Farmers' Guest House blog
August 28th, 2012

The Perfect Alternative to Galena Hotels

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Farmers Guest House in downtown Galena, Illinois is the perfect alternative to Galena hotels for your fall getaway. Farmers Guest House is the leading bed and breakfast in Galena, IL with a country elegance theme and operated by onsite innkeepers, Don & Susan Steffan. The unique in-town property offers guests to Galena a downtown lodging option.

This best in class Galena bed and breakfast provides a great alternative to a traditional Panama City hotel. The Galena inn was built in the 1850′s in the exclusive downtown neighborhood that is now part of the National Register of Historic Places. Farmers Guest House is easy walking distance to Galena restaurants, wine-tasting rooms, Main Street shops and Galena historic attractions. There is no shortage of things to do in Galena when you stay at Farmers Guest House. Galena trolley tours from Tri-State Travel give visitors a great overview of the historic district, or you could choose to navigate the Galena River in a kayak from Fever River Outfitters.

Speaking of river views; head out to Chestnut Mountain Resort and take in the unforgettable view of the Majestic Mississippi River from their Sunset Grill and Lounge.

Want to hit the links while staying at Farmers Guest House? Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa has 63-holes of championship golf, where you can play the renowned The General – one of the Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the US.

Back in town, Farmers Guest House is just a stone´s throw away from the Galena shopping area, Main Street restaurants, Galena bike trail, Galena historic attractions, night life and entertainment in Galena. Susan & Don can recommend the best places to eat in Galena and set up any tours you wish to go on. They live at this historic inn and know the area. One of their passions is helping guests enjoy Galena.

The historic Galena inn which was built as a guest house for a variety of travelers has a colorful history and even served drinks to the legendary Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead. When a Galena hotel is not what you are looking for, Farmers Guest House offers you a home away from home anytime you are in Northwest Illinois.

luxury bed and breakfast in galenaThe guest rooms and suites are uniquely appointed with country elegance. Each room and has a private bath and some have fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Annie’s Cottage is located on the bluff above the main inn and gardens. This two-story gem has a separate living room, patios and a fireplace. Farmers Guest House even offers one of the only bed and breakfast rooms with 2 Queen-sized beds in Galena. All rooms include Susan’s homemade full-breakfast and WineTime™ each night.

The Farmers Guest House common space has a large living room with plenty of seating areas to watch your favorite movie on the large flat screen television.

The common areas are also decorated with local and regional art including antique quilts provided by Susan’s family.  Farmers Guest House also partners with Project Linus. If you bring a homemade blanket with you to donate, they’ll give you a discount upon check out.

Susan and Don take great pride in their bed and breakfast reviews from TripAdvisor.

We encourage you spend a night, a weekend, or a week at Farmers Guest House. The innkeepers aim is to make Farmers Guest House the Galena bed and breakfast that guests come back to each time they are in Galena.

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