Bed & Breakfast Style Rooms At The Inn

Our comfortable, unique bed and breakfast style guest rooms near Galena Illinois feature cotton quilts, private baths and historical architecture, all in the quaint town of Shullsburg Wisconsin, only one hour from Madison WI!
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Mary Jane Room

Water Street Place Shullsburg Wisc. bed and breakfast - Galena IL.Named for the previous owner's sister, Mary Jane, who helped with the least pleasant aspects of the restoration, scrubbing floors and painting. This room had the most structural damage as the ceiling, floor, and walls had to be replaced due to severe roof decay, which had gone uncorrected for many years. From 1923 to 1953, this room was the lab for the local dentist, Dr. Jack Hanifan. Cabinets in the bathroom and bedroom were made by Chuck Staab to fit into difficult spaces. Rates are $75/night plus tax. Click To Check Availability Or Reserve Online!

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Hanifan Room

Water Street Place Shullsburg WI bed and breakfast - Galena Illinois.Water Street Place Shullsburg WI bed and breakfast - Galena Illinois.Named for the long time local dentist, Dr. Jack Hanifan who had his practicehere from 1923 to 1953. This was the waiting room for his patients and the dentalchair was located near the window of the interior staircase. Dr Hanifan movedhis practice across the street in 1953 because the building's owner wouldnot put in hot water. Rates are $85/night plus tax. Click To Check Availability Or Reserve Online!



Jamieson Room

Water Street Place Shullsburg Wisc. bed and breakfast - Galena IL.Water Street Place Shullsburg Wisc. bed and breakfast - Galena IL.Named after Ray Jamieson, a very prominent Shullsburg citizen and president of the 1st National Bank which inhabited the first floor from 1909 to 1933. Ray Jamieson had an acting role in the first talking movie ever produced and the bank building was owned by the Jamieson family for many years.


aaThis room is very spacious and inviting. The walls are a prairie dust color with country white trim. A "courtyard quilt" adorns the gray metal queen size Bowman bed. Near the window of the long room is a built in cabinet housing the TV and VCR. A love seat and wing back chair provides a nice sitting area. The spacious bathroom has an old fashioned claw foot tub in addition to the shower. All cabinetry was designed and made by Chuck Staab. Samplers and sampler pillows add to the warmth of the room with one of the samplers being a house in Shullsburg. This is a copy of an original stitched by a little girl in 1846. Rates are $95/night plus tax. Click To Check Availability Or Reserve Online!


Crowley Suite

Water Street Place Shullsburg WI bed and breakfast - Galena Illinois.Named for Clifford E. Crowley, the last of many attorneys and judges to occupy this space. He began his practice in 1953 and for many years, the letters "C. E. Crowley, Law Office" were stenciled on the 7' tall windows, clearly visible from Water Street below. Many weddings took place in this room with a judge presiding.


Water Street Place Shullsburg WI bed and breakfast - Galena Illinois.aThe original safe in the suite was far too heavy to be moved so the entire decorating scheme revolved around the black stenciled safe. The TV/VCR cabinet, on top of the safe, is designed in the same manner as the safe. There are two styles of floor boards with the wider pine boards being original. They have never been painted and show 120 years of scratches, dents, and cigarette burns.

Water Street Place Shullsburg WI bed and breakfast - Galena Illinois.Water Street Place Shullsburg WI bed and breakfast - Galena Illinois.The floor boards in the bed room are narrower and were probably installed in the 1920s. Although it is new the fireplace looks as if it has always been there, as it was carefully designed to appear original. The brick in the hearth came from one of three chimneys in the building that had to be removed due to structural concerns. Rates are $150/night plus tax. Click To Check Availability Or Reserve Online!




All the buildings on Water Street originally had shutters on the upstairs windows. The shutters in the suite were patterned from the original town ones. The Oddfellows hall, one block to the east, still has the original shutters in use.

The large door at the end of the hall, next to the Crowley Suite, connects to the Brewster building. The original purpose of the door was to move merchandise from one building to the other. In the 1940s, there was a staircase, which led to the 3rd floor of the Brewster building for weekend dances and card parties but it is currently secured shut.

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Bed & Breakfast Room Amenities

  • Private bath with full size shower
  • TV/VCR with Expanded Cable
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Continental Breakfast Included
  • Downstairs Pub and Eatery
  • Each room has its own climate control for heat and air conditioning
  • Scented handmade soap by Ellen's Soap Pantry of Shullsburg
  • Maintained as fresh as opening day
  • Your privacy needs are acknowledged and met
  • Member of Wisconsin Innkeepers Association
  • State inspected and licensed
  • Furnishings in room are a tasteful mix of antiques and custom-made pieces

Why stay at Galena Illinois lodging accommodations when you can
experience true history only 20 minutes away in Shullsburg WI?




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