Jacksonville's premier lodging choice, this beautiful 120-year-old mansion located in the heart of the historic district has been magnificently restored. Architectural details abound. Two beautifully-appointed luxury guest suites, each with private bath and private sitting room, invite you to relax and rejuvenate. Multi-course gourmet breakfasts are served in the formal dining room, or to your room on silver trays. Spa services available in the privacy of your own 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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
4.0 on February 13, 2012
Provided an atmosphere of much-needed beauty, comfort and warmth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
Historic Town, Looking for Lincoln sites, College town, Small town
Springfield, IL (SPI-Capital) 38 miles
Start out going west on Capital Airport Drive toward IL-29S/N J David Jones Parkway. Turn left onto IL-29S/N J David Jones Parkway. Turn Right onto IL-4S/S Veterans Parkway. Merge onto I-72 West/US-36 W for about 25 miles. Take the Morton Avenue exit 68 and stay to the right. Merge right onto Morton Avenue, 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.
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
Bed and Breakfast
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
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
Knowledge of ASL, English
Cooking, gardening, reading, needlepoint
Multi-course Gourmet Breakfast
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian