Farmers Guest House

334 Spring Street , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)

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About

Midweek Specials on website. One block to Main St, WineTime 5 pm, private baths, whirlpool suites, flat screens in each room w/cable TV/DVDs, individual thermostats in rooms, cookies and beverages all day for all guests. Lovely gardens. Sumptuous breakfast specially made and served to you each day. Your food requests easily accommodated. Large common areas give you plenty of room to relax. Off street parking. The cottage in the wooded yard offers a unique lodging experience. Innkeepers have your comfort in mind.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.9

FGH stay

5 on August 31, 2015

Susan, Don and Charles made our stay the MOST enjoyable. An excellent bed and breakfast all the way around. Couldn't have asked for better food, company or competence in knowing the area. Superbly cooked, top- notch breakfasts and, of course, wine time. We had a phenominal and memorable trip to Galena, due to their efforts!!!


Great Hosts, great rooms, great location, great food!!

4.8 on August 30, 2015

We had a lovely couples getaway! Food was fabulous! Susan had no trouble accommodating my need for gluten free. Our only regret was that we didn't stay for two nights instead of one! Next time!!


Great Stay at FGH

4.8 on August 24, 2015

Susan and Don were gracious hosts. They served us a delicious breakfast in the morning. The rooms were clean and dining area is unique, many interesting things to look at while your eating. FGH reminded us of places we visited in Italy. Great weekend get away! Thanks Susan and Don


"Found a home"

5 on August 19, 2015

This was our second trip to the Farmers Guest House in less than a year, so we definitely feel we "found a home" there and we highly recommend this B&B. Our first stay was a very special occasion celebrating our 50th anniversary and this time was a "just because we wanted to go back stay". Susan,Don and Charles are such a great working team at FGH. You are so warmly greeted when arriving and feel so welcome. The rooms are immaculately clean and comfortable, breakfast so delicious and beautifully presented, 5 o'clock wine time is a great time to visit with other guest staying there. Can't say enough about FGH. They go the extra mile to make your stay enjoyable. We are looking forward to return trips to a very special B & B we call "our place" !


Wonderful experience

4.8 on August 14, 2015

My grand daughters and I have been coming to Galena for several years and we always stay at Farmers. Don and Sue are such wonderful hosts, so friendly and sincere. The homemade breakfasts are always so good, the rooms so clean and comfortable. We have already booked our visit for next summer. We always stay for 3 nights and are always kind of sad when we have to leave such a great place.


Comfort and Cozy

5 on August 12, 2015

Outstanding hospitality from the owners Don and Susan. Their warmth made your stay enjoyable. We stayed in the smallest room, Minnie but was large enough for us and still comfortable and extremely clean. We stayed three nights and would come again. The location of the B&B to the town was within walking distance, which was good to generate some exercise. We toured the town and saw some of the other B&Bs that we were thinking about reserving, but we are so glad we didn't and extremely glad we chose The Farmers Guest House.


Perfect balance

4.8 on August 11, 2015

Owners Don and Susan struck the perfect balance between being attentive (helping acquire tickets to attractions, recommending favorite entrees at restaurants) and letting you relax and enjoy your stay. Rooms were beautifully decorated and very clean. Breakfast was homemade, plentiful, and beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.


Wonderful place to stay!!!

5 on June 09, 2015

If there was a rating above Outstanding, I would have chosen that. Farmers Guest House is one of the best B&B experiences I have ever had. Beautiful rooms, extremely accommodating owners. Fabulous food. Walking distance from downtown. I would highly recommend FGH and will book again.


Great Place to Stay

5 on June 02, 2015

This was our 1st time at a Bed & Breakfast and I am so glad our kids sent us here. Excited breakfast, room was beautifully decorated, you have your own bathroom and 5 O' clock wine and cheese. I would highly recommend Farmers Guest House. enjoy!


Romantic Getaway

5 on May 19, 2015

Fabulous and attentive hosts, luxurious accommodations, and an award winning breakfast. We loved every minute of our stay, and have already booked our return. Susan and Don made certain every aspect of our stay was perfect, from the chilled water and a Keurig coffee maker in our room to the bath salts for our whirlpool. Bottomless jars of fresh baked cookies, the best fresh ground coffee we have had in ages, and a heavenly bed. Every restaurant referral they gave us was a winner as well. A perfect romantic getaway!


