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Old Victorian Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

26668 S. Main Street , Wauconda, IL 60084 USA (Show map)
63 Reviews
$75 - $150
per night

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We have 4 guestrooms, each with its own charm and personality, a parlor and a screened-in-porch. Breakfast is served with crystal and china in the dining room with its stately old columns, gold ceiling and elegance. We boast 10 golf courses within 10 miles of our location as well as being close to lakes, swimming, fishing, forest preserves, cross country skiing, bike paths a car museum, a fabulous dinner playhouse. We invite you to ..."arrive as a guest and leave as a friend".



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.8

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Great first B&B experience!

5 on October 21, 2014

This was our first bed and breakfast experience. We were celebrating my birthday. We spent the day in a nearby town visiting the local shops and restaurants then spend the night at Old Victorian Farmhouse B&B. It was the perfect ending to a wonderful day. The room was cozy, the entire house was full of history and Sherry, the hostess, was wonderfully welcoming. We had a restful night and woke to fresh coffee and a delicious breakfast. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway. Well worth the money.

We loved it

4.6 on October 21, 2014

Great stay with a great host. Sherry was wonderful and gave us a lot of helpful information. We enjoyed an outstanding breakfast with the other guests. We'll be back. Kisses to Romeo. And for German travellers: absolut empfehlenswert!

Lovely Home, Lovely Hostess

5 on October 15, 2014

Beautiful house, spacious room with comfortable bed and cheerful decor. Excellent breakfasts. Charming hostess. Enjoyable stay.

Nice venue in Wauconda

3.6 on October 13, 2014

would have been great if breakfast were earlier - 8:30am is rather late

Our Favorite Local B & B!

4.8 on September 03, 2014

Love this B & B. For a short mother/daughter getaway this is the perfect retreat. We stayed in the Serenity Cove pretty and enchanting for a 9 year old little girl! There is a secret cupboard with dolls for girls to play with. There are games and movies too! The best thing is the breakfast! Sherry's Crème Brulee French toast is to die for! We will be back next year...our fifth year :)

Lovely B&B

4.4 on August 12, 2014

My wife and I recently stayed at the Old Victorian Farmhouse for a brief getaway, and had a lovely time. The feather bed was incredibly comfortable, the whole place was very clean, and breakfast on Saturday morning was tasty. Our host was nice, as well, though I was a little put off that she never actually introduced herself. It's a small thing, and truly not a major issue or anything. All in all, I found it to be a great value and would definitely recommend this B&B to others.

my review

5 on July 06, 2014

excellent stay and welcoming host.

Great experience

4.8 on February 17, 2014

I found about this place online and decided to plan a surprise gate a way for my wife. I must say most romantic and hystorical place i have ever stayed in. Whole experience left a smile on our face when we left the next day. Indeed a must visit place.

Best B&B you will ever stay at!

5 on September 11, 2013

Sherry has paid great attention to providing old country charm with modern comforts along with the most scrumptious breakfast! I've stayed at similar inns around the world and B&Bs from Napa to Monterey California. Never before have I seen such amazing detail and charm in literally every inch of this beautiful old farmhouse! These rooms could easily go for 2-3 x more elsewhere and a short drive to Long Grove's cute village shops and Old Mill will complete the respite!

Charming & cozy

5 on September 03, 2013

I stayed at the Old Victorian Farmhouse in September, 2013. I booked three of the rooms (all except the suite) for my my mother, sister, brother and myself. We came for the weekend from IL, MI and NC to celebrate my mother's birthday. I have stayed in many B&Bs and the Farmhouse compares very favorably. This is the first time I have stayed in a B&B where the rooms share a bathroom but since I only shared with family members it wasn't inconvenient. The owner, Sherry, is very friendly and accommodating and we greatly enjoyed visiting with her over the sumptuous breakfasts she served us! The rooms were clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. We had everything we needed and our stay was very restful. The rooms are also very affordable, especially considering the high standards of hospitality. We all had a lovely stay and will certainly return if we have opportunity.

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Rooms & Rates

Peaceful Paradise

This is a cool and soothing room, with its woodland tones. Lots of windows make it seem almost like it is part of the trees. A small sitting area with a writing desk is tucked in one corner. This guestroom has a king sized feather bed. The large upstairs bathroom is right down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Vintage Comfort Suite

Words can barely describe the beauty of this suite. Perfect for a honeymoon couple or a private comfort pampering retreat for yourself. The room is dramatic in gold and black, with many small vintage mirrors on the walls, spreading even more light into this big bright room with a king size feather bed.

This suite has its own large, luxurious bath area with a Jacuzzi and a bay window. Wonderful for a deep relaxing break from the rush of everyday.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Serenity Cove

Restful, peaceful, serene and a bit playful is how we think of this guestroom, with its two twin feather beds, both with white lacy canopies. The blue and white room has a small partners desk, just right for gazing out the bay window, daydreaming or writing in your journal. The large bright bathroom is only steps away.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Secret Garden

Walk into this room and be swept into a flurry of roses. It has a mauve and pink king sized feather bed, with antiques dotting the room. The writing desk is in an alcove, overlooking the side yard and a comfy old stuffed chair is in the corner. TV/VCR/DVD are in an armoire, and the bathroom is only steps away, down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2


Location Type

Small town


Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare) 33 miles

Directions to property:

We are on the corner of Main St. and Wilton Rd. Turn west on Wilton and immediately turn right into our driveway at the sign 26668 N. Main St.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Conference Rooms, Piano, Private entrance

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Boating, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Murder Mystery Dinners, Work Out Gym, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 9:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit Card or one night's deposit required.
  • Cancellations: When cancellations are made 5 days or more in advance, or if the room is rebooked, then a full refund will be given. Please contact innkeeper if you have to check in outside of the normal check in times.



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  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive


26668 S. Main Street , Wauconda, IL 60084 USA (Show map)

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