Chestnut Mountain Blogs

Get to Galena: February Edition - From celebrating winter athletes to celebrating Mardi Gras, there is a weekend or event this February that is perfect for whatever you enjoy celebrating. Read below to see all Galena has to offer during the month of February.   SPECIAL OLYMPICS ILLINOIS WINTER GAMES Chestnut Mountain Resort is hosting the … Continued
Group cheers on deck in the winter Experience Worldly Cuisine Right From Galena - Galena is a Midwestern hub of activities, history, and international cuisine. From local American food to traditional Japanese cuisine, Galena has authentic flavors from around the world. This article offers our suggestions for fare from select countries and where their foodie counterparts can be experienced in Galena.   FRANCE AND … Continued
Family Skiing Get to Galena: January Edition - January serves as a natural fresh start for many people, and this year is the beginning of not only a new year, but also a new decade, why not set out to be more involved, more adventurous, and more connected this year? Galena, being the bustling town that it is, … Continued
Chestnut Mountain Resort slopes in the winter Get to Galena: December Edition - December is a time to find joy in the cold and snow with your family and friends. Red cheeks, big smiles, hot cocoa, and carols – Galena offers everything you’ll need for an unforgettable holiday month.   $20 LIFT TICKET SPECIAL Chestnut Mountain Resort will officially be opened for the … Continued
Downtown Galena shops Finish Your Holiday Shopping in Galena - Holiday shopping creates a different feeling for everyone. Some love the magic of the holiday spirit, while others curse the long lines and influx of traffic. Regardless of your stance, Galena, Illinois is a great place for holiday shopping. Galena is a beautiful, historic little town that looks as if … Continued
GET TO GALENA: NOVEMBER EDITION - For a true “country Christmas” experience, Galena should be top of your list to visit. With several different types of ways to spend your evenings and weekends, Galena is the perfect place to visit and spend time with those you love before the holiday season infiltrates all your free time. … Continued
THE HAUNTINGS OF GALENA: A WEEKEND FULL OF SPIRIT - Galena, Illinois is a small 19th-century town of 3,200 people – and about that many spirits. Located in the northwest corner of Illinois, this old mining town has almost one square mile of historically registered buildings and roads, making sure that the haunted homes of old spirits are undisturbed. Visiting … Continued
pumpkin float Get to Galena: October Edition - October reminds us of the crisp air that goes from hot to cool in a matter of hours, of ghosts and candy, of German beer and bratwursts. Thankfully, Galena has something for everyone no matter what October reminds them of. That’s why Galena seems to be the perfect experience for … Continued
Mississippi River Valley in the Fall Take the Colorful Route Through Galena - Galena Country is known for their small town, historic charm – but you haven’t experienced all it has to offer until you visit in September when the onslaught of fall colors begins to explode throughout the quaint town. There are plenty of paths to walk, drive, and bike, as well … Continued