Goldmoor Inn
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#7 of 19 B&Bs in Galena
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, German
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Electric vehicle charging station
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Hiking
Horseback riding
Skiing
Canoeing offsite
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Whirlpool bathtub
Room service
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,162 reviews
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The Goldmoor Inn is frequently praised for its spacious rooms with breathtaking views, though some guests mention the decor could be refreshed. Opinions on value are mixed; while many find the costs reasonable for the luxurious experience, others aren't as convinced. The attentive service, especially the acclaimed room-delivered breakfasts, often receives high marks, but isn't without occasional reports of inconsistency. Set in a tranquil location with stunning scenery, the inn is also celebrated for its cleanliness, sumptuous amenities, and a cozy yet elegant atmosphere that creates a romantic retreat.
Location
Picturesque
Atmosphere
Luxurious
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Inconsistent
Amenities
Lavish

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warnfam wrote a review Aug 2022
Rochester, Minnesota
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Goldmoor Inn for one night while touring Galena and were very impressed! The Inn is beautiful, the room where we stayed was spacious and comfortable in every way, the view over the Mississippi River is quite nice, the owners were very helpful in their recommendations and the breakfast served in our room was scrumptious! The location is perfect-close to Galena for touring but in the picturesque and quiet countryside. I would highly recommend the Goldmoor Inn and look forward to staying here again.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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TravelJourneys wrote a review Jul 2020
Merrillville, Indiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed during the first week of July. I booked the room through Groupon for about $30 less per night, which is the good news. The Groupon rate did not allow for changes, cancellations, or choosing the suite of your preference. We really enjoyed our stay, but I would prefer to be able to choose my room next time.

The rooms are fully stocked with coffee, both regular and decaf, cream, and sugar in ample amounts. Silverware, mugs, glasses, dish soap, and paper towel were also stocked along with an in room microwave and mini-fridge with 2 waters inside. The ice bucket was also filled daily. The bathrooms included a towel warmer, cotton balls, q-tips, and toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner, and lotion. The bath included extra towels for two and foaming milk bath and the closet held two bathrobes.

We ordered room service from the inn's restaurant, which offers fine dining choices. A complete breakfast was served in-room daily as well.

The grounds were beautifully kept and the room was very clean. The staff was pleasant and helpful.

