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Farmers Guest House
Ranked #3 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chicago
2 reviews
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“Wonderful”
Reviewed May 20, 2014

This is the first time I have felt compelled to write a review about a property. We frequently travel and this is just a wonderful guest house. The hosts are amazing. The breakfast was great. Easy walk to downtown. Free parking across the street.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, May 21, 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate that so many of our guests take the time to review our guest house and do everything we can to continue to meet the needs and expectations of today's traveler. We believe that your lodging should be far more than just a place you sleep at while you are away; your lodging should be a part of your overall getaway experience, enhancing and contributing to your vacation. We look forward to seeing you again.

Many happy returns,
Susan & Don
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Hickory Hills, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed May 19, 2014

Our stay at the Farmers' Guest House was amazing!

We stayed for three nights and it couldn't have felt more like home! Where else can you go that you have a delicious three course breakfast, always filled cookie jars (with homemade chocolate chip and snickerdoodle while we were there) and wine daily at 5:00.

Our room (the Jennie) was beautiful, you had a lot of space and the beds were so comfortable!!
We also had a massage in their fantastic spa room - you don't even have to leave to get pampered it was great!!! You never have to move your car - its a short walk to main street (we loved that) no one likes to drive and hunt for parking especially on a busy weekend.

Susan and Don were on hand to help you make reservations, any suggestions for local activities and tours. They were ready to help you with whatever you needed and always went above and beyond what was expected!

We would 110% stay at Farmers' again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, May 23, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you had such a fun and relaxing time here - we enjoyed spending time talking to you as well. The Studio here at Farmers Guest House is the only on-site massage room in a bed and breakfast here in downtown Galena and it certainly adds to the convenience and luxury of your stay. We look forward to the next visit.

Many happy returns,
Susan & Don
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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

This place is perfect. Very clean and beautiful rooms with super big and comfortable beds. Guest house is situated in a quiet place, free parking is right in front it. Homemade food was also stunning, especially pancakes with maple syrup)) Feel's like you are home. There's wine hour daily at 5:00 pm. Very relaxed atmosphere.
We enjoyed our stay there.

  • Stayed May 2014
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. We always enjoy visiting with international travelers and hearing about your travels. We hope your plans take you this way again.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

What a wonderful weekend! Every attention to detail from wine time as we arrived, an extremely comfortable bed, luxurious soaps in the bath, flat screen TV, DVD player, WiFi, cookies, and a delicious breakfast. I just wish we had another day so we could have taken advantage of the spa! Planning a girls weekend for this summer, can't wait. Thank you Don and Susan!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. It was great to have you here for the first time and we look forward to hosting your girlfriend's getaway in the fall.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

My husband and I decided to visit the Farmer's Guest House the first weekend in May and we were not disappointed. The Farmer's Guest House was beautifully decorated for spring and the breakfasts were delicious! The caramel pecan pancakes are one of our favorites and the sausage, eggs and raspberry scones were sooo yummy. This bed and breakfast is soo clean and consistently Excellent! We plan to visit again this October and November 2014!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. We love hearing from our repeat guests and are delighted that you keep coming back again and again. It is also special that our 700th review was from a guest we know so well. Yes, the Caramel Pecan Pancakes are a favorite and we will make them for you every time - just keep asking! We look forward to your visit in the fall.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

We decided to elope to Galena for a romantic just-the-two-of-us wedding weekend. We chose Farmer's Guest House and stayed in the Charlotte Suite. Upon arrival, Susan and Don went out of there way to make us feel pampered and welcomed! They went above and beyond to help accommodate any requests we had. The room was cozy yet spacious for two but could easily accommodate 4 people. We enjoyed the hot tub and fireplace each evening.

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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, May 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. We consider it an honor when couples select us for their elopement or honeymoon and do everything we can to enhance your special occasion. We hope to see you for your anniversary!

Many happy returns,
Susan & Don
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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Reviewed May 3, 2014

My husband and I visit Galena at least once a year; we've been going for 36 years. We love the convenience of an in town location, no worries about parking and you can have wine with dinner and walk home safely. Having stayed at numerous places in town, we had never developed a loyalty to any one place. They all fell short in one way or another. In Farmers we have found a keeper. The location is great, just outside the flood gate and a very short walk downtown. We parked across the street from the house and didn't move our car once in the long weekend.

Our room was in the back of the building, with a view of the garden. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Don was a wonderful host; I can't say enough about the way he helps every one of his guests. In his quiet, unobtrusive way he offers suggestions of places to go, things to do, places to eat and even makes reservations for restaurants. He listened to my special dietary needs, which are admittedly difficult to deal with, providing satisfactory alternatives to meet my needs. Wine time was very nice, a great way to start the evening.

I loved the way they have decorated the place, with interesting prints, antiques, and collections. Especially the magnifying glasses and clocks! Every direction you look there is something that catches your eye. Fun! Unlike most B&Bs in older buildings, the rooms are spacious, especially the public living and dining rooms. We seldom feel comfortable using those areas in B&Bs because they usually feel cramped and can be crowded, but we used both rooms during our stay. There are two stair cases, which was convenient and a nice safety feature that is seldom seen in older buildings.

Now I admit to be very fussy when it comes to cleanliness, I have standards that most places cannot meet. At Farmers Guest House I found perfection. This reason alone will bring me back.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, May 15, 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate hearing from guests who have been to other B&Bs and can review from their collected experiences. We agree that our location is ideal for guests since it is only a block to Main Street. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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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 33 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 Farmers Guest House has been serving guest for 149 years. Located downtown, one block from historic Main Street, and including many amenities such as daily WineTime, award winning 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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