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Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

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Winslow, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I are repeat guests to this beautiful Victorian mansion. Gwenn and Glenn are accommodating hosts and very special people. Their caring shines through from the minute you walk in until you depart. We were there during Thanksgiving weekend and we were pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful floor-to-ceiling Christmas Tree in our suite, lovingly decorated in a...

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Gwenn E, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We always enjoy having you stay with us when you visit your daughter and her family. I'm glad you enjoyed the Christmas decor in your suite. (Each guest room has its own tree, plus there are five additional trees throughout our home.) Christmas is one of my favorite holidays as we celebrate our Savior's birth. We look forward to your...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Our two night stay was a wonderful experience from the time we opened the door until we left the parking area. The accommodations were great. Breakfasts were AWESOME. Hospitality was unbelievable. A total relaxing time. Believe us when we say that in our sixty-five years of marriage we have been in ALL fifty states and stayed in a lot of...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

65 years of marriage - what an example you've set for all of us! It was such a pleasure meeting you. I'm really thankful that your son made arrangements for you to stay with us. I know that you enjoyed revisiting your former home area. We're always happy to arrange Gift Certificates for future stays, or to make long-distance arrangements...

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Blessings on State is a wonderful small (only two suites) B and B. We had the smaller of the suites, but there was plenty of room. It was very quiet and comfortable. We never even saw the other guests. The hosts are very nice and we enjoyed getting to meet them. Special touches included coffee, tea, cookies, chocolate miniatures, and...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are so pleased that you chose to stay with us at Blessings on State! We are a small B&B, as you noted, and with only two suites we're able to provide a more intimate environment for our guests, with more personalized attention. We hope you'll stay with us again when your travels bring you back to the Heart of...

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We got married October 8th, and I stayed at Blessings on State the night before the wedding with my daughter, sister and niece and then my new husband and I stayed there the night of the wedding. Upon arrival we were treated with so much hospitality. Gwen, Glenn and Victoria made us feel welcome, and Gwen helped calm my nerves....

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We sure enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your return. (We're a great spot for anniversary celebrations!) We send our very best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

Casper, Wyoming
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was a beautifully kept late 19th century home in a lovely old neighborhood, lined with mature trees and older, well maintained homes. We didn't have a reservation, but the landlords, Gwenn and Glenn, after an initial surprise welcomed us. It turned out to be a pleasant interlude and a step back in time.

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your stay in our stately neighborhood! It's extremely rare that guests come to our door the evening of their stay, but we were ready for you! I hope that you've had pleasant travels and that your journey will bring you our way again, soon!

Edwards, Illinois
Reviewed 25 August 2016

My husband and I recently celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary with a relaxing two night stay in this lovely retreat. Our suite was wonderful with a very comfy King bed with luxurious linens, a claw foot soaking tub, and shower. It was a special treat to have complimentary drinks, snacks, chocolate, and Val's delicious warm cookies!! The porch was so...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We sure enjoyed having you stay with us! You were in our "Honeymoon Suite." It's great for anniversaries, too, right? Both suites are lovely, but with all the extra space and the upscale bathroom, I must confess that the Tranquility Suite is my favorite. Well... except for the sitting room in Serenity on State. Never mind. I guess I really...

Decatur, Illinois
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We had a three girl get-away and stayed in the suite at Blessings on State. It couldn't have been more comfortable. The hosts are gracious and their B&B is a reflection of them down to every delightful detail. A good time was had by all.

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay! We were delighted to have Kathryn visit again, and what a pleasure to meet her good friends. It brought me joy to see you all enjoying your time on the front porch, reading our coffee table books. Come again, soon!

Prophetstown, Illinois
Reviewed 2 August 2016

My new wife and I spent the first 2 nights after our wedding, relaxing in this lovely home. The sweet was very comfortable and breakfast was excellent as well! We plan to visit again on a future anniversary or weekend getaway!

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was wonderful to have you stay with us as you begin your life together! We look forward to seeing you for many anniversary celebrations!

Roanoke, IL
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My husband and I just spent a wonderful three night stay at Blessings on State Street. The innkeepers...Gwenn, Glenn, and their able assistant, Valerie...made our stay one of the best we have had at a B & B. The Tranquility Suite was truly "tranquil". A very comfortable bed and welcoming shower (a separate, beautiful tub is available as well), very...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing your comments regarding your recent stay at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. You highlighted things we strive for: a tranquil ambiance, indulgent breakfasts, comfort and beauty, and warm hospitality. We certainly look forward to having you visit us again when you travels bring you back this way!

Conway, South Carolina
Reviewed 27 June 2016

What's not to like. The innkeepers are great, the house is magnificent, the furnishings appropriate and comfortable, the mattresses perfect and the breakfast delicious. Very clean, too! All this in a quiet neighborhood. I would stay there again if ever in the area.

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to having you stay with us again when you're in Jacksonville!

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast is located in the prestigious Duncan Park/West State Street historic district in Jacksonville, Illinois. One block from Illinois College, the Governor Duncan Mansion and the Illinois School for the Deaf, this beautiful 120-year-old mansion shines with the ambiance of the past. Strong architectural details include a stunning carved staircase, five distinctly different tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, natural wood floors and stunning chandeliers in every room. ... more   less 

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Address: 1109 W State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650-1846
Region: United States > Illinois > Jacksonville
Number of rooms: 2
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“Only two rooms available, but some nice common areas”
 of 5 bubbles thesilverowl1269, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tranquility sweet is excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles 171randyl, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms in the Bed and Breakfast and either one would be a blessing.”
 of 5 bubbles ClanMac4248, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Z828VRdavidp, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They have two rooms. We stayed in Tranquility which was the larger room and it was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles A6600SSdavidb, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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