Chestnut Street Inn

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


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.




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

So wonderful

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.

Amazing Weekend

5 on February 03, 2016

Wonderful weekend with Jeff and Monika going out of their way to accommodate any wish we had. The food was incredible, the rooms welcoming, the people warm and friendly. We are already planning our return visit.

Only Place We Go to Get Away

5 on January 18, 2016

We have stayed at Chestnut Street Inn annually over the past five or six years. With three children it's hard to find couple time but we make a weekend at CSI a priority for us to recharge once a year because we so enjoy the company of Monika and Jeff and the outstanding food! Of course we have many options for a weekend away in the Chicago area but we always go back here because we walk in and immediately feel at home. We enjoy breakfast then spend the day walking at Starved Rock, by the canal, or by the Mississippi. Or we might get a massage or take in a movie in Princeton, or just spend the day in the Rosewood Suite by the fire, reading, napping or actually talking to each other! Then we still have whatever amazing menu Monika has planned to look forward to for dinner. If you're looking to relax and eat like a king but don't want to go far, I can't recommend Chestnut highly enough!

A gem in Sheffield

4.2 on January 12, 2016

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with a stay at the Chestnut Street Inn and had a delightful time. Monika and Jeff were great hosts and made every effort to make us feel comfortable. The food was outstanding. Monika is truly a great chef. We will return.

B and B Stay

5 on December 31, 2015

My husband and I recently stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn and had a wonderful experiences. Monika and Jeff were friendly hosts and made us feel at ease. The multi-course dinner was delicious and served in a timely manner. The house was clean and well preserved. The breakfast the next morning was unique and tasty with lots of flavor. Would highly recommend the B and B!

Surprise stay in a small town!

5 on December 07, 2015

We were completely surprised by the quality of the wonderful B&B in such a small town. We will definitely be back!

Nov 2015

5 on December 02, 2015

Excellent experience,

Can't wait to return!

5 on November 23, 2015

I am a self-proclaimed foodie and world traveler, it can sometimes be hard to impress me. However I was instantly awed by the charm, décor and welcome from the innkeepers. They thought of every detail and I noticed and appreciated them all. We upgraded to the suite when we got there. Weather was bad so there must have been a cancellation…our gain. We loved this room and can’t wait to return. They served us a lovely, gourmet breakfast up in the suite and that was my favorite part.


5 on November 22, 2015

we had a wonderful surprise with our stay. We had no idea there was such an awesome B&B in this small town. Everything was fabulous, from the accommodations to the food. We will return!

Excellent hospitality

5 on November 18, 2015

The food was amazing! The rooms were clean with a nice facilities and we were able to watch a nice football game on TV with dish network. The other guests were also nice and everyone raved about how comfortable the facilities were and how nice the owners were.

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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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $129

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $179

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $129

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Village


Peoria, IL (PIA-Greater Peoria) 50 miles

Directions to property:

50 miles North of Peoria on Route 40 or halfway between the Quad Cities and Chicago just off Interstate 80.

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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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



Monika and Jeff Sudakov

Languages spoken

Hungarian, English, French

Resident Pets

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.