Saturday, May 28, 2011

Summer Fun

Spring is thick in the air and Summer is fast approaching. At last we can start to dust off the fun activities that the warmer seasons bring: bike riding, jogging, swimming, and of course, the backyard barbecue! Is there a better way to celebrate the summer than with hours of friends, food, and games? Who doesn't have at least a few good memories of a barbecue; talking, laughing, and eating good food? Well, the Goldmoor Inn & Dining would like to invite you to join us for our own First Friday BBQ's. On the first friday of the months of June, July, August, and September, we hold a huge all-you-can-eat barbecue on the grounds. So join us at the premier Galena bed and breakfast, the Goldmoor Inn, for 3 hours of food, fun, and awesome live entertainment!

Direct from the Goldmoor Kitchens:

Basic BBQ Dry Rub

2 TBS Onion Powder

2 TBS Garlic Powder

1 TBS Thyme Leaves

2 TSP Cayanne Pepper

1 TBS Chili Powder

2 TBS Paprika

Salt & Pepper to taste

Add to any meat before cooking and enjoy!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


This weekend Galena celebrates 16 years of the Galena Triathlon and Duathlon. According to USA Triathlon, this event is one of the Top 10 sprint triathlons in the United States. For those of you that don't know, the triathlon consists of a 660 yard swim followed by a 16.8 mile bike ride and concluding with a 4.3 mile run. The Duathlon is no less daunting, starting with a 2 mile run, flowing into the 16.8 mile bike ride, and then ending with the 4.3 mile run. The course for both races will allow the participants to see and experience the rolling hills and true beauty of Jo Daviess County first hand as they travel from Apple Canyon Lake all the way to the Eagle Ridge Resort. The after party is being held at the Eagle Ridge Resort starting at 11:30 AM and is open to the public.

At the Goldmoor, we congratulate those individuals taking part in the Triathlon and Duathlon and realize what a commitment they have made to training for these events. For those of us that enjoy a little bike ride now and then or a stroll in the cool of the morning or evening, the Goldmoor Inn might be more you speed. The grounds at the Goldmoor Inn and Dining are covered in flower gardens and lush greens making it idea for a relaxing, romantic walk. Bicycles are available for guests, offering access to River Road, which parallels the Mississippi River allowing a beautiful, scenic ride. Whether you're in town to take part in the big events, or just enjoying a getaway, come to the Premier Galena Bed and Breakfast, the Goldmoor Inn and Dining, and enjoy your outing in luxury.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pet Friendlier?

How many times have you thought about bringing your pets with you when you travel? Now, how many of those times have you decided against it because it's too much of a hassle? Maybe your pet wouldn't have room to run or you didn't want to stay in a hotel 45 minutes from town, maybe you didn't think there would be anything you could do other than stroll along. Well, Galena is looking to alleviate some of those troubles and the Goldmoor has the rest! Right now, the possibility of building a new dog park in Galena, IL is being discussed with the city council. The proposed dog park would be a safe, clean place for your four-legged friend to exercise and socialize. Not to mention a chance to stretch those legs after being in the car! As for things to do, well, there are always possibilities in Galena! This past weekend, Fever River Outfitters had a Canoe with your Canine Weekend. Some of the wineries in the area allow dogs on the grounds. Call around and ask places about their pet policies and I'm betting you will find plenty to do.

The other part of the hassle, a place to rest with your pets, can be a real problem sometimes. Just finding a place that allows pets can be a real test of your patience. Sometimes your accommodations are quite a distance from your destination. Tack onto that the fact that the rooms that dogs are allowed in aren't always the hotels best, and you have a less than ideal situation. However, for your furred travel companion, you have endured. In Galena, though, there are options! If you're looking for a hotel room, the Best Western allows pets, though you need to call for reservations with pets. If you want to stay somewhere luxurious, the Goldmoor Inn, 10 minutes outside of Galena, has long opened their Grand Deluxe Log Cabins to guests bringing their furry friends. Staying at the Goldmoor Inn, you will never have to sacrifice luxury or comfort in order to bring your pets. So, next time you debate over whether bringing your pets is worth the hassle, don't worry. Just plan your trip to the Goldmoor Inn.