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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Experience Jacksonville!

Cost: $289

Add our Experience Jacksonville package to your reservation in the suite of your choice. Spend a couple of days shopping our locally owned shops, dining in our terrific restaurants with talented young chefs, and seeing the sights. From Jacksonville Main Street’s outdoor concert series to performances at KJB’s and Guse’s, to special events at Water’s Edge Winery, music is sure to add to your stay!


Our Experience Jacksonville! package includes:
• A Bouquet of Fresh Flowers from our local florist
• Welcome Charcuterie Board
• Multi-course Breakfasts for two
Jacksonville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau welcome bag including a local discount card for shopping and dining
• $50 Gift Certificate for you to dine local
• $50 Gift Certificate to shop local
• Two Movie, Sodas and Popcorn tickets for Illinois Theater
• Bedtime Snacks
• Sparkling Cider or Grape Juice
• Two complimentary keepsake glasses
• Complimentary Historic Home Walking Tour map
• Free Ferris Wheel rides on sunny Sunday afternoons

Live like a local!

This package may be added to your reservation in either suite, based on availability. Offer may not be combined with any other discounted rates.

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Extended Stay Discount

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

Experience a restful and relaxing getaway at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast! Spend some time playing the baby grand player piano in the front parlor, reading on the wraparound porch, in the gazebo and gardens, or strolling our beautiful historic neighborhood. Breakfast is served by suite, whether alone in the dining room, to your suite, or in the garden gazebo.


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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Galentine's Day Getaway

Reserve NowCost: $199 - Add to your stay in either suite

Galentine’s Day, typically celebrated on February 13th, is celebrated all year round at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast! Gather your gal pals and get together and celebrate each other! Our Blessings on State Galentine’s Day Package lets you celebrate the time-honored activities that will bring your hearts joy!


Experience a luxurious stay in one of two beautiful suites in our historic mansion. OR – reserve both suites for even more fun! Each suite has its own full bath and private sitting room. Each upscale suite has an all-season fireplace, TV and Wi-Fi.

We’ll welcome you to Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast with a tray of chocolate-covered strawberries. We’ll give you $50 to go shopping at our locally-owned shops, each with its own unique style and character. Dine on us in one of our fine local restaurants or carry out or have delivery to Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast. We’ll even set the dining room table for you!

When you’re not out shopping and dining, you may choose to gather in the front parlor and listen to light jazz on the baby grand piano, relax in your suite, or take a walk through our historic neighborhood and view a variety of historic architecture, including other vintage mansions in our neighborhood, the Ayers Mansion, Duncan Park and the Illinois College Campus.

In the evening, you can relax and enjoy our hot chocolate bar and other snacks and family-friendly beverages just outside your suite. We’ll serve a multi-course gourmet breakfast in the morning. If you prefer to sleep in, we’ll deliver a Suite Retreat breakfast to your door.

Top Ten Reasons to Reserve Your Galentine’s Day Stay
1. Enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries at check-in.
2. Settle into one of our two graciously decorated guest suites and enjoy a fun and relaxing stay.
3. Jacksonville Swag Bag includes a Blessings on State Street book plus top items from our favorite locally-owned shops and the JACVB, minimum $65 value. Additional swag bags available at $50 each.
4. $50 Gift Card for shopping local.
5. $50 Gift Card for dining local.
6. Relax with our upscale toiletries and luxurious guest robes. You can even buy a robe to take home!
8. Savor 24/7 beverages and snacks including our special Chocolate Buffet.
9. Indulge in a VIP Breakfast featuring our guest favorites, each morning of your stay.
10. Make lots of great memories. We offer perfect backdrops for fun selfies.

Space is limited – so BOOK TODAY!

– Make an appointment for a luxury massage from Juniper by Hannah Pate,or take home a gift certificate for future use. Call: 217-491-5946
– Take an indoor golf lesson from our favorite golf pro at K’s Creek. Call 217-602-0533 to schedule.
– Do some axe throwing at The Vault in downtown Jacksonville. Call 217-632-8145 to schedule.

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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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Backroads Boutique Crawl Package

Reserve NowCost: $149

Make your reservation today! Choose your luxurious Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast guest suite, then add on this terrific Backroads Boutique Crawl Package:

  • Dinner for Two at one of our terrific local restaurants
  • Swag Bag with some of our favorite things from our local boutiques and stores at check-in
  • A Jacksonville shopping bag including a local shopping and dining discount card and other gifts from the Jacksonville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Upgraded Amenities, Bedtime Snacks, 24/7 Beverages and Snacks and a multi-course Breakfast served on fine china and crystal at Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast
    And other Surprises!

The official fall Backroads Boutique Crawl will be held on Friday October 20 and Saturday October 21, 2023. We welcome you to choose this package and shop local at any time!

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Couples Double Date

Reserve NowCost: $99

How long has it been since you’ve been on a good old -fashioned Double Date? Reserve both suites and spend time with your friends as our only guests. Grab complimentary sodas and snacks and spend time together on the front porch or in one of our other common areas. Go out for a steak burger and fries before heading out to the movies. Share bedtime snacks before you retire for the evening. Get a good night’s sleep, then join each other for a gourmet breakfast in our formal dining room.



Our ‘Couples Double’ Package includes:
– Two $25 gift cards for Steak ‘n Shake
– Four tickets to the movies + popcorn and sodas
– Bedtime snacks
– Upscale amenities
– Gourmet breakfast for four

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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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Here Comes the Bride!

Reserve NowCost: $299

Bring your bestie(s) and stay with us the night before your wedding, then invite your wedding party to join you to take your wedding portraits with a very romantic background. We’re centrally located to be a great home base for your pre-wedding relaxation. Come and go as you’d like but take a few moments to put your feet up and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a sweet treat along the way. Head out to your rehearsal, then return to your luxury room for the night. Relax in your old-fashioned pedestal tub before a blissful night’s sleep on your king-sized feather bed. We’ll serve an indulgent breakfast in our formal dining room the next morning. Prefer to sleep in? Choose our “Suite Retreat” and we’ll deliver juice and a basket of warm breakfast breads to your door. Check out may be delayed until 2:00 p.m. whenever possible.


Have your wedding party join you for the most romantic wedding portraits ever! For one hour take pictures on our vintage stairway, in the front parlor, on the front porch, and out in the gazebo and gardens. We’ll provide sodas and snacks to keep you all going!

Based on availability of our Tranquility Suite. Limited to those in photos, up to 15 people. Additional guests on property $20 each. Must be booked at least four weeks in advance and signed agreement must be on file. Offer may not be combined with any other discounted rates.

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“Fill Your Love Tank” – Gas Saver Getaway

Reserve NowCost: $199

This package includes the following:

  • Add to your stay in either of our Luxurious Suites
  • Private multi-course breakfast for two
  • Complimentary copy of The Five Love Languages
  • Dinner for two at one of our fine local restaurants
  • $25 Gas Card
  • Fresh Flowers, Chocolates, and other Upscale Amenities
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“Dinner and a Movie” Date Night Package

Reserve NowCost: $199

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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