Dining room with table set with dishes

Welcome to

Aldrich Guest House

Relax, unwind, and be yourself in an unpretentious, laidback atmosphere where the service is professional and intuitive yet unobtrusive and the breakfasts are made from scratch.

The Perfect Escape

Come Relax With Us

You’ve been searching around for lodging in Galena. You’ve checked out hotels, motels, Airbnbs and traditional B&Bs. You’ve looked at websites and photos. You’ve read reviews, and compared prices.

Here you are on our website, thinking about making us part of your visit to Galena.

We’re flattered and thrilled to have you here! Here’s a little about our historic Inn:

We’re the 6th owners of the Aldrich Guest House, which was built in 1845 and has been a bed and breakfast since 1984. Abraham Lincoln hung out here in 1856 and Ulysses Grant came to dinner quite often in the late 1800s. 

We’ve been the innkeepers for the last decade, and we love it! Between the two of us, we’ve been in hospitality for over half a century. We’ve won awards for our home cooked breakfasts, our gardens, and our service.

You work hard and you deserve a vacation. Come stay with us and relax in an unpretentious, laid-back environment. Be yourself and let your guard down.

Enjoy tasty food that you don’t have to make yourself. Have drinks on us every evening. Make us your home base for exploring outdoor activities, shopping, or the history Galena is so well-known for. Let us take care of you.

We could tell you that Aldrich Guest House is the best place to stay in Galena. We could use all the worn out words and phrases that you see on every B&B website: “we’re luxurious,” “we’re elegant,” “we’re the best,” “cozy,” “charming.”

Instead, we think you should come and experience Aldrich Guest House for yourself. After all, if someone has to say they’re cool, they probably aren’t.


Award-Winning Breakfasts

Our award-winning breakfasts will have you ready
to get out and enjoy Galena!

Guest Rooms

Bed and Dresser in Room 4

Stay In Comfort.

If you're looking for a relaxing, authentic place to stay in Galena, look no further than Aldrich Guest House. We provide beautiful accommodations where you feel comfortable being yourself. We put our hearts into Aldrich Guest House, and we know you'll love it as much as we do!

Impeccable Service

Robert and Douglas were awesome. The facilities were fantastic and the service was impeccable. We have already booked with them again.

Scott T. Google Reviews

Feeling pampered

The Aldrich Guest House has taken the #1 spot of all the places I've stayed. Seriously. The innkeepers have perfectly balanced honoring the history of this house with modern comforts and amenities. Clean, comfy, stylish, safe. A little haven while we explored Galena. Every detail is on point, from the nicely appointed guest rooms, to the happy hour, and gorgeous breakfast. I felt so freaking pampered. Robert & Douglas are kind, knowledgeable, funny, accommodating, and clearly very talented. My mom & I stayed the weekend for a girls getaway and left feeling rested, refreshed, and full. 10/10 would recommend.

Caitlin S. TripAdvisor

Thoughtful Hosts

We went to Galena this weekend and enjoyed the most amazing stay at the Aldrich Guest House. It will be VERY difficult (nay, I say, impossible) for any stay to top this one. Douglas and Robert are the MOST gracious and thoughtful hosts. The food was incredible, hospitality was 5 Star and room was very clean and quaint. Even the other guests were friendly and engaging. Beyond the usual spectacular experience, they did a few extra special things to make our 22nd Anniversary memorable. I’m SUPER picky about where I stay and I am forever spoiled by this experience. Cannot wait to visit again! You must stay here if in Galena but plan ahead. Everyone that stays here wants to come again. So will we!

Stephanie C. Google Reviews

Pedestrian bridge over Galena River in Fall

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