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Farmers Guest House
Ranked #3 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 23, 2013

Had an amazing stay, everything was fantastic, but it's Susan that makes me want a go back. Just a friendly, kind, open person that's rare these days. Besides being a great person, she's an amazing chef too. Every breakfast was delicious.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Taylor, thank you for your review. It is guest like you that make is so easy. See you soon!

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

This was our first time in Galena, and we had a lovely 3-night stay at the Farmer's Guest House. Perfectly located near the center of town, yet with ample parking, Farmer's Guest House is a beautiful building with high ceilings, great woodwork, and period details throughout. Our room (we stayed in Jennie) was comfortable, quiet, and well appointed. Susan, Don, and Charles are great hosts providing wonderful breakfasts, cookies all day, wine and cheese before dinner, and a wealth of knowledge about the area. We'd definitely choose to stay there again. Highly recommended.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2013

Thank you for your review! It was great getting to know you and we enjoyed hearing about your adventures as you explored the surrounding area. We hope to see you again soon!

Don & Susan

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Reviewed April 20, 2013

I love Farmers' Guest House. My husband and I have been going there 2-3 times a year for the past few years, but this was our first time staying with the newest owners, Susan and Don, who took over the guest house last March. When you are used to something a certain way, you may wonder whether it will be very different, or less special, with new owners. I wondered that myself. However, Susan and Don bring a wonderful new energy and enthusiasm to running the guest house. There is still the delightfully homey, welcoming atmosphere and gorgeous rooms, as well as the special amenities like 5:30 "wine time", fresh baked cookies and readily available soda and water. You feel as if you are staying with family when you're there, and Susan and Don are incredibly personable and interesting- making your stay much more than just a bed and a breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, Susan is an AMAZING cook. She bakes fresh pastries that are better than any you've bought at your favorite bakery- from beer and cheese muffins to cranberry scones, to the flakiest cranberry-cherry danishes you've ever had. And her main courses are even better. She is a master with eggs and veggies and potatoes. Being a vegetarian, I can't speak to her carnivore cooking skills, but I'd be willing to bet they are sublime. She is happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions, and you will never feel like you are missing out. You might think that you'd never even want to leave the guest house, with all this awesomeness being thrown around, and while you're right, if you DO leave, you have just a short little walk to Main Street, where you'll be in the thick of things. Just make sure you're back for 5:30 wine time! And make sure you stay at this perfect getaway- from the standard rooms to the suites, you'll be in heaven. I can't wait to go back! And I envy all of you who will get there before me. :)

Room Tip: We have stayed in almost all of the rooms- the standard rooms are lovely- you'll sleep well and...
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Katie, thank you. Your glowing review is appreciated but your stay was appreciated even more! Visiting with you a Joe was such a pleasure and it was hard to see you leave - we didn't even know you when you arrived but you left as friends. We look forward to your next visit!

Don & Susan

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Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

This is was our third time staying at Farmer's and our first time since the new owners have taken over. It was a seamless transition. Everything was as fabulous as its always been. The rooms are wonderful, the food delicious, and the hosts are lovely. Will definitely be returning!

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are especially happy to hear from guests who stayed here before we became the owners of this treasure. Farmers Guest House is a special place and we enjoy making it special for you. See you again soon!

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Reviewed April 18, 2013

Susan & Don made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Made a superior effort to unsure our stay was comforting & pleasurable. The breakfasts were excellent and the cookies, soda and water, available all day, provided a quick snack when needed. Wine time not only provided wine & cheese, but also a time to meet and get acquainted with our hosts and fellow guests. We look forward to returning to Farmer's on our next trip to Galena.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2013

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that you plan on returning; there is so much to see and do in Galena and the surrounding area. We are constantly finding more interesting things to share with our guests and enjoy giving you ideas for special things to do. See you soon!

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We just spent the weekend at the Farmer Guest House and had a wonderful stay! Susan and Don could not have been more accommodating! They were friendly and inviting and made us a great breakfast and served wine and cheese each evening. The location was great because we were able to walk to the downtown area. We look forward to returning soon.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

Here at Farmers Guest House we are delighted when our guests take the time to write a review. We genuinely appreciate it and thank you.

Susan & Don

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We went to Galena just to have a quick getaway. It was a pleasant experience, loved 5:30 wine time! Food was great. Don and Susan do a great job at making sure you have what you need. Loved the cookies, water, coffee and soda that was always available.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2013

Thank you for your review. We love the cookies too! I just had a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven since it is check in time and we want them on hand when you arrive! See you again soon.

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 - $214 (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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