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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Galena, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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 Not to beat a dead horse, but the rooms are very outdated, and full of water damage/mold.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
26 helpful votes 26 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The hotel is worn and old, but clean and convenient for skiers. Our room was a typical 2 star quality room with basic amenities. I would stay here again for a ski race weekend, but would look for a nice bed and Breakfast in Galena for a couples weekend. On site restaurant was decent and the Pizza at the Bar... More

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Park Ridge, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Brought my 2 kids 17 and 11 stayed in a suite. We are beginners and the skiing was fun. The bunny hill and beginner slopes were perfect. Renting equipment was a breeze. Food and drink was good. The rooms are large and comfortable somewhat outdated but between the gorgeous views and friendly staff Chestnut is worth the drive.

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Wheaton, Il
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Have to counter all the reviews complaining about the "dated" feel the accommodations at Chestnut. Yes, it is dated. Yes it is a little worn. But that's exactly what's so fun about it. We regularly ski out west, and when we go, we stay in 5 star properties, so I get it that Chestnut is not high end. But we... More

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Peoria, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Chestnut Mountain has great views. The restaurant had excellent food, and we got a coupon for a free breakfast buffet. However, this place is seriously outdated. I often read negative reviews and think to myself "these people are just snobby." This place really is outdated. For example, there isn't an elevator. My husband and I checked-in and searched high and... More

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Eldridge, Iowa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

After reading many "negative" reviews about this hotel/resort/getaway, I have a few comments that might help future readers. I have been to Chestnut maybe 8 times now, stayed once. I come for the skiing, but I have also been there in the summer for the view and riverboat tours. I guess it greatly depends on what you like doing, but... More

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Also Known As:
Chestnut Mountain Hotel
Chestnut Mountain Galena
Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena
Address: 8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
Location: United States > Illinois > Galena
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 11 hotels in Galena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Chestnut Mountain Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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