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Clinton, Iowa
Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

We scheduled a room at this bed & breakfast to visit Jacksonville for the Downtown Celebration, to visit old friends, and to celebrate our wedding anniversary. With 25 minutes left to go on our late Friday night, 3-hour drive, we had a bad encounter involving a deer, police, and a wrecker. Ugh. Through it all, our hosts Gwen and Glen...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so sorry that you had a run-in with our Illinois wildlife, but we're happy that you were able to relax and enjoy your stay. I hope your Cook-Off went well. Come see us again, soon!

Oak Forest, Illinois
Reviewed 8 May 2015

Our room was beautiful, comfortable and well appointed. Gwenn, the Innkeeper, made reservations for us at a wonderful place for dinner. We had settled in our room, and were enjoying down time, when her daughter, Valerie, brought us warm cookies to enjoy. It was a delightful stay. Jacksonville is a treasure in the middle of the Illinois prairie, or what...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you and your husband chose to drive over from Springfield to stay with us! I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner at Lonzerotti's Italian Restaurant - it's one of our favorites! Here's hoping you'll make it back for the Pilot Home Tour the first week in December. I think you'll really enjoy touring some of our historic...

Olathe, Kansas
Reviewed 7 May 2015

We enjoyed our experience at Blessing on State so much. They have such attention to detail, in everything they do. A beautiful buffet near each room stocked with Keurig coffees, coffee mugs, variety of snacks and refrigerator stocked with beverages, as well as cozy robes provided during your stay. The breakfast was delicious but it was all in the presentation...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you had time to enjoy our locally owned antique stores. Thank you for sharing your comments. Come see us again, soon!

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 19 March 2015

What a fantastic experience - Gorgeous Victorian Home, fabulously appointed, lovely gardens, and top it all off with one of the most genuinely nice families I have ever met. I felt welcome and comfortable right from the start. I was traveling alone and enjoyed the conversation and new found friends. This is a great stop for a break on a...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your impressions of your stay with us, Cindy. I was a solo traveler for many years and recognize the importance of a warm and welcoming experience. I hope you'll visit us again, soon!

Reviewed 23 January 2015

I LOVED this house!!!!!!! I have always dreamed of living in a Victorian home and this tops the cake! It was nice to relax and spend time with my husband for our anniversary too! (LOL!) The breakfasts were amazing, especially the ice cream on waffles and fruit!!!!! The rooms are unbelievably huge and squeaky clean. The owners are like family,...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We're so pleased that you chose to spend your anniversary with us! I'm glad you were able to experience some of our locally owned restaurants and shops. Historic Jacksonville is a terrific place for wonderful shopping and great dining!

Illinois
Reviewed 9 January 2015

My husband and I were blessed to stay at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast! We stayed in Dec. 2014 for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Everything was beautiful ...the Christmas decor was stunning. The rooms (Suite) was spacious & relaxing, the claw foot bathtub divine! This home lives up to it's name...What a blessing the B&B and our caring hosts were!!...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We are delighted that you chose to spend your anniversary at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. We wish you many more years of wedded bliss!

Palm Springs
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I wanted to send a note about what a wonderful stay my mother and I had at Blessings on State. We were there for two nights and We got to know the entire family. The Breakfast was unbelievable. The rooms were gorgeous, thank you. I just ordered "Why did we have to say goodbye?". Cant wait to read it. I...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Brock, we were delighted to have you and your sweet mother stay with us as you made your cross country trip to drive her to Florida for the winter. It was fun getting to know you and we always enjoy hosting your mother. Best wishes for a wonderful winter - we look forward to seeing you again, soon!

Jacksonville, Illinois
Reviewed 12 November 2014

Great place to stay. My hosts were wonderful and very accommodating! For a nice low stress stay this is the place to be! The breakfast was outstanding. i would recommend it to anyone coming to or in the area for a nice get away.

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us such high marks! We love it when "locals" recommend us!

Houston
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Blessings on State truly is a beautiful stately home that came highly recommended to us. Gwenn, Glenn and Valerie are all so personable and work hard to accommodate you. My husband and I were fortunate to have the Tranquility Room with the large private bath and adjoining sitting area - everything in working order and very clean! The location is...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you and we're pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to your return! It was a special pleasure to see you downtown during our monthly Gallery Hop and I'm glad you enjoyed exploring our neighborhood. Did you know that we have more than 30 architectural styles represented right here in Jacksonville?...

olympia, wa
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We stayed one night and wish we could have been spent more. Lovely property that is tastefully curated by Gwen and well kept grounds a la Glen. Breakfast included a gluten free waffle and a yummy steamed apple with caramel. The location was peaceful and quiet. Great night with a little dulcimer solo by the gracious assistant manager, Val. Cookies...

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InnkeeperGwenn, Owner at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

We sure enjoyed having you stay with us! I'm glad you liked the Caramel Baked Apples - caramel apples... on of my fall favorites! Come see us again!

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast is located in the prestigious Duncan Park/West State Street historic district in Jacksonville, Illinois. One block from Illinois College, the Governor Duncan Mansion and the Illinois School for the Deaf, this beautiful 120-year-old mansion shines with the ambiance of the past. Strong architectural details include a stunning carved staircase, five distinctly different tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, natural wood floors and stunning chandeliers in every room. ... more   less 

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Address: 1109 W State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650-1846
Region: United States > Illinois > Jacksonville
Number of rooms: 2
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“Only two rooms available, but some nice common areas”
 of 5 bubbles thesilverowl1269, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tranquility sweet is excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles 171randyl, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
“There are two rooms in the Bed and Breakfast and either one would be a blessing.”
 of 5 bubbles ClanMac4248, 10 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Best for couples.”
 of 5 bubbles Z828VRdavidp, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They have two rooms. We stayed in Tranquility which was the larger room and it was very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles A6600SSdavidb, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
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