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A long weekend in Galena

Labor Day has come and gone. A sign that summer is ending and that fall is just around the corner! Today’s Weekend Snapshots post is a recap of my long weekend in Galena. Make sure to link up your weekend snapshots at the bottom of this post!

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Josh’s anniversary gift to me this year was a long weekend away to Galena, Illinois. We heard about Galena years ago and could not get the little European town in the middle of the Midwest out of our minds since. When Josh told me we were going there, and that he was driving the six hours each way, I was so excited!

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We packed up our bags.

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And hit the road! We were in for some truly gorgeous views. Galena is as beautiful as everyone claims. And Nebraska has definitely made me soft as I was totally unprepared for some of the hills. It’s been a long time since I’ve been on a highway that has mountains on either side of it.

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We stayed at The Irish Cottage and it felt like stepping into a storybook. I literally felt like I was in Ireland!

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They had a gorgeous library filled with Irish authors.

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And a seriously awesome pub with live music each night and fresh cheese curds. One of the perks of being so close to Wisconsin. 😀

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Josh treated me to a couples massage at their spa and it was beyond heavenly. I didn’t realize how much tension I was holding in my upper back until I wasn’t anymore.

 

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Downtown Galena is absolutely gorgeous. It’s located on the river and has what feels like a mile of storefronts. We had so much fun popping into all the stores and picking up some cute things to remember our trip by.

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I love how old the city and its buildings are. Where I grew up in Pennsylvania was like this and it reminded me a lot of home.

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I love this photo of us. I can’t believe we’ve been married three years!

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Also, how cute are these Shanore earrings? It felt like the perfect time to wear my shamrock earrings and show my Irish pride. 😀

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One of Galena’s must-dos is to tour Blaum Bros Distilling Co. As someone who has been dragged on a lot of booze tours with Josh, this is one of the first I really enjoyed. The tour guide was funny, knowledgeable, and kept the tour moving. Josh loved the tour too and is now a big fan of their spirits.

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We also went to see a magic show by P.T. Murphy. This was another Josh pick that I was a little skeptical of, but oh my gosh you guys this show was amazing! I loved the intimate setting and getting to see the magic up close and personal. P.T. Murphy is an amazing showman and his tricks seriously blew me away.

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We capped off our trip with dinner and this gorgeous view at Eagle Ridge Resort. The food was great and the view made me feel like I had stepped into the most picturesque summer camp. It was the perfect way to toast a wonderful summer and get excited for a great fall.

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Monday we started the drive back to Omaha. We took a detour to Wisconsin to pick up some squeaky cheese curds. They were so good! Between Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska, we were in four states on Labor Day. It was a great Midwest road trip home!

Original blog posted by Her Heartland Soul on Sept., 6, 2016

A family’s Galena discoveries

Main Street in Galena, IL is lined with historic buildings taking you back in time.
Galena is a delightful location for a little family getaway. The town is historic and picturesque. There is plenty to do and explore yet the pace is relaxing.

Located in a historic building, Otto's Place served up fresh and hearty meals in Galena, IL.
Located in a historic building, Otto’s Place served up fresh and hearty meals.

We started both of our mornings in Galena at Otto’s Place for breakfast. Otto’s serves up a range of options for breakfast including sweet, savory, hearty and light. Of course, I ordered up my perennial fave mushroom and spinach omelette upon spying it on the menu. My meal was delicious and enough to fuel me most of the day. Otto’s inhabits a historic building constructed in 1899 and displays local art on the walls. We loved the proximity to the Galena River Trail for a little walk after breakfast.

After our first Otto’s breakfast, we headed to the U.S. Grant Home for a tour which I reviewed earlier in the series. Then, we ambled downtown absorbing the historical ambiance, admiring old buildings and running into a U.S. Grant or two.

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Sweet temptations found at Galena Kandy Kitchen which has been crafting candy since 1974.

Galena invites visitors to wander through interesting stores, explore local makers, swirl local wine and spend a day or two just being in the moment. Of course, our first discovery–or rediscovery–indulged our chocolate addictions. We made a beeline for Galena Kandy Kitchen, a confectionery crafting temptations since 1974. My husband visited Galena Kandy Kitchen as a child adding a little family history to the adventure. Of course, a sweet treat was a must and I absolutely loved the dark chocolate sea salt caramel. Inside, you will find a large range of candy temptations AND made in U.S.A. puzzles and toys.

Live pottery throwing demos can be seen at Pinder Pottery in Galena, IL.
Pottery creation in action at Pinder Pottery.

