I've had a thing for inns for as long as I can remember and have always wanted to stay in one. I can't tell you why I never have, we just always happen to opt for hotels instead when traveling. But Maureen from Wisconsin Mommy and I recently had the pleasure of travelling to Galena, IL and were hosted by the wonderful owners of Goldmoor Inn. The experience was so lovely that I'm sharing some reasons why you should consider Goldmoor Inn the next time you're looking for romantic inn and suites.
Now, obviously Maureen and I weren't there on a romantic getaway together, since we're both married and neither of us roll that way. But after visiting, we both decided that we will be going back with our husbands one day to get the full romantic experience that Goldmoor Inn offers for couples.
Goldmoor Inn offers a certain ambiance the moment that you drive into the property. On the right side of the drive sit a set of 3 cottages that offer breathtaking views of the Mississippi River, each of which have a private porch so that you can really enjoy the view.
Down another trail and off the beaten path a bit, sit two cabins that offer more privacy and solitude for couple who want to really be alone.
Nestled right in the middle of it all is the inn, which is welcoming and inviting on the outside, as well as the inside. The main building offers 13 suites, including a turret suite complete with a drawbridge.
Each of the cottages, cabins and suites at Goldmoor Inn are themed and full of beautiful decor. They each offer the following amenities as well:
- King-size bed
- Kitchen galley with refrigerator, microwave, sink, and coffee maker
- Two-person whirlpool tub
- Luxury bath with heated towel bar, robes and hair dryer
- Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access
- Phones with free local calls
- Large-screen television with digital satellite system and numerous movie channels
- In-room cookies and hot coffee
- Individually controlled central heat and air conditioning
- Gourmet breakfast delivered to your room
Each of Goldmoor Inn's suites are luxurious and full of everything that you need so that you never have to leave the privacy of your suite and your romantic getaway can last for the entire duration of your stay. But if you do want to venture outside, you'll find sitting areas located strategically throughout the property. The one below offers a spectacular view of the Mississippi River and is a perfect place to enjoy the sunset with the person who you love most!
In fact, there are many great places through Goldmoor Inn's grounds where you can get a gorgeous view. Birgit , one of the owners, even informed us that they often have resident artists who stay at the inn because the property's views offer such inspiration.
Breakfast cooked by Slobo (Birgit's husband) in the morning is always such a special treat. That man sure knows his way around the kitchen and you can enjoy your meal right inside your suite or in the dining area, facing those stellar views of the Mississippi River that I've been boasting about.
Apple dumpling and fruit for today's breakfast prepared by Slobo, the inn keeper. @goldmoorinn @visitgalenaorg @enjoyillinois #goldmoorinn #visitgalena #enjoyillinois #o3to1travels #WIGirlsTravel #MidwestTravel #TravelBlogger #roadtripping #roadtrip #travel #tourist #wanderlust #mississippiriver #hosted
In fact, the dining room is such a lovely place to watch the sunset at dinner too, perhaps with a glass of wine in hand. Dinner is always delicious, prepared by their private chef, who Maureen and I had a chance to chat with as well. I do recommend meals in the dining room as Slobo and Birgit will sit among the guests, sharing stories about the inn, the area and their travels. They truly are a delight!
The Goldmoor Inn is a great place to stay because the staff really makes you feel right at home. It is such a nice atmosphere, that you almost never want to go home. If you're looking for a romantic getaway in the Midwest, Goldmoor in should be your destination for romantic inn and suites.