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Goldmoor Inn
Ranked #6 of 32 Galena B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 2, 2012

OMG! This is the most beautiful place to visit if you are going to Galena. Not only the setting but the food is delicious and the service is a 10! The owner Tom could not have been more gracious and accomendating to our group of gals! This is a must see and and must stay at place! You will not want to leave! AND get the beef wellington out of this world!!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We feel incredibly blessed to have ended up at the Goldmoor Inn, over a beautiful mid-September weekend in Galena. We had booked a 2-night stay at a cabin down the road for our 19th Anniversary. Those cabins were a disaster and in desperation we called the Goldmoor where we had dinner reservations for that night. The gracious host offered us the last remaining suite AND offered to give it to us at a discounted rate, to match the rate of the BAD cabin-place we were being refunded. The suite was incredibly luxurious with every amenity and mood music playing upon arrival. We found that there are many different suite styles with different views\, etc. to choose from if booking in advance. The gourmet breakfast brought up to our suite the next morning was absolutely amazing (just like our dinner at sunset) and included everything one could want in a breakfast...and the best part is that it is included in the cost of the room. We had our bikes on this trip and just down from the Inn is a road which runs along the Mississippi (and if you time it right trains ride on a track between the river and the road and make for great pictures if you time it right :) ) with the road leading to a neighboring resort's fun ski lift and long slide ride which made for great views and a really fun afternoon....don't miss this. We will most definitely be back to this gorgeous getaway spot. Thank you hosts Tom and Patricia for ending our getaway in such a memorable way. This IS the best of Galena!

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wifw and I recently had the pleasure of dining at the goldmoor Inn for our 7th Anniversary. Everything about the day was beautiful. We arrived a little early, on what was a spectacular early autumn evening. We tooka few moments to enjoy the view overlooking the wooded area and the mightly Mississippi. We were then greeted inside by a most hospitable host. We were seated a romantic table, which alos featured a spectacular view. The service was excellent. The meals were superb. I enjoyed there signature Beef Wellington, while my wife dined on the homemade ravioli in cauliflower sauce. The soups were also very good. The butternut squash soup, in particular, was one of the best that we have ever had.Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

I had helped my son book the Goldmoor for his honeymoon and on his recommendation my husband and I visited for a midwinter getaway. We were not disappointed. It would be easy to say in the room to just relax in the jacuzzi and look across the landscape. We enjoyed dining at the inn, Tom was gracious and helpful. Menu is good. Easy to get to town and we brought sushi back one night to share with wine in the jacuzzi. Walks to the ski lodge rounded out our trip. We have recommended this to friends and all have enjoyed their stay. Fall is a beautiful time in Galena.

Room Tip: The Irish and English cottage offer great views. The Turret Room is fun if you are OK with stairs.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Just returned from a one night stay at the goldmoor Inn, and all I can say is WOW. This place is beautiful!!!!Took my boyfriend there to relax for a change and boy did he ever. We walked into our cottage and our mouths just dropped... king size bed, jacuzzi, fireplace and a really nice kitchen. THEN we walked into the bathroom and saw a rock wall in the shower, we thought how cool, then we found out it wasn't there for show, it was like being under a waterfall. I booked a couples massage knowing he has never had one and they were great, We haven't felt that great in a long time!. Dinner there was next and I have to say it was one of the best dinner I have ever had!!. Thank you to the staff for making our stay the best we have ever had! We will be back!!!

Room Tip: Look on the website to pick your room. The cottage we stayed at was the Irish cottage and the views...
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

We've eaten here several times and are never disappointed. The atmosphere is lovely and the grounds are beautiful. The menu changes frequently with the seasons and is always very good. It's a nice change of pace from downtown Galena with beautiful views.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at the Goldmoor for our 29th Wedding Anniversary. We selected the Lancelot Suite because we wanted a balcony. The Goldmoor is in the countryside of Galena. It sits high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi. While it resembles a castle much of it is very new with all of the luxuries you would want for a romantic getaway. It is quiet and remote. However, getting to/from Galena is an easy 10 minute drive. There isn't much 'to do' at the Inn. They do have new mountain bikes which we enjoyed. We wish they had a gym for sure and a pool would be a nice addition. That being said, the breakfasts were delicious, our suite was lovely and the grounds were meticulous. In the room is a refrigerator (stocked with complimentary soda and water), coffee maker (they replenish coffee, creamer and sweeteners) and microwave. They also provide fresh baked cookies daily. We enjoyed watching the sunset over the river. We ate dinner at their restaurant one evening and it was very good. We met Tom, the inn-keeper, and he as well as the other folks there, was very nice and conscientious. Would definitely go back and recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Goldmoor Inn

Address: 9001 N Sand Hill Rd, Galena, IL 61036-9341
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Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Galena
Price Range: $267 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Goldmoor Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand deluxe suites, elegant cottages and cabins overlooking the Mississippi River just south of Galena. All accommodations have king beds, private two person whirlpool, fireplace, full private bath. Breakfast is included. ... more   less 
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