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Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #5 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 July 2013

This was our first B&B stay anywhere and we could not have been more pleased by the hospitality from Carmine and Cheryl. We felt more like guests in someone's house than customers. The mansion has a very homely feeling to it and is very comfortable. The area around is very quiet, away from the Main St. chaos. It is just a quick drive down one street to downtown. Behind the mansion is a farm field where we watched deer graze in the evening.

We spent two nights by the fire pit with another couple. It was so relaxing. Their gardens and gazebo are great as well. I am a breakfast hound and the breakfast was awesome. Having a full stomach for breakfast is a perfect way to start a day in Galena.

Carmine keeps a great DVD movie library if you feel like staying in. My wife watched three movies while we were there. You would easily find something you like.

If we ever make our way back to Galena, this is where we will stay.

Room Tip: John's room was a nice all-around room. Ann's room (I think it was Ann's) would be the...
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Wonderful hosts! Excellent gardens and tranquil environment make this a perfect place to stay while visiting Galena. Beautiful historic mansion with charming rooms.
Breakfast amazing that will sustain you through out the day.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

This was our second time staying at a Bed and Breakfast and we will be coming back here every year! It was my Birthday weekend and when we arrived to Antonio's cottage late Friday night, there was a Birthday cake and card waiting for me. The cottage was amazing and very relaxing. Carmine and Cheryl are so wonderful and personable! The breakfast was AMAZING!! When we came back on Saturday afternoon from visiting the town, there were deserts waiting for us in our cottage. The gazebo and pond are so beautiful and relaxing. Carmine and Cheryl exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend the Cloran Mansion!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

The owners were very welcoming. We would stay there again in a heart beat. The B&B was beautiful, clean and inviting. The breakfast was outstanding and very relaxing. The outdoor gardens were a wonderful place to sit, relax and talk. The location of the B&B was close to down town but far enough away to be calm and relaxing. It was close to both unique shops and chain retail shops.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

This was my husband and I first bed and breakfast excursion. We went for our 13th wedding anniversary. Carmine and Cheryl were awesome. They fed us into a coma. They almost need and exercise room for the extra calories. Breakfast will be the only meal you need. The hospitality was excellent.
It was very quiet, EXACTLY what we were looking for. We will return.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

We stayed in Antonio's Cottage for four nights for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it. It was homey enough to feel comfortable in and every time we came back from a mid day outing, our dishes were cleaned, towels fresh and folded, and bed made neatly. Cheryl and Carmine really made us feel welcomed and went the extra mile for us. The breakfasts were always so delicious and we really enjoying the community breakfast experience. It was a nice chance to learn what was fun to do around the area and engage in pleasant conversation.

We also got a nice romantic dinner prepared for us which was brought to our room. The presentation was beautiful and the salmon and steak were excellent along with the bread and tiramisu. The chocolate mousse cake was too salty for us. But, everything else was just right.

There is enough space given at the Cloran Mansion to where you know the owners are around to help if necessary, but you also feel privacy and freedom...especially being in Antonio's Cottage.

The DVD collection was great along with the swivel TV. We enjoyed the hot tub and the town was quaint. We rode bikes, played tennis, swam in a few pools in the area, had a segway tour (expensive...) at the ski resort and did a bobsled course! The amount of time we spent in Galena and the Cloran Mansion was perfect.

Thanks Carmine and Cheryl for making us feel so welcomed and for having a beautiful B&B vision. It is truly a special place =).

Room Tip: Antonio's Cottage gives excellent privacy and makes you feel special.
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

This was our second stay at the Cloran Mansion this year. We came last year for our 30th anniversary and enjoyed it so much we decided to come back. It is nice and relaxing, quiet and peaceful, not to mention romantic. The decor in the Mansion is just lovely and the ambiance is wonderful. We have decided that this very well could become a yearly event for us. We could go to other B&B's but why?

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1237 Franklin St, Galena, IL 61036-1309
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range: £102 - £147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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