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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 1 week ago
Alpine Slide is Fun!

We took our kids on the alpine slide and they enjoyed it very much. The ride back up the hill on... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Bloomington, Illinois
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8700 Chestnut Dr, Galena, IL 61036-8787
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Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Tabby42
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank dustyzz75
Reviewed 29 August 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

2  Thank 52KarenJ15
Reviewed 26 August 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!

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 19 August 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

Thank jackobanzi
Reviewed 16 August 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

Thank LISA S
Reviewed 15 August 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.

Thank Crow W
Reviewed 7 August 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.

1  Thank boltsnnuts
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were so looking forward to our stay here, but were immediately disappointed. The desk clerk was rude and told us the wrong hallway to go down, which we didn't know until we climbed the 2 flights of stairs (no elevators on the premise). Then...More

Thank MOFarmGirl
Reviewed 6 August 2018

I took my 6-year-old daughter here for something fun. We had a great Groupon for the zip line, mini golf, and alpine slide. Unfortunately we were unable to do the zip line due to wind, but the slide was fantastic. We rode together on the...More

Thank Teresa O
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12 November 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
29 August 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
24 October 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.