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Aldrich Guest House

We certainly believe that a picture is worth a thousand words.  And that we both have faces that could launch a thousand ships.  But that's got nothing to do with anything at the moment.  Take a look at our videos, and while you're watching, subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can be the first to see them, even before they're posted here or on Facebook!

Looking to escape the winter blues? Come have fun in Galena!

Turn those winter blues into winter oohs and ahhs when you come play in Galena! We're in the middle of a winter wonderland, just a short drive from Chicago with plenty of things to do.

Whether you're looking for some outdoor adventure or some time to relax, we've got you covered. And we certainly hope you'll make Aldrich Guest House your homebase on your next roadtrip or staycation.

Top 3 Interactive Experiences In Galena, Illinois

If you're wondering about things to do in Galena, these are all perfect activities for the winter!  Check them out on your next roadtrip!


Skillet Eggs

Delicious and quick, we show you how to make one of our favorite breakfasts.

Guestroom Compilation

Check out all of our guestrooms - an easy way to get a different perspective and decide which one is right for you!

Common Areas at Aldrich

One of the coolest things about a B&B is that you get to enjoy the entire house instead of being stuck in your room or an impersonal and cold lobby.  Take a sneak preview here.

Our Covid-19 Response

Updated November 2020, we share everything we're doing to make sure that you're not only comfortable and relaxed while you're here, but also safe.

Happy Halloween!

We've walked in the Halloween Parade since 2015 and guests often walk with!  Since it wasn't able to happen this year, we did a small retrospective on some of the costumes Douglas has made for us.
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Oktoberfest - 2020 Style

Oktoberfest is our favorite festival that happens in Galena.  While we may not be Polka dancing down in Depot Park this year, we had a little Oktoberfest fun here at Aldrich Guest House!

Fall 2020 Cocktails

We change up our cocktail menu seasonally and here are the cocktails on the menu for Fall 2020.  Apple cider and warm spices take the spotlight as well as some home-infused apple vodka!

Hoof-It Galena

What could be more fun than hiking through the woods with goats?!  If you answered 'not much' then you'd be correct!  Check it out in the video and then try it yourself the next time you're here!


Galena really is Amazing For All and that includes the LGBTQ+ community as well!  Regardless of who you are, you're welcome here at Aldrich Guest House!
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