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

Special Place/Special People

5 on July 10, 2015

My husband and I stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn for the second time in June. Our first visit was an introduction to what a quaint and special B&B CSI is and what incredibly gracious and dedicated hosts Innkeepers Monika and Jeff are. As a repeat guest we already knew that CSI is a beautiful inn, but what really gives it its life is apparent when you step through the door. Monika and Jeff do not disappoint when it comes to attention to detail with respect to the needs of their guests. What makes CSI truly unique is apparent when you smell the delicious aroma emanating from the kitchen. Monika is a amazing chef who infuses her dishes with a Moroccan flair. Her culinary knowledge extends well beyond the standard restaurant fare as evidenced by Monika's willingness to address virtually any sort of dietary need or restriction. All the while, she is able to maintain the quality as she creates the most interesting and savory dishes. As a guest with a gluten sensitivity, Monika was able to create a veritable feast and I was able to indulge without the worry of whether or not my needs were understood. You have to experience CSI firsthand to truly understand Monika and Jeff's commitment to excellence. We are already looking forward to our return visit.

Our First Visit

5 on July 05, 2015

We just returned from our first visit to Chestnut Street Inn and we will be returning! Jeff and Monika are terrific innkeepers with such positive energy. They accommodated a gluten-free eater with no fuss. The gluten-free eater also is allergic to scented household cleaners. Jeff assured us that all linens and towels were laundered separately in unscented detergent including our placemats! Monika's mastery of cooking and meal preparation is far beyond a "5". We are looking forward to signing up for Monika's cooking class at our next visit. While we expect clean rooms and a good breakfast, we were not prepared for the outstanding treatment of these 2 friendly innkeepers. Our dinner at the Inn on Friday evening was the best meal we have had. Kudos to Monika and Jeff!

Our favorite B & B!

5 on June 30, 2015

We stayed for our anniversary on June 27. It was our second stay, and we loved it just as much as the first time! The evening meal was absolutely wonderful, especially the sauces on the five courses, Monika is a culinary genius. Jeff was very entertaining, and both were down to earth and so friendly, attentive to every need. The Blue Room had everything we required and was very comfortable. One of us had a breakfast preference, and it was cheerfully accommodated. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. This B & B has all of the right touches. I would recommend it as outstanding.

Another great stay!

5 on June 25, 2015

We recently spent another great evening at the Chestnut Street Inn - enjoyed a fabulous dinner, good wine, and good company. Accommodations, as always, were comfortable and relaxing. After three nights in a Red Roof Inn while travelling our stay at the Chestnut Street Inn was most welcome!

Anniversary retreat

5 on June 02, 2015

Accommodations are excellent, dinner was the best meal we have ever enjoyed! Breakfast was also outstanding. The Sudakov's are excellent innkeepers! Our favorite bed and breakfast!

Always Outstanding!

5 on May 28, 2015

This was out 3rd time to visit in the last 2 years. Monica and Jeff always provide outstanding food and service!

I love this place

5 on May 10, 2015

You can tell Monika and Jeff love what they do. They are imaginative, creative, thorough and kind. Beautiful rooms, lobby, and grounds. We stayed in the Blue Room, with good, logical, arrangement, cute closet and a wonderfully deep tub in the bathroom. Fridge and tv hidden in a cupboard so as not to distract from the Victorian ambiance. Of course dinner and breakfast are terrific, but I really loved how Monika had coffee and the best macaroons you can imagine ready in the back dining room when we arrived. Years ago my daughter and I stayed in what was then called the Maid's Room and now called the Green Room. It's the perfect place for visitors who are not "a couple" because it has separate small rooms. My one and only criticism of our recent stay is that the bathrobes were not as wonderfully fluffy as the ones when my daughter and I visited! I'm looking forward to my next visit when I intend to try out the big room with the fireplace. As for the area, there’s nothing flashy around, but it’s quaint and quiet, and Mautino State Park just south of the town is beautiful. We saw a bald eagle there!

you have to do this!!!

5 on May 10, 2015

OK .. so B & B never really appealed to me! Sharing a house with complete strangers?! Never!!! However, friends of ours convinces us that this was going to be a fun weekend and we could even learn to cook!! Seeing my husband and the male half of our friend couple actually playing at cooking sold me!! Monika is without a doubt the most patient person in the entire world. We took the Moroccan cooking class because it was different. So, we joined her in the kitchen where we were taught the finer art of Moroccan cooking! It is absolutely a hands-on class. The food was truly a gourmet experience. Wonderful aromatic spices - the kind that tickle the taste buds and are just a treat. Breakfast each morning was more than you could ever hope for. An outstanding "different-every-morning" incredible feast!! I cannot say enough about the food!! You really need to try it for yourself! The Inn itself is beautiful... shiny, polished, clean with lots of beautiful touches in the décor. Monika and Jeff make it seem like this is YOUR place and they just take care of it. The bedrooms are richly furnished with lots and lots of comfort. The bedding seemed as if it was brand new and we were the first to use it. Wonder how they do that!! The private baths in each room are spotless and delightfully old-fashioned in décor. The grounds are relaxation inspiring .. beautifully kept lawns and neatly trimmed trees and shrubs and colorful flower beds surrounding the house and exterior patio. The innkeepers are wonderfully friendly people. They are only too happy to share all the information on the history of the house and who they are, personally, and how they came to own this lovely Inn. A true gem neatly tucked away in Sheffield, IL (about 2 hrs. from Chicago). Make plans ... take a trip to Sheffield .. it is a memorable experience. We are already trying to figure out when we can get back!!.

This is a 5-star review--I couldn't click on the fifth star! :(

4.0 on May 05, 2015

We are NEVER disappointed at this B & B. We have never stayed here, but we dine here often. We were here just a week or so ago for our anniversary. What a lovely evening it was. The food is like none you'll find anywhere else. It's delicious! And Jeff and Monika are the most gracious hosts that we felt so very welcome. I love this place, and in spite of what it says above, I wanted to make it 5 starts but couldn't.


5 on May 05, 2015

I recently spent the night in the Green Room at this immaculate Bed and Breakfast. Thanks Monica for the delicious breakfast, looking forward to trying your recipes out of your cookbook. This weekend I'll be making the Seared Scallops with Avacado and North African Mango Chutney! Hope to see you again in the Fall. Next time I will definitely make reservations for dinner.

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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.