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Map pinGalena · Illinois
5.0 · 
1842 Bavarian Brew House
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1842 Bavarian Brew House

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Nestled in charming and historic Galena this beautiful home was built in 1842 by brewer Peter Specht from Bavaria. The cellar operated as his brewery and tavern while living in the home above. The house was extensively renovated in 2008. It remains full of character and charm, but now boasts an abundance of modern comforts. A quiet private patio and yard are the perfect spot for a morning coffee or a glass of wine. All within a few walkable blocks to Main Street, the heart of Galena! This spacious home was built 19 years before the Civil War! Photographs of the house are in the Library of Congress in Washington DC and it has been awarded the prestigious Jo Mead Historic Preservation Award. Begin by noticing the hitching post and large stone placed by the front door to assist those when exiting their carriage. The off- street parking leads to the current garage, which is now equipped to recharge your electric car with a NEMA two hundred twenty volt outlet if needed. This space was once the summer kitchen, built to avoid overheating the home, and still has the fireplace, bread warming oven, and 1847 date etched into the wall. As you enter the back door you will find a patio with comfortable furniture, gas fire feature, and glowing party lights. In addition a grassy and shaded back yard space hosts deer year round. The previous tavern, which is now the cellar, has natural light, hot water heated floors, a dry bar, electric fireplace, shuffleboard table, and seating area perfect to play a game and share an icy beer as Peter Specht intended. You will find the original woodwork, wood floors, and stairway in the 2400 square foot home. The wide Southern Pine floors are over 175 years old and remain gorgeous. A dining room, living room with gas fireplace, modern kitchen with island that includes all the essentials including both a coffee pot and Kuerig, walk in pantry and eat-in seating, laundry room, and half bath are on the first floor. The three bedrooms have large comfortable beds. The master has a king bed, bathroom with marble counter top, heated towel rack, walk in closet, and massage therapy shower. The second bedroom also has a king bed. The third bedroom has a queen bed and its own gas fireplace. A full bath is also on this floor directly across the hall. Central air, hot water heated floors, free Wi Fi, and access to Netflix all will make your stay more comfortable. Take a few moments to look at the wall of photographs that line the hallway. These provide many ideas of experiences to have, places to visit, and areas to dine or enjoy a beverage or cocktail while in Galena. Luckily most eating, dining, music, shopping, and activities are just a few blocks away making this the perfect spot for your stay! The entire home, the cellar tavern, the private yard and patio, driveway and garage if needed. We are just a quick phone call or text away and able to assist in any way during your stay. Our home is located in a historic, peaceful neighborhood with an abundance of trees and nature. It is directly off of highway 20 and three blocks from the many activities of downtown Main Street. You may easily park on the street in front of the home, or off the street in the private driveway.


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Map pinGalena · Illinois

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