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Attractions near Our Inn

From relaxing walks to thrilling hot air balloon rides, Galena IL is host to a wide variety of things to see and do. When you arrive at Bernadine’s Stillman Inn, we will go over a personalized map and the specific events going on during your stay. Here is a list of some of the most popular things to do and most often visited attractions. For an up-to-date listing of local plays and special events, be sure to visit www.visitgalena.org.

Around the Inn  [Read Details…]

Enjoy a quiet evening in with a video from our Library and a free bag of fresh popped popcorn

  • Relax and enjoy the garden-filled courtyards with a good book or bottle of wine
  • In-room massage by appointment
  • Watch the birds at the feeders and the fountain
  • Enjoy an evening stroll to General Grant’s Home and Gardens
  • Celebrate with a glass of wine on the front porch swing or the lower Cabana
  • Help Bernadine weed the gardens! Sign up for our Advanced Weeding Program 301
  • Get together with guests in the Parlor for lively conversation and Piano Playing
  • Get Married in the Chapel!
  • Renew your vows in our Courtyard
  • Enjoy s’mores and an open fire in the back courtyard
  • Read a book from our Library in our cozy parlor
  • Play a board game in the Parlor
  • Play our Piano
  • Take a scenic stroll to town through Grant’s Garden and Grant Park

Historic Sites  [Read Details…]

Guided Tours  [Read Details…]

Outdoor Recreation [Read Details…]

Shops and Fabulous Restaurants – The Longest 19th Century Main Street in the USA [Read Details…]

  • Main Street Shopping For The Holidays is Beautiful
  • 100 places to shop, 22 places to eat
  • Antiques, Furniture, Clothing, Gift Shops, Food and more
  • Come see Galena in the snow – It’s like a Charles Dickens Town

Arts & Crafts [Read Details…]

Art Galleries [Read Details…]

Entertainment [Read Details…]

Spa Services In Room Massages available on site [Read Details…]

*Golf Courses [Read Details…]

*If you are a golf widow, we are more than happy to transport you to Main Street and back while your partner plays!

ANNUAL EVENTS in Galena IL that You Are Going To Love [Read Details…]

January
Bald Eagle Tours
Jimmy Buffet Weekend – Chestnut Mountain

February
Bald Eagle Tours
Snow shoeing/Cross Country Ski Casper Bluffs
Winter Carnival – Chestnut Mountain

March
Wine Lovers’ Weekend

April
Grant’s Birthday Celebration

May
Annual Triathalon & Duathalon
Music on Main – Dancin’ In The Streets

June
Annual Tour of Historic Homes (Bernadine’s Stillman Inn Featured in 2001)
Annual Great Galena Balloon Race
Top of Illinois Wine Festival

July
Garden Tour
Shenandoah Days Pro Rodeo – Galena Territory

August
Sidewalk Sale Days
Civil War Days
Mississippi Explorer Cruises

September
Music on Main
Girlfriends’ Getaway
Tour of Historic Galena Homes

October
Galena Country Fair – Busiest event of the year, book early!
Galena Oktoberfest with Weiner Dog Races!
Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Studio Tour
Galena Halloween Parade – It’s a hoot with more than 100 floats

November
Galena Lead Rush Half-Marathon
Nouveau Wine Festival

December
Mistletoe Ball
Night of Luminaria