Throughout town, we discovered local artists. Galena Metal Artworks is an inspirational shop providing a showcase of garden, landscaping and home decor art crafted by local artists. Pinder Pottery sometimes treats visitors to pottery demos right in the front window. Unfortunately, Pinder Pottery was not open during our visit but I look forward to exploring in the future. Other artists included painters, photographers and more.

The Old Market House in Galena, IL still sees trade as the location of the summer Farmers' Market.
The Old Market House in Galena was constructed in 1845-1846.

While wandering, we stumbled upon the Old Market House which was constructed in 1845-1846. The Market House once sheltered vendors and shoppers that gathered in the city’s business district. Today, the Market House provides visitor information and contains an interesting collection of Grant memorabilia. An added bonus–a nice place to sit and play some checkers! May through October, the Galena Farmers’ Market thrives on the lawn of the Old Market House each Saturday 7AM-12PM.  Lovely to see the area once again provide a place for residents to peruse and purchase local goods.

Root beer flight at Root Beer Revelry in Galena, IL.
Root beer sampler for a little fun!
Exploring in the summer heat warranted a cool drink. We stepped into Root Beer Revelry to appraise the root beer selection. In addition to root beer, we were surprised to find cream sodas and other novelty sodas. Root beers are on tap for a cool draft. The shop features a root beer sample which we of course could not resist! For $3, we sampled decent portions of 5 root beers on tap. Root Beer Revelry also has cool bottles of root beer ready for weary travelers! Cool, crisp refreshment!

We also enjoyed perusing Galena Candle & Bath Company featuring handmade items and the ability you pour your own candles. Of course, a stop at Galena Canning Company is a must where visitors journey through local Chef Ivo’s foodie creations including dressings, sauces, condiments, jams, jellies and more.

For dinner, we LOVED Fritz and Frites. Fritz and Frites features both French and German food. The restaurant has a refined feel but casual enough that our daughter felt welcome at an early hour. Delicious and the type of treat you expect to find on a vacation! I had the sauerbraten with red cabbage and spatzle. Fabulous!

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Abraham Lincoln gave an 1856 from the balcony of the DeSoto House.

After our dinner, we took another walk after dinner taking in some more Galena history included the DeSoto House where Lincoln gave an 1856 speech. Also downtown is Galena’s oldest house, the Dowling House built in 1826.

Constructed in 1826, the Dowling House is Galena's oldest.
Constructed in 1826, the Dowling House is Galena’s oldest.

Galena is full of so many treasures providing for a splendid family getaway. Friendly and relaxed, we felt immediately at home. We enjoyed our explorations and are eager to return and experience more of what Galena has to offer!

Original blog posted by A Little Time and a Keyboard on Aug. 30, 2016

Too much fun


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Why…. Yes I do!
Isn’t that what this whole road trip is about after all? Okay, maybe not the whole trip was about me shopping for yarn but…

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From June 6th – June 9th I was in Galena, Illinois with my mom and sister. We were given a three night stay in the Queen Anne Guest House as a Mother’s Day gift from my father.

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Not only was this our mom’s first time to visit Galena and her first stay in a B&B, it was also our first ever mother-daughter trip. We had the best time together.

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This is my Mom at breakfast. Just out the window to the left we had a visitor every morning.

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Miss Kitty belongs to the owner but lives outside due to potential allergies of guests. She sure wants to come in and join the party though. I gave her some love every day as we went to and fro. While we’re still on the subject of food in Galena…

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The options are seemingly endless and delightful. They have fabulous steakhouses, pizza joints and bar and grill type restaurants. There’s Asian food, Greek food, Seafood, fine Italian dining
and a Good Ole Mom and Pop Diner on a corner. Plus I always find delicious vegetarian fare for myself when I visit. Galena is also rich with history. It’s the home place of President Ulysses S. Grant. Everywhere you look your eye lands on beautiful old buildings.

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There are lots and lots of stairs because, unlike most of our flat state of Illinois, Galena is very hilly.

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Now back to that Yarn Shop…

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I always make a beeline for this place of heaven on earth the moment we hit Galena. As a matter of fact, when Amy, the owner of Fiber Wild first opened a few years ago, I just happened to be in Galena celebrating my birthday with my husband. I was so excited to find that there was a Yarn Shop in town all of a sudden. And it really was all of a sudden. She was literally setting up shop on her first week there. I’m just so thrilled to see that she’s still open for business every time I return. There are people in this world who keep walking in a certain direction down a certain street because they smell the undeniable aroma of food. For me… It’s Yarn…

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I promise you… some things in this world speak to me, other things call my name. Yarn however, I Smell. On this trip I purchased three different yarns that are all new to me. In my next post I will give you my review on the one I’ve worked with so far, making the cabled fingerless gloves from my last post.

