Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, Jacksonville, Illinois, (IL)
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Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

1109 West State Street
Jacksonville IL 62650
(217) 245-1013
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Innkeepers: Gwenn Eyer

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Rediscover the art of hospitality at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, in Jacksonville, Illinois. We are a short drive from Springfield and are located in the prestigious Duncan Park/West State Street historic district in Jacksonville. Our beautiful century-old home has been magnificently restored and its strong architectural details include a carved staircase, five distinctly different tiled fireplaces, pocket doors, natural wood floors and stunning chandeliers in every room.

An inviting wrap-around porch welcomes you to the entry where you will be received into the grand foyer showcasing the original carved Victorian staircase. Beautiful music wafting from the baby grand player piano may draw you into the front parlor before you climb the stairs to find your beautifully appointed guest suite on the second floor. Each unique suite features a fireplace, a full private bath en suite (attached) and a private sitting room (attached). This gracious home is furnished with a mix of past and present, offering all of the comforts of home in an elegant departure from standard hotel rooms. Furnishings are traditional in style and comfortable by design. High tech meets high style as you find your digital satellite television and DVD player behind closed doors. High-speed internet is available throughout the home.

Our bed and breakfast is equipped for guests with hearing impairments, offering all the basics to make your time away from home both secure and comfortable. In addition to standard signalers, we have an amplified phone, TTY and a video phone available for your use while you're here. Our goal is to provide pampered luxury to delight both business and leisure travelers. Whether your desire is to soak your cares away in the claw-foot slipper tub in Tranquility's marble spa bathroom, catch up on all your magazines in your own private sitting room, or just sit and watch night fall from the wicker chairs on the front porch, you'll find a calm and relaxing environment throughout our home. If you need to do business while you're here, take time to take care of yourself. It's all in a day's work as you meet with a colleague or use the business center in the library, then put it all aside and go for a walk or run through our quiet residential neighborhood.
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Abraham Lincoln's Springfield just 40 minutes away Antique Shops Antiquing Biking
Boating Classes and Courses David Strawn Art Gallery Fine Dining
Fishing Golfing Governor Duncan Mansion/Duncan Park Grierson Mansion/Grierson Days
Historical Sites Hunting Illinois College Illinois School for the Deaf
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired Jacksonville Theatre Guild/Community Theater Lake Looking for Lincoln Wayside Exhibits
MacMurray College Museum/Galleries National/State Parks Picnic Areas
Scrapbooking Sherwood Eddy Memorial YMCA Shopping Sight-seeing
Sporting Clays Swimming Theatre/ Concerts/ Performances Woodlawn Farm/Underground Railroad
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(Amenities may not apply to all rooms - Please Inquire)
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24-Hour Coffee/Tea Bar Air Conditioned Alarm Clock Amenities Basket
Antiques Bicycles Available Business Center Business Travel
Conference Room(s) Copier DVD Desk
Fax Fireplace in Room Gardens (at inn) Guest Computer
Guest Refrigerator Hairdryer Ironing Board King Bed
Library Piano Private Baths Queen Bed
TV in Room Wireless Internet
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Deaf Friendly Bed & Breakfast Family Travel Girlfriends Getaways Gourmet Cuisine
Honeymoons Receptions Romantic Escapes Weddings/Vow Renewals
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Accepts Gift CertificatesBnBFinder.com Gift Certificates
American Express Cash Checks
Discover Master Card Visa
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Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association
Associations
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association (IBBA)
Professional Association of Innkeepers International (PAII)
Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (JACVB)
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American Sign Language (ASL) - staff English
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Full Gourmet Breakfast Multi-Course Gourmet Breakfast Need to leave early? Early Riser Breakfast To Go
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Check In Policy:
Check-in: 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. If arriving outside of posted check-in times, please call in advance to make arrangements.
Check Out Policy:
Check-out: 12:00 Noon. *Exceptions are possible, with arrangements in advance.
Cancellation Policy:
If you find it necessary to cancel your reservation, please let us know as soon as possible. When cancellation notice is received at least 14 days prior to your stay, your deposit, less a $29 service fee, will be returned as a transferable gift certificate. After 14 days prior, a gift certificate “refund” will be available in the event that we are able to rebook your room. If you must cancel your reservation within 72 hours due to inclement weather, your balance will be charged and you will be issued a transferable gift certificate in the full amount of your room.
Children:
Children are welcome when accompanied by well-behaved parents, based on the availability of the Tranquility Suite. Extra person charge: 10 and older, $10 per person; 10 and under free.
Childcare: No
Deposit Policy:
