TierraLinda, Only five miles from Galena, but oh so far away! Described by our guests as: "Peaceful; Awesome Hospitality; Beautiful; Friendly; Surreal; Refreshing and Relaxing; Exceeded our Expectations; Will come Back". . .

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Surrounding Area

Beautiful Jo-Daviess County! Beautiful Galena!


The century-old farmhouse of TierraLinda invites you to enjoy the peacefulness of the Jo Daviess countryside. TierraLinda, which means Beautiful Earth, is the home of Armando Villa and his Five Airedales Terriers, Luna, Sol, Mr. Bingo Bruiser, Champs d'Or and Mr.Rudy. The bed and breakfast is only 5 miles from downtown Galena but far away from the urban bustle.

The two beautiful guestrooms have queen size beds with European bedding and private baths. A full breakfast is served featuring specialties of TierraLinda.

The house is centrally air conditioned and heated. Located in the first floor living room is Hot Blast Florence, a 1917 potbelly stove, which guests can sit around and enjoy a winter beverage and conversation. During warmer weather, relax on the front porch that has a view of rolling hills and distant farms.

TierraLinda is nestled among 11 acres of meadows and woods. Guests can fish and swim in the pond, sit by the waterfalls or lie on the sandy beaches. One can also stroll through the forest on footpaths that follow cascading streams while listening to the sounds of frogs and birds. The roads around TierraLinda are lightly traveled by cars and that makes them ideal for biking. Hammocks decorate the yards and are available for guests to rest in after a day of antique shopping, biking or hiking.

TierraLinda! means The Beautiful Earth!

Come to TierraLinda to enjoy This Beautiful Earth, The Land, The Birds, The Enchanted Forest, The Ponds, The WaterFalls, The Clear Skies, The Coyotes, The Rooster and his hens, The Frog Songs, The Fire Flys, The Rocks in the Forest, The Meteors, The Moon Walks, The Bon Fires, The Hammocks, The Sandy Beaches. . .


Very nice, with private bathrooms and queen size bed. No TV


Galena has it all! It's own important History, Great Nineteen Century Architecture, A Beautiful Train Depot, General Grant's House, Many Restaurants like the Fried Green Tomatoes and Cannova's, Galleries like the Palette and Chisel Gallery, Winter skiing, Live Cajun Music by "We're late and smelling like beer", The Mighty Mississippi River, Reds Antique Barn, lots of Great bed and breakfasts and of course one of the best: TierraLinda

Policies & Restrictions

Friendly Pets are welcome in TierraLinda. Please inquire.

Smoke outside, but do not throw your butts in Nature, save them and dispose properly in the trash cans.

No children under seven admitted

Rates & Availability

Minimum two night stay.

Monday thru Thursday: $90.00/Night plus 11% Hotel Motel Tax.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: $100.00 plus11% Hotel Motel Tax.

Stay three days and enjoy a 10% discount!

Other Information

We need to know your approximate time of arrival. The day of your reservation, please call us at the time of your departure, and inform us when you expect to arrive. If in route, you realize that your arrival time will be different than planned, we ask that you be kind enough to inform us of the delay. Thank you.


Starting from downtown Galena, go throught the green flood gates and at the stop light, take a LEFT on Rt. 20 towards Chicago (going East); CROSS the bridge over the Galena River (previously known as The Fever River) and go to Fourth Street or Blackjack Road. Take a RIGHT(South) on Blackjack Road and drive about 1.8 miles. When you are driving up a hill, notice on the left a sign that says "Fried Green Tomatoes Restaurant has moved, Turn Here), well do just that, and take a LEFT at that road, which is Irish Hollow Road. Continue on Irish Hollow Road, pass the Fried Green Tomatoes Restaurant and about 200 yards after the Restaurant's entrance, the road comes to a Y. STAY ON YOUR RIGHT, this is the beginning of North Rocky Hill Road. Drive about 2.2 miles on Rocky Hill Road. TierraLinda will be on your RIGHT. It is a farm, with a red barn, a silo and a white farm house, it has a sign at the entrance, WELCOME TO TIERRALINDA

Discounts Offered

10% to working artists, proof of eligibility required.
10% for a three days stay.
Discounts cannot be combined.

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