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The Steamboat House

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Findlay, Ohio
Reviewed 15 July 2016

This beautiful home was a step back in time with plenty of today's conveniences. Antiques are everywhere, with plenty of available space in the library or billiards room. The delicious breakfast gave us a great start.

Thank Brent L
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 June 2016

Stayed 2 nights. Gracious furnishings, extra touches like wine and cheese in the afternoon and bedtime cookies and hot drinks. Off-street free parking was a real plus. Breakfast were served in authentic Victorian dining room with all the settings. First choice on our next trip to Galena

Thank Prosper4Certain
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 June 2016

My husband and I truly enjoyed our long weekend. Carol provided outstanding breakfasts and was willing to share her recipes. The service was thoughtful without being fussy. The B&B is within walking distance of downtown. It is a beautiful home with lovely furnishings.

Thank grnbayapple1
Cross Plains, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 May 2016

My wife and I just returned from a 2 night stay at The Steamboat House and was totally blown away with the antique furnishings throughout the 1958 constructed house. Carol the owner and hostess was amazing. The stay met our every expectation both in the accommodations and food she prepared.

Thank Bob_0776
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Great place to get away! Beautiful old home with large guest room! Great breakfast and a gracious host!! Carol made us feel welcome and we were treated like royalty!! Hot water for tea and cookies in the evening! Hot coffee in the morning! Both right outside our door!!

Thank Kathy W
McHenry, Illinois
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to this BnB. Rooms are beautiful and comfortable. We feel like we are home. Breakfasts are great. This BnB is designed to meet people either in the sitting area upstairs or in places on the first floor. Fun in the Bullard room also. If it's warm go for the room with the porch balcony! Located...

1Thank Linda R
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed at the steamboat for one night. We had a wonderful experience. The rooms were clean, spacious (ours had a closed in balcony) which was perfect for us! They have a wine and cheese reception and we met another couple that were staying at the B&B. It was a great time by all! I would highly recommend this B&B!...

Thank David G
Denver, Iowa
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We had a wonderful weekend at The Steamboat House! Our room was perfect and the entire house is so cozy and charming. It's in a great location off of Main St. - great for walking to the shops and restaurants. Carol is very welcoming. The drinks at night and in the morning are a great perk - thanks for a...

Thank Laura B
Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted by Carol the owner. She gave us a tour of the house and all the guest rooms. Our room, "Bess", had a charming porch with a wonderful view. A bottle of wine was included with our stay along with wine and cheese at 5pm, delicious homemade cookies and hot beverages at 8pm. A nice...

Thank Chavez G
Clear Lake, Iowa
Reviewed 14 November 2015

I have meant to write a review for The Steamboat House and never did it. While getting ready to write some recent reviews I decided to do it. I'm surprised that it isn't a full 5 star B & B. We stayed there for our 47th wedding anniversary in Autumn of 2014. This is a clean and comfortable B &...

Thank mary r

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the romance of historic Galena in the extraordinary mansion built by legendary steamboat captain Daniel Smith Harris in 1855. A walk-to-town location, evening wine and cheese hour, heirloom antique furnishings, and gracious surroundings provide guests with the very finest bed and breakfast experience."Galena's favorite bed & breakfast" is a destination in itself. The Steamboat House showcases architectural excellence with its grand foyer, billiard room, parlors, library and formal dining room, all meticulously restored for guests to enjoy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Steamboat House

Address: 605 S. Prospect Street, Galena, IL 61036
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: ₹ 6,873 - ₹ 10,800 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All of the rooms looked good.”
  • Lene bedroom
 of 5 bubbles eroof01, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms are beautiful. We enjoyed the Lene and Viola!”
 of 5 bubbles 499jann, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All 5 rooms are on the second floor with no elevator.”
 of 5 bubbles 99SusanK, 8 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are on the second level, very private and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles MajellaMarie, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the Elsie Room. One other room has a second floor screen porch.”
 of 5 bubbles Prosper4Certain, 23 Jun 2016 | Read review
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