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Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 8 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....

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

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

Chicago, Illinois
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.

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are happy to hear that you plan on returning. Many happy returns, Don & Susan

Barrington, Illinois
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My wife and I spent a mid-week break at Farmers' last week. It is exactly what a B&B should be - great location, homey feel, relaxing atmosphere. Susan and Don are exceptional hosts - you feel like you've known them forever and they take the time (at 5:00 wine gatherings and breakfast) to get to know you and offer advise...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The competition is over and we are please to be named the First Runner Up in Bedandbreakfast com's Best Breakfast 2014 in North America. It was quite exciting for all of us here and our guests certainly get the benefit with the wonderful dishes we are creating in the kitchen this season. We look forward...

Batavia, Illinois
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Kudos to my husband (Marco) for planning this trip all by himself,and surprising me with the dates to get ready. This is a trip of firsts for us ... our first trip to Galena, and our first stay at a B&B. Our stay at Farmer's Guest House immediately set the bar high of any expectation we have for any future...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We also enjoyed visiting with you during WineTime and agree that the cookies are fabulous - but, Don is the cookie baker in the house, not Susan. Susan makes the amazing breakfasts and Don bakes the cookies. We look forward to seeing you again. Many happy returns, Don & Susan

Evanston, Illinois
Reviewed 31 March 2014

My husband and I needed an easy laid back weekend getaway. We loved our time at the Farmer's Guest House. When we first arrived, we were invited to "wine time" which was a really nice way to start our weekend. What was even better, was the ability to be able to walk into the downtown area after the wine time....

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We also enjoy walking in to town and love the location as do our guests. I must confess, the olive oil lemongrass soaps in our rooms are hand made, but not home made. I love them too! We hope to see you again in the near future. Many happy returns, Susan

Bartlett, Illinois
Reviewed 28 March 2014

My husband and I needed a little get away and choose Farmers Guest House and were very happy we did. We started the weekend with a couples massage when we arrived on Friday night. What an amazing massage, one of the best I've had and a great way to decompress. FGH is very cute and well cared for. Don and...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Most of our guests feel the same way as you; delighted that they don't have to get in the car during their entire visit. With Main St. right around the corner, we are convenient and comfortable. We have addressed the space issue you brought up in the Aimee bathroom and are installing a shelf that...

Yakima, Washington, United States
Reviewed 26 March 2014

I've stayed at FGH one other time and was blown away by the excellent service. I didn't think it could be better and HEAP -- it was even better the second time! The FGH is a 5 minute walk from the downtown Galena (shopping and eating) area. They offer wonderful breakfast, good coffee, wine time, maps to other locations, suggestions...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are so happy to offer you a relaxing place after a day of work. You must let me know if you found that little shop on your way to your next destination; I am interested in hearing about it. We look forward to your return visit when business takes you this way. Many happy...

Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at Farmer's Guest House! Don and Susan were so friendly and accommodating! The food was amazing. My husband loved the homemade chocolate chip cookies. The couple's massage was just what we needed, and it was so convenient to have it right on site. When I got sick and didn't feel like heading out for dinner,...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in spite of the cold that wouldn't let you go! It is a real convenience to be located in downtown where you can get delivery or carry-out so easily with just a short walk to the shops and restaurants. We look forward to your next visit. Many...

Delavan, Illinois
Reviewed 23 March 2014

This is the first bed and breakfast I have stayed at and has possibly set the bar high for any others! Susan, Don and Charles were all very attentive and awesome hosts. If you didn't get what you needed it was because you didn't speak up! Thank you to them for looking after us and making our stay very relaxing...

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We love having the large space here to have quilt retreats. The expansive dining room is perfect for groups and events like getting together with friends. We look forward to your next visit. Many happy returns, Susan & Don

Clarion, Iowa
Reviewed 22 March 2014

This is a wonderful place to stay. Very clean. Susan is so accommodating and fun. The food was teriffic. The location is perfect! within walking distance of shopping and restaurants. I will definately make another visit. Wine time and chocolate chip cookies were an added treat. Cannot say enough good things about this B&B

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GalenaBedandBreakfst, Owner at Farmers Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As a quilter myself, I enjoy a luxury retreat where you are pampered as well as given the opportunity to enjoy your craft with others. I had enough of those dorm-style, bring your own food camp-like retreats and wanted to offer a luxury option for those who share my craft. I can't wait for the...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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 

Additional Information about Farmers Guest House

Address: 334 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2128
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: $243 - $473 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Farmers Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Julia room is beautiful”
 of 5 bubbles kristencA7958AF, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“A room to the back of the property will be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles jaredr602, 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We had the Charlotte suite which looked to me to be one of their best rooms. Every room was nice though. Including the standard rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 789AlanD, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Julia Suite is beautiful...quiet at the end of the hall and with a lot of windows and a good view!”
 of 5 bubbles CKS50, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I was in the Jenny. It was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles AccomplishMoreToday, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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