Farmers' Guest House
July 29th, 2014

Galena Food & Wine Festival

Galena Food and Wine Festival
Now is the time to plan your Galena getaway for the Second Annual Galena Food & Wine Festival on Friday, September 5, 2014.
Galena Ladies’ Getaway Weekend
The Galena Food & Wine Festival kicks off the always-popular Galena Ladies’ Getaway Weekend, widely regarded as the best girlfriends’ getaway event weekend in the Midwest.
To book your rooms at Farmers Guest House, start by clicking here.
Committee members of the Galena Wine Lovers’ Weekend and ARC Taste of Galena have come together to plan the second annual Galena Food & Wine Festival, slated for Friday, September 5, 2014 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Galena Convention Center, 900 Galena Square Drive.
The Galena Food and Wine Festival aspires to be a culinary dream featuring the [...]

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July 27th, 2014

50 Shades of Green Getaway Package

Escape to Farmers Guest House and indulge in 50 Shades of Green as you explore the lush vistas surrounding Galena, the diamond of the Midwest.

We promise you a visit to delight the senses and awaken your hidden sense of adventure.  Our 50 Shades of Green package includes ~

~Two nights in a luxurious suite with whirlpool tub, king size bed, fireplace and all the privacy you need,
~A bottle of champagne and box of chocolates to melt in your mouth,
~A couples massage in our Studio,
~Award winning, gourmet breakfast in your Suite,
~And all the elegant amenities accompanying every stay at Farmers Guest House.

~$699 plus tax~
No exclusions. No blackout dates.  Subject to availability so call to book your 50 Shades of Green getaway.  (815) [...]

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July 25th, 2014

The Perfect Bed and Breakfast Experience

At Farmers Guest House we aim to provide each guest with an unforgettable Galena bed and breakfast experience; really, we want to give our guest the perfect bed and breakfast experience.
We are constantly looking for new ways to improve the “guest experience” and tirelessly look for new amenities that our guests will appreciate.
What our guest say about us is very important. Below is a recent review about the Farmers Guest House experience and why we strive to be your reason to visit Galena.
“Stellar Experience! Superior Bed and Breakfast!”
Don and Sue have perfected the B&B experience. I would recommend every B&B owner stay a night at Farmers’ Guest House and see professionalism with the personal touch at its finest. We were [...]

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July 22nd, 2014

Girlfriend’s Getaway Weekend

Join us at Farmers Guest House in Galena for a very exciting girlfriend’s getaway weekend, September 5-7, 2014!
In addition to our regular country elegant accommodations, including our award-winning breakfast and WineTime each evening, you can experience great events planned throughout Galena just for you and your girlfriends.
Farmers Guest House is also the home of The Studio at Farmers Guest House; the only full-service bed and breakfast spa in downtown Galena.

Friday, Sept. 5 Galena Food & Wine Festival, featuring the talents of Galena area restaurants and a wine tasting event.

Businesses throughout Galena have special events, parties, specials and more planned throughout the weekend as part of Ladies Getaway Weekend.
Farmers Guest House is your reason to visit Galena. There’s so much to [...]

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July 19th, 2014

Galena Hotels: The Perfect Alternative

What makes Galena special? Sure, there is a case to be made for the historic significance and scenic beauty of the area, but it is really the experience that makes Galena special. As you search for Galena hotels, the perfect alternative is Farmers Guest House.
Farmers Guest House is to the Galena hotel what the smart phone is to the phone booth. We offer country elegant accommodations in our beautifully restored historic inn. Our breakfast was awarded first runner-up in the 2014 BedandBreakfast.com Best Breakfast in North America competition and our Annie’s Galena Cottage is the only private cottage in Galena within walking distance to downtown Galena.
Farmers Guest House is a short walk to Main Street Galena, where you will discover [...]

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July 7th, 2014

Apple River Fort Historic Site

Apple River Fort Historic Site
Here at Farmers Guest House in historic Galena, our many repeat guests occasionally ask for something to do during the week in the Galena area that is different than what they have done on a previous visit.  Recently a guest reminded me of the Apple River Fort Historic Site just up the road about 20 minutes from downtown Galena.
The Apple River Fort was the site of an important battle during the Black Hawk War during the summer of 1832.  On June 24th, of that summer, the settlers at the fort turned back an attack by some 200 warriors led by Black Hawk.  The war, which lasted only 16 weeks, ended the threat of Indian attacks in [...]

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June 29th, 2014

Enjoy a Honey Flan at Farmers Guest House

What a lovely way to start the day!  Honey flan, Petite Pancakes and Country Ham – a recipe for a great day.  This is my version of the recipe from the March, 2014 edition of Southern Living Magazine.
Honey Flan, modified from a recipe in the March 2014 edition of Southern Living
Serves 18
1 cup sugar
1 cups honey, divided
2 (14 oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
2 cups whole milk
6 large eggs
2 large egg yolks
1/2 tsp kosher salt

1. Preheat oven to 350.  In a large saucepan heat sugar just until melted, add 1/3 cup of honey and remove from heat. (Do not overcook or the sugar will turn to candy)  Immediately pour hot sauce into 12 ramekins.
2. In a large bowl process condensed milk, whole milk, eggs, egg yolks and salt until smooth.  Pour evenly [...]

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June 7th, 2014

Tour of Galena – Winner Stays with Farmers Guest House!

Farmers Guest House is proud to be hosting Ben, the winner of the Masters Category 4/5 race from this afternoon.  The Tour of Galena is in its 4th year and is determined to be the best omnium stage race in Illinois if not the entire country.  This afternoon’s Road Race was two laps of  a  22-mile course including several steep and long climbs and was held under USA Cycling event permit.  45 miles of Galena hills!   No, not everyone can roll their bicycle in through the front door, but we made an exception for today’s winner! (There is secure bike parking around back for the rest of us regular riders.)  Book your reservation in one of our winning rooms or suites [...]

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May 22nd, 2014

A Treasured Guest

Farmers Guest House recently hosted the popular radio personality, Steve Summers, from Q98.5 out of Rockford.  Here is what Steve had to say about Galena -
The City of Galena is a Northern Illinois Treasure to Experience
 By Steve Summers May 21, 2014 3:06 PM
 

Steve Summers, Townsquare Media

 
This past weekend, my lovely wife and I celebrated 29 years of “bliss” with a weekend get-a-way to nearby Galena, Illinois. What an incredible town that is so rich in history, and only a little more than an hour away. Galena, Illinois welcomes you with a Main Street right out of 1860′s mixed with the convenience of today. The movie “Field of Dreams” used Galena’s Main Street as the backdrop for ”Old Doc’s” Office. You instantly feel as if you’ll see [...]

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May 20th, 2014

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

Once again Farmers Guest House has been awarded the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Each year that Susan and Don Steffan have owned Farmers Guest House they have earned this award.

FARMERS GUEST HOUSE ADDS TRIPADVISOR CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE TO LIST OF 2014 AWARDS
 
Recognized as a Top Performing Bed and Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site
 
Galena, IL – May 20, 2014 – Farmers Guest House, Galena’s premier bed and breakfast today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide.  Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located [...]

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