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Summer at Chestnut Mountain Resort

There’s a lot to love about spending time not just at our Galena Bed and Breakfast, but in the quaint and historic downtown Galena. But there’s more to this gorgeous part of the state, too, including the beautiful Chestnut Mountain Resort. Chestnut Mountain Resort is a short drive – or even bike ride on the Galena River Trail – away, and it’s more than worth your time!

Galena is located in what’s known as the Driftless Region of Illinois – an atypically hilly part of the Midwest that is unbelievably scenic. That scenery is on full display at Chestnut Mountain Resort. Though the resort is fantastic for a quick ski trip in the winter, it also affords visitors a wonderful place to spend a warm summer day, filled with adventure and gorgeous views of and trips on the Mississippi River. 

Whether you just enjoy lunch on the patio at Chestnut Mountain Resort or partake in their adventure activities, it’s a lovely place to spend a summer afternoon. When you’re done, the quiet tranquility and luxury amenities of our Galena Bed and Breakfast will be waiting for you. From our generous and well-appointed suites to our sumptuous wine and appetizer tray shared each afternoon, it’s easy to see why we’re rated as one of the best places to stay in Galena. Summer is coming – and we can’t wait to see you! Book your room at our Galena Bed and Breakfast today!

View of the Mississippi River at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Four Seasons of Fun at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Though most people think of Chestnut Mountain Resort as a winter destination, there’s plenty of fun to be had there year-round. True, it’s a spectacular place to hit the slopes when the winter snows hit.  But beyond that, it’s an incredible four-season destination built for fun.

Chestnut Mountain Resort sits high above the Mississippi River.  During these beautiful summer months, the ski slopes are transformed into a thrilling adventure course.  Here are a few of our favorite things to do at Chestnut Mountain Resort when the winter snows have melted.

  • One of the most popular features at Chesnut Mountain Resort during the off season is the Farside Bike Park – a fantastic place to do some life-serviced mountain biking in the Galena area. 
  • Chestnut Mountain’s Alpine Slide is a thrilling and beautiful journey down the slopes. Strap yourself in, and race down the 2,050-foot course on nothing more than a sled (don’t worry – the journey is pretty controlled and safe).  It’s fun, of course, but the real reason to take this ride is the panoramic view of the Mississippi River as you descend.
  • For more great river views, take a ride on the Soaring Eagle Zip line. It’s an 800-foot, bucket seat zip line that flies 600 feet above the Mississippi River.  To begin the ride, you’ll actually travel backward to the peak. Once you’re set free, you’ll reach thrilling speeds of up to 30 mph.
  • You can also take Segway Tours at the resort – a great way to take in the views and explore the entire 220-acre property.
  • After you’ve finished the more extreme adventures, unwind and have some fun on Chestnut Mountain’s Mini and Disc Golf courses.
  • There’s also a beautiful Mississippi River Cruise that leaves from Chestnut Mountain Resort.  From there, you’ll enjoy a unique cruise along the Mississippi, gaining insight into the history of the area and a chance to see plenty of beautiful wildlife, including eagles, blue herons, and more.

There’s also a lovely restaurant at the resort with an outdoor patio that affords diners the chance to enjoy even more great Mississippi River views. 

After enjoying the view at Chestnut Mountain Resort, return for wine and appetizers on the patio at Jail Hill Inn, the best place to stay in Galena

The Best Place to Stay in Galena

When you’ve had your fill of fun at Chestnut Mountain Resort, downtown Galena and the restful accommodations at our Galena Bed and Breakfast aren’t too far away. When the weather is nice, our outdoor patio is an inviting oasis and the perfect place to enjoy our sumptuous afternoon wine and appetizer tray – a complimentary treat that is delivered to your room between 4-5 pm every day. With so many elevated amenities like this and exceptional hospitality, it’s easy to see why we’re rated as one of the best places to stay in Galena. We have thought of every detail to make your stay exceptional.

Each of our six guest suites is well-appointed to offer a truly luxurious guest experience. They feature 800 square feet of space filled with generous seating areas, elegant beds, luxurious linens, and spa-like bathrooms. Other amenities enjoyed at our Galena Bed and Breakfast include a complimentary guest Tesla/EV Charging Station, a customizable Bluetooth sound system in each suite, a sensational multi-course breakfast each morning of your stay, plenty of tranquil indoor and outdoor spaces to enjoy, and so much more. 

Moreover, our Galena Bed and Breakfast is a short and easy walk to downtown Galena. We’re right in the heart of the best of Galena, yet just far enough away to give you a welcoming place to retreat from the busy summer crowds. It’s the best of everything in this historic town, making us the best place to stay in Galena! Summer is just about here, and we still have limited availability. Don’t miss your chance to visit our top-rated Galena Bed and Breakfast.  Book with us today!

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