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

Diamond in the rough!

5 on August 06, 2017

The home is absolutely gorgeous, and the food was extraordinary! Jeff and Monika were excellent hosts, and we would definitely stay there again if the opportunity presents itself.

Fantastic place to stay

5 on August 06, 2017

This is one of those places that deserves more than 5 stars. The rooms were very comfortable, and the food was incredible. Jeff and Monika went out of their way to be warm and welcoming. This place is a gem!

Pleasant Surprise

5 on August 04, 2017

My aunt and I stayed in the green room/suite. It was a wonderful experience. The green room provided 2 bedrooms and a sitting room. It was perfect for us as we weren't traveling as a couple. The innkeepers were gracious, unobtrusive, and readily available if needed. Monika and Jeff provide an oasis for whatever you need may be. We highly recommend it and hope to return again in the future.

Wonderful Getaway

4.8 on July 20, 2017

Jeff and Monika have a great gift of hospitality, sharing their friendly welcome and warm service with us every time we stay there! We visit each year as we bike the nearby country roads with the "Z Tour", and look forward to Monika's wonderful gourmet cooking.

Affordable Excellance

5 on July 16, 2017

Room, meals, and Monica and Jeff were superb.

Affordable Excellance

4.8 on July 04, 2017

Lodging in the Burgundy was outstanding. Comfortable bed, sitting area, and bathroom. Plenty of natural lighting with large windows on all external walls. The common areas, including the patios, are well decorated and maintained. The dinner was superb and filling, as well as breakfast. However, breakfast was not filling. Suggest, maybe offering a weekend buffets or more starch items. The hosts are extremely gracious, knowledgeable and helpful at recommending activities and local sites.


5 on June 24, 2017

Beautiful historical home. The hostesses were so friendly and welcoming. Chef Monika prepared the best breakfast I have ever eaten with garden fresh ingredients. With special unique interesting rooms and decor I found myself completely entranced. Clean comfy beds and bathroom. The butler pantry was full of goodies for our liking. I recommend this Inn. Enjoy.

A Quiet Getaway

5 on May 26, 2017

My husband and I truly enjoyed our overnight stay at the Chestnut Street Inn in Sheffield Illinois. The hosts could not have been nicer and the home is simply lovely. We enjoyed the Rosewood Suite, complete with wood burning fireplace, which our host was happy to light for us after dinner. My special dietary needs we're no problem for the experienced chef Monika. I especially enjoyed reading about the history of the home and of the innkeepers in the guide that was in our room. We cannot wait for our next opportunity to stay at this wonderful Inn. When the world gets too noisy this is a wonderful Oasis to get away and enjoy the solitude, and the lovely sounds of the mourning dove who also enjoyed our fireplace.

A Perfect Escape!

5 on May 14, 2017

Came here for a quick get-a-way from the craziness of life, and we were not disappointed! The property is well kept, the decor is wonderful and personal to the innkeepers - documents so many cool stories of their life and the history of the home. It is quiet, quaint, and the perfect couples escape. Monika and Jeff are incredible! From the moment we walked in the door, we felt wanted and welcome there. They paid close attention to every detail, and left us lacking nothing. We stayed in the Rosewood Suite, which has a private dining room. We enjoyed breakfast in there twice, and was beyond exquisite. We also took a cooking class with Monika, cooking a Hungarian menu. It was awesome! Monika took time with us, teaching us, and sharing her roots with us. Jeff even joined us, as he did all of our dishes. :) She allowed us to truly make the meal, and then served us afterwards. It was such a fun time as a couple, and getting to know Monika and Jeff. This B&B was spectacular! We are grateful to have found this hidden gem so close to us. We will be back to relax and cook again.

Food Theatre!

5 on May 07, 2017

The food is 5 star quality and Monika and Jeff are lovely people. If you want a getaway where there is nothing around for 13 miles (nearest funky town is Princeton) this is the place to go. 3 nights stay was quiet, fresh air, lovely, unpretentious surroundings. This is very near Iowa and. Farming community. You can see the gentrification happening from the Chicagoans moving in, buying beautiful antique homes and relocating to call this home. Artsy community in Princeton with a local acting theatre, and tons of artists and artisans. Monika is a 5 star chef with identical credentials to Julia Childs. I coined the term "food theatre" on our last night there. It IS food theatre! Like watching a show unfold before your eyes, characters revealing their lives and secrets, so is the cuisine that Monika creates. The food is very rich. Have a very light breakfast and no lunch. Early dinner is recommended. Take a long walk and read on the porch or relax in your room.

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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:: 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, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required at time of booking.
  • Cancellations: 50% cancellation fee will be charged on overnight stay only. Dinners reservations will not be charged a cancellation fee.
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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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