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Farmers Guest House
Ranked #3 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Sauk City, Wisconsin
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46 reviews
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“Fabulous B&B with great hosts... would highly recommend.”
Reviewed 6 June 2010

Stayed 2 nights here for an anniversary trip. Very well keep B&B. We arrived around 4 pm to the smell of fresh cookies baking. Jess & Kathie were great hosts... very friendly and knowledgeable about area attractions and events/community. Great location, just across from the start of Main Street. And no need for an alarm clock, we woke each morning to the wonderfully yummy smells of breakfast. And the wine and cheese receptions in the afternoons were great too.

I would highly recommend The Farmer's Guest House. We will certainly be back on our next trip to Galena.

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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 June 2010

We had the BEST time at Farmers Guest House!! Kathie, Jess & Charles were beyond our expectations. We felt like we were staying with family. The breakfasts were unbelievable and the cookie jar was freshly baked and stocked every day!!!! :) We could not immagine staying anywhere else for our engagement weekend, we absolutely loved it and we cannot wait to come back.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

My husband and I have stayed at many B&B's over the years, and this was by far the best experience we have ever had.

The room was gorgeous and perfectly appointed, and the owners, Jess and Kathie, were so welcoming and created an environment of fun and fellowship. Shortly after we arrived, they provided wine and cheese for all of the guests. When Kathi found out that we wanted to dine at a restaurant that recommends reservations, she immediately called the restaurant and we had a table when we arrived.

This will be our B&B of choice when staying in the Galena area. Highly recommend!!

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Metamora, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 June 2010

This was our first time to Galena. My husband and I had never stayed at a B&B before, but will certainly return to Farmers' Guest House! The accomodations were very nice... quaint atmosphere! The location was fantastic...we could walk to the main street with all the shops, restaurants, and other attractions. The food at the B&B was delicious (we especially loved the bottomless cookie jars filled with double chocolate chip cookies and snickerdoodles)! The best part was the frienliness of our innkeepers. They made us feel welcome and comfortable. A wonderful escape for a romantic weekend!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 30 May 2010

I have to say this B&B is one of my favorites to date. Aside from the building itself being a perfect representation of Galena's history, the rooms were great (decorated but not overly so), the amenities were ample for all your get-away intentions, and the food was excellent! Most importantly I found the hosts to be the perfect measure of friendly and helpful. It is easy to see why many people return and consider themselves part of the Farmer's Guest House family. This is especially noted when you see the extensive collection of "extended family" (aka guest) photos that line the walls.

Tony

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Oswego, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 May 2010

Kathie and Jess are wonderful, gracious hosts. They met us as we pulled up, greeted us and showed us through the cottage behind the B & B that we requested. Upon arrival, the champagne and chocolate from a local candy shop were already in our room. We experienced impeccable service. The rooms were beautiful, spacious and identical to the website. I felt we really hit the jackpot with this b&b. This was a very homey environment, yet we also had the privacy we wanted for our honeymoon. Our in-room couple's massage (arranged by the hosts) was very relaxing and set a pleasant tone for the day. Both of the massage therapists were very talented and experienced. The location was just off the main strip about 3 blocks, close but still quiet. My husband is an executive chef, and was very pleased with the breakfasts as well as the restaurant recommendations made by the hosts. The fresh homemade cookies available 24/7 were great for a snack. The outside hot tub was clean and we pretty much had it to ourselves. We had such a great time, we planning our next trip already!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 May 2010

We had a great time in Galena. This bed & breakfast was our first experience at a B & B and we'd definetly go back. Kathy was so gracious and her breakfasts were delicious! We highly recommend staying here!

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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 32 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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