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5 out of 5 based on 52 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars
- March 1, 2017

We had stayed at Bernadine's Stillman Inn 12 years ago and had such a wonderful experience. We decided it was time to get away and looked for the Stillman Inn again and were so excited to see it was still in business after such a long time. Even though we were offered an upgrade, we decided to stay in the same charming room we had earlier for old time's sake. We enjoyed it every bit as much as the first time. The fireplace was the perfect touch on a chilly February weekend. Breakfasts were as delicious as we remembered and the warm hospitality and interesting conversation can't be beat. We enjoyed getting to know the other guests at breakfast as well. Next time we won't wait 12 years to come back! Thank you Dave & Bernadine for a second wonderful Galena weekend!

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- January 16, 2017

Terrific! We couldn't provide a higher recommendation. We've traveled a lot and stayed in many places and this experience is one of the best. We've never stayed in a bed and breakfast since we are a family of five but since the kids are teenagers now we thought it might work. It did. Dave was so accommodating and helpful. The place is beautiful and well kept with high end linens and amenities. The extras are such a nice and welcoming touch. Breakfasts are definitely award winning. It might be a luxurious and beautiful step into the past as the pictures demonstrate, but all of the teenagers' 21st century technology needs were met. Dave and Bernadine even accommodated our earlier than anticipated departure due to weather. Will definitely go back.

5.0 out of 5 stars
- December 14, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. We felt more like friends rather than paying customers. The breakfasts were delicious and all the little extras you provided were appreciated. We were happy you showed us the possibility to upgrade, the fireplace alone was worth the money. We enjoyed your hospitality and look forward to spending another weekend with you in the future.

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- July 21, 2016

Dave and Bernadine, Had a wonderful time at Bernadine's Stillman Inn. The house was beautiful and your hospitality was great.We felt at home.The breakfast's were to die for.Will definitely come back. Galena is so peaceful.

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- June 9, 2016

Wonderful stay. Splendid amenities with upgrades of this historic inn. Dave and Bernadine made us feel like family with their warm and hospitable welcome. A breakfast better than one could have anywhere. We will highly recommend the inn to our friends.

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Bernadine’s Stillman Inn
513 Bouthillier St.
Galena, IL 61036
Mobile Phone: (815) 777-0557
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Dave & Bernadine:
Thanks once again for an amazing time at your beautiful B&B. As you know, we celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary here and we just came back for our 11th (and wondered why we didn’t come back sooner!). This is THE BEST B&B in Galena and frankly, one of THE BEST we have ever stayed at.
Your warm hospitality and fabulous breakfasts are unparalleled.
Thanks again for a wonderful experience. See you again soon!
Bedora & Kevin

Dave & Bernadine
Thanks for helping to make our honeymoon great! We had an awesome time in Galena, and look forward to future visits @ the Stillman Inn.
Craig & Nastya

Dave & Bernadine
Thanks for your great hospitality. The room was great – the breakfast was awesome! We also enjoyed visiting with the other couples. Galena was great and the restaurants you recommended were fantastic. This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it was more than we expected. Hope to see you again. Keep the faith.
Richard & Kay

Dave & Bernadine
Glad you showed us the “whirlpool room”. Enjoyed it much after shopping all day in the cold. Breakfast and conversation with all was great. We felt very comfortable here which doesn’t always happen at a B&B.
Hoping to come back in warmer weather to enjoy the gardens and porch.
Jeff & Jody
PS Loved looking up the staircase – all lit up!

Dear Dave & Bernadine
Thank you for a wonderful stay. You far exceeded our expectations. We were treated like family.
Mike & Jill

Dave & Bernadine
We had a great time in Galena. This was our first B&B and we loved it. You made us feel right at home. Can’t wait to come back!!
Michelle & Becky

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!! You made our “28th” wonderful. We are taking many wonderful memories home with us. Your home is beautiful and your hospitality is unmatched. Hope to see you again sometime!
Todd & Kelly

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 a perfect place to relax when we didn’t want to do anything at all. Thanks!
Al & Marine

Dave & Bernadine
From the moment we drove up, you welcome us with open arms. From the delicious breakfast (which deserves the title “Best In The Midwest” that it earned to the warm hospitality and the fantastic recommendations of things to see and do in Galena, everything was top-notch. We will be back!
James & Stefanie

Dave & Bernadine
Great time in Galena! Thanks for this fabulous place to stay.
Keith & Staci

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay. This place is one of a kind. It is an experience we will never forget.
Chris & Kasia

What a lovely place you have! You have made the Stillman a warm and welcoming retreat from the busyness of everyday life. We enjoyed meeting new people over breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese. Craig and I enjoyed our time chatting with you Saturday night while quiche was baking in the oven. Rita & Craig


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