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Farmers Guest House
Ranked #3 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Great B&B”
Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was the first B&B my wife and I have stayed at and it was a great experience. Susan and Don helped make the weekend a great and relaxing time. The breakfast and wine at 5pm was perfect. The location is great, just a short walk downtown. Definitely going to visit again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you plan on returning.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Barrington, Illinois
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I spent a mid-week break at Farmers' last week. It is exactly what a B&B should be - great location, homey feel, relaxing atmosphere. Susan and Don are exceptional hosts - you feel like you've known them forever and they take the time (at 5:00 wine gatherings and breakfast) to get to know you and offer advise about Galena. The breakfasts are incredible - Susan is currently competing for a national award and she definitely deserves it. This place is the real deal and we highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Thank you for your review. The competition is over and we are please to be named the First Runner Up in Bedandbreakfast com's Best Breakfast 2014 in North America. It was quite exciting for all of us here and our guests certainly get the benefit with the wonderful dishes we are creating in the kitchen this season. We look forward to seeing you again.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Batavia, Illinois
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Reviewed March 31, 2014

Kudos to my husband (Marco) for planning this trip all by himself,and surprising me with the dates to get ready. This is a trip of firsts for us ... our first trip to Galena, and our first stay at a B&B. Our stay at Farmer's Guest House immediately set the bar high of any expectation we have for any future B&B's. It was an amazing experience, and it will really be difficult for us to stay at another B&B! Don and Susan are so warm that you feel right at home and welcomed. Breakfasts are always something to look forward to. We come down in the morning excited to see what's for breakfast. Love the coffee, fruit servings, muffins, and the main dish. We got to taste the sticky buns, and they are to die for! Wine time is fun time! Great wine selection, cheese and crackers on the side, and best of all good company. It was a good time to meet the other guests and catch up on how our day went, swapped stories, and get good laughs out of it. We stayed at the Melvina room, and it is a nice and quiet room. It was always kept clean and neat with the help of Charles. Thank you Charles! Oh, and all the testimonials about the "chocolate chip cookies" of Susan are true. We are already plannning our next trip, and will definitely be back at the Farmer's Guest House! Thank you Don and Susan for making this our first trip to Galena a memorable one.

Room Tip: Melvina Room is at the back of the inn so the room is nice and quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Thank you for your review. We also enjoyed visiting with you during WineTime and agree that the cookies are fabulous - but, Don is the cookie baker in the house, not Susan. Susan makes the amazing breakfasts and Don bakes the cookies. We look forward to seeing you again.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed March 30, 2014

My husband and I needed an easy laid back weekend getaway. We loved our time at the Farmer's Guest House. When we first arrived, we were invited to "wine time" which was a really nice way to start our weekend. What was even better, was the ability to be able to walk into the downtown area after the wine time. We did not have to drive anywhere all weekend. The breakfast was heavenly and the cookies were amazing. We stayed in the Mary room which was really cute. I loved the shower and the home made soap. The hosts Susan and Don could not be any nicer or more accommodating! Staying here was such a treat and we can not wait to return!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, April 12, 2014
Thank you for your review. We also enjoy walking in to town and love the location as do our guests. I must confess, the olive oil lemongrass soaps in our rooms are hand made, but not home made. I love them too! We hope to see you again in the near future.

Many happy returns,
Susan
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Bartlett, Illinois
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

My husband and I needed a little get away and choose Farmers Guest House and were very happy we did. We started the weekend with a couples massage when we arrived on Friday night. What an amazing massage, one of the best I've had and a great way to decompress. FGH is very cute and well cared for. Don and Susan are excellent hosts, very accomodating, excellent service, and the food was delicious!
We really enjoyed the soda, water and coffee that are available 24x7 and the wine hour was a nice way to wind down on Saturday after a fun day shopping.
This B&B is located on a busy road, and when we first pulled up we thought it would be a frustration with the traffic noise, but we did not hear anything in our room, it was very peaceful.
We really enjoyed that once we arrived on Friday we did not have to get in our vehicle again until we left on Sunday. We enjoyed the short walk to the downtown area for dinner and shopping. It was especially nice to go for a stroll back after a tasty dinner.
The only item that caused me to rate this B&B as Very Good instead of excellent is the bathroom. I dont know if all the rooms are set up the same, but we stayed in the Aimee room, which itself was very nice and cozy. The bathroom however is not set up well. There is no vanity or counter space, only the very large pedistal sink. There was no room to put toiletries which made it awkward to get ready. But that would not stop us from returning, we had a great experience.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Thank you for your review. Most of our guests feel the same way as you; delighted that they don't have to get in the car during their entire visit. With Main St. right around the corner, we are convenient and comfortable. We have addressed the space issue you brought up in the Aimee bathroom and are installing a shelf that will eliminate the concern for future visitors. Next time you are here we will show you the improvement. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we look forward to your next visit.

Many happy returns,
Susan & Don
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Yakima, Washington, United States
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

I've stayed at FGH one other time and was blown away by the excellent service. I didn't think it could be better and HEAP -- it was even better the second time! The FGH is a 5 minute walk from the downtown Galena (shopping and eating) area. They offer wonderful breakfast, good coffee, wine time, maps to other locations, suggestions for meeting your shopping needs. I am a business traveler and never stay at B & B's. I would pick FGH over any luxury hotel/motel -- they truly define service.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to offer you a relaxing place after a day of work. You must let me know if you found that little shop on your way to your next destination; I am interested in hearing about it. We look forward to your return visit when business takes you this way.

Many happy returns,
Susan
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Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at Farmer's Guest House! Don and Susan were so friendly and accommodating! The food was amazing. My husband loved the homemade chocolate chip cookies. The couple's massage was just what we needed, and it was so convenient to have it right on site. When I got sick and didn't feel like heading out for dinner, Susan helped us find places that delivered.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, March 28, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the cold that wouldn't let you go! It is a real convenience to be located in downtown where you can get delivery or carry-out so easily with just a short walk to the shops and restaurants. We look forward to your next visit.

Many happy returns,
Susan & Don
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Property: 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 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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