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

Bike Trip

5 on October 18, 2016

Best spot to stay in the Midwest.

I will definitely return

5 on October 13, 2016

The innkeepers, Monika and Jeff, were absolutely delightful. They prepared an incredible 4 course dinner of salmon cakes, fresh salad, filet mignon, and crème brulee. I loved this house! It was built in the 1850s and has been very well taken care of. This B&B is the perfect place to get away and relax; it's nestled in a cute little town with beautiful streets, the rooms are elegantly decorated, and the bed is to die for! Monika and Jeff go above and beyond to take care of their guests, and it shows. The value is top notch; this is a place I would certainly be willing to pay more to stay. I'll be back!

We Go Out of Our Way to Stay at the Chestnut Street Inn

5 on October 12, 2016

My husband and I enjoy the Chestnut Street Inn so much that we have gone the "long way" on several of our trips for the pleasure of spending the evening with Monika and Jeff. The rooms are comfortable, shiny clean, and beautifully appointed. Treats of Ghiradelli chocolates and homemade cookies cookies welcome guests. Monika's dinners and breakfasts are absolutely five star! We have traveled all over the world and have not enjoyed better cuisine anywhere! The Chestnut Street Inn is a destination place in and of itself.

What a wonderful family event and birthday dinner

5 on September 19, 2016

This is our 2nd trip to the Chestnut Inn, the first time my husband and I enjoyed a nights stay and dinner. This time be hosted my parents and my son and his girl friend for his 25th birthday celebration. We drove up from Chicago and had a wonderful evening, dinner was truly amazing and such a delightful experience, the rooms are so comfortable and breakfast was perfect. Everyone had a blast, we played games and drank wine on the veranda. So FUN!!

Maximum Stars

5 on September 19, 2016

This is truly a "FIND" for anyone visiting the Midwest! Innkeepers Monika and Jeff are so welcoming, you'll feel like you have been reacquainted with old friends. The accommodations are detail overlooked. This B&B is immaculately maintained and just wait until you taste Monika's mouth watering cuisine. She is internationally inspired and her venture into wonderful fresh spices from around the world result in dishes that are truly memorable. Do not. It's this one - it's SO worth the trip!!!

perfect getaway

5 on September 12, 2016

Monika and Jeff are true professionals. You have the ideal mix of privacy and company in whatever combination you want. The meals are world class and presented elegantly. We have been several times and always satisfied and look forward to our next visit.

Pleasant Visit

5 on September 08, 2016

This was our first Bed and Breakfast. The room was very clean and we enjoyed the more homey feel versus a hotel room. Monica was always immediatly available for any questions or needs that arose. We loved the cooking class and the food was delicious!

Labor Day Weekend

5 on September 06, 2016

Everything about our stay was exceptional - from the comfort of the bed, cleanliness of room, friendly and welcoming owners, to an amazing meal. We've paid more at other places and received much less. Chestnut St Inn is a real treasure.

best food

5 on August 28, 2016

Jeff and Monica are professional hosts. This is the best B&B we have ever stayed at. The meals are always exceptional and the rooms are immaculate. There are things to do close by like bicycling, golf and canoeing.

Great B &B

5 on August 19, 2016

We had a very nice overnight stay at the Chestnut Street Inn. Jeff and Monica are great hosts. We had a wonderful breakfast cooked by Monica. We hope to return and enjoy and evening meal there in the future.

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Rooms & Rates

Green Room with Buddy's Roost


  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 1 Twin

Burgundy Room


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

Blue Room


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

Rosewood Suite


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

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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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  • Check In:: 3:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: No
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: 50% of reservation will be charged at time of cancellation. A gift certificate for said amount will be issued with a one year expiration date for use for a later stay.



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.