The Farmers Guest House in Galena, Illinois, was built in 1867 and operated as a bakery, store, and hotel. The handsome, Italianate Galena guest house became a favorite overnight stop for local farmers, who brought their goods to market, as well as a gathering place for Galena townsfolk. In keeping with the inns tradition of hospitality, we invite you to experience the delight, charm, romance and history of a bygone era along with the conveniences of today.

Nine Galena guest rooms, each with a private bath, as well as a separate guest cottage, invite you into the warmth and comfort that is Farmers Guest House.

Farmers Guest House is conveniently located in the heart of Galena, making it the perfect location for your retreat.  All retreat packages are custom made to meet your group’s specifications and unique needs.  Please call Susan to find out more about this unique opportunity.  (815) 777-3456


Corporate Meetings and Group Events at Farmers Guest House

Farmers Guest House offers an exciting yet relaxing atmosphere for a corporate event or business meeting in Galena. We are a unique corporate meeting space in the west suburbs of Chicago, featuring nine guest rooms, a guest cottage, and common rooms to host business meetings. There are plenty of spaces for a secluded Galena business meeting or a fun and relaxing event.





Planning an intimate corporate event near Chicago, Illinois is easy and affordable; the 19th century architecture makes for a great place to get inspired. Galena, Illinois offers a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, and shops.  If you are planning a Galena corporate event or a corporate meeting location in Illinois, call (815) 777-3456 for more information.

Wireless Internet is provided to all our guests. Farmers Guest House is an exceptional corporate meeting place near Chicago, Illinois.

Call (815) 777-3456 for more information!


$199.00* for Two Nights, Three Days, 3 meals and WineTime.

From the minute you arrive it’s all about you and quilting or whatever craft you want to enjoy.  The work room is set up and ready, your breakfast and lunch are brought to you, and WineTime comes just when you need a break from the sewing machine or scrapbook.  We’ll take care of every detail when planning your crafting retreat. We can also help you arrange Galena restaurants reservations, historic tours, on-premises massage services in the Studio and other activities for your quilting retreat.

*Queen rooms single occupancy; King rooms double occupancy.  Price does not include tax.

“My girlfriend and I have been to 3 quilting getaways at Farmer’s Guest House, and are already planning our 4th, 5th and 6th trips there! We love the adorable and very clean rooms, comfy surroundings, EXCELLENT food and treats prepared fresh every day by Susan and Don, and their hospitality is unsurpassed! I can’t think of any other place I’ve stayed where I’ve felt so comfortable and catered to. My husband and I will be visiting Galena this fall and you can bet we wouldn’t think of staying anywhere else. “
-Joan, Crystal Lake, Illinois

Farmers Guest House Quilting & Crafting Retreats are available as a 3-day/2-night midweek getaway year round. Galena Quilting & Crafting Retreats are also available on select weekends with several quilting retreat packages that can be customized to meet your exact needs. Call Susan at 815.777.3456 and start planning your special quilting retreat in Galena now.   Each crafter is provided their own table, padded chair, lamp and electric.

2017 Dates:

February 26-28

March 12-14

November 5-7 Sold Out!