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334 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2128
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
Updated 08/07/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#7 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
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Long recognized as one of the very best B&B inns in Galena, Farmers Guest House opened in 1867 and has been serving guests for more than 150 years. Located in Galena's downtown historic district, one block from storied Main Street, FGH offers guests a range of amenities--including daily WineTime, acclaimed breakfast, 24/7 ice, bottled drinking water, in-room hot beverage service/mini fridge/microwave, daily fresh-baked cookies, free wifi, in-room full bath, cable TV, thermostat to control heat and central air, luxurious towels, sheets and bath amenities, public off-street parking and all the comforts of home. Your memorable Galena getaway experience begins at Farmers Guest House.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Evening entertainment
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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951jim wrote a review Oct 12
Springfield, Illinois1 contribution
We stayed for 3 nights over the Country Fair weekend in Grant Park. It was a wonderful stay at this beautiful B&B. The owners were very helpful and considerate. Our room was on the first floor with a whirlpool, fireplace, and both an inside and an outside entrance. Coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water and tea were available in the room and replaced every day as were the towels. Every day a cheese plate and wine was delivered to our room. Each morning we were greeted in the great room with a different breakfast made by our hostess and served by our host. The food was amazing! I would rate the food as some of the best breakfasts I have ever had on any trip that I have been on. We were both so impressed with the Farmers Guest House that we reserved the room for our next trip to Galena.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Karen W wrote a review Oct 4
Highland Park, Illinois7 contributions
We just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Farmers Guest House. It is a fantastic B&B - everything beautifully maintained and updated. We stayed in the little cottage behind the property and it was perfect. They delivered wine & fresh baked cookies every day, bottled water if requested, and the breakfast both mornings was SO good! The proprietors are lovely and have tons of local knowledge. I have not one even remotely negative thing to say about this place. Book now! I feel so fortunate that we were able to get a room.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Indiana7611 wrote a review Sep 2021
Hoyt, Kansas27 contributions7 helpful votes
Farmer's Guest House was an exceptional stay for us. The current owners have had it since 2019 and their enthusiasm is contagious! What wonderful hosts!! We were ready to carry our bags up the stairs but Luke took care of that for us which was certainly helpful. A bottle of wine was placed outside our room which we enjoyed in the back garden, along with the assorted cheese, crackers and cookies provided in the room. Elaine explained all about getting around town and Mark was a wealth of historical information. The bed was so comfortable, I would have asked where they got it if I hadn't just bought a new mattress for myself. The comforter and pillows, everything, provided a perfect night's sleep. And the breakfast the next morning -- OUTSTANDING! Quiche, sausage, potatoes, choice of juice! It was just such a wonderful stay with inviting and thoughtful hosts. I certainly hope to see them again!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed in the Jennie suite and the bed was so comfortable -- the best sleep of my entire trip.
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Steve P wrote a review Sep 2021
Island Lake2 contributions4 helpful votes
I highly recommend Farmer’s Guest House. IT is a quaint little B&B with a lot of history, has charm, and is well-decorated and extremely clean. It is in a superb location, right next to Nut’s Outdoors Rental where you can rent bikes, ebikes kayaks, etc, (this is a cool place too- they have a package where you can rent ebikes and do a 12 mile country ride out to the Galena Cellars Winery, glass of wine included, and after 3 hours they come pick you up), and easy walking distance from all fo the shops and restaurants of downtown Galena. The beds, and pillows, were very comfortable! The best part though, is the service. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted and shown around by the owners, told all about the place and anything we would need, and someone even grabbed our bags and put them in the room for us. They have afternoon wine and cheese/crackers/homemade cookies, local coffee in the dining room and Keurig in each guest room, delicious full homemade breakfast INCLUDING mimosa’s if desired, and a whole host of other things that make this place one of the best B&B’s ever ever stayed. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Room Tip: Stay in the Charlotte. It is the only first floor room, it is large and cutely decorated, and...
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Dberndt1 wrote a review Sep 2021
Crystal Lake, Illinois4 contributions
Pristine accommodations with a great eye for detail down to even seasonal decorative touches that keep it fresh and current. You can tell a lot of time and effort is put into caring for this accommodation and the hosts Mark, Elaine and Luke have every bit of the details down to a well oiled machine. Surprise little extras like fresh baked cookies, wine and cheese and dinner vouchers made our stay extra special. The breakfast has to be the best in town, with unique and scrumptious choices where every bit of it is fresh and curated by the staff. They use local sources and presentation is delightful. Walking distance, just outside of downtown area. Wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: September 2021
$216 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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.
Which room amenities are available at Farmers Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
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.