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Chestnut Mountain Resort

Address: 8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-1320
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Ranked #8 of 13 Attractions in Galena
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing
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Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Skiing

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
36 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Once you've found this place, and it is off the beaten path, you'll find about as much skiing fun as the tri-state area can muster. The kids love to go here, they can either ski or snowboard. Mom and Dad can hang out in the lounge if they are not skiers, and have a cocktail or two and warm themselves.

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Galena, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The prices are reasonable. We love to have a drink or dinner after skiing. Watching the other skiers is always fun while we are dining. Sometimes the bar service is a bit slow, but that's ok, they have a lot of people to wait on. Can't wait for the first heavy snowfall of the 2014-2015 season!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Visited strictly for dinner. Beautiful sunset. Insect in my salad, prime rib tasted steamed, more like a pot roast. Nice waitress but plenty of other restaurants to choose from.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Who cares if the employees act like dopey ski bums? The Alpine Slide was a blast, WHHEEEE!!! The resort looks like it could use an upgrade in the facilities, which is a shame, because I believe the view from the top of the "mountain," where the resort is located, is stunning in the fall.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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
37 helpful votes 37 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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