Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast (Galena, Illinois)

Category Archives: Romantic Galena Getaways

Refresh, Renew, and Romance

March 4, 2014 by Cheryl Farruggia

Every year we take one of our rooms and we give it an update.  A fresh coat of paint, fresh new colors, cozy new bedspreads, and little loving touches to make our guests feel right at home.  This year Ann’s Room was on the list for a little bit of love.  After the busy holidays we got to work on her makeover.  We chose gorgeous shades of platinum, cream, and goldenrod to enhance the sensual mood that Ann’s Room inspires.  A freshly papered wall embraces the blonde hues throughout the wood of the fireplace and cathedral ceiling.  The bold slate draperies bring a touch of masculinity to the sweet softness of the pillowy bed below.  The double whirlpool tub draws the goldenrod and grey with an adorable shower curtain in the room’s private bath that is sure to soothe the soul and enhance the mood.  Ann’s Room is one of our guest favorites and we are sure it will be your favorite too.

 Book your romantic getaway soon and enjoy the sweet smells of spring.

We look forward to seeing you.

Happy Mother’s Day

May 10, 2010 by Cheryl Farruggia

We would like to wish all of the Mom’s a happy and healthy Mother’s Day.

Lets not forget the Mom’s to be.

Many first time parents are looking for romantic getaways before the baby arrives, some might call it a babymoon, to take a relaxing escape together. The Cloran Mansion has a fantastic special to take a break from all the planning, organizing and preparing.

With our Pampered Parents Package you arrive in your room to enjoy a lite appetizer and sparkling juice with two signature Cloran Mansion glasses. We will pamper the future parents with a side by side couples massage for two. A relaxing prenatal massage for mom to be will ease the aches of pregnancy and a relaxation massage for dad to be will surely rejuvenate him. Before you leave your stay with us we will send you off with a bottle of Galena Cellars Champagne and a gift for the new baby.

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!

Spring has Finally Arrived!

March 21, 2010 by Cheryl Farruggia

The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up. That can only mean one thing – spring is here! We’re already busy preparing the garden for our wonderful guests to enjoy.


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Enjoy the tranquility of our pond. Let the sound of the waterfall soothe you while you gaze at our many Koi fish as they elegantly drift back and fourth.

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Relax in our screened-in gazebo with views of our beautiful garden. This is a popular site of many engagements and weddings we’ve been honored to host.

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Take in the smells and admire the beauty of a variety of flowers that grow in our garden.

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When the sun sets, pop open a bottle of wine and savor the warmth of our fire pit. Cozy and romantic!

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We’re excited to share the beauty of our garden and hope you visit soon!

Proud to host our 74th wedding!

February 10, 2010 by Cheryl Farruggia

The Cloran Mansion was proud to host our 74th wedding this past fall. Karl and Staci Chabowski exchanged vows on September 6, 2009 in our beautiful garden, surrounded by friends and family. We were so happy to be a part of their new beginnings and wish them nothing but the best in the future.

Let us help create romantic getaways at our Galena Inn

August 30, 2009 by Cheryl Farruggia

Bring your loved one here for romance in Galena Illinois

Bring your loved one here for romance in Galena Illinois

It’s up to you to supply the two essential ingredients: you and your loved one. Once you’ve taken care of that, we can help. We have a number of specials that are designed to relax you and put you in the mood for loving and being loved. Let us help create Galena romantic getaways with a box of chocolates, a bottle of local champagne, or massages for two in your own room. Are you ready to throw caution to the wind and elope? We can help you create a beautiful intimate wedding for two. Did you tie the knot years ago but want the world to stop this year so you can pay proper respect to your anniversary? We can help. We love romance and we love to see it blossom in others at our Illinois bed and breakfast.

Cloran Mansion hosts Commitment Ceremony

August 9, 2009 by Cheryl Farruggia

100_2059_edited-1On July 31 we had the honor of hosting our first Commitment Ceremony.  Carol Teagle and Susan Dexter were recommitted on their 10 year Anniversary.   They spent much time planning this very special day.  The ceremony was very personal and one of the most beautiful ceremonies we have seen.    They have been guests of the Cloran Mansion from our first year.  They are true friends and loved as family.   We wish them many more years of love and happiness.

Bed and Breakfast “Travelers Choice for Romace” Award

July 12, 2009 by Cheryl Farruggia

Cloran Mansion was selected as one of 14 inns in the United States for the “Travelers Choice for Romance”  award by American Historic Inns and iLoveinns.com  What we love about this award is that it stems from the hearts of our guests.  They recommended us for this award by the rave reviews they posted.  They shared their romantic experience they had with us.   The award represents the highest standard of bed and breakfast hosting.  We are very pleased and honored to receive this award.  Thank you to all of our wonderful guests!

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