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One last thing I have to say that I love about my trips to Galena is this… For a tiny town in Illinois with a population of 3,361 to have the appeal it does to so many different people amazes me. I love catching snatches of foreign languages on the breeze as I walk up and down the streets. I also enjoy watching other people being happy and observing how they express themselves. I like getting glimpses of how they live, what makes them feel beautiful and how they relate to this big vast world we live in. So many things can be seen in a small tourist town. This was my favorite thing on this trip to Galena.
Disappointingly, I never saw the owners of this wonderful van. No doubt they were off having too much fun.

Original blog posted by Rose Petal Tea on 6/6/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jump-start your summer with this 4-day itinerary

Jump-start your summer with a weekend full of adventure during Memorial Day weekend. For many of us, Memorial Day means school is out and summer vacation officially begins. Grab your travel buddies and plan a vacation to Galena to celebrate the season. Here’s a 4-day itinerary missing only one thing… you!

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FRIDAY
Spend Friday immersed in history and wowed with impressive architecture. Explore the historic Elihu B. Washburne House where President Ulysses S. Grant spent his election night. After a walk through Washburne’s home, a tour of Grant’s home is in order. See his original furnishings and tour his property and other historic buildings. Have your camera ready to snap a picture of the amazing Bernadine’s Stillman Inn located steps away from the Grant home. Now a bed and breakfast, the Inn has exquisitely preserved the French Italianate details, which date back to 1858. Next up is The Belvedere Mansion & Gardens. Inside, visitors will find Victorian furnishings, Liberace’s estate items and the famous green drapes, as well as artwork, from “Gone with the Wind.”

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SATURDAY
Saturday is for tasting and touring. The Galena Area is home to multiple wineries, including Massbach Ridge Winery & Tasting Room, Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery and Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery, all of which offer tours and tastings. Wine isn’t your thing? How about a cold craft beer or fine spirits? Blaum Bros. Distillery offers daily tours, tastings, a gift shop and even a specialty cocktail bar. The Galena Brewing Co. is a microbrewery, featuring brewery tours, tastings, brewpub menu, gift shop and live entertainment.

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SUNDAY
Celebrate Sunday Funday outdoors in one of Galena’s beautiful parks. The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation maintains breathtaking nature preserves. Plan a picnic lunch on a preserve and enjoy Mother Nature at her finest. Spend the afternoon hiking, biking or even kayaking your way through the scenic landscape of Northern Illinois. Fever River Outfitters can hook you up with bike and kayak rentals. Chestnut Mountain Resort offers mountain bike rentals and Segway tours through the woods overlooking the Mighty Mississippi River.

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MEMORIAL DAY
Between the historic homes, tasty tours and picturesque parks, the weekend has proven to be one for the books. Don’t let your last day in the Galena Area fizzle out. It’s time to shop ‘til you drop and eat your heart out! Galena’s 1800s Main Street was voted as the nation’s Best Shopping on Main Street experience by ShopOnMain. More than 101 mom ‘n’ pop shops tempt visitors with boutique shopping, incredible antiques and gourmet foods. End your Memorial Day shopping spree with a sit-down meal at one of Galena’s fine restaurants. Enjoy a glass of wine and unwind as you recap your weekend with friends over a delicious dinner, a perfect ending to a perfect weekend.

Looking for more travel ideas? We’d love to help you plan your trip. Give us a call or e-mail us! 815.776.9200 – galena@visitgalena.org

 

 

 

 

 

Stand-up Paddleboarding the Galena River, Illinios

Galena is quickly becoming our home away from home in Chicago. We recently traveled back for another glorious weekend which included a nice balance of leisure and outdoors. This trip we did a paddle with Fever River Outfitters and I had my first experience with Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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With our first trip to Galena being a resounding success, we were eager to return now that we had a little more ground-level knowledge about the place. Our first trip to a new destination is mostly about making a list of things to return to. Towards the top of our “Northwest Illinois List” was a gentle paddle down the Galena River.

Galena is a favorite destination for many of us busy Chicagoians. Accessible and rather posh, its perfect for long weekends and getaways. The comparatively rugged scenery of the northwest fin of the state starkly contrasts with the common idea that Illinois is flat and uninteresting. One could easily into several thousand feet of elevation gain and loss if on a bike. Hiking opportunities abound too. I’ve thought of it as New England Scenery meets Midwestern Nice.

