The Homestead B&B

611 E. Main street , Plano, IL 60545 USA (Show map)


Sitting grandly on two-acres, featuring a labyrinth and hedge maze, this 1854 historic estate, The Homestead B&B, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can choose from five bedrooms, with each offering a different level of amenities. The Homestead is ideal for small executive and personal retreats, weekend getaways, a rustic wedding, intimate wedding or commitment ceremony, showers, romantic getaways, girls weekend escapes, reunions and for business travelers. The unique property, conveniently located to Chicago, Aurora, Naperville, DeKalb, St. Charles and Starved Rock State Park provides the ideal setting to inspire creative minds and rejuvenate tired bodies.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Will be back

5 on December 20, 2013

As first time B&B goers, my husband & I were thrilled at our experience at the Homestead. Chef & Mary Kay immediately made us feel right at home. I don't think I need to try any other B&B- I;ll just come back here!

Exceptionally friendly service

5 on June 11, 2013

This homestead experience was outstanding as a whole. The unique decor, intricate woodwork and personable staff boasted of style and etiquette of years past.

Friend's Getaway

5 on June 07, 2013

A wonderful and charming place to gather with friends. Our Hostess was not only gracious but charming and knowledgable. Greeted with fresh homemade lavendar cookies at check-in and wine and cheese in the evening. It was a wonderful place to laugh with friends or just curl up in one of the many private spaces with a good book. We enjoyed walking the beautifully landscaped property and sitting outside to enjoy the patio and ambience. The rooms were clean, comfortable and charming. My friends and I will definitely be back again! Peggy B.


4.6 on May 22, 2013

The Kollat Room is charming and cozy, it is all I needed after a long day driving. Everything very clean. A very beautiful place. I was also glad I could walk to take the train and enjoy some reading. I would for sure come back.

A hidden treasure

5 on February 06, 2013

This is a beautifully restored mansion and yet the hosts have made it very cozy so you do not feel intimidated by the fine furnishings but can relax into them. Each evening we were treated to wine and cheese or fresh cookies from the oven. Breakfast was always sumptuous and plentiful enough that there was no need for lunch! I stay at bed and breakfasts a lot and this is the best so far.

Perfect Simplicty

5 on January 25, 2013

Whether you are looking for a romantic get-away or just for some place to get some peaceful rest, look no further. I lodged here for several nights while on a working trip, and I cannot recommend a better environment. The Homestead B&B provides the most comfortable and homey service one could ask for. The architecture is beautiful, the beds are beyond comfortable, and the morning breakfast is delicious. Mary-Kay and Chet are the kindest pair you could meet and do everything they they can to make sure your stay here as pleasant as possible. The home itself has a fascinating history dating back to the late 1800's and provides you a deep appreciation for the space. This is without a doubt the place to be for any occasion. Highly recommended.

Warm and inviting

5 on November 19, 2012

Thank you Mary Kay for treating me like a member of your family. I grew up in the area, but most of the family has move to the surrounding towns. So instead of picking a "fight" with siblings, I picked your place (in the center of them all). I am so glad I did!!! Your place is so warm and inviting and perfect for a weekend getaway or to spend the holidays. The 1850's charm of the house made it feel more like home than a bed and breakfast. The food was amazing and the service was wonderful. If I am ever back in IL, please keep the light on for me.

Perect Girls Getaway

4.8 on November 13, 2012

Just returned from a girls getaway at The Homestead and it was just what I needed! Cozy, welcoming, amazing murals and very clean! Lots of warm, inviting places to curl up with a good book or fun magazine with a glass of wine. We enjoyed lunch in Yorkville and all the adorable boutiques and antique shops in Morris. Can't wait for a return visit - my husband might even get to come along the next time.

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Rooms & Rates

Kollat Room

The Kollat Room is a premier room that is as glamorous as it is cozy. Experience pure bliss when you sink into the room’s four-poster king size bed featuring a high-end royal mattress dressed in luxury linens. Sunlight streams through the grand windows to highlight the suite’s one-of-a-kind treasures that fill the room with unexpected charm. The Kollat Room features an in-suite modern and luxurious bath replete with Italian mosaic tile floor, radiant floor heating, and a two person shower outfitted with rainhead shower units imported from England.

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

Pastime Room

Dedicated to the Innkeepers’ love of baseball, the Pastime Room features a four poster bed with a high end royal pedic mattress and is accessorized with an autographed Hank Aaron Major League print, vintage bats, balls and gloves. The Pastime Room includes an in-room Italian porcelain pedestal. Connecting the Steward Room to the Pastime Room is a shower and toilet room, with radiant floor heating in Italian mosaic tile and the shower stall outfitted with a rain head shower unit imported from England.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Steward Room

Reminiscent of idyllic childhood days, the Steward Room invites you to recapture your youth by sneaking away with your friends or family. The suite features two twin antique wrought-iron beds that can be converted to a European king and an in-room Italian porcelain pedestal sink in-room, along with a view of the property’s unique labyrinth and maze. Connecting the Steward Room to the Pastime Room is a shower and toilet room, with radiant floor heating in Italian mosaic tile and the shower stall outfitted with a rain head shower unit imported from England.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Pastime Steward Suite

Pastime and Steward Rooms are combined into a Suite to make your stay extra special.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath

Batteau Room

The Batteau room is decorated in the print room style made popular in England and France in the 18th century and features Audubon prints. The cheerful room revolves around a mix of reds & yellows and is furnished with an extra-long daybed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Fox River Suite

With esteem for the early days of exploration upon the Fox River, the Fox River Suite is the perfect room for a romantic getaway. The Fox River Suite boasts a plush queen-size bed with leather headboard. Its bathroom features a separate tub room with a two-person clawfoot tub, a hand-held shower imported from France, silk-screened quarry tile warmed by a radiant floor heating system, and a bow front vanity with marble top. A private sitting room in the suite enhanced the romance by transporting you into a trellised garden.

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

Maya Room

The elegant Maya Room boasts hand-painted walls in an elegant nature scene and a ceiling adapted from a Chinese scrollwork pattern. Luxury linens and a high-end royal mattress on a hand-painted bed complete the detailed décor. A private hallway bath includes a faux & Delft tile in a crisp blue and white scheme, vintage pedestal sink, and clawfoot tub outfitted with English faucets, and a hand-held shower unit.

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

Whole House Rental

Whole House Rental 1 king, 3 queens and three twins (can be combined for one king bed). Six bathrooms.

  • Maximum Capacity: 12
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 3 Queen , 3 Twin

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Location Type

Amtrak stop, Small town, Suburban


Chicago, IL (ORD-O'Hare) 54 miles

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Casino, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, The Farnsworth House, Starved Rock State Park, 3 French Hens Market, Sandwich Fair, Kane County Flea Market, College and University Athletic, Arts and Academic, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Parking, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Wine and Cheese Social, Robes, Landscaped grounds with labyrinth and hedge maze

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Starved Rock State Park, Silver Springs State Park, Shopping

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  • Check In:: 3 pm - 6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • 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 VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are held with credit card or personal check in the amount of one-half total amount due.
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made more than 14 days in advance of arrival date will be fully refunded less a $35 service charge (except group bookings which will be subject to specific guidelines set forth in the contract between The Homestead and the group coordinator). For cancellations made 14 days or less, before scheduled arrival date, the deposit is refundable if the reservation is able to be fully rebooked (less the service fee). If the reservation is not able to be fully rebooked, the deposit is non-refundable. No Show Reservations are non-refundable and the no-show guest is financially responsible for the reservation in full.



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  • Serving Location: Outdoors, Library, Dining Room