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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily
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9001 W. Sand Hill Rd.
Galena IL 61036
This romantic bed and breakfast features elegant accommodations, daily gourmet breakfast and the very finest in European-style hospitality. Located just a few miles outside of historic Galena, the Inn offers many unexpected amenities, including complimentary bicycles, WiFi throughout, luxurious linens, heated towel bars, robes, fresh flowers, in-room fresh cookies and beverages and a whirlpool and fireplace in each suite. In summer, the constantly blooming gardens and meandering grounds are perfect for walking or lounging in comfortable Adirondack chairs, sipping wine and admiring the sunset over the grand Mississippi River. Every season is beautiful here. In addition to suites in the castle-like main inn, there are ultra-private log cabins and guest cottages, otherwise known as Aaron's Cottages and Cabins, tucked along the perimeter of the 21-acre property with private parking, nestled against the woods or overlooking the valley below. Complete a getaway with a relaxing spa experience and a gourmet meal in the Inn's welcoming restaurant where classic Midwestern dishes are created by Executive Chef Ryan Mead. he Inn is available for private parties, including storybook wedding events, corporate meetings, luncheons, board retreats and more. An on-site event coordinator can assist in planning every detail for up to 150 guests. For an altogether unique experience, consider reserving a cooking class with the talented Goldmoor Inn chef. Experience the bustle of a professional kitchen as it prepares for dinner service while learning secrets of some of the Goldmoor’s most popular dishes. Special sessions can be booked mid-week for groups. Contact the events coordinator to discuss availability.
Bourbon Maple Glazed Duck with Winter Hash Cooking Class. Noon-2 p.m., $59 per person. Call 815.777.3925 for reservations.
Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve - 5-course meal, live music, party favors, champagne toast and more. $155 per person. Call 815.777.3925 for details.
January: Each week in January, an award-winning painter will be on site as part of the first-ever Artist in Residence program. Hailing from Chicago, Monticello, Illinois, Glen Gardner, New Jersey and St. Joseph, Michigan, the artists will lead a class each Saturday afternoon. Visit www.goldmoor.com/packages-events for all detail and background on each.