After staying in many of the hotel chains in Jacksonville over the years, I was delighted to find this wonderful alternative. It is beautiful, quiet, and Gwenn and Glen are gracious and thoughtful hosts. The food, which ranges from cookies before bedtime and gourmet breakfast, is outstanding. I have already booked my stays for the coming year, and I will continue to do so as long as business takes me to 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