Farmers' Guest House
April 11th, 2014

Farmers Guest House Named First Runner-Up in Best Breakfast in North America Competition

Galena, Illinois, April 11, 2014: BedandBreakfast.com has named Farmers Guest House’s Caramel Apple Bacon French Toast as First Runner-Up in their Best Breakfast in North America competition.
Open Gates Bed and Breakfast of Darien, Georgia won the competition with their Sweet Stuffed Crepe Cigars.
After making it through highly competitive early rounds, Farmers Guest House was the only bed and breakfast in Illinois to reach the top 16. Farmers Guest House is excited to be called First Runner-Up and will have the chance to compete for the ultimate prize next year.
“An inn like ours builds our business on our breakfasts,” Farmers Guest House innkeeper Susan Steffan said. “The BedandBreakfast.com Best Breakfast contest is the No. 1 competition for us. Our guests love [...]

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March 27th, 2014

Best Breakfast 2014

FARMERS GUEST HOUSE SELECTED AS ONE OF 16 FINALISTS
FOR BEST B&B BREAKFAST IN NORTH AMERICA
 
Breakfast Lovers and B&B Fans to Select Favorite Recipes in BedandBreakfast.com’s
Best B&B Breakfast Tournament
 
AUSTIN, TX, March 27, 2014 – Starting today, breakfast lovers and B&B fans are invited to help select the best B&B breakfast in North America during the BedandBreakfast.com® Best B&B Breakfast Tournament™.  Farmers Guest House in Galena, Illinois is one of 16 bed and breakfasts to make the cut for the two-week “sweets to beat” recipe battle for the best B&B breakfast.
Farmers Guest House was selected by guest judges for its Caramel Apple Bacon French Toast.
“Caramel Apples and Bacon are icons of the Midwest so this French Toast dish is a [...]

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March 23rd, 2014

BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Susan Steffan
Farmers Guest House
stay@farmersguesthouse.com
March 24, 2014
FARMERS GUEST HOUSE SELECTED FOR THE BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM DIAMOND COLLECTION
Galena, Illinois – Farmers Guest House has joined the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, a distinction reserved for premier inns offering extensive amenities and top-rated guest reviews. Launched in October, 2009, the Diamond Collection was introduced to help travelers streamline their search for the country’s best inns. Farmers Guest House is the newest member of the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection.
To qualify and maintain membership in the Diamond Collection, bed and breakfasts and inns must pass a comprehensive professional inspection measuring the property’s quality, service, hospitality, accommodations, food, amenities, and more. To qualify for membership, Diamond Collection properties all maintain top guest ratings and reviews on BedandBreakfast.com and [...]

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March 8th, 2014

Welcome to Galena

Farmers Guest House Galena welcomes your wedding
Love is personal and so is the attention you will receive when you choose Farmers Guest House for your wedding. Our motto is Welcome to Galena, a place you’re free to be yourself.  Stay with us as you experience the rich history, culture and world-class dining found in Galena, Illinois. We are proud to present you with new ways to Go Out. Join us for someone’s special event or create your own memorable moments.
Celebrate the support for equality and inclusiveness that is now possible this spring in Galena, Illinois.  Start your planning for your special day with us at Farmers Guest House. We offer a variety of wedding and reception options for you to [...]

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March 4th, 2014

Egg Bake Redefined

The term “egg bake” may conjure up memories of grandma’s casserole with crushed cornflakes on top, but here at Farmers Guest House we have redefined the classic egg bake.  We’ve removed the unnecessary carbs and replaced them with farm fresh veggies like asparagus, spinach or broccoli, added protein rich, low-fat, ricotta and blended that with farm fresh eggs, homegrown herbs and a little breakfast magic for a great start to your day here in picturesque [...]

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March 2nd, 2014

Mardi Gras Snow & Ice Sculpture in Galena

 It was an exciting weekend filled with pub crawls and grub crawls and even a parade, but the visual highlight had to be the snow sculptures.
The entries were sponsored by some of the many restaurants, art galleries, wine tasting rooms and of course, the finest Bed and Breakfast – Farmers Guest [...]

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February 27th, 2014

Galena Weddings

  Repeat guest and professional photographer, Rick Jennisch, recently put two of his favorite things together – Farmers Guest House and photographing a wedding in Galena.  The entire wedding party stayed for the weekend and the wedding took place at the inn.  The bride and groom took a ride with Galena Carriage [...]

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February 22nd, 2014

New Neighbors

The annual visit from my son-in-law, daughter and granddaughter was the perfect opportunity to visit our new neighbors, Plumery Tails.  The owner raises Alaskan Malamutes and this is a picture of Max and Addy (Max is the Malamute).  The store features children’s books, dog treats and other items to bring home.  With a purchase you can take candid pictures of these majestic dogs.  Be sure to stop in for a visit next time you stay with [...]

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February 15th, 2014

Mug Muffins

Muffin in a Mug
Mix up a muffin recipe and store in the refrigerator. Then make them one at a time in the oven or microwave for a fresh, hot muffin each morning using one of our made-in-America, Farmers Guest House mugs.  These mugs are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe.  They work well for coffee, too!  Call to order mugs and we will ship them to you in your choice of 12 colors.
 
 
Farmers Guest House Basic Muffin Recipe – makes 1 dozen standard sized muffins
In a large mixing bowl blend
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
In a large measuring cup measure 3/4 cup milk, 1/2 cup vegetable oil and 1 large egg.  Add more milk if necessary to [...]

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January 14th, 2014

Galena Bed and Breakfast Hot Deal

When it’s cold outside, it’s time to take advantage of our midweek Galena Bed and Breakfast Hot Deal.
Experience all of the things to do in Galena and be among the first to rejuvenate at The Studio at Farmers Guest House. The Studio at Farmers Guest House is the only dedicated spa suite at a Galena bed and breakfast.
Discover the best of Galena with our Winter Spa Getaway, the best Galena bed and breakfast hot deal in 2014.
Overnight accommodations in your choice of room, suite our Annie’s Galena Cottage, Sunday through Thursday
1 – 60-minute massage
25% off additional massage services
15% off all purchases from our gift shop and The Studio
Starting at only $145  To take advantage of this special package, contact Susan at [...]

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