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... river. Lovely rolling hills very much like at home. Still lots of corn which I've since found out is being produced for biofuel. We ended up at friends of Pete and Dens - Shiv and Shobi. They met each other on a cruise in Egypt 3 years ago. They are lovely people who live at Dubuque and it was great of them to put the 6 of us up for the night. Another late night - after going out for dinner to The Chophouse we hit the sack at 1 ...
... Even the houses in suburban areas have no fences...just open areas. But houses are so close to one another... With no backyard to speak of. Shobi and Siv were lovely people ...they put us all up overnight. We had a few drinks and then headed off to a restaurant in town. Everyone had a nice meal ..although they neglected to put my fish order in...so when everyone finished I got my meal ..but it was not fully cooked. A ...
... shops and banks that are selling tickets for the show. The town was still a bit sleepy, so we didn't encounter that many folks who were ready to say good morning to a clown, but we did meet a woman on the sidewalk who told us she'd just moved there a week and a half ago and was utterly delighted to meet a real circus clown. Aw.
The bulk of the morning was spent outside of the restaurant, Goodtimes, owned by a ...
... of the conference was "Connected with Christ and His Mission". Two hundred delegates from fourteen Spanish speaking countries were present and we thoroughly enjoyed getting to know new people, catching up with old friends, and "pushing" the Emmaus courses. The conference was truly set up with the idea of connecting and networking God's people together as we had long meal breaks and an hour each way ride in buses to our hotel. ...
... with resorts, both high and low end. And the crazy thing about it is that while you can swim in some of the Canadian parts of the lake, you can’t swim – at least as far as I could make out – in the U.S. waters because it has mostly deep and unsheltered. When Elenka asked the woman who ran the place we stayed at in Minnesota where the best place was to swim the woman looked at her as though she was from Mars and said that the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Steamboat House Galena
The Best B & B in Galena
We have just returned from The Steamboat House Bed and Breakfast and have already made reservations to return in January 2006. The house is furnished with beautiful antiques and we throughly enjoyed our time with Glen and Char Carlson, the Innkeepers of this wonderful home. The rooms are wonderfully decorated and very comfortable. Breakfast was always delicious and we enjoyed every minute we spent at the Steamboat House. This is our B & B of choice in Galena, no one else can compare and we have stayed at other Inns in Galena. We can't wait to go back!
I have been to several B&B's -- this was my least favorite. The rooms were ok, but the "warm & welcoming" feeling you expect from a B&B experience was absent. The hosts were overly bossy & know-it-all -- which didn't exactly make us feel "at home." They shuffled us through as though they were doing US a favor. At every turn, there is a list or sign ordering you to do/not do something. Don't do this, don't touch that, don't sleep under your quilt, must do this, must do that. Excuse me? For the price, I would have expected amenities that were of higher quality. (i.e. something other than generic tea bags, box-o-wine (please don't bother), cost cutting measures, and what tasted like non-dairy coffee creamer (?) poured over a bowl of fruit. Strange.)
This was my husband's and my first stay at a bed and breakfast, and it was thoroughly enjoyable. We were there for two nights early in November. We had trouble negotiating highways that were unfamiliar to us and had to call the Inn from miles away to let them know we'd be later than we'd expected. The host, Glenn Carlson, gave us super easy-to-follow directions over the phone and let us know there'd be no problem with a late check-in.
My husband and I stayed at the Steamboat Inn in Galena, Illinois for part of our Honeymoon. The very first time we stepped into our room, it was extremely hot and uncomfortable. We found a 6" fan in one of the windows, and immediately plugged it in on High, but it gave no relief, so I
Best Location, Best hosts, Best B & B in Galena
The hosts are wonderful, the food is excellent and you cannot beat the wine and cheese hour!! The perfect place for a romantic getaway or a fun girlfriends weekend! Every guest room is tastefully decorated with one of a kind antiques, and the front porch is a perfect place to enjoy that glass of wine!! Highly recommend The Steamboat House!
We were given a gift certificate for the Steamboat House from family who have stayed at there. We now know why they love this Bed & Breakfast. The charm of the mansion is amazing, surrounded in the owner's family history. The owners are on site and very knowledgable of the mansion and the Galena area. Breakfast was delightful, both the food and the company. And Char is even willing to share a recipe if you discover a new favorite delight. The rooms on the main floor are arranged for guests' enjoyment with a range of game, literature and video entertainment. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and well kept. The local restaurant recommendations were right on target for a great weekend getaway. The house is conveniently located near downtown. We plan to make this an annual getaway.
35th wedding anniversary enjoyable at the Steamboat House
My wife and I found the Steamboat House B&B just a wonderful place to enjoy our 35th wedding anniversary. The hosts did a wonderful job of making us feel welcome to their home. We were very pleased with our experience and look forward to return visits during other seasons. I hear the Christmas Holiday time in Galena is spectacular.
We especially enjoyed the fact that we could walk to everywhere we want to in Glalena from the Steamboat House B&B which made this very convenient.
4 Years in a Row
My wife and I have stayed at the Steamboat House for 4 years soon to be 5. We have made it an annual trip. The owners are very friendly, helpful, and always making you feel like home. I strongly reccomend The Steamboat House.
The house was beautiful and impeccably clean! The owners are wonderful hosts and are very informal and friendly. The breakfasts and desserts served were delicious!! The bed was sooo comfortable and the location was perfect...just a couple of blocks to town (walking distance and not too close to traffic or the main streets). I highly recommend this B&B.