Historic Yet Modern Lodging in Galena Illinois

We have made it our job to restore Bernadine’s Stillman Inn to reflect its rich history to include the original hardwood floors, interior wood shutters, crown moldings and more wherever possible.  We’ve combined the rich heritage with modern amenities to make it a comfortable stay for our modern day guests.  We feel we’ve captured a romantic mix between the two, satisfying the guests looking for more modern features and the historians who appreciate the antiquity of our mansion inn.

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Dreams of the Past Guest Room
1 night for $140.00/Weekday   $190/Weekend

This room was originally used by the Lady of the House, Louisa Stillman, in 1858. It has a view of the back courtyards and a warm cozy fireplace. It is located on the second floor. The antique headboard and fainting couch are unique to this room. The custom cabinets are beautiful and the original hardwood floors are period perfect!

The Royalty II Guest Room
1 night for $120.00/Weekday   $150/Weekend

Originally a guest bedroom, the Royalty II Guest Room has a view of the top grassy area of the property and the back courtyards. It is located on the second floor just at the top of the stairs. The antique headboard, original wood floors and sun-filled windows make this a fun room.

The Royalty III Guest Room
1 night for $120.00/Weekday   $150/Weekend

This room is located on the second floor with a view of the top grassy area the property and the front gardens. Decorated in Civil War period furnishings, it is sure to please! It’s a darker richer color than the Royalty II Room. This was originally one of the children’s bedrooms.

Love’s First Touch Guest Room
1 night for $140.00/Weekday $190/Weekend

Originally belonging to the Gentleman of the House, Love’s First Touch is a sunny room with a gorgeous fireplace. Located on the second floor, it has lovely views of the front and back gardens. The antique headboard is beautiful and the custom-built cabinets make this room easy to settle into.

Romance Room
1 night for $175.00/Weekday $250/Weekend

One of the favorites, the Romance room is located on the second floor. You step down two steps into the room making it feel like you are “off on your own.” Vaulted ceilings, large whirlpool tub and fireplace along with a four-poster bed make this room yummy and ready for romance.

Grand Romance Room
1 night for $175.00/Weekday   $250/Weekend

High ceilings, large whirlpool and a marble fireplace make this a charming room. Located on the first floor with a view of the front gardens and upper grassy area, this room is ideal for an especially romantic evening.

Honeymoon Suite
1 night for $195.00/Weekday   $275/Weekend

Two-room suite with the largest whirlpool tub we have and two fireplaces. Views of front and side courtyards. This room has its own large and private porch and is filled with comforting amenities. Great for Honeymoons, Anniversaries, Birthdays…any special event that you want to make extra special!


Dreams of the Past Guest Room

rooms-dreamsofthepastRich in history as the Lady of the House’s room, you will want to stay in this room to experience the historic ambience it offers with the original ceiling moldings and hardwood floors. Carefully selected drapes and accessories make this yet another romantic room here at Bernadine’s Stillman Inn.

  • Second-floor Accommodation
  • Private Bathroom
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Newly decorated with views of the side courtyards
  • Includes the “Best Breakfast in the Midwest” awarded repeatedly by Bed and Breakfast.com
  • Mini Fridge with Bottled Water
  • New 32-inch Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVD Library.
  • Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Monogrammed Robes (available for purchase in our gift shop)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Bars, Popcorn, Fruit and Grandma’s Dessert in our parlor
  • A/C

Questions/problems… call Dave 815 777-0557

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The Royalty II Guest Room

rooms-royaltyIIBright, cheery and quaint are the best words for this room. The deep red color stimulates the imagination for an evening you will not soon forget!

  • Originally the “Guest Room for the Mansion”
    Second-floor Accommodation
  • Private Bathroom
  • Traditional Style with Original Hardwood floors
  • Great View of Back Courtyards
  • Includes the “Best Breakfast in the Midwest” awarded repeatedly by Bed and Breakfast.com
  • Mini Fridge with Bottled Water
  • New 32-inch Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVD Library
  • Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Monogrammed Robes (Leave them when you leave!)
  • A/C
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Bars, Popcorn, Fresh Fruit and Grandma’s Desserts available in Parlor (24/7)

Questions/problems… call Dave 815-777-0557

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The Royalty III Guest Room

rooms-royaltyIIICalm, lovely and historically romantic. Staying in this room gives you the sense of times gone by and times yet to come. Relax in each other’s arms in this cozy room after a day out and about.

