First Timers

At Aldrich Guest House, we make sure that your first visit to a bed and breakfast doesn’t have to be scary or creepy.  Whether you’ve seen the stereotypes on television or had a bad past experience, you deserve to give yourself this opportunity! There are several things you will find, as well as several that you won’t, to create a memorable and relaxing experience.

Things you will find:

  • Remodeled interior with a liveably elegant design
  • Innkeepers that are there when you need us, not when you don’t
  • Award winning breakfast
  • Modern amenities
  • Private en-suite bathrooms
  • Daily wine and hors d’oeuvres

Things you won’t find:

  • Fake flowers, lace doilies, baby dolls, and teddy bears all over the place
  • Overbearing, nosy hosts
  • Stale donuts and pastries pretending to be breakfast
  • Dusty, rickety furniture better suited for a funeral home
  • Lack of privacy
  • Forced interaction with others

We are proud to say that we’ve been many people’s first experience with small lodging  We are even more proud to say that we’ve converted pretty much all of them – we even have a special package we made with First Timers in mind.  Featuring 45 years of combined experience, delicious homemade food, and a unique style of intuitive yet unobtrusive service, let us show you what a small inn is all about!

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But aren’t B&Bs and inns expensive?

Well, not really.  The thing about Aldrich Guest House is that the rate is all inclusive so you’re not being nickel and dime’d every time you turn around.  Consider the following prices you would be charged at a hotel/motel:

  • $93 – Average rate for Galena hotels (not even the fancy resort ones)
  • $35 – Breakfast for two
  • $40 – Wine and hors d’oeuvres for two
  • $15 – Cookies, soda, coffee, etc. (available 24 hours a day)
  • $15 – Parking/Wifi (ours is nice and fast and unlimited)

That adds up to nearly $200!

Our rates start at just $165 and include all of that.  Plus, you get all of those benefits that you can’t put a price on – personalized service, savings on things that you’ll probably be doing already when you take advantage of our packages or specials, the experience of staying in a 173 year old house that has been visited by two presidents, not to mention the luxury that just doesn’t exist at chain hotels and motels.  So while at first glance rates may seem higher, the reality is that B&Bs can be very cost effective and at Aldrich Guest House, you get a visit that will raise the bar for all of your future travels.