If the historic architecture, lush gardens, and relaxing atmosphere aren’t enough to beckon you to the Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast, then the stellar gourmet breakfasts will.
Blessings on State is an award-winning inn in Jacksonville, Illinois. The bed and breakfast has earned several awards from TripAdvisor, Jacksonville’s Friend of Tourism Award, national garden awards, and more. They were also featured on the cover of the Holiday 2019 issue of Bed & Breakfast Magazine.
The innkeeper, Gwenn, is a passionate people-person who finds great joy in ensuring that all of her guests feel right at home during their stay at Blessings on State. Guests can refer to her for restaurant tips, things to do, and other recommendations during their stays.
A lovely touch of history
Blessings on State is located right in the heart of the historic district of Jacksonville. The first settlers began arriving in Morgan County around 1818 but it was not until 1823 that the county was formally organized. Jacksonville was laid out on a 40 acre tract in 1825 and was chosen as the Morgan County seat. Named for General Andrew Jackson, the city was incorporated in 1867. The Blessings on State building bursts with historic charm and impressively well-preserved architecture dating back to the late 1880’s, when the inn was first built. Nowadays the inn boasts a large wraparound porch with comfy sitting areas, blooming gardens, five tiled fireplaces, natural wood floors, elegant chandeliers, a grand piano, and two guest room suites.
A personalized, comfortable stay with upscale amenities
Because the inn only has two guest room suites on offer, guests get to experience a truly private and personalized experience. Each suite features a spacious ensuite bathroom and private sitting room, as well as a fireplace. Rooms boast comfortable, well-made furnishings and are equipped with modern amenities. All rooms feature high-speed wireless internet, satellite television, luxury linens, Turkish towels, luxury bath amenities, a complimentary 24/7 beverage and snack buffet, and special seasonal offerings. You can choose between a queen suite and a king suite.
A gourmet meal to wake up to each morning
As a guest at Blessings on State, you have the luxurious opportunity to wake up to a multi-course gourmet breakfast each morning. You can choose to dine on the front porch, in the gazebo, or in the formal dining room. Menus vary and change frequently depending on locally available produce and seasonal offerings. Fruit and fresh bakery items are served daily followed by the main entree. The entire meal is served on fine china and crystal. Juice, tea, and locally-roasted coffee are on offer every day.
Explore Jacksonville on foot from the inn
Jacksonville, Illinois is a charming town with plenty of interesting activities, restaurants, cafes, and boutique shops to keep you occupied. The town is full of well-preserved architectural wonders, as well as historical points of interest. Follow the Historic Homes Walking Tour to experience a glimpse of the local history. Wine lovers can head to the Waters Edge Winery and Bistro to sip on some fine wines. Kitchen 63 at K’s Creek Golf Club offers steaks, seafood, and weekly specials.
Something for everyone
The inn offers something for every kind of traveler. Perhaps you came just to unplug from the busyness of everyday life. Maybe you came with your partner for a romantic weekend getaway. Families with children can be accommodated in the suites for a mini-summer vacation. Whatever your travel purpose might be, the inn offers a calm and relaxing environment, perfect for winding down, connecting with your loved one, soaking your worries away in the claw-foot spa tubs, or for catching up on your reading list. There are cozy seating options on the front porch and common areas. Business travelers are free to use the business center in the library.
Special events and services
Make your stay that much more memorable with add-on spa services, like an en-suite 60 minute massage given by a professional massage therapist. The inn also offers a variety of romantic packages and add-on services for couple’s stays, like a “dinner and movie date night” package and a “fill your love tank” getaway. There are also discount packages offered to business travelers and government employees. Baby moon packages, charcuterie add-ons, and wedding party packages are also on offer. There’s something for every occasion!
Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast is a member of the bnbfinder Diamond Collection and accepts bnbfinder bed and breakfast Gift Cards. The bnbfinder Diamond Collection is an exclusive group of professionally inspected and/or highly rated luxury bed and breakfasts and inns. Each member of the bnbfinder Diamond Collection is required to have passed a professional inspection from a third-party industry-recognized inspection agency or achieved a high traveler review rating consecutively for each of the past three years.
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