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Chestnut Street Inn

301 East Chestnut Street , Sheffield, IL 61361 USA (Show map)
539 Reviews
$119 - $179
per night

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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.


Rooms & Rates

Green Room

This spacious suite offers two bedrooms, one with a full size bed and the second (Buddy's Roost) with a single bed. The private bath of this suite has a spacious standing shower with no tub. A separate sitting porch has Satellite TV/VCR/DVD with over 1000 titles and a private dining room. Amenities include plush robes, silky sheets, snacks/bottled water, signature toiletries and small refrigerator.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Rosewood Suite

This elegant suite features a King sized bed, fireplace, private bathroom with standing shower and soaking tub and a private dining room. Amenities include Satellite TV/DVD/VCR with over 1000 titles, plush robes, silky sheets, snacks/bottled water, mini refrigerator and signature toiletries.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Blue Room

This room features a king sized bed. Light blues, yellows and whites adorn this suite and it features unique blue plates from all over the world which adorn the walls. The suite has a private bathroom and a walk in closet. Amenities include Satellite TV/VCR/DVD with over 1000 titles, plush robes, silky sheets, snacks/bottled water and signature toiletries.

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

Burgundy Room

This suite features a queen sized bed. The room is distinguished by its rich decor of dark burgundies, greens and blues. The suite has a private bathroom. Amenities include Satellite TV/VCR/DVD with over 1000 titles, plush robes, silky sheets, snacks/bottles water and signature toiletries.

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

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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539 Reviews

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Smalltown Wonder

5 on September 18, 2014

This was our second stay with Monika and Jeff. The inn is lovely and Monika is a wonderful chef and Jeff is very friendly and helpful. They give you almost free run of the inn encouraging you to help yourself to coffee, tea and bottled water. There is always some tasty baked good on the dinning room sideboard. The rooms are really special and each room is unique and each is different from the others. We go to this part of Illinois with our bikes to ride the Hennipen Canal trail and it is great to have such a wonderful place to stay after our long days of riding.

Beautiful & Fun!

5 on September 16, 2014

Beautiful accommodations and the cooking class was fun and informative. Am looking forward to a return visit.

First place to meet my dietary restriction!

4.0 on September 14, 2014

I have been searching for a place for almost a year with food that was prepared to taste great and contain little or no sodium. Monika, the chef and half owner, delivered on all four of the meals we ate with them. We have already made plans to return. I just wish the Chestnut Inn was a little closer. If you like good food, this place is a must try!

Awesome Way to Spend Anniversary

5 on September 08, 2014

We came to the Chestnut Street Inn to celebrate our Anniversary. What a great way to celebrate a special occasion! The dinner was amazing! We stayed in the Blue Room, which was decorated beautifully and had a great night's sleep in the comfortable bed. The breakfast was much better quality than you would ever get in a hotel and we enjoyed visiting with Jeff & Monika. We would definitely highly recommend the Chestnut Street Inn to anybody who wants a gourmet dinner, or wants a beautiful place to stay overnight.

Off the charts, great inn!!!!

5 on August 21, 2014

What a beautiful inn!!! The food was outstanding and the Rose room was so relaxing!! We even enjoyed our dinner in our own private dining room!!! We enjoyed all the courses of delicious hand made food. Exquisite food and room!!! A quiet getaway to chill and catch up with your spouse!!! Thank you!!!!

Wonderful August Reunion Stay

5 on August 21, 2014

My wife and I were in the area for a class reunion and stayed in the Blue Room for 2 nights. The accommodations were excellent in every way, this property is not only beautiful but very well maintained with many extras for the guests to enjoy. The breakfast was of a quality you would receive at a luxury resort such as the Greenbrier Resort in WV or the Homestead Resort in VA. Due to evening obligations we didn't get to have dinner with Monika and Jeff however we will do that when we return to the area again. They are very gracious hosts in every way, the location was very quiet and the bed was very comfortable we could not have been more pleased, thank you Monika and Jeff for this great experience.

Great stay

4.6 on August 14, 2014

Food was fantastic and enjoyed ourselves.

Wonderful surprise in Sheffield

5 on August 11, 2014

I had heard of the Chestnut Street Inn from my cousin who said you have got to stay here. With a wedding in Princeton the opportunity presented itself. My wife was reluctant but quickly changed her mind. The Inn is so beautiful inside it is like staying at a small scale version of Mackinac Island Grand Hotel. History is everywhere and I expected to see Christopher Reeves and Jane Seymour pop around a corner. We stayed in the Blue Room and the adornments were perfect and the bed very comfortable. Of course if you are going to The Chestnut Street Inn the hotel is only 1/2 of the treasure. The other half is the incredible food from Chef Monika. She spends hours and hours cooking up a cuisine that you will not forget. Just wonderful. We also had fun chatting with Jeff and the guests. One couple came just for the special dinner and the other were young newlyweds. Check out the menu and make sure you book the dinner as well as the hotel. You will be in for a wonderful memory.

A First-Class Experience

5 on August 08, 2014

We stayed on a Thursday, and were treated royally from the minute we arrived. Lots of little extras, and the culinary experience of breakfast was awesome. This is so much more than a place to spend the night while traveling; this is a place to make a memory. We did! Thank you CSI!

Charming Inn

5 on August 04, 2014

Charming and delicious food. Wonderful hosts and very clean!!

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Village


Peoria, IL (PIA-Greater Peoria) 50 miles

Directions to property:

North of Interstate 474 to Route 40. Route 40 North to Sheffield.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos

On-site activities

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

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  • Check In:: 3:00-6:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 are welcome.
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card Required at Booking
  • Cancellations: All reservations will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. We will issue a gift certificate in the amount charged with a one year expiration date in the event that you are forced to cancel.



Monika and Jeff Sudakov

Languages spoken

Hungarian, English, French

About the innkeepers

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.

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  • Time Served: Flexible
  • Serving Location: Rosewood Suite Dining Room, Green Room Dining Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Signature Dish

Mediterranean Cuisine
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.


Details Diamond Collection

301 East Chestnut Street , Sheffield, IL 61361 USA (Show map)

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