Took a chance on the resort during the end of summer and were not disappointed. Yes, the rooms needed some updating (the original doors still in place, but shabby looking) but the Resort upgraded our room. It overlooked the beautiful lush green yard and the gorgeous Mississippi. Beds were comfortable with plenty of pillows for the 4 of us. Bathroom was average and the amenities (soap, shampoo etc.) could have been a higher quality but sufficient. We came for the beautiful scenery and fun for the 7 yr. old grandsons and got what we paid for.
Fine dining was available with linen tableclothes but we chose the Grill room...less expensive and more choices for the boys. Pizza was great; thin crust and bacon and onion made to order. The alpine slide was great fun for the kids, but nearly killed my husband who was speeding too fast for the curve! The staff was inattentive but "just doing their job"; hey, typical low paid employees. The front desk staff was very helpful with our questions and offered suggestions of what might interest the kids.
We would come back just for the quiet serenity and beauty. The swimming pool was refreshing as was the sauna and whirlpool. Maybe some brightening up of the paint jobs, some fresher carpets in the rooms, new doors...but I am fussy when I spend good money on a nice resort. We would have prefered a breakfast buffet over menu ordering with little children.
- 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