Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter in Galena, IL

We have at last received our first coating of snow; it was very late coming this year, but definitely worth the wait!  Galena, IL and the surrounding area are gorgeous in the winter months with its slowly undulating hills and the breathtaking forests, not to mention the majestic Mississippi River decked in the season's finest with brilliant white snow and ice.  Bluffs and valleys, forests and fields, the Galena area is perfect for taking in the sites.  Those same visually stunning vistas are good for more than just ogling though; the Galena area boasts some of the finest skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the Midwest!

There are two ski resorts within 25 miles of Galena that offer skiing and snowboarding runs for all levels of skill.  The Sundown Mountain Resort in Dubuque, IA, has 21 ski and snowboard runs where you can get day passes or season passes.  Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, IL, just two short miles from the Goldmoor Inn, offers 19 ski and snowboard runs.  Both resorts offer classes for absolute beginners and resorts that would challenge the more experienced skiers amongst us.

Go out and experience what the area has to offer.  Spend the day hitting the slopes, enjoying the sites and the powder.  Then, come back to the Goldmoor Inn to what Yahoo voted as one of the Top 5 Coziest Inns in America.  Warm yourselves by the fireplace found in every suite, then soothe your tired muscles in your two person whirlpool.  fill your stomach and tempt your taste buds in our restaurant, rated #1 in Galena on Trip Advisor.  So join us at Galena's premier bed and breakfast and take advantage of our luxury and location, and enjoy the winter!