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Galena romantic getaways at Cloran Mansion - an Illinois Bed & Breakfast


Belvedere Mansion – The Downton Abbey of Galena

Built in 1857, Belvedere Mansion is considered one of the finest Italianate mansions in Galena, Il and has been compared to the Downton Abbey of the popular BBC series fame. With twenty-two lavishly decorated rooms and a history going back over 150 years, it's no wonder Belvedere Mansion attracts so much attention. It doesn't hurt that some of the » Click here to read more

Get Into The Spirit with A Galena Ghost Tour

Galena has history galore and what better way to acquaint yourself with both the town and its past as Halloween approaches but with a Galena Ghost Tour? Annie Wiggins Ghost Tours will both entertain and educate you as you are guided through the darkened streets of Galena by "the widow, Annie Wiggins." Dressed in her black, 19th century mourning gown » Click here to read more

The Galena Witches Brew Weekend

Halloween is is creeping up on us and what better way to enjoy it than taking advantage of The Galena Witches Brew Weekend? The Galena Witches Brew Weekend is an opportunity for you to tour a Galena distillery and nine beautiful, Galena Bed and Breakfasts while they're all made-up for the Halloween holiday, ending up at a Halloween themed party » Click here to read more

Ladies Getaway Galena Weekend 2014

Are you ready? The Ladies Getaway Galena Weekend 2014 is scheduled for September 5th through the 7th and will feature special events, festivals, shopping deals, and much much more! The Ladies Getaway Galena Weekend is a great way for you to get out with your friends to shop, dine, browse: whatever it is you like doing best out on the town with your » Click here to read more

Galena’s Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

There was a time when Illinois was the disputed edge of the American frontier and Galena's Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street is a living reminder of those times. Constructed rapidly in 1832 by frightened citizens, Galena's Old Stockade was the first - and potentially last - layer of protection for area residents under the threat of displaced » Click here to read more

2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival

If you love food (right?), the 2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival is the place in the Midwest this September for you and your taste-buds. Home to a healthy brewery, pub, and restaurant scene, not to mention a number of award-winning, Galena/Jo Daviess County wineries and vineyards, it's no wonder the Galena Food and Wine Festival continues to be » Click here to read more

Willow Folk Festival 2014

Willow Folk Festival is more than 100 amateur and professional singers and musicians performing from the back of a hay wagon on a country church lawn. Willow Folk Festival is acoustic bluegrass, country, and spiritual music. Willow Folk Festival is home-cooked food, family, friends, and good times. Willow Folk Festival began back in 1967 by the Willow » Click here to read more

Cloran Mansion Earns TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence Again!

We're very proud to have, once again, won TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence! TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, awards these certificates annually but only to the top 10 percent of businesses that receive a high volume of consistently outstanding reviews from their customers through the TripAdvisor site. We work very hard to make » Click here to read more

Galena Wine Tours

A couple of months back we discussed some of the area wineries that you can visit but did you know you can book Galena wine tours and leave the driving to someone else? Iowa Wine Tours, Inc. offers daily tours of wineries, breweries, pubs, and distilleries in and around the Galena and Dubuque area. With professional, knowledgeable drivers who will » Click here to read more

Slide Into Summer at Chestnut Mountain Resort!

It's almost summer - are you looking for some good, clean, outdoor fun? If so, look no further. Chestnut Mountain in Galena is the place for you! Chestnut Mountain is THE place in Galena, Illinois for great times and family fun, summer or winter. What can you do there? What CAN'T you do there?   Alpine Slide Glide down from a pinnacle » Click here to read more

Meet the Past at the 2014 Galena Cemetery Walk

The past comes alive in Galena's Greenwood Cemetery this June during the 21st annual, Galena Cemetery Walk. More than just a remembrance of the lives of past Galenians, the annual Galena Cemetery Walk introduces the attendee to history in a lively, entertaining, and more personal way than a book or movie might do because one has the opportunity to » Click here to read more

Jo Daviess County and Galena Wineries – Have a Vine Time!

Spring is upon us and what better way to celebrate this wonderful, warming season than a tasting tour of the Jo Daviess County and Galena Wineries? Jo Daviess County and Galena are home to some of the finest, award-winning wineries and vineyards in Illinois. Indulge your senses with a visit to one or all of the wineries on our list. Stop in for a » Click here to read more

Galena, Illinois’ General Grant Homecoming Re-enactment

In 1865, Galena, Illinois celebrated the triumphant return home of General Ulysses S. Grant - now you can, too at the General Grant Homecoming Re-enactment! Ulysses S. Grant had a home in Galena from the spring of 1860 until his last visit in 1880, though history buffs will look at those dates and understand that he spent few of those years actually » Click here to read more

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