The innkeepers, Monika and Jeff, were absolutely delightful. They prepared an incredible 4 course dinner of salmon cakes, fresh salad, filet mignon, and crème brulee. I loved this house! It was built in the 1850s and has been very well taken care of. This B&B is the perfect place to get away and relax; it's nestled in a cute little town with beautiful streets, the rooms are elegantly decorated, and the bed is to die for! Monika and Jeff go above and beyond to take care of their guests, and it shows. The value is top notch; this is a place I would certainly be willing to pay more to stay. I'll be back!
My husband and I enjoy the Chestnut Street Inn so much that we have gone the "long way" on several of our trips for the pleasure of spending the evening with Monika and Jeff. The rooms are comfortable, shiny clean, and beautifully appointed. Treats of Ghiradelli chocolates and homemade cookies cookies welcome guests. Monika's dinners and breakfasts are absolutely five star! We have traveled all over the world and have not enjoyed better cuisine anywhere! The Chestnut Street Inn is a destination place in and of itself.
This is our 2nd trip to the Chestnut Inn, the first time my husband and I enjoyed a nights stay and dinner. This time be hosted my parents and my son and his girl friend for his 25th birthday celebration. We drove up from Chicago and had a wonderful evening, dinner was truly amazing and such a delightful experience, the rooms are so comfortable and breakfast was perfect. Everyone had a blast, we played games and drank wine on the veranda. So FUN!!
This is truly a "FIND" for anyone visiting the Midwest! Innkeepers Monika and Jeff are so welcoming, you'll feel like you have been reacquainted with old friends. The accommodations are wonderful...no detail overlooked. This B&B is immaculately maintained and just wait until you taste Monika's mouth watering cuisine. She is internationally inspired and her venture into wonderful fresh spices from around the world result in dishes that are truly memorable. Do not. It's this one - it's SO worth the trip!!!
Monika and Jeff are true professionals. You have the ideal mix of privacy and company in whatever combination you want. The meals are world class and presented elegantly. We have been several times and always satisfied and look forward to our next visit.
This was our first Bed and Breakfast. The room was very clean and we enjoyed the more homey feel versus a hotel room. Monica was always immediatly available for any questions or needs that arose. We loved the cooking class and the food was delicious!
Everything about our stay was exceptional - from the comfort of the bed, cleanliness of room, friendly and welcoming owners, to an amazing meal. We've paid more at other places and received much less. Chestnut St Inn is a real treasure.
Jeff and Monica are professional hosts. This is the best B&B we have ever stayed at. The meals are always exceptional and the rooms are immaculate. There are things to do close by like bicycling, golf and canoeing.
This was our second stay here. This time we stayed in the "blue" room -- VERY comfortable bed -- impeccably clean, great water pressure (which is not always the case in these historic houses). Monikas cooking could not have been better. They offer dinner as well -- the night we stayed there they had a "Julia Child" inspired 5 course meal that was just incredible!! There are also treats everywhere you look (including in your room). I will go back again just for Monikas coconut macaroons!! All in all a great place to spend a weekend -- get ready for a culinary delight. Great job Monika and Jeff!! 5 stars!
We chose the Chestnut Street Inn to celebrate a special occasion and we had a delightful time! Monica's meal was delicious and the Blue Room was charming and go above and beyond to make certain you are satisfied and have a high quality experience.. This is a very special place to celebrate a milestone or a wonderful getaway for a night or weekend.
We had a wonderful stay at The Chestnut Street Inn. The rooms, as well as the downstairs, were very well appointed. The meals were excellent! You should doe yourself a favor and spend a weekend at Jeff and Monika's Chestnut Street Inn.
The Chestnut Street Inn is very well appointed throughout the building. The living room and the guest rooms are great. The food and service is spectacular. Breakfast was always delicious and dinner was way beyond my expectations. Do yourself a favor and stay at Monika and Jeff's inn. You'll love it!
What a lucky find! A family reunion was in the area so we needed a place to stay! What a relaxing, charming and delicious night we had! I would encourage you and yours to head to Chestnut Street and enjoy the amenities and the down time! Give yourself a treat to a five star meal and all the beautiful appointments Monika and Jeff have to offer!
It is always a pleasure to spend a night or two at Chestnut Inn. The owners always have a story or two to share, and they make you feel right at home. Anything Monika decides to create in her kitchen is sure to be a treat. We will always stop here if we are anywhere in the area. It is quaint, cute, and quiet.
It's hard to know what to say about the Chestnut Street Inn that hasn't already been said, including by me. The rooms are beautiful and scenic, with every amenity one can imagine. The food is world-class. Monika and Jeff are gracious, caring, fun people. If you want to talk, they're great conversationalists; if you want to be left alone, they leave you alone. My wife and I go there every year, even when we don't have another reason to visit the area. A++.
Wonderful B&B - the house is adorable with wonderful gardens to sit back and enjoy your morning coffee from and let your stomach settle from the scrumptious gourmet breakfast. Chef Monica is a culinary genius and having dinner there is a must as well. This was our second stay and we definitely plan to return - perhaps partaking in a cooking class next. The owners are incredibly friendly and make it a fun stay.
We went to spend our wedding night here and the service was great. They made us feel super welcomed! The rooms were meant more for middle aged and older people I would say. Not too many young adults would appreciate it.
We are again blown away with the food that Monika provided and with the friendly atmosphere that both Jeff and Monika have done with Chestnut. We plan on going again soon to enjoy their company at the Chestnut Street Inn.
