Farmers' Guest House
May 30th, 2013

It’s All About the Passion

We are very appreciative off all our guests who take time to write reviews about their stay with us. 2 recent guests have recognized the passion we have for the bed and breakfast industry and our own Farmers Guest House. If you have stayed with us at Farmers Guest House, we hope that you agree with our guests and that we provide you with a private escape from your daily routine. We aim to provide you with a country elegant escape at Farmers Guest House and hope that your getaway remains with you long after you leave.
“Recent Stay”
“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
Passion is something that people just have, and that emotion is very difficult to [...]

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May 21st, 2013

ABCNews.com Recognizes Our Summer Specials

Reprinted from ABCNews.com
No more students, no more books . . . just lots of discounts for teachers at bed and breakfasts across the country this summer, thanks to a new program from BedandBreakfast.com.
Often overworked and most definitely underpaid, many teachers are lucky enough to have the summer months off, but the summer is the most expensive time of year to take a vacation. Participating bed and breakfasts in the Travel for Teachers program are offering a range of getaway specials starting at 25 percent off. Some B&Bs offer free nights while others offer teacher appreciation packages that include free massages, wine and other amenities.
More than 100 B&Bs are participating. Click here for all offers.
“We are honored to organize and offer this special [...]

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May 18th, 2013

Galena Studio Tour

Farmers Guest House, the best bed and breakfast in Galena Illinois, is proud to recognize the tremendous impact that the artists in Galena make to our lifestyle. Galena is one of the most beautiful towns and regions in Illinois. You can sip wine at several wineries that are part of the Northern Illinois Wine Trail, you can absorb rich historic architecture and you can have direct access to local artisans.
This May 25-26, join us on a self-guided studio tour through historic Galena, IL.  We invite you to our six downtown locations where you have a unique opportunity to not only meet the artists and view their art work, but to learn something about the creative process that the artist undertakes [...]

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May 9th, 2013

Still Number 1 and Growing

Farmers Guest House has been reviewed on TripAdvisor by 554 guests and we’re still number 1. That’s right, the best bed and breakfast experience in Galena is at Farmers Guest House. The best thing is, you don’t have to take our word for it. Just take a look at what our guests are saying.
Don’t you want the best from your Galena bed and breakfast getaway?
“excelent B & B”
Reviewed May 6, 2013 NEW
Thank you Don and Susan. Chuck and I had a wonderful time. Plan on recommending this B & B to my mom and other friends. Visited for my birthday and plan on coming back for our anniversary. Also looking forward to getting a gift certificate for my brother because he [...]

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May 7th, 2013

The Inn Life

Reprinted from Inns Magazine, May 2013
Inn Life
Susan & Don Steffan, Farmers Guest House, Galena, Illinois
Talk about romance!
“This innkeeping journey of ours began on our honeymoon,” smiles Susan Steffan. “We rode off into the sunset from our reception to a b&b.” It was the first b&b experience for Susan and Don. Converted b&b goers, they discovered that they loved the lifestyle. In fact it fit their whole family – nine children and all, so they prepared thoroughly to go into the business. “It was a blast,” she laughs. “We did B&B practice every weekend! I would do the whole breakfast regalia, even down to the heart-shaped Fench Toast.” That, she confides, is Don’s favorite.
“It’s wonderfully fun working together,” she says. “It [...]

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May 5th, 2013

Bacon Caramel Apple Pancakes

A picture is worth a thousand words. Our breakfast this morning for our Galena bed and breakfast guests, was Bacon Caramel Apple Pancakes with fresh fruit smoothie and some blueberry pastries, this was a meal to [...]

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April 20th, 2013

A Lovely Walk to Downtown Galena

 Galena is known for its many wonderfully scenic walks, and right now the walk to town right from outside the front door of Farmers Guest House is one of the most is most beautiful. Soak in the floral explosion you’ll see on the short walk to Galena’s  historic Main Street. Everywhere you turn, you’ll see our streets and historic homes lined with daffodils, tulips and hyacinth,  making for a beautiful 5 minute stroll on to Main Street – a top 10 historic Main Street in America.
Farmers Guest House is the “no-brainer” Galena lodging choice. From our country elegant decor, to our one-of-a-kind new country breakfasts, it’s easy to see why Farmers Guest House is continually recognized as the best and most [...]

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November 8th, 2012

Our Galena Cottage

Welcome to Annie’s Cottage at Farmers Guest House! This deluxe two story bath and a half, two-room Galena cottage featuring whirlpool for two and gas fireplace is the perfect choice for your next Galena getaway.
Located just a five minute walk from historic Galena Main Street, Annie’s Cottage is a wonderful cottage that rivals any vacation rental home in Galena. Our Galena cottage has all the amenities you’re sure to enjoy.
Annie’s Cottage is secluded and separate from the main inn. The private grounds at Farmers Guest House are perfect for relaxing with an an open green lawn where you can enjoy a restful escape with your favorite book. Annie’s Cottage has a rear porch that is a great place to unwind and relax [...]

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