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Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

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Casper, Wyoming
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a beautifully kept late 19th century home in a lovely old neighborhood, lined with mature trees and older, well maintained homes. We didn't have a reservation, but the landlords, Gwenn and Glenn, after an initial surprise welcomed us. It turned out to be a pleasant interlude and a step back in time.

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our stately neighborhood! It's extremely rare that guests come to our door the evening of their stay, but we were ready for you! I hope that you've had pleasant travels and that your journey will bring you our way again, soon! More 

Edwards, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

My husband and I recently celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary with a relaxing two night stay in this lovely retreat. Our suite was wonderful with a very comfy King bed with luxurious linens, a claw foot soaking tub, and shower. It was a special treat to have complimentary drinks, snacks, chocolate, and Val's delicious warm cookies!! The porch was so... More 

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We sure enjoyed having you stay with us! You were in our "Honeymoon Suite." It's great for anniversaries, too, right? Both suites are lovely, but with all the extra space and the upscale bathroom, I must confess that the Tranquility Suite is my favorite. Well... except for the sitting room in Serenity on State. Never mind. I guess I really... More 

Decatur, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We had a three girl get-away and stayed in the suite at Blessings on State. It couldn't have been more comfortable. The hosts are gracious and their B&B is a reflection of them down to every delightful detail. A good time was had by all.

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay! We were delighted to have Kathryn visit again, and what a pleasure to meet her good friends. It brought me joy to see you all enjoying your time on the front porch, reading our coffee table books. Come again, soon! More 

Prophetstown, Illinois
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

My new wife and I spent the first 2 nights after our wedding, relaxing in this lovely home. The sweet was very comfortable and breakfast was excellent as well! We plan to visit again on a future anniversary or weekend getaway!

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you stay with us as you begin your life together! We look forward to seeing you for many anniversary celebrations! More 

Roanoke, IL
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37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

My husband and I just spent a wonderful three night stay at Blessings on State Street. The innkeepers...Gwenn, Glenn, and their able assistant, Valerie...made our stay one of the best we have had at a B & B. The Tranquility Suite was truly "tranquil". A very comfortable bed and welcoming shower (a separate, beautiful tub is available as well), very... More 

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. You highlighted things we strive for: a tranquil ambiance, indulgent breakfasts, comfort and beauty, and warm hospitality. We certainly look forward to having you visit us again when you travels bring you back this way! More 

Conway, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

What's not to like. The innkeepers are great, the house is magnificent, the furnishings appropriate and comfortable, the mattresses perfect and the breakfast delicious. Very clean, too! All this in a quiet neighborhood. I would stay there again if ever in the area.

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you stay with us again when you're in Jacksonville! More 

Spring Hill, Kansas
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44 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My husband and I visited here for one night on our way to see family in Indiana. We had never been in the town and we later wished we had made more time in our trip to see it. This lovely home is on a street full of historic homes, some dating from the 1840s. Abraham Lincoln visited the town.... More 

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Blessings on State. We're Midwesterners, so hot and humid is sometimes the norm, and we're thankful for air conditioning. Hopefully the weather will be cooler when you travel through the next time. We have lots to see and do here in Jacksonville! More 

Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

My wife and I traveled to Jacksonville to attend a local Rotary event, and our accommodation was one of many highlights of the travel experience. From the moment we were greeted at the front door by Valerie, to the moment we were thanked at departure by the owner Gwenn, it could not have been better. We were in the spacious... More 

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! I know that Tony was pleased to have you support his work with Rotary. Thanks so much for sharing your experience through TripAdvisor. Please come again! More 

Buffalo, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

My wife and I just wanted a brief get-away. Our kids had given us some money for Christmas and suggested we go to Blessings. It was a Blessing. The home is very well cared for and the rooms are very nice. There were snacks and drinks. Val, the young lady that showed us to our room was very thorough in... More 

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for acknowledging two of my very important supports. Valerie, our 12-year-old daughter, was your tour guide. She's grown into the role of Assistant Innkeeper. She and Dosia, our housekeeper, have really stepped in to help out as I've been going through chemotherapy. (One more treatment, and i'll be back... More 

Spring, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016 via mobile

Where to start! Each year we try to make at least one trip to visit family in Jacksonville IL. Staying with family is great but since this is also our vacation, this year we decided to take a few nights together! I came across "Blessings on State" online. They had great reviews, it was close, and very reasonable! And best... More 

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so glad that you spent part of your Christmas with us! It was a pleasure to get to know you and we certainly look forward to having you stay with us again! Thank you very much for supporting our "Beds for Heads" fundraising project for The James Project in Springfield. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1109 W State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650-1846
Location: United States > Illinois > Jacksonville
Number of rooms: 2
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