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6 brilliant B&B experiences across Northern Illinois

Published: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:30 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:56 p.m. CDT

Galena and Chicago aren’t the only places to find great bed-and-breakfast experiences in northern Illinois. Visitors seeking unique and luxurious lodging experiences can find an abundance of options, including, in some instances, right on Chicago’s doorstep:


Built in 1854 by the founder of Plano, Lewis Steward, to resemble a Tuscan villa, The Homestead offers five unique guest rooms in a home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located 54 miles from Chicago, but much closer to Chicago’s west and southwest suburbs, The Homestead offers visitors the options to choose to plunge into the busyness, recreation and culture offered by the Chicago region, or slip into a more idyllic and quiet small town, rural experience. The inn boasts “culinary adventures” in partnership with area chefs. And guests are invited to join the inn’s owner, who is also a yoga instructor, for Candlelight Yoga on Thursdays.