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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
815-777-1320
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Galena
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Resort grounds were beautiful! Amazing sunsets, hikes and walks. Pet friendly too! One word of caution the rooms are in desperate need of renovation! The beds are horrible, carpets and wallpaper needs updating. All in all nice getaway if you don't mind outdated decor.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

Great fun for entire family. Beautiful hill side flows down towards River, just a wonderful setting and very laid back

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Sun Prairie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Chestnut Mountain Resort is a good place to go for a day trip from Galena. It is less than 15 minutes south of Galena (follow the signs), and sits on top of a ski hill overlooking the Mississippi River. In the summer (when we went), you will be able to watch boats go up and down the river, photograph the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Loved the awesome views of the mighty Mississippi and got to see it going down the alpine slide. Very cool place to visit and they also have segways. I didnt personally ride one but did see an instructor giving instructions and everyone looked to be having a great time. Go visit this place!!

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Rock Island, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Really about all that's going on here in the summer is the alpine slide. I was disappointed about how slow it was. I got a good push and cranked the speed the entire way, but never really got fast. I wouldn't have minded paying $5 for the slide had it been faster.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The food and view at the restaurant were exceptional; my husband had the fried green tomato sandwich and really enjoyed it. The segway tour was fun and worth the money.

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Bellevue, IA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great outdoor seating, spectacular view. Lunch and dinner were great. Good drinks. Play mini golf or ride the Alpine slide.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for the Wine lovers weekend. This resort is a little tough to get to esp. at night from the town. We occupied 3 rooms here. They are all outdated. This resort definitely needed upgrade. Dirty and smelly carpeting. You can feel the springs on the mattress and they have stain marks on them. The bathrooms were decent... More

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Sullivan, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very nice ski resort. Clean and in good shape. Easy to follow layout from purchase booths to rentals. It was late season middle of the week so not crowded at all. Runs and lifts in good shape. Snow was icy in a few spots but that was expected. Beautiful view over the Mississippi River. Good lesson instruction. Will definitely be... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Since there are no mountains to ski on in the Midwest, there are several ski resorts built around hills, like this one in Galena, Illinois. This is a nice, small (compared to resorts out west) place to ski for a day or a weekend with a family. The are about five lifts open during the main season with maybe a... More

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