I'm an avid skiier. I usually head up to Devil's Head in Wisconsin for weekend ski trips; this time, I decided to try skiiing at Chestnut Mountain in Galena. My review is a mixed bag.
The skiing is fantastic. Lots of lifts. Fun and challenging trails.
The restuarants and bars inside the resorts are fun. Great drink specials. Tasty food. Excellent soups.
The Resort itself is 50+ years old--and it looks its age on its best day.
The hotel rooms are atrocious - wallpaper peeling off the walls. Stains on the ceilings. Ancient bathrooms. Rock hard beds. Really not worth any amount of money.
The bartenders have no clue how to make any trpoical drink. If you like beer, you're golden.
My advice---ski at Chestnut. Just don't stay there.
- 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