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Chestnut Mountain Resort

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Address: 8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
Phone Number: +1 815-777-1320
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Relaxing, Scenic Stay

I loved this place. Would have been 5 start review, if not for unreliable WiFi (especially AT&T) and so-so food. Lovely resort, located upon a scenic hilltop overlooking the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Connie W
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98 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

C.M.R is a nice resort in a mountain/shopping town. My husband and I stayed one night after shopping and eating in downtown Galena. Our room was comfortable with a nice view of the Mississippi River. We also enjoyed the hot tub and dinner at their restaurant. They gave us muffins and oranges in the morning outside our door which was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I loved this place. Would have been 5 start review, if not for unreliable WiFi (especially AT&T) and so-so food. Lovely resort, located upon a scenic hilltop overlooking the river. We were there Sunday for four days and it was like we had the place to ourselves, which was cool. The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially if you... More 

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Thank Connie W
West Des Moines, Iowa
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I had problems writing this review. I really enjoyed the resort staff. They were very helpful and polite. The food, especially for breakfast, was good. Where I was disappointed was the room. I booked the room on Orbitz. The picture on Orbitz, for all rooms, was for a premium room. What this means is that rooms within the main part... More 

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Thank THVolpone
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Was awesome to do something out of the ordinary that had such beautiful fall colors. Rode through trails and stopped at look out points. Our guides were great.

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Thank Carla F
Linton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Was there in the summer months and it was nice. Not a skier but if I was that is one great place to do it. Great views from the top over looking the river. Enjoyed the stay there a lot. Plan to go back soon again.

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Thank Pat R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and service! A spectacular view at sunset. Highly recommend you stop here when your in Galena.

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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went for something different on our way home from our mini vacation in Galena. My husband and I went on the huge slide, umm were in our early 50's...we survived! The also had a unique 2 person zipline. Good for a family too. Go for these 2 things and have fun! Not for kids under 48".

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Thank Tina S
Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited on a nice, sunny day, not skiing but it is still a nice place to see/visit. Great views. There seems to be a lot to do: skiing, segways, zip line chair, etc. We did not stay there so I cannot talk about hotel rooms. There is also a store that sells ski equipment and clothes, we did not... More 

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Thank Illinoisnow
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Drove from Galena to Chestnut Mountain just to enjoy the beautiful sunset and view of the Mississippi River.

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Thank Beverly J
Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was unsure about taking my 2.5 year old son on the slides. But, it ended up to be a blast! He could "help me steer", and I had complete control over the speed, meaning we went at a snail's pace the whole way down. Getting back to the top of the mountain was a little unnerving, as we had... More 

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