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Lamberson Guest House

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135 reviews
|Hospitality|Galena, IL 61036

113 S Prospect St, Galena, IL 61036

(779) 214-0889

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Located on Quality Hill overlooking all of Galena, our newly renovated 1870 Italianate Bed & Breakfast is the perfect getaway. Custom crafted mattresses, Fine linens, thick Turkish towels, 3-course candlelight gourmet breakfast and 24-hour cookies, coffee and cocoa.

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Michele Lee Pisman on Facebook

2 years ago

02/10/2018, 04:07 AM
This is, by far, the best B&B we have ever had the pleasure of staying at. The owner, Michelle, is a generous, kind and amazing hostess with the mostess! Our room was elegant and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and the constant supply of homemade cookies was amazing! I highly recommend that if you visit Galena, you stay at the Lamberson. Thank you again Michelle for a wonderful and relaxing weekend! Chris and I are grateful, humbled and blessed by your kindness!
Business Response:

Thank you so much, Michele....I loved meeting both you and Chris. I love the winter-wonderland photo you took from your room...thank you for sharing! Happy you enjoyed the food and cookies too. I really appreciate your taking the time to write a review. Hope to see you back again soon!

Lisa Frances on Facebook

2 years ago

02/05/2018, 03:00 AM
The Lamberson Guest House was the ultimate bed and breakfast experience! The home is lovely, meticulously clean, cozy, and full of beautiful historic details! My husband and I truly felt at home here for the weekend. The amenities are wonderful, and Michelle went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable and enjoyable. Her thoughtfulness, generosity, and attention to detail is incredible! Delicious cookies and coffee available all day with a wonderful wine and cheese spread mid-day! The location is perfect with a phenomenal view! Michelle, thank you so much for your hospitality, friendship, and delicious breakfasts this past weekend! We can’t wait to return!
Business Response:

Thank you, Lisa ... so very much. You and Troy made my weekend!! I am anxious to have you back!! Thank you too, for taking the time to write a review. 💕

Brett Barnhart on Facebook

2 years ago

01/21/2018, 08:03 AM
Beautiful House, great atmosphere, and super friendly host. A great choice for a romantic weekend. And walking distance to downtown!! We loved the Elizabeth room!
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Yvette Kindschi on Facebook

2 years ago

01/18/2018, 07:37 AM
Loved everything! My husband surprised me with a trip to Galena for my birthday, he booked this b&b and I don’t think he could have chose better. Michelle is such a gracious host, heart and soul goes into the guests and went into restoring this house into its grandeur with such a strong connection to the history. Michelle’s obvious love of life, family, friends, and Galena makes her the perfect innkeeper. She has not missed one detail in making the stay above and beyond. Food, beverages, linens, niceties, recommendations - all amazing! This place looks like designer homes you see in magazines, the rooms, the colors, the details, are all picture perfect. I feel fortunate we stumbled upon your place and I look forward to a return trip in the summer months to walk those steps. Thank you Michelle!
Business Response:

Oh, Yvette...thank you. I truly wish you had been here longer. I so enjoyed my short time with you and Mike... And I buttered my pizza tonight. It was fantastic...lol!! I am so happy that you'll be coming back. Hope it is soon!!

Amanda AN on Facebook

2 years ago

12/11/2017, 10:21 AM
Taylor Dorn on Facebook

2 years ago

11/20/2017, 06:30 AM
I wish there were more stars to give because our stay was simply magical!! We spent our mini-moon this past weekend at the Lamberson; it was our first B&B experience and Michelle definitely set the bar high! The inn is stunning, clean, warm and inviting and in the perfect location for walking into town. Breakfast was delicious every morning & we much enjoyed the wine & cheese night chatting with Michelle & the other guests. You can tell within the first few minutes of meeting her just how much her heart is thrown into each detail, meal, and wall of this home. We feel honored being able to experience our stay & celebrate our first week of marriage with Michelle & can't wait to bring our family back this winter!!
Business Response:

Taylor...how did I not see this sooner? I still think of you both so often. It was a lovely time having you here. Thank you for your kind words. I would be honored to meet your family. Come back soon!

Marci Crawford on Facebook

2 years ago

11/19/2017, 02:00 AM
EXCELLENT LODGING WITH EXTRAORDINARY ATTENTION TO DETAIL Our experience was beyond what we had expected, and we enjoyed all aspects of our stay. We booked the Lamberson Guesthouse for our 30th anniversary getaway this November. We stayed in the Elizabeth room, which was spacious, clean, comfortable, and tastefully decorated with extreme attention to detail. The sheets were soft and of exceptional quality, bedside outlets were convenient, and water and fresh-baked treats were provided. Michelle even took the time to leave us chocolates and a handwritten note for our anniversary. The remodeled bathroom was bright with high quality fixtures. The towels were thick and soft, without the standard hotel smell. There was plenty of hot water and the water pressure was more than sufficient, particularly important in an old home. Michelle gave us a tour of the other rooms, and all were perfectly appointed and beautifully decorated. There are plenty of windows and light in all the rooms. The Elizabeth room has a wonderful view overlooking downtown Galena. The Lamberson Guesthouse has been restored to its original grandeur. The home, constructed in 1870, was built on a hill overlooking downtown Galena. The dining room has original wood-carved built-in cabinetry, and the house boasts original woodwork throughout. Michelle has done a wonderful job choosing her furnishings and decor. We enjoyed Michelle’s scrumptious and filling breakfasts in the dining room each morning, and our wine and cheese in the parlor in the afternoon. Michelle is a kind, conscientious and dedicated innkeeper. She is accessible and accommodating and makes her guests feel relaxed and comfortable. We appreciated her recommendations for places to visit, and people in town were most complimentary of her. Overall, we highly recommend Lamberson Guesthouse. We’ve travelled quite a lot, in different situations and different countries, and consider it to be a top tier B&B accomodation.
Leanne Wills on Facebook

2 years ago

10/22/2017, 11:43 AM
My husband and I just celebrated our 38th anniversary at the Lamberson Guest House. Wow what a beautiful restored home. It feels so warm and welcoming the minute you walk in. Michelle has thought of everything. The three course breakfast is delicious as are the cookies to snack on. Great relaxing location close to town with beautiful views from the porch. Thank you Michelle for making our anniversary so special. Can’t wait to go back.
Business Response:

Leanne....thank you. It was so fun having you and Greg here this past weekend. I'm so happy you chose to stay at the Lamberson Guest House for your anniversary. I was also happy that we had such great weather and you could enjoy the rockers on the front porch. I am looking forward to when you can return!

Pat Thomas Drahn on Facebook

2 years ago

10/17/2017, 07:03 AM
We had a wonderful time celebrating our anniversary at the Lamberson Guest House. It is such a beautiful house & has been meticulously restored. We stayed in Maud & loved the bay window & beautiful bathroom. Michelle is a wonderful hostess & we felt very pampered. We enjoyed shopping in Galena, touring some historic homes and taking a trolley tour. There was still so much we didn't have time to do, so we are planning to go back next year. We will definitely be staying at the Lamberson again!
Business Response:

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. I really enjoyed having you both here and am just delighted that you will be back again to enjoy those spots in town you didn't have the time for. I LOVE the Maud room too...it's those rainbows coming through the glass! Thank you again...and come back soon!

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