Reprinted from Inns Magazine, May 2013
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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