Side Trips from Chicago Hotels

Chestnut Mountain Resort

  • 8700 W. Chestnut Rd.
  • Galena
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  • Multiple recreational activities
  • Indoor pool


  • Rooms are slightly outdated
  • A little far from downtown Galena

Fodor's Review

Set amid the rolling hills about 8 miles outside of downtown Galena, Chestnut Mountain makes a top choice for families with its year-round recreational activities and indoor pool. While your east- and west-coast friends may ridicule Midwest skiing, you can thumb your noses as you woosh down the resort's 19 downhill and snowboarding runs. During summer months, guests take advantage of cruises along the adjacent Mississippi River—be sure to request a room with a river view—along with the property's own mini golf and disc golf courses, and 5 miles of trails for hiking and biking. No need to bring your own two-wheeler, just rent one for the day from the hotel.

Hotel Information


8700 W. Chestnut Rd., Galena, Illinois, 61036, United States


800-397-1320; 815-777-1320

Hotel Details:

  • 100 rooms, 10 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

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