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Chestnut Mountain Resort

3.0 of 5 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 2 days ago
Kenneth L Chicago, Illinois
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This resort has been around a long time, and it definitely is a four-season facility. We were there on a Groupon, so it was a great value. We changed rooms at check-in to avoid going up flights of stairs, and paid a small premium for a recently renovated standard double queen. The room was nice, spacious and equipped with a... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was shocked to read poor reviews of this hotel. While old and rather out-dated, this hotel is EXTREMELY clean!! The lobby and restaurants have been updated. The room was nothing impressive, but very clean and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The view is amazing!! We took a boat tour and enjoyed a ride on the ski... More

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This hotel is very clean. the staff are very helpful. it could use a little sprucing up. The TV in our room was old-school, bad reception, generic remote didn't work most of the time. No coffee maker in the room. No free breakfast. Very nice pool and hot tub. Alpine slide was fun. Fabulous view of the Mississippi River. Sunset... More

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Aurora, IL, USA
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115 reviews 115 reviews
41 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

15 - 20 minutes south of Galena (take Blackjack Rd. south from U.S. 20 on east side of downtown). We stayed at Eagle Ridge Resort and drove down to Chestnut Mtn for breakfast on our way to Mississippi Palisades Park then drive back home to Chicago suburbs. We were lucky with a beautiful sunny morning and the view of the... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Really needs an upgrade to this century. Horrible sleeping accommodations. Beds and sheets from the 1970s. More like dorms than resort amenities. Everything was kind of run down. Pricing should have been closer to motel pricing for the conditions. Might have been nice 30 years ago.

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Galena, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Even though many restaurants in our area were offering Easter Brunch this past Sunday, we chose a trip to Chestnut Mountain Resort. It was well worth the drive! The selections were just right, ham, omelets and the rest of the traditional brunch fare. Seated along the slope side windows it was the perfect place to view Spring time arriving on... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

I went to chestnut mountain over the weekend with my family. Not to beat a dead horse, but the rooms are very outdated, and full of water damage/mold. I could go more into detail about what was done wrong but I would rather focus on a couple of things they could do to prove the experience. 1. Put working hair... More

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We spent 3 days at this property for New Years. It was our first time. We've traveled with 4 year old. Place is older, but very clean (it felt like 90's, but we liked it). We stayed at 3 rd floor (no elevator) and had very big room. Everything is very close, ski rental, restaurants, ski shop and lifts. All... More

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Chicago, IL
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I stayed here when I was in the area working (January 2014) and I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the room. It was clean and comfortable.and everything worked well. The staff was friendly and when I called to reserve, I asked for a government rate and the manager immediately agreed, even though this is probably their busy time... More

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North Aurora, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

You can't deny how fantastic the skiing/snowboarding is here. It is and has been consistantly great! I almost feel bad comparing it in any way to the resort, as they are complete opposites. The first thing you will notice is the extremely rude staff where ever you go in the resort, except for the bar. At check-in the staff was... More

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Address: 8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
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Hotel Class:3 star — Chestnut Mountain Resort 3*
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Chestnut Mountain Galena
Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena

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Only in the Midwest will you find such an unexpected diamond in the rough. High above the Mississippi, tucked nicely in the hills near historic Galena, Chestnut Mountain is a premier Illinois. ... more   less 
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