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Rooms & Rates

Julia Suite

This luxury suite features a king size iron sleigh bed, fireplace, double whirlpool, sitting area and cable TV-DVD. Sunny parlor room has wing chairs and table with a Keurig coffee maker. Standard amenities include luxurious, high-quality linens, fluffy Turkish towels, exclusively made soaps, and a large private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

Aimee

Decorated in a calm palette of yellow and sage, this queen size room features a brass bed, romantic gas fireplace, ceiling fan, high quality linens, hair dryer, fluffy Turkish towels, custom made soaps, flat screen TV-DVD and private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Minnie

Newly remodeled with a new-country style, Minnie is comfortable and inviting with a queen size bed, ceiling fan, high quality linens, hair dryer, fluffy Turkish towels, custom made soaps, flat screen TV-DVD and private bathroom.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $189

Jennie

Recently redecorated in a new-country style, this room has a king size bed, ceiling fan, high quality linens, hair dryer, fluffy Turkish towels, custom made soaps, flat screen TV-DVD and private bathroom with both a tub and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $199 - $199

Elizabeth

Light pastel shades of green brighten this room at the back of the house where the windows overlook the gardens. A queen size bed, ceiling fan, high quality linens, hair dryer, fluffy Turkish towels, custom made soaps, flat screen TV-DVD and private bathroom with tub and shower complete the setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Malvina

Shades of blue and a view of the backyard make this room a favorite. A queen size bed, two chairs, ceiling fan, high quality linens, hair dryer, fluffy Turkish towels, custom made soaps, flat screen TV-DVD and private bathroom with shower and tub complete the setting.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Mary

A romantic motif characterizes this room featuring a queen size sleigh bed, ceiling fan, high quality linens, hair dryer, fluffy Turkish towels, custom made soaps, flat screen TV-DVD and private bathroom with shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Charlotte Suite

A spacious first floor suite that includes a whirlpool Jacuzzi for two, fireplace, TV-DVD, private entrance, and a king size bed. Cozy sitting areas in both the bedroom and living room allow you to choose a place to read, relax or watch TV. The couch can convert to a queen size bed. A large full size private bathroom with shower completes this suite.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $249

Annie's Galena Cottage

With the feel of a country cottage with all the amenities offered in our downtown guest house, this private cottage, separated from the main building by lovely gardens, is a two story bath and a half king suite with jacuzzi for two, three porches and two TV_DVDs. The living room couch can be converted to a queen size bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $299 - $299

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Location

Location Type

City, Small town

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 23 miles

Directions to property:

Located on Route 20 (Spring Street) in Galena's Historical District - one block west of the Galena River Bridge.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , DVD Library, Wine & Cheese Time, Snacks, Beverages, Guest Refrigerator, Ice Machine

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only only smoking in the backyard - inn totally non smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: except on weekends two nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card required to hold room.
  • Cancellations: 10 day cancellation policy. If cancelled prior to the 10 days a fee of $50 will be charged.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Susan and Don Steffan

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Susan loves to decorate guest rooms, create fabulous new breakfast treats for her guests and make handmade quilts to accent the Inn. Don enjoys keeping the 1867 historic property in tip-top shape. Don and Susan both enjoy exploring the sites and attractions of Galena so they can share their experiences with their guests.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Dairy Free


Signature Dish

Farmers Guest House Oven Omelet
In addition to fresh fruit, home made granola, fresh baked breads and pastries, our signature egg dish is made with the finest, fresh local ingredients that changes with the seasons and needs of our guests. Whether made with bacon, ham or sausage, fresh spinach, a blend of real cheeses and fresh eggs, or a vegetarian mix of seasonal favorites, our Farmers Oven Omelet is sure to please. Also a favorite is our Caramel Pecan French Toast - fluffy and browned thick sliced bread with just the right amount of pecan sweetness to start your day.


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