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Reviewed 27 July 2015

What a pleasurable experience we had at Chestnut Mountain Resort this July. We brought 110 of our friends to the resort for a fundraiser and we plan to secure the entire resort next year. There was much to do and the staff was outstanding. I've worked with many facilities before but this one was attentive and did everything they could...

Thank 747vickis
Mount Morris, Illinois
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We stayed here one night a week ago. The front desk staff was great. The room was not. It was outdated. TV was the box type and it had a green hue to the picture along with static. I understand that most do not spend time in their room while visiting a ski resort however we had a long day...

1Thank Dawn M
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We stayed here last weekend for a friends wedding. The resort is located off of Highway 20 on Blackjack Road. Blackjack Rd. is a 8ish mile winding road the leads up past a lot of farms, houses, and a cow pasture where the cows walked in the road- definitely not a road you would want to take at night. Its...

1Thank HawFlower12
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Just completed a mid-week get-a-way package and we were extremely pleased with the stay. After reading some reviews we were a little leery of the resort, but those fears were totally unfounded. ALL of the staff were courteous, the rooms were clean and comfortable. The television was a 36" HD model. Both restaurants were excellent in quality and quantity of...

2Thank Jan B
Reviewed 3 June 2015

My wife stayed at Chestnut during the 'off season' and we were pleasantly surprised with almost everything about this resort. The place has an amazing view of the Mississippi, much better food than either of us would have expected, and ALL of the staff was extremely nice and attentive. That's hard to find these days. There are things to do...

1Thank Craig C
Chicago, IL
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for a night for my husband's race. It is old scool ski resort but gorgeous in the summer. The scenery from the hotel room and the restaurant is gorgeous. Looking at the Mississippi River in the spring with the trees is so relaxing. The pool we perfect. Just enough. Will stay there again for sure! !

Thank Jaxsster
Detroit, Michigan
Reviewed 26 May 2015

We attended a wedding at this location and the best thing that happened this weekend was that they did end up married. That's it. That was the highlight. Upon check in we discovered that not only did we not have any cellular service at this resort (AT&T) but there also was no reliable wifi. There were small moments that if...

6Thank Laura H
Reviewed 20 May 2015

My family booked 3 rooms here in May 2015. All of us really liked this resort; we found the staff to be very welcoming/gracious and helpful. The views, if you have one from your room, and from the dining rooms are awesome. We ate dinner at the Sunset Grill restaurant and absolutely LOVED the food (we all ordered steak) and...

Thank Kshopper1
Suburban Chicago
Reviewed 20 May 2015

For a great view of the upper Mississippi and access to the area around Galena, this is a nice location. The lodging is nothing special, but the rooms are large and comfortable. Dining options include an outdoor patio with a nice view over the river. Decent selection of quality beers on draft.

Thank DGKalina
Naperville, Illinois
Reviewed 5 March 2015

We've been heading up to Chestnut Mountain Resort for years, and there have been massive improvements and renovations that have taken place since. However, this does not seem to be applicable toward rooms that allow pets. Last year we headed up and decided to bring our beloved family dog with us. As we walked down the hall to our room,...

3Thank tanidab

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Only in the Midwest will you find such an unexpected diamond in the rough. High above the Mississippi, tucked nicely in the hills near historic Galena, Chestnut Mountain is a premier Illinois. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chestnut Mountain Resort

Address: 8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Region: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range: €89 - €164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chestnut Mountain Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 119
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Also Known As:
Chestnut Mountain Galena
Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Choose a room with a view of the trails and river.”
Joan36806, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the slopes/river, we were on the parking lot side :-( but hardly in the room, so no big deal!”
441BrianH, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for first floor”
SuziCalla, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms with views of the Miss River valley are priced higher, but the view is awesome!”
pc746, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Don't take courtyard view, unless you want a room with a view to the parking lot.”
359karana, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
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