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Dave & Bernadine - Bernadine's Stillman Inn in Galena, Illinois

Dave and I own and operate "Bernadine's Stillman Inn" in Galena IL since 2000. A prime spot to visit if you enjoy History and the Gentle Arts.

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Dave and Bernadine

Dave and Bernadine

Dave and I own and operate "Bernadine's Stillman Inn" in Galena IL since 2000. A prime spot to visit if you enjoy History and the Gentle Arts.

Best Bed and Breakfast Lavender Cookies!

These cookies are good any time, any where but they are especially scrumptious with a hot cup of tea and conversation with a friend!

Lavender Cookies
Ingredients:
5/8 cup butter room temp
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg room temp
1 TBLS Lavender flowers from your garden or on line
1/12 cups all purpose flour
Optional Frosting: Mix a bit of water with some powdered sugar, sprinkle with sprinkles or lavender if you'd like.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets
Cream together the butter and sugar. Beat the egg and blend into the butter and sugar. Mix in the laavender flowers and the flour. Roll some dough in your hand and flattend slightly. Place on cookie sheet
Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Remove cookies to a cooling rack. When cool, pour a bit of powdered sugar mix on each one and top off with sprinkles, decorative sugar and/or lavender flowers if desired
Enjoy! These are just great!

Will You Marry Me?!

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Many people get engaged at the Stillman Inn. It is just the most exciting thing to hear about at breakfast! This brave couple, however, invited Dave to capture some photos of "the ask". What a delight they were! Enjoy the pics!

Bernadine's Stillman Inn - not only the perfect romantic and historic spot to get engaged in Galena Il but we also have a beautiful Wedding Chapel to seal the deal!
http://www.galenaweddingchapel.com/

The population of Bald Eagles has grown quite a bit since we first moved to Galena in 2000.

These lovely birds are easy to spot along the Mississippi river especially in the winter when the farm fileds are covered with snow. They are generally near the lock and dam just waiting for a good catch for the day.

Right now there is a family of Bald Eagles being webcamed in Decorah Iowa which is a short distance from the Stillman Inn. But...due to modern technology you can watch Mom, Dad and two babes 24/7 at this location:
http://www.raptorresource.org/falcon_cams/

So, check it out on the web and then come visit us! If you stay in Winter you can join any number of Eagle tours available nearby and see them souring above you.


Bernadine's Stillman Inn
A Beautiful, Historic and Romantic 1858 Bed and Breakfast Mansion located across from General Grant's home and a few blocks from downtown Galena. 815 777-0557

Seedlings and Soap

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Well, we have some seedlings started for the gardens and who can garden without a soap holder at the faucet?

Things slow down a little in the winter which gave me time to whip up some soap holders for the faucets at the Stillman Inn. Hopefully this will help when I'm gardening and someone walks up for a tour. I'll be able to shake your hand with clean hands!

I know, these beautiful bags will get dirty, but it's just extra yarn laying around and it was awful quick to make. I put in a bar of melt and pour soap from our gift shop. I think this will work nicely.

So, consider staying this Spring, Summer and Fall to monitor the gardens and help keep me focused!

Blog Special: mention "Seedlings and Soap" and receive a complimentary bar of melt and pour soap made by the lily white hands of Bernadine!

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Gardening

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A Kitchen Garden - that's right! Going by the suggestions of Mel Bartholomew and his book 'All New Square Foot Gardening' we will be installing a kitchen garden this year. Can't wait to show you around it!

Enjoy these images from past gardens here at the Stillman Inn:

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