They have a bottomless cookie jar with fresh baked cookies in the dining room!! What else do you need to know?? This was my first bed and breakfest experience, and I can honestly say it made a believer out of me! My mom and I visited for a getaway vacation shortly after New Years, and it was easily the most enjoyable experience I have ever had sleeping away from home! I will have an extemely difficult time ever staying in a traditional hotel again! I felt truly at home in Don and Susan's Guest House. The rooms were SPOTLESS and COZY! Many Thanks to Charles for his kind attention to keeping our rooms fresh! Don and Susan are kind, helpful and welcoming. They have put tremendous thought and attention into their bed and breakfast, and it SHOWS! Unlike another reviewer, I appreciated their kind recommendations regarding restaurants and other Galena attractions. I did not find it pushy, but rather felt that they were sincerely interested in making my trip to Galena the very best it could be for me--nor did I feel that they tried to push me towards one particular restaurant. Wine and Cheese time in the evening was a wonderful way to relax after a busy day! I really enjoyed relaxing and visiting with my hosts and the other guests. Breakfasts were EXCEPTIONAL!! The servings were ample, and the sausage and sugared bacon (both of which were locally sourced) were the best I have ever had. The fresh fruit was flavorful and beautifully presented. Susan's cranberry scones were delicious, classic scones with the perfect flavor and texture. The broccoli and cheese quiche she served had a wonderful flavor with a tender, homemade crust. Also, her orange tarragon french toast was amazing! Again, the texture and unique combination of flavors were anything but ordinary! I am looking forward to visiting again, hopefully in the late spring or early summer! Thanks so much, Susan and Don!
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February 2, 2013
Tammy, thank you for the review. We enjoyed spending time with you and your Mom as well. I love making a special event out of breakfast each day and it is rewarding to have guests like yourselves who enjoy it as much as I do. The Orange Tarragon French Toast is actually a recipe given to me by the former owners - I have added my own special touches, of course. Since many guests request this entree it makes frequent appearances on the menu and I was delighted to read your comments about it. We look forward to your next visit.
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