Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast

Rediscover the art of hospitality in Jacksonville, Illinois.

With hospitality as its hallmark and pampered luxury as its goal, this over-a-century-old mansion turned award-winning inn will surely delight all travelers. Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast is the ideal location to celebrate a special day, indulge yourself with a rejuvenating getaway, or simply make it your second home for an extended stay.

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Where gracious living is the standard.

What it's like

This magnificent building was built in the late 1880s, and its rich history is still evident in its architectural details. You'll notice the vintage fireplace moldings, sparkling chandeliers, pocket doors, and a stunning carved Victorian staircase. And while modern amenities are abundant, they don't take away from the mansion's classic style. So check in, relax, and enjoy Blessings on State's special brand of "barefoot luxury."

Independent spirit

Arrive as guests. Depart as friends.

Small touches

Blessings on State Bed & Breakfast has two luxurious suites for guests to choose from, both equipped with their own ensuite bathrooms stocked with high-quality spa products, soft bathrobes, and fluffy towels. The beds are adorned with high-quality linens so you can achieve ultimate comfort. Each suite also offers a private sitting room with comfortable seating, an all-season fireplace, and a Smart TV with satellite reception. And with such stunning common areas—including the picturesque wraparound porch, well-manicured gardens, and the opulent front parlor—you may find yourself wanting to spend more time outside your room than inside.

Eat and drink

Breakfast at Blessings on State is not just a meal—it's a gourmet fine dining experience. The menu changes daily but typically begins with a seasonal fruit course, followed by enticing fresh bakery items and a main hot entrée. Both savory and sweet options are offered, using fresh, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. The innkeepers believe all their guests should be treated to a scrumptious morning meal, so they do their best to accommodate guests with specific dietary restrictions. Dine in the formal dining room, on the front porch, or in the secluded backyard gazebo. As a guest, you can also enjoy 24-hour access to the complimentary snack and refreshments bar, which features a range of hot and cold beverages and goodies.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located in the historic district of downtown Jacksonville, Illinois, only one block from Illinois College and Governor Duncan Mansion.

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Guest Services

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary parking
  • Business center

Eat & Drink

  • Complimentary breakfast served daily (dietary restrictions accommodated upon request)
  • Complimentary cookies served nightly
  • Complimentary snacks and refreshments available 24/7

Fitness & Recreation

  • Complimentary day passes to Fitness World Health Club
  • Wraparound front porch with seating
  • Backyard gardens with gazebo
  • Indoor common areas

In-room amenities

  • Bathrobes
  • Bath products
  • Hairdryer
  • Seating area
  • All-season fireplace
  • Private sitting room
  • Twin-sized daybed
  • Smart TV with satellite reception
  • Air conditioning

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 14 days prior to arrival to receive a refund of the deposit amount, less a $29 cancellation fee. Reservations canceled within 14 days of arrival are non-refundable.
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