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 June 12, 2016
Wonderful B&B - the house is adorable with wonderful gardens to sit back and enjoy your morning coffee from and let your stomach settle from the scrumptious gourmet breakfast. Chef Monica is a culinary genius and having dinner there is a must as well. This was our second stay and we definitely plan to return - perhaps partaking in a cooking class next. The owners are incredibly friendly and make it a fun stay.
4.4 on June 07, 2016
We went to spend our wedding night here and the service was great. They made us feel super welcomed! The rooms were meant more for middle aged and older people I would say. Not too many young adults would appreciate it.
4.8 on June 04, 2016
We are again blown away with the food that Monika provided and with the friendly atmosphere that both Jeff and Monika have done with Chestnut. We plan on going again soon to enjoy their company at the Chestnut Street Inn.
5 on June 03, 2016
We LOVE this place! Once we cross the doorstep, we feel ware are at home away from home, with friends. The house is immaculate. Jeff keeps that up religiously. The decorating is so charming; each room has its own ambiance. We have stayed in three of the four rooms and love them all. The house holds beautiful hand work done by long lost relatives, a unique piece of 911 history, an old portrait that you would swear was Monika, Moroccan pieces, and more. Now, Monika and Jeff, the owners. Jeff's gregarious personality suits his theater background. Monika is multidimensional. Would you believe she has been Minnie Mouse (at Disneyland), a ballerina , anthropologist, and a chef that had her own TV show for years on a Quad City channel? She makes the very best baked goods left out all day long. Scrumptious breakfasts are to dream of the night before. And her dinners are not to be missed even once, for you will regret it forever. When you sit in the dining room by candlelight, you become dazzled at the grand presentations. Oh, but the tastes are unworldly! You do not want the meal to end; it is honestly that devine. (Her creativity has no limits since she makes different dietary foods just as sublime as all others.) Monika's cooking rivals upscale restaurants in Chicago. It is astonishing, for sure! Both of them have the knack of perceiving if guests want their privacy or want to converse. They have such engaging stories to impart, if wanted. We have been to many B and Bs through out the years, but this one beats them all! It invokes a unique happiness and tranquility, I can not explain. Jeff and Monika are truly phenomenal people let alone the very best bed and breakfast innkeepers you will ever encounter. Staying with them will give you an experience you will find enchanting. Run do not walk to Chestnut Street Inn.
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
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.