Welcome to the Victorian Mansion ~ Galena, Illinois’ Premier Bed & Breakfast

a short distance to travel to feel worlds away

Luxury 5-Star Victorian Chic’ accommodations

Planning a stay at The Victorian Mansion Bed and Breakfast not only opens the doors to a beautiful B&B, but also unique experiences in historic Galena, Illinois and Jo Daviess County.

Accommodations include eight guest rooms, each with its own private bath and unique character. All of our rooms have Egyptian cotton linens and deluxe pillow top mattresses. Enjoy walking our of English gardens or relax  in the hot tub spa.

Begin every morning with a full breakfast and head out to explore Galena.

A Little of Our History

Built in 1856 by Augustus Estey, a wealthy banker and lead smelter, this Victorian Estate has been authentically furnished and restored.

The elegant Italianate style Mansion sits on over 2 acres where its doors were often opened for entertaining Galena’s most prominent citizens, including America’s 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant. It was from our balcony, during his farewell party hosted by Augustus Estey that resident Grant’s departing speech was delivered to the citizens of Galena.

A warm welcome from The Victorian Mansion!

We trust you will find a room that suits your needs and chose to stay with us.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

Enjoy Galena

Once you arrive at the Victorian Mansion

Delicious Breakfast

Farm Fresh Eggs

Rise and Shine. Start your day at the Victorian Mansion where we serve breakfast made with farm fresh eggs. Our Inn Keepers offer contemporary Midwestern cuisine in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.  The perfect way to begin your day.


Take part in what’s going on in Galena

Things to do all year long

Start the day with yoga in the park

Hop on a scooter and ride out to the vineyards

Jump in a kayak or canoe and travel down the Galena River

Discover the unspoiled banks of the Mississippi River

Take part in the inviting nightlife on Main Street

Snowboarding or skiing is just up the street at Chestnut mountain


Kick back and relax

Lazy days on the chaise

Please Note:

Due to Covid-19 the hour tub spa will be unavailable until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding.