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Artful Lodger Bed and Breakfast
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Artful Lodger Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 1 Hanover B&B and Inns
chicago
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34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great place!”
Reviewed 18 February 2009

We stayed here on Valentines weekend and were very satisfied. Great hosts, breakfast, accommodations, and location. In fact, I have stayed at B&B's in many states during my 15 years of traveling, and this was the first time a host played guitar for us during breakfast!

Hanover is the first town south of Galena, so if you're looking for a room away from the hustle & bustle of downtown Galena, this is your place.

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 February 2009

Good friends of ours recommended the Arftul Lodger to us and we're so glad they did! From the moment we arrived, we were graciously welcomed into Maury and Patricia's home and treated as family. They offered ideas of things to see, places to eat, and had an excellent knowledge of the surrounding area. They loaned my husband and I field glasses and recommended spots and birds to watch for which turned out to be really fun. The food was amazing, and the rooms and common areas are tastefully and beautifully decorated. We even enjoyed live music from Maury one morning at breakfast. I can't say enough good things about this place! And the best part, it is completely affordable-we paid $111 (with tax) for the whole weekend (Friday and Saturday night). Can't wait to get back there!

  • Liked — Cozy atmosphere and great food
  • Disliked — nothing!
  • Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank tfvlfunchicago
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Oakland, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2008

This is a fabulous alternative to the over-priced B&Bs in Galena. The trip from Hanover to Galena is only about 25 minutes and the road is the most scenic in the entire state. If you are skiing at Chestnut, you can avoid that over-priced, run-down scene and stay at a lovely place with fabulous breakfasts. You won't need to eat again until dinner! Patricia and Maury couldn't be more accommodating hosts. I have stayed here several times while visiting family as have friends who live in Chicago. We love this place.

  • Liked — The hosts and the breakfasts
  • Disliked — No complaints whatsoever
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Boomerish
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urbana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 September 2007

I stayed at the Artful Lodger for 3 months this summer while working temporarily in the area. I did not expect to find such a pleasant location, and home to stay in. The owners of this B&B go above and beyond the standards in providing the rare combination of high quality service and a relaxing place to stay; rooms are spacious and spotless, the food is excellent. The Artful Lodger has a central location amidst several beautiful nature preserves and charismatic villages along the Mississippi River, ask the owners about nearby attractions. Enjoy your stay!

  • Liked — The welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Disliked — Hanover does not yet have high-speed internet capacity.
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled on business
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1 Thank theseriousstud
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chicago
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Reviewed 27 December 2006

My husband and I have stayed at this b and b three times. We keep returning for the excellent breakasts and the delightful company. We truly enjoyed our experience. I was skeptical the first time when we pulled up to in the parking lot that seemed a bit junky...the rooms are simple, but you certainly get more than you pay for (we paid $60 per night). Again, good food, nice area and we find the description of the owners (in the previous posts) to be far from accurate. Give it a try.....

  • Liked — Excellent food and great host
  • Disliked — Sparse rooms
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Artful Lodger Bed and Breakfast

Property: Artful Lodger Bed and Breakfast
Address: 500 N Washington St, Hanover, IL 61041-9609
Region: United States > Illinois > Hanover
Amenities:
Kitchenette Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Hanover
Price range (per night): $81 - $134
Number of rooms: 7

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