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Address: 8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-1320
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Activities: Skiing

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A good lunch, great views and the best skiing in the area.

This resort is located atop of a hill overlooking the Mississippi, which provides fantastic views through the entire year. They have a good restaurant which overlooks the slopes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Austin W
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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96 reviews 96 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

This resort is located atop of a hill overlooking the Mississippi, which provides fantastic views through the entire year. They have a good restaurant which overlooks the slopes and river. They also have an alpine slide during the summer months, which is a grea activity for kids. The area around the resort offers other activities as well, and the charming... More 

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Toledo
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

We were hoping to have dinner but they were off season, but we ordered the steak nachos, and had a great view!

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Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate lunch at Chestnut Mountain Resort and had excellent sandwiches and sides. Service was great and the view of the grounds and the Mississippi River made this a very special meal time.

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East Moline, Illinois
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We drive out here Saturday night with 4 other couples. The dinner was very good , I had the shrimp tacos. The view was spectacular, we sat by the windows and watched the sunset . Was quiet and we were all able to enjoy great conversation, good food with a beautiful view!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a wedding in the area so we booked a hotel room with a block of rooms with other friends and family. Was a little disappointed on how dated the hotel was. When we asked if we could get an updated room the front desk responded that we were in an "updated" room. The grounds and overall condition of... More 

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Aurora, IL, USA
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124 reviews 124 reviews
20 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great view, nicely decorated and maintained. Great place to dine and watch the sun set over the Mississippi.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a blast here on one of the last days of the season. It was 60 degrees, but there was still snow on the ground. I've been skiing exactly twice in my life, so I stuck to the green trails. But it was a lot of fun to go out there and give it a go. This place is... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great skiing for midwest resortt. Rental facility nice. Staff friendly and nice. Instructors very helpful.

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Galena, Illinois
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I live in Galena and were excited when we got the opportunity to experience Chestnut Mountain. We had never been downhill skiing but cross country ski and enjoy that. We were a little bit nervous but Fred, our instructor, calmed that very quickly. His instructing style was dynamic so we weren't stuck on 'Bunny' forever and he... More 

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Scales Mound, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Illinois Winter Special Olympics is held at the Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort every winter. It is a neat experience if you are one of the athletes or one of the volunteers.

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