Arrowhead Treehouse in Elizabeth, IL

Discover the charm of Galena Country with unique stays that blend history, luxury, and breathtaking views. From cozy cottages to historic inns, every stay offers a one-of-a-kind experience. Your perfect getaway awaits in these unique stays.

ALDRICH GUEST HOUSE

Aldrich Guest House is Illinois's first and only cannabis-friendly bed and breakfast! Check out their "Potting Shed," the inn's designated cannabis consumption area fully stocked with a munchie bar, TV, WiFi, comfy furniture, and a few other goodies to make your cannabis vacation complete! Relax, unwind, and be yourself in this historic, laid-back atmosphere.

ARROWHEAD TREEHOUSE

Find these cozy quarters on Dittmar Farms, a family-owned outfit that includes an orchard and a pumpkin patch. Stay the night nestled high up in the treehouse, which features beautiful views of a creek below. Enjoy fishing and a campfire while listening to the peaceful sounds of the stream.

THE BEST WESTERN DESIGNER INN & SUITES

This hotel features five fantasy suites, perfect for a romantic getaway. Spend the night in the Pearl of the Sea Suite, with a clam-shaped bed and breathtaking underwater illumination. The Crystal Cave Suite will provide you with peace and seclusion beneath a starry sky, or how about relaxing in the Roman Palace Suite surrounded by the grandeur of Rome?

DESOTO HOUSE HOTEL

Stay in good company at Illinois’ oldest operating hotel, whose most notable visitor was President Abraham Lincoln, who spoke from its Main Street balcony in 1856. Ulysses S. Grant used rooms 209 and 211 as his presidential campaign headquarters. This Galena hotel also has a haunted history. For years, guests claimed to see a ghost disappear into the walls. Workers discovered a hidden doorway behind the plaster in 2011. The hotel keeps it on display in honor of the “Lady in Black.”

ELLE & BECKS

This loft suite overlooks downtown Galena, just steps away from Main Street shopping and dining. The living room, featuring a wet bar, is ideal for hosting party events. An on-site massage therapist is available by appointment, and Elle & Becks Lifestyle Boutique is right downstairs for the latest in fashion and housewares, as well as gelato and coffee.

FELT MANOR COACH HOUSE

The Coach House offers a unique stay with its historic charm and intimate atmosphere. This beautifully restored 19th-century property features elegant decor, modern amenities, and a private deck with stunning views of Galena. Its convenient location near the historic downtown district allows easy access to local attractions while offering a peaceful and private retreat.

GALENA CELLARS FARMHOUSE 

Located within walking distance to the tasting room and vineyard, this renovated, pet-friendly guesthouse affords visitors all the luxuries of home in a setting like no other.

GOLDMOOR INN

The inn’s unique castle-like architecture and refined interior design blend classic elegance with modern comfort. High above the banks of the Mississippi, Goldmoor Inn boasts stunning views of the river. Whirlpool suites, spa treatments, private fireplaces, and private in-room gourmet dining experiences make this the perfect romantic getaway. To top it off, it features a fine-dining restaurant offering warm and attentive service.

U.S. GRANT GUEST HOUSE

The pre-Civil War home of Ulysses S. Grant has undergone extensive restoration and is now available to visitors as a charming vacation rental. The house has been fully restored to its original 1860s character and furnished with a convincing blend of period furniture discreetly disguised with modern conveniences. The stay is also a conveniently short walk to Galena's beautiful historic downtown.

HIGHVIEW COUNTRY ESCAPE 

This cabin, located atop the state’s third highest hill outside Stockton, offers breathtaking views. Relax around the firepit, in the hot tub at sunset, or beneath a starry night. Guests also have access to 10 acres of wildflowers, prairie grasses, and 15 acres of timberland featuring mowed walking and snowshoeing paths.

HAWK VALLEY RETREAT & COTTAGES

This nature-lover’s retreat is located in a 10-acre valley just outside of Galena. Stroll the meadows and gardens, complete with a pond, a walking trail and panoramic valley views. Visit with goats and chickens, enjoy the porch swing or relax in the gazebo and make it your own private haven. 

HERITAGE HOLLOW

Live the hobby farm life in this renovated 1860s farmhouse in Stockton, full of old charm and modern amenities. Hike through hundred-year-old oaks in the woods. Enjoy scenic views and native wildlife on the prairie. Observe the sheep and horses as they graze in the pastures, and check the coop for fresh eggs!

IRISH COTTAGE INN & SUITES

This charming hotel features authentic Irish decor, a cozy pub serving traditional Irish fare, and regular live music and entertainment. Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub exemplifies the finest in Irish craftsmanship, designed and handcrafted in Ireland. In the hotel, guests can enjoy spacious suites with modern amenities, a tranquil spa, and warm hospitality, all set in the scenic beauty of Galena Country. The blend of Irish culture and local charm makes the Irish Cottage Inn & Suites a standout stay for travelers.

JAIL HILL INN

This 135-year-old, 4-story brick building served as the county jail for nearly 100 years and has been lovingly transformed into a premier inn. The unique, luxurious three-room suites offer the finest of amenities, and guests can enjoy an in-room massage on request. Arrive to chilled champagne, a nightly wine and cheese reception, and a daily three-course gourmet breakfast.

For more accommodation options and for ideas on things to do and see during your stay, browse the Galena Country Visitors Guide.