Couple speaking about the relaxed atmosphere at the Stillman Inn in historic Galena, IL.
Dave and I own and operate "Bernadine's Stillman Inn" in Galena IL since 2000. A prime spot to visit if you enjoy History and the Gentle Arts.
Come On Spring!
Wow - what a long winter. We most enjoyed watching the abundance of Bald Eagles over the river. They were everywhere!
We've uncovered some very interesting architecture at the Inn over the winter. How anyone ever decides to cover that stuff up I'll never know!
We are now looking forward to dusting off the porches and setting up the perfect spot on the porch for relaxing. We have some great events coming up soon. One of our favorites is the Grant Birthday weekend. There's nothing like feeling your back in time when you pass by the encampment along the river or enjoy dinner with one of the General's from the Civil War! This picture is of Bernadine and Mayor Brush last year at the unveiling of the Julia Dent Grant Statue (the one everyone very affectionately refers to as Mrs. Buttersworth).
Our Blogger Special through the end of May is "A Complimentary Bottle of House Wine" with a two night stay and the mention of this Blog.
Hope to be hearing from you soon. Now is the time for a scenic drive - don't you think?
Welcome to our Winter Wonderland!
Galena is never more beautiful than when it is covered with snow! The white rolling landscape is like something out of a romantic novel. Skiing is close by and we are four blocks from some of the best dining you will ever experience.
We are currently working on our little hallway that is loaded with DVD's for your pleasure. We have uncovered one of the original arched entrances to the mansion and it is beautiful. Bring warm clothes, a good book and your skiis.
Our Blogger special is: A Free Bottle of our Red or White House Wine with your two night stay. Just mention that you read our Blog!
Wow - we made it! It's finally Spring and things are turning green all over the place. It's been a busy winter here with various "Inn" projects like painting, rearranging and decorating and the Inn has never been so beautiful.
The fireplace rooms have been redecorated and they turned out better than we could have imagined. We hung on to that old antique wallpaper long enough and by popular demand we decided to paint the rooms - they are stunning!
We've also put a whole new set of fluffy beautiful pillows out on the decks. A bit of paradise right outside the door!
Come and enjoy a relaxing stay with us this Spring and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine on the porch swing!
See you soon................Dave & Bernadine