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“Lovely Victorian, perfect location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast

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Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #21 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Kansas City area
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely Victorian, perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2011

We stayed at the Brierwreath Manor on a lovely fall weekend. Our bedroom was actually a suite, with a bedroom, full bath, and sitting room. This was large for a B & B bedroom. The bed was very comfortable, the breakfasts each morning were delicious. Lyn, the hostess, chatted with her breadfast guests and created a warm and inviting atmosphere. My husband and I walked to the charming downtown each day, never needing to use the car, except for a tour of the beautiful countryside and vineyards. Galena is a great destination and having a place to stay as convenient and comfortable as Brierwreath made for a perfect weekend.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank ruthieroelandpark2
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2011

My husband and I stayed at the Brierwreath Manor for our anniversary weekend. The location of this B & B is absolutely perfect! It's only one block away from Galena's wonderful downtown area, but it's quiet and relaxing when you need a break from all the hustle and bustle on Main Street. The hosts, Lyn & Mike were friendly and accomodating. We stayed in the Heirloom Suite which had a comfortable bed with a ceiling fan. The suite area had a daybed as well, with a stocked candy dish and chocolate chip cookies! :) The room was very quiet and roomy. The deceptively roomy bathroom was L-shaped and had both a bathtub and shower. The house is Queen Anne style with a beautiful wrap around porch. At night, the porch and entrance were well lit. We parked our car in front of the Brierwreath on the street when we arrived, and didn't move it once during our stay. Parking is also available offstreet on the Brierwreath's driveway. The home is decorated with many, many heirloom antiques! It seems I noticed something new each time I entered a room! Breakfast during our stay was apple blueberry pancakes, fruit and sausage one morning, and pecan french toast, fruit and ham the other morning. There were various hot and cold beverage choices, but we only had the juice - cranberry or orange one morning and strawberry or orange the next morning. Breakfast is served 8:30 to 9:30 each morning, which worked very well with our schedule. All in all, it was a very enjoyable stay and I would highly recommend the Brierwreath Manor for a homey, relaxing and comfortable stay when visiting Galena.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank MareBear11
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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2011

We called the Brierwreath on short notice; Lyn and Mike were able to accommodate us. The B&B is inviting and interestingly decorated. Our room, the Heirloom Suite, was fun – big bedroom and parlor – long meandering bathroom with claw-foot tub and separate shower – a surprising amount of space for a B&B. Lyn and Mike showed great hospitality and served an amazing breakfast. Highly recommended home away from home in Galena.

Room Tip: Heirloom Suite great for 2 or 3.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Travel-N-Foo321
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229 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2009

led on a girls getaway to Galena and stumbled on this little gem...we stayed in the Heirloom suite which is PERFECT for this type of getaway...it was originally 3 rooms in the house and now is a main room with big antique bed, rockers and small tv in one room...adjoined with a smaller room with a twin bed & dresser that can be shut off with a curtain and a HUGE bathroom with clawfoot tub & all the amenities (diff types of bubbles, bath salts, & rubber ducky) AND a big shower & sep area with a huge sink & plenty of room for your "stuff". Everywhere was something to look at...antique shaving accessories over the commode, old music boxes, candlesticks galore, teddy bears...even our key ring held an antique....and the crystal everywhere just gleamed....lyn the owner says her favorite word is "sparkle" and it shows!! Our breakfast was ser ved on great china with crystal and included strawberry (yum) & OJ, two types of coffee and yes plenty of creamer, egg & bacon souffle, fruit cup topped with whipped cream & nuts & an english muffin with great jam!! Conversation at the table was fun & lively and we had to pull ourselves away to check out!! Delightful and a block from the shops!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank flizzer
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Gilberts, Illinois
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2009

The innkeepers were very accessible and always polite. We stayed in the Mayor's Suite and had plenty of room. The bed was extra comfy and the shower nice and large. The fireplace really warmed up the room. We were able to walk to all the Main Street shops and restaurants, as parking in that area is hard to find or you have to pay for it. We parked at the inn and didn't have to move the car until we wanted to go out of Galena. The food was excellent, and the innkeepers would ask you the day before if what they were serving the next day would be alright.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Kristin880
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Chicago
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2008

Where to begin...

The fireplace isn't real, at least in the Heirloom Suite, but the "crackle and the sparkle" are just two electronic switches away.

The "delicious" breakfast was more like a Second World War ration, consisting of only one piece of each item, that is, one sausage and one piece of french toast, but don't fret your watchful hosts will gaze upon you as you starve. And really, no cream for coffee?

But the best part of any romantic weekend is the warm cuddly night in soft sheets, oh I forget, Brierwreath's sheets gave us rashes! I don't know about the rest of you, but I prefer my chocolate chip cookies warm and with milk, not cold, hard and possibly expired in a glass jar.

We won't return, but do have many 'special' memories to share.

  • Liked — Walking distance to town
  • Disliked — The room, breakfast and decor
  • Stayed January 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank Thor_Shazam
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Brierwreath, Owner at Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 17 March 2011
I am sorry we are not everything you expected. But it is hard to please everyone all the time. We do our best and if you communicate with us we will do what we can to make your stay enjoyable.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2008

Lyn and Mike are very gracious hosts. The chocolate chip cookies where to die for! Comfortable beds and a cozy fireplace made our stay wonderful. Breakfast was outstanding and we will be back soon. And will tell all our friends about this place.

  • Liked — Chocolate chip cookies
  • Disliked — Road conditions...it snowed
  • Stayed February 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank fluffy96854543
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Additional Information about Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast

Property: Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast
Address: 216 N Bench St, Galena, IL 61036-2239
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3

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