Farmers' Guest House
December 23rd, 2013

The Urbanologist: Q & A with Susan Steffan

In this exclusive interview about her journey to operate the best bed and breakfast in Galena, owner-operator-innkeeper, Susan Steffan took a look at the thrilling experience of the bed and breakfast world and how she has introduced a new country elegance to Farmers Guest House, while also maintaining their historic property in Galena; the second most friendly city in America.
This post originally appeared in The Urbanologist, by Max Grinnell on December 22, 2013.
In my line of work (urbanologist, traveler, college lecturer, etc) I spend a great deal of time on the road. It’s nice when I get to bunk down in a place as charming as Galena, Illinois with hosts as cordial and friendly as Susan and Don Steffan at [...]

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December 17th, 2013

Apple Crostada

This morning we had a new treat for our guests – Apple Crostada.  When Susan first created this and tried it out on her willing taste tester, Don, he said it was like eating your very own apple pie!  Home made apple pie filling wrapped in a warm biscuit, sprinkled with coarse sugar – the perfect starter on a chilly winter [...]

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December 9th, 2013

Can’t Book at Eagle Ridge?

So, we have been hearing from people that they have been unable to access the Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa website today. We’re sorry to hear that, but our site is up and you can make your reservations at Farmers Guest House.
You can also purchase Farmers House gift cards for all of your special friends who want to visit Galena.
We’re happy to help you out and arrange a great getaway experience for you and everyone you know. We look forward to seeing you at Farmers Guest House in Galena [...]

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December 9th, 2013

Farmers Guest House Listens

The experts say five-star reviews are much harder to come across these days. Recent research shows double digit percentage declines in five-star reviews from a year ago. How can that be?
Farmers Guest House, however, is still managing to impress. Here are some examples of what we are up to and why we remain the premier lodging choice in Galena, Illinois.
Let’s start with engagement. The bed and breakfast guest is evolving. They are younger, more active and more connected than ever before. Farmers Guest House offers personal concierge services for our guests. Need to know snowboard conditions? No problem. Need a map for the Galena Bike Trail? We’ve got you covered. What to know where to snowshoe among the grape vines? We [...]

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