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Galena’s Nouveau Wine Weekend 2014!

October 25, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena Nouveau Wine Weekend 2014

Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery celebrates the release of their Nouveau Wine with the entire town of Galena, IL at the Nouveau Wine Weekend 2014 – and you’re invited!

Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery’s 30th annual Nouveau Wine Weekend is two days of wine-related events in beautiful, downtown Galena, Illinios.

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Ladies Getaway Galena Weekend 2014

August 23, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Ladies Getaway Galena Weekend 2014Are 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 BFFs!

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2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival

July 26, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

2014 Galena Food and Wine FestivalIf 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 such a success.

Fergedaboudit Vineyard and Winery are here, along with Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, Massbach Ridge Winery, and Galena’s Rocky Water Winery. Galena’s Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. and Galena Brewing Company round out the Jo Daviess County craft brewing and distilling scene.

The food exhibitor list for the Galena Food and Wine Festival reads like a who’s who of Galena-area dining establishments:

BBQ & Smoke Haus
Sunset Grille
Cindy’s Classic Catering
Embe Eatery & Lounge
Fried Green Tomatoes
Little Tokyo
Log Cabin Steakhouse
MainStreet Cheesecakes
Market House Restaurant

Held Friday, September 5, 2014, from 6pm to 8:30 pm at the Galena Convention Center, the Galena Food and Wine Festival will feature upwards of 200 different items to sample from Galena area restaurants and a similar variety of wines to taste!

The 2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival also features live entertainment, a raffle, and a silent auction. A portion of the proceeds from the Galena Food and Wine Festival go to benefit the Galena Art and Recreation Center.

Galena/Jo Daviess County’s annual celebration is the natural result of a thriving, local food scene and a great way to introduce yourself to this rich, culinary landscape.

2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival

Friday, September 5, 2014, 6pm – 8:30pm
Galena Convention Center
900 Galena Square Drive,
Galena, IL

For a full schedule of 2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival events and tickets, be sure to visit: www.galenafoodandwinefestival.com

Galena Food and Wine Festival
Located in historic Galena, Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast is open year-round, offering extraordinarily comfortable, European-style accommodations. Treat yourself to impeccable service and guest accommodations while nestled serenely on manicured grounds. Stay in one of Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast’s guest rooms, guest suites, or vacation Cottage – a great way to round out your 2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival weekend.
2014 Galena Food and Wine Festival

Meet the Past at the 2014 Galena Cemetery Walk

May 19, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

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 hear from the “ghosts” of Galena’s Greenwood cemetery; ten local actors.

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Galena, Illinois’ General Grant Homecoming Re-enactment

April 2, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

General Grant Homecoming Re-enactmentIn 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 living in the residence. Between 1861 and 1865 he was busy winning the war for the Union and, from 1868 to 1871, he was busy being president.

Despite this, Galenans loved their hometown hero and kept him as their own. Grant certainly seemed to feel the same and continually returned to Galena when he could. Celebrating the general’s victorious return to Galena with a 3-day re-enactment of life in those times – both military and civilian – almost 150 years later is a fitting gesture.

General Grant’s Home Front Civil War Encampment

April 25 – 27, 2014
in Galena, Illinois
Adults $5, Registered Re-enactors, uniformed Scouts and children under 12 enter for free

Divided into 3 days, Civil War re-enactors will hold demonstrations on topics such as period artillery, infantry, medical care, and music and dance. Below are a few highlights of the scheduled activities.

Friday, April 25th
5 to 7pm – Candlelight Tours of the Washburn and Grant homes

Saturday, April 26th
10am – Camp opens to public
10am to 3pm – Living History stations in camp: infantry/artillery/medical/civilian/music & dance
9:45am to 10:45am – Battalion Drill on main field
10:45am to Noon – Boy Scout Drill
Noon to 3pm – Sanitary Fair – period dancing and a Bazaar of donated, period items for sale
3:15pm – A re-enactment of the Vicksburg Campaign
5pm – US/Battalion Flag ceremony
5:15pm – Camp closes for the night

Sunday, April 27th

10am – Camp opens, Period church service in camp
10am to Noon – Living History re-enactments in camp
Noon – Picnic Social where you may bid on baskets for lunch with Donor/Living Historian
2pm – Re-enactment of the Battle of Fever River
3pm – Camp closes

Lodging for the General Grant Homecoming Re-enactment
Whether you’re in Galena for Civil War re-enactments, romance, business, or pleasure, Cloran Mansion bed and breakfast is here for you. Give us a try and discover the meaning of comfort and hospitality.

Galena Annual Girlfriends Getaway Weekend

August 24, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

Ladies are you looking for a great Fall Getaway with the girls?  Come to Galena and celebrate with us at Girlfriends Getaway weekend.  We have wonderful activities and sales going on all weekend long.  Here are a few of the fun things to do with the ladies while you are here:

Belly Dancing – Saturday, September 8 (2:00 & 3:00pm)
Quartermania – Saturday, September 8 (6:00 – 9:00pm)
Slipper Party – Saturday, September 8 (9:30pm)
Girlfriends Brunch – Sunday, September 9 (8:00am – Noon)

 

Many of the shops downtown are offering discounts to good to pass up, not like you need an excuse to go shopping.

Pre-Registration  is $50.00 per person
*Receive a Girlfriends Goodie Bag and you’ll be entered for the chance to win a $200 Galena Shopping Spree! Pre-Registration saves your spot for the weekend and includes Quartermania, Belly Dancing, Slipper Party and Sunday Brunch.

 

We have some rooms still available but they will go fast so call today!!

