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Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

1109 West State Street , Jacksonville, IL 62650 USA (Show map)
4.8
31 Reviews
$119 - $159
per night

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Rooms & Rates

Tranquility Suite

Our most spacious suite features a feather-topped king sized bed, fireplace and a fabulous marble spa bathroom. Open the door to your own private haven! Ideal for special celebrations and romantic weekends, we’ll be happy to serve your full gourmet breakfast to your door on silver trays. A private sitting room, accessible only through your suite, provides additional space for privacy and relaxation. Luxury in-room indulgences may be ordered in advance, including roses or other fresh flowers, spa services (in the privacy of your own suite), chocolates and other special amenities.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129 - $159

Serenity on State

Serenity on State, with its beautiful view of historic State Street, offers a magnificent queen four-poster bed sitting high off the floor and triple-sheeted with luxury linens. Your private sitting room offers great seating for reading and relaxing. Each suite offers its own unique style and ambiance. Furnishings are both elegant and comfortable. Plush bathrobes are available for our guests. Every suite has a full private bath en suite and offers wireless internet access and satellite television. In addition, guests have full access to the 24-hour coffee/tea bar and snacks.

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

Nightly Rate: $109 - $129

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Reviews

Overall
4.8

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Charm and Comfort in Jacksonville IL

5 on September 19, 2012

My 2 friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Blessings On State. The sign posted near the door reading "Enter as strangers, leave as friends" certainly applies 100%. Their home is located in the quiet historic district of Jacksonville on a beautiful tree-lined street. We were charmed by the notes of the player grand piano when we entered. Gwenn sat us down in the parlour and went over the basics of the home, while her helpful and friendly young daughter carried our bags up to our rooms. Both rooms available have super comfortable beds (2 of us slept entirely through the night!) and cozy reading areas, with a buffet in the hall stocked with coffee, tea, soda, water, chips and mints. Elegant chandeliers hang in each room. Plenty of options for reading, watching TV or videos are available. Luxurious baths. On to the food! Our first breakfast included a remarkable poached pear, cranberry muffin, mushroom/bacon/cheese frittata, hash browns and asparagus, along with fresh orange juice and coffee. All served by their adorable daughter. The next morning's delight was a belgian waffle decked out with berries, whipped cream, and vanilla ice cream, with real maple syriup and a side of sausage links. We felt so pampered and well taken care of. Their home, along with its comfortable wrap around porch and beautiful gardens, is extremely lovely but not fussy and untouchable. We cannot wait to stay again the next time we visit Jacksonville.


Beautiful Setting!

4.8 on June 28, 2012

The house was beautiful, surrounded by flowers and large trees. I loved sitting on the porch watching robins in the birdbath. Breakfast was lovely. I felt like both an honored guest and part of the family. Gwen was awesome!! She really went the extra mile to be accommodating and hospitable. I highly recommend staying here!!!


Blessings on State

4.0 on February 13, 2012

Great, homey B & B in Jacksonville, IL. Flexible, friendly hosts made us feel welcome and pampered. Special touches included homemade cookies waiting when we arrived, fun tour from Valerie, and amazing fresh breakfast. Treat yourself and stay here for a unique, small-town retreat.


Mother/Daughter Time

4.0 on February 13, 2012

Provided an atmosphere of much-needed beauty, comfort and warmth.


A Perfect Stay

5 on September 22, 2011

We felt like family the minute we walked in the door. Gwenn was extremely friendly and hospitable. She made dinner reservations for us each night and when we entered the restaurants, we were called by name. The food at the B&B was superb - served on china at a window table overlooking a garden. Rooms were very large and comfortable. We've stayed at a lot of B&B's, but this one has got to be the best! We truly hated to leave.


Welcoming, relaxing getaway

4.6 on September 21, 2011

My husband and I have stayed at Blessings twice, and will never look anywhere else when we visit Jacksonville. Every detail of the home is lovely, the innkeeper and her family are so genuinely welcoming, and the breakfast is the best anywhere. Blessings is right in the middle of the beautiful historic district. Gwenn has done an amazing job of outfitting the inn, there are little snacks and drinks, comfy chairs, stuff to read. It is a very relaxing place to hang out in between whatever activities took you to Jacksonville.


A Perfect Place to Stay

5 on September 12, 2011

I've stayed here many times and it keeps getting better! My Tranquility Suite is roomy and beautiful. I love the walk-in shower. Love to sit on the porch and read - it's so restful. The new fountains provide a relaxing background. The food is great and the service is wonderful. I'd highly recommend Blessings to anyone who wants a quiet getaway.


