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The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts 2015

May 29, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena Festival of the Performing Arts 2015The 2015 Galena Festival of the Performing Arts will be heating up those summer nights here in Galena – will you be here to experience it?

The Galena Festival of the Performing Arts is an annual tradition, started in 2001, to provide exceptional musical performances and educational programs for the tri-state area. In the past thirteen years it has done just that and 2015’s 14th annual Galena Festival of the Performing Arts is looking just as exciting as ever!

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Belvedere Mansion – The Downton Abbey of Galena

October 13, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena's Belvedere MansionBuilt 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 incredibly ornate furnishings come from the estate of the world-famous entertainer, Liberace, and that the sweeping, green drapes are from the classic film “Gone with the Wind.”

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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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Galena’s Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

August 16, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Galena’s Old Stockade - Chief Black Hawk

– Chief Black Hawk –
unwitting architect of Galena’s Old Stockade

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 and angry native peoples during the Black Hawk War.

Black Hawk was the war chief of the Sauk tribe who spent a good portion of his life trying to protect his people’s lands, which were lost in a disputed treaty in 1804.

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Galena is waiting…..

August 27, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

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 colors of fall.  Galena has wonderful restaurants, excellent shopping, golfing, skiing, and adventure trips.  Call us and we will be glad to help you plan a Galena Getaway perfect for you.

Deadly Dinner

August 25, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

Galena Cellars Murder Mystery

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 and your Galena Getaway at the Cloran Mansion.

Take Flight in Galena, IL

June 6, 2012 by Cheryl Farruggia

The Great Galena Balloon Race returns to Galena, IL on June 15-17, 2012. Whether you can join us at Cloran Mansion that weekend, or not, we can get you aloft almost every morning and evening this summer while on your Galena getaway. The Great Galena Balloon Race features over 20 balloons and is just one of the spotlight weekends in Galena each summer and fall. All summer long – whether you choose a weekend getaway, or a midweek escape – Galena has an abundance of things to do. Each week guests reach out to us asking to spend an additional night, because they couldn’t get do it all in 3-days and 2-nights.

Galena Activities, hot air balloon rides in GalenaDuring your romantic getaway at Cloran Mansion, make sure you indulge in our full-gourmet breakfast each morning. You will be amazed at the award-winning culinary creations Carmine turns out each morning. Our close to town bed and breakfast overlooks the scenic beauty of Galena. This relaxing change from the ordinary will make you want to return time-after-time.

As you venture out into Galena from your suite at Cloran Mansion, not only will you  find great niche shopping, but our local dining helps rank Galena’s Main Street as one of the best in America. The Galena hospitality will make you feel at ease with all of the warmth you expect from a historic Midwest community. Our “Best Bed and Breakfast in Galena” offers spacious, luxurious suites and rooms, to assure that you’ll have the perfect getaway. Do not forget to try out a relaxing in-room spa treatment during your stay at Cloran Mansion. For booking information, click here.

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