Featuring free WiFi, Aldrich Guest House is set in Galena, 1312 feet from Belvedere Mansion, and a 5 minute walk to Main Street. Complementary full breakfast is available to all guests. Some units include a seating area where you can relax. The rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and free toiletries. Central air conditioning is features on all of the units. There is a shared lounge at the property serving daily hors d’oeuvres, wine, Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and homemade cookies. Galena Historic District is 1640 feet from Aldrich Guest House, while Galena-Jo Daviess County History Museum is 1969 feet away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Aldrich Guest House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Feb 24, 2017

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Breakfast Info

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, American

Free Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
1 queen bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property is making considerable investments and efforts towards becoming more sustainable. We’ve worked with experts such as Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable program – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Galena
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  • Christy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Robert & Douglas were fabulous hosts. The Aldrich House was magnificent. Breakfasts were delicious. Beds were dreamy. Location was walking distance to the Visitor’s Center, Grant Park, Trolley, Grants House, Washburn House, Belvedere Mansion,...
  • Jay
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    House was clean, well organized, and within easy walking distance to downtown.
  • C
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very friendly and knowledgeable hosts. They were well prepared. Breakfast was outstanding! Love their home.
  • A
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast on the porch was a treat. The innkeepers are very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We had a lot of special requests because we were getting ready for a meeting nearby and they were super acommodating.
  • J
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Breakfast was absolutely amazing ! The atmosphere out on porch just makes you want to stay longer and ENJOY it all morning.
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The entire experience exceeded our expectations especially compared to other locations we have stayed. The attention to detail and the commitment to the guests was obvious. The breakfast served on the porch was an excellent experience and the...
  • Robert
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The hosts were very welcoming and helpful. We enjoyed the opportunity to meet the other guests at the cocktail hour and breakfast. The breakfast was amazing. The house was beautiful and its history very interesting!
  • Jean
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We LOVED everything about our stay at the Aldrich house!!
  • Tara
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Robert & Douglas were amazing! So fun & exceptional service! We celebrated Jeremy's 50th Birthday! They made it so special, thank you! We will see you again in the fall or next year!
  • Kristy
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Delicious breakfasts and evening cocktail hour choices and appetizers. Also a great location and wonderful hosts!

Property questions and answers
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  • Hi is there a room for 3 . My husband and i are going to galena with my 16 year old son . i don’t see any double bed or one king with a sofa bed

    Hello! Due to fire safety ordinances, maximum occupancy is 2 people per room. Additionally, all guests must be 21 or older. Enjoy your Galena trip and we hope to see you when you can get away for an adult getaway together!
    Answered on 20 December 2022
  • Do you have any rooms with 2 double beds

    Thanks for your question! As listed on our property information, all our rooms have queen beds and can accommodate a maximum of two people. Let us know when you're ready to make your reservation or if you have any additional questions!
    Answered on 19 August 2020

Managed by Douglas and Robert

Company review score: 9.9Based on 58 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company info

We are the sixth owners of the Aldrich Guest House, which was one of the first Galena homes converted to a Bed and Breakfast in 1984. We both grew up in the Midwest – Douglas in Rushville, Indiana and Robert in Monroe, Michigan. College and employment brought both of us to Chicago in 2003. After being partnered for 5 years we were married in February of 2012 with the legalization of equal marriage in Illinois. In 2010, both of us shifted our customer service careers to hospitality, a field we were both interested in for some time, and quickly became passionate about – Douglas at Westin Michigan Avenue and Robert at W Lakeshore then Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. Shortly after, we began making plans for our own bed and breakfast which we planned to open in Chicago until we fell in love with Galena. Coming to Galena was like coming home for us, with the perfect mix of the rural life we enjoyed growing up and the city life we grew to love in Chicago.

Property info

At Aldrich Guest House Bed and Breakfast, Galena’s #1 rated bed and breakfast, you will find elegance and luxury perfectly blended with modern sophistication, graceful references to the storied history of the mansion, and unsurpassed professional, intuitive, yet unobtrusive service.

Neighborhood info

Only a 5 minute walk to Main Street, you are perfectly situated to enjoy the Galena trifecta of “Eating, Shopping, and Drinking” or to explore the stunning surrounding hills by hiking, biking, or skiing. We are a perfect getaway to simply enjoy time together with your special someone, or to have a friends or family reunion. Whatever your reason for visiting Galena, Aldrich Guest House Bed and Breakfast is the ideal home away from home.

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Amenities of Aldrich Guest House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Live music/Performance
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Mini golf
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Skiing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Sofa
Media & Technology
  • iPod dock
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Adults only
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Aldrich Guest House takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 21

Mastercard Visa Discover Aldrich Guest House accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about Aldrich Guest House

  • Aldrich Guest House is 2,300 feet from the center of Galena. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Aldrich Guest House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.3).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • American

  • The prices at Aldrich Guest House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Aldrich Guest House offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Bowling
    • Canoeing
    • Mini golf
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Walking tours
    • Horseback riding
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Bar crawls
    • Live music/Performance
    • Happy hour

  • Check-in at Aldrich Guest House is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Room options at Aldrich Guest House include:

    • Double