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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
+1 815-777-1320
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Nice and surprised for summer!

We went by boat, took the lift up and had a few cocktails at the lounge. The view was spectacular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John L
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
summer vacation 2017

Enjoyed our day trip to the lodge. Went on the river boat cruise and ate lunch in the bar/grill... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
lnooc n
Moline, United States
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“zip line” (28 reviews)
8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
+1 815-777-1320
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went by boat, took the lift up and had a few cocktails at the lounge. The view was spectacular, beer was ice cold. Would have ate but wasn't hungry. Took the toboggan ride down the hill. Place was busy for summer! Will go back...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our day trip to the lodge. Went on the river boat cruise and ate lunch in the bar/grill. Good food. Love they have summer activities.

1  Thank lnooc n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been out here several times, we have had dinner , done the alpine slide and this time did the Zipline . Was so much fun ! I have a terrible fear of heights ,but had no problem doing this. It moves faster than...More

Thank jaredsgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for the Alpine Slides - what a great time! My husband and 7 year old had a blast! We visited after 5pm so the unlimited pass was $20. It was a week day so there was no line. The views are breath taking...More

1  Thank Kate D
Reviewed 5 June 2017

I only stopped here to do the zip line and I wished I could've stayed longer. The line was so fun and gave an amazing view of the river, I would definitely do it again!

1  Thank Roberta A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We visited Chestnut Mountain to ride the Soaring Eagle Zip Line. The service team went above and beyond to take care of us so that we had an amazing experience. Melissa and the zip line operator were completely attentive and personable. These folks know the...More

Thank AC7077
Reviewed 25 April 2017

After a recommendation from a conscierge we had dinner at the Resort. Most disappointing meal we've had in a while. Chicken sandwich chosen only because the choices were so few, was dry andtasteless. My companion's Tilapia sandwich was overlooked dry and tasteless. The wait staff...More

Thank Eugenia M
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I have been to Chestnut for dinner, skiing, and hiking. The views cannot be beaten. IT is the hands down best view in Galena. There are two beautiful short hikes you must take if you do not do anything else. One is to the right...More

Thank Chicamaymay
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our suite was decent, in the off-season. I am certain the curling wall paper, the corroded bath tub, the nasty shower head, and the kitchen table repaired a few times with nails will all be repaired / replaced in the remodel. If not Chestnut will...More

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This place is on our summer list! They have awesome views and activities that are wonderful for the winter months. But, we cannot wait for the summer. It looks to be a lot of fun! We are excitedly planning our next adventure here!

Thank driesinc
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Jill W
23 October 2016|
Response from Milan B | Reviewed this property |
In general, yes. They'll welcome pets into the rooms, but I'm not certain you'd want them in the dining room (unless they're service dogs) or the bar area.
6 October 2016|
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Response from Janet L | Reviewed this property |
We did a Mississippi boat ride from Dubuque. I would recommend the rides from Dubuque. We didn't see the boat at Chestnut.