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Farmers Guest House
Ranked #3 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 22, 2013

I have never been on a retreat or to a B & B in the states. Don, Susan, and Charles are fabulous! I can't tell you how much it meant to get away from it all with three of my friends and enjoy the experience at Farmers' Guest House. The food was fabulous, the atmosphere soooo relaxing, our room was great, and the staff was so welcoming. Susan and Don and the people of Galena were so hospitable to visitors and shared their insight on shopping, restaurants, and were very helpful wherever they could. We did not want to come home. Thank you for sharing your love of B & B experience, as it should be offered. The additional quilting equipment, area provided for our sewing machines, and projects was wonderful.

Room Tip: There are no bad choices. All of the rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Sandra L
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thank you for your review, and especially for your "Room Tips" comment. I happen to agree with you, that all our rooms are lovely. Some are bigger, some have fireplaces, and our suites are luxurious, but they are all wonderful. See you again soon!

Susan

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Reviewed March 22, 2013

From the time you arrive until the time you leave you feel like stress is left behind & you can relax because you are taken care of & pampered!
We were on a Quilt Retreat & got to experience lunch , wine & cheese and late checkout .
I am typical not a B&B frequent traveller but I loved it and looking forward to a return stay.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thank you for your review! I know that, before we bought the inn, every time we would come out to Galena I would feel the exact same thing you describe - the troubles just drop off as you travel down the lovely country highway. I especially enjoy coming around that last bend in the road and seeing Galena spread out in the valley before you. What a wonderfully relaxing time. Thank you again.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

My fiance and I spent this past weekend in Galena at the Farmers' Guest house. Paul had never stayed at a B&B before, so was a little skeptical about how it would be staying with strangers. Sue and Don were very welcoming and made us feel right at home without being pushy or intrusive. The historic Farmer's market building has been tastefully redone (loved the wall of clocks, the embroidered samplers, the wall of wine). Each morning we had a excellently prepared meal and in the early evening wine, cheese and crackers. Sue was very helpful in finding local dining for the evening (she even had several menus on hand and offered to make reservations!). They had a great selection of DVDs (alphabetically arranged and cataloged!) to provide in room entertainment if preferred. And a KEURIG machine, water, sodas, and ice on hand for late nights or early morning. Charles kindly freshened our room while we were out exploring all the historical sites and shops of Galena on Saturday. It was a wonderful weekend thanks in large part to our hosts. We definitely will be going back to this B&B and Paul is now looking forward to his next stay at a B&B. Hopefully I can talk my sisters into sharing the cottage with me later this year which I hear tell has a hot tub! Definitely recommend this rest stop on your next visit to Galena!

Room Tip: There is Charlotte has a hot tub as does the cottage, but all rooms are very pretty.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Dori L
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time here. We own a B&B because we stayed at our first one 9 years ago and fell in love with the lifestyle. Taking care of our guests is a pleasure and we love having first timers! Our Suites; the Cottage, Julia and Charlotte, have 2 person whirlpool tubs, not hot tubs. There is a difference and we want to be sure we don't mislead anyone as to what fine amenities we offer here at our luxurious guest house. We look forward to you and your sisters coming soon!
Susan & Don

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I won this gift certificate at a benefit. We were welcomed as if we were family! She knew our names and our restrictions for our diets. The place is so clean, and dust free. I suffer from allergies and this place was so clean!!!!! The food was wonderful, the wine and cheese hour was so nice to get to know the other guests. We made some new friends. Mom and I just loved our stay and it will be a memory for us to last for the rest of our lives! I highly recommend this place!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Lisa B
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review the Farmers Guest House. We take great delight in assuring you the best possible stay while enjoying all that Galena has to offer.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

My daughter and I booked a two day get away to Galena, IL. We decided to stay at the Farmer's Guest House, a bed and breakfast located on Route 20 just a few blocks from town. The folks who own it could not have been more welcoming and accommodating. The entire bed and breakfast was spotless, as was our room. Every morning we were served a delicious hot breakfast, and in the late afternoon a wine and cheese hour allowed us to chat with other guests. Charles, the housekeeper, was very charming and polite.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Thank you for your review! As the mother of 7 daughters, I love seeing mother/daughter pairs getting away for a restful day of shopping and reconnecting. I hope we see you again soon.

Susan

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is our second visit to the Farmer's Guest House, and we enjoyed it as much as the first time. Such a lovely, historic house. The owners are very friendly and accomodating, and breakfast each morning was delicious. The guest house is impeccably clean and the rooms very comfortable. We look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Thank you for your review. Nothing makes you more comfortable than clean, relaxed surroundings and we pride ourselves on an impeccably clean inn. Our large living room and spacious dining room with many separate tables makes for a great place to relax and "hang out" after a day of seeing the sights in Galena.

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Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great stay for a weekend getaway! Susan and Don were awesome and the room "Jennie" was comfortable in all aspects including the bed and temperature. Everything was very clean and it was fun to look around the house at all the history and architecture. Very close to downtown Galena.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

Joe, thank you for your review! We enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Susan & Don

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Additional Information about Farmers Guest House

Address: 334 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2128
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range: $193 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Farmers Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selected as one of the TOP TEN B&Bs in the U.S. of 2015 and with a Food Network winning chef, 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, 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 
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