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Farmers Guest House
Ranked #4 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at this superb B & B in Galena. Susan and Don didn't miss a beat when it came to providing us with one of the best breakfasts we've had in our many stays in B & B's around the country and meeting everyone of our needs during our stay. The Farmers' Guest House is in the top tier nationally of B & B's and may well be Illinois' best; and our hosts' attention to detail and Susan's culinary excellence guarantees Farmers' will keep its lofty status for many years to come.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 4, 2013

Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and especially appreciate your kind words since you have so many experiences with Bed and Breakfast travel. We definitely agree that it is the better way to stay. See you again soon!

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

Don and Susan were clearly born to be the owners' of a delightful B & B. The guest house is both well run and well kept. Fortunately the location could not be more convenient to walking to the local attractions. And we needed to walk after enjoying the delicious breakfast each day as well as the nightly wine and cheese! The added bonus of having parking across the street for a very crowded Boy Scout weekend was a plus. But it is the hospitality that Don, Susan and Charles offer that truly makes this a special place.

Thanks for a wonderful weekend!

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

Thank you for your review! I have often said that I was passionate about my former career, but now I feel that I am doing what I was born to do. Thank you for letting me know that it shows! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Susan

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Our "play" weekend at Farmers Guest House was relaxing and fun. Susan and Don made it easy to feel at home - our very comfortable room (Jennie), amazing breakfasts, wine time, local suggestions, help with dinner reservations, coffee on the porch, and even a jigsaw puzzle! No decision about where to stay on our next trip, and it might even be before I join the quilting retreat in November. Thanks, new friends!

Room Tip: Susan says the Charlotte suite and guest house out back are the favorites (bigger, I think but I did...
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Thank you for your review! All the comforts of home but the luxury of being pampered is our goal for our guests. We look forward to seeing you again in November - or sooner!

Don & Susan

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Stayed last weekend at the Farmer's Guest House and had a wonderful experience. It was the perfect location to celebrate my sister's birthday and enjoy some much needed "Sister-Time". Susan made a fabulous breakfast each morning.Charles made sure that we never left the table hungry .Fresh baked cookies and beverages were available all day. We looked forward to the wine and cheese gathering each evening.Our room was beautiful and truly comfortable. Don and Susan provided wonderful dining suggestions and excellent directions. I will be returning with my husband.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Thank you for your review! We enjoyed celebrating a sister's birthday weekend with you and look forward to seeing you and your husband soon.

Don & Susan

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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!

Susan & Don

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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...
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  • 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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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 #4 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range: $176 - $296 (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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