Chestnut Street Inn

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

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


If you are a foodie, this is the bed and breakfast for you. We specialize in creative Mediterranean inspired cuisine using locally sourced foods. Our menus change constantly and reflect Chef Monika's background in cultural anthropology. Chef Monika can accommodate any dietary restriction with ease. Rooms are spacious and appointed with every amenity you could think of. Free Wi-Fi, snacks, beverages and a huge video and DVD library are all available for guest use. During the summer enjoy sitting on the patio or near the fire pit with a glass of wine. In the winter, cozy up by the fireplace and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa. Don't miss booking for one of Chef Monika's 4 course dinners available any night by reservation. Area attractions include everything from shopping and antiquing to hiking/biking/golf.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Hidden Gem

4.8 on May 19, 2018

We just celebrated our 44th with a night at Chestnut Street Inn with Innkeepers Jeff & Monica. Jeff greeted us giving us a tour of this beautiful historic home and explained everything in detail about the inn.. We stayed in the Rosewood Suite. It was beautifully appointed complete with its own private dining room. We, along with our good friends, chose to enjoy one of Monica's gourmet dinners. It was excellent, although, the guys commented their filets could have been a little bigger. The soup and salad were wonderful. The salad was perfectly paired macerated cranberries, strawberries, pistachios atop a spring lettuce mix with a beautiful maple drsssing. Creme brûlée completed the meal. Jeff built a fire in the fire pit for us to enjoy while our friend played his guitar. My hubby found a waiting pot of de-caf coffee waiting for him. Monica prepared her specialty Elvis French toast. Peanut butter & bananas sandwiched between multil grain bread. Not my favorite as I dont care for bananas but the guys loved it. I didn't make Monica aware of my dislike for bananas so this was not her fault. She is very accommodating. The blueberry pomegranate juice was delightful change of pace. We can't wait to go back for another stay with Jeff & Monica. A visit to Hornbaker's Garden topped off a wonderful visit to this quaint area of our state.

Fabulous last minute stay!

5 on May 07, 2018

I can not say enough wonderful things about Chestnut Street Inn. We made last minute plans to go somewhere and just stumbled on this wonderful B & B. The Inn was just lovely, the rooms were so very nice and comfortable and elegant all at the same time. Jeff and Monica could not have been more hospitable. They new the history of the house and were very willing to share with us. We were fortunate to have decided to dine with them Sat. evening and enjoyed a gourmet meal that I have told everyone who would listen to me all about. Do not miss the opportunity to eat Monica’s gourmet meals. You will not be sorry. We also enjoyed the other guests who had been back to Chestnut Street Inn many times and we were entertained by some guest provided, lovely guitar music and singing. This is definitely a destination inn that should not be missed!

Monica and Jeff

5 on April 28, 2018

Monica and Jeff are the two best things about the Chestnut Street Inn. It starts when you open the door and they warmly welcome you. You are shown to your beautifully decorated and comfortable room. It continues with the explanation of everything you need to know about how everything in the room works. They take you on a tour of the wonderful house. It is decorated with a balanced mixture of beautiful things and the things that have meaning to Monica and Jeff. Dinner is optional, but not to be passed up. Monica prepared and Jeff served a four course meal. The menu selected by Monica were traditional, but with Monica's personal touch, that took favorites to new places. Jeff selected a wine for us that perfect for the meal. After dinner, he brewed a decaf coffee that was better than most caffeinated coffee I drink. Breakfast was more of the same. Pancakes for us, the best pancakes I have ever eaten. They are perfect hosts. I know we will return.

A Perfect Stay

5 on April 28, 2018

The Chestnut Street Inn only has one thing going for it, the owners Monica and Jeff Sudakov. They greet you at the door as if you were a friend they hadn’t seen in years. You are taken upstairs and shown your beautiful room and they explain everything you need to know about it. Then they lead you through the rest of the house, the beautiful entry, the spacious living room, the dining room, the sun room (guest dining room) and the well stocked butlers pantry. All the rooms are impeccably decorated and inviting. Jeff and Monica keep it looking as if no one else has ever stayed there. Monica will prepare your meals. Meals like those you have had in only the best restaurants. Dinner for us was a four course affair. Jeff selected a bottle of wine to meet our tastes and it was perfect for us. Breakfast, although simpler, was exquisite. Pancakes, just the best I have had. Jeff and Monica know instinctively how to interact with each guest. They are warm and inviting, yet fade away to let you share your time to be alone with your thoughts. Although we were only there for one night, we know we will be back, time and again.

