Farmers' Guest House
August 21st, 2014

Galena Food and Wine Festival

Galena Food & Wine Festival
BREAKING NEWS: Farmers Guest House, widely recognized as the best bed and breakfast in Galena Illinois, has been selected to participate in the 2014 Galena Food & Wine Festival. Farmers Guest House will be the first, and only, bed and breakfast to be featured at the Festival.
“We are delighted to be able to participate in the Galena Food & Wine Festival this year,” says Farmers Guest House innkeeper Susan Steffan. “We know that food is a significant reason why visitors choose a certain bed and breakfast. Being able to let them experience one of the amazing breakfasts we serve will help the entire destination in attracting additional overnight visitors.”
Award-winning Breakfast
Farmers Guest House will be providing attendees [...]

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August 16th, 2014

Zucchini Cornbread

This cornbread is so flavorful and moist that many guests ask for the recipe every time it is served as a part of our Fiesta Breakfast.  It also makes a great way to use up an abundance of zucchini at this time of year.

INGREDIENTS
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1  1/3 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup sugar
2 T baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 cups shredded zucchini
2 small or 1 large onion chopped
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
Preheat oven to 350.  Spray a 9 x 13 glass or stoneware pan.  Beat eggs and oil in a large bowl.  Add remaining ingredients holding back 1 c of cheddar cheese.  Stir until all ingredients are incorporated.  Pour into the prepared pan and sprinkle [...]

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August 13th, 2014

Tipsy Tuesday and a Free Room Too

The Best of Galena
Galena is a great place to visit whenever you come to our special place in Northwest Illinois. A Galena getaway becomes so much more enjoyable when you can enjoy $2 glasses of top notch wine and a free room at Galena’s best bed and breakfast.
Fried Green Tomatoes Galena
Every Tuesday, Fried Green Tomatoes offers their Tipsy Tuesday $2 wine by the glass special. This isn’t your usual experience with $2 by the glass wine. They open up their entire by the glass selection and pour their regular pour, not some tasting pour. Did I mention that Fried Green Tomatoes is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Galena? Or, that they are the only restaurant in [...]

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August 11th, 2014

Improving the guest experience every square foot of the way

Best Galena Bed & Breakfast
When Don & Susan Steffan purchased the Farmers Guest House in Galena, Illinois, they knew the large common rooms were the reason for so many group reservations, but it didn’t take long to realize that the cluttered upstairs library was wasted space.  Guests were using their tablets and iPads for reading and were sitting in the larger, brighter living room or the terraced grounds while the library took time to clean and maintain only to sit empty. As the changes to the inn made by the new owners began attracting younger guests, the need for the library was non-existent. Other services, however, were becoming more popular, including massage services.
Spa Services at Farmers Guest House Galena
The inn [...]

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August 5th, 2014

Fall in Love with Autumn

Fall Getaway Galena
It’s easy to fall in love with autumn when you book your Galena getaway at Farmers Guest House. While fall is the busiest season of the year in Galena, you can still enjoy everything that is Galena regardless if you choose to book a weekend or weekday getaway. By booking a midweek getaway, you will have the opportunity to enjoy special savings and avoid some of the largest crowds at our award-winning restaurants and attractions.
Midweek Getaway Packages
There’s no better way to kick off the fall season than a country elegant room for free. Farmers Guest House offers Tuesdays for free in September when you book a three night stay that includes Tuesday night. Can’t stay for three nights? [...]

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August 3rd, 2014

Breakfast with the President

September 13th we will have a very special guest at breakfast – the 18th President of the United States, General U.S. Grant.  Hailed for his military genius, General Grant served two terms as President from 1869 – 1877.

Now, in 2014, General Grant and Julia Grant, for whom the term “First Lady” was first used, will walk the floors of Farmers Guest House once again.  Make your reservations for the weekend now, for this event will only be open to guests of the inn.  Reservations
Born and raised here in Galena, Illinois, Bob Buman and his wife represent General and Julia Grant, bringing these historic figures to life for visitors to this Diamond of the Midwest, historic Galena, Illinois.  Saturday, September 13th, [...]

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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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