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334 Spring St, Galena, IL 61036-2128
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 04/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 04/11/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
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Long recognized as one of the very best B&B inns in Galena, Farmers Guest House opened in 1867 and has been serving guests for more than 150 years. Located in Galena's downtown historic district, one block from storied Main Street, FGH offers guests a range of amenities--including daily WineTime, acclaimed breakfast, 24/7 ice, bottled drinking water, in-room hot beverage service/mini fridge/microwave, daily fresh-baked cookies, free wifi, in-room full bath, cable TV, thermostat to control heat and central air, luxurious towels, sheets and bath amenities, public off-street parking and all the comforts of home. Your memorable Galena getaway experience begins at Farmers Guest House.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Evening entertainment
Massage
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Wifi
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Seating area
Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Charming
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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TerryF wrote a review Oct 2021
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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at FGH. Mark, Elaine, and Luke were excellent hosts. They made us feel welcomed and at home. So many amenities! Mark even sat with us during wine hour for some very pleasant conversations. We stayed in the Charlotte Suite, a two-room suite which was perfectly charming. And the breakfasts were scrumptious. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Terry, it was such a pleasure to host your Galena visit! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at FGH and we can't thank you enough for sharing such a lovely review! We can't wait to see you both again!
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951jim wrote a review Oct 2021
Springfield, Illinois1 contribution
We stayed for 3 nights over the Country Fair weekend in Grant Park. It was a wonderful stay at this beautiful B&B. The owners were very helpful and considerate. Our room was on the first floor with a whirlpool, fireplace, and both an inside and an outside entrance. Coffee, hot chocolate, bottled water and tea were available in the room and replaced every day as were the towels. Every day a cheese plate and wine was delivered to our room. Each morning we were greeted in the great room with a different breakfast made by our hostess and served by our host. The food was amazing! I would rate the food as some of the best breakfasts I have ever had on any trip that I have been on. We were both so impressed with the Farmers Guest House that we reserved the room for our next trip to Galena.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review! It was such fun to host your visit, and we are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us! We are looking forward to your visit next year!
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Karen W wrote a review Oct 2021
Highland Park, Illinois7 contributions
We just returned from a fabulous weekend at the Farmers Guest House. It is a fantastic B&B - everything beautifully maintained and updated. We stayed in the little cottage behind the property and it was perfect. They delivered wine & fresh baked cookies every day, bottled water if requested, and the breakfast both mornings was SO good! The proprietors are lovely and have tons of local knowledge. I have not one even remotely negative thing to say about this place. Book now! I feel so fortunate that we were able to get a room.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed the Cottage and all the amenities FGH offers. We hope we have the opportunity to host your next Galena visit - it was a pleasure to have you!
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Indiana7611 wrote a review Sep 2021
Hoyt, Kansas27 contributions7 helpful votes
Farmer's Guest House was an exceptional stay for us. The current owners have had it since 2019 and their enthusiasm is contagious! What wonderful hosts!! We were ready to carry our bags up the stairs but Luke took care of that for us which was certainly helpful. A bottle of wine was placed outside our room which we enjoyed in the back garden, along with the assorted cheese, crackers and cookies provided in the room. Elaine explained all about getting around town and Mark was a wealth of historical information. The bed was so comfortable, I would have asked where they got it if I hadn't just bought a new mattress for myself. The comforter and pillows, everything, provided a perfect night's sleep. And the breakfast the next morning -- OUTSTANDING! Quiche, sausage, potatoes, choice of juice! It was just such a wonderful stay with inviting and thoughtful hosts. I certainly hope to see them again!!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: We stayed in the Jennie suite and the bed was so comfortable -- the best sleep of my entire trip.
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Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at Farmers Guest House, and we truly appreciate you taking the time to write such a complimentary review. We certainly hope to see you both again, as well!
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Steve P wrote a review Sep 2021
Island Lake2 contributions4 helpful votes
I highly recommend Farmer’s Guest House. IT is a quaint little B&B with a lot of history, has charm, and is well-decorated and extremely clean. It is in a superb location, right next to Nut’s Outdoors Rental where you can rent bikes, ebikes kayaks, etc, (this is a cool place too- they have a package where you can rent ebikes and do a 12 mile country ride out to the Galena Cellars Winery, glass of wine included, and after 3 hours they come pick you up), and easy walking distance from all fo the shops and restaurants of downtown Galena. The beds, and pillows, were very comfortable! The best part though, is the service. From the moment we walked in, we were greeted and shown around by the owners, told all about the place and anything we would need, and someone even grabbed our bags and put them in the room for us. They have afternoon wine and cheese/crackers/homemade cookies, local coffee in the dining room and Keurig in each guest room, delicious full homemade breakfast INCLUDING mimosa’s if desired, and a whole host of other things that make this place one of the best B&B’s ever ever stayed. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Stay in the Charlotte. It is the only first floor room, it is large and cutely decorated, and...
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We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at FGH and we can't thank you enough for sharing such a lovely review! It was such a pleasure to host your Galena visit! We can't wait to see you again!
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US$216 - US$228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
farmers` guest house hotel galena
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United StatesIllinoisGalena
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Farmers Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Farmers Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Psychic Medium Chris McBrien (0.3 km), River Bend Gallery (0.3 km), and Root Beer Revelry (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Farmers Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Farmers Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Farmers Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Farmers Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Farmers Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Otto's Place, Root Beer Revelry, and Embe.
Is Farmers Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Galena.
Are there any historical sites close to Farmers Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (0.7 km), Root Beer Revelry (0.4 km), and Washburne House State Historic Site (0.5 km).
Is Farmers Guest House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.