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

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

Wedding at Chestnut

5 on August 17, 2015

My husband and I recently got married at Chestnut. Our wedding turned out beautifully, followed by an amazing dinner with our friends and family. Chef Monika was so accommodating, and was able to do a separate menu for the children attending. Monika and Jeff are so personable and made everyone feel so welcome and so at home!

Simply the Best

5 on August 04, 2015

My wife and I just returned from an outstanding anniversary weekend at the Chestnut Inn. It was our eighth consecutive year of spending a day or two at the inn, and there will certainly be more. I've stayed in many bed and breakfast places, both here in the US and also in the UK, and the Chestnut Street Inn is without doubt the gold standard. Everything about it is perfect, which I'm sure is why it gets the highest marks from everyone who visits. The hosts, Monika and Jeff, combine a sense of personal concern and informality with total professionalism. The two of them are always upgrading every aspect of the inn, even those that look perfectly fine to my untrained eye. They work unremittingly toward providing the best possible experience for their guests, and they succeed in every respect. That emphatically includes the food -- as everyone who goes there will attest, Monika is a world-class chef with an endless repertoire suitable for all meals and occasions. I don't have a particular interest in anything in the Sheffield area, nor does my wife. Our annual plan is to go to the Chestnut Street Inn and plan our other activities around it. Those activities, while quite pleasant, are far more restricted than in our native Chicago, but we have no problem with that. The inn makes it all worthwhile. Bravo, Jeff and Monika, and thanks to you both.

Delightful getaway place

4.6 on August 01, 2015

Our recent stay was our fourth year visiting with Monika and Jeff. She is an excellent chef, and the food is delicious. We think it is one of the nicer B&B's we have stayed in, and we visit them quite often. Highly recommended!

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!

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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.