Guest Comments

Tom and Kathleen,
You both should be very proud of what you have built for each other and for the joy you bring to all of us who stay here. You and your beautiful home contributed so much to our wonderful time spent here in Galena, leaving us great memories to cherish for a lifetime. Thank you!
-Ray and Lisa
St. Louis Missouri

We had a wonderful time~as always! I love this Bed & Breakfast! Kathleen & Tom were great, the place is amazing, & we look forward to coming back again next year! It’s a perfect little getaway -enchanting, cozy, and relaxing. Amazing rooms with jacuzzi’s and great views, beautiful gardens, and delicious breakfast. Highly recommend it!
-Trip Advisor Member

My fiancée and I went to Galena and stayed here to elope. It was an awesome experience. The innkeepers are great. The rooms were great, very clean and definitely brings one back to historical times. The breakfast was great every time. The cinnamon rolls are to die for. We got married there this past weekend and were able to use the beautifully landscaped gardens as our back drop. It was beyond words. My husband and I would stay there again without hesitation. If you are looking for a quiet, beautiful getaway go visit as you will not regret.
-Larisa C

A house filled with the owner’s devotion. It is a piece of Fine Art.
-Soi Lao (Mother from China) & Agnes W (daughter)

I spend a few weekends in Galena every year and Abbeys is without a doubt my favorite place to stay. A beautiful walk away from downtown and always a pleasure to see the friendly hosts. Very clean and comfortable with a lot of history.
-R. K.

What an incredible time we had at Abbey’s High Street B&B! It was like a step back in time with all of the modern conveniences. Kathleen and Tom are quintessential hosts. We wanted for nothing and they went out of their way to make us feel at home. Tom greeted us and showed us around the property. We stayed in the Grant Suite which overlooked downtown Galena with a view of Grant’s home from the window. Too add to the ambiance, the suite includes a whirlpool which is a lovely addition to a romantic getaway. Each evening we enjoyed libations amongst the well-manicured gardens. From our perch in the gazebo, we delighted in conversations with our hosts and enjoyed the sights overlooking the town and sounds of the trolley as it stopped by on its tours. Each morning, promptly at nine we enjoyed a plentiful and delicious breakfast prepared and served by our hosts. Kathleen works tirelessly to ensure that every detail entices all the senses and that each morsel is enjoyed. Suffice it to say that you will not go hungry. I would highly recommend this B&B for a getaway to Galena. It is very relaxing and rejuvenating and we will be returning!

Thank you for your warm hospitality. Our only complaint would be that the beds are so comfortable it’s hard to get out of them for your fabulous breakfast! We will be back and look forward to seeing your gardens in bloom. We wish you continued success in your B&B career.
-Kim and Ken

Tom and Kathleen,
It has been a very pleasurable stay here in your wonderful home! The room is so cheerful and inviting. Your home is perfectly decorated with exceptional taste. The garden is so utterly enchanting. It reminds me very much of a wonderful place we stayed at in the south of England, but without the 8 Hour plane ride! Thank you for your hospitality. Your warm and caring nature is evident throughout. We hope to visit again soon!
-Dawn & Dirk H.
Barrington, Illinois

Wow!! Just wow! We felt transported back into the 1880’s. The house is magical, the hostess was gracious and so much fun to talk to! It’s going to be difficult coming back down to earth and back to reality! Thank you thank you!
-Rita F.

We just returned from a three-day weekend in Galena and already missing it and wish we could go back. We stayed at several B&B’s in Galena and places in the U.S and this one is the best. The home has been beautifully restored and filled with picture perfect antiques. The rooms are clean, quiet, cozy, beautifully decorated. We both commented each morning how we slept like babies. The four poster bed was very comfortable and the sheetlls were so soft. We really enjoyed the gardens, the swing, and the Gazebo. Abbey’s is one of the few B&B’s in Galena that has this extraordinary space for their guests to sit and enjoy. It is so nice in the morning and afternoon after a day of shopping to relax with a glass of lemonade and enjoy the view. We have been going to Galena for many years for Country Fair weekend. This is one weekend of the year away from kids and Abbey’s is truly a romantic place. We definitely plan to go back and stay at Abbeys next year.
-Tom and Mary

Dear Tom and Kathleen,
Ken and I had the time of our lives. You are an inspiration in decorating and painting. The breakfasts were wonderful and it felt like we were in the movies. We’re going to give our parents gift certificates for Christmas to your beautiful B&B. Thank you for everything.
-Cheryl and Ken P.
Geneva, Illinois

This has truly been a dream! The Grant Suite will always have a special place in our hearts. We got engaged while looking out onto the beautiful city of Galena. Out of all the places in the world, I couldn’t think of a better place to make our love official! We can’t wait to come back and recall the wonderful time we shared.
-Soon-to-be Maggie and Tim R.

