Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast (Galena, Illinois)

Monthly Archives: June 2012

96th Wedding

June 16, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

After five years of dating, Paul and Vanessa decided that June 15, 2012 was the day to tie the knot

  Vanessa created the most unique and beautiful bridal bouquet.

She gathered brooches from family members and special moments to incorporate into her bouquet.

We are so very pleased that they choose the Cloran Mansion for their very special day.


The Cloran Mansion has had the honor of joining 96 couples as the beginning their lives together.

We are fast approaching our 100th couple.

Will it be you?

We have a very special surprise for our lucky 100.

11th Annual Galena Balloon Race

June 16, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

As the weather warms our memories bring us back to lazy summer days, cookouts, playing in pools and fishing trips. Galena has another wonderful tradition, the Annual Balloon Race. Each year in June the skies above Galena are filled with spectacular hot air balloons by day and in the evening the illumination as they glow in the night sky is breathtaking. The 3 daylong event features balloon rides, car shows, and live music. The Balloon Race is not only a wonderful experience for all; it also benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Lucas and Erika Hannibal

June 14, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia


The 95th wedding at The Cloran Mansion was a beautiful celebration.

Lucas and Erika exchanged vows to one another with both the Hannibal and Larson families by their side.

The happy family took pictures of the special occasion and then enjoyed a delicious dinner in the dining room.

To top off the evening the couple toasted the love they have for one another at dinner.

Congratulations to our 95th couple!

June 14, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

Scott and Tina Lodor

June 11, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

Scott and Tina Lodor were married on June 9. Tina looked lovely in her elegant wedding gown and Scott, who proudly serves in the Military, looked very handsome in his military dress. Sharing in their beautiful day were some of their children. Daughters Tori, Riana, Mandy and Kaylee painted their toes to match their flowers. A spectacular couple and family.

 

Congratulations to The Lodors!

 

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Explore the Mississippi River

June 11, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

things to do in GalenaTake an adventure down the Mississippi River this summer while on your Galena getaway to Cloran Mansion! Cruise up and down the beautiful and scenic Mississippi River while learning about the river’s ecosystem and wildlife aboard the Mississippi Explorer Cruises. Before you board, you’ll glide down Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide, and take a scenic chair ride back to the top upon your return. Contact us at 815.777.0583 and we’ll discuss all of the great things to do in Galena this summer. Galena has great events all summer long and our attractions are open every day. Plan your getaway to Galena at: http://cloranmansion.com.s144048.gridserver.com

Take Flight in Galena, IL

June 6, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

The Great Galena Balloon Race returns to Galena, IL on June 15-17, 2012. Whether you can join us at Cloran Mansion that weekend, or not, we can get you aloft almost every morning and evening this summer while on your Galena getaway. The Great Galena Balloon Race features over 20 balloons and is just one of the spotlight weekends in Galena each summer and fall. All summer long – whether you choose a weekend getaway, or a midweek escape – Galena has an abundance of things to do. Each week guests reach out to us asking to spend an additional night, because they couldn’t get do it all in 3-days and 2-nights.

Galena Activities, hot air balloon rides in GalenaDuring your romantic getaway at Cloran Mansion, make sure you indulge in our full-gourmet breakfast each morning. You will be amazed at the award-winning culinary creations Carmine turns out each morning. Our close to town bed and breakfast overlooks the scenic beauty of Galena. This relaxing change from the ordinary will make you want to return time-after-time.

As you venture out into Galena from your suite at Cloran Mansion, not only will you  find great niche shopping, but our local dining helps rank Galena’s Main Street as one of the best in America. The Galena hospitality will make you feel at ease with all of the warmth you expect from a historic Midwest community. Our “Best Bed and Breakfast in Galena” offers spacious, luxurious suites and rooms, to assure that you’ll have the perfect getaway. Do not forget to try out a relaxing in-room spa treatment during your stay at Cloran Mansion. For booking information, click here.

Insider Tip: Visit Us Midweek

June 4, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

Did you know that Galena is lively and hopping all week long? You can also take advantage of great Midweek Specials at Cloran Mansion, the most romantic bed and breakfast in Galena. The arrival of summer brings increased activity to Galena, IL. We realize that sometimes you just want to get away without the crowds and spend time reconnecting with your partner. Midweek in Galena is a special time with plenty of things to do in Galena; from wine-tasting, to visiting all of the Galena historic attractions, to climbing aboard a Galena trolley tour – this small-town, getaway destination in Illinois has it all.

Shopping in Galena

Take a tour along our scenic drives and absorb the unmatched sightseeing available from our natural scenic vistas. Stagecoach Trail will take you out of town and up to the highest point in Illinois, Charles Mound. Along the way you can swing through Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery for tasting and looking out over the entire Tri-State region of Northwest Illinois, Northeast Iowa and Southwest Wisconsin.

There is so much to do in Galena, you’ll want to stay 3 nights and we give you every reason to do so. Our Somethin’ for Nothin’ package is one of our most popular midweek getaway packages; Stay any three days, mid-week, Sunday – Thursday and get one day for Nothin (Free). Sorry, we can’t offer this package on Holidays or stays in October. Check out all of our package and specials by clicking here

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