Royal Victorian Manor Bed and Breakfast

344 Fremont Street , Woodstock, IL 60098 USA (Show map)


Royal Victorian Manor Bed and Breakfast Featured as the "The Cherry Street Inn" in the movie "Groundhog Day" (1992), this majestic painted lady is designed to cater to the discerning traveler. Located in Woodstock, Illinois, the Manor is celebrated as a historic and cultural vacation retreat.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Beautiful wedding venue

5 on December 13, 2014

4 years ago on December 12th my husband and I had our wedding here. We've been back, but not nearly as often as we would like. We do drive past at least once a year to look at the beautiful home. The owners are by far the kindest people and so accommodating. My husband and I drove past last night, and as usual it was lit up just as beautifully as it was the day we were married. We WILL be back again, and so look forward to seeing the owners. What a perfect place to have been married in.

The Royal Treatment

5 on August 06, 2012

That is what we received at the Royal Victorian . We had the Royal Suite. Our room was beautiful and more than expected. The whole house has been restored and decorated with elegant top notch details. Our Hosts Karla and Everton were beyond friendly, and very informative, with the history of the house as well as what to do in the area. They went out of their way to deliver the Royal treatment which included a breakfast feast in a grand dining room fit for a King and Queen.

Searching Family History in Woodstock, Illinois

4.6 on July 11, 2012

Karla and Everton are the kindest, most welcoming people to their beautiful bed & breakfast. They have worked very hard and with much love to bring this home up-to-date with all the wonderful amenities They have not missed a detail, the home is gorgeous and meticulously kept. Each bedroom is prettier than the next with very comfortable beds! Breakfasts are delicious and would love to make another stay in the future. Woodstock is a charming town and well known for the filming of Groundhog Day. Part of it was filmed at the B&B and a copy of the DVD is in each room:)


5 on June 17, 2012

I may be a biased Groundhog Day fan, and quite overwhelmed by the fact that I was staying in the same building that Phil Connors did, this beautiful Bed and Breakfast would of deserved the same 5 star review regardless. A truly unique and exquisite way to spend a night in the charming town of Woodstock. Not only this, Karla and Everton were extremely friendly and a genuine pleasure as hosts. Not only did they make us feel completely at ease and welcome in their wonderful home, they treated my wife to a fabulous birthday breakfast celebration! (We even got Everton to dance for us! Very entertaining!) All in all, we will take away nothing but fond memories of our stay in the Royal Victorian Manor - simply the standard by which all Bed and Breakfast accommodation should be measured. James and Hayley Green.

Best vacation in a long time

4.4 on February 12, 2012

We went to Woodstock for Groundhog Day, and where better to stay but here? Everton and Karla were the perfect hosts and the house was everything we expected!

Exceptional - the perfect get-away

5 on July 31, 2011

We had the privilege of staying at the Royal Victorian Manor this weekend, and it was absolutely exceptional! This is the perfect place for a quiet, romantic get-away for anyone in the Chicago or Milwaukee metro areas. Karla and Everton are friendly and welcoming - they provide incredible service and also give their guests complete privacy. Our room - the Garden Suite - could not have been more comfortable, inviting and romantic. The bathroom was beyond anything I have ever experienced in a B&B. The location is also ideal, steps from the variety of excellent restaurants on the Woodstock square (we enjoyed Petite Creperia) and the quaint shops and parks. I am a discriminating traveler, and I must say that this inn far exceeded my high expectations. We will be going back soon, and I hope others will too. You will not be disappointed!

We could stay here again, and again, and again...

4.0 on November 04, 2010

We were the first guests of the Royal Victorian Manor. We had a great time in Woodstock and saw all of the Groundhog Day sites. Carla and Everton were very hospitable. We're coming back on Groundhog Day!

Come for the home, stay for the hospitality

5 on October 31, 2010

We stayed three nights for our twenty-fifth anniversary. From the warm greetings and friendliness of our hosts Karla & Everton to the special touches they added to our delightful suite and the special music selection they chose to play during our intimate (and delicious) anniversary breakfast, our hosts and their exquisite victorian home combined to create a special experience for us. The manor is a treasure and the updates the owners added are all first class. In addition, we found Woodstock to be both picturesque and the inhabitants wonderfully friendly and the food delicious at every place we stopped. Frankly our day in Lake Geneva was not half as enjoyable as our two days spent in Woodstock... the town "Groundhog Day" was filmed in. We have stayed in b&b's all over the midwest and this is one we would absolutely return to and can recommend wholeheartedly!

"WOW" New B & B in Woodstock, Illinois

4.0 on October 17, 2010

Our romantic birthday getaway to the Royal Victorian Manor B & B, had a tremendous "WOW" factor. From our warm greeting, to our fond goodbye, we were treated to luxury and first-class hospitality. Though recently opened (June 2010) the Royal Victorian Manor innkeepers, Karla and Everton, are clearly experienced as gracious hosts. The decor is outstanding -- Karla is a gifted designer. The breakfasts were delicious and presented beautifully at a table set with gorgeous linens, china and stemware. Set in historic Woodstock, there is much to do and see -- great shopping and dining, the Woodstock Opera House, and, our favorite, fantastic bike trails to be explored. We can't wait to return!

Very impressed

5 on September 26, 2010

Myself and my boyfriend spent one night at the Royal Victorian Manor Bed and Breakfast this last weekend. We were greeted with a very friendly Karla and then her equally friendly husband Everton. The house is absolutely gorgeous, clean and has this incredible homey feeling. Karla gave us a great tour of the building including the history, what her and her husband did to renovate the house and showed us each of the rooms. Each room is so beautifully decorated- we would have been happy to stay in any of the rooms. We stayed in the Victorian Suite and loved it. Breakfast in the morning was delicious!! Overall our experience was the best. We immediately started to think about when we could come back and who else we could recommend to go there as well. Thank you Karla and Everton for the amazing experience.

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Rooms & Rates

Royal Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $155 - $155

Victorian Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $175

Captain’s State Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $145

Manor Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Garden Suite

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165


Location Type

City, Small town


Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Take Interstate I-90 west toward Rockford for approximately 31 miles to Illinois Route 47. Exit on Route 47 North, continuing for about 13 miles. Turn left (West)on Lake Avenue for about .7 miles. Turn left(South) on S. Madison Street .3 miles to Fremont Street. The Manor will be at the end of S. Madison St. at Fremont St.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Concert venue, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Private entrance, Telephone, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking on premises
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No No children allowed
  • Childcare Provided: No No children allowed
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No No pets allowed
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: One (1) night stay full payment required. Two (2) or more nights 50% deposit required at time of booking (balance due at check-in). Full payment required on all bookings less than 7 days in advance.
  • Cancellations: For cancellations 14 days prior to arrival a refund in the form of a room certificate for the full amount of deposit for a future stay. For cancellations less than 14 days no refund or credit for future stay. Early departure due to personal reasons or inclement weather will be cancelled and balance if any will be forfeited. No refund or credit for future stay if special event reservations are cancelled.



Karla Stewart-Martin & Everton G. Martin

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  • Time Served: 9:00 am
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian