Quotes From Our Guest Book


"Good night's rest, everything very clean and quiet.  We appreciated the hospitality and Bishop Hill." Princeton, IL
"This was our first time here but it won't be our last.  It seems a bit like home & was a great two day get-away."  ~  Wolcott, IA  
"As an interior decorator & artist, I am so impressed with this beautifully thought out expression of our Swedish ancestors.  The paint colors are so pure, clean, calm and gentle, simple and elegant.  Love the furnishings ~ lace curtains, bedding, headboards, end-tables, pictures, rugs, lighting.  Everything is simply charming and soothing to the soul!" ~ Urbana, IL 
"Our weekend at The Gallery Inn was so relaxing and luxurious.  We loved being right on the park and within walking distance to everything - great location!  Your inn is wonderful and we will be back again!" ~ Cedar Lake, IN
"Great place to feel at home!  Everything was perfect & so clean!  The hospitality was great!!  We will be back!  Thanks again!"  ~  Moline, IL
"We really enjoyed our stay at your Inn.  The bed was comfortable & cozy and we appreciated the extra comfort details like plush towels and quality tissues, as well as the coffee, tea and snacks.  We will be sure to stay here again."  ~  Chillicothe, IL 
"Loved the way you decorated the Blue Room & the gorgeous white bedding.  This is truly a lovely place and we hope to be back.  Slept like a baby!"  ~  Elgin, IL  
"Great experience staying here!  One of those trips where the lodging is as memorable as the location.  Will recommend your place to other history lovers and hope to come and stay again soon.  You two have done wonderful work and made a great place!"  ~  North Branch, MN
 "Just a note to say how much we enjoyed our stay at your establishment.  When we visit a place like Bishop Hill - with its history - I do have some expectations.  Our accommodations met them - from the room colors and Carl Larsson prints to the Dala Horse on the room key.  You visually affirm and inform the visitor about the Swedish roots of Bishop Hill.  I appreciate that!" ~ Plymouth, IN 
 "It was a lovely stay in a place that felt so much like home ... " ~ Manassas, VA 
"This was the perfect place to stay ~ beautiful, tranquil & inspiring to those of us in love with Bishop Hill history.  Thank you for your thoughtfulness in every regard."  ~ Seattle, WA 
"Thank you for the 5-star accommodations ~ your hospitality knows no bounds.  It was such a wonderful thing to relax in the sitting room, refreshed and working together on the puzzle!  This Inn has made our trip a very memorable "mother-daughter" weekend.  We look forward to returning soon!" ~ Magnolia, IL
"A wonderful, comfortable, hospitable place you've made.  Thank you!"                                             ~  Clinton, IL 
"What a beautiful job you have done here!!  Thank you.  We enjoyed our stay very much."  ~  Normal, IL 
"Thank you for your graciousness and hospitality!"  ~  Marengo, IL 
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay ~ so peaceful and comfortable."  ~  Akron, OH 
"Very welcoming and comfortable.  Charming building."  ~  Council Bluffs, IA 
"Bishop Hill is a tranquil haven and the Inn is very comfortable.  Thank you!"  ~  Palatine, IL 
"We enjoyed our visit very much.  Excellent place to stay ~ very quiet.  Great place to get away!"  ~   Rockford, IL
  "We had a VERY pleasant stay.  The hospitality was great.  We will be back ~ thanks for everything!"  ~  Maroa, IL 
"Thank you so much for the wonderful day and night we spent in the green room.  Our wedding day went perfectly and the room, with all the provided comforts, was a welcome relief at the end of a very long day.  Thanks again!"  ~  Altona, IL 
"What a lovely inn.  I was pleasantly surprised to find such quality in such a small town.  The room is exceptional;  you could give other innkeepers a few tips!  And we thoroughly enjoyed the town.  It was fascinating, relaxing & refreshing"  ~  Eden Prairie, MN 
"We've had a lovely visit and enjoyed the peace of The Gallery Inn.  Thank you."  ~  Hudson, IL 
"We have had a wonderful weekend.  We enjoyed the beautiful room and wonderful hospitality, and can't wait to come back for another stay."  ~  Bloomington, IL
"Thank you for the wonderful hospitality.  You have a beautiful, cozy place.  We had a great overnight stay in the sunny yellow room!"  ~  Sleepy Hollow, IL 
"Wonderful place!  Very clean & quiet!  We'll come back & recommend to friends."  ~  Detroit, MI
