Farmers' Guest House blog
July 17th, 2012

A Roadtrip to Relaxation

bed and breakfasts in galenaStress, we get it. We almost all experience stress every day, and there are times when planning your weekend getaway just adds to it all. That is when it is time to take a break, load up the car and head to see us in Galena, Illinois. Even before you arrive at Farmers Guest House, your road trip introduces you some of the Midwest’s most amazing splendor.  Here is just one way to make your getaway to Galena the most relaxing, fun, out-of-the-ordinary trip you’ve ever experienced.  I will post more as we can and we’d love to hear from you on how to create that perfect escape to Farmers Guest House and Galena.

High Adventure

Check into your suite at Farmers Guest House, unpack and head downstairs for our 5:30pm WineTime™. There you’ll have the chance to browse our selection of dinner menus, review the nightlife offerings and sip on wine while meeting with other guests. After WineTime™ you’ll be off to begin your weekend adventure in Galena.

Galena Hotels, Galena Bed and BreakfastsLet’s start with dinner at Fried Green Tomatoes on Main Street. We’ll secure you a great table and you’ll be amazed at the quality of food and service you’ll receive. After dinner, you’ll head down the street to the Grape Escape for live music. You won’t want to close the joint…or, maybe you will, because you’ll be off early to take in the sights from a Hot Air Balloon over Galena.

Upon your soft landing, celebratory champagne, you’ll drive back to Farmers Guest House to enjoy the best breakfast in Galena; homemade and served by innkeepers Susan and Don. Whether it be Susan’s Oven-baked Eggs Florentine, or her famous Pecan-Praline French Toast; you’ll be ready to continue your High Adventure weekend.

You’ll head out on Stage Coach Trail – one of Illinois’ most scenic drives and arrive at Charles Mound, Illinois highest peak. From there you’ll be able to take in the views from 3 states and breathe that fresh Midwest air. You won’t be ready to return to the valleys just yet. You will want to stop at Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery to sip their award-winning wines.  On your way back to Farmers Guest House, you’ll have time to shop Galena’s historic Main Street, where over 80 local shop owners are there to welcome you. While on Main Street, you’ll stop in Fever River Adventure Outfitters and reserve your kayak for a Sunday cruise down the Galena River.

massage in galenaThen it’s back to the Farmers Guest House for your in-suite couple’s massage, time to regroup, and then back to WineTime™ to entertain the other guests with your stories from the day. After all that adventure during your first day, while not try something new for dinner? In Galena, you have several cuisines to choose from, as the city boasts a great number of outstanding restaurants. How about a French-German bistro; sushi; local beef; or, Italian? You can find it all within walking distance of Farmers Guest House.

Since you’re living it up on your High Adventure weekend, you might be inclined to try Karaoke after dinner, or sit back and relax to authentic Irish music.

Before checking out you’ll enjoy another famous Farmers Guest House breakfast and then it’s off for your kayak adventure down the Galena River. Galena kayakThere are several spots along the river where you’ll be able hop out and explore a trail or path before continuing on your way. Once back on Main Street, you’ll have time for a little more shopping before hiking the Galena stairs and overlooking the city where you just spent a most relaxing, restful and stress free weekend.

You’ll be so relaxed; we know you’ll be back. In fact, several guests come back and tack on an extra night’s stay right then and there.

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