendly and engaging. Beyond the usual spectacular experience, they did a few extra special things to make our 22nd Anniversary memorable. I’m SUPER picky about where I stay and I am forever spoiled by this experience. Cannot wait to visit again! You must stay here if in Galena but plan ahead. Everyone that stays here wants to come again. So will we!
Google Reviews - Stephanie C.
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