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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 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.

On 11/4/2023 Justin Pindiak had this to say:
This was our first time staying at The Steamboat House. We went just before Halloween so the leaves were changing. The property was very pretty and the house was beautifully decorated. Our room and the common area were amazing. Our room included a private balcony, was very clean, and all of the well-kept antiques added a lot of charm. The service was exquisite. We arrived too late to have dinner but breakfast was delicious! We will stay here again when we are in the area.

On 8/27/2023 L Philli had this to say:
My husband and I stayed here for a night and it was wonderful. The house itself is beautiful and so unique, a piece of history. Our host was welcoming and the room clean. We appreciated the delicious cookies in the evening and morning coffee. It only took 5 minutes to walk downtown. We would love to stay here again and would recommend it to others.

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


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