If you are visiting Galena, Il and need a place to stay…Abbey’s on High Street is the B&B to stay at. It is a quaint Victorian style B&B that is very close to the shops and eateries of downtown Galena. Kathleen has a flair for her breakfast and for serving them in a unique and relaxing way. She truly enjoys pampering her guests and is very informative about the surroundings to help you maneuver through the many sites of the area. We truly enjoyed our visit and when we go back, we will be staying at Abby’s.

Thank you so much for opening your beautiful home to us. We had a wonderful time here in Galena and your wonderful home made our experience here just perfect. All your hard work has sure paid off. From all the stories and photos of this place you’d hardly believe how bad off this home was. You both have done a terrific job here. God bless you both, your home and your business.
-Chris and Cindy K.

The house is immaculate and the gardens so beautiful. The owners are a delight and gave us a bit of a history lesson. If you need to get away and relax, this is it. Breakfast was served elegantly and was very tasty. Would definitely return.
Orland Park, Illinois

My husband’s first B&B experience. He has asked me when we are going back. Kathleen’s breakfast was the best. Almost too pretty to eat, but tasted better than ever. The bed was very comfortable and the room was beautiful. The place is extremely elegant; it made me feel at home. I will recommend to everyone I know.
-Linda and Sam T.

A unique experience and unbelievable hospitality. My wife and I stayed at many B&B’s throughout the country and Abbey’s High Street topped them all. The garden, the view, the hospitality, a comfortable room, the breakfast, just made our weekend in Galena that much more pleasant. I would recommend this B&B to my friends and we will not hesitate to return next fall. Thank you Abbeys for the wonderful weekend! See you next fall.
-Bob & Nancy

Dear Tom and Kathleen,
What an Absolute Delight it has been spending two Glorious Days at Abbeys High St B&B. The hospitality was warm and caring, the gardens were beautiful, the jacuzzi was romantic and relaxing, and the breakfasts were out of this world! Thank you for two special days.
-Jan & Jesus B.

My husband and I chose this place based on good reviews and price. We were not disappointed. We have lived in England, and can honestly say this is the closest experience to a real English B&B I’ve had in the states. Everything was freshly cooked in the owner’s kitchen. Service was top-notch. The decor and gardens were lovely. The owners know exactly when to visit and when to leave the guests to themselves. I and other guests with us at breakfast were similarly impressed.
-Nigel P.

My husband and I enjoyed the lovely quaintness of this historic Inn in Galena. It provided a wonderful get away with very gracious and friendly hosts. Breakfast was delicious and the historical overview of the surrounding area was much appreciated. Abbey’s was beautifully decorated with antiques. Our Thomas Room had a very comfortable canopy bed with a corner Jacuzzi for two.
-Mike and Pam
Phoenix, Arizona

Exquisite antiques in most comfortable home. I would stay here again and again. The atmosphere was terrific and private. I needed a weekend getaway, but never expected to be this relaxed when I got home. I really loved our stay in the Grant Suite. The antiques and attention to detail make it worth every penny. I highly recommend this B&B. Thank you Tom and Kathleen for a wonderful weekend.
Woodstock, Illinois

“Perfect Getaway.” I highly recommend Abbeys High Street. It is a B&B my husband and I will be returning to. The breakfasts were delicious, generous in size and beautifully presented. The house was Immaculate, along with the grounds. The gardens were in full bloom with scenic views everywhere -in sun and shade. My favorite spot was the swing on a beautiful sunny afternoon where we sat and sipped homemade lemonade…Or was it the gazebo that overlooks Galena in the evening sipping some lovely red wine with my sweetie. Either way, it was the perfect place to celebrate our 35th Anniversary.
-Chuck and Judy

Best B&B we ever stayed at. Abbeys B&B is a wonderful setting…Sitting high up and looking down over U.S. Grant’s former house with the beautiful hills and valleys. The house is beautifully furnished with antiques and restored in the best of taste. The owners were cordial and food was delicious. The beds are very comfortable and the social room downstairs was set up well for guests. We couldn’t ask for anything more and there are many attractions in the town, including shops and restaurants. The best thing about this town is the history of General Grant…
-Sam C.

First class beautiful decor and furnishings, and the many extras made our stay one of the most memorable experiences we’ve ever had. I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs to be pampered and get away. We cannot wait to return. This is Hey care nurse dream, this is a must!
-Ryan C.

Thank you for a wonderful stay I will never forget. You are kind, welcoming people (and amazing crafts people with the renovations). It is such a lovely spot, comfy beds with great sheets, beautiful house and delightful Gardens. The ideal place to get engaged -It was fantastic for the utmost special moment – so as I leave with my fiancé I offer many thanks for a wonderful time.
P.S. We leave also with full, happy bellies. Great breakfast! ?
-Carol S and John Y.

Tom and Kathleen,
We really had such a wonderful stay. This lovely place is a top-notch organization of class, romantic appeal and well… Everything! We loved our stay. The meals were very satisfying and got us off to a great start each morning. Wonderful Ambience here in the Grant Suite. Will be telling others about you and showing our pictures.
-Bill and Kathy S.