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Abe's Spring Street Guest House
Ranked #10 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Des Moines, Iowa
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed in Rudolph's Retreat for a one-night stay. This was perfect for us! The suite features a king size bed, sitting room with pull out sofa, TV, and a nice, spacious bathroom. We had plenty of privacy and even enjoyed sitting out on the front porch of the suite. The guesthouse also had a spa room for guest's enjoyment, which features a hot tub and sauna. This was a wonderful treat after a long day of traveling and shopping on Main St.
The location is a walkable distance from downtown, but we opted to drive and save our feet for the blocks of walking we did between stores. Breakfast was made fresh in the morning and was delicious! We really enjoyed our stay here. This will be our first choice if we are to return to Galena. Just wonderful!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

My partner and I spent a lovely weekend in Galena. Our group occupied both of Abe's great suites. Both are roomy and comfortable, as well as uniquely decorated. The owners could not have been more friendly and helpful, as well as knowledgable about the community. And I can't forget to mention the delicious breakfasts! The location is a 10 minute hike from downtown, easy to find on the main highway through town. Mobility-impaired people will probably want to look for another place, as there are quite a number of steps to negotiate. Otherwise it's perfect!

  • Stayed August 2013
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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 9 August 2013

From the moment Sandy ushered us into our "room" I was in awe. We entered through the kitchen..."How many people are we sharing this place with?" was my first thought. I soon realized it was all for us!
From the handmade tiles in the kitchen and around the fireplace, to the cast bronze bed and fixtures in the bathroom, to the beautifully crafted doors--everywhere you look are hand-crafted items, lovingly made by the proprietor himself.
I laughed when I saw the bed--it's four feet off the floor! We had to step up onto stools to climb in (fun!) and once we did: WOW! We travel a bit, and have stayed in at least 10 B&Bs, and this is probably the most comfortable bed we've slept in. Like rocks.
The breakfasts kept us going all day. The french toast was perfectly done, and fresh fruit both days. Sandy does much of her shopping locally which is something we appreciate.
Everything considered we were perfectly satisfied with all aspects of our stay at Abe's.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Palos Hills, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

This was our first experience with a Bed and Breakfast. We were so amazed at our accommodations! They were private, spacious, and very clean. Our hostess was very friendly and made a filling and delicious breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed use of the hot tub after a long day of shopping on Main Street. When we return to Galena, there is only one place to stay - Abe's!

Room Tip: This bed and breakfast offers suites - not just a room! Really nice!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

The suite we stayed in was awesome!! It was way better than any hotel room I've ever been in. You have a mini kitchen, cozy tv area, and a beautiful bathroom. The inn keeper was very respectful of our privacy, and made the best breakfast ever! Great stay! I definitely will be back!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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St Paul, MN
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Reviewed 5 August 2013

We stayed in Alberts Glen, and it was just perfect. Though it's on a busy street, the thick walls made it so amazingly quiet. The room itself is very spacious, with our own TV and sitting area and huge bathroom. There is a kitchen area too, but you have to bring your own kitchenware, so be aware of that. But we loved having a full fridge and freezer to store our food and drinks. The breakfasts were wonderful. I'm not usually a fan of French toast but Sandys was amazing! Everything was done with an artistic flair, both the food and decor, that it just felt special. We found the whole experience relaxing and perfect for seeing the sites of Galena.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Muscatine
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

First time in a B&B for our anniversary and it was fantastic! Owners Charles and Sandy could not have been nicer and more welcoming. The accomodations were more than expected. We stayed in the Rudolph's Retreat (Very nice bedroom-king size bed, dresser, book shelf with books, very clean bathroom with amenities-hair dryer, coffee maker, towels, body wash, and sitting room-pull out sofa, small refrigerator, TV w/cable) were just a few of the great amenities offered. The breakfast offered was out of this world, and the location was great for a short walk to downtown or a quick trip in a car. We did the Glaze & Graze, which is offered by Charles & Sandy and had a great time. Eating your meal on dinnerware you created really brought sparkle to our weekend there. Staying here will definitely make memories for us we will not forget. If we return, I definitely know where we will try to stay again. I would definitely try to reserve this place first if going to Galena for a visit for an overnight stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in room closest to highway and had no problem with traffic or noise. Very sunny and open...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Abe's Spring Street Guest House
Address: 414 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2130
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Ranked #10 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique B&B rich in history and artistry. Built originally in 1876 as an ice house, this B&B has been lovingly rehabbed into two of the most comfortable and spacious suites each with a private entrance, private bath, king bed, sitting room with TV, VCR & DVD and fireplace. Separate spa room available with six person hot tub and six person sauna. Gourmet breakfast served each morning. ... more   less 

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