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Aerial view of Aldrich Guest House with yard and trees
Aerial view of exterior in summer

Built in 1845

Aldrich Guest House was constructed in three sections over the course of 17 years.

The home has hosted many important people in its history, including U.S. Grant and Abraham Lincoln, but none are as important to us as our guests.

Parlor with sofa, coffee table, and game table and chairs

Aldrich Guest House est. 1984

We were one of the first bed and breakfasts in Galena, IL.

And we've always had an outstanding reputation for excellent food, friendly hosts, and relaxing accommodations.

Parlor with sofa, coffee table, and game table and chairs

What to expect

We've done all the work. All you have to do is relax and enjoy your time here.

You deserve to unwind and be yourself. Award-winning, homemade breakfasts every morning, hors d'oeuvres and handcrafted cocktails in the evening, and attention to detail in all we do combines with our laidback and unpretentious style of service that is there when you need us but not when you don't to create the perfect environment for your getaway.

Douglas and Robert skiing

Douglas and Robert, Innkeepers since 2014

We are the sixth innkeepers at Aldrich Guest House.

We've been in hospitality and the service industry for 55+ years between the two of us and are proud to not only meet expectations but to set the bar even higher. Homemade food, handcrafted cocktails, and a unique style of service that is laidback yet intuitive all while being unobtrusive all come together to help you to relax, unwind, and be yourself!

Dining room with table set with dishes

The Property

We love sharing our bed and breakfast with our guests.

Sitting on nearly half an acre, Aldrich Guest House has 5 guestrooms, a parlor, a library, a dining room, a screened in porch, and The Potting Shed for guests to enjoy!