Chestnut Mountain Blogs

GET TO GALENA –DECEMBER EDITION - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family ski trip, a snowboarding expedition with the guys, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in … Continued
9 Girlfriend Getaway Activities to do in Galena - Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a full-time worker, or a college student on break, everyone needs some time away with a good group of girlfriends. Wondering how this can be possible with your busy schedule or strict budget? Try a weekend getaway within driving distance! According to a 2017 report … Continued
Get to Galena – November Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family ski trip, a snowboarding expedition with the guys, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in … Continued
Spooktacular haunted spots in Galena, IL - Galena’s historic ghost “sightings” date back the early 1800’s, when ghost sightings and stories were featured in the local newspapers. Since the 1800’s many of Galena’s finest locals and tourists have reported spiritual encounters and experiences. Have you seen the Lady in Black? Check out some of these haunted spots … Continued
Get to Galena – October Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. … Continued
Say “I Do” With a Breathtaking View at Chestnut Mountain Resort - You said “Yes,” so now what’s next? Don’t stress, because located high above the Mississippi River, Chestnut Mountain provides three gorgeous wedding venues. Whether you choose The Vista, Grandview Pointe or the Sunset Gardens, we promise you won’t have anything but a picture-perfect wedding. From the linens to the cake … Continued
Get to Galena – September Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. … Continued
Falling for Fall - Crunch. Crunch. Crunch. Imagine the crisp fall leaves crunching under your feet as you explore the picture-perfect fall views in Galena, IL. The colors are changing, and the local fall festivals are preparing to keep you entertained as you leap into fall this September. From the best leaf foliage to … Continued
Get to Galena – August Edition - Have you ever explored Galena? Whether it’s a family trip, a golf outing with your buddies, or a girlfriend getaway, this is a destination you don’t want to miss. Known for beautiful views, a rich history, small boutiques, and rolling vineyards, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Galena. … Continued
History of Galena, Illinois and the Helluva Half Mile - Found in the Northwestern corner of Illinois, the city of Galena is known for both its beautiful and historic roots. Established in 1826, the city of Galena was named after a rare mineral formed from lead sulfide. Because of its location along the Mississippi River, Galena became an important port … Continued