Cloran Mansion

1237 Franklin Street, Galena, Illinois 61036
Innkeeper(s): Cheryl and Carmine Farruggia
 
  • Introduction

    The Cloran Mansion was recently named the 3rd most romantic bed & breakfast in the country by TripAdvisor.com. Come see for yourself!

    Situated in beautiful, historic Galena, Illinois, Cloran Mansion is a unique luxury bed and breakfast featuring Italian architecture design and European-style accommodations.  Open year-round, the Cloran Mansion offers extraordinary comforts and impeccable service, along with meticulously maintained guest rooms, suites, a Cottage, as well as outdoor gardens for you to enjoy.
     
    Come experience “Modern Comfort wrapped in Historic Charm.”
     
    We welcome all of your family members, children and pets alike, in our pet-friendly lodging found in Antonio’s Cottage.  The Mansion’s Grounds offer several private areas to rest, reflect and appreciate.  Sit back and relax in our screened gazebo while enjoying the soft sounds of the Koi pond and Waterfalls.  46On those cool nights, spend time around our Fire-Pit Patio.
     
    Lush gardens come alive in the spring, summer and fall on our manicured one and a half acre grounds.  Some activities you might enjoy during your visit in Galena include shopping along Historic Main Street, wine tasting and touring, golfing, horse backing riding, skiing, dining on local cuisine, touring historic homes including the U.S. Grant Historical Site and History Museums, and ghost and trolley tours.
     
    Let us help you make your getaway all it can be.
  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Cheryl and Carmine Farruggia for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    We have become an occasion B&B. Hosting an unusual amount of Honeymoons, Anniversaries, small weddings, elopements and engagements’.

    What are you best known for?

    We are best known as a romantic getaway and also as a multiple award wing B&B including awards from Bed and Breakfast.com and Trip Advisor.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Our Inn is an 1880’s Mansion with many modern amenities. We have a park like setting next to a working farm. Memory stone walkway, screen gazebo, coy pond with 2 water falls. Heart shaped archway and lots of gardens.

    What do you love most about your inn?

    I love Inns and University of Georgia for our pesto potatoes.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Galena is the second most visited Tourist destination in Illinois and has been recently voted one of the most friendly and beautiful small towns in the country. Tourist come for relaxation, recreation, history and romance.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    One of our nicest compliments is when our guests tell us it is like coming home.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The best kept secret is the Architecture, Artistry and history.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    For an extended stay, guests can enjoy the shops, fine restaurants, wineries, distillery, breweries, museums, aquarium, casino’s the Mississippi river and much more in the surrounding areas.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    We are eight blocks away from Main Street away from the noise and congestion.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are over 34 restaurants in and around Galena. There is something for everyone.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.galena.org and www.visitgalena.org

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have five rooms, one of which is a main floor semi handicap suite, a two level unique room called the Tower, a handicap cottage and an offsite condo.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do allow pets in our cottage Antonio’s Cottage.

     

  • About the Mansion

    All Guest Rooms and Suites at our bed and breakfast are unique and tastefully decorated.  Each of the Cloran Mansion Guest Rooms, Antonio’s Cottage and the Cloran Condo offer a full award winning breakfast each morning, served in our dining room from 9:00-10:30 AM.  Cloran Mansion is also a pet-friendly destination.  We welcome all of your family members, children and pets alike, in our pet-friendly lodging found in Antonio’s Cottage.
     
    The Mansion’s Grounds offer several private areas to rest, reflect and appreciate.  Sit back and relax in our screened gazebo while enjoying the soft sounds of the Koi pond and Waterfalls.  46On those cool nights, spend time around our Fire-Pit Patio.  Lush gardens come alive in the spring, summer and fall on our manicured one and a half acre grounds.  Some activities you might enjoy during your visit in Galena include shopping along Historic Main Street, wine tasting and touring, golfing, horsebacking riding, skiing, dining on local cuisine, touring historic homes including the U.S. Grant Historical Site and History Museums, and ghost and trolley tours.
     
    Let us help you make your getaway all it can be.
     
    tripadvisoraward2013Cloran Mansion Bed and Breakfast is honored to once again be a recipient of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. This award is your assurance that your stay at Cloran Mansion will be one you won’t forget.  Innkeepers Carmine & Cheryl Farruggia specialize in hospitality and will make sure every part of your stay exceeds your expectations.
     
