Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

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Specials, Packages, & Discounts

We are happy to offer fun specials, weekend getaway deals, and vacation packages that are tailored to Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast and the Jacksonville, Illinois area. Value added packages are sometimes seasonal, so watch our newsletter for special announcements. To book, please confirm availability for the dates desired, then click the “add to reservation” button to view your options. Please note that many of our discounts are only available when you Book Direct through our web site.

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Blessed with a Bestie

Reserve NowCost: $199

What a perfect way to say, “Thank you for being my friend!” Add this fun package to your one-night stay in our luxurious Tranquility Suite. Includes $100 in gift certificates for local shops and dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants, along with a beautiful hand-made rattan bag with a variety of natural Sitronu body products and other treats your bestie is sure to love. We’ll even include a zippered canvas makeup bag with special products just for you! Cozy up in our luxurious guest robes and check out all the buffet with complimentary snacks and hot and cold family-friendly beverages located just outside your suite. We’ll deliver a bedtime snack and serve a gourmet breakfast at your leisure the next morning. If you’d like, we’ll even deliver our Suite Retreat breakfast to your door, at no extra charge!

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Spend time catching up while you sit on our front wraparound porch, in the lighted garden gazebo, listening to the baby grand player piano in our front parlor, or while you follow the JACVB walking tour through our historic neighborhood. Your Bestie will enjoy  a 4 oz. jar of luscious body butter, a 4 oz. jar of botanical bath salts for soaking in the clawfoot slipper tub in the Tranquility Suite, a 10ml rollerball perfume for a touch of our signature scent, two velvet hair scrunchies, a chocolate bar by Sjölinds, a favorite chocolatier, and a silver photo keychain. Your zippered canvas makeup bag comes with an 8 oz. bottle of Sitronu natural body lotion, luxury makeup brushes, a silver photo key chain and a rollerball perfume in our signature scent.

ADD ON: For the ultimate in relaxation, Book Early and reserve en suite massages with Hannah from Juniper by Hannah Pate!

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Extended Stay Discount

Reserve NowCost: 20% Extended Stay Discount on 7+ Nights

Experience a safe, restful, relaxing getaway at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast! With just two suites, our guests are able to social distance with ease, whether sitting in the front parlor, on the wraparound porch, in the gardens, or strolling our beautiful historic neighborhood. We’ve always maintained the highest service standards, and our attention to detail includes hand sanitizers at the ready and using recommended and approved disinfectants, with touchpoints cleaned throughout the day. Breakfast is served by suite, whether alone in the dining room, to your suite, or in the garden gazebo.

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As always, gracious hospitality is our highest priority, and we’ll do our best to customize your stay to meet your travel needs while we work together to keep you, our Blessings family, and our communities safe.

Your choice of suites, based on availability. Discount applied to our current non-discounted Book Direct rate.

BOOK DIRECT to receive a 20% Extended Stay DISCOUNT on 7+ nights.

*No other discounts apply

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Luxury Therapeutic Massage

Reserve NowCost: $120/hour
Pamper yourself with a luxurious en suite massage with our licensed and certified massage therapist. Based on availability. To book, please text: 217-491-5946 to confirm availability for the date and time desired, then click the “Reserve Now” button to add it to your reservation.
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Couples Cooking Class

Cost: $150/couple for the event only. Limited VIP Lodging packages are available.

Cook Up Some Delicious Memories with Food Network Winning Chef Susan Steffan
Join us on Saturday, February 11th for our first cooking class of 2023. Susan Steffan has the experience, skills and talent to entertain and teach you the knowledge and skills you need to prepare your own romantic dinner at home. This event includes a 90-minute cooking class – complete with demonstrations – followed by a private dining experience in our formal dining room. Seats are limited.

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Couples Cooking class – 4:30pm
Romance is in the air as you learn to prepare an impressive Valentine’s Day dinner using locally sourced fresh ingredients. Chef Susan will start by sharing some of her secrets to artfully curating a special charcuterie board which she’ll then share with the class. Next, she will invite participants to assist as she prepares the authentic French dish, Beef Bourguignon, and other dishes before demonstrating the preparation of an easy yet impressive dessert. You’ll take home a recipe booklet with tips and techniques to help you prepare this fine three course meal for your next romantic dinner.
The Cooking Class will be held at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast at 4:30pm.

Chef’s Table – 6:30pm
Change for dinner, then come back and join us for a private dining experience where Chef Susan will show off her skills in an intimate dinner party in our formal dining room. Dine on fine china and crystal for this elegant candlelight dinner. Non-alcoholic beverages will be served, and you’re welcome to bring your own favorite wine.

DINNER MENU
Roasted Cauliflower and Mixed Greens Salad w/ Citrus Vinaigrette
Beef Bourguignon
Crusty French Bread
Naked Black Forest Cake

Dinner will take place at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast at 6:30pm.
Call 618-531-4520 to reserve your tickets today.

VIP Lodging Package, Optional:
Limited VIP Lodging Experiences are available and include the following:
Luxury Lodging
Two nights lodging in one of the upscale suites at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast on February 10 and 11, 2023.
Breakfast with the Chef
A Chef-inspired breakfast with Susan and her husband will be presented at 9:00am Saturday for our overnight guests, only.
Swag Bag
This terrific swag bag will include a Blessings apron, cooking tools and other fun items to apply what you’ve learned when you get back home.
Call 618-531-4520 to make your reservation today.

