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Farmers Guest House

334 Spring Street , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)
4.8
132 Reviews
$179 - $299
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About

One block to Main St., WineTime every day at 5, private baths, whirlpool tub suites, flat screens in each room w/cable TV, DVD players, a DVD library, individual thermostats in rooms, cookies, snacks and beverages all day for all guests. Sumptuous breakfast specially made and served to you each day. Your food requests accommodated. Large common areas give you plenty of room to relax. Off street parking. Seasonally decorated throughout the year and especially beautiful during Christmas time. 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
4.8

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.8

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Top Notch

5 on March 30, 2014

What a wonderful stay! We felt immediately at home when we walked into the front door foyer. We were greeted warmly and shown all the amenities. We were very pleased with the Julia suite. The bed was very comfortable, I did miss my feather pillow though. It was so comfortable we slept 10 hours each day. Needless to say we definitely got much needed sleep. Our inn keepers were very hospitable and knowledgable about the town and the area restaurants. We can not say enough about breakfast. The food was delicious. The innkeepers even prepared a breakfast for our special diet. The Farmers Guest House has all the amenities you would look for in a top notch B&B but with a personal home type feel. We will definitely be back.


Outstanding Bed & Breakfast

4.8 on February 17, 2014

This was our first stay at a Bed & Breakfast and it was amazing. From the moment we walked in until we left, it was a real treat! Felt at home, met interesting people and enjoyed some down time while exploring the shops and restaurants of Galena. Innkeepers were top notch. Didn't schedule a massage but was told they're great, so we will next time. Can't wait to go back!


Wonderful!

5 on December 17, 2013

Like you, I was searching for reviews on B&B's in Galena. My fiancee (then girlfriend) had always wanted to go so I decided to take her there and propose as well. It could not have been a better trip. Don and Susan are wonderful and will take amazing care of you. Breakfast is wonderful as is the property. They will help you with any reservations you want to make or any activities you want to do. The location is amazing and is within walking distance of the main drag in town. I highly recommend this property and you will not be upset with your decision.


WOW!

5 on December 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Farmers Guest House from 12/03/13-12-06/13. This was my first trip to magical Galena and my first ever B&B experience, though I have travelled extensively. Upon entering the front door of Farmers, we were greated by Susan. It was as if we were old friends coming to visit. Her welcome was so warm and genuine and really made us feel at home. We were scheduled to stay in Minnie, but were offered to stay in Charlotte (a suite). After a quick tour of the two rooms, we chose to upgrade to the suite. While the Minnie would have been comfortable and cozy, Charlotte was quite roomy and a treat! We had a sitting room with a couch, coffee table, small dining table and a whirlpool tub. Our bedroom area had a king sized bed, fireplace and chairs. The fireplace warmed up the space nicely and was such a comforting way to end our day. Just outside our room was the dining area, along with many amenities such as Keurig coffee maker, hot chocolate and an endless supply of some of the best cookies ever! After we arrived we were told that wine time is at 5:00. We loved this time of the day! We were able to spend time talking to Susan and Don, and the other guests while sharing a glass of wine and nibbling on cheese...such a great touch! The next couple of days I really looked forward to this time. Each morning we were served a WONDERFUL breakfast and our food dislkikes were even taken into consideration! If you have ever been to Galena, you know that there is not a shortage of great restaurants, but I have to say..Susan's were some of our best meals! The decore of Farmers was vintage (not frilly or lacey) and kept in the historical time period. I loved how Susan and Don decorated and took care of the Inn, it really showed how much they love what they do! The furniture and bedding was clean and of great quality! I don't know how I will ever top this B&B experience and hope to get back to Farmers again soon!


Great experience

4.8 on December 15, 2013

This was my first stay at a B&B, and I couldn't be more pleased. Breakfast was delicious. Happy hour wine time was a great touch. It was a convenient location to the downtown area with off street parking. The room was terrific. It was spacious and luxurious, and we loved the fireplace and the jacuzzi tub. Don and Susan were friendly and gracious hosts. Highly recommended. Can't wait to come back again in the summer or fall season.


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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, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, CD player, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Library, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Ice Machine, Guest Refrigerator, Beverages, Snacks, DVD Library, Wine & Cheese Time

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 , Dairy Free , Gluten 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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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.

Girlfriends' Getaways

Spend two nights in any one of our luxurious rooms Sunday through Thursday with your best girlfriend and you each receive a 60 minute facial in our on-premises massage Studio included in your room rate. Not valid on Sunday when Monday is a holiday and 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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334 Spring Street , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)

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