|Bernadine and Dave Anderson
We have been the owner/operators of the Stillman Inn since May of 2000. Previous to that we lived in Gurnee Illinois where Dave had been a Remodeling contractor for 26 years. During the last two years as Remodeling Contractors our business grew quicker than we could handle so we hired business consultants to help manage what had become a monster. One of the decisions we faced was how long we wanted to be running the Company as that would determine what we did with it. We decided that we would stay in the business for 10 more years and then purchase a bed and breakfast in Galena. Two weeks later, as we were on a regular visit to Galena, we stopped in to see a friend and anxiously told him of our plans. He mentioned that the Stillman was for sale now and that it would be perfect for us as it needed much repair. That afternoon we stopped in at the Stillman and spoke with the owner. We closed three weeks later! Despite what the kids tell you, they seem to be happy here in Galena as they, and our Grandchildren have more of our time now!
"Thanks so much for making our stay at the Stillman Inn truly wonderful! It was nice being a part of your family this weekend and you part of ours. You've certainly made the Stillman Inn a very inviting place to stay and we'll definitely recommend it to our friends. Thanks again for everything."
- Lori & Devin Iowa City, IA
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