Need a recommendation

tonybtonyb Posts: 29,059
For a hotel. Galena Illinois, or close to it. Waterfront would be nice, hot tub. Currently looking at the Goldmoor. Anything else I should be looking at ?
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,572
    Does it need to be near deep water and any stores that sell concrete?
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,059
    Lol, not that kind of trip John. Anniversary...so more the romantic type setting.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    I know nothing about romance, but I did stay at a Holliday Inn Express last (year) night....
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,572
    edited June 9
    tonyb wrote: »
    Lol, not that kind of trip John. Anniversary...so more the romantic type setting.

    Take her to The Venetian in Las Vegas... stop being such a cheapskate.
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,059
    Dude, do you know what romantic means ? Vegas isn't it and the last place my wife would go. :)
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,572
    Vegas is what you make it these days. My wife and I go to the Venetian, walk the shops and restaurants, head over to Caesar’s and do the same. Make use of the spas... Catch a show or two and stay out of the casinos.

    Can be very romantic if you want it to be.
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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 2,326
    Romance: insects from a city in Italy... I thought that was obvious :# :*
  • voltzvoltz Posts: 4,932
    Vegas is what you make it these days. My wife and I go to the Venetian, walk the shops and restaurants, head over to Caesar’s and do the same. Make use of the spas... Catch a show or two and stay out of the casinos.

    Can be very romantic if you want it to be.

    Tony I can tell you haven't been to the Venetian before! it is almost all marble...when you walk the shops inside it has a fake sky that moves and makes you feel out doors.

    with water in the center and Gondolas drivers who can take you for a ride sort of like Venice! Vegas is what you make it to be. some seriously excellent restaurants there ;)

    My Favorite one is the Lexor steak house! and I never tried one of the Venetians restaurants yet and can only imagine how special they maybe...

    So for you Italians may not like a fake Italian places but for me it seemed special.

    One of my best friends got married there and I was his best man and we got a limo ride to the Venetian and they took the Gondola ride in their tux and wedding dress :) was pretty cool if you ask me B)
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  • halenhalen Posts: 323
    Couldn’t help there Tony. Don’t know the area. But I could say. Romantic getaway doesn’t really involve price or place. It’s the company of each other. Sitting at a table eating the best food by myself is nothing. I could eat dirt and have the same feeling.

    I do recommend Turks and Caicos though. Just in case... when I vacation I want to be away from crowds, but soak in beautiful views, amazing food. Perfect for romance.

    Cheers Tony.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,059
    Man, ya know I love you guys, but reading comprehension isn't your strong suit tonight. :smile:
    Galena, Illinois....not Vegas, not the Turk's. BTW, I've been to just about every hotel in Vegas, and while cool and all that not romantic in my book. Plus the wife hates Vegas. Plus I have 2 days, so flying somewhere is out.

    Maybe the Iowa guys or Rockford crowd will chime in.
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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 17,572
    Not waterfront, but the Jail Hill Inn looks like it might fit the bill if you like B&B style.
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  • ZLTFULZLTFUL Posts: 4,426
    Come over the River and head to Potter’s Mill in Bellevue.

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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 9,952
    LOL. Great thread. :)
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  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,184
    I cant recall where Galena is up there, but what about Lake Lawn Resort on Lake Geneva, Cheesehead Land....or, er WI. I mean.
  • charley95charley95 Posts: 632
    I remember camping there back in the 90's. Got up early on our last day to go into town to gas up before heading home. After the fill up I went to go pay inside and the place was closed and doors locked. Someone forgot to shut the pumps off the day before. Contacted the place the next day and mailed the gas money to them. I've wondered how many got away with free gas.
  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,443
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Come over the River and head to Potter’s Mill in Bellevue.

    Bingo! Drove up there yesterday. Pretty country
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 12,910
    Good lord, you are right about reading comprehension or lack there of Tony!

    I'd help you out, but I don't know anything about IL.

    Congrats on your anniversary, how many years?
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,603
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Congrats on your anniversary, how many years?

    Depends who you ask

    Wife:...to many :(
    Tony:...IDK? :/

    Kidding of course
    Congrats Tony
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,059
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Come over the River and head to Potter’s Mill in Bellevue.

    Thanks pal, looks like a cool place, but the wife wants a whirlpool tub/hot tub....not a bathtub with jets, know what I'm sayin'.

    Man, least Ryan has my back, the rest of you..... :) :) :) Basically what I'm asking is, for your help getting laid and you throw Vegas at me ? LMAO My wife has a distain for Vegas something fierce.

    Romantic gents....like hot tubs with a view of rolling hills, water, privacy, balcony or walk out, expensive wine and no clothes. Get the picture ?
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 9,834
    How about this

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,059
    No view Ivan, gotta have a view.
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,603
    tonyb wrote: »
    No view Ivan, gotta have a view.

    Russ set you up with a room with a view, and you complained about it...jeez you picky
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,059
    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    No view Ivan, gotta have a view.

    Russ set you up with a room with a view, and you complained about it...jeez you picky

    LOL, yeah man, if I was a different kind of animal that would have been sweet.

    Something more along the lines of this.
    http://www.goldmoor.com/lodging-amenities/rooms/the-suites/mississippi-suite/

    Anything else in the area I should be looking at ? Off the beaten path joints ?
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 9,834
    tonyb wrote: »
    No view Ivan, gotta have a view.

    Well I thought your wife was going....
    Oh snap my bad SHE needs the view .... o:) o:)
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,087
    tonyb wrote: »
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Come over the River and head to Potter’s Mill in Bellevue.

    Thanks pal, looks like a cool place, but the wife wants a whirlpool tub/hot tub....not a bathtub with jets, know what I'm sayin'.

    Man, least Ryan has my back, the rest of you..... :) :) :) Basically what I'm asking is, for your help getting laid and you throw Vegas at me ? LMAO My wife has a distain for Vegas something fierce.

    Romantic gents....like hot tubs with a view of rolling hills, water, privacy, balcony or walk out, expensive wine and no clothes. Get the picture ?
    Its hardly romanic when you have to rent a room for the bodyguards (Giuseppe & Guido).
  • Msabot1Msabot1 Posts: 2,071
    Aw heck Tony..blow the wad and take her to Venice Italy..I'll bet you will be rewarded!...LOL!...Congrats on the anniversary too..wherever you two end up!..
  • gudnoyezgudnoyez Posts: 6,159
    Ha Russ and myself are about a hour and a half away we could go to Wisconsin first get some of that Linenkugel brew John's been yammering about and meet you at the Ulyeses Grant mansion then head to Grant park get liquored up then drop you and the missus back off at the Goldmoor. What you say Tony who's your buds?
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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,443
    I'm in!
  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 384
    I have never stayed at the goldmoor but have been by it. It definitely has river views but if memory serves me correctly it’s a little ways off the river. It is out in the country. I looked into it a few years back for my anniversary. We ended up staying at the best western right as you come into galena on 20. We stayed in one of their themed rooms. I honestly don’t think you could go wrong with the goldmoor. They do have a few bed and breakfast places but are all downtown galena. There is a Irish pub next to happy joes that had really good food and entertainment. It called frank o dowds.
  • Yep2Yep2 Posts: 1,087
    edited June 10
    lightman1 wrote: »
    I'm in!

    Shocker! B)
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