Historic Brick, Bed & Breakfast - Galena, IL
Incredible opportunity to own one of the premier properties in Galena! Built in 1850 by Lucius Felt on a perch high above Main Street overlooking the Galena River valley, The Felt Manor offers a mixture of luxurious finishes, dramatic spaces, and incredible history combined with breathtaking panoramas of downtown Galena and deep vistas of the rolling countryside beyond. Originally built as a Gothic Revival style home, the house was extensively renovated after the Civil War in the Second Empire style with third floor and Mansard roof. The property has served as the Felt Manor Guest House since 1981, a full-service bed and breakfast, and is now licensed as a small inn allowing up to 8 guest rooms. The business has been thoughtfully managed to maintain the historic integrity, the interior design is as it was in 1874. Quality and attention to detail are evident throughout the stately brick home which features high ceilings, ornate woodwork, expansive rooms, spacious bedrooms with private baths and original marble sinks, tastefully designed built-ins, pocket doors, seven marble surround fireplaces (four currently operational), and so much more. Main floor houses four large parlors with one serving as the inn’s dining room, another as the main living area, a third that functions as a library with built-in bookcases and bay window, and the last a warm and inviting sitting room with additional bay. The second floor, accessible from both front and rear staircases, features 5 bedrooms each tastefully decorated and offering a unique experience and view, 4 well-appointed bathrooms, and a large walk-in linen closet for staging and storage. The third floor offers 10 foot ceilings, two additional bedrooms (both with great views), original indoor shutters, and a magnificent great room that was originally used as the ballroom of the house. The home features a majestic front porch with commanding views and a quiet, cozy rear porch and courtyard. The ground level walks out on two si
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