We LOVE this place! Once we cross the doorstep, we feel ware are at home away from home, with friends. The house is immaculate. Jeff keeps that up religiously. The decorating is so charming; each room has its own ambiance. We have stayed in three of the four rooms and love them all. The house holds beautiful hand work done by long lost relatives, a unique piece of 911 history, an old portrait that you would swear was Monika, Moroccan pieces, and more. Now, Monika and Jeff, the owners. Jeff's gregarious personality suits his theater background. Monika is multidimensional. Would you believe she has been Minnie Mouse (at Disneyland), a ballerina , anthropologist, and a chef that had her own TV show for years on a Quad City channel? She makes the very best baked goods left out all day long. Scrumptious breakfasts are to dream of the night before. And her dinners are not to be missed even once, for you will regret it forever. When you sit in the dining room by candlelight, you become dazzled at the grand presentations. Oh, but the tastes are unworldly! You do not want the meal to end; it is honestly that devine. (Her creativity has no limits since she makes different dietary foods just as sublime as all others.) Monika's cooking rivals upscale restaurants in Chicago. It is astonishing, for sure! Both of them have the knack of perceiving if guests want their privacy or want to converse. They have such engaging stories to impart, if wanted. We have been to many B and Bs through out the years, but this one beats them all! It invokes a unique happiness and tranquility, I can not explain. Jeff and Monika are truly phenomenal people let alone the very best bed and breakfast innkeepers you will ever encounter. Staying with them will give you an experience you will find enchanting. Run do not walk to Chestnut Street Inn.
I reserved the Burgundy Room for my mother for Mother’s Day weekend this year. She has not stopped talking about it since she returned home! Like most mothers, my mother is selfless and does little to pamper herself. Monica & Jeff absolutely delivered! Mom arrived to the warmest welcome on Friday, and left with, what she considers, dear friends on Sunday. She was given her “alone time”, she was spoiled with amazing meals, and given the most precious gift of all – newly found friends! Thank you Monica & Jeff for spoiling Mom just as she deserved!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience this past weekend at the Chestnut Street Inn. Monika and Jeff treated us like family not as guests. Accommodations were wonderful. Gourmet food both for the evening meal and breakfast the next morning. Not a single item below outstanding. Would strongly recommend.
My wife and I don’t get away often so when we do we love to go to special places. The inn is impeccable. The bed was comfy. The breakfasts and dinner were extraordinary. Definitely a place for foodies. Make sure you have dinner at the inn. The cuisine you would expect to enjoy if you were a judge on Food Network’s Chopped or Iron Chef America.
As first time travelers from Naperville, Illinois to the small village of Mineral, I wasn’t sure if we would be able to find the type of lodging we are accustomed to. We were headed to the rural town to meet distant relatives and to see the area where my father was born and raised. The Chestnut Street Inn was on the way to Mineral and pictures of it showed it to be beautiful and charming. We stayed in the Green Room – my grown up son in the double bed room and me in the single bed room. Both rooms were lovely, as was the sitting room. The bathroom was neat, clean and nicely modernized. Our suite has two accesses- the main door leading through the hall and down the main staircase, and another stairway that is enclosed within the suite. That is because the Green Room had once been the maid’s quarters. She must’ve loved going to her rooms when her shift was done! Monika and Jeff are friendly and talented innkeepers – tending to our needs and wants with no problem. Jeff entertained us with stories of his former life as an entertainer while Monika filled the house with the fragrances of her expert cooking. The blueberry pancakes should be renamed because they were so much more than simply blueberries inside pancakes. The fruit served with them was absolutely fresh and perfect. The other breakfast – bird in nest, or “toad in a hole” was also delicious. There are interesting trails to hike, the Hennepin Canal parks to explore, as well as quaint little towns in the areas, and best of all – a wonderful Bed & Breakfast named The Chestnut Street Inn. Enjoy!
My wife and I have never taken any kind of trip to celebrate our Anniversary so with this being our 35th I took the initiative to plan a weekend stay for us and surprise her.I searched the Illinois bed and breakfast sight and was looking for someplace within a couple of hours of home,When I came across the Chestnut Street Inn I read reviews and checked their gallery of pictures to see what we could expect.I had never been to a bed and breakfast so I did not know what to expect.I can sum it up in one word,WOW. We were so impressed with the wonderful accomodations,the phenominal food and especially Monika and Jeff.They made us feel like we were family.There is no doubt we will be telling all of our friends and family about our stay and we will be visiting them again.We both agreed that we have never spent two days or even a week anywhere and come away so rejuvenated and ready to face the
A visit we love to repeat is one to the Chestnut Street Inn. It is an easy country drive from our home to the Sudakov's, but just far enough away that we feel a sense of freedom from the telephone and from unexpected demands on our time. We spent the last night of a recent vacation there. Upon arrival, Monika suggested we get settled in our favorite "Green Room" and told us there would be freshly-baked gluten-free macaroons and fresh coffee waiting for us when we came back down stairs. Bubbly Jeff is usually there to greet us and help with luggage, if necessary, but he was temporarily "under the weather". Even with an inn-full of guests, Monika soldiered cheerfully on, serving as hostess and top-notch chef, as well as covering for Jeff. Our visit was, as usual, relaxing and pleasant. Just when we think Monika's breakfasts could not possibly get better, they do! Both Monika and Jeff are so personable, down-to-earth and always conversationally fascinating. We'll be ready to return again soon!