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Oak Park, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2008

My husband and I stayed here for New Years Eve. We needed a little getaway so we spent 3 nights at the Captain Gear. We really enjoyed our stay. The owners were really nice and friendly. We enjoyed chatting with them, but they were also really good about giving us privacy. Our room was beautiful, clean, and very tastefully decorated.... More 

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Peoria Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2008

We love The Captain Gear. Found it via internet search in March and took a chance. This is the second time we have been there. The home is beautifully decorated. It is kind of a cross between Ballard Designs meets Restoration Hardware. Not your typical B&B. We loved the fireplace, bathroom and bedding. All elegant and comfortable. Despite the homes... More 

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Southeastern Wisconsin
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2007

My husband and I just stayed at the Captain Gear for a 2-day weekend getaway. It was a really lovely experience. We stayed in the Mary room, which was a bit small but beautiful. The bed was super comfy, and the fireplace was a great touch. As other reviewers have mentioned, Suzanne's breakfasts are a work of art - don't... More 

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Thank WIteacher
Cedar Rapids
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2007

We chose the Captain Gear house because the reviews on this website praised it so highly. They were absolutlely right!! As with the other June reviewer - everything was wonderful - the food to die for, the rooms, decor, atmosphere, etc were more than we could have imagined. Suzanne and Gary are wonderful and friendly hosts too. My husband has... More 

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1 Thank sarahwendt
DeKalb, Illinois
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45 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2007

This bed and breakfast is a class of it's own. Not a detail was forgotten! The decor is absolutely beautiful and the hosts, Suzanne and Gary were fantastic. The property is close enough to downtown to Galena to walk, but you feel like you are in the country. Gorgeous landscape and a wonderful patio. All of the rooms are luxuriously... More 

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Thank alpine11
Chicago, IL
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2007

My sweetheart and I are both in our late twenties and after staying in a nice but unremarkable inn on our last vacation, I was determined to find a B&B that would impress my always-agreeable but rarely-raving boyfriend. The Captain Gear did NOT disappoint! Both my boyfriend and I cannot stop talking about this place. First is the food! A... More 

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Thank TheatriGal
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 December 2006

Absolutely beautiful B &B in historic Galena, Illinois. Lived up to our expectations and then some. Gorgeous rooms, tastefully decorated with an attention to detail. The Gear Suite is the best with an enormous claw foot tub for two across from a fireplace. So delightfully romantic. As their website stated, we did indeed need steps to get into their to-die-for... More 

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1 Thank livediebleedlb
Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2006

I cannot say enough about this spectacular establishment. My fiancé and I stayed for two nights in November. Neither of us had ever tried a B&B but I don't think any other could match the fabulous experience we had at the Captain Gear. We splurged on the 3-room Captain Gear suite and would enthusiastically recommend this romantic setting in a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2006

My husband and I stayed for a couple of nights for a romantic weekend. We were the only guests during our stay and had an amazingly relaxing weekend. The 3 course breakfast was fabulous and over abundant. We stayed in the Gear suite which was spacious and well appointed. The bedding was plush and no detail was spared in decorating... More 

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2 Thank Travell_Diva
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Reviewed 9 May 2006

My wife and I just spent two wonderful nights at the Captain Gear in Galena. With a huge number of B&B's to choose from in the Galena area, picking one can be a daunting task. Look no further than the Captain Gear! The attention to detail, beautiful accommodations and especially THE BREAKFAST are second to none! We will definitely be... More 

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Address: 1000 South Bench Street, Galena, IL 61036
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Number of rooms: 7
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