"What a delightful, restful place!  I couldn't think of a single thing I might have wanted that wasn't provided.  I haven't felt so 'at home' since, well, I was actually at my home!  See you next year!"   ~   Chicago, IL
"What a great inn!  Loved the accommodations ~ perfect balance of attention and privacy."  ~  Tonica, IL
"Our stay was much too short but we will be back,  for sure.  You have done a fantastic job with The Gallery Inn and the rooms.   The entire environment here is so relaxing and welcoming.  We certainly will spread the word about you and your place to other Bishop Hill Society members in Sweden."   ~   Stockholm, Sweden 
"What wonderful serendipity to find your lovely inn with our cheery yellow room.  Great time exploring Bishop Hill and relaxing!"  ~  Normal, IL
"Your inn is one of the best ... just the right balance of history and comfort.  We really enjoyed our stay!"  ~  Galena, IL
"I thoroughly enjoyed my stay ~ so peaceful and comfortable."  ~  Akron, OH
"What a relaxing place to stay!  You've thought of everything and add top-notch friendliness ... we will return and will spread the word!"   ~   Monument, CO 
"A pleasure for us and a reminder to stop and 'smell the lilacs'."  ~  Ames, IA
"Charming accommodations!  We loved the special touches you have built into your comfortable rooms."   ~   Ainsworth, IA
"Embraced by Bishop Hill ... the perfect tonic after driving 500 miles!  Exquisite taste and a feeling of rewarding the traveler for having chosen The Gallery Inn meet you as you enter the door at the top of the front stairs.  Lovely, quiet 7am walk through town.  Next stop, the bakery for treats!  Make sure you check out the Gallery!  Thanks for the serenity!"   ~  Chagrin Falls, OH
"Thanks for a wonderful stay in your lovely place.  I have enjoyed so much staying in the blue room and we have all spent time together in the sitting room.  This has indeed been a great pleasure ... our stay in Bishop Hill will always be part of our memory and something to think back on."  ~ Oslo, Norway
"What a delightful, peaceful haven you've created ~ thank you!  A lovely spot to celebrate 31 years of marriage!"  ~  Eureka, IL   
"A wonderful inn!  I've already e-mailed friends about what I call 'Americana' at its best.  This is definitely on our list of 'will do again'!"  ~  Cadillac, MI  
"You are amazing hosts!  Thank you for going the extra mile to make us feel so welcome ... we couldn't ask for anything more.  What a wonderful start to our marriage ... we will never forget our stay!"  ~   Watertown, TN
"Thank you so much for a delightful stay!  I'm so glad we found your inn."  ~  Peyton, CO 
"We loved our gal-pal weekend at The Gallery Inn!  Loved the restoration and everything was so clean and fresh.  Loved the historic building and the setting - we will be back!"  Coal Valley, IL
"Thanks for the lovely stay.  You've done a wonderful job on a rich piece of Bishop Hill history."  ~  Chicago, IL
"We could not be happier with our decision to stay at The Gallery Inn.  Not only was the location incredibly convenient, but you could not have been more accommodating hosts.  Thank you for going above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed - and more!"  ~   Mt. Zion, IL
"Congratulations on a beautiful restoration of an historic building.  You have created a handsome & comfortable refuge for those who seek peace and quiet."   Chicago, IL 
"Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful place.  Your hospitality and warmth made us feel like long friends and this is a lovely town.  We hope to someday pass this way again and will visit you."  Harrison Township, MI
"What a fantastic inn ... hope to bring the rest of the family back here soon!"  ~  Madison, WI
"Congratulations to both of you for all that you have done to restore and furnish your inn so beautifully!  Thanks so very much for your gracious hospitality ... "  ~  Visalia, CA
"What an inviting site - to walk into such a cozy room after a long drive in the snow!  We thank you for your genuine hospitality."  Grand Blanc,  MI
"Thank you so much for a most needed, relaxing stay -  and for taking such good care of me.   I love your inn."  Sunnyvale, CA
"Now I have a new dream ... to return for another St. Lucia Night with my family.  Thank you for creating such a shelter from the harsher side of life in the beauty of Bishop Hill ... please keep the fire burning for us!"  Polk Swamp, SC
"What a charming place you have created - so warm and inviting - especially to sit in the parlor.  We enjoyed meeting you and learning a bit of your personal history and connection to the place.  Thank you for your gracious hospitality."     ~     Cleveland Heights, OH