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Reviewed 27 July 2014

My gf and I stayed here last December and had a very pleasant stay. We both work in Chicago and weren't able to arrive in Galena until 11. Rita was very accommodating and stayed up to greet us. Breakfast was tasty. Rooms were clean. One of our favorite things was the Skijoring info pamphlet upstairs because, hey, Skijoring. We got...

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1Thank Jake A
Yorkville, Illinois
Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

My wife & I never stayed at a B&B before, Rita our host was absolutely amazing she catered to us well beyond what we thought she should she made our trip awesome. The rooms perfect always clean & decorated very well to match the setting. We loved it so much we had her reserve it for next year.

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1Thank popasx4
Reviewed 7 July 2014

This was our second time here at the Hellman Guest House. Rita is very accommodating and went out of her way to make sure our time here was relaxing. A tasty breakfast every day and there's always cookies in the cookie jar and bottled water in the fridge.

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1Thank sfoutrider
Stillwater, MN
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My wife and I just spend a great weekend in Galena at the Hellman Guest House. Rita was her usual nice and accommodating self assuring a pleasant visit to this very historic house. It is just the type of Victorian house that I feel if perfect for a B and B. She knows all of the rich history of the...

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

I have stayed at the Hellman House before, and couldn't wait to have time off work and go back. Rita and her daughter Whitney, are great hostesses. Everything was wonderful. Rita made an incredible breakfast. I'm thinking about it now. So good. How great to wake up early to fresh coffee, and smell breakfast cooking. Rita is a great cook....

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Thank Blossom1962
Kohler, Wisconsin
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We stayed in the Master Suite at the Hellman Guest House for two of our three nights in Galena. The house is very well cared for and clean. The view is amazing! Our room / bathroom was spacious. Breakfasts were good. Rita's love for the house and knowledge of the history of the area was evident. Overall, it was a...

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Thank FourPackerBackers
Wisconsin
Reviewed 14 October 2013

My husband and I just stayed two nights to celebrate our 1 year anniversary and had a wonderful time. Rita is so gracious and knowledgeable about the city. She had great recommendations for things to do and places to eat. The breakfasts were delicious and I couldn't keep my hand out of the endless cookie jar! We even mentioned to...

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Thank jessica84wolf
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
Reviewed 6 March 2013

My husband and I staying at the Hellman Guest House this past weekend for a quick overnight getaway; it was our first Bed and Breakfast experience and it left a fantastic first impression. As others have mentioned the house is in a great location high on the hillside overlooking downtown. It is a Victorian home with original hardwood trim and...

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Thank Cheryl M
Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 21 August 2012

Our two night stay at the Hellman Guest House was our first visit to Galena. The house is in a nice location, high on the hillside overlooking the town. We appreciated both the quiet setting and the beautiful home filled with antiques. Rita was a friendly hostess and very knowledgeable about the area. She gave us excellent advice about things...

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Thank Lepton33
Waterloo, Iowa
Reviewed 4 August 2012

thank you, Rita, for another wonderful weekend! This is the third or fourth time I've stayed and again enjoyed it immensely. Rita is a great hostess - breakfast was delicious both mornings, and the room was perfect. We stayed in the master suite as it has a roll-away bed (there was three of us). Anything we needed, Rita was happy...

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Address: 318 Hill St, Galena, IL 61036-1836
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Price Range: RM395 - RM705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All of the rooms look lovely, although some are a bit larger than others. No matter which room you are in, though, it should be nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Naberius, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“If you like claw tubs, ask for that room. Other rooms have showers. Room called Pauline is smallest but big enough for two with plenty of room to walk around.”
 of 5 bubbles 809cees, 4 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The suite is wonderful.”
 of 5 bubbles Robert009, 28 Apr 2014 | Read review
“Loved the claw foot bath tub in the Eleanor room! I was amazed at how hot the water was and how hot it stayed for the whole bath. I'd stay in that room again just for that amenity.”
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 of 5 bubbles 660CherylM660, 5 Mar 2013 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet. Hellman Suite is especially spacious and lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Lepton33, 21 Aug 2012 | Read review
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