Chestnut Mountain Resort

A 119-room resort located high on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Activities include an indoor pool, whirlpool, miniature golf, disc golf, Alpine Slide, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, Mississippi river cruise, skiing and snowboarding.

Chestnut Mountain Resort is a Galena, Illinois Resort that has all the amenities travelers come to expect in a resort destination, yet its Midwestern roots and small town charm always keeps folks coming back for more.


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Latitude: 42.318909 Longitude: -90.3939 Elevation: 1015 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

Chestnut Mountain is a perfect year-round Galena lodging experience for family vacations, romantic getaways and productive meetings away from the office.

A full-service, 100-room slope-side lodge is just steps away from the Village Ski Center, and gorgeous vistas exist no matter which room travelers choose. The lodge is also home to the Alpine Slide, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, The Summit Food & Spirits, Sunset Grille,  Mountain Top Cafe - as well as lively entertainment and an electronic game room. With an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool and free internet access, guests will enjoy a memorable Galena hotel experience. The overall low-key atmosphere of Chestnut Mountain is something everyone finds to be a great escape from the daily grind.

Recreational Opportunities

At Chestnut Mountain, there's no shortage of traditional resort activities.

During the Summer ride the alpine slide enjoy a Mississippi River Cruises or putt short game on the 18-hole mini golf course. Bike or hike on trails showcasing the area's unique geologic beauty. 

With 19 runs and the Midwest's largest terrain park, it's understandable why Chestnut Moutain gets excited about winter. With slopes for beginners and experts, chances are there's a hill to suit everyone's cool weather Midwest snowboarding and Midwest skiing needs.

And if all this isn't enough there are also hot tubs, pools and plenty of shopping and dining throughout the area. Whatever it is a guest wants to do on a mountain, chances are they can do it here.

Eco-Friendly Notes

Only in the Midwest will travelers find such an unexpected diamond in the rough. High above the Mississippi, tucked nicely in the hills near historic Galena, Chestnut Mountain is a premier Illinois resort that offers nineteen trails & a 7 acre terrain park "The Farside" featuring over 25 rails & features. Chestnut span over 220 rolling acres with a total vertical drop of 475 feet. Midwesterners love their elbow room and Chestnut Mountain is no exception. Thanks to 2 quads, 4 triple chair lifts, and 3 surface lifts, lines are virtually non-existent.

Seasons Open

Open year-round

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