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About THE FELT MANOR

Step back in time when you stay in one of Galena's most prominent homes. Built in 1848, The Felt Manor is a stunning Second Empire mansion that offers guests the comforts of modern travel while maintaining the rich history of Galena's past. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Galena River Valley from our front porch or relax by the fireplace in one of our many parlors.

Gourmet breakfast is always included featuring menu favorites such as eggs benedict, blueberry lemon french toast souffle, homemade croissants, market fruit salads, and our famous twisted candied bacon. Guests also enjoy a complimentary wine reception served at 4 pm daily.

With several different sized room options, we have the perfect accommodations for your next romantic weekend, girlfriends getaway, or large group outing.

THE MANOR

The Felt Manor features 5 spacious and comfortable guest rooms each named after the original Felt family and their staff. Each guest room features original marble sinks, luxury bathrobes, queen-sized beds, Comphy Brand sheets, and USB charging stations.

The first floor of the Manor is comprised of four impressive parlors which include a library, game parlor, reception parlor, and dining room. Leave the real world behind when you cozy up with a book in the Library, play chess in the Game Parlor, or enjoy a complimentary glass of wine on the front porch.

THE COACH HOUSE

After an extensive four year renovation, the original Coach House is now open for bookings! Featuring 2 large bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, jacuzzi, kitchenette, flat-screen TV, gas fireplace and private deck the Coach House is the perfect location for groups up to 6 or for couples seeking the ultimate luxe Galena experience. Located at the back of the Felt Manor grounds, your group can enjoy a completely private experience while still enjoying the common areas and historic parlors within the main house.

Gourmet breakfast and afternoon happy hour reception at the Manor are included with all Coach House stays. See for yourself why this renovation was awarded the prestigious 2018 Galena Preservation Award.

LOCATION

Whether you're kayaking the Galena River, visiting the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, or hitting the shops on Main Street, let the Inn at Felt Manor be your vacation home away from home.

We are conveniently located two blocks up the hill from Main Street, with pedestrian access via the Washington Street Stairway or from Hill Street. The Inn at Felt Manor offers plenty of complimentary off-street parking for guests, so we invite you to leave your car in our private lot and walk to all the sights, restaurants and nightlife in town.

HISTORY
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felt manor

The Felt Manor was built in 1848 by Lucius Felt, the owner of a dry goods store on Galena's Main Street and also a director of the Merchants National Bank. The home was originally built in the Greek Revival style and later remodeled in 1874 to the fashionable Second Empire style, adding the iconic mansard roof that can be seen across town. During the renovation, the third floor attic was converted into a grand ballroom with two adjoining parlors that the Felts used for entertaining.

The double stone staircase connecting the home to Prospect Street was added in the 1860s and is listed with the Library of Congress as a National Historic Landmark. Dubbed ‘Felt's Folly' by locals, Lucius Felt spent an impressive $40,000 to have the steps chiseled into the limestone hillside, at a price that would be equivalent to over $1.3 million today.
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