Rudolph’s Retreat


Friday – Sunday:  $165.00* + tax
Monday – Thursday:  $135.00* + tax
*based on double occupancy

Two night minimum on any reservation.

Check-In / Check-Out

Check-In: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Check-Out: 11:00 a.m.

Well behaved children 8 years or older are welcome.

The suite is located in the historic brewery and ice house where the ice was stored on the second floor and the beer brewed on the ground floor. The building was built in 1876 to increase brewing capacity and designed to handle 800 tons of ice on the 2nd floor to be used as an air conditioner for the ground floor via an air space between the outer stone wall and a brick inner wall. This was accomplished by opening the brick wall near the floor with moveable shutters.

Named for the last brew master, Rudolph Speier, who owned and operated the City Brewery, one of Galena‘s predominant breweries in the 1800s.

Retreat to a room that has all the comforts imaginable. Experience the rich history of the building and grounds all while relaxing and enjoying your time in Galena and Jo Daviess County.


Amenities include an outdoor private entrance, king size bed, private bath, adjoining sitting room with sofa sleeper, Free Wi-Fi cable TV, DVD & VCR and on-site parking. Guests have full use of the Spa room, containing a six-person sauna, great for those crisp winter evenings or sultry summer nights.


Just four blocks from Galena’s historic Main Street, where you will find unique shopping, specialty gift stores and fine and casual dining. Close to top of the line golf courses like the Galena Territory. Walking/ riding distance to Galena’s scenic bike trail which winds along the Galena River. Theaters and river museums are close at hand. We offer the Best of Galena and the Best of Jo Daviess County.

If you are in need of suggestions or assistance in planning activities we are happy to help. Galena and Jo Daviess County offer many unique attractions. Whether you are a history buff, adventure seeker, or just want to relax with a good book, there is something for everyone.

Just a scenic, short drive from Chicago, Madison, and the Quad Cities, Galena is the perfect getaway.

Gift Certificates available.

King Size Bed with Custom Bronze Bed Post

King Size Bed with Custom Bronze Bed Post


Sitting Room with Apartment Sized Refrigerator

Sitting Room with Apartment Sized Refrigerator