More about Chef Susan Steffan:
In 2012, Susan and her husband and business partner, Don, moved to Galena, Illinois to purchase Farmers Guest House Bed & Breakfast. Susan completely re-invented the breakfast service at her inn. Susan’s breakfast quickly achieved the title of “Best Breakfast in North America” which captured the attention of the Food Network. She was an episode winning competitor on Food Network’s Holiday Baking Championship in 2015. Susan showcased her baking and cooking skills on numerous local television shows, and most recently was featured in an episode of Family Dinner on the newly launched Magnolia Network. Each couple will have the opportunity to purchase her book, Breakfast Diva Morning Favorites, after the event. $25/copy.

Check out Susan’s Breakfast Diva video here.

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Stay Local, Stay Safe – Experience Jacksonville!

Reserve NowCost: $475 for two guests

Experience a safe, restful, relaxing getaway at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast!

With just two suites, our guests are able to social distance with ease, whether sitting in the front parlor, on the wraparound porch, in the gardens, or strolling our beautiful historic neighborhood. We’ve always maintained the highest service standards, and our attention to detail includes hand sanitizers at the ready and using recommended and approved disinfectants, with touch points cleaned throughout the day. Breakfast is served by suite, whether alone in the dining room, to the suite, or in the garden gazebo.

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As always, gracious hospitality is our highest priority, and we’ll do our best to customize your stay to meet your travel needs while we work together to keep you, our Blessings family, and our communities safe.

Stay Local, Stay Safe package includes:

  • Two-night stay in the suite of your choice, based on availability
  • Two multi-course breakfasts for two
  • Welcome crudité board
  • $100 Chamber gift certificate for you to dine local
  • $50 Chamber gift certificate to shop local
  • Fresh Flowers in your Suite
  • Complimentary box of chocolates
  • Two complimentary Red Box movie rentals
  • Illinois Theater movie popcorn
  • Bedtime Snack
  • Two complimentary Jacksonville Area CVB wine glasses
  • Complimentary Historic Home Walking Tour map

Be Good Neighbors – Help our local businesses come back!

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Salute Our American Heroes – Discount

Reserve NowCost: 15% Discount

We will honor our heroes in uniform, military and first responders, past and present, with an everyday discount of 15% in the suite of your choice. Enjoy complimentary snacks and soft drinks and a multi-course gourmet breakfast for two. Please show appropriate ID at check-in. Enter promo code: SALUTE. Based on availability. Offer may not be combined with any other discounted rates. Thank you for your service!

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Charcuterie Board

Reserve NowCost: $49

Charcuterie selection includes cured meats, fruits and vegetables, fresh cheeses, sauces for dipping, olives, crudités, and crostini.

Available after 3 p.m.

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Savvy Seniors Discount

Reserve NowCost: 10% Discount

Age has its privilege at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast! Stay two or more nights in your choice of our luxury guest suites Sunday through Thursday, and we’ll provide a 10% discount off your total bill. Offer good for travelers 60 and older.

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Government Travel

Reserve NowCost: 10% Discount

Our Serenity on State Suite offers a relaxing respite after a busy day. Show your State or Federal Government ID for a 10% discount on your stay. Includes queen-sized bed, private full bath and private sitting room, complimentary Wi-Fi, beverage and snack buffet and a full breakfast. Available Sunday through Thursday.

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Taking Care of Business Discount

Cost: 10% Discount

Looking for a home away from home while in the Jacksonville area on business? Two suites with private bathrooms and private sitting rooms. Lap desks and Wi-Fi available throughout the B&B. Complimentary snacks and hot and cold beverages available 24/7. Work in your room or use one of the dining room tables. Business Center is available for faxing, printing boarding passes, etc. Space to meet with colleagues. Complimentary day pass to Fitness World Health Club. Enjoy warm cookies before bedtime, then get a good night’s sleep in your quiet suite. Full gourmet breakfast to get your day off to a good start. This rate offers one business traveler a 10% discount on a two-night stay Sunday – Thursday. Additional guest: $29. Call 217-245-1013 to reserve with this rate.

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“Suite Retreat” Breakfast

Reserve NowCost: Free

Prefer to sleep in? Choose our “Suite Retreat” and we’ll deliver juice and a basket of warm breakfast breads to your door. You’ll find a selection of hot beverage choices and a Keurig in the common area just outside your suite. Yay for Breakfast in Bed!

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Love Story Package

Reserve NowCost: $149

We’ll do the shopping for you… you’ll receive one dozen red roses, a box of gourmet chocolates, a bottle of sparkling grape juice and two keepsake wine glasses, along with other sweet surprises to share with the one you love! This special may be added to your reservation in either suite.

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“Dinner and a Movie” Date Night Package

Reserve NowCost: $179

Add to your stay in either of our Luxurious Suites:

  • Dinner for two at one of our favorite local restaurants
  • Movie Night Gourmet Popcorn and Snacks Package
  • DVD Player in your suite
  • Fresh Flowers, Chocolates, and other Upscale Amenities
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