Top Rated Inn in Illinois since 1993" by American Bed & Breakfast Association.


Everything has a story behind it, and we'd like to share the story of our Illinois country inn with you.

Back in the early 1980s, James Goldthorpe bought a piece of property forlorn and over grown with weeds, 6 miles south of Galena. He knew after critical inspection that with experience, finances, and backbreaking sweat equity, he could one day have a magnificent country inn. He worked hard and long, and today that property is known as "Goldmoor Inn & Dining." Towering high on a bluff, overlooking the mighty Mississippi River, Goldmoor Inn & Dining encompasses a view you can only dream about.

Starting with only two rooms for lodging, Goldmoor Inn & Dining has expanded its accommodations, which now include three beautiful Cottages, two authentic Log Cabins, and thirteen luxurious Suites. A climate-controlled gazebo for small, intimate gatherings, and a large, covered pavilion with picturesque landscaping, is available for weddings, reunions, and parties, now completing Goldmoor Inn.

The current Innkeeper, Patricia Smith, and the Goldmoor staff, continue the excellent work that Goldmoor Inn & Dining has become known for, truly believing they have been "trained by the best." Always striving for excellence in service, providing the ultimate in hospitality and guest relations, are some of the many reasons Goldmoor Inn & Dining maintains its outstanding reputation. A top-rated inn in Illinois since 1993, and one of the top most romantic inns in North America are just a few more of Goldmoor Inn & Dining's accomplishments. We look forward to serving you on your next getaway.



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