Willow Folk Festival 2014

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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

Refresh, Renew, and Romance

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, » Click here to read more

The Adelman’s

On a picture perfect fall afternoon David and Carol Adelman exchanged vows in front of both of their loving families.  The beautiful couple were married on November 10, 2012.  Both David and Carol come from families with memorable traditions and were able to melded both their family traditions into a unique and beautiful wedding.  The Rabi preformed » Click here to read more

Our 100th Wedding…

Robert and Theresa Tribble wed on October 28 marking our 100th wedding.  As a special gift for helping us reach our this momentous occasion their names have been added to the memory walk as the official 100th wedding.   Theresa is a lover of Halloween and wanted to include this special holiday into the motif of her wedding.  Rest in Peace gift » Click here to read more

Thank you Tim Schye….

We love our Bed and Breakfast and it makes our day to hear kind words from our guests after they have had the opportunity to relax and unwind at our Inn.  We take great pride in making sure each one of our guests has a memorable stay away from home during their time with us.  Here is what one of our guests last week had to say about his visit:   My » Click here to read more

Our 99th Newlyweds

Mark Imerman and Patricia West could not have chosen a more perfect day.  The sky was clear and a beautiful shade of blue.   An autumn breeze was slow and gentle and Patricia made her way to the Heart Arbor to meet her soon to be husband.   Mark’s son Nick and Patricia’s daughter, Laura were present to witness the ceremony.  Couple #99 said » Click here to read more

Ryan and Dana are Engaged!

Ryan Archer had great plans for this weekend. He must have been planning the special moment during his trip from Chicago to the Cloran Mansion. How would he surprise Dana Sunga during their romantic getaway to Galena and our Bed and Breakfast. He decided to ask Dana to be his wife while enjoying the sounds of the waterfall from the pond inside the » Click here to read more

Galena is waiting…..

Leave your worries behind, drop your cares at the door and just drive.  Come to Galena!  For our guests from Madison a short 2 hour drive to getaway at our relaxing Bed and Breakfast, our visitors from Iowa experience the amazing Mississippi River, and our guests from Chicago have a beautiful drive with rolling hills and views of the changing » Click here to read more

Deadly Dinner

Are you looking for something exciting to do that is near Chicago?  Come to the Deadly Dinner at the Vineyard and experience a Murder Mystery dinner.  Guests from Chicago, Guests from Madison, and Iowa Visitors are sure to find the entertainment and delicious Fried Green Tomatoes food amazing.  Book your reservation today for the Murder Mystery » Click here to read more

Galena Annual Girlfriends Getaway Weekend

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 » Click here to read more

Mr & Mrs Corrigan

The sun was shining, the sky cloudless in a perfect shade of blue as Ryan awaited his bride.  His contagious smile could not conceal his excitement as family and friends witnessed the stunning bride emerge to greet her husband. Trisha and Ryan exchanged their vows and pledged their love of one another in a beautiful ceremony.  Afterwards » Click here to read more

An Engagement Recipe

A bit of perfection is all that you need to begin the proposal of your dreams.  William added a dash of the perfect place, a sprinkle of a perfect moment, a pinch of the perfect time mixed with the woman he loves.  William asked the magic question "Will you marry me" and Robbie said YES.  William and Roberta are our 68th engaged couple to be » Click here to read more

11th Anniversary

It’s hard to believe that 11 years ago we bought The Cloran Mansion. If I had to describe our first month it would be very simple, Scared, Broke, Amazed and today I would just say Still Amazed and absolutely no regrets. It’s been an incredible 11 years.  We were married only 2 weeks before we opened, moved from a major city to a minor » Click here to read more

Summer Fun it Happened so Fast

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. » Click here to read more

She said YES!!

On Friday, July 13th 2012 Joe Deckovich proposed marriage to Lori in the Cloran Mansion Gazebo. We are so very happy for the beautiful couple. Lori’s beautiful engagement ring was almost as bright as her smile when she looked at Joe. Congratulations to our 67th Engagement Couple Cheryl & Carmine » Click here to read more

Meet The Robbins…Couple #97

Some love stories as beautiful as they maybe follow a typical story line, boy meets girl, they fall in love.....   Sean and Katie share a unique love story of their own, but the ending for this lovely couple will surely be happily ever after as well.  Together with their family and Kate's Best Friend and Maid of Honor they shared their vows and joined » Click here to read more

96th Wedding

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 » Click here to read more

11th Annual Galena Balloon Race

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. » Click here to read more

Lucas and Erika Hannibal

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 » Click here to read more

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