Amenities & Breakfast at The Great House Bed & Breakfast!
To ensure the utmost comfort while staying with us at the Great House, each room offers private baths & toiletries, hair dryers, central heating & air, and a TV with DVD player.
For those needing to remain on-line during their stay, we offer wireless internet accessibility throughout the house. Likewise, our local newspaper is delivered each morning for those looking to stay up to date with current events.
Each guest is given a key to both our front and rear doors and are free to come as they wish with no curfew. The Innkeeper/Owner lives in the house, happily sharing it with each day's guests.
Off-street parking is available for increased security.
Each morning, a full home-made breakfast is served in our formal dining room. To allow our guests to start each day at their own pace, the innkeeper will schedule each morning's breakfast individually. For those who enjoy a cup of morning coffee, visitors are encouraged to grab a cup prior to breakfast to enjoy back in their room or in one of our comfortable and relaxing public areas.
Public Areas Throughout the House and Grounds
In addition to their room, we gladly share with all over-night guests two living rooms, a music room, library, front porch with plantation rockers and rear veranda with lounge chairs, tables, & flowers. Guests are free to enjoy each of these as they wish for their comfort and relaxation during their stay.
For those interested in the rich history of our house, it's furnishings, and Galesburg, a brief tour narrated by the Innkeeper is available and can be scheduled during their stay.
Recently, the City of Galesburg & BNSF Railroad have implemented a "quiet zone" within our community and we now rarely hear a train whistle. Galesburg is the location of the second largest railroad switchyard in the U.S. and due to this, frequent train whistles were heard in the past from over 140 trains traveling through Galesburg daily.
Kind Words from Past Friends!
"Betty was an engaging host, providing us with a tour and history of the house and my wife and I both enjoyed longer conversations with her during our stay which were delightful. Breakfast was very good and filling, easily taking us to a dinner that evening."