We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 11 Galena hotels

Chestnut Mountain Resort

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Chestnut Mountain Resort to your Saves list
Chestnut Mountain Resort
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Galena
A recent review
3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Stephen L Orland Park, Illinois
Write a Review

124 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (31)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Orland Park, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first time at Chestnut Mountain and overall it was a good time, weather was not as warm as we might have liked but we did get some time to walk the trails. The pool and hot tub came in handy and the Summit Bar for food and drink. You get a great view of the Ski Area... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to this resort for years and have seen it go through many changes, most recently for the better. My mother loved this place and brought my sister and I many times and now we bring our kids and grandkids. This year we traveled with a Groupon. $59.00 +tax per night. Being a long time customer I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a horrible experience at this hotel. First off, my husband and I are very frequent travelers and are not super picky about our hotel conditions. We came to Galena to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary. The only positive about this hotel is the cheerful bartender. We faced multiple rude front desk staff...especially the evening staff. Our room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at Chestnut last week. It was really dated. However, I did find out we were in the "dog wing" (where people with dogs stay) and that is why the carpet was so stained, the carpet on the walls was frayed, the door was dirty, etc. I think the non dog rooms are nicer. The view is really outstanding. Just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
ottawa, Illinois, USA
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seriously needs an upgrade. Everything run down. We could not get WI-FI and could not reach the members of the wedding party we were in...very sad. We also got put on the fourth floor with NO ELEVATOR- lugging our wedding clothes, luggage, trainbox, cooler and a picnic basket- SO UPSET!!! Was hoping to be put in a BLOCK of rooms... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New lenox
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is out dated but clean. The view is amazing! Restaurant was great also. We watched the sunset from our table. Pool was clean. The Alpine slide was so fun as well as the chair lift. They also offer a small mini golf course in front of the building and a park for the kids to play at. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glenview, IL
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We purchased unlimited....waste of money. The kids running the ride did not pace the ride well. We waited in line a long time, a run every 30+ minutes...We only went 2x. They would not refund out money. SO word to the wise, choose 1 or 2 runs and go from there. It was such a better deal. It has a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
6 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Des Moines, Iowa
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Chestnut Mountain Resort, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Chestnut Mountain Resort? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Chestnut Mountain Resort

Address: 8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chestnut Mountain Resort 3*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Tingo and Venere so you can book your Chestnut Mountain Resort reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Chestnut Mountain Galena
Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena

61 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (30)
Room/suite (9)
Hotel & grounds (4)
View from room (5)
Pool/beach area (2)
Family/play areas (1)
Dining (1)
Other (8)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (32)
Room/suite (3)
Dining (6)
Hotel & grounds (10)
Pool/beach area (1)
View from room (4)
Family/play areas (3)
Business center/function rooms (1)
Other (4)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Galena with
any amenities