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Bernadine's Stillman Inn

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Manhattan, Illinois
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed here over Valentine's Day weekend. We stayed in the Honeymoon room. It was well appointed and preserved beautifully. Dave and Bernadine made sure we didn't want for anything. Breakfast each morning was delicious. There were always snacks available in the kitchen or freezer. The location is perfect as it's a short trip to Main St....

Thank DeborahDyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the Stillman!!!! It is everything you could want for a great getaway. David, our innkeeper, recommended shopping, restaurants, history and siteseeing that was perfect for us. He took the time to get to know us and made us feel right at home, better than family. I had just celebrated my birthday and he sang happy birthday to me...

Thank MortieandBlanche
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband surprised me with an amazing getaway to Bernadine's Stillman Inn for my birthday. We were able to upgrade to the Penthouse Suite for which "phenomenal" doesn't even begin to cover. We were greeted by the nicest, most informative inn keeper we've ever had the pleasure of meeting. Dave took the time to tell us about the mansion, show...

Thank theatermama2014
Crystal Lake, Illinois
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful hosts, beautiful restoration of an historic home, and a great breakfast. We had a wonderful stay on our anniversary at the Stillman Inn. We have stayed at many B&B's and this is one of the best.

Thank scottbU8867UO
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Terrific! We couldn't provide a higher recommendation. We've traveled a lot and stayed in many places and this experience is one of the best. We've never stayed in a bed and breakfast since we are a family of five but since the kids are teenagers now we thought it might work. It did. Dave was so accommodating and helpful. The...

Thank aguadillatraveler
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Our stay was really comfortable The building is pretty, and easy to find. The host was exceptionally friendly as well as knowledgeable about the history of the historic building, the town, and its businesses. Thanks Dave.

Thank esglord
Middleton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Large room with whirlpool tub, these rooms are very spacious. Breakfast is incredibly good! Great place to stay in Galena, fits with the historical flavor of the town. Highly recommend Bernadine's Stillman Inn!

1Thank lnznd6
Reviewed 3 January 2017

First, I just want to start by saying how amazing Dave and Bernadine are!! There isn't much that you can ask of them that they won't come through on!! Second, the breakfast was to die for!! Fried banana bread, ham and cheese omelet, and sausage links. The banana bread might be the best breakfast item I've ever put in my...

Thank Micah R
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Point. Click. book. It was that easy. They do not take American express so plan for that. The highlight of our quick trip was the morning breakfast led by the host Dave. He provides an introduction and makes the event very memorable. We had egg omelette, sausage or bacon, banana bread, toast, yogurt. It was quite enjoyable. We had room...

Thank shulquist
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Excellent experience, owners were cordial, warm, helpful & welcoming. The advice & recommendations the owners provided ensured an enjoyable trip. Dave was the perfect host and went out of his way to ensure our comfort.

Thank Laurence N

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Romantic and Historic 1858 French Italiante Bed and Breakfast. Awarded "Best Breakfast In the Midwest" and "Best Innkeeper" among others. We look forward to serving you and helping you get the most out of this attractive destination. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bernadine's Stillman Inn

Address: 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2703
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: ₹ 12,165 - ₹ 17,340 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bernadine's Stillman Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“The first floor rooms were sold out, but have the great trim and decor of the 1950s.”
 of 5 bubbles shulquist, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The beauty of this place is the exquisite attention to detail of a home which is over 100 years old.”
 of 5 bubbles 275laurencen, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“the top floor is all one big fancy room, didn't choose that one, but it did seem very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles ryanraycostello, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I peeked in several of the rooms and they are all beautiful! I don't think there is an unpleasant room there.”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“some rooms are much larger than others, always ask.”
 of 5 bubbles Bexter1952, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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