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Winter Wonderland

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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!

Spring Is Finally Here

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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

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Winter Specials

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Welcome Everyone to 2008! Happy New Year!

Well the holidays are finally over and it's time to settle in to the rest of the winter months. We have been very busy around here at the Stillman Inn. Many tavelers braving the storms just to stay with us - how wonderful!

But...now things have slowed down as they always do in January. So we are offering our blogger guests up to 20% off your winter stay (Now through February). This offer applies to all two night stays (excluding Valentines Day and Martin Luther King Day) for the "Royalty II" and "Dreams Of The Past" rooms. Hope you can take advantage of this great savings. We'll even include a bottle of wine!

So - come on out and see us. It is simply beautiful around here with the snow covered hills!

See you soon,
Bernadine

Summer Fun 2007

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You can't believe how beautiful the Inn looks this summer. Fresh coat of paint, beautiful gardens, new patio cushions, exterior lighting, new breakfast items! It's all a bit much but we are having a great time here at the Inn!

The State has just painted the historic home right next to us and it looks fabulous. We've enjoyed the two civil war encampments we've had in Galena and Grant's Park is more beautiful than ever with all the fresh plantings and freshly painted fountain and Gazebo. We also have some new stores downtown including a couple of new antique shops.

Give us a call and make your reservation today for a "Bloggers Special" good now through the end of June. "15% off the Royalty II or Royalty III with your two night midweek stay"

And remember - if you are interested in enjoying the fall colors here in Galena, book your room as soon as possible because they fill up fast!

Dave & Bernadine

Innkeepers Convention

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We just returned from the PAII Innkeepers Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC. How exciting! We have so many new ideas we can't wait to share them with you all!

Anyone who has met Dave knows what a great communicator he is. Well it seems our son, Phil, has inherited that trait. Phil would go to breakfast early and visit with all the innkeepers and pretty much anyone who would listen. He caught the attention of the Keynote Speaker who was there teaching on communication and hospitality and was so taken by Phil's expertise in the area (he's only 16) that he mentioned Phil to the entire 850 guests. Phil was later invited as a special guest to this speakers mini seminar. What a blast!

The beach was beautiful and we had a great time on the ATV's! It's a great place to visit. Next year the PAII convention will be at Disney Land in California!

Here's our special for anyone reading this blog: Mention this blog and get 15% off your next midweek stay from now until April 30, 2007!

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