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Quiet Entertainment and Relaxation in the Heart of Galena

Abe's Spring Street Guest House is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy your Illinois vacation. This charming bed and breakfast was first built in 1876 as an icehouse for a predominant brewery in Galena. These days, what was once a brewery is now Stone House Pottery & Gallery, located just across the street from Abe's Spring Street Guest House. Stone House is a great way for guests of Abe's to enjoy dabbling in the fantastic art of ceramics! Book Rudolph's Retreat and enjoy all of the comforts you can imagine! Enjoy your King Size Bed with adjoining sitting room and full access to the spa room! For a day adventure, travel to historic main street and enjoy fine dining and casual dining or check out the golf course! Enjoy a unique Illinois retreat at Abe's Spring Street Guest House!

  • Wifi
  • Restaurant Onsite
  • Pets Allowed
  • Property Size 2 units
  • Conference Facility
  • Kids Allowed
  • Nearby City Chicago
  • Nearby Water Galena River
  • Open Dates All Year


For a quiet, romantic retreat, it doesn't get much better than Abe's Spring Street Guest House. Choose one out of the two private suites, each exuding rich history and luxury. Cozy up in front of the fire in the evening, followed by a gourmet breakfast to start each day right.


Putting its historic rustic charm aside, Abe's Spring Street Guest House doesn't come up short on luxury. The large spa-like bath of the Albert's Glen suite takes advantage of the building’s architecture, while giving a off a luxurious feel. Both suites are well-appointed with all the modern comforts one would expect to ensure a relaxing retreat.


Rich in both history and artistry, Abe's Spring Street Guest House was originally built in 1876 as an icehouse for a prominent Galena brewery. During this time, the icehouse once stored up to 800 tons of ice harvested from the Galena River for the brewery. The 27-inch thick building walls provided great insulation; while today, provide window seats for the bed and breakfast.

Bed & Breakfasts, Inns

Overnight accommodations with Abe's Spring Street Guest House consists of two bed and breakfast suites, Albert's Glen and Rudolph's Retreat suites. Each suite encompasses the rich textures and accents of the building's storied past, while still providing today's modern comforts and amenities. Guests also will have full use of the Spa room, which boasts a six-person hot tub and sauna, perfect for those crisp winter evenings or sultry summer nights.

  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Patio
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Live Entertainment
  • Photography
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird Watching
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Wildlife & Nature
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Nearest Airports

  • Dubuque Regional Airport (DBQ) / 14 miles
  • Davenport Municipal Airport (DVN) / 56.1 miles
  • Quad City International Airport (MLI) / 66.8 miles

* Not all airports listed here may be open to public use, or service commercial flights

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