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A unique experience to be had in this part of Illinois is on the Galena River. In the late summer, the river looks serene and unassuming. Tall levees on either side would point towards a different story in the early spring. Nevertheless, the river remains in a very natural state which starkly contrasts the Chicago River we are used to.

I’ve never been stand up paddleboarding before but Dee is a tremendous fan. Being a yoga teacher and a lady quite fond of all things water, she took to stand up paddleboard yoga as a way to combine her favorite things. We rented through Fever River Outfitters and has a nice 4 hour trip up and down the river.

Initially we headed north past most of the iconic sights of Galena. The town’s golden gate bridge instantly came into view and towered over our little paddleboards. Clearly the river gets quite high as the bridge looked strongly built- like it could withstand a tremendous amount of force from a spring river. Towards the right, the famous Grant Park and all of its Civil War era relics were nicely framed.

Grant Park who’s famous lettering was washed away in a major flood. Of course, somebody’s Eagle Scout Project was restoring this sightly location!
The river bottoms out quite easily in some sections so it is prudent to paddle slowly as to not break a fin. The fever river, namesake of our outfitters, came in to view too. We worked our way up it a ways before getting in to too shallow of water.

After passing under the second pedway, we were soon clear of the city and in a wilder part of the river. If there was a current, we could hardly detect it and we effortlessly paddled onwards. SUPing isn’t as labor-intensive as kayaking but it is more of a full-body workout. Going at a gentle pace involves both upper and lower body posture and poise which isn’t difficult to learn. Being that Dee was an experienced SUP-er and yogi, she quietly out-paddled me.

 

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Outside of town the trees and flora close in and the river seems just about as wild as it has ever been. Horseshoe mount looms overhead and the rugged landscape of this part of the state is clearly appreciated. We saw a few other intrepid paddlers on our trip but for the most part we were alone. This late in the summer, the river was teaming with life and a cacophony of noise from insects and birds. Such a pleasant noise to hear when one is used to the roar of downtown Chicago!

At some point we turned around and half-floated/half-paddled our merry way back through Galena. Had we more time, we would have liked to have made it to the Mississippi River about 4 miles away. We did paddle about another half a mile down the river from our starting point and further appreciated a waterway in its natural state.

I’m used to the “dawn to dusk” long distance kayak paddling trips which usually involve more effort than appreciation of scenery. I admit I’ve long made fun of standup paddleboarding as a fake sport but this trip I really came to like this pasttime. Its a less intense way to experience the river but still we felt we burned enough calories to enjoy more food downtown. I’ll sheepishly admit that I was even a bit sore after 4 hours of paddling, something Dee will never let me live down.

We found another way to explore our new-favorite getaway! I’m sure we will be back in the fall.

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Blog originally posted on Sept. 26, 2015 by Quincy Koetz

History is not far away

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I have told you before how much I enjoy time travel. Well, I did it again last weekend with a trip to Galena, Illinois. We stayed in a little apartment in the Crawford building, which was built on Galena’s Main Street in 1874. Out the back windows we could see Ulysses S. Grant’s home perched on a hill above the river. Out the front windows, a street from the late 1800’s curved out of sight in both directions.

The town must have been an architect’s paradise in the mid-19th century.

The styles include Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic Revival, Queen Anne, Empire and Second Empire. There must have been some visionary city planners in Galena 70 or 80 years ago, because a whole town’s worth of beautiful antique buildings have been preserved.

The red brick and yellow stone structures sweep along the curving Main Street and climb the steep hill above it. It is easy to imagine horses and wagons crowding muddy streets and struggling up the steep side streets. The town is full of old photos of the days when Abraham Lincoln spoke there and Grant ran a campaign from the DeSoto Hotel.

Today, Galena is an appealing mix of ancient buildings and fine dining, with a delightful array of shops sprinkled up and down the Main Street.
Some of my favorites are Poopsie’s, the store for parents and grandparents with a very entertaining selection of books and toys, and Earth Treasures, an odd little place stuffed with the most eclectic collection of goods imaginable. There are fossils and minerals and designer Legos and funky fashions and dinosaurs and great jewelry and model cars. The cheerful shopkeeper knows her stock and can find you anything you can think of.

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There is a tempting jewelry supply store, Rustic River, which makes me want to try everything they display. And a burger joint called Dirty Gert’s where we got the most delicious curried sweet potato and shrimp soup I have ever tasted. There are candy stores and gourmet shops and shoe stores and even a sock store — lots and lots of good restaurants and, thankfully, many benches along the street for weary travelers.

