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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
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Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015
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    3 of 5 stars
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Naperville, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been heading up to Chestnut Mountain Resort for years, and there have been massive improvements and renovations that have taken place since. However, this does not seem to be applicable toward rooms that allow pets. Last year we headed up and decided to bring our beloved family dog with us. As we walked down the hall to our room,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Last week we went to this place because in Illinois you don't have much other options. But this year we are so dispointed that they decided to leave the snow untouched after snow falls!? What a waste! A lot of snow piles up on the slops created more dangerous spots, no fun! Too bad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I had mixed feelings about coming to Chestnut Mountain because of several non complimentary reviews I had read on different web sites but as a visitor to the US and someone who loves to ski in Europe I took the plunge and drove from Chicago to check it out. That was a very wise decison.This place is excellent and very... More 

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St. Charles, Missouri, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We just got home yesterday from staying here for their 2 night weekend deal. We found the place to be a great deal for the price! We love to ski and felt that for less than $1000, our family of 4 could stay, rent equipment and ski to our hearts' content! We loved the fact that we could start early... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This is a fun place to ski with friends. Slopes for all levels of experience. Ski in, ski out. Plenty of lifts; we never had to wait in a line. The hotel has plenty of amentieis and the Sunset Grill has excellent breakfast! The food in the Grille and the bar are reasonable. The hotel does not have an elevator... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I had good time at the resort. It was first time for me. So my wife and my 2 year old child had to stay at the restaurant while my teenager daughters and I were skiing. She had things to do there, nice view, bar, arcade games etc. The slopes were ok. The rooms outdated, dirty, the heater was so... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

the location is definitely unique! the view from the hotel is picturesque since it is sitting on top of the hill overlooking the river. skiing is in the backyard and ski gear is available for rental on location. food in the hotel's restaurants is ok. rooms are a bit outdated. could use a refrigerator and a microwave in the rooms.

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Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My Husband and I came here for a quick ski weekend from Chicago. It's a 3 and a half hour drive from downtown. They have done a lot of renovations to the common areas, there's a large bar and grill with a view of the mountain from the top then there is a separate restaurant as well. It's a great... More 

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South Padre Island, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We came to ski for a couple of days and stayed at Chestnut Resort. We were in an updated room which was nice. Very spacious affordable rooms. The restaurant and bar was great and we had really good service. Only negative - update the rooms locks so you don't have to carry or worry about the clunky room keys from... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I took our kids to this resort for a weekend, she had a suite for the weekend. The resort was jammed packed with college kids, couples and famalies. It was very busy and seemed to be well staffed. The resort offers lessons for skiers of all ages, our kids can ski so we didnt use this service... More 

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