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The 2 acres of garden filled courtyards are our pride and joy and we love sharing them with our guests! Just one of the many amenities at this historic property that we invite you to enjoy!

We are constantly working at upgrading our amenities to provide you with all the comforts you could ask for!


  • Air Conditioned
  • Fireplaces
  • Whirlpools
  • Down Comforters
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Matching Robes
  • Wireless Internet
  • Flat screen tvs/VCR, Video Library, and DVD
  • CD players and library
  • Hairdryers
  • Full Breakfast Daily, with 2 entrees to choose from
  • Coffee makers
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar
  • Ice Cream Bar Freezer
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Popcorn
  • Mini fridge with complimentary bottled water
  • On-site massage
  • Across from Grant's Home and other historic homes
  • Mississippi river cruises close by
  • Gift Shop




Our returning guests enjoy a 10% discount. Consider us your home away from home.

English Tea Room

"I have been to English tea rooms in London, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland and the charm and authenticity of Bernadine's is absolutely World Class! An asset Galena is fortunate to have!" - Mrs. Hutchinson, Portland OR

Compare Bernadine's Stillman Inn with other B & B's
using our How to Choose a B&B page,
and see just how special a stay at Bernadine's Stillman Inn can be.

Things To Do

  • Historic Sites and Attractions
  • Guided Tours
  • Mississippi River
  • Music, Drama & The Arts
  • Churches
  • Weddings
  • Alpine Slide
  • Balloon Rides
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Gardens
  • Go-Carts
  • Golfing
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horse-Drawn Rides
  • Hunting & Fishing
  • Carriage Rides
  • Miniature Golf Courses
  • Skiing, Sledding & Skating
  • Parks & Pools
  • Scenic Drives
  • Snowmobiling
  • The Best Restaurants

See more Galena Events

Fully 85% of Galena is a National Register Historic District. Here you will find examples of 19th Century architecture, including Federal, Italiante, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Gothic Revival, Second Empire, Romanesque Revival and Galena Vernacular. Many of the buildings bear zinc plaques explaining their history. Beautiful and romantic best describe Galena's landscape and architecture.
Our downtown district is beyond compare when it comes to quaintness and antiquity. You have to see it to believe it!

Grant's Birthday Celebration
Period Fashion Show, Ball and more

Annual Triathlon & Duathlon
Music on Main-Dancin in the Streets

Annual Tour of Historic Homes
The Stillman Inn was one of the 4 featured homes in 2001!

Garden Walk

Sidewalk Sale Days
Civil War Days
Featuring Encampments and reenactments

Music on Main

Country Fair Weekend
The busiest weekend of them all!
Great fall colors

Mistletoe Ball
80% of the people dress up in period ball gowns they
have been working on all year.
Enjoy watching them dance to the orchestra!
Thousands of candle bags light up the pathways of Galena

There is nothing more romantic than seeing
Galena all decorated for the Holidays. 
This is something you will not want to miss!

Our Returning Guests enjoy a 10% discount!
Make Galena a regular vacation-consider us your home away from home!


Frequently Requested Links

Galena Area Chamber of Commerce:
For the most up-to-date Calendar of Events, area information, and restaurant menus.

Jack's Carriage Rides:
Carriage rides on Main Street.

Galena Trolleys:
A great way to get an overview of Galena.

Iowa Wine Tours Inc.:
Great for wine lovers! Tour area wineries. Excellent value.

Oscar H Hanson House Bed & Breakfast:
Where your hosts go when they need a break! Located in Cambridge, WI

Fried Green Tomatos:
One of the most frequently requested restaurants in Galena.

Vinny Vanucchi's Little Italy:
Another frequently visited restaurant on Main Street.

111 Main:
A terrific new restaurant in Galena.

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Letter Of Recommendation

Robin Clark-Bennett & Joseph Bennett                                Be sure to check out the P.S.

Dear Dave and Bernadine,

It's hard to express in this letter all of the things we would like to say. It's hard to put into words how thankful we are to both of you and your whole team, children included! You are all such wonderful people. We were so fortunate to have made friends with you and to have you working with us as a team to create our wedding. It was perfect.

As you know you can't trust just anyone when it comes to organizing something as important as your wedding. Although we really appreciate all your advice, ideas, flexibility and patience, what we appreciate most was your friendship and thoughtfulness. You helped us create the wedding we wanted to have. It was a very special day. For that you will always be in our thoughts.

Since the wedding all of our attending friends and family have commented on how wonderful and intimate our wedding really was. They all loved the ambiance and coziness of the Stillman Inn, both indoors and outdoors. They have all commented on how friendly the staff was including you both. They remember you as much as we do!

Our wedding pictures came out fantastic! People have told us that we have some of the best wedding pictures they have ever seen. Your location provided so many interesting and colorful places to take pictures. And although we have to give lots of credit to our photographer, the ambiance and décor of the Stillman Inn as well as your cooperation had a lot to do with that. We don't think we could have taken pictures as good as ours anywhere else.

As time goes on we will look at those pictures, and we will be reminded of how wonderful our wedding was. We will remember that our wedding was perfect because we had so many wonderful people helping us to make it so. So thank you! Thank you for everything. We wish you all the very best always.


Joe & Robin

PS. Married life is great! And guess what? We're pregnant!

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