In order to provide our guests with the best service and room availability, a 50% deposit or the rate for one night’s stay, whichever is greater, will guarantee a reservation of three or fewer nights as a deposit against the last night reserved for each room. Upon arrival, the balance of the confirmed reservation will be due and payable and, in the event of an early departure, will be nonrefundable. All packages require a 50% deposit upon reservation. The deposit is non-refundable.
Pets Welcome
Service animals will be welcomed. However, Blessings on State is not suited to pets. Please ask us for recommendations for local accommodations for your pet during your stay.
Pets Living At Inn: No
Smoking: No
This is a non-smoking inn. Violations to this smoking policy will result in a $250 (minimum) cleaning fee and/or related damage charges posted to the guest's credit card on account.
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Posted By Papa Duck on 08/02/2016
Lovely and beautiful home! The suite was amazing, as was breakfast! The owners are very welcoming and wonderful people as well!
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Posted By MARY ANN on 05/02/2016
Blessings on State is a lovely inn, warm and welcoming, whose host and hostess made us feel part of the family the moment we arrived. They extended themselves to meet our needs and make our stay as comfortable as possible. We appreciated the cleanliness and beauty of the inn and hope to return soon.
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Posted By Jane Denier on 12/09/2015
We had wonderful help from the Innkeeper about where to eat, and things to do in Jacksonville. It is small but thriving community. Gwenn is knowledgeable about the area and the town and can give great suggestions. We enjoyed meeting her family and helpers. It was a restful, fun, and peaceful stay. We will be back!
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Posted By Cruise Rookie Mama on 12/01/2015
A true gem of the midwest, Blessings is a beautiful place full of charm and coziness. Loved the Serenity Suite and all of the Christmas trees (even had one in my sitting room!). The Innkeepers are a genuine, warm couple, who really make one feel at home: the sign by the door that reads something like: "Come as strangers, leave as friends" really resonates!
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Posted By Sandra Jozef on 10/14/2015
This was our first experience with Blessings on State B&B and we were very pleased with this beautiful Victorian house in a lovely, quiet historic district of Jacksonville, IL. We were visiting friends in the area and wanted something different than the normal motel/hotel that Jacksonville offers. Gwenn and Glenn were very gracious and warm hosts who sat and introduced themselves and gave us a little history of their coming to Jacksonville. Our suite on the second floor was beautifully decorated and clean. The bath has been updated with a tub and separate shower. The annex room was made up like a Parisian garret with a daybed. Breakfast the next morning was truly homemade and presented lovingly next to a window overlooking their garden/yard. The house has a wrap-around porch and the weather was such that we were able to enjoy sitting outside and enjoying the beautiful fall colors surrounding the neighborhood. If you are in the area of Jacksonville (there are several colleges in the area), please consider staying at Blessings on State. It truly lives up to its name. Thank you, Gwenn and Glenn.
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Posted By Pat on 08/19/2015
The best B&B I have ever had the pleasure of staying in! The rooms are exceptionally large and have the amenities of high end B&B"s. We needed a quiet get-away, and the owners went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. Truly a blessing to stay at Blessings on State B&B.
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Posted By Carrie on 07/28/2015
We had an awesome stay at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. They opened their beautiful home to us as if we were family. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and provided us with information to explore their historic city. The food and hospitality was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We loved it so much, my husband had to return to the area a week later and stayed there again. We definitely want to stay at Blessing on State Bend & Breakfast again. We love Valerie!
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Posted By Jodi on 04/22/2015
We have never visited a bed and breakfast and my goodness what a treat! Gwenn, Glenn and Valerie were the best hosts and our breakfast was absolutely amazing. We own our own housekeeping business and I find it extremely hard to stay in hotels, this B&B was absolutely spotless and immaculate!!! I have stayed in 5star hotels that were not nearly up to par with Blessings. We are excited to be able to have a place to be home away from home while our daughter attends college in Illinois. I highly recommend a stay !
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Posted By Tommy on 04/13/2015
Our stay at Blessings on State in Jacksonville,IL was wonderful!!! It was beyond our expectations. Th food was wonderful! We felt like we were part of the family! The access to coffee and tea was a great touch and then to find homemade brownies when we returned at 9:00 that night was such a welcome surprise! Inplan to stay again in June!!
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Posted By Chris Kinser on 04/01/2015
I loved staying here. I have stayed at B and B'S in England and in Fredericksburg, TX and this one takes the cake. I was greeting by Valerie and Glenn and I immediately knew that i would be comfortable there.My room was comfortable and clean.I felt like a queen..The next morning we were served a delicious breakfast consisting of an egg casserole baked in a ramikin,a delicious baked pear and a warm moist cinnamon muffin.I so enjoyed talking with Gwenn who is one of the innkeepers. She is personable and made me feel at home..I will stay again. thank you for a nice stay. This home is in a beautiful setting and is peaceful and quiet..I will stay there again. Thank you
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