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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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...

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Blessings on State is a wonderful small (only two suites) B and B. We had the smaller of the suites, but there was plenty of room. It was very quiet and comfortable. We never even saw the other guests. The hosts are very nice and we enjoyed getting to meet them. Special touches included coffee, tea, cookies, chocolate miniatures, and...

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

We are so pleased that you chose to stay with us at Blessings on State! We are a small B&B, as you noted, and with only two suites we're able to provide a more intimate environment for our guests, with more personalized attention. We hope you'll stay with us again when your travels bring you back to the Heart of...

Reviewed 30 October 2016

We got married October 8th, and I stayed at Blessings on State the night before the wedding with my daughter, sister and niece and then my new husband and I stayed there the night of the wedding. Upon arrival we were treated with so much hospitality. Gwen, Glenn and Victoria made us feel welcome, and Gwen helped calm my nerves....

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

We sure enjoyed having you stay with us and look forward to your return. (We're a great spot for anniversary celebrations!) We send our very best wishes for a long and happy marriage!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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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: €132 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Tranquility suite is bigger with fireplace.”
 of 5 bubbles shanwal98, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The rooms were very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles siuc9396, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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