I actually want to give my room and the price we paid for it 1 star, and the resort 4 stars....
On an unplanned, meandering motorcycle trip we found ourselves in the Galena area, only to find that the only available lodging was here, or one other place with a rate over $200...so here with the awesome help of the gentleman at the Galena visitor center we found our way here.
Glass half full: The resort, modeled like a Swiss Ski Chalet, is situated on the top of a ski hill, overlooking an amazing view of the Mississippi...very pretty indeed. We ate a great meal at the "Sunset Grill" on property, a second story balcony with great views. Every employee we encountered was nice. They had river boat rides available, way down hill kayak/canoe rentals, alpine slides-ski lift rides, a pool, hot tub, steam room.....this would have been more fun for a family, and I would consider taking my family back here, possibly to ski or kayak.
Glass 1/2 empty: The rose has wilted. The halls smelled very mildewy, the room was worn out (again I would feel no pain bringin a messy kid here)...things were missing, like a coffee maker. The TV was a box and small....I could not use the toilet with the door open, or the door would be between my legs...the sink, a small, wall attached, no bathroom counter space...the wood furniture all well scuffed on the corners, beds old and flat...you get the idea...all things I could have lived with had I not paid $149 for the room!.....(the previous night we stayed in LaCrosse at the Raddisson for the same price....large flat screen, granite counter tops, down pillows...also on the Mississippi river....you get my let down?)
Again the scenery was great, the staff welcoming, very family friendly (but we were here to get away from the kids :~(.....but the poor building needs a gutting.
- 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