Queen Anne Guest House

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Skiing and Winter Activities in Galena

Winter activities abound in Galena and the Queen Anne Guest House is the perfect Galena Il Bed and Breakfast to help you make that winter get away memorable! Skiing, sledding, snowmaking and shopping are just a few winter activities for your vacation pleasure. 

Tucked away high above the Mississippi is the acclaimed Galena IL Ski Resort, Chestnut Mountain Resort. Featuring 19 trails, 220 acres and a vertical drop of 475 feet, Chestnut Mountain Resort Galena IL is a premier Illinois Ski Resort with two quads, four triple chair lifts and three surface lifts. Lines are hard to come by at this ski resort due to the number of lifts, trails and expansive acreage. Chestnut Mountain Resort Galena IL, consistently rated one of the top ten ski resorts in the Midwest by Ski Magazine, also offers night skiing. With 26% beginner, 47% intermediate, 21% advanced, and 6% freestyle terrain, every age and style of skier or snowboarder will enjoy Chestnut Mountain. Snowboarders especially love the 7-acre Farside Terrain Park’s half-pipes, quarter pipes, table tops and 25 rails. Chestnut Mountain professional trainers provide lessons to aspiring skiers and snowboarders.  Boasting the largest snowmaking machine in the Midwest--70 snowmaking machines and five 300 HP Vertical Turbine Pumps with the capability of pumping 5,000 gallons of water per minute through each gun, there is always a good snow base at Chestnut.  Even in the summer, visitors can enjoy Chestnut Mountain Resort Galena IL by taking to the Alpine Slide. Wheeled sleds take you down a 2,500-foot bluff on a toboggan-like track down to the edge of the Mississippi River.  The Sunset Grille, Chestnut's new restaurant, features a 1,400-square-foot outdoor dining deck that looks over the resort and the Mississippi River.  The menu offers burgers, specialty salads, pizzas and other entrees.  Please visit www.chestnutmtn.com for rates and specials. Where else in the world can you experience something like that!  Galena IL Skiing at Chestnut Mountain Resort is located less than 10 miles from the Queen Anne Guest House Bed & Breakfast.

Other Galena IL Skiing can be found at Sundown Resort. Sundown Mountain Resort is located 25 miles west of Galena and offers down hill skiing and instruction. It has 20 trails, six ski lifts and two terrain parks. Bring your own cross country skis or rent them from Fever River Outfitters and enjoy the Galena River Trail located just one block from the Queen Anne Guest House.

Sometimes just taking your sled to Grant Park is all you need for an afternoon of thrills.  Grant Park in just blocks from the Queen Anne Guest House.  Or join Innkeepers Mike and Anita from the Queen Anne Guest House and make your own snowman! Your winter get away at the Queen Anne Guest House is only a reservation away!

For more information or to make reservations, contact us at 815-777-3849, email us, or click here to book online.
queenannebnbgalena@gmail.com 200 Park Avenue | Galena IL 61036 | 815-777-3849 | queenannebnbgalena@gmail.com