I once read in a Galena Magazine the best views in all of galena can be seen from C.M.R. I have to admit when I first walked in I was blown away. Theres a indoor/outdoor restaurant that is surrounded by glass that has expansive views of the hills and The Mississippi river that is just beautiful. There are two restaurants at the resort The Summit which is your typical bar food and The Sunset grille which offers a more upscale menu. They both provide great views but The Sunset grille also provides outdoor seating. I have to say they make some of the Best Hot wings in the summit that I've ever had. Their wing sauces come in Beginner, intermediate and advanced-Advanced is amazing. We had a group for our reunion of around 30 people all of which had a great time. We had full use of the conference room which was a great way for us all to get together and have dinner play games etc.. The group loved the pool/hot tub and the Alpine slide. We also did the Scenic boat ride which launches right from the resort. The cons were what many reviewers have already stated-Most sections of the resort needs to be renovated. Some of the rooms have been but the rooms on the top and bottom floors have not. The restaurants were very nice but the hallways, common areas were in desperate need of updating. There was mold all over the ceiling in the pool area and the corridor leading to the pool was probably the worst of all the ares in the hotel. There is also no elevator at the resort so request a room that is on the main level, the 2nd floor. Rebecca behind the desk was rude to deal with but other than that everyone was very nice. A special thanks to Joan who helped me coordinate this event and did such a wonderful job. Overall I'd recommend this resort especially for group events, reunions etc..Between all the amenities the resort offers as well as main street in Galena we always had stuff to do. With some sprucing up this place could be amazing!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Only in the Midwest will you 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chestnut Mountain Galena
- Chestnut Mountain Hotel Galena