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“BEST PLACE, EVER!” 5 of 5 stars
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Farmers' Guest House
334 Spring Street, Galena, IL 61036   |  
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Ranked #1 of 35 Galena B&B and Inns
Chicago, Illinois
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“BEST PLACE, EVER!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at Farmer's Guest House several times (we would have stayed more if we had the time!), and it is always wonderful. From our first visit, Kathie and Jess made us feel like family. They are amazing people, with such genuine interest in their guests, and staying with them is like staying with the family you always wished you had! The rooms are just delightful, the cookies (homemade and always on hand) are to die for, and Jess is an excellent cook! You will not regret your choice to stay with these wonderful people. Kathie can help you find a restaurant, or direct you to a store with the best sales. No matter what reason you come to Galena, Farmer's will always be the best place to stay.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

My husband and I had a great stay with Kathie and Jess. They are the perfest hosts, They share knowledge of the stores in Galena as well as the history of the Inn. The food was delicious and the serving size was just right. The atmosphere was so relaxing. The "lounge" areas were perfect places for curling up with a book and a mug of tea. I'm ready to go back!E.C.

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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

Tomorrow we'll be returning to the Farmers' Guest House with a "clique" of friends for our 10th time. Jess & Kathie couldn't be nicer and/or more accommodating. Thanks for making all our visits so memorable.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2011

We spent the first night of our honeymoon in Emery's Room at Farmers' Guest House. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Kathie and Jess helped us find a place to eat dinner and even called ahead to the restaurant to let them know we were coming. They were such genuinly, warm hosts. Chrismtas decorating was in progress which added to the charm and experience of our stay. Kathie, Jess and Charles make all of their guests feel so welcome and treat everyone as if they were family. We are looking foward to our next stay!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2011

We stayed in the Camelot room and was a very relaxing stay. Nice walk to downtown. Kathie, Jess and Charles pay a lot attention to detail - again a great getaway!

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

We stayed in the Annie Lloyd Cottage behind the inn. Kathie and Jess have made the entire inn a warm, inviting experience. A delicious breakfast each morning. Kathie is very knowledgeable about Galena and has great answers to your questions. They were just finishing up decorating for Christmas and it really put us in the holiday spirit. It would be an excellent place to stay for couples or even a group. Town is a short walk so the location is very convienent. Thank you Kathie, Jess, and Charles!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Cedar Falls, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

We have been staying at this Inn over the last 15+ years. It is by far the best in Galena. Comfortable and inviting. You can have your privacy or mingle with other guests. Jess, Kathie, and Charles are wonderful. They will certainly make you feel welcome. Anything you want to know about the area - they can help. Whether it be dinner reservations or ideas of what to do. A wonderful breakfast each morning and wine time every day at 6:00 p.m.. We have brought several couples to Farmers over the years and all want to return - and soon.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Farmers' Guest House

Address: 334 Spring Street, Galena, IL 61036
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 35 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within walking distance to historic Main Street, Farmers Guest House has been serving guest for 146 years. WineTime, new country breakfast, ice, hot & cold beverage service, cookies, free wifi, DVD library, in-room full bath, flat screen TV, thermostat to control heat and central air, luxurious towels, sheets and bath amenities, concierge service, off-street parking and all the comforts of home in one place - Farmers Guest House. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Farmers` Guest House Hotel Galena

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