We were truly able to relax because the staff took care of everything you could need. Our room had a private exit. It worked out well for taking a trip in the middle of coronavirus pandemic.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Birgit Radin, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 16 Jul 2020
Dear Midwest Travels2020, thank you for your nice review and we appreciate your feed back. We hope to be able to be of service again in the future.
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Willman - Groes... G wrote a review Oct 2020
Yorkville, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the first trip to Galena for my husband and I. The Goldmoor Inn has a very beautiful location in the country about 6.5 mile from town . The hotel is Very well kept and our room/suite was immaculate. upon arrival the champagne was on ice, the Roses on table were beautiful and fresh and ice bucket was already filled. Had room service our first night as restaurant was booked. Room service was very prompt and hot food was hot and cold foods were cold. Do be aware (as we were not) that they add 18% gratuity to your bill. i would highly recommend the 90 minute massages ( I had the Hot Stone & husband had the Deep Tissue) They were the best massages we have had and we get 1 to 2 massage on every vacation and we travel all our the world. We stayed in the Elizabeth Suite - was Fabulous!!!
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We stayed in the Elizabeth Suite - 2nd floor room - Partial view of Gardens & Mississippi...
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Response from Birgit Radin, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 17 Oct 2020
Dear LaurelH_12, thank you for your nice review. We appreciate all feedback and will share your comments with the staff. We look forward to another visit.
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robert c wrote a review Jun 2020
Chicago, Illinois
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Goldmoor Resort the first week of June, 2020. It was a quiet and beautiful change from life in the city. The owners are careful to make sure the rooms and dining service are free from any potential health virus issues. The views of the River are outstanding, the rooms and cabins are very comfortable and the dining outstanding. We also hiked along the Mississippi. The natural surroundings were a nice change from the city. The owners go out of their way to be helpful.
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Date of stay: June 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: We like the cabins
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Response from Birgit Radin, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 16 Jul 2020
Dear Robert thank you for your comments we appreciate all feed back and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope we will be able to welcome you again in the future.
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Sophia A wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While looking for a COVID-19 safe, in-state getaway from Chicago, we decided on the Goldmoor Inn and were so happy we did! Everything about our trip was excellent!
Room: We stayed in the Covington Suite, which was right off the lobby but had its own private hallway before entering the main suite so we were separated from the lobby noise. It was also attractive because it had its own private separate entrance on the side of the property, just to the left of the parking lot. This made it possible for us to limit our contacts with others as much as we wanted. The room was very spacious and clean and although the microwave and mini fridge could use updating, they were both very clean and worked properly. There were several very nice personal amenities like bottled water, reg and decaf coffee, sugars, creamers, hot chocolate, real coffee mugs and glasses, silverware, plates and bowls, and salt and pepper shakers. There were also extra bathroom amenities like bubble bath provided for the whirlpool tub, lip balm, cotton balls, Q-tips, a towel warmer and robes.
Food: There were delicious cookies left for us every day and the included daily breakfast was really good and delivered hot to our room each morning. Each item was covered and the meal was delivered in an insulated bag and left outside the door to limit contact. We did eat in the restaurant on the property which was also right off the lobby and we felt very safe because capacity was very limited and we were offered a booth in its own area with no one anywhere close to us. The food in the restaurant was also excellent! Room service was also available.
Spa: We had 60 min deep tissue couples massage and wished we had gotten 90 mins because the massage therapists were both so good.
General safety: Everyone we encountered was masked and kept appropriate social distance. We went into downtown Galena and had same experience. While we didn’t go exploring the property, everything at hotel appeared to be in top shape and clean and it snowed twice while we were there and the maintenance staff even cleared the snow quickly.
The owners were present every day we were there and clearly take great pride in their business and it shows. We will definitely come back again!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Birgit Radin, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 1 Jan 2021
Dear Sophia, what a nice recital of your stay and thank you for sharing your Goldmoor experience. We look forward to your next visit.
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ChassSue wrote a review Feb 2021
Evanston, Illinois
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We selected the Timberline Log Cabin with a king bed, two person Jacuzzi, gas fireplace, and kitchenette. We wanted to bring our dog with us so the log cabin was the only choice that allowed dogs-great. Beautiful grounds and the main building was striking and castle-like. We were going to ski at Chestnut Mountain which is just down the road from The Goldmoor Inn, less than 2 miles, very convenient. We loved the huge, fresh and warm breakfasts that were delivered to us, very nice. One morning we had Omelettes, sausages and potatoes, the second morning blueberry pancakes and bacon. Both mornings also included fresh juice, fruit, pastries and yogurt with granola. The kitchen was well stocked with ground coffee, cream and bottled water in the refrigerator. We could've used one sharp knife and a cutting board. The Jacuzzi was nice, although when I first turn on the jets it spat out some very old water that must have been left in pumps for a very long time, that stunk of sulfur and ended my Jacuzzi early. There was no hot water left to re-fill it.
Overall we really enjoyed our stay. Wished the restaurant had been open. And my one complaint would be that our mattress was very hard, uncomfortable. I expected better for my $350\ per night charge. I saw the same complaint concerning the cabin mattress from 2017.
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Date of stay: February 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Close to Chestnut Mt, and romantic
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Response from Birgit Radin, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 17 Feb 2021
Dear ChassSue, thank you for your nice comment and your feed back. We are delighted that you enjoyed our hospitality and we will definitely investigate both jacuzzi and mattress.
