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Stopped there for a drink atmosphere and appetizer

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

Reviewed yesterday
Mark B
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Great place for multitude of activites - summer or winter!

We have been bringing family and friends to the restaurant for the views; and they have a GREAT... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago 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 Kevin F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
Thank Tabby42
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We took our kids on the alpine slide and they enjoyed it very much. The ride back up the hill on the ski lift is not for those afraid of heights. The restaurant in the lodge was tasty and reasonable with a decent selection of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank dustyzz75
Reviewed August 29, 2018

This place is very family friendly -- it has a "zip line" (not very big or scary) and you can also race side-by-side down the mountainside on carts in a slolum area. (We did this years ago!) This trip to Galena was for our Anniversary,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 52KarenJ15
Reviewed August 25, 2018

My sons (now adults) wanted to reminisce by going on the Alpine slide they did as kids. They had just as much fun! We also played mini-golf. It's an old fashioned course, just like you would remember - no waterfalls or fancy things!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Anne S
Reviewed August 18, 2018

We got the Groupon for the adventure pass, which was definitely the way to go. The Soaring Eagle zipline was nowhere near as scary as we thought it would be when watching it. Probably not worth the money on its own, but also one of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jackobanzi
Reviewed August 15, 2018

Had a friends trip to Galena/Chestnut mountain. We had a wonderful afternoon riding the alpine slide. We thought the price for the all day ticket was very reasonable, and the lines were short. (We went on a weekday.) The guys at the top and the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LISA S
Reviewed August 14, 2018

We put our son and his significant other up there as we were unable to get another room where we were staying on short notice. They absolutely loved it. Beautiful accommodations and a wonderful staff.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Crow W
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Beautiful location overlooking the Mississippi with great views. Very large restaurant with outdoor patio. The long "slide" down the hill looked challenging. Opted for a ride on the chair lift instead. River cruise available. Very scenic.

Date of experience: August 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.