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Situated in downtown historic, Galena, Illinois; Farmers Guest House is a unique countryside-chic getaway inn featuring 9 tastefully decorated guest rooms & suites along with a long history of hospitality and charm.
Each guest room and suite at Farmers Guest House includes: A full breakfast each morning featuring signature entrée items such as Praline Pecan French Toast, Baked Egg Delight, fresh fruit scones, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, FGH’s Signature Egg Casserole and local-seasonal specialties; always accompanied by homemade breads, fruit selections, cereals and juice.
Our nightly “Wine-Time” at 5:30pm each evening where we share wine and cheese with our guests and sprinkle in lively conversation and humor.
An extensive DVD movie collection that you can enjoy on your in-room flat-screen TV and Blu-Ray DVD player.
There is only one Farmers Guest House Galena bed and breakfast. Since 1867 we have kept our doors open to all varieties of getaway travelers and passersby and specialize in making your romantic getaway an experience you will always remember. We offer you an excellent escape from the ordinary, in an unmatched historic inn with incomparable comforts and exceptional service, along with private outdoor patios and gardens that you can enjoy every season.
Some activities you can enjoy year-round in Galena include shopping along our beautifully restored historic Main Street, art galleries and antique shops throughout the region, wine tastings at several vineyards and downtown tasting-rooms, rejuvenating at one of several world-class spas and creating your own adventure along miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. In addition, those interested in the history have countless historic homes to visit, including the U.S. Grant State Historic Site Home and several well-marked Indian Burial Mounds throughout Galena and surrounding towns. You can also take in all of the sightseeing from one of the Galena trolley tours we are known for across the country.
Since 2001 Farmers Guest House Bed and Breakfast in Galena has undergone extensive remodeling and renovation. Innkeepers Susan and Donald Steffan pay close attention to all the small details, so you may enjoy your stay at this best of class Galena bed and breakfast and make their house – your home.
Farmers Guest House Galena bed and breakfast provides you with a complete country breakfast every morning! Each morning you’ll be awakened by the succulent aromas coming from the kitchen. A full breakfast is served each morning in country dining room. Savor such sumptuous entrees as Praline Pecan French Toast, Baked Egg Delight, fresh fruit scones, Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, FGH’s Signature Egg Casserole and local-seasonal specialties; always accompanied by homemade breads, fruit selections, cereals and juice.
Also, take part in some of the best Galena wines with a nightly wine and cheese gathering. Enjoy cheese, crackers and a glass of wine as well as stories and conversation, as offered at “Wine Time” – 5:30 p.m. each evening.
Relax in the Farmers Guest House living room, recognized as one of Galena Inn where there is an extensive DVD movie selection, or enjoy a music choice. A baby grand piano is available in our living room, if you feel inclined to offer up a tune. Kick back and enjoy the charm of this historic town with our Galena guesthouse.
Our Galena lodging is perfect for any weekend getaway. Hang out and read or play board games from the selection offered in the library, which is tastefully decorated in an Americana theme. Also stop by our Galena Gift Shop, “The Littlest Gift Shop” located here at the Galena inn offering round-the-clock shopping for unique gift items.
Or just sit and enjoy in one of our various patio areas. Whatever your vacation needs, our friendly and cozy bed and breakfast in Galena has something for you! Stop in and check it out today.
The Guest Rooms
Experience the luxury of the Farmers Guest House, with nine well-appointed, tastefully decorated guestrooms, all with private bathrooms, individual thermostats and flat-screen televisions – many have fireplaces.
Relax in one of our Galena suites, or cozy up in one of our incredibly comfortable beds to insure a restful night’s sleep. Enjoy a DVD from our extensive collection, choose a book from our library or watch TV before retiring. Naturally, all guestrooms in our historic Galena inn have private bathrooms, individual thermostats and flat screen TVs with DVD players.