What a gem!

5 on April 23, 2018

Chestnut Street Inn is a well kept and beautifully decorated home. It felt warm and welcoming as soon as we walked in the door. Jeff gave us a tour right away. We were able to see all of the rooms since no one else had checked in yet. (That changed about an hour after our arrival.) All of the rooms are beautifully decorated and looked comfortable, We stayed in the Blue Room and enjoyed it very much. The king size bed was very comfortable. The room is very cozy with its blue wallpaper, carpet, quilt, and china hanging on the walls. The bathroom was a good size and very well equipped with soft, plush towels and wonderful toiletries. They even supplied bathrobes for our use. We stayed for 2 night. Our breakfasts were delicious and attractively presented. We had arranged to have dinner there both nights--that was a smart move on our part! The first night the main course was salmon with homemade pesto sauce. Our mouths were alive with the flavors for a couple of hours after dinner. What a fabulous meal! The second night we had chicken. It was delicious also. Monika served creme brulee for dessert both nights but they were different flavors. They were both delicious but what stood out was how creamy they both were--the best we have ever had! Jeff and Monika are fabulous hosts. They obviously enjoy what they are doing. We would highly recommend booking dinner when you stay here. You won't regret it! We look forward to our return visit(s).

Amazing B&B and more

5 on April 09, 2018

Monika and Jeff are great hosts. Not only is the breakfast wonderful, the dinner is fantastic. A place you must visit. And like us, once you come here you will be back many times.

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5 on April 03, 2018

Lovely Accommodations! Gracious, informative, delightful and loving Innkeepers! Absolutely DELICIOUS and AMPLE meals (we had dinner and breakfast)! We visit here every year to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and attend other nights during the year just for the dinners! Chef Monika is magnificent! Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend getaway, Jeff and Monika! We'll be back!

Great place great people

5 on March 16, 2018

First time at a B&B it was very clean and nice place to stay great people me and my wife and daughter stayed for a night we were coming from Pa heading to Cellular center in Iowa to watch our son wrestle in National Meet. My wife and daughter have dietary needs my wife is gluten free and my daughter is dairy free Monika nailed our breakfast spot on she made the best pancakes that meet everyone's needs. I would defiantly come back again and recommend Chestnut Street Inn Monika and Jeff make a great team for a great stay!! Thank You,

Girls Getaway

5 on March 04, 2018

I can't say enough good things about Chestnut Street Inn B&B. The food is the reason we first made the hour long trip for dinner many years ago. The food AND the hospitality are the reasons we continue to return. On a recent girls visit one of our friends during dinner described the taste of Monika's cooking as, "A cascade of flavors in your mouth." Her food makes you love things you've never even liked the taste of before. The unique blend of spices and combinations she uses are true artistry. The passion she has for what she does can be tastes in each delicious, savory bite. When we first discovered the Inn we would drive there for dinner and drive home that same evening since it was only an hour away. However, one weekend I took my mother there for a girls weekend and we booked the Green Room for the night. We now not only go for dinner but stay the night as well. If you decide on an overnight trip you will risk falling just as deeply in love with breakfast as you did dinner. The last breakfast we had consisted of poached eggs over fresh crab cakes. All of which were made from scratch with real, fresh ingredients. With Jeff's entertaining personality, and stories and Monika's warm hospitality and skill in the kitchen it will be a place you will want to visit over and over again. You will not be disappointed!

Great place to stay

4.0 on February 27, 2018

House was really nice with a lot of history. The couple who ran it were really nice. The food was really good. We did the dinner their as well and it was amazing.

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Rooms & Rates

Green Room with Buddy's Roost

3 room suite, 1 full size bed, 1 single bed, sitting porch (satellite TV/VCR/DVD, 2 chairs, table, refrigerator, bottled water), private bathroom, robes, toiletries, blowdryer, WI-FI.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $129

Burgundy Room

Queen size bed, private bathroom, desk, satellite TV/VCR/DVD, refrigerator, robes, toiletries, blowdryer, bottled water, WI-FI.

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $129

Blue Room

King size bed, private bathroom, walk in closet, satellite TV/VCR/DVD player, robes, toiletries, blowdryer, bottled water, refrigerator, WI-FI.

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

Nightly Rate: $129 - $139

Rosewood Suite

Luxury suite with king size bed, fireplace, private bathroom, private dining room, robes, toiletries, blowdryer, bottled water, refrigerator, satellite TV/VCR/DVD.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $179

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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

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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:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • 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

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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.


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