Farmers' Guest House
January 6th, 2014

Resolve to eat better in 2014

Some of the most exciting adventures you want to enjoy while traveling are new culinary experiences. As you look forward to 2014 and planning your getaway to a Galena bed and breakfast, keep that in mind. Want to really be able to keep your New Year’s Resolution for 2014? It’s simple, just resolve to eat better in 2014.
At Farmers Guest House, guests receive a full new country breakfast each morning and also get to enjoy our renowned WineTime™ each evening.
Enjoy such specialties as… well, we’ve decided to let our images tell the story. Looking forward to welcoming you to Farmers Guest House [...]

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December 17th, 2013

Apple Crostada

This morning we had a new treat for our guests – Apple Crostada.  When Susan first created this and tried it out on her willing taste tester, Don, he said it was like eating your very own apple pie!  Home made apple pie filling wrapped in a warm biscuit, sprinkled with coarse sugar – the perfect starter on a chilly winter [...]

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October 28th, 2013

Gourmet Breakfasts and so much more…

Staying at a bed and breakfast is a unique getaway experience. At Farmers Guest House we aim to provide guests with a country elegant experience where they are free to join in conversation with other guests, or make their experience private and personal.
If you are considering a bed and breakfast getaway to Galena, we invite you to review TripAdvisor review from our guests including one of our latest:
“Gourmet Breakfasts and a Great Wine Happy Hour Define Your Trip”
Reviewed October 24, 2013 NEW

We took off for Galena for a quick short getaway (October, 2013) hoping to get in some good hiking in fall colors. Horseshoe Bluffs was a great hike in the Mines of Spain just south of Dubuque, Iowa with a [...]

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July 31st, 2013

FGH Welcomes Author Max Grinnell

Recently, Farmers Guest House was privileged to welcome legendary author, travel-writer and urbanologist, Max Grinnell, for a two-night stay at our best-in-class Galena inn. We are delighted that Max chose to stay with us at Farmers Guest House, widely regarded as the best bed and breakfast in Galena. Max kicked back, relaxed, soaked-in everything Galena, and enjoyed the famous Farmers Guest House WineTime™ during his stay.
As all guests do, Max enjoyed the infamous Farmers Guest House new country breakfast each morning; set against our ever-evolving backdrop of new country elegance and always changing scenic beauty.
At Farmers Guest House, you won’t find the dusty, old, grandma décor so often found in bed and breakfast stays. Farmers Guest House offers each guest [...]

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May 30th, 2013

Garden Oven Omelet

Garden Oven Omelet Recipe
published on About.com by Michael Franco
At the Farmers Guest House, Susan Steffan uses farm fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Her Garden Oven Omelet is a perfect springtime example of this, and a big favorite with guests. Served with fresh fruit, muffins and farm fresh meats, this is a meal that keeps guests walking the historic streets of Galena, IL for hours!
Ingredients:

1 stick butter, melted
1 ½ c flour
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
21 fresh eggs
3¾ cup cottage cheese or whipped ricotta
3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
¾ cup chopped onion
¾ cup chopped green/red pepper
2 cup chopped asparagus

Preparation:
Place butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Melt. Whisk in flour, salt & pepper until smooth. Add eggs 2-4 at a time whisking [...]

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