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

The Best B&B Around!

5 on January 24, 2017

Love, love, love Chestnut Inn! This was our second time there and we'll be sure to return. The food is some of the best we have ever tasted. Great set up. We highly recommend this place to our friends on a regular basis.

For mini-vacation or extended stay--excellent destination!!

5 on January 20, 2017

A lovely experience began by meeting Jeff and Monika Sudakov (owners/innkeepers) of the Chestnut Street Inn, Sheffield, IL. Jeff gave an impressive tour sharing the history of both the Inn and Sheffield. Each room of the Inn is charming and the details are well thought-out. When stepping into your sleeping room, stresses begin to fade away and you immediately feel pampered. Everything is immaculately clean and neat. If Chef Monika is working her magic in the kitchen, wafting fragrances draw you to her domain. Passing through the coveted butler’s pantry to spy her artistic culinary creations, you see the impressive tea assortment and beverage selection, securely stashed away in the…I am not going to spoil it!!! Linger awhile, and Jeff will share his passion for freshly-ground brewed coffee. I highly recommend checking in prior to and staying for dinner which can be arranged when you make your room reservation. Each meal will satisfy the most sophisticated palate and give foodies an “experience”! As a mini-vacation or for an extended stay, the Chestnut Street Inn is an excellent destination to experience tangible value… For me, the experience was Priceless!!!! Que votre maison soit pleine de compagnie stimulante, bonne nourriture, rire joyeux, et amour sans fin ... (Until the next visit, may your home be full of stimulating company, good food, jolly laughter, and endless love...)

A Great Getaway!

5 on January 19, 2017

Spent this past weekend at the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield, IL. What a great bed and breakfast! The room was delightful, the food was amazing, and the hosts were super friendly. I can't wait to go back and eat one of Chef Monika's dinner meals and take one of her cooking lessons!!

Great Value, Great Service, Great Food

4.6 on January 12, 2017

Monika and Jeff are unusual folks. In a good way. Whatever attracted them to set up shop in this remote area of the world (I can say this; I grew up here), we're glad they did. We had a last minute need for lodging and to host an impromptu gathering of old, old and new friends and family across a wide range of life experiences. It could not have turned about better. The urbanite millenials were blown away by the sophistication of the food and wine and comfort and color/design of the rooms and accommodations. The country folk were immediately at ease with the surroundings.

Great stay

5 on December 14, 2016

We stayed at the Chestnut Street Inn twice over a 3 week period since we were involved in some local business. The quality of the services as well as the facility itself was beyond compare. It is a must do !

A complete delight!

4.0 on December 14, 2016

We were in the Sheffield area die to a death in the family. We stayed for four nights. Chestnut Street Inn was a very bright spot in this difficult time. From the moment we arrived, Jeff & Monica went out of their way to make sure we were settled and happy with everything. Our suite (Rosewood) was such a lovely refuge - our place of solitude and relaxation away from everything. Breakfast each morning was superb - each day we eagerly anticipated what was being prepared as the prior day had been so amazing and creative.- but most of all absolutely delicious! Anytime we are in the area in the future, there will be no other option, we will be staying at this Inn! Anyone looking for a magnificent place to relax - this is the place. We did have time to enjoy dinner at the Inn, but next time we will make sure we can fit in at least one with them. Monica is a superb chef - and Jeff is the consummate host --- together they truly are the best!

A diamond in the midwest!

4.8 on December 04, 2016

A great place to stay whether you are a foodie or not. The hospitality of Chef Monika and Jeff is great and the food is outstanding! Would definitely recommend to anyone.

A great B & B !

5 on November 22, 2016

We have stayed several times at Chestnut Inn and it is always a great visit. My husband and I have stayed alone and this past visit, our family all stayed -all adult children. The food and hospitality are both excellent thanks to Monika and Jeff. You will not be disappointed if you choose the Chestnut Inn !

over and over

5 on November 07, 2016

Monica and Jeff never disappoint. On our most recent visit, we brought friends so that they too can witness the utter joy and delight we rave about. What a wonderful time we had. The food, the company, the beautiful rooms and the absolute best B&B in the midwest made the trip as perfect as always. We love you guys!

Bike Trip

5 on October 18, 2016

Best spot to stay in the Midwest.

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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

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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:: 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.
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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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