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Chestnut Street Inn

301 East Chestnut Street , Sheffield, IL 61361 USA (Show map)
526 Reviews
$119 - $179
per night

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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.


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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  • Guest room4.8
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Dining4.9

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526 Reviews

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Wonderful Experience

5 on July 30, 2014

Monika and Jeff are gracious hosts. Our two night stay with a special dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary was a gourmet treat. We highly recommend Chestnut Inn.

Girls Night Out

4.8 on July 28, 2014

This was my second time staying a the inn. This time I came with my adult daughter, and the Green Room was perfect for us. Two bedrooms and a separate sitting/TV room...our own little suite! Dinner was AMAZING, utilizing fresh local ingredients (some from their own garden). The colors on the plate were a feast for the eyes as well as the tastebuds! Monika and Jeff are such accommodating hosts and interesting people. We will return!

Wedding bliss

4.8 on July 21, 2014

My husband and I got married in the back yard of the Chestnut Street Inn, and Monika and Jeff were very accommodating. We reserved the Rosewood suite and were served the best breakfast I have ever had, in our private dining room, at a time of our own choosing--very romantic after our wedding festivities. We will definitely return for another stay and plan to take advantage of the cooking classes offered. Hopefully some of Chef Monika's culinary genius will be absorbed by us!

Best idea I've ever had!!!

5 on July 14, 2014

Stayed with Monika and Jeff and they made us feel so welcome. Got in late and they let us have breakfast late and it was perfect. Room was beautiful and atmosphere was so relaxing. Will definitely go back.

Very Romantic!

4.8 on July 13, 2014

Very stayed with this lovely couple for our anniversary, and would recommend it to all. The evening meal was outstanding, the room was gorgeous, and breakfast was a great start to our day. I would, and will recommend this place to all!

Great Accommodations, Food and Hospitality!

5 on July 09, 2014

Monika and Jeff are wonderful hosts and have thought of everything you might want or need for your stay. Literally everything! Including but not limited to beautiful accommodations; comfortable rooms each of which include a mini-refrigerator and a TV; and wonderful gourmet breakfasts and dinners (dinners require advance reservations). We made reservations for dinner for our first night and enjoyed relaxing over a wonderful meal (prepared by Monika who is an incredible chef!) and a bottle of wine that we selected from their wine list. We enjoyed reading in the parlor/living room and shopping and exploring the area during our two-night stay. We plan to bring our bikes on a return visit to this wonderful B&B as there are bike trails and parks to explore. And, we might even check out the local public golf course. There are many things to do in the area or you can just enjoy relaxing at the Chestnut Street Inn.

Positively Wonderful Stay!

4.6 on July 08, 2014

We had a memorable stay at the Chestnut Street Inn last week. We stayed for one night in the Rosewood Suite after antique shopping in Princeton, and before we headed to Goods Furniture in Kewanee. The accommodations were comfy, the meals were fantastic, and the B and B was positively a wonderful stay! The Rosewood Suite had a lovely four poster bed, fireplace with two chairs and an ottoman. The lights beside the chairs were excellent for reading! There was a secretary hutch for journaling or writing a note. There was also a television, with a huge list of available DVDs and videos. The bathroom was equipped with both a bath and a shower. Even the little touches of Doves chocolate and Stash Tea were appreciated. We also enjoyed a spectacular dinner in the Rosewood Suite. Monika made a lovely meal with a shrimp appetizer with mole sauce, homemade rolls with mango, Scallops with chutney, sweet potatoes that were out of this world good!, and asparagus. For dessert, we had crème brulee, with coffee. Monika also had us covered for a before dinner snack! There was homemade coconut macaroons on the buffet, and complementary tea, soda, and water in the pantry. In the morning, breakfast was available in our room, or downstairs in the sun room, which included a lovely scone, frittata, juice and coffee. Many, many thanks to Jeff and Monika for seeing to it that we had such a great time at the Chestnut Street Inn. We deeply appreciate your efforts, and feel blessed to have met you.

Best Bed and Breakfast in the State

5 on July 07, 2014

If Not the Country,, The Chestnut Street Inn is like a Meeting of Top Chef and Better Home and Garden, Monika and Jeff have done what every BnB should have done,,, top shelf attention to detail in every way, Jeff greets you with a hand shake and a smile, and a tour of this lovely 1854 estate. Then upon showing you your room, explains the many entertainment and complimentary options you can enjoy during your stay. The Rooms are steller with a mix of choices,, the sheets and pillows were heavenly and also avaliable for purchase. And now for the Best part of any stay at the Chestnut Street Inn,,, Monika`s Food,, from the Superb Breakfasts to the Optional 5 course Dinners (Which You Should Never Miss) Her Skills are nothing short of amazing, Our two Night were pure Foodie Bliss.. I would go into more details but my mouth is watering just reminising. THANK YOU Monika and Jeff, Nothing could have made our stay more Enjoyable,,well,,, maybe if we could move in.

Outstanding in Every Way

5 on July 05, 2014

The rooms are clean and nicely equipped. The breakfast and supper are absolutely fantastic---truly gourmet from local organic farms. Don't even think of staying here unless you also stay for supper!! Many local attractions and a slower pace make this a "must-stay" option for B&Bs in Illinois!

Always an enjoyable stay

5 on July 01, 2014

A stay at the Chestnut Street Inn is like visiting a favorite friend's home. You always receive a warm welcome and are assured of a pleasant experience. The house is beautiful and very comfortable. The living room/library is perfect for relaxing and browsing through Jeff and Monika's many books on travel, the arts and other interesting topics.(I like Monika's ballet books.) The rooms are beautifully furnished with every expected amenity.We always book the Green Room, with its separate sleeping areas and small lounge with a TV and comfy chairs. The grounds are lovely with pretty flowers as well as Monika's own herb garden. It's always interesting to us to see what new improvements and projects Jeff and Monika are working on to enhance the guest experience.(We plan to return in the fall when Jeff has finished the fire pit. S'mores,perhaps?!) The food, of course, is the real star of the show here. Monika's use of locally sourced products ensures freshness and high quality. Her use of spices, both subtle and bold, keeps her dishes not only delicious but also interesting.We look forward to every dinner and breakfast when we stay at this B&B. On top of the great hospitality, comfortable surroundings and wonderful food, there is the added bonus that the innkeepers offer amazing value for the money. The Chestnut Street Inn is truly a unique B&B.

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Village


Peoria, IL (PIA-Greater Peoria) 50 miles

Directions to property:

North of Interstate 474 to Route 40. Route 40 North to Sheffield.

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

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

Check Dates


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

Terms and Conditions

  • 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.


Details Diamond Collection

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

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