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Maryanne G wrote a review Dec 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in the chef’s quarters room which was absolutely perfect. Loved the hot tub overlooking the Mississippi River. Breakfast and indoor dining was delicious and very clean/careful which made us feel much better about traveling during the pandemic. Staff were lovely snd incredibly helpful. Would definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Birgit Radin, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 9 Dec 2020
Dear 52maryanneg, thank you for sharing your Goldmoor visit.We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again in the future.
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GWSR wrote a review Jul 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I write an honest review we stayed over the 4th of July weekend and there was nothing that wowed, the rooms were large but the carpet dirty and there was splatter on both the kitchen walls and the bathroom walls. We also felt that although breakfast was included for the price (over $700 for two nights)it should have been a little more instead of two waffles and two piece of bacon...just seem very cheap for what you paid...it was nice location and quite. But for the money I would recommend you spend it else were...We will be trying the Le Verve next time.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Birgit Radin, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 16 Jul 2020
Dear Savytravelers, thank you for your feed back we are dissapointed that your experience was less than what you expected. We do pride ourselfes with our breakfast selections and the choices of juice, fruit, Yoghurt, croissants or muffins in addirion to the hot meal.
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kathleen s wrote a review Dec 2021
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful suite with fireplace and jacuzzi superb. Bed was super comfortable. I’m only giving 4 stars because the restaurant did not have any space for us to eat even though we tried reserving the day before. I think when you are paying the kind of money this inn costs they should have a table available for hotel guests even if they have to open a half hour early to serve. It is inconvenient to have to drive somewhere in the cold to search out food when your reason for staying was a romantic time in. We were able to eat the first night and the food was very good. Also, the charcuterie board I had ordered for arrival was greatly subpar. No mustard, jams or bread, only a few slices of salami and no other meats (pate etc), a chunk of Brie and some hard cheese, and some grapes and a few sprinkled pistachios.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Reserve restaurant well in advance or be prepared to drive for food
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Pattie S wrote a review Mar 2022
Sister Bay, Wisconsin
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful weekend at Goldmoor Inn. From the booking by phone to the farewell from Slobo, (the owner)
The view from our suite looked out at the Mississippi River and the white swans were migrating at this time. We saw hundreds. We hoped for a sunset, it turned out to be a rainy weekend. That did not make it any less perfect.
The suite was very spacious with music playing softly when we checked in and a full ice bucket :)
Our requests for breakfast were met with no problems, served in our room at requested time.
Dinner was exceptional. I had flounder and my husband had lamb shank.
The menu changes with the season and cannot wait to stay again and see what they are offering.
The country around the Inn is beautiful rolling hills and the views are incredible.
Many parks for hiking and trails for biking. And very short drive into Galena for shopping, eating, and having a Bloody Mary.
We will definitely be back to Goldmoor Inn.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Goldmoor Reservations, Owner at Goldmoor Inn
Responded 23 Mar 2022
Dear Patti thank you for sharing your Goldmoor experience. We look forward to your next visit.
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loveinns03 asked a question Apr 2021
Minneapolis, Minnesota42 contributions13 helpful votes
Is there much of a walk from parking to the cottages? Do you park at cottage.? Thank you
Answer from Birgit R
Galena, Illinois2 contributions2 helpful votes
Your care is parked next to the cottage so there is very little walking.
eliza23 asked a question Oct 2018
chicago illinois8 contributions
Which rooms are on the 2nd floor and which have Mississippi views?
Answer from Birgit R
Galena, United States1 contribution
Dear Eliza, the Mississippi suite, the Arthur suite, the English, French and Irish cottages, the Chefs Quarter, the Veranda suite and the Turret. All have a beautiful view over the Mississippi river. The English, French and Mississippi have a screened in porch. Irish has a balcony but not screened.Covington has a river view but is on the ground level. It also has a walk out seating area. Hope this helps
greatmogul asked a question Apr 2018
Bensenville, Illinois46 contributions31 helpful votes
Are you pet friendly?
Answer from Brooke M
Milwaukee, Wisconsin5 contributions4 helpful votes
Yes
Answer from Birgit R
Galena, Illinois2 contributions2 helpful votes
Good Day Andrew, I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than what you expected.I wish we had known that your food was not to your liking at the time when you were here. Our Chef Steve is highly skilled in the culinary field and praised by all our customers so your experience is an isolated one that we would have liked to correct if known about it.I would appreciate if you could call me to reveal more details about your experience so we can better understand what went wrong. .
Julie D wrote a tip Jun 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go here and you'll be happy!"
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Chris R wrote a tip Jun 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to get phone number for Sue from the front desk who does transportation around Galena! "
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BJ G wrote a tip Jun 2024
Morton, Illinois3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make reservations early for breakfast and dinner. "
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Joseph C wrote a tip May 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Most comfort away from home."
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Susan B wrote a tip May 2024
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get to know the owners - you’ll love them and they know so much about the town of Galena"
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₹31,255 - ₹37,607 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Goldmoor Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Goldmoor Inn?
Nearby attractions include Chestnut Mountain Resort (1.7 km), Horseshoe Mound (7.6 km), and Galena Goat Yoga (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Goldmoor Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Goldmoor Inn?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Goldmoor Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Goldmoor Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Goldmoor Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Edge By Goldmoor Inn, Sunset Grille, and The Summit Food and Spirits.
Does Goldmoor Inn offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Goldmoor Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Goldmoor Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (8.8 km), Root Beer Revelry (9.3 km), and The Old Blacksmith Shop (9.5 km).
Does Goldmoor Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Goldmoor Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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