This resort is in a great location. It is a fun drive up the "mountain" and you have gorgeous views of the Mississippi River once you arrive at the resort. The sunsets are incredible! But, I stayed at this resort in the mid-'80s and it has not been updated since then. I felt like I stepped into a time machine. They have built a new 20,000 sq ft ski center that looked very nice. Maybe the bathrooms in the rooms were updated, but have only one low sink and are very small. The hallway to the room was very musty smelling. The room was fine for me; it was clean and had no odors. The resort was packed for the weekend, but it was very quiet. If you are a ight sleeper like me, it was great! I never heard a sound the whole night or morning! The Alpine Slide is VERY FUN for all ages. My 3-year-old daughter loved it, my husband and I loved it (we are 41-years-old) and my 74-year-old and 78-year-old parents loved it!!!! The chair lifts are so relaxing! The restaurant food was good. The dinner waitress was great, but the breakfast wait staff made us wait a long time before we were even acknowledged. The whirlpool is the best! Very hot and many many jets. One other minor thing: Bring your hair dryer. They don't have them in the room; you have to go to the front desk and request one. The first one I used Saturday morning smelled like it was going to start on fire. The second one I used on Sunday morning was not much better. I do have a compliment: We requested a pac n' play for my 3-year-old daughter and it was a nice Graco one and it was already in the room when we checked in. My daughter slept great and I slept great and that is important to me. Even though there are problems, I still recommend this resort.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Chestnut Mountain Galena
- Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena