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Lucius Felt

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Felt Manor Guest House
Galena, Illinois
(815) 777-9093

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The Felt Manor Guest House, a magnificent full service Inn celebrating 30 years of B&B hospitality, is a beautiful French Second Empire mansion located at the top of the Quality Hill section of town and overlooking Galena with stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Built by Lucius Felt in 1848, the Felt Manor is considered one of Galena's premiere properties, offering guests a lovely setting in the renowned charm of Galena's historic district.

The Felt Manor has five spacious and authentic Victorian style Guest Rooms, each one uniquely decorated and all boasting original marble sinks with antiques and reproduction furnishings; several rooms offer scenic views of the Galena valley and most have private bathrooms. Felt Manor's Common Areas are comprised of four elegant, spacious and beautifully appointed Parlors, all boasting original marble fireplaces. These parlors include an ornate Library complete with original Walnut built in bookcases, Living Room/Reception Area with wood burning fireplace, Media Parlor/Game Room offering cable television and dvd player, as well as a comfortable upscale Dining Room with individual guest tables.

The Felt Manor Guest House, circa 1850

Our guests enjoy warm, welcoming and highly personalized hospitality, as well as the extra amenities designed to thrill the discerning traveler. Our Gourmet Egg Specialty of he Day Breakfasts are reviewed as some of the best in Galena. And, our desire to ensure your stay is a total delight means that your breakfast meal is prepared to suit your tastes, with all 3 courses served plated to you at an individual table at your choice of time in the morning. Extras include our Romantic Getaway Weekend package providing scheduled appointments for in-room massages, flowers and/or champagne and other concierge services - all available upon request. Our primary goal is to offer our guests the ability to leave their busy world behind and enjoy the luxury and tranquility of our old world charm.

And, since Galena's Main Street is just a short two block walk away, The Felt Manor also offers walking access to the best of Galena's restaurants, shopping, tours, museums and other entertainment. Leave your own transportation in our off street parking, and enjoy the adventure of downtown Galena via a scenic walk down the Felt Manor's famous double staircase. Known as "Felt's Folly" and a stop on the Galena Trolly's historic tour, our 60 step Limestone and Wrought Iron double staircase is listed with the Library of Congress as a Historical Landmark. Spanning the entire block of Prospect to High Street, the Felt Manor property boasts two large porches offering pretty views of scenic Galena or our lovely walled gardens and fountains, as well as the original brick Carriage House, a historic original ice house and a 8000 gallon underground Cistern.

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