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“Spring Getaway” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Farmers Guest House

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Farmers Guest House
Ranked #3 of 33 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Washington
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Spring Getaway”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

My husband and I decided to visit the Farmer's Guest House the first weekend in May and we were not disappointed. The Farmer's Guest House was beautifully decorated for spring and the breakfasts were delicious! The caramel pecan pancakes are one of our favorites and the sausage, eggs and raspberry scones were sooo yummy. This bed and breakfast is soo clean and consistently Excellent! We plan to visit again this October and November 2014!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Phyllis A
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for your review. We love hearing from our repeat guests and are delighted that you keep coming back again and again. It is also special that our 700th review was from a guest we know so well. Yes, the Caramel Pecan Pancakes are a favorite and we will make them for you every time - just keep asking! We look forward to your visit in the fall.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Bloomington, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

We decided to elope to Galena for a romantic just-the-two-of-us wedding weekend. We chose Farmer's Guest House and stayed in the Charlotte Suite. Upon arrival, Susan and Don went out of there way to make us feel pampered and welcomed! They went above and beyond to help accommodate any requests we had. The room was cozy yet spacious for two but could easily accommodate 4 people. We enjoyed the hot tub and fireplace each evening.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank coffeehi1
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for your review. We consider it an honor when couples select us for their elopement or honeymoon and do everything we can to enhance your special occasion. We hope to see you for your anniversary!

Many happy returns,
Susan & Don
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

My husband and I visit Galena at least once a year; we've been going for 36 years. We love the convenience of an in town location, no worries about parking and you can have wine with dinner and walk home safely. Having stayed at numerous places in town, we had never developed a loyalty to any one place. They all fell short in one way or another. In Farmers we have found a keeper. The location is great, just outside the flood gate and a very short walk downtown. We parked across the street from the house and didn't move our car once in the long weekend.

Our room was in the back of the building, with a view of the garden. It was clean, quiet, and comfortable. Don was a wonderful host; I can't say enough about the way he helps every one of his guests. In his quiet, unobtrusive way he offers suggestions of places to go, things to do, places to eat and even makes reservations for restaurants. He listened to my special dietary needs, which are admittedly difficult to deal with, providing satisfactory alternatives to meet my needs. Wine time was very nice, a great way to start the evening.

I loved the way they have decorated the place, with interesting prints, antiques, and collections. Especially the magnifying glasses and clocks! Every direction you look there is something that catches your eye. Fun! Unlike most B&Bs in older buildings, the rooms are spacious, especially the public living and dining rooms. We seldom feel comfortable using those areas in B&Bs because they usually feel cramped and can be crowded, but we used both rooms during our stay. There are two stair cases, which was convenient and a nice safety feature that is seldom seen in older buildings.

Now I admit to be very fussy when it comes to cleanliness, I have standards that most places cannot meet. At Farmers Guest House I found perfection. This reason alone will bring me back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sheila S
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, 15 May 2014
Thank you for your review. We appreciate hearing from guests who have been to other B&Bs and can review from their collected experiences. We agree that our location is ideal for guests since it is only a block to Main Street. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

I had the best stay here! The location can't be beat. The rooms are great, beds are super comfortable, food is amazing and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable! There's wine hour daily at 5pm and overall you are made to feel like you are home! Very inviting and relaxed atmosphere. They offer different packages as well and they are well worth it. I got the facial massage and it was amazing! I can't wait to go back and stay again! Book your stay here, you will be so glad you did!!

  • Stayed April 2014
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Thank titamaryk
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, 2 May 2014
Thank you for your review! We appreciate your recommendation and comments about the massage services your enjoyed. The Studio room was added to the inn this past December to provide our guests with a private, peaceful and convenient environment for massage services and we are happy for the feedback. We look forward to your next visit.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Chicago
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at the Farmers' Guest House during the beginning of April for a weekend getaway to celebrate both our five-year anniversary and my husband's birthday. It was a nice change of pace to stay in such a historic building, I believe the house dates all the way back to 1867. The decor is fun and whimsical and the breakfasts were filling and delicious. When we booked our stay Susan, one of the friendly innkeepers, was very thorough over the phone and recorded any food allergies, major dislikes and dietary restrictions when it came to preparing our breakfasts. We stayed in the Charlotte Suite based on reading prior reviews and just loved it. It's right off the breakfast area so it was nice to stumble out of our room and into a prepared breakfast with hot coffee each morning. The room itself had a gorgeous gas fireplace across from the bed, and in addition to a stand-up shower, a nice whirlpool tub in the adjoining room. The B&B also provided complimentary bathrobes during our stay which were so comfy that we couldn't leave without buying a set for the two of us. We parked across from the B&B and were very happy not to have moved our car once when venturing into town. It's a very short walk from the B&B into downtown Galena and we were very pleased with the location. In my zeal to give this place as many stars as I could, it looks like I accidentally gave its fitness center and swimming pool five stars and then wasn't able to leave those fields blank again. To be clear, the B&B doesn't have a fitness center or swimming pool but you truly don't need these. The weekend was spent walking all over town and on nearby trails, so no need to feel guilty indulging in the B&B's tasty breakfasts and skipping the gym! Overall this is a great place to stay for any couple thinking of visiting Galena and we'd definitely come back.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MarieG312
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for your review. It sure is a pleasure to not have to get in the car all weekend yet have the entire town accessible to you - that's one of the many things we really enjoy about Farmers Guest House. We can't wait to see you again and enjoyed your comment about the fitness center and swimming pool! We look forward to seeing you again.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Bettendorf, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

What a great getaway for us moms and our daughters. Susan and Don were very cordial innkeepers-you couldn't find anyone any more accommodating. They met are every need
plus even more than we asked for. Our two rooms were spacious, clean, well lit, plenty of mirrors and plug-ins. The beds were very comfortable. Wine time and the breakfast was fantastic. It was very relaxing. Course Galena is always a fun place to browse and shop. Restaurants are
all great there. The innkeeper even made dinner reservations for us while we were enjoying our 2nd glass of wine. What more could you ask??? We will definitely be back to visit.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doris B
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for your review. It was such a pleasure having you, your friends and daughters here with us. We look forward to seeing you again.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

This was the first B&B my wife and I have stayed at and it was a great experience. Susan and Don helped make the weekend a great and relaxing time. The breakfast and wine at 5pm was perfect. The location is great, just a short walk downtown. Definitely going to visit again in the future.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike H
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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review, 12 April 2014
Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you plan on returning.

Many happy returns,
Don & Susan
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Property: Farmers Guest House
Address: 334 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2128
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Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Farmers Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Selected as one of the TOP TEN B&Bs in the U.S. of 2015 Farmers Guest House has been serving guest for 149 years. Located downtown, one block from historic Main Street, and including many amenities such as daily WineTime, award winning breakfast, ice, hot & cold beverage service, cookies, free wifi, DVD library, in-room full bath, flat screen TV, thermostat to control heat and central air, luxurious towels, sheets and bath amenities, concierge service, off-street parking and all the comforts of home,your exceptional experience begins at Farmers Guest House. ... more   less 
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