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The Best Way to Spend Your Valentine’s Day Getaway in Northern Illinois

Love is in the air in Galena, IL! That’s why you need to plan your Valentine’s Day getaway in Northern Illinois. Our charming little town is sure to make you and your sweetheart feel like you stepped into a romance movie on the Hallmark Channel! Galena is one of the best romantic weekend getaways in Illinois. 

Before you put together your Valentine’s Day getaway itinerary, make sure to take a look at our complimentary Travel Guide. We put together a list of the top places to visit in Galena, including the best restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities.  

Plan Your Valentine’s Day Getaway In Northern Illinois


When it comes to planning a memorable weekend with your sweetheart, choose the most romantic bed and breakfast in Galena. Farmers Guest House offers beautiful suites in one of the most charming and historic spots in town. There are so many things to do when staying at Farmers Guest House, as it is just a short walk from fantastic restaurants and shops all along Main Street in downtown Galena. 

If you plan to go on a couples getaway, choose a romance package like our Dinner Date Night, Babymoon Bliss, or Two Night Special packages for restaurant gift cards, massages, and more! Plus, every morning you can enjoy a full gourmet breakfast. It’s one of the best romantic getaways in Illinois! 

Romantic Things to Do in Galena

Wine Tasting

Within walking distance of Farmers Guest House is Massbach Ridge Winery Tasting Room. This cozy hangout offers delectable local wines. One of their best sellers that you need to try is a semi-sweet Concord called the Massbach Stomp. If white wine is more your jam, try the Daffodil, a sweet wine with notes of honey and peach! 

Horseback Riding

For a day full of adventures with your loved one, head to Shenandoah Riding Center to go horseback riding. Shenandoah Riding Center offers 40 miles of pristine riding trails. You can book an hour guided experience to learn how to handle, guide, and control your horse on the trails. It’s a fantastic way to explore the peaceful countryside! 

Apple River Canyon State Park

Spend the day with nature and some fresh air when you hike Apple River Canyon State Park. Here, you’ll be able to admire massive limestone bluffs, deep ravines, babbling streams, and intriguing wildlife. There are many ways you can spend the day exploring, including hiking, swimming, fishing, or enjoying a romantic picnic! 

Farmers Guest House Is the Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Galena!

Make the most out of your time in Galena when you stay at our charming B&B in downtown Galena! Here, you’ll enjoy incredible amenities like a full breakfast, beautifully decorated suites, relaxing Whirlpool tubs, and WineTime every evening. 

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, your honeymoon, or your anniversary, we recommend booking an appointment at our in-house spa! Enjoy an hour-long couple’s massage after a day of exploring the town and then snuggle up in an ultra-soft robe for extra comfort. It’s all about pampering here at Farmers Guest House, so reserve your stay with us for the most memorable Valentine’s Day getaway in Northern Illinois!