Our Galena suites come complete with whirlpools and fireplaces. Also, enjoy Galena Victorian style lodging with a feeling of romance and relaxation. Check out Annie’s Cottage Suite where you can enjoy a two room stay complete with whirlpool, fireplace, flat screen TV and king size bed. Kick back on one of the two back porches and enjoy the scenery.
When it comes to spacious suites in Galena, stay in our Pete & Eleanor’s Suite. This Galena whirlpool suite is truly unique with its country charm, fireplace, additional seating areas and plenty of space just to kick back and relax. Enjoy amenities including flat screen TV, full private bathroom, and private entrance and patio.
Our Victorian suites in Galena provide an exceptional relaxing stay. Enjoy our Camelot Suite complete with whirlpool, two rooms, flat screen TV and beautiful king size iron sleigh bed. This Galena inn suite also offers a gas fireplace, sunny parlor room and a large private bathroom.
Also, during your stay at our Galena inn make sure to check out our fireplace rooms. Our fireplace inn rooms offer a country style feel with queen size beds and private baths. Further, you can choose from Galena guestrooms with one or two queen beds.
All of our amazing Galena inn guestrooms come complete with their own private bath and cozy resting space. Also, enjoy extras including breakfast every morning and evening wine and cheese.
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Weddings & Retreats
The Farmers Guest House in Galena, Illinois, was built in 1867 and operated as a bakery, store and hotel. The handsome, Italianate Galena guest house became a favorite overnight stop for local farmers, who brought their goods to market, as well as a gathering place for Galena townsfolk. In keeping with the inns tradition of hospitality, we invite you to experience the delight, charm, romance and history of a bygone era along with the conveniences of today.
Nine Galena guest rooms, each with a private bath, as well as a separate guest cottage, invite you into the warmth and comfort that is Farmers’ Guest House.
Farmers Guest house is conveniently located on Spring Street’s Artists Row, in the heart of Galena. Marvel in 19th century architecture, sip award-winning regional beverages and sample local cuisine. Visit us here in Galena, where gracious hospitality and a gentler social pace meet.
Weddings in Galena Illinois
Plan your Galena Wedding with Farmers Guest House. Our Galena guest house is a perfect setup for your big day! The Farmers Guest House is located in the heart of Galena and provides a wonderful environment for your Illinois wedding. We have nine guest rooms in Galena, each equipped with their own private bath, as well as a separate guest cottage. Planning a wedding in Illinois is exciting, and Galena offers a wide range of picturesque scenery and beautiful weather. Galena’s 19th century architecture makes for an unforgettable wedding in Illinois. Farmers Guest House invites you to experience the delight, charm, romantic and historic feel of Galena Illinois. Weddings in Galena, Illinois make for an experience where gracious hospitality and a gentler social pace come together for an amazing Galena wedding.
Planning your Galena Wedding is fun and easy. Farmers Guest House takes the stress out of planning a wedding in Illinois. The wedding sites of Galena Illinois are beautiful, offering a romantic feel at an affordable price. Farmers’ Guest House gives a delight and charm to your wedding in Galena, pampering you in every way.
The Living Room is a unique room that has three conversation/sitting areas where you can talk with your guests and relax with friends. The Farmers Dining Room is a fully furnished area with country harvest tables, ladder back chairs, a custom made serving buffet adorned with brightly colored Fiesta® ware, and charming antiques, making your wedding in Illinois something that you will never forget. Our popular cottage in the woods is a welcome escape for the new married couple that offers the perfect private romantic honeymoon in Galena!
Call (815) 777-3456 for more information!
Quilting Retreats GalenaFrom “Bring your Stash of Scraps” quilting retreats where you match and swap with other quilters; to special interest weekend quilting retreats and charity quilting events, we’ll take care of every detail when planning your groups quilting retreat. We can help you arrange Galena restaurants reservations, historic tours and other activities for your quilting retreat. We also have patterns and assistance available for your quilters, along with a limited number of machines for use during your stay (please call Susan at 815.777.3456 to reserve a machine).
