Chestnut Street Inn

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

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About

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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Reviews

Overall
4.9

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

Great stay!

5 on February 14, 2018

4 of us stayed here this last weekend and the experience was great in every respect. Thanks, Monika & Jeff!


Wonderful Get Away

4.2 on February 01, 2018

Great place for a much needed get away. Our room was very comfortable, loved the pillows. Breakfast was a large portion, but I made all gone cause it was Excellent !


Great Stay!

5 on January 28, 2018

Just returned home from a lovely stay at The Chestnut Inn in Sheffield Illinois. We are longtime aficionados of B&B's and what we look for beside location are nicely appointed rooms conducive to rest and relaxation. We also hope to have nice hosts and other interesting guests with whom to converse. We found all of these qualities at The Chestnut Inn. Jeff and Monika are amiable and make themselves available. The amenities at the house are stellar from the comfortable bed to the toiletries, robes and chocolate candy in the room. The common areas are welcoming. We especially loved the dining area which is light and airy with nice views. Breakfast was fantastic and a note to those with gluten allergies Monika is well aware how to prepare gluten free dishes and in fact wrote a cookbook with that issue in mind of which we now have a copy. The town is tiny and quaint. We selected that location because we wanted to visit Princeton and some historic homes in the area. We would highly recommend this establishment and do ask about the evening meal that can be booked on certain days. We asked not to be told the menu and were surprised with a delicious gourmet meal.


Delightful New Year's Eve

4.8 on January 08, 2018

We had read some reviews, including an article in Chicago Tribune Sunday travel section on the best breakfast at a B&B. All favorable. The Inn was wonderful. Monika and Jeff were very welcoming, and really go out of their way to make you feel comfortable throughout your stay. We booked the dinner, and glad we did. My wife, upon starting with the first course said, “She is incredible!” Each course was perfection. Will be most pleased to return to The Chestnut Street Inn, and hosts Jeff and Monika.


Stay Here!

5 on December 22, 2017

Do yourself a favor and stop your search. Book this place. You will be happy you stayed here. This is beautiful B&B with welcoming owners located in a quiet, peaceful small town. I stayed in the Blue Room. It was clean and comfortable. I had a great night of sleep. The breakfast was amazing. You get to choose the time you would like to eat. The bath products were wonderful. The owners make you feel very welcome. I can understand how they have been able to keep this business thriving for 14 years.


Nailed it

5 on November 27, 2017

Our first visit to Chestnut Inn, but absolutely not our last. Monika and Jeff have nailed it to perfection. The house and rooms are nothing less than perfection and dripping with history, antiques and books. The other guests whether they have been there a dozen times or their first time were all treated as family as were we. Located just south of Interstate 80 in central Illinois, it is a perfect base camp for exploring treasures such as the Hegeler mansion in Lasalle just 40 minutes away, a must see. At first I wasn't sure if Monika or Jeff was the most outgoing... It turns out they are both very outgoing and extremely knowledgeable about almost everything. Jeff does most of the serving while Monika does all the unbelievable cooking. We had both breakfast and dinner there. Trust me when I say that we joined the "clean plate club". Every day was different. No menu. You wake up in the morning wondering what is for breakfast today. Breakfast is on your schedule. There is a chalk board you can use to indicate when you would like breakfast. 9:00, 9:30, whenever you feel like you might be ready. Dinner was over the top. Most five star restaurants don't even come close. The wine cellar is stacked with all the best of California and other locations. Not everything from California, but the wines you would want to drink. On a scale of 1 to 5, we give it a 10.5. It is really that great. Love you Jeff and Monika for all you do and all the time and effort you put in to it. See you as soon as we can. Mark and Karen


Chest nut

4.8 on November 12, 2017

It was so warm and great service. Food was amazing. A great getaway!!


Chestnut Street Inn

4.4 on October 26, 2017

Friendly innkeepers !


Back for more

5 on October 26, 2017

This was our third visit to the Chestnut Street Inn and once again we were not disappointed. Jeff and Monika are like old friends, warm and welcoming. The Blue Room has become our little get away spot. Our mouths always water for the food and Chef Monika never disappoints. We were treated to her award winning Elvis Peanut and Banana French Toast with Candied Bacon. We only got to stay one night but it was a fantastic one. Thanks Jeff and Monika for another great stay.


A Must for B&B fans

5 on October 21, 2017

Wow. Unusual, not-to-be-missed place in several ways. First, the food. Your breakfasts aren't going to be just eggs & sausage surrounded by muffins & banana breads. Monika, a real-life certified chef creates thoughtful meals that are nutritious, creative, and delicious. Dinner one night was the Greek theme & I was in foodie heaven with every course brought out - absolutely worth the price. Mom, who is Greek, spoke a phrase to Chef Monika, then translated it: "This is so good, a mother would not share it with her children!" Secondly, there are a lot of common spaces to lounge in. J & M's furniture is not spindly nor historical enough that you're afraid to sit on 'em. Just nice comfy couches & chairs to read or chat in. Lots of outdoor lounging, too. Third, J & M are extremely accommodating - have you ever heard of a B&B where YOU can pick the time you want your breakfast made? That does not exist in the B&B world. Mom & I slept in our first morning & came down at 10:00 for our breakfast, while others had wanted an 8 a.m. meal. You want a campfire at night? Jeff will make you one. You want some fresh (excellent, locally-brewed) coffee at 3 p.m? Ditto. Monika and Jeff are genuinely friendly and will be as engaged with you as you want. If you wanna be left alone, they figure that out, too. Mom & I stayed in the Green Room since it has two bedrooms and a separate sitting/dining room. Be prepared to want to move in. It's a private apt, which can be locked at both entrances so that no one else ever passes through "your" hallway or doors. We observed the Rosewood Suite & it's absolutely gorgeous - perfect for romance with a private dining room & awesome bathroom.


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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

Location Type

Countryside, Small town, Village

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Monika and Jeff Sudakov

Languages spoken

Hungarian, English, French

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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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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • 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.


Recipes

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