About Farmers Guest House

Situated in downtown historic, Galena, Illinois; Farmers Guest House is a unique country inn with relaxed elegance featuring 9 tastefully decorated guest rooms & suites. At Farmers Guest House you will find an intimate setting and exceptional service; all wrapped in the ambiance of Midwest hospitality at its best.

There is only one Farmers Guest House Galena bed and breakfast. Since 1867 we have kept our doors open to all varieties of getaway travelers and passersby and specialize in making your romantic getaway an experience you will always remember. We offer you an excellent escape from the ordinary, in an unmatched historic inn with incomparable comforts and exceptional service, along with private outdoor patios and gardens that you can enjoy every season.

Some activities you can enjoy year-round in Galena include shopping along our beautifully restored historic Main Street, art galleries and antique shops throughout the region, wine tastings at several vineyards and downtown tasting-rooms, rejuvenating at one of several world-class spas and creating your own adventure along miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. In addition, those interested in the history have countless historic homes to visit, including the U.S. Grant State Historic Site Home and one of the finest small town historic museums in the State of Illinois. You can also take in all of the sightseeing from one of the Galena trolley tours we are known for across the country.



  • A full breakfast each morning featuring signature entrée items such as Praline Pecan French Toast, Baked Egg Delight, Eggs Benedict, Blueberry French Toast, Eggs Florentine, and local-seasonal specialties; always accompanied by homemade breads or pastries, fruit selections, home-made granola, and juice,
  • Our nightly “WineTime” at 5:00pm each evening where we share wine and cheese with our guests and sprinkle in lively conversation and humor,
  • Fresh baked in our kitchen gourmet cookies,
  • 24 hour beverage service – water, soda, coffee and tea,
  • An extensive DVD movie collection that you can enjoy on your in-room flat-screen TV and Blu-Ray DVD player,
  • Wireless internet service in room and on the entire property (Wi-Fi),
  • Individual thermostats for your comfort, and private baths with luxurious amenities,
  • All the details not found in many historic properties like plentiful outlets, hairdryers, irons,
  • Full use of all common areas – day or night – and lovely, private gardens with multiple patios.


Guest Rooms

Annie’s Galena Cottage

When it comes to Galena hotel suites the Farmers Guest House has just what you are looking for. Annie’s Galena Cottage suite is the perfect place to relax and enjoy our hillside gardens. Enjoy this deluxe two story bath and a half, two-room Galena cottage featuring whirlpool for two and gas fireplace. This Galena whirlpool suite also comes complete with flat screen TV-DVDs both upstairs and downstairs.

Julia Suite

At Farmers Guest House our romantic bed and breakfast options include the top luxury suites in Galena. Our Julia Suite is a luxurious two room suite, indicative of its name. Our Julia Suite is named after the wife of Galena native President Grant. This luxurious bed and breakfast suite in Galena features a unique, beautiful king size iron sleigh bed, gas fireplace and a double whirlpool.


Experience luxury and charm when you stay in the Elizabeth room. This Galena inn room is accented with light pastel shades and an ambiance of sun and warmth. Elizabeth overlooks our beautiful backyard gardens offering a truly unique warm feel. Further, Elizabeth offers a queen size country style bed complete with a flat screen TV/DVD. This guest room also offers the extra luxury and privacy of a full size private bathroom with tub and shower. To add to your comfort and relaxation, all of our rooms come with individually controlled thermostats.


When it comes to choosing one of our amazing guestrooms at Farmers Guest House, Minnie offers everything you need. It may be our smallest room but Minnie is big on value. Named for the wife of Civil War General Eli Samuel Parker, Minnie is perfect for a getaway weekend. General Parker came to Galena as the superintendent of construction for the US Custom House, now the historic Galena post office, only a short walk from the inn.


During your stay at Farmers Guest House bed and breakfast in Galena, consider booking the Aimee room. Named after the wife of Civil War General John Corson Smith, this guestroom is the perfect room for a romantic getaway in Galena, and is located right off the B & B library. This Galena bed and breakfast guestroom comes complete with gas fireplace and queen size brass bed. The Aimee Room also features a new flat screen TV/DVD along with a full size private bathroom with shower.


The Malvina room is a spacious queen room with a beautiful view of our backyard gardens. This charmingly warm room is designed with shades of blue complemented by floral designs. Malvina offers a queen size Oak bed as well as a flat-screen TV/DVD. This well-appointed guest room also gives you a full size private bathroom with tub and shower. To allow you to enjoy maximum comfort and relaxation, each room comes with individually controlled thermostats.


While staying at the Farmers Guest House the Mary room offers a luxurious guest room located at the top of the front staircase. When you enter into the beautifully decorated Mary, you walk into a country elegant styled room. Mary has a beautiful floral decor with light hardwood floors giving the room a quaint ambiance. This room features a queen size sleigh bed and a flat screen TV/DVD. This Galena guest room also allows you to enjoy a full-sized private bathroom. Enjoy comfort and relaxation with your individually controlled thermostat.

Charlotte Suite

At Farmers Guest House we offer the finest in Galena bed and breakfast suites. Enjoy your stay in our spacious, Charlotte Suite. In this Galena suite you will find amenities not found in any Galena hotel, including a whirlpool for two, gas fireplace and a king size bed. Our guestrooms also come complete with individually controlled thermostats to add to your comfort. This elegant Galena guest suite offers an interior brick wall plus skylights in each room adding unique country charm.