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Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

1109 West State Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650
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Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Brownsburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in many B&B's before this weekend and we found Blessings to be at the top of the list for a return visit. Comfy bed, cozy robes for both of us, accomodating, friendly, gracious family members providing a delicious breakfast and lovely gardens (ready with the promise of brilliant splashes of colorful flowers every) make this B&B a... More

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Vienna, Virginia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I was a guest speaker at Illinois College and this B&B was booked for me for 3 nights. I really enjoyed the stay. The bed in the Serenity on State Suite was very comfortable, the suite ample, the breakfasts were delicious and different every day, and the owners were most hospitable and accommodating. Thank you!

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review, Jay! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us and we're glad the college arranged for you to stay here. We look forward to seeing you again another day. In the meantime, I've been considering your recommendation that we serve specialty dinners in addition to our breakfasts. More

Evanston, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

A business trip to the Jacksonville area meant a hotel, but looking a bit further, I was very fortunate to find Blessings on State B&B. What a treat! Lovely suites in a Victorian mansion met my every need, and even better were innkeeper, Gwenn and her family truly made my stay a delight. Gwenn was very helpful in recommending restaurants... More

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Hosting you was our pleasure, Clint! I'm so glad you had the opportunity to spend a few days here. It sounds like our Serenity Suite was a perfect fit. Your photos of Blessings on State are terrific and tell a great story, and your review comments along with your other Jacksonville area reviews provide future visitors with insight and a... More

Jacksonville, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Gwenn and her family are so welcoming. My bridesmaid and I stayed there the night before my wedding and we were greeted with warm cookies and milk, enjoyed fuzzy bathrobes, and stayed up late catching up. And that clawfoot tub...oh, so wonderful. Such a relaxing stay before a busy day!

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We loved having you stay with us! I'm so glad that you were able to relax and enjoy spending time together! Your stay (and your photos!) gave me the idea for a calming pre-wedding package for brides and bridesmaids. What fun! Wishing you many years of wedded bliss! Now that you're married you can come back each year for your... More

Morrisonville, Illinois
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

My husband and I were fortunate enough to enjoy a complimentary stay at Blessings on State in November courtesy of B&B for Vets, and it was truly amazing. We stayed in the Tranquility Suite which was perfect for us, but since the other suite was not being used, Gwenn invited us to use it also at our leisure. The spacious... More

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We were honored to have you stay with us. It was interesting to hear about your husband's Navy service in the Gulf of Tonkin and to get to know you both. I'm still enjoying Jerry's "hostess gift" - yes, it's still alive! The leaves are very healthy and I'm looking for violet blooms one day! Thanks for mentioning Lonzerotti's, All... More

Jonesboro, Arkansas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

My husband and I usually stay in a local Jacksonville hotel when visiting my mother-in-law, who is in a nursing home in nearby Virginia, IL, but we wanted something nicer since it was Christmas holidays. Gwen and Glenn opened their beautiful home to us, and we had the coziest, most relaxing stay away from the freezing cold outside (1 degree).... More

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so glad it worked out for you to stay with us at Christmas time! Springtime is great, too... as is summer... oh, and we have a beautiful fall season, as well! Let's just say that we hope you'll stay with us again - in every season! More

Kalamazoo, Michigan
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Our stay at Blessings on State was the major highlight of our Homecoming Weekend visit to Illinois College. The warmth and friendliness of the innkeeper and her family was contagious. The B&B lodging experience was first rate, with comfortable, quiet rooms and fantastic home made food. The proximity to the college (1 block) made it walkable so we did not... More

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We enjoyed your visit and getting to know you and your friends! Thank you for sharing our B&B with your Illinois College friends at your reunion - we hope to meet and host some them, too! Come back again soon! More

Rockford, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I was glad that Gwenn had an opening left Friday before homecoming weekend. The hospitality and friendliness was out of this world. Our stay in the Serenity Room was relaxing and comfortable. Even though the forecast said possible chance of rain all day Saturday. It was pleasant outside for all of the homecoming activities. A perk was that the Homecoming... More

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

So happy to have you stay with us! Illinois College Homecoming - what an exciting time to be in Jacksonville! (Thanks for helping Val gather all the candy at the parade.) More

Fort Mill, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Lovely home and host family. I grew up in the neighborhood, so this was a much more attractive choice compared to the standard properties by the highway. Lovely home and host family. I grew up in the neighborhood, so this was a much more attractive choice compared to the standard properties by the highway

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We were delighted to have you stay with us while you were visitng your family. Please come again! More

Rochelle, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

I can't even begin to express how much i enjoyed staying at Blessings!! The atmosphere is SO relaxing, the breakfast was incredible, and Jacksonville has so much to offer! My cousin and I try to get together at a B&B every summer and I rate Blessings THE BEST HANDS DOWN!! Valerie made our stay even more FUN and the front... More

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your experience at Blessings on State. We were delighted to have you stay with us and hope that you'll come back again soon! More

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Additional Information about Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1109 West State Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650
Location: United States > Illinois > Jacksonville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Jacksonville
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast is located in the prestigious Duncan Park/West State Street historic district in Jacksonville, Illinois. One block from Illinois College, the Governor Duncan Mansion and the Illinois School for the Deaf, this beautiful 120-year-old mansion shines with the ambiance of the past. Strong architectural details include a stunning carved staircase, five distinctly different tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, natural wood floors and stunning chandeliers in every room. ... more   less 

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