Aaron's Cottages and Goldmoor Inn

9001 Sand Hill Road , Galena, IL 61036 USA (Show map)

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About

The Goldmoor, high atop the bluffs overlooking the majestic Mississippi River Valley, fantastic views and sensational sunsets. Our luxurious guest accommodations in a beautiful setting and the very finest in hospitality create the essence of The Goldmoor. We invite you to relax and enjoy the best The Goldmoor has to offer in any season. Your needs have been thoughtfully anticipated, beginning with our freshly prepared full gourmet breakfast and ending with the complimentary beverages found in your room. You will enjoy the pleasures that make us the top-rated Inn in the state of Illinois since 1993 and one of the top 12 most romantic inns in North America 2003 by bedandbreakfast. We're proud of our "finishing touches" that set us apart from many other properties in the Midwest. We offer a complete host of room amenities including French terry robes heated towel bars, hair dryers, iron and ironing board. Whether you're visiting Galena, Illinois for a brief getaway or a longer vacation, The Goldmoor staff is here to serve your every need. Solitude, fresh air, and magnificent scenery await you when visiting "Galena's Premier Country Inn".

Reviews

Overall
4.4

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.3

Amazing!

4.8 on February 26, 2015

What a beautiful private place! A great romantic get away weekend with my husband! Cottages are amazing. Scenery beautiful! Food and staff wonderful! We will do this every year!


Great weekend getaway from Chicago

5 on May 11, 2014

Made a last minute decision to get out of Chicago and go to Galena for the weekend. Know B&Bs aren't crazy about Saturday night stays only, when ideally they'd like you to stay Friday and Saturday if during the weekend, but they accommodated us since it's right before the busy season really kicks in and they weren't completely full. Recommend the Goldmoor experience package. It includes couples massage, champagne and keepsake glasses and a $50 dinner voucher. It was worth it. Our two massage therapists were top-notch! I would come back just for the massage, but there are plenty of other reasons to come back. We stayed in the First Lady Suite which was wonderful with plenty of comforts. The property sits sort of on a bluff with a view of the Mississippi River (it's not right at the river's edge but overlooks it). There are bicycles for anyone to use and some lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the views. The restaurant is open to the public for dinner besides guests. We had lovely riverside views in a booth. There was a good selection of entrees. Our dinner and wine were pleasurable as was the service. Breakfast was also tasty and filling, they don't skimp! We ordered breakfast in so we could stay in the big fluffy Goldmoor robes and continue lounging. There is also a little room off of the lobby that sells some retail items, wine, bottled water and has a drawer of I-forgot-to-bring toiletries. It is a great place to get away and relax. The main street of Galena isn't too far away if you want to shop or stroll. We recommend and will come back.

Innkeeper Response
So glad that you enjoyed yourself! Thanks for leaving a review, we love to hear how we are doing from our guests. We'll definitely be keeping the Goldmoor Experience Package. Have a wonderful day!


A slice of peace and heaven!

4.8 on September 18, 2013

We are repeat customers and we come to stay in the cabin every year with our dog. We look so forward to this getaway every year. The cabins are so fun and comfy and the property around them is so well groomed and beautiful. There is nothing like waking up early in the morning and sitting on the cabin front porch with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and having deer (and sometimes their off spring) run through the front yard. It's so amazing. We also enjoy our Saturday night dinner at the Goldmoor Inn in their awesome Gazebo being waited on by Sue who is just a wonderful addition to the Goldmoor Inn. She makes our dinner very special. Our experience at the Goldmoor Inn is nothing short of outstanding. Thank you! Randy & Mary Hutton


Nice place to relax

3.8 on August 23, 2013

My wife and I visited for our anniversay and found the Goldmoor to be very relaxing and peaceful. There are some newer rooms and some older rooms so be careful which ones you choose. The food was a bit pricey but well worth it.


Fantastic Getaway

4.2 on August 07, 2013

My husband and I went to the Goldmoore at the recommendation of some friends and we were pleasantly surprised. The view is gorgeous and the food was spectacular! We were hesitant at first, as our room had been recently deep cleaned and felt damp. They immediately let us choose another room and gave us a voucher for a free meal that valued $100! The new room was beautiful and the staff was so friendly and serving. The 20% off of your second stay is pretty good motivation for us to return someday.


The Goldmoor was glorious!

4.8 on July 01, 2013

We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at the Goldmoor Inn and everything exceeded our expectations. The charm of this place is hard to describe; modern elegance with just the right balance of seclusion and exposure to nature. It's also only approximately a 20 minute car ride to the quaint shops and dining establishments in Galena. We might have to think of another special occasion to celebrate and return there soon!


A wonderful experience.

5 on June 09, 2013

A truly wonderful experience. The food is great, the view is serene. The rooms are a incredible experience unto themselves.


awesome

4.6 on June 02, 2013

We had a family emergency and had to cut our stay short. The staff was very helpful and refunded us by giving us a gift certificate for another stay. We will definitely be making the trip up their again!!


Outstanding Honeymoon

5 on May 31, 2013

We just enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon at the Goldmoor Inn. The surroundings are gorgeous, the location is beautiful, the accommodations are first-class, the service was exemplary and the cuisine, for both dinner and breakfast, was delicious. We strongly recommend the Goldmoor Inn and will return for our anniversary.


Goldmoor stay

4.6 on May 20, 2013

Had a great stay. The service of all the staff members was incredible and the room was spacious and clean.


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Rooms & Rates

French Country Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Mississippi Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Covington Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

First Lady's Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

English Garden Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Veranda Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Chef's Quarters

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 King

Timberland Log Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Leafland Log Cabin

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Victoria Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Turret Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Irish Country Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Elizabeth Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Gwenivere Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Arthur Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Lancelot Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Winston Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

English Country Cottage

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Location

Location Type

Rural location, Countryside

Airport

Dubuque, IA (DBQ) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Off Rt 20, take Blackjack Rd. six miles to West Sand Hill Road (right turn off only). Make right turn onto Sand Hill and go less than 1 mile to entrance.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, Nature area, Picnic area, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Wedding Facilities , Fully stocked kitchen, Whirlpools, Hair dryers, Complimentary refreshments and fresh cookies, Complete entertainment systems with DVD, Complimentary bicycles

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseshoes, Mountain Bike trails, Massage services available, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Snow shoe trails

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 11:00 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only OUTSIDE ONLY
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Small animal - Please call for specific accommodations.
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 Nights on weekends
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required at time of reservation. Card is charged 14 days in advance of stay. Payment by check must arrive 14 days prior to stay. Please call for other arrangements.
  • Cancellations: Unless a 14-days notice of room cancellation is given, room payment will be charged. If cancelled in the 14 days, we will issue a gift certificate for the full amount of that stay and is non-expiring and transferrable, subject to availability. When reserving three or more rooms, a 30 day notice of cancellation is required.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Birgit and Slobo Radin

Languages spoken

English, German

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full gourmet

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Guest room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Potato & Ham Supreme Breakfast
Mouth watering blend of diced seasoned potatoes, eggs and chopped ham with cheese all baked with a finely browned top served with a first course fruit and garnish. Homemade as are all of our breakfast items.


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