Farmers' Guest House
October 15th, 2014

Everything is Better with Bacon

Below is an article from Global Writes on the recent Galena Food and Wine Festival. It just goes to show that everything is better with bacon…
Savoring the Flavors of Fall at Galena’s Food and Wine Festival
Near U.S. Grant’s house and down the street from the Piggly Wiggly, there was a distinct scent of bacon in the air. It was here on a recent Friday night in September that Galena, a historic river town in northwest Illinois, welcomed me to its second annual food and wine festival.
As I walked into the L-shaped exhibit hall at the Galena Convention Center, I couldn’t help overhearing two attendees discussing the intricacies of toasting wine barrels. Yes, foodies and oenophiles united to bring together more [...]

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September 26th, 2014

Welcome Back Project Linus!

Project Linus Retreat
  
For the third year in a row, Farmers Guest House welcomed the Project Linus executive staff from their national headquarters, located in Bloomington, IL for their annual executive retreat to Galena, IL.  Pictured are Vice President, Mary Balagna, and President Carol Babbitt.
“We are humbled and just love saying ‘Welcome back Project Linus’,” says Farmers Guest House innkeeper Susan Steffan.
The group meets over 3-days to process the results of their yearly conference and plan future events.  The group of engaged executives also lives their mission of providing each child in need a handmade blanket when they need it most. The group brings their sewing equipment to Farmers Guest House and creates new template projects and amazing artwork that will [...]

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September 11th, 2014

Never want to stay at another bed and breakfast

Unmatched Bed and Breakfast Experience
Our guests love their experience at Farmers Guest House so much that they never want to stay at another bed and breakfast. We think that’s great and we will never end our relentless pursuit of ensuring that every guest’s expectations are exceeded. You can check out their review of Farmers Guest House below.
Book your stay by clicking here. 
“Ruined B&B’s for us! Forever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW
I refer to TripAdvisor constantly, and now it’s time for me to give back to the TA community. I have been rather lazy about ever reviewing anyone on here, but the Farmers’ Guest House has inspired me to actually do it. That’s how wonderful it is.
It was actually the [...]

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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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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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January 7th, 2014

Galena Bed and Breakfast: Creating Memories

Creating memories is the trademark of Galena, Illinois. It is an idyllic destination with unmatched charm and historic significance.
  
Within Galena you find Farmers Guest House, the premier boutique lodging option in this beautiful small town well-known as the Midwest’s best getaway destination.  Farmers Guest House is the perfect venue for your wedding, honeymoon, family gathering or company retreat. There’s no end to available options which includes reserving the entire Guest House for your exclusive use. From quiet time in front of your private fireplace and a couple’s massage in our one-of-a-kind Studio, to new country breakfasts, we will create a one of a kind experience for you.
Farmers Guest House offers a variety of luxurious rooms and suites in a relaxed [...]

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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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