The 12 Best Airbnbs In Galena, Illinois

November 27, 2020
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If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Galena, you’ve come to the right place. We combed through thousands of Airbnb listings in Galena and the surrounding area to find the homes with the best amenities and the most positive reviews at the lowest prices.

#1 Upscale Resort Getaway – 5 Kings, Hot Tub & Firepit

12 Guests | 5 Bedrooms | 5 Bathrooms

Book Now: $600 per night, airbnb.com

Bask in uninterrupted views of the resort area beyond, while comfortably sitting in the living area with a fireplace. Walk under high ceilings and enter a home that combines authentic Illinois architecture with contemporary design. Sit out in the large backyard with a fire pit surrounded by picturesque views or soak in the hot tub overlooking nature. This luxury 5-bedroom can host up to 12 guests for a memorable holiday.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Galena Territory Totally updated Family retreat Perfect for Family and Couples! Large gathering areas. Enjoy the views from the front deck Brand new 8 person Hot tub, Fire pit, pool table, huge yard, Steam shower. Professionally Decorated with Beautiful furnishings to enjoy.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water

Guest Reviews

“The was our second year in a row visiting Galena, first time staying at Raechelle’s place. Our group of 7 loved the house! It is spacious, inviting and comfortable, and has a lot of areas for larger groups to spread out and not be on top of each other.” – Jinah
“great place. I recommend. lots of space, clean.” – Nataliia
“Beautiful home, amazing views and wonderful amenities. Would stay here over and over again” – Leah
“Beautiful scenery from a beautiful private home – hot tub, fire pit and three fireplaces – close to galena shopping and historic sites!”- Marguerite
“Great location for a family get-away. The host was very nice and helped line up activities for us during our stay. Lots of room in the 3 levels of this very nice house.” – Jay

#2 Ulysses Suites, Suite 202

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $200 per night, airbnb.com

Built around 1850, the Ulysses Suite is located in a lovingly renovated, J. G. Schmohl building with a nod to its previous use as the Grant Hotel. History intertwined in its walls, this suite features white walls, classic and elegant decor with dark accents, a king-sized bed with a cozy nook overlooking downtown, a wallpapered bathroom, and a kitchenette.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Ulysses Suites has just been completed inside the historic J. G. Schmohl building in the heart of downtown Galena, located at 213-217 S. Main Street.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Iron | Hot water | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Room-darkening shades | Free street parking | Keypad | Private entrance

Guest Reviews

“Gorgeous, clean, and stylish. The perfect weekend getaway.” – Molly
“Absolutely beautiful place to stay with the perfect location in downtown Galena. The decor was so modern and trendy! The suite was right on Main St so we’re a short walk to everything!” – Kevin
“This building and the suite were immaculate and the designed interior was gorgeous. 10/10 would recommend!” – Fred
“Lovely room with a great view of the Main Street.” – Julie
“Highly recommend staying at the Ulysses Suites. The location was amazing. Once you park your car, all the shops & restaurants are walkable.” – Lauren

#3 Home Steps To Downtown And To Turner Hall

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

Feel the spaciousness and welcoming vibe when you step into this home with an amazing back porch. Built-in 1856, the dining room is large for 8 guests to enjoy a home-cooked meal, three bedrooms with plush linens for a dreamy and restful sleep and a short drive to the Galena Cellars and Dubuque's River Walk.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“1600 Square Feet, 3 Bedroom, 1. 5 Bathroom Home Sleeps 6 in beds, Occupancy of 8. This Beautiful, Historical and Updated home is smack dab downtown Galena. This preservation AWARD-winning home was built in 1856 and is in an incredible location. Bench St is one street North of Main St and this home is approximately 150 steps to all the amazing dining, shopping and entertainment that Downtown Galena has to offer.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Bathtub | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“My girls and I had a wonderful time. The place was very cute and very clean! The location was just perfect.” – Lourdes
“Very clean, comfortable home with an unbeatable location seconds from Main Street. Highly recommend!”- Kacey
“Perfect location just one block from shops and restaurants! Adorable house with great character! Highly recommend!” – Brittany
“This is a great house to rent in summer and winter. The location cannot be better! All the added touches to this house made our New Year's celebration so fun.” – Kerry
“We had a great stay! This home is beautiful with great historic and modern touches. The location can't be beat!” – Erin

