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

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...

Woodstock, Illinois
Reviewed 21 July 2015

We loved our stay at this beautiful inn with lovely owners! The room was beautiful and comfortable and I enjoyed soaking in the tub with the natural bath salts offered in the room(I appreciated the natural so a ps too). The flower gardens, gazebo and front porch were a lovely addition! Breakfast on beautiful plates was so good and we...

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

We were delighted to help you celebrate your anniversary. Let's make it an annual event!

Reviewed 23 June 2015

I am a Truly Blessed repeat guest. booking a stay here, is an Experience you will never Forget! I have stayed in both suits, and they are each one Special in their own way. Walking up from the St., up to the house, feels like walking back in time. I felt so Welcome. All parts of it fit so well...

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

It's always a joy to have guests return again and again. Thank you for making us your One Tank Getaway!

Clinton, Iowa
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

We scheduled a room at this bed & breakfast to visit Jacksonville for the Downtown Celebration, to visit old friends, and to celebrate our wedding anniversary. With 25 minutes left to go on our late Friday night, 3-hour drive, we had a bad encounter involving a deer, police, and a wrecker. Ugh. Through it all, our hosts Gwen and Glen...

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

We're so sorry that you had a run-in with our Illinois wildlife, but we're happy that you were able to relax and enjoy your stay. I hope your Cook-Off went well. Come see us again, soon!

Oak Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Our room was beautiful, comfortable and well appointed. Gwenn, the Innkeeper, made reservations for us at a wonderful place for dinner. We had settled in our room, and were enjoying down time, when her daughter, Valerie, brought us warm cookies to enjoy. It was a delightful stay. Jacksonville is a treasure in the middle of the Illinois prairie, or what...

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

I'm so pleased that you and your husband chose to drive over from Springfield to stay with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner at Lonzerotti's Italian Restaurant - it's one of our favorites! Here's hoping you'll make it back for the Pilot Home Tour the first week in December. I think you'll really enjoy touring some of our historic...

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We enjoyed our experience at Blessing on State so much. They have such attention to detail, in everything they do. A beautiful buffet near each room stocked with Keurig coffees, coffee mugs, variety of snacks and refrigerator stocked with beverages, as well as cozy robes provided during your stay. The breakfast was delicious but it was all in the presentation...

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

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had time to enjoy our locally owned antique stores. Thank you for sharing your comments. Come see us again, soon!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 March 2015

What a fantastic experience - Gorgeous Victorian Home, fabulously appointed, lovely gardens, and top it all off with one of the most genuinely nice families I have ever met. I felt welcome and comfortable right from the start. I was traveling alone and enjoyed the conversation and new found friends. This is a great stop for a break on a...

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

Thank you for sharing your impressions of your stay with us, Cindy. I was a solo traveler for many years and recognize the importance of a warm and welcoming experience. I hope you'll visit us again, soon!

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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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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 W State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650-1846
Region: United States > Illinois > Jacksonville
Price Range: $185 - $185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“Tranquility suite is bigger with fireplace.”
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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
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