The ultimate foodies bed and breakfast, this award winning property was recently featured in Midwest Living Magazine as one of the 30 top B & B's in the Midwest. Chef Monika creates Mediterranean inspired gourmet dinners using locally grown organic foods from several farms. Enjoy big city dining in a small town atmosphere.
5 on May 09, 2016
I reserved the Burgundy Room for my mother for Mother’s Day weekend this year. She has not stopped talking about it since she returned home! Like most mothers, my mother is selfless and does little to pamper herself. Monica & Jeff absolutely delivered! Mom arrived to the warmest welcome on Friday, and left with, what she considers, dear friends on Sunday. She was given her “alone time”, she was spoiled with amazing meals, and given the most precious gift of all – newly found friends! Thank you Monica & Jeff for spoiling Mom just as she deserved!
5 on April 28, 2016
great people, great place, even better food, had a great stay
5 on April 28, 2016
My husband and I had a wonderful experience this past weekend at the Chestnut Street Inn. Monika and Jeff treated us like family not as guests. Accommodations were wonderful. Gourmet food both for the evening meal and breakfast the next morning. Not a single item below outstanding. Would strongly recommend.
5 on April 27, 2016
My wife and I don’t get away often so when we do we love to go to special places. The inn is impeccable. The bed was comfy. The breakfasts and dinner were extraordinary. Definitely a place for foodies. Make sure you have dinner at the inn. The cuisine you would expect to enjoy if you were a judge on Food Network’s Chopped or Iron Chef America.
4.6 on April 27, 2016
As first time travelers from Naperville, Illinois to the small village of Mineral, I wasn’t sure if we would be able to find the type of lodging we are accustomed to. We were headed to the rural town to meet distant relatives and to see the area where my father was born and raised. The Chestnut Street Inn was on the way to Mineral and pictures of it showed it to be beautiful and charming. We stayed in the Green Room – my grown up son in the double bed room and me in the single bed room. Both rooms were lovely, as was the sitting room. The bathroom was neat, clean and nicely modernized. Our suite has two accesses- the main door leading through the hall and down the main staircase, and another stairway that is enclosed within the suite. That is because the Green Room had once been the maid’s quarters. She must’ve loved going to her rooms when her shift was done! Monika and Jeff are friendly and talented innkeepers – tending to our needs and wants with no problem. Jeff entertained us with stories of his former life as an entertainer while Monika filled the house with the fragrances of her expert cooking. The blueberry pancakes should be renamed because they were so much more than simply blueberries inside pancakes. The fruit served with them was absolutely fresh and perfect. The other breakfast – bird in nest, or “toad in a hole” was also delicious. There are interesting trails to hike, the Hennepin Canal parks to explore, as well as quaint little towns in the areas, and best of all – a wonderful Bed & Breakfast named The Chestnut Street Inn. Enjoy!
5 on April 24, 2016
My wife and I have never taken any kind of trip to celebrate our Anniversary so with this being our 35th I took the initiative to plan a weekend stay for us and surprise her.I searched the Illinois bed and breakfast sight and was looking for someplace within a couple of hours of home,When I came across the Chestnut Street Inn I read reviews and checked their gallery of pictures to see what we could expect.I had never been to a bed and breakfast so I did not know what to expect.I can sum it up in one word,WOW. We were so impressed with the wonderful accomodations,the phenominal food and especially Monika and Jeff.They made us feel like we were family.There is no doubt we will be telling all of our friends and family about our stay and we will be visiting them again.We both agreed that we have never spent two days or even a week anywhere and come away so rejuvenated and ready to face the
5 on April 05, 2016
A visit we love to repeat is one to the Chestnut Street Inn. It is an easy country drive from our home to the Sudakov's, but just far enough away that we feel a sense of freedom from the telephone and from unexpected demands on our time. We spent the last night of a recent vacation there. Upon arrival, Monika suggested we get settled in our favorite "Green Room" and told us there would be freshly-baked gluten-free macaroons and fresh coffee waiting for us when we came back down stairs. Bubbly Jeff is usually there to greet us and help with luggage, if necessary, but he was temporarily "under the weather". Even with an inn-full of guests, Monika soldiered cheerfully on, serving as hostess and top-notch chef, as well as covering for Jeff. Our visit was, as usual, relaxing and pleasant. Just when we think Monika's breakfasts could not possibly get better, they do! Both Monika and Jeff are so personable, down-to-earth and always conversationally fascinating. We'll be ready to return again soon!
5 on March 15, 2016
Love to visit this place for a quick overnight. We will be back in a few months!!
5 on February 17, 2016
My wife and I went to the Chestnut Street Inn for a quick escape night away and were completely blown away by the entire experience. Our room was more spacious and cozy than the website gives them credit for. The friendliness and courtesy from Monika and Jeff made us feel like we were visiting longtime friends. The food! The Breakfast! If you go to the Chestnut Street Inn for nothing more than a gourmet meal experience, you'll be thanking yourself for days to follow! Monika is one of the most creative chefs I have had the please to dine and converse with. The meal is comprised of the most fresh ingredients and prepared to a visual delight. This was our first visit to the Chestnut Street Inn, but we'll be back and often! GO TO THE CHESTNUT STREET INN!
5 on February 04, 2016
We stayed for a weekend getaway - it was our second visit, and we were especially looking forward to enjoying Monika's cooking again. Jeff and Monika are excellent hosts, and really have thought of every detail. It was so easy to just relax together, make some tea every once in a while, and take walks around Sheffield and along the canal path.
Countryside, Small town, Village
Peoria, IL (PIA-Greater Peoria) 50 miles
50 miles North of Peoria on Route 40 or halfway between the Quad Cities and Chicago just off Interstate 80.
Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Bishop Hill, Hennepin Canal, Festival 56/November 10, Hornbaker Gardens, Starved Rock, Goods Furniture, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Air conditioning, Board games, Computer, Copier, Internet Service, Library, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Signature Toiletries, Full Hot Breakfast, Gourmet International Dinner Available, LGBTQ Friendly
Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Antiquing, Historic Sites, Wineries, Spa Services, Geocaching, Letterboxing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts
Monika and Jeff Sudakov
Hungarian, English, French
Chef Monika has a Master's Degree in Cultural Anthropology with an emphasis in Food and Culture. Her particular area of interest is foods of the Mediterranean. She teaches cooking classes at numerous venues and makes regular appearances on a local Quad Cities television show. Jeff is an avid golfer and movie buff.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Dairy Free
Spanish Tapas, French, Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern, Moroccan and more. Monika utilizes the best locally available meats, produce, eggs and more to create exotic and flavorful cuisine which will not only please your taste buds but educate you in the foods of cultures you may not be familiar with.