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The Steamboat House Bed and Breakfast

About Us

Welcome to The Steamboat House Bed and Breakfast in Galena, IL.! We've welcomed guests from all over the country since 2000. We're the proud owners of a Gothic Revival historic mansion that has been lovingly restored and decorated with the utmost care. The inn has remained virtually unchanged structurally since 1855, and our guests enjoy its spacious parlors, formal dining room, billiard room, and sprawling covered front porch. We offer wine and cheese hours in the evenings. We're not far from the main street in our quaint little town of Galena, Illinois—a community where you'll find plenty of things to do during your stay with us. We strive to make your stay as magnificent as possible. This is why we've chosen this community—a quaint little town full of things to do during your trip. We look forward to partnering with our fellow Galena locals, and our travelers from, Chicago, Il., Des Moines, IA., Kansas City, MO., and everywhere in between. Make sure to ask about our additional packages!

Areas Served

Galena, IL | Chicago, IL | Milwaukee, WI | Madison, WI | Des Moines, IA | Kansas City, MO | St. Louis, MO | Indianapolis, IN

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On 6/30/2024 David Brown had this to say:
My wife and I have stayed at Steamboat no less than 10 times through the years and absolutely love it. Carol and her daughter Katie go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The Steamboat House has become our home away from home when we are in Galena. We have also met so many interesting people through the years while staying there. You won't regret staying here and it will make your Galena getaway an amazing experience!! Testimonial written by David Brown on this site.

On 6/19/2024 Starla Blair had this to say:
Loved this beautiful Victorian home. Gorgeous antiques. Wonderful service. Within walking distance to the main street.

On 5/11/2024 Ivan Figueroa had this to say:
The Steamboat house is an absolute dream boat! The rooms are all so charming, inviting, and cozy! The owner Carol and her sous Chef Katie are so delightful and accommodating. They are very attentive, informative and really make you feel like you are family! 10/10 we will be back, and next time we will be bringing our friends for a group getaway! Thank you for the amazing weekend and becoming our new B&B! Testimonial written by Ivan Figueroa on this site.

On 3/19/2024 Mike Alison had this to say:
Loved it !

On 2/8/2024 Lauren Isberner had this to say:
Wonderful little town. Very friendly, helpful people. Scrumptious food. Beautiful structure with 13 foot ceilings, a pool room, music room, library, and dining room.

Contact Us

The Steamboat House Bed and Breakfast
605 S Prospect St Galena, IL 61036
Phone: (815) 777-2317

Just off Route 20

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Our Hours

Holiday Hours May Vary. Please Call For Details.

Monday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Step back in time without sacrificing modern comfort at The Steamboat House Bed and Breakfast! Our glorious 1855 Gothic Revival mansion merges history with elegance. Book your luxurious getaway today and indulge in the sublime blend of past and present!


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