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
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Incredible Bed and Breakfast!!

5 on May 30, 2016

We had an amazing stay in the cottage room as part of a romantic weekend. Don and Susan are top notch hosts, welcoming, helpful and friendly. I really felt like we were old friends coming back. When I had questions before my visit, Susan was very responsive. She provided local dining recommendations and then offered to make the reservations for us. The cottage was fantastic--private, comfortable, romantic and immaculately clean. The breakfast was unbeatable--loved Susan's special twist on French Toast. We will come back again!!


1st B & B!

5 on May 19, 2016

Great hosts, food and location! Certain that we will return!


Great hospitality, facilities and food for the value

5 on April 29, 2016

Farmers Guest House has the best hospitality, rooms, service and dining for the value, Don, Susan and Charles were very attentive and accommodating. We look forward to returning soon.


Easter Vacation

5 on March 28, 2016

First time staying at a B&B, but will not be the last. Don, Susan, and Charles are very welcoming and have all the little details down. Breakfast was AMAZING! We really enjoyed eating in the well decorated dining room with relaxing music in the morning. Wine time in the evening is also really nice. The house is right next to main street so we could walk everywhere. Our room was perfectly clean and we liked winding down at the end of the day by picking out a DVD from the big collection and watching it in our room.


Romantic Getaway

5 on February 23, 2016

My 5-star review goes without hesitation. First and foremost, Don and Susan (and Charles) were fantastic. Their hospitality is second to none to the point where I felt we may be distant relatives. My wife and I stayed in the newly remodeled Annie’s Cottage a couple weeks ago, which was a surprise getaway for my wife that went down as the most romantic getaways to date. The rustic yet modern décor coupled with the oversize Jacuzzi, fireplace, winding decks, etc that populated the 2-story cottage not only exceeded my expectations, but certainly gave my bride an experience that she will remember for some time. There were many highlights to note, but one to mention were the phenomenal breakfast entrée’s prepared by the famed Food Network celebrity, Susan Steffan. The dishes were paired and portioned perfectly, so that you can savor every succulent bite to the end feeling full but energized. Another special treat were the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies, and the wine sourced from the local vineyards. Needless to say, my wife and I look forward to returning in the near future!


Valentines Day

5 on February 18, 2016

Susan and Don were great hosts. Great ambiance in all of the inn. Our room (the Jennie) was spacious and tastefully decorated. Great wine and cheese reception in the evening. Gourmet breakfast in the morning. Walking distance to downtown. DVD library if you'd like with viewers in each room. WiFi connection was good. Very comfortable stay. Will return.


Weekend Stay

4.4 on February 16, 2016

Really enjoyed our visit, went by way too fast. Breakfast was amazing and Susan and Don were great hosts. Enjoyed wine time to get to know the other guests. Hope to be back in the future!


Excellent stay!

5 on February 10, 2016

We visited the Farmers Guesthouse last weekend and had a wonderful time. The breakfast and great, as usual, and I noticed a few cute decorations were out for Valentine's Day and I love seeing the different festive things Susan puts out. I also sit in on the Saturday Breakfast Diva class and I loved it!! The food we made was delish and easy enough to follow the recipie at home. I'll definitely be back for another class too!


BEST IN GALENA

5 on January 27, 2016

FARMERS THE BEST! LOCATION GREAT, FOOD OUTSTANDING! SUSAN TREATS YOU LIKE FAMILY. SHE APPEARED ON THE FOOD NETWORK SHOW FOR HER OUTSTANDING BAKING, WHICH SHE WILL MAKE FOR HER GUESTS, CAN'T BEAT THAT! DON'T MISS OUT ON FARMERS GUEST HOUSE


Winter getaway

5 on December 15, 2015

The fresh baked cookies, wine and cheese and the overall hospitality are top notch. I would recommend this B&B to all my family and friends. I have stayed there twice and I going to set up another trip for February.


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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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