Posts Tagged ‘Galena’

Stillman Inn Galena

January 1, 2017

We wanted to visit a B&B in Galena due to an opening in the schedule. This was #3 on yelp at the time. 6 of the 8 rooms in the 1850 brick home were sold out. They renovated the attic into the 8th room. It didn’t look historic but it has a large jacuzzi that we liked.


The breakfast was the entertaining part of the visit. Dave adds a flair to introducing people and serving breakfast. We have yogurt, turkey bacon, sausage, banana bread, and eggs with ham and cheese.

We enjoyed the food, jacuzzi, old house, Dave and Bernadine. Galena.

We ate at the Galena Brewery which offer six flights of beer. A great choice. Parking is tough in Galena so there are paid lots of $5-10. You could walk the 3/4 mile to the downtown on nice day, but it is uphill on the way back.

Need Improvement. Noise  from the US 20 trucks. Non working Fireplace. Cracked glass. Toilet close to wall. Memory foam mattress. A little cold at night.




Irish Hollow Galena

December 31, 2015

Phone 815-777-6000

2800 S. Irish Hollow Rd. Galena, IL 61036

5 cottages and 3 guest bedrooms all sold out months in advance for the Christmas Holidays. No TV in the rooms is refreshing.

Tony and crew has quite the elaborate decorations. This is there 26 year in business.

We had a divine seven course meal at 7pm of beef in wine sauce, risotto,  berry sorbet (needs seeds strained out), tomato bisque, garden salad w 10+ ingredients, a dessert parfait.

Breakfast  was fruit and grain parfait with a pumpkin crepe and chicken and kale.

We didn’t know how to control the heat so it got hot in the night. Turning off the gas fireplace fixed that.

We could have used a small table for the toiletries.

Goldmoor Inn, Galena IL

January 4, 2009

At $238 for the First Lady’s suite, it was all that would be expected in a deluxe B&B getaway. The Room came with huge jacuzzi, his and her bathroom mirrors, and lovely gas fireplace. The breakfast was a little disappointing in the canned tropical fruit cocktail to start. The Raspberry pancakes and ham with apple rings were delicious. The Inn built in 1993 overlooks the Mississippi River and provides a great sunset setting. The city of Galena is the reason many come to the area. It offers blocks of specialized shopping. We loved the Galena Canning with all the tasting of its many jams, sauces, salsas, and salad dressings.

The dinner at the Inn is a Prix fixe $65 and features cuisine by Master Chef Dion Block. His seven course meals are some of the best in the State. Website is
Appetizer was Bacon wrapped date with chorizo and agave nectar.
We had a cheese plate with 3 artisan cheese and fig chutney. The Mobay cheese was our favorite.
Soup was a celeriac with red cabbage micro and chive oil.
Sorbet was next. It was lemon drop with orange.
We both loved the salmon entree. Salad was avacado with pink grapefruit and micro veggies.
The dessert was a smooth almond mousse, with chocolate and cherry mousse.
The dinner took 2 1/2 hours and the portions are smaller, but they introduced us to tastes not elsewhere experienced.
Check in is a late 3pm. The room comes with a DVD/VHS player and Satellite TV. Heated towel rack and soft towels and robes are available.