We stayed at the Gallery Guest Suite, owned by Carl and Marilyn Johnson. They know more Galena history than I can ever absorb, but I love to hear their stories. Carl is a fine watercolor artist who displays his work at the Old Stockade, a fascinating building that dates from before 1828.

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Galena has several historical museums that tell the town’s story vividly, and it’s steep and narrow streets are fun to wander through. Originally a lead mining and fur-trading center, it is now tourists like us that allow its charm and grace to live on. Galena is just two hours and 170 years away.

Blog originally posted on Feb. 217, 2016 by Mimi Wuest.  Image credits: VisitGalena.org
Mimi teaches sociology and psychology at Madison Area Technical College in Reedsburg.

A Weekend Getaway to Galena, Illinois

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Weekend getaways are my favorite form of relaxation. Unlike weeklong, hyper-planned trips, there’s not a lot of scheduling, reserving or packing involved. And that in itself is relaxing. I especially like the prospect of a destination near enough to drive to, but far enough away to open a whole other world.
Galena, Illinois totally fits that bill. Just two and half hours outside of Chicago in northwest Illinois, this historic river town has been a popular Midwest retreat for decades and my personal jam for years. So I was thrilled to be invited to the lovely grounds of the Goldmoor Inn for a recent Galena weekend getaway a few months back.
When my husband and I rolled up onto the steep hill where the inn sits, we both exhaled. The building looks like a castle overlooking the Mississippi River. A fountain flows in front and two long cabins and three cottages dot the property’s verdant 21 acres. Located a few miles from downtown Galena, Goldmoor is almost like a small fairytale town by itself, beckoning across the river valley.

Climbing up a double staircase to our suite, we were greeted with a large room appointed with a four-poster bed, two-person whirlpool, kitchenette, fireplace and homemade cookies. Named the “Arthur Suite” (a room fit for a king) we immediately sank into the luxury and debated about whether we would ever leave.

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But I was anxious to explore the extensive grounds, so while my hubby gobbled cookies and lounged, I took a walk. Starting at the top of the hill, I gazed at the rolling hills below. An equestrian center is situated right below Goldmoor and horses trotted around the fields. A gazebo and small patio takes up one side of the estate and I strolled past them and the two cottages. A blanket of grass and wild flowers covered the rest of the landscape and I sat in an Adirondack chair, soaking up the sun. There’s a serene feel to the area and I felt like I was walking through a private, lush forest.
Back inside, we decided to head to town for shopping and lunch. Downtown Galena is filled with cute shops and restaurants as well as historic sites. The cobblestone streets of downtown Galena are edged with 19th century architecture and loads of charm. The town is known for antiques but I prefer the crystal shops that sell quartz crystals that reflect Galena’s mining days. I scooped up Amethyst, Tiger’s Eye and Lapis Lazuli at Earths Treasures.
My husband loves to stop by Root Beer Revelry and buy old-fashioned root beer and cream soda in unusual flavors like butterscotch and black cherry and we both enjoy browsing Beyond The Horizon for Asian scrolls, dream catchers and folk art.

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After lunch at Durty Gurts Hamburger Joynt, which features toilet stools in the doorway and the town’s best burgers and alcohol-shake concoctions, a stop by the Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site is essential. Presidents Grant and Lincoln both frequented Galena and the Italianate house was presented to Grant in 1865. He visited the house occasionally after his election in 1868. All the furnishings are original and the guided tour gives interesting details about the life of the Civil War hero and president.
Back at the inn, we sat by the fireplace and made dinner plans. The Goldmoor Inn restaurant offers fine dining open to the general public so we opted to stay at the inn and not to go back down the hill to town. The restaurant overlooks the Mississippi and serves up classic dishes like beef Wellington and grilled salmon. We were still slightly full from lunch so we shared pasta pomodoro with sun-dried tomatoes and watched the sun set over the river.

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In the morning, we nibbled on the breakfast included with the room, featuring fruit, yogurt, eggs, sausage and English muffins. The horses were galloping around their fields as we drove off and the sun glistened off their shiny manes. It was hard to leave the beauty and relaxation but we always make one last stop before leaving Galena.
On Main Street, in downtown Galena, the candy-striped awnings of the Great American Popcorn Company screamed out to me. The family-owned shop supplies handcrafted, gourmet popcorn in 300 flavors and a free bag for every three bags you buy. I roamed through the aisles and selected cherry cheesecake, Memphis BBQ and spicy hellfire and damnation for the ride home.

