Just minutes from Main Street in Galena, Illinois, Belle Aire Mansion Guest House is a bed and breakfast inn surrounded by eight peaceful acres. Circa 1836, this Federal Mansion is a tranquil home away from home, which is noted for both romantic and family getaways. Your hosts welcome children, family reunions, and girlfriend's getaways.
Belle Aire Mansion is one of the oldest in the Galena, IL area. Once an old farm house, Belle Aire has been a bed and breakfast in for 30+ years. Your hosts offer experienced personal service, providing rooms with romance and relaxation in mind. Cuddle up in one of two suites with a warm fireplace opposite a soothing double whirlpool, or choose one of three antique-filled rooms that are sure to please. Whether strolling down the tamarack-lined lane or sitting on the porch absorbing the tranquility of this picture-perfect setting, at Belle Aire, you will find just what you need.
Your hosts, Jan and Lorraine Svec have been the keeper of the keys for over 26 years. During this time they have had the honor of meeting people from all over the United States and the world. The conversation around the breakfast table is always interesting and an early morning coffee service is offered, just outside the guest rooms for those who need a cup of coffee or tea first thing in the morning. We cater to special dietary needs.
The Innkeepers in Galena have a saying: You will arrive as guests but will leave as friends. Jan and Lorraine hold this saying dear as it is very true for them. They truly hope your stay in Galena will be a memorable one, and bid you... "Welcome Home....To Our Home."
Galena, the hometown of Ulysses S. Grant both before and after the Civil War, is a quaint, historic town that parallels the Galena River, and was established in 1832 as a lead-mining boom town. The largest port between Minneapolis/St. Paul and St. Louis, Galena at one time boasted a larger populous than Chicago. In Galena's historic district, 85% of the buildings are listed on the Historic Register.
In Galena, you will find many unique shops and top notch restaurants from steak houses to authentic Mexican to Italian. There is something for everyone. There are special events almost every weekend. An example of these events are "Wine Lover's Weekend," "Oktoberfest," and "Jo Daviess County's Country Faire" which is a wonderful craft and entertainment weekend. Be sure to check our Special Events page for a listing of upcoming events.
Join us at Belle Aire Mansion and...
Relax on a columned veranda reminiscent of an old southern mansion.
Stroll our eleven acres of trees and summer flowers.
Reconnect with the person you love or those who mean the most to you.
Let Jan and Lorraine, Innkeepers with over 27 years experience, share their friendliness and hospitality with you!