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Farmers Guest House

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

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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.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5.0

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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!


Every need was met

5 on May 16, 2015

Our stay at Farmers Guest House truly exceeded our high expectations. We were warmly welcomed and cared for with excellence. Don, Susan, and Charles made sure our every need was met. The room was beautifully and cheerfully furnished with period decor that matched the building but was never fussy or dusty. There was something beautiful and interesting to see everywhere we looked. Breakfasts were truly amazing, full of delicious food served with grace and style. The gardens are restful and inviting.


B&B at its best

5 on May 16, 2015

We have stayed at B&Bs before and this one was top notch. Warmly greeted and made to feel at home. Breakfast was served in a warm and casual setting. The food has to be tasted to believed ! Susan & Don did their best to make sure your visit was what you hoped for.


Lovely Accommodations

4.4 on May 12, 2015

Our first bed and breakfast experience was an excellent one at the Farmer's Guest House. Wonderfully clean and comfortable. Very welcoming hosts. Super nice fellow guests and a charming town with lots to see and do. You could stay a month and not take in everything. Very nice. Highly recommend this bed and breakfast.


Wonderful Stay

5 on May 11, 2015

My husband and I were very happy we chose Farmers Guest House for our bed and breakfast stay in Galena. Don and Susan are amazing and so was the food. We will definately stay with them again for our next trip!


Outstanding hospitality

5 on April 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Farmers Guest House this past weekend. We had a wonderful time, the owners Don and Susan offer top rate service. They are friendly, warm and generous. The Inn is clean, quiet and the guest rooms are beautiful! We have been back many times and I would continue. I love Galena and the Farmers Guest House!!


HIGHLY PLEASING EXPERIENCE

5 on April 28, 2015

Farmers Guest House was hands down the best B&B we have ever stayed in. The owners, Don and Susan, were very cordial from the outset and gracious throughout our visit. Their hospitality was enhanced by the comfy accommodations and amenities---cozy bed, ceiling fan, luxurious towels, makeup mirror in bathroom, homemade cookies, Keurig coffee, movie library, water bottles in the fridge. We enjoyed Susan's culinary talents every morning for sumptuous and satisfying breakfasts, which were served quite readily by Don and Charles. This all made for a very warm atmosphere that made us and our fellow guests feel entirely at home and at ease. We highly recommend that anyone traveling to Galena book a room with Don and Susan at Farmers Guest House. You will not be disappointed!


Wonderful retreat

5 on April 21, 2015

We took a last minute overnight trip to Galena and we're lucky enough to get a room at Farmers Guest House. The whole place was gorgeous the pictures online don't do it justice. I loved how guests had access to a refrigerator stocked with water and soda and tea,coffee and cookies at anytime of the day. They also do wine time and I appreciated the glass of wine after shopping all day! Don and Susan are very lovely hosts and would do anything to make your stay enjoyable. Breakfast was amazing!


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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