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 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!
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.
5 on January 05, 2015
Monika and Jeff made us feel at home from the first time that we stepped into the Inn. Wonderful dinner than evening. Don't miss out on this dinner. It's well worth it and you will not get a better meal.
5 on January 04, 2015
We went here for New Years Eve. We enjoyed a superb dinner prepared by a chef who knows what she's doing. Our room in the Rosewood suite was very comfortable with lots of ambiance, including a fire in the suite's fireplace. Highly recommended if you want a relaxing getaway without the pressure to visit everything nearby.
4.4 on December 29, 2014
Our hope was to just get away for our first overnight without our 1 year old at a nearby destination. Little did we know the gem we had stumbled upon. Our room was even better than the pictures. Everything you could hope for in night away with your loved one: great service, providing great hospitality but also time alone; outstanding locally sourced food; great selection of things to do from relaxing in your room to the the collection of 1,000+ movie titles on hand to the inviting fireplace and sitting area. Needless to say we can wait to return and would highly recommend this destination.
4.4 on December 18, 2014
My partner and I were delighted with our stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. Monika and Jeff are warm and gracious hosts, who go out of their way to make your stay enjoyable. We so enjoyed the time they took to visit with us and share their extraordinary history of becoming innkeepers. Monika is an exceptional chef, destined for stardom! The Chestnut Street Inn is the perfect place for a weekend getaway!
5 on December 01, 2014
My husband and I wanted a quick getaway, not too far from home. I've been hearing about how wonderful the Chestnut Street Inn is for many years, so I thought I would give it a try and I booked the Rosebud Room for a two-night stay. Dinner is not included in the room rate, but I highly, highly recommend staying for Monika's outstanding meals. First of all, the price cannot be beat. Gourmet dining this inexpensive is almost unheard of. Second, there simply are no words for how sumptuous the food is. Monika is an expert with spices and her food is highly reflective of her creativity. The food has a Moroccan flair, but she will accommodate anyone's tastes, diet restrictions, or dietary needs. There is no menu; her monthly menus are posted on the web site and it's easy to see what will be served on the night you are going to dinner or are staying at the Inn. Monika and Jeff, the innkeepers, are very, very gracious hosts and always available. We had no problems or glitches while we were there, but if we had, there is no doubt in my mind that they would have taken care of anything we needed. The Inn is cozy and warm and hospitable. The rooms are decorated with some antiques original to the house and some of Monika's and Jeff's family heirlooms. They have kept the original structure of the house while bringing the amenities into the 21st century. Our room was beautiful -- it has a fireplace and a separate room where we had the option to eat our dinners or our breakfasts. We loved the Chestnut Street Inn so much that we booked another long weekend before we left. I cannot recommend it highly enough!!
5 on November 23, 2014
Wow - is there really anything else to say? Jeff literally welcomed us at their door, and gave us a very informative and nice tour of the home. We met Chef Monika who was preparing for dinner (anytime I saw her during our weekend, she was preparing for some meal or another!). We got to stay in the Rosewood Suite, which I doubt we will stay in another room - I absolutely loved it. Except the King bed, I know this sounds crazy, but it was ginormous! I kept waking up in the middle of the night wondering where my wife was, we always usually sleep so close. I think that might be my only "complaint". Anyone can see from the way they keep the home, how they treated us, and how we were taken care of, that they love this, and the genuinely care. I know that we will be back. The only concern I had with staying in this home, was LGBT friendlieness. I'm certainly not one to want and make people uncomfortable. I respect people's decisions to not support gay lifestyles, and I don't want to press my presence onto them and force them to tolerate me. It only ends with everyone being uncomfortable. Not only are they supportive, they are HUGE advocates - I never could have imagined we would be so welcomed in this small of a town, population less than a thousand. Yeah, and I'm not joking. This is worth every last penny, and then some. Jeff and Monika both make an amazing team. And what they have made out of the Chestnut Street Inn is far from "run of the mill". I have never had such a nice weekend. And sooooo quiet. The only knocks on the door we received were for food time, or when Monika brought us HOME MADE HOT COCOA as a special treat. Really, we didn't even ask. She over heard us mention it, and made it! Really....you're not going to get THAT in a hotel - I can promise you that. Truly, best weekend I've had in a long overdue time. My wife and I will absolutely be back.
5 on November 22, 2014
In town to research my family history, Monika and Jeff were awesome! My family and I went over photographs in the dining room and enjoyed homemade, gluten-free scones. The Green Room was very cool and great to stay in if you are traveling with a friend. The next morning, Monika made gluten-free pumpkin pancakes that were out of this world. Highly recommended, very cool people and the highlight of my trip. I only wish I could've stayed longer.
5 on November 19, 2014
Everything is top notch at The Chestnut Inn. Meals are gourmet, linens and heavenly, Monika and Jeff are most gracious and very congenial hosts.
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.
Nightly Rate: $119 - $129
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.
Nightly Rate: $169 - $179
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.
Nightly Rate: $129 - $139
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.
Nightly Rate: $119 - $129
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.