My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary in the Tower Room at the Cloran Mansion, and I am so happy I chose this B&B. This was our first B&B visit, and quite honestly, might be the only B&B we may ever visit in Galena - they set such a high standard that I expect we would be disappointed by any others. This restored Victorian style home was a delight to look at from the moment we drove into the driveway and continued as we peeked into all of the rooms. Different size and style rooms and pricing will accommodate virtually anyone. Carmine and Cheryl were wonderful hosts from the initial door bell ring to the moment we left. Whether you want peace and quiet, want to visit with other guests, or want to make use of their extensive DVD collection (this collection ain't no outdated library - they had DVDs that have only been out for weeks), you will be able to at this home. We dined out in Galena for our anniversary, and the food/service was OK (upon returning to the B&B we found a complimentary gift bottle of wine which was a nice touch) - but then we had breakfast the next morning at the mansion and the food pretty much blew away any impression of the previous night's fare. Carmine and Cheryl cook a breakfast that I would bet you could not find at gourmet restaurants...the next time we may try their couples' private dinner. Overall, the visit was over the top and I hope Carmine and Cheryl stay in the business a very, very long time - we will definitely become regulars and want to have the opportunity to go back and know they will be there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cloran Mansion is a luxurious Galena, Illinois bed and breakfast inn and wedding venue. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cloran Mansion Hotel Galena
- Cloran Mansion Bed And Breakfast