 

Original blog post and photos by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates – Dec. 25, 2015 

Amazing Bed & Breakfast

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Abe’s is a former city brewery in Galena. Located 10 minutes away from the Mississippi River. The “Albert” is the site of the former ice house for the brewery and the bathroom is a kind of cavern or grotto that extends into the limestone hillside that was part of the original icehouse.

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The owner-artist created tiles of different dog breeds around the fireplace. They can be purchased at the gallery next door.

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The bed in the Albert is a work of art!

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The suite is spacious, warm and inviting filled with exceptional details everywhere I look. Their Saint Bernard “Albert” stands guard over the entrance to the shower. Black painted twin heads.

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Cute kitchen for storing leftovers from the nearby Fried Green Tomatoes restaurant. In the freezer there were fresh coffee beans from a local coffee shop. There was even a grinder on the counter.

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Sandy served a fabulous breakfast that’s “to-die-for!” French toast, sausage from Piggly Wiggly, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. Great conversations. We felt so welcomed into her home.

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Now here’s a little poem I wrote:

Grinded up some coffee beans this morning

fresh from the freezer

poured a fresh cup

listening to the Beatles

In the background

It’s a new dawn

It’s a new day

It’s a new life for me

feeling good

Smiles drip from the face

sitting by the fireplace

potbelly stove

black iron

Ceramic tiles of dog faces

on the wall

metallic leaves dangle from the ceiling

master bed has a firm mattress four feet above the ground

It’s a work of art

naked statues surround it

let’s come together right now

wanna go for a walk?

Blog originally posted by Christophernoe on January 29, 2016. All photos of the bed & breakfast taken by Denielle Noe.

Romantic Getaway in Galena

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This holiday season get away for some rest and relaxation in Galena, Illinois. Treat you and your loved one to some much needed time together and sneak away from the stresses of work and holiday madness.
A getaway for two is one of the most romantic ideas you can have this time of year. Snow-dusted scenery, candlelit dinners, crisp wintry strolls and cuddles in front of a crackling fireplace will transport you far away from everyday life.
Begin planning your getaway by choosing from Galena’s impressive collection of places to stay.

During the day, explore Galena, shop Main Street or, for the more adventurous, test your skills on our downhill ski slopes. Relax and rejuvenate with a spa treatment at one of Galena’s full-service spas. After a decadent day together, request a quiet, romantic table at one of nearly 30 family-owned and operated restaurants, cafes and coffeehouses. Enjoy special winter dishes, warm cocktails and an impressive collection of wines and spirits from around the world. Whether you are a new couple or have been together for many years, celebrate your relationship with a romantic getaway to Galena, Illinois.

Win a Galena winter getaway for 2!

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Think Galena is great? Tell everyone why they should Get To Galena and you could win a winter getaway for 2!

This giveaway includes:

To participate

  1. Follow us on Instagram @VisitGalenaOrg.
  2. Upload an Instagram photo that shows why you should Get To Galena. Enter as often as you like. Each photo equals 1 entry.
  3. Tag it @VisitGalenaOrg #GetToGalena #MLGreatestTown.

Winner announced- Congratulations Beth Kelley – @bmllmn99 !

Participants who post their photograph(s) in accordance with these Terms and Conditions will be eligible to win one (1) grand prize consisting of accommodation for 2 at Aldrich Guest House between Nov. 15, 2015-March 15, 2016 (based on availability), dinner for 2 at Perry Street Brasserie and 2 ski lift tickets good for 1 day at Chestnut Mountain Resort.
Eligibilty: Participant must follow @VisitGalenaOrg on Instagram and photo entry must include both hashtags (#). A random winner will be chosen and notified by noon on Mon., Dec. 28. Entrants must post a picture in the theme of “Why should you Get To Galena” and upload it to Instagram between Nov. 15-Dec. 15. Caption and tag accordingly- #GetToGalena”, #MLGreatestTown” and @VisitGalenaOrg. Participants are not allowed to upload the same picture. Incomplete or duplicate entries or entries received outside of the promotion period, might be discarded without notice. Entries might not be acknowledged.  Winner must, within 7 days of the announcement, contact VisitGalena by e-mail at admin@visitgalena.org to identify him/herself and provide his/her e-mail and mailing address. Participants entering this giveaway grant VisitGalena the exclusive right to use uploaded entry for future promotional and marketing purposes in any manner whatsoever.

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