Why You Should Visit Chestnut Mountain in Galena

From touring the sites, to tasting the cuisine, to spending your time outdoors, there’s no shortage of captivating activities to enjoy. Ascend to the peak of Chestnut Mountain in Galena, one of the top destinations for outdoor adventures, and let the fun begin. Whether you visit the summer or winter, you’ll discover the array of things to do. Immersing yourself in our nature at this beloved place will make a fun-filled addition to your getaway to Farmers Guest House!

Before you travel to Chestnut Mountain in Galena, request a copy of our complimentary Vacation Guide to discover other seasonal things to do, area attractions, and places to explore on your next vacation to our luxurious bed and breakfast!

What to Enjoy at Chestnut Mountain in Galena

Chestnut Mountain in Galena is located at 8700 W. Chestnut Mountain RD Galena, IL 61036, and is situated just 9 miles from Farmers Guest House. Here’s everything you can enjoy at this delightful resort!

Summer Activities

The splendor of summertime isn’t complete without delighting in the many things to do at Chestnut Mountain in Galena. Enjoy the rush of adrenaline as you race to the base of the 2,050-foot Chestnut Mountain Alpine Slide. Or, set sail on the wonderful River Cruise, a weekend-only experience, where the wonder of the Mississippi encapsulates you. Other fun-filled things to do include:

  • Bike Rentals
  • Disc Golf
  • Mini Golf
  • Chestnut Mountain ZipLine
  • Chestnut Mountain Segway Tours

Winter Attractions

As the peaks become white with snow, the powder-covered landscape affords you the opportunity to break out your winter gear and get ready for an unforgettable experience. Perhaps one of the most popular ways to enjoy Chestnut Mountain in Galena is skiing or snowboarding down the slopes. Before you go, check out the Chestnut Mountain trail map and choose which one you want to shred. We also recommend purchasing your Chestnut Mountain lift tickets in advance because they tend to sell out quickly. Ski season begins in late November around Thanksgiving, so start planning your winter trip to Farmers Guest House today!

Where to Eat

After your time enjoying the outdoor activities of Chestnut Mountain in Galena, head indoors for a hearty meal. Whether you want breakfast, lunch, or dinner, grab a table at Sunset Grille, The Summit, or The Mountain Top Cafe. Each of them offers something to satisfy your cravings with robust menus of excellently seasoned dishes, sumptuous small plates, and decadent desserts. Pair your meal with freshly roasted coffee, a glass of exquisite wine, or a savory craft brew!

If you’re eager to return to downtown Galena, find your foodie fix at one of the restaurants on the Helluva Half Mile! This iconic stretch of cultural delights is located just around the corner from the Farmers Guest House and helps you indulge in our local community. For recommendations, consult our Vacation Guide (link above) and review this list below! 

  • Campeche Mexican
  • Fritz & Frites
  • Gobbie’s Sports Pub & Eatery
  • Goldmoor Restaurant
  • Little Tokyo
  • Log Cabin Steakhouse
  • Market House
  • One-Eleven Main
  • Perry Street Brasserie
  • Vinnie Vanucchi’s Little Italy

Thaw Out at Farmers Guest House

Before you make the trip to Chestnut Mountain in Galena, fuel your day with breakfast at Farmers Guest House. Each morning, the Breakfast Diva herself crafts the richest delicacies, hearty entrees, and savory delights from scratch and makes your meal just the way you like it. Do you follow a special lifestyle or have food allergies? We will accommodate you, just give us 24-hour advance notice!

After your daily adventures, return to your charming accommodation at Farmers Guest House. Each of our intimate retreats offers an abundance of natural light, beautifully restored hardwood floors, and stunning furnishings. We invite you to browse our selection of guest rooms and hand-select the ideal one for your romantic getaway. Once you book, you’ll already feel relaxed and ready for your vacation. We can’t wait to host you and your special someone this year!