Galena’s Nouveau Wine Weekend 2014!

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


Galena’s 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. Based on the French traditional » Click here to read more

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

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

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