Farmers' Guest House
November 19th, 2013

Weekend Getaway: Picturesque Galena, Ill., draws visitors in late fall…and all year long

Thank you to Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writer Brian E. Clark for the excellent coverage of Farmers Guest House in his article.
History, architecture, food, romance and scenery are just a few of the reasons Tedd Zebrowski and his wife, Bridget, return to Galena, Ill.
“We especially like visiting in the autumn around our anniversary each year,” said Zebrowski, a businessman from Hales Corners. “It’s a special place and we feel like we are stepping back in time 150 years or more when we go there. The overall setting is really picturesque, too.
“We like to stay in B&Bs that have some historic significance, which is the majority of them,” he said. “This October, we used the Farmers Guest House and last year, we chose [...]

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July 29th, 2013

Why Stay at a Bed and Breakfast

Staying the night at a bed and breakfast and not sure what to expect? Well, at Farmers Guest House in Galena, you’ll find all of the hospitality and amenities you would expect at a first class hotel, inn or resort. Farmers Guest House always aims to create the best bed and breakfast experience for our guests whether you’re a first-timer at a bed and breakfast, or an experienced bed and breakfast traveler.
Here’s what two recent guests have to say about their bed and breakfast experience at Farmers Guest House.
“1st time B & B’ers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 NEW
Not going to bore you with the same rhetoric from all the other reviews. Yes, Don and Susan are amazing, [...]

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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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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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