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Chestnut Mountain Resort

8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
+1 815-777-1320
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Beautiful but overpriced and not great for beginners

For two of us for the rentals and lift tickets was $180, which was pretty steep for one day. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CassPaige12194
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Amherst, Massachusetts
via mobile
great resort for Illinois

If you ski, this is where to go in Illinois, right on the Mississippi River and close to Galena... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kevinjr0se
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Tinley Park, Illinois
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8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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+1 815-777-1320
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Spent 2 great days at Chestnut Mountain with friends n family skiing / snowboarding. Nicely groomed slopes, beautiful natural scenery and super friendly staffers. Shout out to Steven, Stewart, Austin making sure we had good gear to shred the runs. Lifters were nice to help...More

Thank FlyingBabs
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Loads of Winter Fun here! Greatest conditions for skiing in the tri state area of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. Nice lodging and restaurant with a beautiful views and large expansive windows. Ski rentals available and other activities too. Located near the city of Galena yet...More

Thank legacyendeavors
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This was a great resort for our two youngest to learn how to ski, while keeping the other family members who have skied before entertained. There were no crowds and the staff was very friendly. We would definitely go back.

Thank CSM40
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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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