Farmers Guest House Quilting Retreats are available as a 3-day/2-night midweek getaway year round. Galena Quilting Retreats are also available on select weekends. There are several quilting retreat packages that can be customized to meet your exact needs. Call Susan at 815.777.3456 and start planning your special quilting retreat in Galena now.
Quilting Retreat Group Itinerary at Farmers’ Guest House
4 – 5:30pm Check-in at Farmers Guest House with Welcome beverage
5:30pm “Wine Time” Meet and network with your quilters while you peruse local Galena restaurant menus with your group hostess who will assist your group in making your dinner reservations at the many fine restaurants in Galena
Although the work room is available from the moment you check in, the remainder of the night is an ideal time for dinner and nightlife. Galena has a vast array of nightlife options available, from exploring a Main Street microbrewery, to horse and carriage rides.
- 8:30 Full Breakfast; fruit salad, yogurt, granola, cranberry scones, banana bread, FGH Signature Egg Casserole, juice, milk, water, coffee
- 9:30 Quilting begins for the day in the customized Quilting Retreat. The room is converted to your work room for the entirety of your stay
- 1:00 “Lunch at the Guest House”, Chicken Walnut Salad on a buttery croissant, fruit garnish, kettle chips, lemon cake
- 1:45 Quilting the Afternoon Away
- 5:30-6:30 “Wine Again” Wine & cheese, perusal of dinner menus and concierge service for making your dinner reservations at the many fine restaurants in Galena
***For guests who prefer a diversion from quilting, we are able to arrange side trips at nominal charges. These trips include: a Galena Trolley Tour, Winery Day aboard Iowa Wine Tours, U.S. Grant Home tour, Galena Museum and other scenic and historic tours.
- 8:30 Full Breakfast; fruit salad, yogurt, granola, lemon poppy seed scones, banana bread, Praline Pecan French Toast & sausage, juice, milk, water, coffee
- 9:30 Quilt to Your Heart’s Content
- 11:00 – Room Check-out followed by lunch and afternoon quilting
- 1:00 “Wrap-up Lunch” Oriental Chicken Cashew Salad Wraps with house-made chocolate cake
- 1:45 “The Final Curtain” Quilting Finale with show and tell before departure at 5pm
Call Susan at 815.777.3456 and start planning your special quilting retreat in Galena now.
All quilting retreats include: Quilting room with tables, lights, electric service, and cutting and pressing stations
Girlfriends Getaway in Illinois
The Farmers Guest House is a great destination for a ‘girl’s getaway’. Our Galena Guest House gives the girls a great place to relax and unwind. Farmers Guest House is located in the heart of Galena, Illinois, allowing for an enjoyable Galena girlfriends getaway. This small town offers a wide range of activities including shopping and wine tasting. The 19th century architecture forces a feeling of relaxation, a perfect place to stay during your weekend getaway in Galena.
When you want a girls weekend getaway in Galena make sure to experience Galena’s aromatherapy treatments and relieve your stress with a hot stone massages. Farmers Guest House has a living room, dining room, and library parlor. The living room is a relaxing environment to enjoy a cup of coffee or a beverage with your girlfriends. The dining room is a place where you can relax and enjoy a meal with the comfort of your girlfriends. The library parlor is a quiet room that has cozy chairs and a writing desk to take a moment to journal or jot a note to a friend. Here you can relax with a good book, or unwind from a day of shopping in Galena.
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Scrap-booking is an activity that has been enjoyed for years, but has recently become a perfect opportunity for a weekend getaway in Galena to Farmers Guest House.
Scrapbookers want to save money while still making time to get away and scrapbook with friends. The Farmers Guest House gives its Scrapbookers a perfect environment for a fun filled weekend in Galena with your girlfriends. Understanding the importance of a good location for a scrap-booking weekend in Illinois, Farmers Guest House is located in the heart of Galena. Galena offers a wide range of restaurants, shops and art galleries that are great for a mid afternoon break.
