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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
+1 815-777-1320
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It Does the Job for a Midwest Ski Day

Review for slopes only; I haven't stayed in the resort. I mean, we're talking snowboarding in... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2018
Jennifer G
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Chicago, Illinois
Midwest Skiing - Beautiful!!

If you want to ski in Illinois or really anywhere in the Midwest south of Northern WI and Michigan... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Dregne
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“zip line” (35 reviews)
“alpine slide” (76 reviews)
LOCATION
8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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+1 815-777-1320
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"chair lift"
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"per ride"
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"rental equipment"
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"great resort"
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"crazy horse"
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"from chicago"
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Review for slopes only; I haven't stayed in the resort. I mean, we're talking snowboarding in Illinois, so the bar should be set lower. You're not going to get 20 minute runs with mountain views here. But, you are going to get a day of...More

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you want to ski in Illinois or really anywhere in the Midwest south of Northern WI and Michigan - this is the place to go. Skiing is fun (for the Midwest) facilities have been recently updated, and the people are friendly. Wait times on...More

Thank Dregne
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This hill is great for the whole family. I had two 13-year-old boys with me and they had a great day of snowboarding. The facilities are well maintained, the rental equipment is in great condition and the restaurants offered a great respite after working up...More

Thank Kimberly R
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

For two of us for the rentals and lift tickets was $180, which was pretty steep for one day. The bunny slope didn't go very far and the rookie slope was great but very crowded. The next slope after that was exceptionally difficult and dangerous...More

Thank CassPaige12194
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

If you ski, this is where to go in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River and close to Galena close drive to Chicago (3 hours), beautiful scenery

Thank kevinjr0se
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Reviewed 16 February 2018

After visiting a different ski resort 2 weeks earlier our first impression of this place was so much more positive. There is something for everyone. The people operating the lifts were friendly and helpful. We saw a couple times were they had to stop the...More

Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Love visiting Chestnut Mountain throughout the year for their great views, great food, great staff, original art in the lobby, and outdoor activities. Perfect location for photography of the Mississippi River!

Thank AmyM1965
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I’m comparing this place to other similar places such as Wilmot and Alpine Valley both in Wisconsin. I would say easily this place is nicer and has better skiing and snowboarding. Great view overlooking the Mississippi River. The staff was very pleasant and friendly. My...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

We were surprised at how clean and well kept everything was. It did not feel like we were skiing in the midwest - more like Utah. Snow was great.

Thank Pam L
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

We went with some friends to Chestnut Mountain to go skiing over the New Years weekend. The weather was freezing (negative temperatures), but we had a great time. Most of us were beginner skiers who hadn't skied in 10+ years or ever. It was a...More

Thank Theresa L
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Jill W
24 October 2016|
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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.
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Response from Dreamingone | Reviewed this property |
Robert's Riverboat rides in Dubuque is what you want. They have all types of cruises and also a dinner cruise with a banjo player for entertainment. (I think their mashed potatoes are "The Best@ ever made!!!!!) Go and... More
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