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Many people wonder what a progressive dinner is. A progressive dinner is a meal that consists of different courses at different locations. Here in Galena the Bed and Breakfast Community has joined together to offer a unique dinner experience at several Inns. The Cloran Mansion has participated in progressive dinners for over 10 years and we love the opportunity to open our dining room to the guests for a tasty treat. One of the wonderful things about the December Dinner is that all of the Inns will be decorated for the holidays making it especially festive. This years Holiday Progressive Dinner will be on December 2nd from 5 pm to 8:15 pm.
While on the dinner tour the guests will travel to an Inn for a course of amazing appetizers, a mouth watering main course of a mixed green salad with diced pears and vinaigrette, Spinach and Red Pepper Pork Roulade with Herb Roasted Red Potatoes, Apple Sauce, Crispy Brussels Sprouts and Rustic Bread, and a delicious holiday dessert. The Inns will not be serving alcohol but guests are welcome to BYO, just remember to select a designated driver! Tickets for the Progressive Dinner are available now for $60 a person with a $5 discount for Guests of a Best of Galena Property but will sell out quickly. Book your reservation at the Cloran Mansion to receive your discounted tickets and we can order your dinner tickets. If you are staying at another Inn or traveling in for the dinner call Lorraine at 815-777-0893 for tickets.
We look forward to dining with you!
Uncork your taste buds and indulge in the locally crafted wines that our charming Galena has to offer. White or Red, Dinner or Dessert, Silky or Oaked; how you like your wine is so personal. There is no need for a trip to Napa Valley to enjoy a decadent wine tasting. Galena has some of the best wines in the country and waiting to be uncorked and tasted. The Massbach Ridge Winery in Elizabeth is just a short drive from the mansion and offers an amazing walkthrough of the wine making process. Finish off your tour with some brilliant tastings of some of Illinois crafted wines. Galena Vineyard and Wine Cellars is just a few minutes from the mansion and their gorgeous view is the perfect location to end a tour of the vineyard as you taste their award-winning wines.
There are many spectacular wineries in town for your delight. Take a stroll through Jaime’s Wine Studio. Enjoy a bit of cheese with your wine while visiting Galena River Wine and Cheese. Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room in Galena and select one of this year’s brilliantly harvested wines. For a more retro and unique spin on things stop in The Grape Escape and enjoy the atmosphere. Galena Wine Cellars will amaze you with their abundant wine choices, their selection is fantastic and has the right pairing for an occasion.
117 N Main St, Galena, IL 61036
8837 S. Massbach Rd. Elizabeth, IL 61028
420 S Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
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242 N Mains Street, Galena, IL 61036
4746 N Ford Rd, Galena, IL 61036
209 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Take in the smells and admire the beauty of a variety of flowers that grow in our garden.
When the sun sets, pop open a bottle of wine and savor the warmth of our fire pit. Cozy and romantic!
We’re excited to share the beauty of our garden and hope you visit soon!
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.
On 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.