Farmers Guest House allows their scrap-booking weekend travelers to take advantage of the retreat as well; unpack your supplies and equipment in the spacious dining room where your work space remains for the entirety of your stay. Work as long and as often as you like, getting creative ideas from other talented scrapbookers! Farmers is a place where girlfriends can come and scrapbook for a weekend in Galena and not worry about cooking, cleaning or any of the other demands life brings. This gives our guests a cozy atmosphere where they can concentrate on scrap-booking in Galena and chatting with friends. You will return home refreshed with creative memories to share amongst friends and family.
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Corporate Meetings/Group Events in Galena
Farmers Guest House offers an exciting yet relaxing atmosphere for a corporate event or business meeting in Galena. There are plenty of spaces for a secluded Galena business meeting or a fun relaxing meeting. The Farmers Guest House was built in 1867 and operated as a bakery, store and hotel. The handsome, Italianate Galena guest house became a favorite overnight stop for local farmers, who brought their goods to market, as well as a gathering place for Galena townsfolk. In keeping with the Galena Inns tradition of hospitality, we invite you to experience the delight, charm and history of a bygone era along with the conveniences of today.
Planning a corporate event in Illinois is easy and affordable; the 19th century architecture makes for a great place to get inspired. Galena, Illinois offers a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, and shops. If you are planning a Galena corporate event or a corporate meeting location in Illinois, call (815) 777-3456 for more information.
Wireless Internet is provided to all of our guests. Farmers Guest House is an exceptional corporate meeting place in Illinois.
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Nearby Galena Food, Drink & Attractions
- Fried Green Tomatoes
- Perry Street Brasserie
- 111 Main
- Market House Restaurant
- Jamie’s Wine Studio of Galena
- Linmar Gardens
- Apple River Fort
- Fritz and Frites
- Iowa Wine Tours
- Otto’s Place
Come stay at the Farmers Guest House and explore all that the small town of Galena and Jo Daviess County have to offer. We are located in the heart of downtown Galena, perfect for shopping, dining, night life and more! Check out our Galena bed and breakfast location with maps and directions.
When searching for maps and directions to Farmers Guest House and Galena, we have maps and more available right online! Or, give us a call at (815) 777-3456 we would be glad to help. The area of Jo Daviess County provides the best in history, vineyards, rolling hills, Mississippi River fun and tours.
The Farmers Guest House is located on 334 Spring Street in Galena, Illinois. We are right off of highway 20 and just a short distance from the Galena Public Library. When it comes to mapping out your stay at the Farmers Guest House, you can be sure to enjoy close area attractions, dining and more!
Our downtown Galena bed and breakfast puts you in the heart of the best in Jo Daviess County. Enjoy downtown Galena shopping, fine restaurants including the Log Cabin and stop in for wine tasting at the Galena Cellars Winery. Whether you are in for a night or an extended stay, our Galena guest house is the perfect location for your stay. Discover local favorites including Fried Green Tomatoes and Perry Street Brasserie.
Our Galena guest house is located near some of the most beautiful sightseeing in Jo Daviess County. We are just a short distance from the Linmar Gardens, these beautiful Galena gardens overlook the historic downtown. Walk through paths that lead you through some of the most unique plants and flowers. Take in the view, and make sure to check out daily tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
When it comes to discovering history of Jo Daviess County, our Galena bed and breakfast is located close to the Apple River Fort. This historic site in Galena, is home to where Abraham Lincoln once camped out with his militia unit. Stop in for historic tours and special events!
Plan your trip to the Farmers Guest House during your stay in Galena. Find maps and directions to Farmers Guest House and more information on area attractions! Call us today at (815) 777-3456
Christmas Magic at Farmers' Guest House
This Should Be One Of Your "MUST SEE" Places to Visit at Christmas
Located on Route 20 (Spring Street) one block west of the Galena River Bridge.