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Roanoke, IL
Reviewed 11 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 28 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!

Spring Hill, Kansas
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My husband and I visited here for one night on our way to see family in Indiana. We had never been in the town and we later wished we had made more time in our trip to see it. This lovely home is on a street full of historic homes, some dating from the 1840s. Abraham Lincoln visited the town....

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

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Blessings on State. We're Midwesterners, so hot and humid is sometimes the norm, and we're thankful for air conditioning. Hopefully the weather will be cooler when you travel through the next time. We have lots to see and do here in Jacksonville!

Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 26 June 2016

My wife and I traveled to Jacksonville to attend a local Rotary event, and our accommodation was one of many highlights of the travel experience. From the moment we were greeted at the front door by Valerie, to the moment we were thanked at departure by the owner Gwenn, it could not have been better. We were in the spacious...

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

We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us! I know that Tony was pleased to have you support his work with Rotary. Thanks so much for sharing your experience through TripAdvisor. Please come again!

Buffalo, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My wife and I just wanted a brief get-away. Our kids had given us some money for Christmas and suggested we go to Blessings. It was a Blessing. The home is very well cared for and the rooms are very nice. There were snacks and drinks. Val, the young lady that showed us to our room was very thorough in...

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

I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for acknowledging two of my very important supports. Valerie, our 12-year-old daughter, was your tour guide. She's grown into the role of Assistant Innkeeper. She and Dosia, our housekeeper, have really stepped in to help out as I've been going through chemotherapy. (One more treatment, and i'll be back...

Spring, Texas
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Where to start! Each year we try to make at least one trip to visit family in Jacksonville IL. Staying with family is great but since this is also our vacation, this year we decided to take a few nights together! I came across "Blessings on State" online. They had great reviews, it was close, and very reasonable! And best...

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

We're so glad that you spent part of your Christmas with us! It was a pleasure to get to know you and we certainly look forward to having you stay with us again! Thank you very much for supporting our "Beds for Heads" fundraising project for The James Project in Springfield. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to provide...

Reviewed 15 December 2015

This trip was a gift in more than one sense of the word. I am a veteran and this place gifted my husband and I a complimentary nights stay and dinner!!! There was also a fresh bouquet of red roses, artfully tied with a red, white and blue ribbon. Gwenn and Glenn's commitment to the service of others is so...

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

Local friends and businesses join us each year as we participate in B&B's for Vets and we're so happy that we could recognize your service to our country! We look forward to seeing you again, soon.

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Reviewed 26 November 2015

As soon as I stepped into this beautiful, historical house, I knew I belonged. From the warm and friendly innkeepers' greeting and tour, to my truly serene Serenity Suite, I felt welcome and at home. My visit to Jacksonville was for sad personal reasons, so finding the cozy comfort of my sitting room to decompress at the end of the...

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

It was a pleasure to meet you and the friends you came to Jacksonville to visit! I enjoyed hearing about your work and travels. Your experiences in other B&B's provides good information as we continue to strive to provide exceptional service and and an inviting home away from home. Though I know your heart was hurting, I'm happy that we...

Carol Stream, Illinois
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Blessings on State B&B is a lovely Victorian home in the middle of Jacksonville's historic district. It is a beautifully decorated and clean home with an inviting wrap-around porch that we thoroughly enjoyed using to take in the lovely fall weather. Our 2nd floor suite was beautifully decorated and clean. The bath has been updated and has both a footed...

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

"Parisian garret." I like that! We work hard to provide an environment that's different that a standard hotel room, and we've had fun with the French Country theme in the Tranquility sitting room. Thanks for staying with us. It was fun getting to know you and we look forward to having you visit again soon!

Walnut, Illinois
Reviewed 8 October 2015

My wife and I did an overnight at this exquisite B&B during a short trip throughout southern Illinois. We were warmly welcomed and stayed in their best room, which is really a suite.. The accommodations were excellent, with everything one could want to feel like royalty. We spent a good part of the evening in friendly conversation with the owners,...

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Thank you for sharing your warm regarding for Blessings on State. We loved having you stay with us. I'm so pleased that you were able to tour the Governor Duncan mansion while you were here. It's so much fun to live in a neighborhood with such a historic heritage and we love sharing it with our guests. We enjoyed visiting...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1109 West State Street, Jacksonville, IL 62650
Region: United States > Illinois > Jacksonville
Price Range: $187 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Tranquility suite is bigger with fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles shanwal98, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms were very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles siuc9396, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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