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Written by Celestino Ruffini   
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 16:22

B&B innkeepers present a weekend of interactive intrigue

GALENA, Ill. ─ The Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Galena (BBIG), tucked away in the scenic and hilly corner of northwest Illinois, will once again present their annual interactive Murder Mystery weekend! This two-day event takes place right in downtown Galena, with participants staying with the city’s finest innkeepers. Galena features a wealth of historic 19th-century dwellings, in a variety of styles, that are now cozy B&Bs and inns.

Sleuths can delve into the mystery - “Phantom of the Masquerade Ball” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22-23. “Phantom of the Masquerade Ball” swirls around the suspense of the Academy Awards Governor’s Ball. At the center is Hearta Stone, a member of the “royal family” of show business. Hearta has just lost her 19th bid for Best Actress and has vowed revenge while her husband, Brutus “Brut” Stone made Hollywood history by winning his third consecutive Best Actor statuette! And their sons, Dustin and Cliff (a.k.a. the “Bad Boys of Los Angeles” and weekly front-page fodder for the tabloids) have promised to make this a “night to remember…” Active parts are available for those who want to unleash their acting talents. Costumes are entirely optional, but definitely add to the entertainment. The show is facilitated by professional actors who keep the action moving and provide lots of laughs along the way.

Tickets are priced at $72.50 per person, plus the cost of lodging, and include a Friday night reception with live music and a three-course dinner theater, with cash bar, in the courtyard of the historic DeSoto House Hotel on Galena’s historic Main Street on Saturday night. Visitors can choose between the following BBIG members: Aldrich Guest House, Annie Wiggins Guest House, Avery Guest House, Belle Aire Mansion Guest House, Cloran Mansion & Antonio’s Cottage, Farmers’ Guest House, Galena Log Cabin Getaway, Hawk Valley Retreat & Cottages, Hellman Guest House, Ryan Mansion Bed & Breakfast or The Steamboat House.

Tickets are limited to 100 participants. They may be purchased from any one of the aforementioned lodging properties. The Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers of Galena represent a not-for-profit group of select innkeepers with the common goal of providing their guests with the very finest travel experience. For more information, please visit For information about room availability, shopping, dining, attractions, events and more, please go to, the Web site of the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, or call 877.464.2536 toll-free.

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