Bishops Hall

605 Iowa Street , Oak Park, 60302 USA (Show map)
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Built in 1916 in Georgian revival style, Bishops Hall was once a bishop’s residence. Located in historic Oak Park, it is set amongst the most significant concentration of Frank Lloyd Wright homes, including Wright’s own home and studio. Furnished in a gracious Georgian style, the gardens also complement its architectural style. Current owners spent a decade restoring the house. The level of quality and detail, while astonishing, is all for your enjoyment. This care is also behind the services to make you feel not only a like very important guest, but the owner of the home.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great location and relaxing stay at B&B in Oak Park

4.4 on September 10, 2017

Bishops Hall was a great place to stay in Oak Park. It was a perfect place to stay to see the Frank Lloyd Wright homes. You could walk to his home and studio, Unity Temple and numerous of the homes he designed. Many restaurants in the area as well. Our room was lovely, very comfortable with a little outdoor terrace. Breakfast was large and very good. The only drawbacks: the internet was very slow and sometimes could not be accessed at all. Also, the bed is high, though they did provide a stepstool. I would definitely recommend this place to others and would stay again.

Wonderful stay!

5 on August 04, 2017

We stayed at Bishops Hall for the weekend and had the nicest stay. The home was stunning and the room was comfortable and well-appointed. Set in a quiet, mansion-filled neighborhood, the home is a ten minute wall from restaurants, activities and the Frank Lloyd Wright home. Breakfast both mornings was delightful. We would highly recommend Bishops Hall to others while visiting Oak Park or Chicagoland.


5 on May 04, 2017

My husband and I spent a long weekend at Bishops Hall at the end of an intense few weeks of grandkids and family reunions and road trips--and it could not have been more rejuvenating! Charles Tupta is the epitome of the gracious, helpful and approachable host. We stayed over 4th of July weekend and in fact he had given his long-serving housekeeper a holiday, so he was doing much of the cooking and cleaning himself--and he even gave us a ride to the el station one morning. The home is so well-appointed and authentic that it is breathtaking, and yet it doesn't have that pretentious feeling that makes you afraid you'll break something. Never have we had such a perfect B & B experience--and we would highly recommend it. The rates are reasonable, the food is delicious and the location is convenient, in a quiet upscale neighborhood in Oak Park with easy access to downtown Chicago.

luxury and location

4.6 on September 26, 2016

This treasure is located in the heart of Old Chicago's turn of the Century mansions of Oak Park. You can walk to 2 dozen of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous early Designs. Bishop's Hall is a different example of the architecture of that early 20th century era. The owner makes the entire home open and accessible to his privileged guests. Charles is more interesting than his estate with colorful stories to add to his breakfast affairs.

Extraordinary In Every Way

5 on May 24, 2016

My wife and I stayed two nights in the Coral and Blue Room and from the moment we walked into the entry of Bishops Hall, we knew our stay was going to be truly special. Charles, the owner, had furnished the entire building with an amazing collection of paintings, china, window treatments, area rugs, books, personal photographs, and so on. Think Downton Abby's interior, and you'll have a sense of what Bishops Hall looks like. Charles is the perfect host with a wealth of life experiences that he graciously shared with us. Our stay was the perfect get-away for us.


4.0 on May 28, 2015

Charles is a very gracious and doting host. His vast knowledge and experience makes the stay educational and time passes too quickly. I felt truly at ease and was able to navigate the charming area thanks to recommendations and precise direction.

Unique mansion with the greatest European elegance

5 on November 08, 2014

My husband and i stay 2 nights in October and that was a treat . if you love beauty refinement and class Bishop Hall is the place to choose . Charles is a gentleman and his magnificent home is filled with antiques , porcelain , crystal , paintings etc .... I am from France so for me looking at his Limoges and Baccarat crystal ware was pure joy . He upgrade us in the best suite which is an amazing apartment decorated with the finest furniture . Bed is so comfortable , everything there is about beauty and class . Charles serve a delicious breakfast ( his eggs Benedict are wonderful ) in such a lovely decor with Italian Blue Spode China . We wish we have stay longer and know more Sam , Charles partner . Both are very considerate and wonderful people . I look forward to return to Oak Park and stay in that exceptional property .

Hidden Gem

5 on August 06, 2013

We were in town for a wedding and had the pleasure of staying at Bishops Hall. Since the moment we arrive the staff was extremely gracious and attentive to our every need. They provided great recommendations for places to eat and things to in the area. Our room was fantastic. Clean and spacious with ammeties to spare. The owners' attention to detail both in decor and with their guests is second to none. If you are visiting Chicago I highly recommend staying at Bishops Hall.

Perfect Weekend

5 on August 04, 2013

We were in town for a wedding and from the moment we walked in the door the proprietors took care of us, eager to make our stay as pleasant as possible. They made wonderful recommendations for attractions and dining in town. The home is exquisite and amenities are top notch. We would recommend the inn to anybody needing a couple nights in the Chicago area.

I wish I didn't have to leave!

5 on June 14, 2013

I was in town for business. All the hotels in the city were booked so I had to find an alternative. I could not have gotten luckier by booking the Yellow Room at Bishop's Hall! Could you ask for better location than Oak Park? (the answer is no). The whole house is stunning, the rooms were perfect, and breakfast got better each morning. Any time I am back in Chicago and I will certainly call Sam and Chuck for a room! Of all the places I've ever stayed in Chicagoland, this was probably the nicest and most relaxing. When you go, don't forget to ask about Schultzie the Schnauzer Dog! :)

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Rooms & Rates

Coral and Blue Room

Master suite and the largest of all the rooms (950 Sq.Ft). It features a fireplace, several seating areas, dressing room and large marble bath. The bath includes both a ball and claw tub and marble shower/steam room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $265 - $325

Tartan Room

Junior suite (550 Sq. Ft.). It features a balcony that over looks the garden terrace. It has a separate dressing room and marble bath with a tub and shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $235 - $295

Yellow Room

A cozy retreat (250 Sq. ft.) with queen four poster bed and private bath. The bath has a tub with a European hand shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $175 - $195

Check Dates


Location Type



Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare) 11 miles

Directions to property:

Bishops Hall is a 10 minute non-stop Metra train ride from downtown Chicago to the downtown Oak Park station. It is 20 minutes on the CTA Green Line train with multiple stops between the Loop stops and the Oak Park Avenue Stop. It is also 20 minutes by car via IL-290 West, exiting Harlem Avenue North.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio, Earnest Hemingway Birthplace & Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright Unity Temple, Performing Theater, Religious Services, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar , Fresh Flowers, Turndown Chocolates, Complementary Sundries & Snacks

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Segway Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 2 pm
  • Check Out:: midnight
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night per reservation based on room rate.
  • Cancellations: Cancellation 48 hours in advance of arrival.



Charles Tupta & Samuel Gevisenheit

Languages spoken


Check Dates




  • Serving Location: Terrace, Garden Room, Breakfast Room, Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian