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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-1320
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Ranked #8 of 18 Attractions in Galena
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We went here to the restaurant for unch as a stop on our winery tour. Beautiful scenery! Our small group was about 10 people at 4 tables with 2 waiter/ waitress. There was no other patrons except for our group in the main dining room and a handful in the bar. We had a small menu to choose from and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Wanted to avoid the crowd from downtown Galena's Country Fair on a Saturday afternoon. Arrived at Chestnut Mountain about 3:00 p.m. for cocktails on the terrace of the Sunset Grill. What a view! The terrace overlooks the ski resort, the Mississippi River and into Iowa. It was a lovely, peaceful and relaxing place for a group of friends to drink... More

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park ridge, illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went to Chestnut for a Mississippi River Cruise and dinner. The cruise was a disappointment because it was just a ride in a pontoon, The captain did not give any information about the river or the area. The dinner at the Summit was Excellent!

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We did the Segway tour and had a fabulous time! It was beautiful to ride on the trails, and our guides were great. Very much worth the $50 per person!

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This resort is in a beautiful setting with great views. We took a motorcycle ride to Galena for a couple of days, however, not a fan of Galena, it very crowded and more for families. Most stores and restaurants close at 4 to 5pm, not much is open after that. The first day we got there about 3:30pm, most everything... More

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Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visited twice in September 2014 and really enjoyed our visits. Had never previously heard of let alone played disc golf, so that what was brought us here. Great game and superb views from the course. Stayed for evening drinks and fabulous views plus wonderful to watch the humming birds. Ski trails look excellent for such a low hill - would... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Chestnut mountain is a Midwest's skiers hidden gem. It's conveniently located just a few hours from Chicago and offers great steep terrain for a Midwest ski area. The place is staffed by friendly, passionate and knowledgeable skiers and boarder. What more can you ask for from a local resort?

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

food was adequate but service was not. never came back to check on us after serving us except to give check.

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Nice tour down the Mississippi. Try the sled. I am pretty overweight but still had fun. Just slowed down at one spot for a few secs. Felt safe. You control your speed. Fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

For those who haven't been or haven't been in years, i.e. used to ski there as a kid 10+ years ago and haven't been back; Chestnut is now a 4-season resort well worth the trip. I probably sound like an employee of theirs saying it. I'll run thru some of the positives here: -For skiing, Illinois is one of the... More

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