  • Originally the “Guest Room for the Mansion”
  • Second-floor Accommodation
  • Private Bathroom
  • Rich Merlot Color
  • Great View of Front Courtyards
  • Original Hardwood Floors
  • Includes Best Breakfast in the Midwest
  • Mini Fridge with Bottled Water
  • New Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVD Library
  • Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Monogrammed Robes (Leave them when you leave!)
  • A/C
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Bars,
  • Popcorn, Fruit and Grandma’s Dessert in Parlor

Questions/problems…call Dave 815-777-0557!

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Love’s First Touch Guest Room

rooms-lovesfirsttouchThis room is stately, romantic and decorated to please both men and women. Two walls of windows makes this the brighter of the two fireplace rooms. The marble fireplace adds the perfect touch for a peaceful night’s rest.

  • Originally the “Man of the House Bedroom”
  • Second-floor Accommodation
  • Private Bathroom
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Just re-decorated featuring original hardwood floors
  • Includes “Best Breakfast in the Midwest” awarded repeatedly by Bed and Breakfast.com
  • Mini Fridge with Bottled Water
  • New 32-inch Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVD Library
  • Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Monogrammed Robes (available for purchase in our gift shop)
  • A/C
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Bars, Popcorn, Fresh Fruit and Grandma’s Dessert in Parlor (available 24/7)

Questions/problems… call Dave 815-777-0557

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Romance Room

rooms-romanceTake three steps down at the end of the hall into this romantic and popular room. The fourteen-foot-high vaulted ceiling and raised fabric draped canopy bed will make you feel like royalty.

  • Originally the “Maids’ Quarters for the Mansion”
  • Second-floor Accommodation
  • Private Bathroom with Its Own Tub/Shower
  • Standard-sized Whirlpool Tub Outside the bathroom
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Full-size Sofa Sleeper
  • 14′-high Vaulted Cathedral Ceilings
  • Great View of Back and Side Courtyards with Windows on 3 Walls
  • Includes the “Best Breakfast in the Midwest” awarded repeatedly by Bed and Breakfast.com
  • Mini Fridge with Bottled Water
  • New 32-inch Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVD Library Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Monogrammed Robes (available for purchase in our gift shop)
  • A/C
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Bars, Popcorn, Fresh Fruit and Grandma’s Dessert in Parlor (available 24/7)

Questions/problems… call Dave 815-777-0557

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Grand Romance Room

rooms-grandromanceThe tall ceilings, silver-leafed wall moldings with fabric inserts and the historic marble warm fireplace make this a unique room. Romance is experienced at its best with the addition of the fabric-draped canopy bed! You will love the large bathroom and the porch swing, which is close by for your comfort.

  • Originally the “Ladies’ Waiting Room for the Mansion”
  • First-floor Accommodation
  • Private Bathroom
  • Large 60″ Corner Whirlpool Tub
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Silver-leafed Wall Moldings
  • Great View of Front Courtyards
  • Includes Best Breakfast in the Midwest
  • Mini Fridge with Bottled Water
  • New Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVD Library
  • Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Monogrammed Robes (Leave them when you leave!)
  • A/C
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Bars, Popcorn, Fruit and Grandma’s Dessert in Parlor

Questions/problems… call Dave 815-777-0557

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Honeymoon Suite

rooms-honeymoonWhen you want the best, you stay in this room. This is our only suite of rooms. These two rooms are separated by pocket doors. A large whirlpool, a large private deck and spacious living room makes you feel comfortable and at home.

  • Originally, “the Formal Parlor and Dining Room for the Mansion”
  • First-floor Accommodation
  • Private Bathroom
  • TWO Gas Fireplaces!
  • Our Largest Whirlpool Tub
  • Private Living Room and Semi-private 35-foot Deck Overlooking Our Patio
  • Great View of Front Garden-filled Courtyard
  • Includes the “Best Breakfast in the Midwest” (awarded repeatedly by Bed and breakfast.com)
  • Mini Fridge with Bottled Water
  • New 32-inch Flat-screen TV with DVD player and DVD Library
  • Hair Dryer, Coffee Maker, Monogrammed Robes (available for purchase in our gift shop)
  • A/C
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies, Ice Cream Bars, Popcorn, Fresh Fruit and Grandma’s Dessert in Parlor
  • (available 24/7)

Questions/problems… call Dave 815-777-0557

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“We enjoyed absolutely everything about our stay. There was so much to do and Dave provided us with the information we needed to pick and choose. Of course, we didn’t get to everything so we will have to come back! Oh, I almost forgot my favorite part, the room provided the perfect place to relax when we didn’t want to do anything at all. Thanks!” Al & Marina