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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W Chestnut Rd, Galena, IL 61036
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Chestnut Mountain Resort
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Ranked #11 of 11 Hotels in Galena
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here last weekend for a friends wedding. The resort is located off of Highway 20 on Blackjack Road. Blackjack Rd. is a 8ish mile winding road the leads up past a lot of farms, houses, and a cow pasture where the cows walked in the road- definitely not a road you would want to take at night. Its... More 

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Manitowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just completed a mid-week get-a-way package and we were extremely pleased with the stay. After reading some reviews we were a little leery of the resort, but those fears were totally unfounded. ALL of the staff were courteous, the rooms were clean and comfortable. The television was a 36" HD model. Both restaurants were excellent in quality and quantity of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife stayed at Chestnut during the 'off season' and we were pleasantly surprised with almost everything about this resort. The place has an amazing view of the Mississippi, much better food than either of us would have expected, and ALL of the staff was extremely nice and attentive. That's hard to find these days. There are things to do... More 

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Chicago, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed there for a night for my husband's race. It is old scool ski resort but gorgeous in the summer. The scenery from the hotel room and the restaurant is gorgeous. Looking at the Mississippi River in the spring with the trees is so relaxing. The pool we perfect. Just enough. Will stay there again for sure! !

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Detroit, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We attended a wedding at this location and the best thing that happened this weekend was that they did end up married. That's it. That was the highlight. Upon check in we discovered that not only did we not have any cellular service at this resort (AT&T) but there also was no reliable wifi. There were small moments that if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My family booked 3 rooms here in May 2015. All of us really liked this resort; we found the staff to be very welcoming/gracious and helpful. The views, if you have one from your room, and from the dining rooms are awesome. We ate dinner at the Sunset Grill restaurant and absolutely LOVED the food (we all ordered steak) and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

For a great view of the upper Mississippi and access to the area around Galena, this is a nice location. The lodging is nothing special, but the rooms are large and comfortable. Dining options include an outdoor patio with a nice view over the river. Decent selection of quality beers on draft.

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Naperville, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

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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