    Rest assured, your stay at the Cloran Mansion in Galena, IL will be a luxury getaway that leaves you ready to visit us again!
  • Amenities

    • Free wireless internet
    • Private in-room baths
    • Flat screen TV’s
    • DVD players
    • A mini-fridge stocked with complementary soda and water
    • Central air conditioning
    • Fireplaces
    • Coffee and teas at any hour
    • Complementary use of our extensive DVD collection and CD’s
  • Breakfast

    The elegance of our formal dining room allows the perfect setting for wedding receptions, dinners, and private romantic dinners for two.  The dining room is where our guest enjoy our award winning breakfast, which is served daily from 9:00-10:30 A.M.  Our leisurely scheduled breakfast hours allows for those who like to start their days early and for those who prefer to have a lazy morning.

    A Full Country Style Breakfast served each morning features fresh fruit, eggs cooked to order, a signature entrée dish such as Cheryl’s famous French toast, seasonal pancakes or Belgian waffles.  You’ll also enjoy farm fresh meats, seasoned potatoes, breads, coffee, teas and juices.  We can also accommodate special dietary needs, including Gluten Free, with advance notice.
     
    A guest favorite, Carmine’s Pesto Potatoes, is an original recipe recently recognized and awarded by the University of Georgia Culinary Arts School and was featured in a special breakfast menu honoring 12 of the best Bed and Breakfast items nationwide.
  • Weddings

    We’re the Perfect Setting for Your Precious Day

    Galena Wedding Venus
     
    The Cloran Mansion, with its beautiful scenery, is the perfect wedding venue for a small intimate wedding or special event. The grounds and gazebo at our romantic Galena bed and breakfast provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of a new life together. We can help you plan and organize your event so that every detail is perfect.
     
    Celebrate your commitment ceremony in our intimate, private venue setting amongst the beautiful grounds at Cloran Mansion.  Cloran Mansion provide the perfect backdrop to the beginning of your new life together. We assist you in the complete planning and organization of your special event assuring that every detail is attended to. Join the numerous couples who have celebrated a wedding, exchanged vows or became engaged on our beautiful property.
     
    We are expert at customizing small wedding packages for you.  A intimate ceremony for “Just the Two of You” or up to ”12 Of Your Closest”  Private dinner receptions can be held after your ceremony.  See our Wedding Specials and Packages for more details. For an authentic and elegant Galena wedding ceremony and reception, The Cloran Mansion is the ideal choice.
     
    Special events ranging from family reunions, baby showers, and girlfriend getaways are hosted at our most romantic Galena bed and breakfast. We strive to accommodate any need. Contact us at 815.777.0583 with your questions; we are happy to accommodate.
  • Review

     

    Recent Guest Review courtesy of Tim Schye:

    " My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at the Cloran Mansion in Galena Illinois this past week. What an awesome experience! The grounds surrounding the beautifully kept Italianate Mansion were pristine. The Inn itself was beautiful down to every detail. Our room had a fireplace, flat screen TV, DVD and its own bathroom. The bedding was superb. We were right next to the parlor that shelved hundreds of DVDs – a movie for anyone’s taste.
     
    The breakfast was great in quantity and quality. The pumpkin pancakes were the best I ever tasted.
     
    The friendliness and care provided by the Innkeepers, Cheryl and Carmen made this our best B&B experience ever!"
  • Awards

    At Cloran Mansion, we pride ourselves on providing excellent service to our guests.  It is always a great honor to receive awards, and to be recognized for this excellence.  Please view the many awards won by Cloran Mansion Bed and Breakfast over the years.
    • 2013 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence
    • 2010-2011 3rd most romantic Bed and Breakfast in the United States from Trip Advisor
    • 2010-2011 Top 10 overall Bed and Breakfast from bedandbreakfast.com
    • 2009-2010 Best of bedandbreakfast.com award
    • 2008-2009 Best of the Great Lakes
    • 2007-2008 Best in the Mid-West
    • 2006-2007 Best Bed and Breakfast in the Mid-West
    • 2005-2006 Best viewing for Fall foliage
    • 2005-2006 Spirit of the ADA awards
    • 2005-2006 3-page special feature in the Arringtons Inn Travelers Magazine
    • 2004-2005 Spirit of the ADA awards
    Come stay with us at the Cloran Mansion, and discover for yourself why we have been honored with each of these awards.
 
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