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Farmers Guest House

334 Spring Street , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)
4.9
31 Reviews
$179 - $299
per night

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About

In the historic district, one block to Main St., WineTime every day at 5, private baths, whirlpool tub 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Queen Room

Queen bed, private bath, cable TV - DVD - CD, individual thermostat.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Services5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Dining5.0

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A Real Treat!

5 on July 26, 2014

We just returned from a 3-night stay at Farmers' Guest House. On our next trip to the Galena area we will definitely stay there again. The food was a gourmet's dream--all homemade and delicious. There was even a cookie jar with yummy treats. The rooms were charming. The lovely garden area and the sitting rooms were spacious and homey. The owners, Susan and Don, helped lodgers with restaurant and entertainment reservations. Definitely a 5 star lodging!!!


1st experience at a bed and breakfast

5 on July 04, 2014

Don and Susan were great and very helpful in planning where to eat and what to see. Loved being served a very delicious breakfast that Susan made. Met some very nice people too. Would recommend staying here.


Great place to stay

4.6 on June 20, 2014

Don & Susan are wonderful! They make you feel at home. They have delicious home made breakfasts with generous portions and go out of their way to provide for special diets! The wine, cheese and crackers, beverages and cookies are a plus :)


Great Place

5 on June 18, 2014

This is our 3rd time back at Farmers Guest House. We just love all that it offers, from the great breakfast,the wine time and the endless cookie jar. Don, Susan and Charles do so much to make your stay so nice. The new Spa Room was a nice touch. We enjoyed our massage it was just what the Dr. ordered.Thank you Don and Susan we had a wonderful time and are looking forward to coming back again soon.


A real treat

5 on June 12, 2014

The room was very clean and comfortably updated, and the historic building was delightful to explore. Freshly-baked cookies and wine time were nice hospitality touches. The breakfasts were varied and delicious. Don and Susan had a lot of information about Galena and area activities. We greatly enjoyed our stay and will return.


Charming and friendly

5 on June 10, 2014

Charming and friendly place to stay. We loved the beautiful accommodations, which were right around the corner from historic downtown Galena. The B&B innkeepers made sure our stay was perfect. We enjoyed the wine and cheese time and the delicious breakfast. The room was spacious and perfectly clean!


Great Place to Stay

5 on June 10, 2014

Had an extremely enjoyable experience at Farmer's Guest House. Breakfast and service was excellent, owners and staff made us feel at home and provided a luxurious experience we've never had at other B&B's. We will definitely be back.


A wonderful B&B experience!

5 on June 10, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Farmer's Guest House and we couldn't have been happier with the experience. We have been going for several years now and each time is still a delight. The whole house is warm and inviting and the rooms are clean and comfortable. The food was excellent – my wife loved the Strawberry French Toast but I loved the Mushroom and Egg Flatbread. Susan and Don went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and that we had everything we needed (from dietary restrictions to making dinner reservations to local attractions). I would recommend the Farmer’s Guest House to anyone looking for a relaxing and very enjoyable weekend away. We always feel welcome and we've already booked our next stay!


Great first experience at bed and breakfast

5 on June 07, 2014

We can't say enough about Don and Susan and their hospitality. We have never stayed at a bed and breakfast and would never stay at a hotel again if given a choice. Wonderful company and conversation. Spacious cottage with jacuzzi. Delicious homemade breakfasts, cookies always in the jar, frig with soda and water. Great resource to Galena activities. They were so warm and welcoming. Thank you Don and Susan


Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on June 02, 2014

This is a lovely place to stay! They innkeepers, Sue and Don, are wonderful. I felt like I was at home even when I was over 200 miles away. They do the best they can to give you discounts or gift cards to make the stay more affordable. The breakfast was amazing every morning and are more than willing to make something that you will eat. I would definitely stay here again and I would recommend to anyone!


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Location

Location Type

City, Small town

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 23 miles

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, In-room internet, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

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: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: except on weekends two nights
  • 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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Deals

Hot Deal

#1 B&B - 2 nights + Dinner $325**

Regular Rate: $408 now $325 (20% Savings:)

Stay two nights, Sunday - Thursday with a $50 dinner certificate and pay only $325! Includes WineTime, gourmet breakfast, walk to town, and many other amenities. Some restrictions apply. Call for this offer.

expires Wednesday


Special Package

Tuesday Is Free

Stay any three consecutive nights Sunday through Thursday and Tuesday is free. Excludes Sunday when Monday is a holiday and cannot be combined with any other promotions, vouchers or third party gift cards.

Food Glorious Food

Stay two nights Sunday through Thursday and receive a $50 gift certificate to one of our best restaurants in Galena. Choose between Log Cabin Steakhouse and Fried Green Tomatoes. Not valid on Sunday night when Monday is a holiday. Cannot be combined with any other promotions, vouchers or third party gift cards.

Quilters Workshops & Getaways

Quilter's Retreat Package $199/person double occupancy, 2 nights/3 days, 4 meals, quilting room fully equipped. Call for details.

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Details

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

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

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