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Chestnut Street Inn

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

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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.




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

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Fabulous Food Inn

5 on April 13, 2015

Chestnut Street Inn is a remarkable, quaint, comfortable and delicious place to stay. Monika and Jeff are so personable and fun! The meals, breakfast and dinner, were unique and wonderful. The flavors were surprising and the presentation of the dishes were creative and beautiful. The rooms are so comfortable and our stay was relaxing and comfortable. I would recommend the Chestnut Street Inn to everyone!


5 on April 11, 2015

I spent a lovely weekend at a B&B, eating world-class Moroccan cuisine and drinking gourmet coffee in...Sheffield, Illinois!?! Another reviewer was right, this lovely diamond of a find is in the middle of farming country, away from many things, including busy city life. You wouldn't expect to find such comfort and charm, much less serious culinary talent in such a tiny hamlet, hidden from view. Not only was the room comfortable and well-appointed, the innkeepers knowledgeable, accommodating and kind, the meals a gustatory delight (btw, buy Chef Monika's cookbook, you will not be sorry!) but the atmosphere was relaxing and re-energizing and perfect for a getaway weekend. I only wished I lived closer to experience the Inn more often and to attend the different themed dinner engagements...Morocco, France, Italy, chocolate...mmmmmmmm!

An Amazing Sanctuary Near Chicago

5 on April 08, 2015

The Chestnut Street Inn is a beautiful bed and breakfast in a bucolic setting just two hours outside of Chicago. You can see from the website photographs that the rooms are lovely, the grounds exquisite and serene. But what makes this Inn unique are the hosts, Monika and Jeff. They have an incredible intuitive sense of what each guest needs and they make every individual feel special. And the food! Monika is an accomplished chef and the breakfasts and dinners coming out of the kitchen are incredible...the kind of fine dining usually found in a larger metropolitan city. On this visit, Monika created a first course savory crème brûlée that could be a signature dish at a four star restaurant in Chicago. The Inn is situated in Sheffield, Illinois near the town of Princeton with its charming shops and bakeries, as well as golf courses, hiking trails, state parks, and great antiquing. I cannot think of a better way to spend a long weekend...or longer.

Upscale Dining in Traditional French-Country Style Ambiance

3.6 on March 23, 2015

Friendly and attentive hosts offer culinary delights that are appealing from a traditional to international range. Comfortable and very pretty room was perfect for a restful and relaxing overnight stay. Enjoyed the conversational highlights of the owner's background, historical knowledge of the house, and local sites.

Our favorite B&B

5 on March 05, 2015

We came back for a nice, relaxing weekend before our first child is born. Jeff and Monika didn't disappoint!

Best in the midwest

4.8 on March 04, 2015

Jeff and Monica are the perfect hosts.Very knowlegable and great conversatinalists.Wonderful food from a great chef.Rooms that are comfortable and not overwhelming.Can't get any better.Congrats to being elected president of the Illinois innkeepers association. Dick and Deb Irvin

Chestnut St Inn stay

5 on February 22, 2015

The food was delicious and Jeff and Monika were superb hosts. Would go back in a heartbeat.

Happily Stranded

5 on February 13, 2015

We recently stayed at The Chestnut Street Inn. We had dinner reservations as well as a room booked for the night. Monika e-mailed us that morning to make sure we were still coming even though the weather report called for snow. We did go and every bite of dinner was absolutely amazing! We woke up to snow and it was a "leave now and take your chances or stay and be safe" kind of situation. We ended up staying and had a very relaxing time. Monika and Jeff were so kind! They took exceptional care of us. They went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. It was fabulous! Too bad we were able to leave on Monday.


5 on January 26, 2015

We were delighted from start to finish with our weekend at Chestnut Street Inn! Monika and Jeff are wonderful hosts, warm and informative and entertaining; the food was beyond delicious, which is no surprise given Monika's expertise; and the B&B is beautiful, comfortable, and so romantic. We will definitely be back!

The best of everything

5 on January 25, 2015

We stayed over a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed. The rooms and atmosphere are clean and charming. Jeff and Monika are professionals. We felt completely at home and relaxed. This B&B is in a rural agricultural area. Monika is able to get produce and meat from local organic farms.She is a fabulous and energetic chef. It is a perfect place to spend time with a partner. Honestly, if you want culture, you will have to dig deep (I grew up nearby, so I know). However, there is a great bicycling/hiking trail nearby (Hennepin Canal) that we use. This place is a real gem.

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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

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

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

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

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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.



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

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