Jacksonville’s Award-Winning Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast
Rediscover the art of hospitality at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast in Jacksonville, Illinois. We welcome you to Stay Small, Stay Safe at our inviting two-suite inn located a short walk from Illinois College, the Governor Duncan Mansion, the historic Augustus Ayers Mansion, Lovejoy Hall and Illinois School for the Deaf. This magnificently restored 130-year-old mansion is situated in the heart of the historic district.
Pampered luxury is our goal, to delight both business and leisure travelers. Celebrate a special day, enjoy a relaxing getaway or make yourself at home for an extended stay. Our casually elegant style and luxurious furnishings evoke a sense of time and place. Experience an en suite massage with our licensed and board certified massage therapist from Juniper by Hannah Pate. Escape the standard hotel room and Airbnb and enjoy your own private second-floor suite and wake up to a delightful gourmet breakfast in the finest Jacksonville area lodging, our authentic full-service bed and breakfast. Time well spent can make time stand still.
Delight in the Details:
Hospitality is our hallmark
Premier all-suite property – experience luxury lodging at its best
Impressive private sitting rooms and beautifully appointed common areas
Gourmet fine dining breakfast experience
Full private baths
Free high-speed secured Wi-Fi
Flat-screen digital satellite TV with DVD player in the Tranquility Suite
24″ Smart TV in the Serenity on State Sitting Room
Complimentary 24-hour hot beverage buffet, sodas, and snacks
Cookies and milk at bedtime
Lap desks and power strips
Full business center
Create unforgettable memories with your friends and family as you social distance with ease on our glorious front wrap-around porch, in the front parlor, in the dining room, and in our secluded backyard gazebo and gardens featured in local garden tours. Porch sitting is our favorite past time, and Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast is a great place to relax and unwind.
We’re just a short drive from Springfield, Illinois, in the heart of the Land of Lincoln. Jacksonville is a convenient stopover from St. Louis, the Quad Cities, Indianapolis, Hannibal, Bloomington and Chicago. Family members and friends meet at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast to enjoy a small-town reunion getaway.
The Jacksonville community is rich in history with a thriving cultural and educational focus. We offer everything from diners to fine dining, from car races to concerts, from antiques to brand name stores. Coronavirus restrictions have slowed us all down a bit, but while in Jacksonville you can still go Looking for Lincoln, explore the Underground Railroad, or spend the day shopping, golfing, or fishing in one of the top bass fishing lakes in the state. Hopefully, someday soon, you’ll again be able to take a free ride on our locally-made Eli Ferris Wheel located in Community Park.
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Blessings offers the ambiance of an upscale hotel with all the best of staying with friends and family. With casually elegant furnishings and a Welcome Home attitude, we call it “barefooted luxury.” Enjoy historic charm and elegance with a commitment to personal attention and heartfelt hospitality. Experience the Jacksonville area in style!
Everything You Need to Plan a Stay in Jacksonville
Make Blessings your home away from home as you explore Jacksonville and the Springfield area. We’ll share our insider tips for sight-seeing, shopping, dining, Looking for Lincoln, the Underground Railroad, antiquing and the Big Eli Ferris wheel.
Escape the ordinary with a king size feather bed, private sitting room with iron daybed, cozy robes, luxury toiletries, all-season fireplace, WiFi, cable TV, and bedside power strips. Soak your cares away in the pedestal tub or step-in shower.
A high four-poster queen bed is the centerpiece in this beautiful suite with everything you need for a worry-free stay. Stylish adjoining sitting room and private bath. Luxury toiletries, all-season fireplace, secure Wi-Fi, TV, bedside power strips.
Whether you choose to eat in our formal dining room, on the front porch, or in the gazebo, we’ll set a beautiful table with fine china and crystal. Prefer to sleep in? Choose our Suite Retreat and we’ll deliver juice and a pastry tray to your suite.
Beautiful second floor suites with private baths, sitting rooms, all-season fireplaces, complimentary Wi-Fi, indulgent dining options, luxurious robes, fluffy towels, premium bath amenities. We work hard to anticipate and satisfy your travel needs.