Farmers' Guest House
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 14th, 2014

Galena Bed and Breakfast Hot Deal

When it’s cold outside, it’s time to take advantage of our midweek Galena Bed and Breakfast Hot Deal.
Experience all of the things to do in Galena and be among the first to rejuvenate at The Studio at Farmers Guest House. The Studio at Farmers Guest House is the only dedicated spa suite at a Galena bed and breakfast.
Discover the best of Galena with our Winter Spa Getaway, the best Galena bed and breakfast hot deal in 2014.
Overnight accommodations in your choice of room, suite our Annie’s Galena Cottage, Sunday through Thursday
1 – 60-minute massage
25% off additional massage services
15% off all purchases from our gift shop and The Studio
Starting at only $145  To take advantage of this special package, contact Susan at [...]

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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 23rd, 2013

The Urbanologist: Q & A with Susan Steffan

In this exclusive interview about her journey to operate the best bed and breakfast in Galena, owner-operator-innkeeper, Susan Steffan took a look at the thrilling experience of the bed and breakfast world and how she has introduced a new country elegance to Farmers Guest House, while also maintaining their historic property in Galena; the second most friendly city in America.
This post originally appeared in The Urbanologist, by Max Grinnell on December 22, 2013.
In my line of work (urbanologist, traveler, college lecturer, etc) I spend a great deal of time on the road. It’s nice when I get to bunk down in a place as charming as Galena, Illinois with hosts as cordial and friendly as Susan and Don Steffan at [...]

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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 23rd, 2013

Catch the Holiday Spirit in Galena at Farmers Guest House

Chestnuts roasting over an open fire. Carolers singing a holiday tune. The romantic glow of a town illuminated with the gentle flicker of luminaria. And everyone is enjoying simple pleasures. Hot chocolate. Candy canes. Festively wrapped gifts.
Step back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays in Galena. Festivities begin just as soon as the ghosts and ghouls from the hallmarked Halloween Parade go back into hiding for another year. The temperature cools, often crystal-like snowflakes start to fall, and the charming shops transform into a magical wonderland.
Be sure to join the fun as Santa Claus comes to town—after Thanksgiving—on Saturday, November 30. During the celebrated tradition, Santa makes his way down Galena’s historic Main Street to the Old Market [...]

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August 25th, 2013

What our guests are saying

At Farmers Guest House we love our WineTime™ with guests each evening. Here’s what Jessica from St. Louis recently let us know:  “I love it here…the décor hearkens back to an earlier time without feeling like being at Grandma’s.”
Farmers Guest House is the country elegant lodging option in Galena. We provide guests with luxurious accommodations in a relaxed environment and pair that with outstanding guest services like concierge services and a full new country breakfast each morning.
Looking for an alternative to old world bed and breakfasts? You’ve found it at Farmers Guest House. Don’t take our word for it. Check out what our guests say on TripAdvisor and you’ll see why we’re the number 1 bed and breakfast in Galena on [...]

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August 15th, 2013

Golf Options in Galena

Here is a question we received from a guest of Farmers Guest House: My wife and I are staying at the Farmer’s Guest House …. We were thinking about going golfing one day. (and) would rather go to a more relaxed, simpler course that would not mind a slower pace, nothing fancy. We don’t mind driving a little bit either. Do you have any suggestions on a course?
Answer: We’re looking forward to your arrival in the next few weeks.
There are several golf courses in the area that fit your needs. The closest course is Galena Golf Club located only a 3 minute drive from Farmers Guest House. If you choose the Galena Golf Club, I would suggest an afternoon tee time [...]

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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 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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