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Pleasantly surprised

We head to the rockies once or twice a year for our ski vacations, but mixed it up with a quick... read more

Reviewed February 11, 2019
Saint Charles, Missouri
Snowy Cold Ski Day

I have been going to Chestnut mountain for the last 20+years. It is where my sisters and I learned... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2019
Breanne M
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8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Runs for all levels of skiers. Fresh snow and not too crowded. Longest wait for a chairlift was 2 minutes and this was on President's Day Weekend.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 11, 2019

We head to the rockies once or twice a year for our ski vacations, but mixed it up with a quick trip to Galena. the resort was adequate, had a game room, sauna, pool, hot tub and restaurants on site. very close proximity to ski...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 29, 2019

I have been going to Chestnut mountain for the last 20+years. It is where my sisters and I learned to ski and where I will have my son take lessons next year once he is old enough. The reason I am giving this a 4...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Breanne M
Reviewed December 30, 2018

This is the best ski resort in Northern Illinois/ Southern Wisconsin. It had plenty of snow (human made), great views, and a variety of ski runs for everyone. My wife learned how to ski and they had good instructors and a couple learning slopes for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Todd C
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

This past weekend 2 families with 4 teens skied and enjoyed the restaurant and bar Our server was Abby. Her attention to detail and constant attention to detail throughout the day was outstanding The food quality was good and service time was excellent The rental...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

Is it the alps? No but it is fun for people are not pros. In the summer it has a tabogan ride that is a blast. The loge is fun to sit in and have a hot drink.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cdhcch
Reviewed December 16, 2018

This may sound cliché, but I had a hard time believing we were still in Illinois at Chestnut Mountain! We recently spent a day snowboarding at the site and loved our experience. Despite it being 48 degrees and sunny (which is amazing for mid-December and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeganMZ
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Jose at the Bar was awesome ,he not only updated us on what was going on he was friendly and professional

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mark B
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

Attended on opening day and had our 3 boys fitted with equipment by a very friendly and informative staff. The slopes that were open were well maintained in spite of warmer weather. Everyone was very pleasant from ski staff to wait staff in the lounge....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kevinfN2844CG
Reviewed November 7, 2018

We have been bringing family and friends to the restaurant for the views; and they have a GREAT squash soup for the fall--thick, but really flavorful!! Niece and family of four teenagers 11-17 came in June--this place was a hit with the Alpine slide and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 11, 2018|
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Response from 45Nina | Reviewed this property |
You'll be driving right by the Goldmoor Inn--lovely restaurant, fine dining. Durty Gurt's is great, with a wide variety--good burgers and sandwiches. There are some good pizza places in town. Vinny Vanucchis is dependable... More
August 28, 2018|
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Response from J-P D | Reviewed this property |
Not at the chestnut resort itself but around Galena yes you can find quite a few home rentals you need to check few sites
Jill W
October 23, 2016|
Response from Milan B | Reviewed this property |
In general, yes. They'll welcome pets into the rooms, but I'm not certain you'd want them in the dining room (unless they're service dogs) or the bar area.