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
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Return visit

5 on April 24, 2017

We stayed here again last weekend, the 3rd time for my husband and I. I have also stayed here for three quilting retreats and am looking forward to the fourth in November. Every visit has been perfect - beautiful rooms (both bedrooms and common rooms), fabulous breakfasts, nice wine time in the evening, and good location to downtown Galena. The owners, Susan and Don, make you feel like old friends the minute you walk in the door. They are very helpful with anything you need or want, like reservations to restaurants or any other activity. Don carries your bags upstairs and Susan prepares those fabulous breakfasts. There is always coffee ready, a bottomless cookie jar, water in the fridge and much good, just plain old-fashioned, hospitality! It is the only B&B we'll stay at in Galena!


Perfect weekend getaway spot in Galena

5 on April 19, 2017

Everything about Farmers Guest House is outstanding. I can't say enough about what a good time we had. From the moment we arrived, everything was perfect. Susan and Don are wonderful, warm people. We were treated to a bottle of wine upon check-in and our room was spotless and so comfortable. Every detail was taken care of. Breakfast was delicious, as befitting an award-winner. As an added bonus, we got to attend one of Susan's last Breakfast Diva cooking classes, and it was huge fun. In fact, the only thing that was not absolutely perfect was that the top of the souvenir mug I bought at the B&B is too small to fit my pour-over filter! We will absolutely stay here again when we return to Galena.


Great Place to Stay

5 on March 20, 2017

Susan and Don were very accommodating, helpful and gracious. The Charlotte suite was wonderful. The food was great. It is close enough to downtown that you can walk to stores and restaurants. Very relaxing atmosphere.


Relaxing and Accomodating stay

5 on March 05, 2017

Susan and Don welcomed us into their beautiful, historical Bed and Breakfast. Delicious breakfasts, always-available homemade cookies, always-available beverages, evening wine & cheese gathering, clean rooms each with modern bathrooms, great tourism and dinner recommendations---all these things provided my husband and I with a relaxing stay. We highly recommend the Farmers Guest House, a very accommodating bed and breakfast close to downtown Galena.


Quilters Retreat

5 on March 02, 2017

Our retreat was so much more than I expected. Every need imaginable was taken care of by Don and Susan. The rooms were unique and beautifully decorated. A delicious, gourmet breakfast was served everyday. The work space for each quilter was more than enough. But most importantly you felt both like an honored quest and family member at the same time. 5++++ stars


First time at Framers Guest House

4.8 on February 22, 2017

This was the first time staying at a bed and breakfast for my Fiance and I. We stayed for two nights. When we walked in it was warm and inviting. Our room was, clean and comfortable. We enjoyed in the evening, a wine and cheese time with the owners and other guest. Its very quiet at night, which is prefect. The breakfast, was all homemade and delicious. The cookies are amazing. We had a couples massage that we would highly recommend. It was a quite little get away for us both and we will defiantly be back. Werner and Toni


Just what we were looking for

5 on January 31, 2017

We recently stayed at The Farmers Guest House,looking for a nice B&B to stay while visiting Galena,well it exceeded our expectations.The outside has the old farmhouse charm we were going for.The rooms were perfectly decorated,but not to much furniture,where you can't move around in.Much more than I ever thought for a B&B.The staff was warm and inviting,and knowledgable about the area,giving us ideas for the day.Breakfast was amazing,and enough to fill up my husband.Over 5+ stars.Can't wait to visit again.


Delightful two-day visit

4.8 on December 11, 2016

My daughters and I had a memorable stay at the Farmers Guest House. The owners, Don and Susan, were very warm and welcoming, and the home was beautifully decorated for the Christmas holiday. Susan is definitely a "Breakfast Diva." Her breakfasts were delicious and nutritious. Highly recommend!


Perfect B & B

4.8 on November 28, 2016

I've been to Galena a few times and this has by far been the best place we've stayed. From this point on, this is where we'll stay each time we know we want to visit Galena. Susan and Don are the nicest people. They made sure we had everything we needed. Very accommodating. The room was better than I was expecting. Very comfortable atmosphere. I felt at home at this place. We loved everything about it. Absolutely NO complaints.


Great Bed and Breakfast close to downtown

4.8 on November 20, 2016

Recently stayed at Farmers Guest House and was amazed with how cozy and comfy the room was (we stayed in the Aimee room). Breakfast was delicious and served with fresh, local coffee. Staff were very friendly and warm welcoming. Wine time was also a nice added bonus! Overall, we enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future!


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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

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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.
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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.


Recipes

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