Built as the Farmers Home Hotel in 1867, this icon of hospitality in Galena is one of the few historic buildings in the downtown Galena National Historic District that is still fulfilling its original purpose. Farmers Guest House was named one of the top 10 U.S. Bed and Breakfasts in 2016.  Innkeepers Susan and Donald Steffan pay close attention to all the details – big and small – so you may enjoy your stay at this best of class Galena bed and breakfast, making it your home here in Galena.

Farmers Guest House Galena bed and breakfast provides you with a complete luxury breakfast every morning! Each morning you’ll be awakened by the succulent aromas coming from the kitchen. A full award winning breakfast is served each morning in  the large country dining room, which boasts an assortment of tables for private or group dining. Savor such sumptuous entrees as Caramel Pecan French Toast, Baked Egg Cups, fresh fruit scones, Eggs Benedict, FGH’s Signature Egg Fritata and local-seasonal specialties; always accompanied by homemade bakery items, fruit selections, and a variety of fresh juices on the morning Mimosa Bar.  Also, take part in our nightly wine and cheese gathering. Enjoy a snack and a glass of wine as well as stories and conversation, offered at WineTime – 5:00 p.m. each evening.

You may have seen Susan baking up a winning pie on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship.  She takes her baking – and all her breakfast cooking – very seriously.  Susan is up early every morning insuring that guests have a fresh, made from scratch breakfast each day.

Don can often be seen working around the 150 year old Farmers Guest House wearing his tool belt as he keeps things running smoothly.  When not acting as Mr. Fix-it, Don enjoys touring the beautiful countryside around Galena on his motorcycle.


Don and Susan can’t wait to share their inn with you.