Beautiful and comfortable

4.0 on June 13, 2011

We stayed at this Bed & breakfast in early June, 2011 and though the home and the innkeepers were delightful. We prefer to stay in B & B's rather than Hotels and this one was exceptional. Gwenn, Glen and also little Varlerie were freindly and actually went out of their way to make you comfortable. The breakfasts were outstanding and the home was very clean and well kept. We stayed in the larger suite and the king bed was comfortable and I can not begin to even tell you how absolutely beautiful and roomy the bathroom is. I highly recommend this B & B. Nancy & Mike from Pa.


Just what we were looking for!

5 on April 08, 2011

Blessings On State exceeded our expectations. This was the perfect stay for our weekend away. The cozy suite and beautiful bathroom (with a large shower and cozy tub), the 24 hour beverage station, fresh baked cookies before bed, the delicious breakfast served at our convenience (I'm still trying to duplicate a recipe) and our hospitable Innkeeper Gwenn, made our first stay at a B&B a time to remember. We hope to be back for another stay in the future. If you plan to be in the area or our just looking for a B&B to stay for a little getaway, Blessings On State is the place!


A blessed time at The Blessings on State

4.8 on January 17, 2011

We had a wonderful stay at Blessings on State! It's a beautiful home on a very quaint street. The quiet area provided a relaxing atmosphere. Gwenn is a WONDERFUL cook--breakfast was SO-O-O good!!! She provided evening snacks and great company. She was very helpful and made reservations for us at a restaurant. She made sure every detail was taken care of. I would highly recommend this place!


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Location

Location Type

Historic Town, Looking for Lincoln sites, College town, Small town

Airport

Springfield, IL (SPI-Capital) 38 miles

Directions to property:

From St. Louis/Quincy via Route 67 Take the Morton Avenue exit heading east. Go .2 of a mile, then turn left onto Mound Road, which will “S” curve into West College Avenue. Turn left onto Webster, then right onto West State Street at Duncan Park. Blessings is located on your right near the end of the block. From St. Louis via Route 267 Cross Interstate 72 and proceed approximately 3 miles, passing through South Jacksonville. Turn left at the light onto Morton Avenue, then right at the light onto Church Street. Turn left at the light onto West State. Blessings is located approximately 1/2 mile on your left. From Springfield via Interstate 72 Take the Morton Avenue exit heading west into Jacksonville. Turn right at the light onto Church Street, then left at the light onto West State. Blessings is located approximately 1/2 mile on your left. From the North via Route 78 From Route 78, Main Street, turn right onto West Walnut at the four-way stop, heading west. Go .2 of a mile, then turn left onto North Church Street. Turn right when you reach the light at West State. Blessings is located approximately 1/2 mile on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Underground Railroad, Governor Duncan Mansion / Duncan Park, Colonel Grierson / Grierson Days, Looking for Lincoln / Abraham Lincoln, Springfield Lincoln Historic Sites, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Videos, Wedding Facilities , ADA kit for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing Guests, Spa Services in the privacy of your own suite, Afternoon snacks may be served on front porch, Innkeepers have knowledge of ASL and Deaf culture, On-call staff fluent in American Sign (ASL), Video Phone

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Shopping

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: Noon
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • [Resource Id: alcohol_provided, Set: propertyview] No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are welcome accompanied by well-behaved parents.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Service animals are always welcome.
  • [Resource Id: disabledaccess, Set: propertyview] No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Two night summer weekends may be required.
  • Deposit Amount Required: In order to provide our guests with the best service and room availability, a 50% deposit or the rate for one night’s stay, whichever is greater, will guarantee a reservation of three or fewer nights.
  • Cancellations: When a cancellation notice is received at least 14 days prior to your stay, your deposit, less a $29 service fee, will be returned as a transferable gift certificate. After 14 days prior, a gift certificate “refund,” less a $29 service fee, will be available in the event that we are able to rebook your room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Gwenn Eyer

Languages spoken

Knowledge of ASL, English

About the innkeepers

Cooking, gardening, reading, needlepoint

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Meals

Breakfast

Multi-course Gourmet Breakfast

  • Time Served: 7 a.m. and 10 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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1109 West State Street , Jacksonville, IL 62650 USA (Show map)

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