#4 The Loft Apartment on Main Street Galena

3 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Awesome spot in a great location that is walkable to everything in the downtown Galena area. This studio apartment is amazingly spacious, well-lit, and oozes with a cool, chilled vibe. There are restaurants, bars, and shops only a step away from the apartment with a coffee place just down below the studio.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Hey there! This apartment was completely renovated and we exposed the old original brick and hard wood floors inside. There is comfy couch right waiting for you! We do have cable TV with a variety of channels for you.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Loved our stay at Jack’s place! It was super cute inside and felt very homey.” – Joseph
“Jack’s loft apartment is adorable and cozy! It’s so close to everything on Main Street! Be sure to visit Big Bill’s foe breakfast and coffee – you won’t be disappointed!” – Lori
“Jack was a very easy going and great host. Checking was flawless! Me and my wife love galena and will deffinatly return and use Jack again.” – Sean
“Great location, right on main street in downtown Galena. Lovely studio-like apartment, very comfortable and perfect for a couples getaway.” – Lindsey
“Great location near all the downtown hot spots. the apartment was super clean!” – Kevin

#5 The Guest House – Private and All Yours

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $130 per night, airbnb.com

A cozy, rustic appeal is ever-present in this 1-bedroom guesthouse, beautifully and creatively remodelled using reclaimed barn wood. It's chic, it's relaxing and it's comfortable with all the amenities and comforts for a memorable holiday. Turkey and deer roam the property daily, so be sure to peek out the windows to see the local wildlife!

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Enjoy the cozy comforts of this renovated studio in Galena's historic district. The building is yours for your stay, with driveway parking onsite. Wake up with provided coffee, tea, and biscuits. We've made this a welcoming space for respectful travelers of all backgrounds, so join us for a comfortable and unforgettable time in our beautiful and historic city.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Iron | Ethernet connection | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Portable fans | Hot water | Sound system | Room-darkening shades

Guest Reviews

“James & Josie’s Place was a dream come true. The Guest House is so clean and cozy and is beautifully decorated. Everything was extremely clean and comfortable.” – Jordan
“James and Josie’s place was amazing. It was so convenient and we were able to walk downtown and enjoy all Galena has to offer. ” – Emily
“ The inside had many little details that really made the place feel so welcoming! You can really tell how much hard work and thought they put into it.” – Karina
“James & Josie, Again, thank you so very much for providing such an amazing place to stay!!! You are the gold standard of Air B&B’s & we WILL be back!!!! ” – Michael
“Amazing place to stay! It is in a great location and so easy to walk downtown. SPARKLING clean and very updated.” – Megan

#6 Farmhouse Style Apartment, Steps From Main St, Parking!

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

How about a comfortable and cozy space that has all of the amenities of one’s own home? Well, check in to this 1-bedroom for a home-away-from-home getaway. Feel free to make full use of the amenities in this farmhouse from the fully furnished kitchen, full-size shower to the sun-filled living room. This farmhouse is suitable for travellers looking for a weekend of hiking or skiing.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Nestled in the heart of historical downtown Galena, our quiet and private apartment suite is only steps away from shopping, dining, entertainment and everything Galena has to offer. Wake up to a full tea and coffee bar and make yourself at home as you wind down at the end of the day.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Babysitter recommendations | Pack ’n Play/travel crib | Children’s books and toys

Guest Reviews

“We had an amazing stay at this place over Labor Day weekend! The space is cute, comfortable and filled with thoughtful touches like an oil diffuser, pillow mists, and local recommendations.” – Kaitlin
“A cozy and clean apartment. Located steps from the heart of downtown Galena. Very conveinent and easy to access!” – Rich
“Stylish place, very comfortable place to stay while taking in all the Galena area has to offer.” – Anna
“Convenient location. The location can’t be beat; it’s only steps away from Main Street. Cute place and very clean.” – Kathy
“Apartment is stylish and clean. Location is perfect and parking was never a problem. My cousin and I had a great time on our girls getaway.” – Rencie

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#7 Entire Apt on Main St With Breakfast & Parking

