Farmers' Guest House
September 6th, 2014

Speak up, diet requirements are no problem

Diet Requirements? No Problem.
We’ve heard nightmare stories of getaway travelers at hotels and bed and breakfasts not being able to find anything to eat. The problem? They’re vegan, gluten free or have another diet requirement.
Sometimes innkeepers and hotel operators forget that not everyone is like themselves. Because they are not thinking of the guest’s experience they force guests to feel uncomfortable.
And, sometimes religious restrictions force guests to sit quietly, eating nothing, or very little.
Not at Farmers Guest House. We will make every effort to accommodate your diet restrictions. All we ask is that you give us some advance notice so that we can make arrangements and make special purchases.
At a time when some 20 percent of the adult population in [...]

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August 13th, 2014

Tipsy Tuesday and a Free Room Too

The Best of Galena
Galena is a great place to visit whenever you come to our special place in Northwest Illinois. A Galena getaway becomes so much more enjoyable when you can enjoy $2 glasses of top notch wine and a free room at Galena’s best bed and breakfast.
Fried Green Tomatoes Galena
Every Tuesday, Fried Green Tomatoes offers their Tipsy Tuesday $2 wine by the glass special. This isn’t your usual experience with $2 by the glass wine. They open up their entire by the glass selection and pour their regular pour, not some tasting pour. Did I mention that Fried Green Tomatoes is widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Galena? Or, that they are the only restaurant in [...]

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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 19th, 2014

Galena Hotels: The Perfect Alternative

What makes Galena special? Sure, there is a case to be made for the historic significance and scenic beauty of the area, but it is really the experience that makes Galena special. As you search for Galena hotels, the perfect alternative is Farmers Guest House.
Farmers Guest House is to the Galena hotel what the smart phone is to the phone booth. We offer country elegant accommodations in our beautifully restored historic inn. Our breakfast was awarded first runner-up in the 2014 BedandBreakfast.com Best Breakfast in North America competition and our Annie’s Galena Cottage is the only private cottage in Galena within walking distance to downtown Galena.
Farmers Guest House is a short walk to Main Street Galena, where you will discover [...]

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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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January 14th, 2013

It’s Time for a Winter Getaway to Galena

Now that we are deep into the heart of winter, there is a dramatic rise in high levels of stress and countless hours trapped indoors as workers look for new ways to escape for a relaxing getaway. Farmers Guest House, the best bed and breakfast in Galena, has created several midweek and weekend getaway opportunities for that quick getaway from Chicago, or anywhere in the Midwest. From in-room massages, to special attention for guests skiing in Galena, Farmers Guest House urges all people to take breaks and weekend getaways in Galena, IL.
Weekend getaways in Galena and time at Farmers Guest House help travelers feel recharged, refreshed and relaxed.  You can experience award-winning cuisine at a variety of restaurants in Galena, [...]

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