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Bernadine's Stillman Inn

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Fort Dodge, Iowa
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My wife and I recently celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary and decided to visit Galena, Illinois. The area is definitely a place to visit, especially if you are in the Midwest. We went for the shopping, unique dining, and to stay in a Bed and Breakfast. If you visit Galena you MUST stay at Bernadine's (which, by the way, is...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Best B&B in the World! WooHoo! Thanks for the very kind words and so glad you enjoyed this old historic beauty! We love breakfast time and so happy you enjoyed it too. We get some pretty great conversations and new friendships started over breakfast. It is a small world! Bernadine

Eldridge, Iowa
Reviewed 15 June 2015

My husband and I had a great stay at Bernadine's Stillman Inn for our one year anniversary. We stayed two nights in the Grand Romance Room. Everything was nice and clean. Dave greeted us and gave us great information about Galena, where to eat, what was good, etc. A bountiful homemade breakfast was very delicious both mornings. Dave eagerly set...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time. Sorry about the sleep quality not being heavenly. It's a brand new mattress in there with a variety of pillows. Next time let me know, we have a laundry room full of different types of pillows - however, I never leave home without my pillow for sure! Yes, the Penthouse is going to...

Milwaukee
Reviewed 14 June 2015

My Wife & I celebrated our 47th Wedding Anniversary in Galena and stayed at the Stillmen Bed & Breakfast. When we got there we were greeted by Bernadine. She was very gracious to us. She took us right to our room and explained the things in the room. After we were settled in she gave us a tour of the...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Happy Anniversary again! See everyone, I do check ins occasionally! Dave and I have different gifts and they mesh together beautifully for this business. Unfortunately most of my gifts are in the office so Dave gets more interaction with y'all than I do. Thank you for the review and we hope to have you back again soon! Country Fair Weekend...

East Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

We are return guests to the stillman , I have lost count as to how many times we have stayed here! But we have been coming here for the last 7 years . Dave is an amazing host. The inn is quiet and clean. The rooms are cozy . He is adding a new suite on the 3rd floor ,...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Love, Love, Love return guests! It is so refreshing to see familiar faces! Thank you for honoring us with return visits. It means a lot! Bernadine

Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The Stillman Inn was a beautiful home. Dave and Bernadine were the most gracious hosts. They made us feel right at home and very comfortable. Dave gave us so much information about Gelena, good places to eat and places we may want to see. He had menus for us to see to help us decide where we might want to...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We love being together and serving our guests! Breakfasts are the best time to get to know everyone and we love making all of our food fresh for each and every one of you!

Reviewed 6 June 2015

Awesome Experience. Our host Dave was amazing and genuinly cared about making our stay wonderful. The second we walked in Dave gave us a tour of the mansion then proceeded to sit us down and go over everything there was to do in town via map. So not only was it a great place to stay the trip as a...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Matt & Katy. Dave is definitely working in his area of giftedness. For the past 15 years I have heard him say things over and over and every time it sounds like the first time he's been through everything. What a great guy! And you were great guests! Bernadine

Reviewed 3 June 2015

Not knowing what to expect from a B&B, as this was our first experience, we were tremendously happy with our two nights in the Honeymoon Suite. We felt right at home throughout our visit to the mansion. The breakfasts were outstanding and Dave and Bernadine were excellent hosts. Highly recommend Bernadine's Stillman Inn to anyone heading to the area. We...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

The Honeymoon Suite is great! There will be another large room on the third floor opening up in a couple weeks, "The Penthouse". Can't wait! Hope you found the section on our website "First Time To A B&B?" helpful! We were just talking about that with two guests at breakfast today and how it helped them to be more comfortable...

Waukesha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 June 2015

My wife had a weekend getaway recently to Galena, Illinois and stayed at Bernadine's Stillman Inn. We enjoyed the stay in this majestic home dating back to 1858, which is continually being restored and improved by the owners, David and Bernadine. Their hospitality is unparalleled and, as advertised, the stay comes with one of the best home-cooked breakfasts in the...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Exhausting but fantastic place to live and work! We just love our guests and helping y'all get around! Beautiful town. Thanks for the review. Bernadine

Downers Grove, Illinois, USA
Reviewed 1 June 2015

This was a quick in and out visit. This was also our first trip to Galena. We came here to stay for the Galena Triathlon and we will definitely be back. It was an easy walk to town and to the shuttle pickup. The hosts were very informational and hospitable. It's a little removed from the hustle and bustle of...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Great! And sorry we didn't get those Ac's in quick enough. Ahhh, the changing of the seasons and the work that it creates! Loved seeing the one couple sitting in the front court yard by the flowers and under an umbrella! Toooo cute!

Milwaukee WI
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

This was our very first time to a B&B and we were not disappointed in our choice at all. The hospitality here makes you feel like you are royalty...like a King and Queen or a Prince and Princess!!! We stayed in The Royalty III room which was quaint and very comfortable. Loved the small touches Dave and Bernadine do to...

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Bernadinedave, Owner at Bernadine's Stillman Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. How bout those frogs at night! Come on back soon and make some smores!

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

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Address: 513 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2703
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: ₹ 11,686 - ₹ 18,878 (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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