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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed every moment of our stay. It was our first time in a Bed and breakfast. It won't be the last. There are two beautiful suites. The home itself is gorgeous. It's a friendly environment surrounded by beauty and peace.

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

I appreciate your description of "a friendly environment surrounded by beauty and peace." We want to offer a place of relaxation peace, with as much interaction as our guests desire. Thank you for the terrific description! Come see us again, soon!

Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd never stayed in a Bed n Breakfast and I thought it would be like something in an old movie, sort of tired and dusty. I wasn't exactly expecting doilies and lace tablecloths, but something close! I didn't know the owners and I was a little uncomfortable staying with strangers. But the Iyers made us feel welcome right away. I...

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

Since we're "livin' the dream," it's only right that you should experience it, too! We're glad that you enjoyed the dreamy bedding and the ambiance of our Bed & Breakfast. We often say that you don't have to be an antique to stay in a Bed & Breakfast. I think many people expect Great Grandma's house, but in our case...

Reviewed 17 March 2017

I loved my time at Blessings. The staff was so kind and every interaction was delightful. I felt like I was in the Victorian time period and loved every bit of the atmosphere. I would love to go back regularly. I wish I lived there!

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

We are so happy that you chose to stay with us while you were representing Rockford University at IC. I'm pleased that you noted our nod to the Victorian time period, with our architecture and some of our furnishings. I appreciate that time period, but I'm not sure I'd want to live there full time. Women's clothing? Nope. Stiff and...

Auburn, Illinois
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We enjoyed a lovely overnight stay in the Tranquility Room and were wowed by the decor, the hospitality and the delicious food. Owners Gwenn and Glenn and their daughter made us feel right at home. The bedroom, renovated bath and decor throughout their home and the common area is just charming! Check out dinner at Lonzerotti's downtown and order the...

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

We were so happy that you chose to stay with us, Kim, and appreciate that you shared your experience with SpringfieldMoms. We're just a short drive from Springfield, and we offer a number of historic sites, antique shops, golf courses, spas, one of the best bass-fishing lakes in the state, and some great locally-owned restaurants. I'm so pleased that you...

Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. The innkeepers are so friendly & welcoming. They made sure I was comfortable & enjoying my stay to the fullest! I received a delicious homemade breakfast in the morning. The suites are so cozy & relaxing. They each have private bathrooms & private sitting rooms perfect for reading a book or enjoying the beautiful views....

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

It's always so good to have you visit! I'm glad you enjoy our suites. We believe our private sitting rooms are one of the things that really set us apart from standard hotel stays. Come see us again, soon!

Atchison, Kansas, United States
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My work has brought me to Jacksonville on 3 separate occasions within the past two years, and I have had the privilege of staying at Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast all 3 times!!! What a joy! I have come to know Gwenn, Glenn, and Valerie, and I look forward to continuing our friendship. Their home is exquisite; the breakfast...

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

Thank you for your beautiful review, Julie. We're so happy that business brings you to Blessings on State and we look forward to seeing you again, soon. It's so much fun to "play with" different tablescapes and recipes as we offer elegant gourmet breakfasts every day. We've just started something new, too, for those more inclined to sleep in. We're...

Alton, Illinois
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We will be back. Wonderful getaway. Breakfast was fantastic. They really try to make you feel at home. Beautiful fireplace in room for great ambiance. Claw foot tub and rain shower. Very romantic for couples.

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

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We work hard to maintain exceptional service standards, and it's nice to be appreciated! Summer's coming and that's a great time to visit Jacksonville! Concerts every Friday night in Central Park, historic site tours, Ferris wheel rides... I hope to see you again, soon!

Roodhouse, Illinois
Reviewed 24 January 2017

The B & B is located near us. I treated my wife to a quiet night there to relax. The home is wonderful and the hosts are interesting and accommodating. I highly recommend the B & B to anyone. The food in the morning was wonderful and the silverware and plates added an extra charm to the dining experience. The...

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

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. Nicely done! We know that people are reading TripAdvisor and we really appreciate your time. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you again, soon!

Winslow, Illinois
Reviewed 30 November 2016

My husband and I are repeat guests to this beautiful Victorian mansion. Gwenn and Glenn are accommodating hosts and very special people. Their caring shines through from the minute you walk in until you depart. We were there during Thanksgiving weekend and we were pleasantly surprised to see a beautiful floor-to-ceiling Christmas Tree in our suite, lovingly decorated in a...

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

We always enjoy having you stay with us when you visit your daughter and her family. I'm glad you enjoyed the Christmas decor in your suite. (Each guest room has its own tree, plus there are five additional trees throughout our home.) Christmas is one of my favorite holidays as we celebrate our Savior's birth. We look forward to your...

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Our two night stay was a wonderful experience from the time we opened the door until we left the parking area. The accommodations were great. Breakfasts were AWESOME. Hospitality was unbelievable. A total relaxing time. Believe us when we say that in our sixty-five years of marriage we have been in ALL fifty states and stayed in a lot of...

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

65 years of marriage - what an example you've set for all of us! It was such a pleasure meeting you. I'm really thankful that your son made arrangements for you to stay with us. I know that you enjoyed revisiting your former home area. We're always happy to arrange Gift Certificates for future stays, or to make long-distance arrangements...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

Address: 1109 W State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650-1846
Region: United States > Illinois > Jacksonville
Price Range: €133 - €146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“I didn't go in the smaller room but the big room is a dream!”
CountryMouse1234, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Tranquility suite is bigger with fireplace.”
shanwal98, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms were very nice.”
siuc9396, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Only two rooms available, but some nice common areas”
thesilverowl1269, 24 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Tranquility sweet is excellent!”
171randyl, 2 Aug 2016 | Read review
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