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $190 per night, airbnb.com

This cozy apartment features soft blends of wood and stone, creating a welcoming natural space for guests looking for a quick escape away from city life. Warm and spacious, it's located right on Historic Main Street in Galena. The king-sized bedroom overlooks downtown. You'll also get complimentary breakfasts, which means you don't have to wake up early to cook.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Suite Victory #2- Spacious renovated apartment on Main St. right where you want to be. Dining, entertainment, and shopping just outside your door. Large open floor plan with beautiful views of downtown on the corner of Main Street and the old cobbled Perry Street.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water

Guest Reviews

“Great place in the middle of Main Street. Place was clean and comfortable.” – Uriel
“We had a lovely weekend! The apartment was beautiful, the location was excellent & the room service was great! We will definitely visit again!” – Lori
“LOOK NO MORE – BOOK THIS (Website hidden by Airbnb) wife and I needed a quick getaway from Chicago and we decided on Galena. As soon as we saw this listing and that it sat on Main Street we booked it. The pictures do not do the justice it deserves.” – Dagoberto
“WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE… GREAT LOCATION AND AMENITIES. BEAUTIFUL AIRBNB!!!!” – Margaret
“Great hospitality, great location, gorgeous space. Can’t wait to stay again.” – Tiffany

#8 Modern Luxury 2-Bedroom Overlooking Main Street

6 Guests | 2 Bedrooms | 2 Bathrooms

Book Now: $240 per night, airbnb.com

Designed for people craving an idyllic setting to relax in peace, but close enough to all the attractions Galena has to offer. This 2-bedroom home also comes with a dedicated parking space so it's ideal for guests with vehicles. It's a beautiful apartment with eclectic touches of sculptural art and a patio that comes with a gas grill, perfect for a small barbeque.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“This beautiful professionally decorated by Vignettes, 2 bedroom, is in downtown Galena overlooking Main. Almost 1700 sf of brand new space. Each well appointed bedroom has a flat screen tv, plush mattresses and high quality sheets for your comfort, and private access bathrooms. Large living area to spread out and relax.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“Very nice, clean & walking distance to everything. Comes with a parking space which is very helpful!” – Michelle
“We loved our stay! Beautiful home, amazing location, clean and spacious!” – Gen
“If your looking to be close to downtown this is it !!! Very updated – Clean and definitely centrally located with Main Street and Historical sites !! Highly Recommend !!!” – Stephan
“Beautiful Bnb! Used for a girls weekend and it was perfect. Much bigger than we anticipated.” – Tia
“This home has so much character and yet feels brand new because it is so clean and stylish!” – Joanne

#9 The Bird's Nest ~ Outdoor Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Screened Porch and Wooded Views!

8 Guests | 3 Bedrooms | 3 Bathrooms

Book Now: $220 per night, airbnb.com

Step into another world as you open the door to this beautifully furnished home with three bedrooms all on their own level. The gas/log fireplace is a great place to relax on a chilly night, the outdoor hot tub to soak in and admire the privacy of your surroundings and two large decks and a screened-in porch that lets you view deer, wild turkey, and all sorts of wildlife that live in the woods.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Come and relax to the sounds of nature all around you. This beautifully furnished home has three bedrooms all on their own level to afford you and your friends/family maximum privacy, each bedroom features a queen-size bed and its own bathroom. The large living room with gas log fireplace allows you to sit and enjoy a glass of wine while watching TV or playing cards.”

Amenities

Wifi | Indoor fireplace | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Washer | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Bathtub | Free parking on premises

Guest Reviews

“The Bird’s Nest is amazing! We spent a very relaxing time here enjoying the fire pit, both levels of decks and the jacuzzi. The enclosed porch is extra lovely.” – Katelyn
“Amenities are great! Good host, good communication and excellent amenities and comforts.” – Michelle
“The place is amazing!!! Views are great!!! Will definitely stay again!!” – Ryan
“The Birds Nest was perfect for a girl's weekend! We loved the hot tub and the serene, quiet location. Couldn't have asked for a better place.” – Kaysha
“What a hidden gem of a place. It was better than described and the communication with the host was very very good.” – Vinay

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#10 Million Dollar View Apartment On Main St Galena

