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Farmers Guest House

334 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2128
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Certificate of Excellence
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/17/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Selected as one of the TOP TEN B&Bs in the U.S. of 2015, Farmers Guest House has been serving guest for 150 years. Located downtown, one block from historic Main Street, and including many amenities such as daily WineTime, award winning champagne breakfast, ice, water, hot beverage service, cookies, free wifi, in-room full bath, flat screen TV, thermostat to control heat and central air, luxurious towels, sheets and bath amenities, concierge service, public off-street parking and all the comforts of home, your exceptional experience begins at Farmers Guest House.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Board games / puzzles
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Special diet menus
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Liz Dotson wrote a review Jul 6
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We picked Galena for the 4th of July weekend on a whim. We randomly selected the Farmers Guest House and gave them a call to see if they had any availability for the weekend. We spoke to Elaine who is probably the nicest most helpful person I’ve ever spoken on the phone with. She explained what they had available and how things were operating a bit differently due to COVID (ie. Breakfast delivery, extra cleaning measures, etc). We were so excited to arrive that we got here a few hours early to just take a look around. Mark greeted us and chatted and told us that when we officially check-in we’d be given a tour of the place. We went off to ride bikes to the vineyard right outside of town and came back around 4 pm to check-in. We met Luke and Elaine in person and she gave us a tour while Luke brought our bags up to the front door of our room. The FGH is simply beautiful and very well maintained. The room was so quaint and clean and we had everything we needed in there. By far the best part of our stay was BREAKFAST! Holy cow, I have never eaten anything so delicious. Each day you get breakfast delivered and it’s something different. Day 1 we got - greek yogurt with homemade granola, fruit, juice, champagne, honey, and cream cheese stuffed french toast, bacon, and the most amazing hash brown bites with rosemary and cheddar in them. It blew our minds. I would do the 2.5-hour drive from Chicago just to eat breakfast there again. I also loved that each meal had local ingredients or highlights. The other great thing about FGH is the wine delivery every night - this wine time is typically held in a common room but due to COVID it was delivered which was fine with us - we took our wine out to the back garden and sat and enjoyed the beautiful flowers and bunnies. All in all I would love to go back to Farmers Guest House - we’re thinking in the fall :) and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a little R&R, you will be taken care of from the second you pick up the phone to call!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Joe Gajc wrote a review Jun 2020
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My wife and I haven't been to Galena in nearly 18 years. We decided to do an overnight getaway to Galena to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary. We were looking for a special place to stay and I came across the Farmers Guest House during my search. It is a wonderful place. Within walking distance of the city and its restaurants and boutique shops. We greatly enjoyed our stay. The staff is extremely welcoming, the rooms are spotless and the breakfast is phenomenal. We are definitely planning another visit later in the year and we highly recommend this gem of a B&B.
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Date of stay: June 2020
Response from Farmers Guest House, Owner at Farmers Guest House
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your amazing review! Your kind words mean the world to us! It was such a treat to host your anniversary stay and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything that Farmers Guest House has to offer! We can't wait to see you and Irene again soon!
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John O wrote a review Mar 2020
Park Ridge, Illinois1 contribution
My wife and I spent a few days to enjoy a babymoon before our third child was born. I began this B&B experience with no real expectations, as I had never stayed at a B&B before. Mark, Luke, and Elaine immediately made us feel welcome — clear explanations about the property, food, wine/cheese hour and immediately took our bags up. They were genuinely happy to have us there. Given that this was the off season, the first night we were lucky enough to be the only guests, so we got to have a nice chat with the three of them. They are all incredibly personable and make the wine/cheese hour very enjoyable. As for the property itself, the building is beautiful with a very interesting history. Lots of cozy communal space on the main floor, and we felt like we had enough privacy in our room. The only downside is that parking is across the busy street. In addition, the property is in easy walking distance of the shopping and entertainment of Galena. Food wise, we thoroughly enjoyed breakfast each morning. The menu changed every day, and it was obvious that the proprietors put thought and care into what they were making. Highly recommend for those looking for a good B&B experience. Mark, Luke, and Elaine put immense pride in their innkeeper roles and it was the highlight of our Galena trip.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Barry L wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois23 contributions8 helpful votes
The owners of this bed and breakfast had a wonderful property, were great company, and provided a fantastic eating experience. They made us feel like they were privileged to have such wonderful guests as us. Such a nice feeling. Once well-fed and well-coffied, we wandered a charming town and danced at Turner Hall.
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Date of stay: March 2020
knsk2018 wrote a review Feb 2020
Rock Falls, Illinois3 contributions
Room for quilting was set up with everything we needed. Staff helped carry our supplies inside. Guest rooms were wonderful—each had its own bathroom. Bedding was top notch. Food was excellent. Wine was served in early evening. Hosts were friendly & helpful. I would recommend this guest house. We reserved our date for 2020.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House
Responded Feb 8, 2020
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy that you enjoyed the amenities offered at our quilting retreat! Hosting your group was such a pleasure, and your quilting work was beyond impressive! We are already looking forward to having you back in 2020!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farmers Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Farmers Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.2 miles), River Bend Gallery (0.2 miles), and Root Beer Revelry (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Farmers Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Farmers Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Farmers Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Farmers Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Otto's Place, Root Beer Revelry, and Embe.
Is Farmers Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the center of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Farmers Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.4 miles), Root Beer Revelry (0.2 miles), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.3 miles).
Is Farmers Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.