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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL 61036-8787
Chestnut Mountain
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#10 of 11 hotels in Galena
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Game room
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Mini golf
Ski rentals
Ski school
Board games / puzzles
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Ski In / Ski Out
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Great View
Languages Spoken
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Jolene M wrote a review Oct 2021
Santa Fe, New Mexico16 contributions4 helpful votes
We did not actually end up staying at Chestnut because of the appalling lack of customer service and frustration during the booking process. Be forewarned - the property will charge your credit card immediately. This is not made clear on there website. Also be aware that there is apparently a two night minimum stay. The website will let you book one night, but don't try and change your reservation from two nights to one, because they won't let you. That's what happened to us. So then I cancelled the entire trip. This was on Monday and we were scheduled to arrive Friday. Guess what? We lost our deposit. You have to cancel 7 days before arrival. I was told that if they were able to book the room, we'd get our deposit back (there was an event in town and every hotel room in a 30 mile radius was booked). Well, I tried to book a room online every day for the rest of the week and was unable to. So they either did book the room or they made it impossible for anyone else to do so. Either way, I think our deposit should have been returned. And finally, no one at this property has the faintest concept of what hospitality is. The two employees I spoke with were unfriendly, unhelpful and unpleasant. All in all a truly horrendous experience.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Hero wrote a review Oct 2021
Kirklin, Indiana2 contributions
A really good experience for an older property. Down side was no elevators. River views were great. Will stay again.Eating on the deck overlooking the Mississippi River was awesome. We couldn’t hear any noise from the lobby or hallways. Experience was a pleasant surprise.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No elevators, be prepared for steps.
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Nowinterhere wrote a review Aug 2021
Plainfield, Illinois20 contributions7 helpful votes
Have been going to chestnut mountain for 30 years in summer for the alpine slide. It was once unlimited rides for a fee. That has now changed. Way too expensive to do a drive from Chicago suburbs for 5 rides. And I won’t spend $90 a kid for 10 rides. Last year (yes during covid-everything sanitized and spaced) was still unlimited. Sorry chestnut, you’ve ended our family tradition and have lost our room and restaurant revenue….
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dan C wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Family of 4 stayed 3 days to shop in and around Galena area. The place is outdated, but clean. Nice big rooms. Enjoyed ski lift and really cheap on-site mini golf. (Only $5!) Mini golf course could use some TLC but still provided family fun. The only complaints are: 1) Wi-Fi service was terrible. Two teen daughters were miserable and adults frustrated trying to use Google maps, etc. 2) No breakfast options. Restaurant did not serve breakfast and no good coffee or breakfast items to be had without driving 8 miles to town. 3) Ate dinner at their Summit Grille restaurant first night. Expensive and unimpressed. Worth the 8 mile drive to Dirty Gurt's in Galena the second night. Again, rooms were clean, good summer deal, and very helpful staff. I would just prefer to be closer to shopping, good food options, and Wi-Fi that is dependable.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Yvonne P wrote a review Jul 2021
Chicago, Illinois15 contributions1 helpful vote
The grounds are beautiful the hotel is outdated but very clean. The rooms are spacious and clean. The restaurant has very good food, the salads are yummy. The restaurant staff is a bit overwhelmed and forgets small requests but not going to be picky as we know every business is short staffed now.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$110 - US$199 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chestnut Mountain Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Nearby attractions include Chestnut Mountain Resort (2.2 km), Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve (4.9 km), and Original Goat Yoga Galena (7.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goldmoor Dining, Flatted Fifth Blues & Bbq at Potter's Mill, and Richman's Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool and a sauna during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Chestnut Mountain Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Chestnut Mountain Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ulysses S. Grant Home (10.5 km), Root Beer Revelry (11.0 km), and Washburne House State Historic Site (10.5 km).
Does Chestnut Mountain Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.