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“Farmer's Know Best!” 5 of 5 stars
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“Farmer's Know Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My daughter and I booked a two day get away to Galena, IL. We decided to stay at the Farmer's Guest House, a bed and breakfast located on Route 20 just a few blocks from town. The folks who own it could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. The entire bed and breakfast was spotless, as was our room. Every morning we were served a delicious hot breakfast, and in the late afternoon a wine and cheese hour allowed us to chat with other guests. Charles, the housekeeper, was very charming and polite.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers' Guest House, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Thank you for your review! As the mother of 7 daughters, I love seeing mother/daughter pairs getting away for a restful day of shopping and reconnecting. I hope we see you again soon.

Susan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is our second visit to the Farmer's Guest House, and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. Such a lovely, historic house. The owners are very friendly and accomodating, and breakfast each morning was delicious. The guest house is impeccably clean and the rooms very comfortable. We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers' Guest House, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. Nothing makes you more comfortable than clean, relaxed surroundings and we pride ourselves on an impeccably clean inn. Our large living room and spacious dining room with many separate tables makes for a great place to relax and "hang out" after a day of seeing the sights in Galena.
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great stay for a weekend getaway! Susan and Don were awesome and the room "Jennie" was comfortable in all aspects including the bed and temperature. Everything was very clean and it was fun to look around the house at all the history and architecture. Very close to downtown Galena.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers' Guest House, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Joe, thank you for your review! We enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Susan & Don
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We had a very nice mid-week stay that removed us from the world for a little while. Don and Susan are welcoming, down to earth folks who recogniaze the value of hard work and caring for others. It was a special touch to have it snowing outside with the firplace on. We spend several hours at the museum and had a great time while we realized some of the a "antiques" our grandparents used.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers' Guest House, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. Getting away from it all midweek is a wonderful respit from the real world. We are delighted you chose to celebrate your anniversary with us here at Farmers Guest House and look forward to hosting your romantic getaways in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

I've stayed in B & B's in Europe, but Susan and Don have outdone all of them with their hospitality. Bed was COMFORTABLE, Breakfast WONDERFUL. I'm a business traveler and usually stay in the big box hotels -- went out on a limb and stayed at this B & B and if I could stay at one just like it, business travel would be much more palatable. Susan had breakfast ready for me before I left (even though it was out of their normal schedule), and had a sack breakfast ready on the day I headed back to catch a Chicago flight. I stayed an extra night at the B & B rather than returning to spend the night at a noisy hotel in Chicago. Definitely recommend to business folks.

Room Tip: The cottage in back would probably be fun for a summer weekend away from the City!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers' Guest House, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Kim, thank you for your review. It was great having you here and we certainly enjoy making your business travel more enjoyable. With all the comforts of home, wireless high speed internet, plenty of work areas and a flexible breakfast service, we make business travel a pleasure. Thank you and we look forward to your next stay!
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Fulton, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

I absolutely enjoyed my stay. Don and Susan have a beautiful place and they are so easy going and wonderful to visit with. The whole house is cleaner than clean and for being a huge place with beautiful high ceilings it was comfortably warm in every room which is important to me because I do not enjoy being cold. If you are planning a visit to Galena this is a wonderful place to stay because it is conveniently located and very easy to find. I can't wait to go again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

We just enjoyed a great girls' weekend scrapbooking at Farmer's Guest House!! Don & Susan were fabulous, and, of course, it was wonderful to see Charles again. They all made us feel right at home...so much so that we scrapped in our jammies. The rooms are well appointed, downtown is a quick 5-10 walk and they serve the BEST cookies around (my personal favorite - oatmeal raisin).

If we had a need or request, they were right there to meet that need. It was exactly what we six moms -- who spend much of our lives serving our families -- needed!

If you are looking for a weekend getaway with your crafting friends, check out Farmer's Guest House's crop weekends! You won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Mary room. Plenty of room and a nice bathroom!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers' Guest House, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Natalie, Thank you for your review! It sure was a pleasure having you scrap bookers with us, along with our other guests. It was certainly a great weekend and we are delighted you felt so at home here. See you again at the next crop!
Susan
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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 34 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within walking distance to historic Main Street, Farmers Guest House has been serving guest for 148 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 
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Farmers` Guest House Hotel Galena

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