Old Illinois Jail Named Best B&B in U.S and Second Best in the World
Just a 90-minute drive from Rockford is where you'll find your next great overnight filled with fun, romance, shopping, wine-sipping and fabulous meals.
I follow an account on Instagram that shares relationship advice and they recently shared something that my wife and I are making our new goals. It's called the 2-2-2 Rule.
What is the 2-2-2 Rule?
The 2-2-2 Rule is three steps to putting some good mojo into your relationship. the rule says:
Every 2 Weeks:
A night out
Every 2 months:
A weekend away
Every 2 years:
A week-long vacation
With the 2-2-2 Rule in mind, finding six great spots within a short drive from Rockford for an overnight stay, is the mission. let's zero in on one inn that is said to be better than the rest.
No Better Place for An Overnight Trip than Galena, Illinois
Spending any kind of time in Galena is always good. One thing Galena has no shortage of are great B&Bs and it's just a 90-minute drive from Rockford.
One Galena Bed & Breakfast stands out from the rest. Trip advisor named this place the Best B&B in the U.S. and the 2nd Best B&B in the World.
Galena's Jail Hill Inn
Located at 319 Meker Street, this four-storied six-room bed & breakfast housed prisoners for nearly a century.
Jail Hill Inn building is 135-years-old and has more charm inside than you could possibly imagine. The private rooms are on the top 3 floors while the first floor is a community space.
Each suite features multiple rooms, a king bed, a sitting room with a fireplace, a steam shower or massage bath, a wet bar, a fridge, a microwave, and a coffee maker. The rooms even come with chocolates and champagne upon arrival.
"Once you've checked in and made your way to your suite, you'll find a delicious and custom assortment of chocolates waiting for you, along with a chilled bottle of bubbly.
From there, crank up your favorite playlist on our Bluetooth-enabled sound system, dim the lights, and enjoy. Is there any better way to kick off a romantic weekend at Jail Hill Inn?"
As you can imagine, booking a stay at the incredibly popular Jail Hill Inn can be a bit of a challenge. You can always get the most up-to-date availability by visiting their website.
Tucked into the hills of Galena, this piece of history could be just what your relationship needs. Plus, what the room doesn't do for your weekend, the beautiful town of Galena will take care of the rest.