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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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Woo skiing!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Sarah3M
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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This resort is very dated, but that's not all bad - it has the ambience of a 1960 - 1970 motel, and of course, there are the ski slopes out back that are quite good. The two restaurants are ok: one has only bar food, and the other more expensive one has a little more of a selection, but you'll... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I have never understood why the standards for ski resorts, particularly those in the Midwest, are so low. The skiing here isn't bad (for Illinois) but if this hotel were in any major city it would be a 1, maybe 2 stars at best. I understand how difficult it is to keep a ski resort clean and comfortable but this... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Two of my friends got me and my partner a nights stay & lift tickets for a day at Chestnut Mountain. When we left, we wanted to return but only next time make it a 2-3 stay. The rooms, bar and restaurant are affordable, modest and all you need if your focus is mostly skiing. I liked that the slopes... More 

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