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

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.

Best place for allergies

5 on November 09, 2015

The Chestnut Street Inn is lovely, but so are a lot of places. What makes the place stand out is their ability to accommodate the most difficult diets, with pleasure. We ate dairy, gluten, corn, and meat free with absolutely no problems, and Monika treated our diet like a fun challenge, not a burden (which is the feeling we get from so many places). And the half of our party that could have gluten was still able to, too.

75th Birthday!

5 on October 24, 2015

Wonderful celebration with lots of fun as three of us took cooking lessons from Monica. Learned some wonderful tips and it was rewarding to be a part of preparing such delicious food. The Inn itself is beautiful and a relaxing place to enjoy a few days away from routine.

Peaceful, beautiful setting, outstanding food

5 on October 15, 2015

The Chestnut Street Inn would be a notable getaway spot on the basis of its lush interior comfort and furnishings and lovely grounds alone. When you add in Chef Monika Sudakov's wonderful culinary creations, the experience is, in a word, superb. I felt odd giving the onsite dining experience the same 5 point 'outstanding' rating I did for the other categories. There needs to be a sixth point value; let's just call it 'Ohmygawd!' The food is really that good. She is a wizard with spices and seasonings. And everything is sourced locally and garden fresh, Jeff Sudakov is the gracious and friendly front room presence who loves to chat people up and explain things. This is a places where the owners take great pride in making everything as good as it can be, Which is to say, very very good indeed.

A get away for body, mind and taste buds

4.8 on October 11, 2015

Jeff and Monika provide the perfect get away because they help you make it what you want it to be, whether a private get away, or an enjoyable get together with friends and family reconnecting. And the dining...oh my gosh. In a world where everything is so rush-rush, and it feels like so much of the time you're just putting something in your stomach to quiet it, but not to please your taste buds...this is an experience for your senses! Lovingly prepared, carefully chosen local items incorporated, you'll need to make sure that dinner is part of your reservation. The room was inviting, comfy with sheets that were enviably soft and pillows that actually met my neck's needy qualifications too! Clean, private bathrooms and a private sun porch truly made us feel like we were away from it all. And then there was breakfast...firstly, let me just say, all night I eagerly anticipated that next cup of coffee after I enjoyed a first cup with our dessert of creme brulee after dinner. I was happy to hear the grinding of the first pot's offerings in the morning, and that it accompanied a glass of fresh juice, fresh fruit, a healthy stack of banana pancakes and locally offered bacon: yes please! You can feel the attention that Jeff and Monika put into their Inn. It's a special place run by special people and so you can't help but feel special when you stay there. Our minds, bodies and taste buds were all the better off for having stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn and we can't wait to return!

Great Vintage B&B

5 on October 09, 2015

This was our first ever B&B stay. The house is very nicely decorated, the rooms are quiet and very clean, but the best part about this place was chef Monika and her delectable culinary creations. We opted for the dinner option, which was exceptional, especial for the price. We happened to fill all four rooms with a group of friends, so the dining was that much more fun. We are planning on staying again next year. .

45th High School Reunion in Princeton

5 on September 16, 2015

We have been coming here for ten years. It is always a delight to stay here. This year there were many new changes and updates. The breakfast each morning(we stayed 6 nights) was different, delicious, and expertly prepared. The cookie jar was always full(3 different kinds). They think of everything. We will be back next September. We always enjoy seeing Jeff and Monica and their outstanding Inn.

Weekend away

5 on August 31, 2015

We were celebrating our 49th anniversary. Found the town a bit sleepy--but the Inn was very comfortable and the hosts went out of their way to be helpful. We recommend it highly!

Pampered Luxury

5 on August 24, 2015

This is unquestionably the finest B&B I have ever visited. The decor is beautiful in every room and in the spacious common areas, where guests are welcomed to enjoy and feel at home. The inn is beautifully maintained, from the home to the gorgeous flower and vegetable gardens. As a clean freak, I enjoy the fact that I cannot find a speck of dirt anywhere! As innkeepers, Jeff and Monika are just perfect—welcoming, friendly, good conversationalists, open-minded, and accepting. I don’t know how, but they understand how each guest wants to be treated and makes everyone feel special, valued, and at home. The food is incredible, and Monika’s outstanding culinary professional achievements are reflected in every dish, artfully presented and indescribably delicious. Jeff & Monika—thank you for sharing your beautiful home and hospitality with us!!

50th Class Reunion

5 on August 20, 2015

This was our second stay at the Sheffield Street Inn, last year we stayed in the Blue Room, this year in the Rosewood Suite. The property is kept in immaculate condition and Jeff & Monika are very gracious hosts. The meals prepared by Monica compare to those we have had at The Homestead and Greenbrier resorts. Everything about our stay was 5 star resort quality. This is a great place to stay or just come for one of Chef Monika's gourmet meals, check the website for reservation information. Thanks for your warm hospitality. Phil & Linda

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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.