Chestnut Street Inn

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

A Gem!

5 on September 09, 2018

Staying at this B&B was my anniversary gift to my husband to celebrate our 23 years together. Finding Chestnut Street Inn was pure serendipity as my intention was to initially stay inside Starved Rock State Park. I'm so glad I found Chestnut Street Inn and had the chance to be hosted by these 2 wonderful and talented humans. Thank you Chef Monika and Jeff for the gourmet meals, and warm and friendly accommodation. Unlike other B&B experiences in the past, they're very accommodating but they also give you your own space and privacy. It was a perfect anniversary celebration and I can't thank them enough for the wonderful experience. We're definitely charmed!

Like Family

5 on September 05, 2018

My husband and I visit the Sheffield area every couple of years to visit extended family. Monika and Jeff are now part of that extended family. Their home is literally "our home" when we visit. The rooms are well appointed, clean, quiet and comfortable. Over the years we have stayed in the Green Room, Blue Room and, most recently, the Rosewood Suite (which is quite a treat!). Monika and Jeff attend to your every need, are always available when you need the, but do not intrude into your vacation or relaxation plans. The breakfasts are outstanding, and I highly recommend treating yourself to one of Monika's dinners while you visit. You won't be disappointed. On this last visit, Monika willingly worked around some dietary restrictions that I recently have had. She treated me as one of her own family members, making sure I had what I needed to meet the dietary restrictions and graciously adjusting my breakfasts and dinners to be different than what was planned on the menu. Thanks, Monika!

Great Retreat

5 on September 03, 2018

I treated myself to a cooking class & overnight stay. Absolutely everything was fabulous & just the retreat I needed. I had to book another stay & class before leaving. The room is very comfortable, they've thought of every thing you may need. Monika's cooking class is excellent, I learned a lot that I can't wait to try. The meals were so good they're dangerous, I ate more at 1sitting than I have in months. I left feeling pampered & happy ¿¿

Delightful getaway

5 on August 28, 2018

My husband and I decided on a spontaneous overnight getaway, and we remembered reading about Chestnut Street Inn in Chicago magazine. We had a wonderful time. Our innkeepers were charming, accommodating, interesting people; the food was creative and delicious; the room was nicely decorated and very comfortable; and everything went smoothly! We highly recommend Monika, Jeff and Chestnut Street Inn!

Cozy Wonderful

5 on August 19, 2018

My sister-in-law got my wife a gift certificate to here for her birthday. I don't know what I expected but I was pleasantly surprised by everything about this place. The owners, Jeff and Monika, were so very gracious and welcoming when we stepped through the front door. We stayed in the burgundy room, which is appointed in burgundy fabrics. It's got a wonderful for poster bed, which is really comfortable. We upgraded our meal to beef, which was totally worth it. The meal consisted of and appetizer which was goat cheese stuffed tomatoes with a couple of sauces followed by a pesto pasta. The main course was a filet with mushrooms and a drizzle of a balsamic reduction sauce, very tasty! Dessert was tiramisu, also very tasty! If breakfast is anything like supper was it'll be amazing. I would definitely stay here again.

First Rate in Every Way

5 on August 11, 2018

We've dined at the Inn several times, and the cuisine is always wonderful. This was our first overnight stay, and the accommodations were excellent. And an after-meals stroll through this quaint little town with its stately old homes is an added bonus.

Felt like family

5 on August 08, 2018

Jeff and Monica were great hosts. We felt like we were staying with family or close friends. The food was terrific, as was the room.

Fabulous food for our stay

5 on August 06, 2018

We stayed in the Burgundy Room which had a comfy queen bed, two comfortable chairs for reading, and a desk for writing, There were many hooks in the bathroom to hang up clothes and my toiletry bag. Our breakfast was outstanding--lemon/blueberry pancakes. Plus we stayed in the evening for Monika's 5 course meal which was truly gourmet. I know she was cooking all day to prepare the food and have it ready for the 9 people who were guests that evening. Wonderful!

Beautiful home, delicious breakfast, pleasant stay.

5 on August 03, 2018

My sister and I wanted a quick get-away that was not too far away. Chestnut Street Inn was perfect! What a hidden treasure! We missed Monika and wish we could have sampled one of her dinners, but Jeff was a wonderful host and served a delicious breakfast. Chestnut Street Inn is a beautiful B & B, great for relaxing . . . we had a coloring book 'party' evening and then the next day took a quick hike on the Hennepin Canal Trail and had lunch in nearby Princeton. What an overall nice experience!!

Beyond Amazing!

5 on July 31, 2018

Without a doubt, Monika and Jeff’s B&B is truly a first class experience! The amount of care, detail, passion, and love they have to host their guests is something special. We enjoyed a delicious 4 course Italian gourmet dinner, had great laughs with Monika and Jeff, amazed by their story coming from Cali, felt the love that Monika had for Celine, Jeff was great to explain the history of their beautiful home, the Rosewood room was great, and finished off the stay with another gourmet breakfast that again, you wouldn’t imagine getting in a little small town of Sheffield, IL! We haven’t stopped recommending it to our friends and family, please don’t think twice and book with Monika and Jeff, and can’t wait for our next visit! Thank you Monika and Jeff!!!

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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

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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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