2 Guests | 0 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

It's not called the Million Dollar View Apartment for nothing, for when you open the windows and look outside, you'll have astounding views of downtown Galena. After a long day exploring, soak in the bathtub, sit on the couch to read a book before calling it a night on the cozy queen-size bed. It's an ideal spot for a solo traveller looking for a small oasis for a few days.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Hello There! This apartment has just been completely renovated. We exposed the old original brick and hard wood floors inside. There is comfy queen bed patiently waiting for you!”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Iron | Hot water | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Bathtub

Guest Reviews

“Location location location right on the corner of Main Street. Walking distance to everything really enjoyed it will definitely book again if available.. also 1 free coffee at bills sandwich shop in the morning” – Stephen
“The apartment was awesome! Cute, clean, and an unbeatable location, with views on to Main Street.” – Athena
“Great location! So nice being right by all the shops & restaurants. The place is small, but quaint!” – Kelly
“Our stay at the Logan House was wonderful. Super cute place, very secure, clean, and historic.” – Michelle
“Such an adorable little space! A small studio apartment located right on the main strip! Such a convenient location to just walk to everything!” – Cassi

#11 The Brick Apartment Above Main Street Galena

2 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $90 per night, airbnb.com

Beautifully remodelled and with plenty of space to relax or work, this brick-walled apartment is easily accessible to other landmarks and interesting spots in Galena. Inside, you have a very cozy and classic ambiance with a full bathroom, kitchen, and a double bed. Spend a night or a weekend here to recharge, and unwind.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“My apartment is located right on Galena's historic main street also known as the Helluvahalfmile. There are great views, restaurants and dining, family-friendly activities, and nightlife. You’ll love my place because of it's location, the ambiance, people and the Galena main street life. You are right above my restaurant, which serves coffee, breakfast and lunch!”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Heating | Dryer | Washer | Iron | Hot water | Essentials | Laptop-friendly workspace | Free street parking | Kitchen

Guest Reviews

“Perfect location, cozy space. Couldn’t have felt more at home” – Alexandra
“The place looked just like the pictures advertised. Very clean, great location, size good for two people. Only reason didn’t give 5 stars was the walls were thin and could hear adjacent apartment.” – Michael
“The apartment was very accessible via walking distances to many of the places we planned to visit eg. downtown shops, It's a very clean, adequately stocked & urban style apartment. I loved the fireplace in the bedroom, the ceiling fans & the brick wall.” – Diana
“Fantastic location, clean spot to spend a few days for a break” – Christina
“Amazing place right on Main St! Very clean and absolutely darling vintage vibe with all the modern amenities. Loved it” – Jenny

#12 Home With Main Street Views – Quiet & Comfortable And With Free Parking

4 Guests | 1 Bedrooms | 1 Bathrooms

Book Now: $100 per night, airbnb.com

This apartment may be interesting for history enthusiasts as it's directly across from the Galena Museum and close to antiques, art studios, winery rooms, and breweries that regularly have walking tours. It's a cheery and colourful apartment, with floral accents that add to its character and charm.

Here's the property description from Airbnb:

“Nestled in the heart of historical downtown Galena, our quiet and private apartment suite is only steps away from shopping, dining, entertainment and everything Galena has to offer. Wake up to a full tea and coffee bar and make yourself at home as you wind down at the end of the day. As you walk out and down the stone stairway, you will find yourself in the middle of Main Street! A reserved, off street, parking space is included with your stay.”

Amenities

Wifi | TV | Air conditioning | Cable TV | Heating | Iron | Laptop-friendly workspace | Essentials | Hot water | Bathtub | Babysitter recommendations | Pack ’n Play/travel crib

Guest Reviews

“Very nice place that completely exceeded our expectations. Perfect location relative to the town and excellent for relaxing at night.” – Kevin
“This was a great little apartment to stay in! Just a block off Main Street & quiet. The parking across the street worked great!” – Kim
“This place is a great location along main street. Parking was easy enough and all of the important stuff in downtown Galena was in easy walking distance.” – Eric
“Excellent location to enjoy Galena's historic downtown from. Flight of steps away from everything!” – Kat
“Cozy, cute, clean and welcoming!” – Valerie

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