Summer Fun it Happened so Fast

July 27, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

It seems like only yesterday that summer was approaching. I can hardly believe that July is over in a few short days and August will be upon us.  Never fear Galena has so many wonderful things to do every month of the year.  Here are some fun and exciting things to see and do on your getaway this August.

Jo Daviess County Fair is this August 2-4th.  What a wonderful opportunity to go to the carnival, play games, listen to music, and eat some yummifications.  Bring the kids, have a girls or guys retreat, or stroll the park hand in hand with that special someone (maybe you can win them a prize).  To view all the activities go to: http://www.jodaviesscountyfair.org/

Quilt Lovers this August 10-12th is the annual Galena/Jo Daviess Quilt Fest.  You are sure to enjoy some quilt-tastic fun this year.   For more information visit: http://www.galenaquiltfest.com/

August 11-12th is the 7th Annual Market House Square Festival.  Many talented Artists will be displaying their artwork for your enjoyment and purchases.  To view pictures from last years events visit: http://www.hellogalena.org/news/2011-04-04_market_photos.htm

You may also be interested in the Vineyard tours, Ghost tours, and Mississippi River tours while the weather is still warm.  Call and book your room with us and we can help you plan some amazing adventures while you are visiting our beautiful town.

Cheryl & Carmine

Cloran Mansion

 

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.

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

Our Newest Addition – The Cloran Condo

March 26, 2010 by Cheryl Farruggia

We are pleased and excited to announce that we have recently acquired a new condominium that will only enhance the perfect Galena experience. As the newest addition, the Cloran Condo at World Mark’s Longhollow Point Lodge offers all the amenities of a fine hotel and the unique pleasures of a Bed and Breakfast.

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Enjoy a spacious studio condo with private balcony, a king size bed, comfortable queen size sofa sleeper, see-through fireplace which separates the bedroom and bathroom that hosts a whirlpool for two and free standing shower booth. A 32-inch flat screen TV/Blu-ray DVD player, and soothing spa alarm clock radio and I pod/MP3 player docking station are provided for your enjoyment. Bedroomtubkitchen


As Cloran Mansion guests you are always welcome to join us at the Mansion just a short drive away, for our famous country style breakfast.


We’re already getting great response and space is filling up quick. Check our availability calendar now to book your relaxing, romantic getaway at the Cloran Condo.

The Cloran Mansion – Where History meets Romance

March 22, 2010 by Cheryl Farruggia

We have a few new packages to consider during your stay with us at the Cloran Mansion. We are proud of our history and encourage you to discover the natural wonders and fascinating historical sites in beautiful Galena. The packages include: Tickets for Galena’s History Museum, one hour Galena trolley tour and tickets for Ulysses S. Grants House Tour.

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Experience Galena’s wonderful history firsthand.  Galena’s History Museum is home of a wonderful collection of artifacts that tell the rich story of Galena: General/President U.S. Grant, Civil War, lead mining, steam boating, and so much more! Open daily 9-4:30. Please visit http://www.galenahistorymuseum.org for more details.


Galena Trolley Tour


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Galena Trolley Tours offers historically and architecturally narrated tours. Relax as you listen to Galena’s history of a town nestled in the hills and valleys of a once thriving lead mining community, and major river port stop. Enjoy beautiful views as well as wonderful photo opportunities. The vehicles are open-air replicas of the original Cable Car as well as an air-conditioned executive coach. Please visit http://www.galenatrolleys.com for more details.


Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historical Site


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In 1904 Grant’s children gave the house to the City of Galena “with the understanding that this property is to be kept as a memorial to the late General Ulysses S. Grant, and for no other purpose.” However, maintaining the Grant’s home proved too costly for the city and the Grant Home Association, so in 1931 the city deeded the house to the State of Illinois.  A thorough restoration project was undertaken in 1955. Considerable research was undertaken as the house was returned to its 1868 appearance. Fortunately, much of the furniture used by Grant and his family remained in the house. Please visit http://www.granthome.com for more details.


We hope that you will take advantage of these amazing historical packages we have to offer. Please call for pricing and details. At the end of the day, enjoy a bit of alone time in our well-appointed, romantic rooms. Relax by our beautiful pond, enjoy our cozy gazebo, or cuddle close together around our fire pit.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Ulysses S. Grant Grand Birthday Celebration April 16-18, 2010

February 21, 2010 by Cheryl Farruggia

Galena, Illinois is the home of 9 civil war Generals and our 18th President

Come to Galena Illinois and help us celebrate President Grant’s birthday with a variety of events including free admission to the Galena History Museum, historical speakers, children’s period crafts, heritage programs, pie auction, period church service, and a Grand Gala in celebration of President Grant’s birthday. Various locations and times.  Be sure to stay at an Illinois bed and breakfast


Calling all Wine Lovers

February 19, 2010 by Cheryl Farruggia

Galena, Illinois Wine Lover’s Weekend March 26-28, 2010

Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend is a city-wide celebration of good wine, good food and good friends. Wine lovers of all sorts are invited to enjoy fine wine, culinary delight, celebrity chefs, pampering packages and all of the stops Galena can possibly pull out.

Wine Lovers’ Weekend is a spirited way to warm the winter and add romance—whether it be for vino, gourmet cuisine or the love for a town with history and charm all its own. Wine-inspired dinners, spirit tastings, spa experiences, history tours, cooking demonstrations and shopping welcome and enchant visitors.

Kicking off the weekend is the Grand Tasting and Wine Auction—which has grown to be the one of the largest indoor wine tasting event in the state of Illinois. This year at the Grand Tasting, sample from 300 varieties of hand-picked wines and spirits. Cost is $30 in advance (online) or $35 at the door (while supplies last).

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