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Chestnut Mountain Resort

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Front of property
Indoor pool
Desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds | Desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi
Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds | Desk, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Chestnut Mountain Resort

Chestnut Mountain Resort

3.0 star property

8.2/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
8700 W Chestnut Mountain Rd, Galena, IL, 61036

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChestnut Mountain Resort3 min walk
  • Popular LocationUpper Mississippi River Wild Life and Fish Refuge12 min drive
  • AirportDubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional)46 min drive
  • Popular LocationBellevue Golf Club66 min drive

Room options

About this area


Chestnut Mountain Resort is located in Galena. Washburne House Historic Site and Belvedere Mansion are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Chestnut Mountain Resort and Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • Chestnut Mountain Resort - 3 min walk
  • Upper Mississippi River Wild Life and Fish Refuge - 12 min drive
  • Casper Bluff Land and Water Reserve - 15 min drive
  • Riverview Park - 63 min drive
  • Bellevue Golf Club - 66 min drive

Getting around

  • Dubuque, IA (DBQ-Dubuque Regional) - 46 min drive


  • Lefevre Inn & Resort - 15 min drive
  • Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub - 18 min drive
  • Highland’s Restaurant - 28 min drive

About this property

Chestnut Mountain Resort

3-star family-friendly resort
Take advantage of a terrace, mini golf, and a coffee shop/cafe at Chestnut Mountain Resort. Skiers and snowboarders can spend time on the slopes at this resort offering ski-in/ski-out access, downhill skiing, and ski equipment rentals. Enjoy American cuisine and al fresco dining at the two onsite restaurants. Enjoy onsite activities like mountain biking, ecotours, and snowboarding. In addition to a garden and a playground, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), bike rentals, and an electric car charging station
  • Luggage storage, ATM/banking services, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the pool and helpful staff
Room features
All 43 rooms feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews speak well of the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Refrigerators, microwaves, and cribs/infant beds


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Electric car charging station on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee weekends 8:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 9.00-16.00 per person
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Restaurants on site

  • Sunset Grille
  • Mountain Top Cafe
  • The Summit

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Downhill skiing
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Indoor pool
  • Mini golf
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Segway rentals/tours
  • Snowboarding
  • Ziplining

Family friendly

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini golf
  • Playground
  • Refrigerator


  • ATM/banking services
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski equipment rentals
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Skiing lessons
  • Ski storage
  • Snow sports gear


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathtub
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 3 PM - 2 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 9.00 and USD 16.00 per person (approximately)
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for an additional fee

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Chestnut Mountain
Chestnut Mountain Galena
Chestnut Mountain Resort
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Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena
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Frequently asked questions

Does Chestnut Mountain Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Chestnut Mountain Resort?

As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Chestnut Mountain Resort on Dec 15, 2022 start from $96.0, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Chestnut Mountain Resort pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Chestnut Mountain Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Chestnut Mountain Resort?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 2 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Chestnut Mountain Resort?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Chestnut Mountain Resort located?

Set amidst the mountains, this ski-in/ski-out resort in Galena is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Chestnut Mountain Resort and close to winter activities such as cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Upper Mississippi River Wild Life and Fish Refuge and Mississippi River are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Chestnut Mountain Resort and receive a full refund?

Yes, Chestnut Mountain Resort offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Chestnut Mountain Resort cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 334 out of 825 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 40%
Rating 8 - Good. 298 out of 825 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 128 out of 825 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 16%
Rating 4 - Poor. 45 out of 825 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 5%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 20 out of 825 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
very convinient location for skiers, nice views food quality not so good overall nice stay,will be back
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was nice and cozy staying here! Would come again
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved the beautiful surrounding area and nearby trails. I would have liked some information in the room or at the front desk about hiking and biking trials in the area. Also, information about things to do in nearby towns. Also, it did not seem to be handicap accessible, I could not find an elevator. I was disappointed that the pool and hot tub were under maintenance during my stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perched high on a Mississippi bluff the views were outstanding at this time of year with the leaves changing. My room on the 4th floor had a great view of the river and slopes. The room was nice and the bed was very comfortable. The dining room has great views and there are great outdoor seating options that overlook the river valley. The down side of this property is that the halls and common areas need a lot of updating and cleaning. Also, an elevator would be a good addition.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

odir gomez
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I enjoyed how peaceful it was. I am taking beautiful memories with me.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great Fall Stay location Perched high above the Mississippi River Just a short scenic drive from Downtown Galena and local wineries
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is a bit tired judging from the carpet in the hallways and the rooms are basic but clean and the beds were very comfortable. The area surrounding the resort is gorgeous and we had a great weekend here. I hope to come back and ski!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Disliked: Amenities
Limited room amenities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with partner
The view was beautiful. Limited food options at restaurant. The staff that checked us in was not impressive. It took a long time for check in and they couldn’t give us keys. They said they would bring them to us but we had to go back to the desk and ask for them.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I’ve always looked at this property when planning a trip to Galena. It finally worked for me this time! It did not disappoint! Friendly staff, affordable, clean and comfortable room, delicious food, so many amenities, and a GORGEOUS view of the Mississippi River! I will for sure visit the Chestnut Mountain Resort AGAIN! Highly recommended!
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022