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North Liberty, Iowa
Reviewed March 9, 2014

I was Recommended to stay at Farmers' Guest house by a friend. This stay did not disappoint. My husband and i went as a honeymoon we never had. Susan and Don took wonderful care of us. We were able to stay in the cottage, which was like being at home with out being at home. The food, prepared by Chef...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Cottage is a favorite for honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic getaways. Private, secluded, yet walking distance to town and accessible to all the amenities of the main building it is a perfect option for a special getaway. We look forward to seeing you for your anniversary trip! Many happy returns, Don & Susan

Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Farmer's Guest House March 7 & 8th for our anniversary. I have never been more impressed. It was our first time staying at a B&B, so I was unsure of what to expect. We arrived later than we had planned (and after normal check in times) and Susan welcomed us like we were family. After a...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. WineTime is a highlight here and we never want anyone to miss it! So often when guests are arriving late on a Friday that is when they enjoy a glass of wine the most. We take pride in giving you the best possible service during your getaway to Galena and are delighted to hear that...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed February 23, 2014

My boyfriend took me to galena for a much needed romantic and relaxing weekend. I was very pleased to find that he had really done his homework. The Farmers Guest House was charming, friendly, relaxing, and fun! We stayed in the Aimee room and the cozy charm was exactly what we were looking for. Wine time at 5pm was a...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The Aimee is a comfortable and charming room. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

Pekin, Illinois
Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you love Galena/Jo Daviess County, you'll love the Farmer's Guest House. I have stayed here many times and it feels like I am coming home every time. New owners Susan and Don have continued the tradition and are making the experience even better. Love the 5 pm wine time! Great breakfast and wonderful conversation. I highly recommend.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As we enter our third season as owners/innkeepers, we appreciate the vote of confidence from guests who have been coming to Farmers Guest House for years. It was fun showing you the many improvements we have made and visiting during WineTime. We look forward to your next stay. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

Blue Grass, Iowa
Reviewed February 19, 2014

I have been to Galena countless times before and have always wanted to get the B&B experience. I think the Farmers' Guest House was much more than I had hoped for. My beau treated me for my birthday and Valentine's with a stay in the Julia suite. I very much enjoyed the feel of the room and the entire house....

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Although guests come every weekend for romantic getaways, there is something extra special about Valentine's Day. We are so glad your stay exceeded your expectations. We look forward to your next stay. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

Rockford, Illinois
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Over Presidents Weekend we had a Mother/Daughter getaway. …shopping, dining, spa time and overnight accommodations at a great B&B. Don and Sue are gracious hosts and offer an amazing gourmet breakfast, fresh baked cookies and wine time, many opportunities to chat with us. The rooms are spacious, full amenities and gorgeous....we stayed in one ROM that actually had a sitting...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As the mother of 7 daughters, I can fully appreciate how much fun a mother/daughter getaway is and am pleased that we could help make this a very special event for you and your daughter. We look forward to seeing you again. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed February 17, 2014

4.75 rounded up to 5 My lovely Valentine and I stayed a FGH during a cold and snowy Valentine's Day weekend. We were Galena virgins so we didn't know what to expect from the town and surrounding area. As the other reviews pointed out, the FGH and our hosts, Susan and Don (and Charlie!) were great. Susan is a hoot,...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the thorough review! We appreciate the time it took you to write such a comprehensive account of your visit almost as much as we appreciate your sense of humor. We look forward to your next visit and will have to get you cupcakes again to replace those you left in the fridge. They didn't go to waste,...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed February 11, 2014

I'm not normally a B&B person because they are usually outdated, have awkward group events and smell like moth balls and grandmas room. Farmers Guest house was the exception. Clean and more modern furnishings while maintaining its historical vibe, great breakfast, cookies around the clock, and wine time which was a great feature.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your acknowledgement that we are the exception to the stereotype - this is exactly what we are striving for and achieving with each guest. We look forward to seeing you again. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

Belvidere, Illinois
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Thank you Don and Susan for helping us celebrate our Anniversary and such a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner. My husband and I were looking to do something different for Thanksgiving 2013 and when I searched Bed and Breakfast options The Farmers Guest House was The only Bed and Breakfast that offered a Thanksgiving package that included two nights stay and Thanksgiving...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure spending the holiday with you both. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful time to say "thank you" to all our guests and we appreciate you and your visits here. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed January 23, 2014

My husband and I usually stay at the Farmer's Guesthouse in the fall, but decided to spend a couple of nights in mid-January to break up the long winter. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable time. We stayed in Annie's cottage in the back of the B&B, borrowed some movies from their DVD collection and curled up in front...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Galena does have so many fun things to do during the winter months and we are glad you had an opportunity to both enjoy the activities and just relax and refresh during your stay. We look forward to your next visit. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Selected as one of the TOP TEN B&Bs in the U.S. of 2015 Farmers Guest House has been serving guest for 149 years. Located downtown, one block from historic Main Street, and including many amenities such as daily WineTime, award winning 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,your exceptional experience begins at Farmers Guest House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Farmers Guest House

Address: 334 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2128
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $182 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Farmers Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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