Illinois March 14, 2018
This Enchanting English Garden Hotel In Illinois Looks Like A Shakespearean Mansion
There’s an English mansion hiding in Illinois’ most affluent lake community that you must make a point to visit someday. Great for a romantic stay or a wedding, this Lake Forest hotel offers luxury amenities and a breath-taking setting you can’t find anywhere else.
This is truly the most charming little inn in the state. Keep scrolling to learn more about this fantastical historic mansion.
This traditional inn will take you back to the Middle Ages, providing warmth and friendly service. Deer Path Inn was originally built in he 1860s as the home of Colonel William Sage Johnston.
The land was once home to an old hunter's cabin at the foot of a Native American trail that leads to Lake Michigan.
Opening as a hotel in 1929, the house was redesigned to resemble an English mansion like those in the Kent, England. The garden is its most immaculate aspect.
In 1992, the hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places and was named a member of the Historic Hotels of America.
There are 55 guest rooms and suites at Deer Path Inn. Rates range from about $320 per night for double queen beds to $670 per night for the Royal King Suite.
Some rooms include luxurious accommodations like fireplaces, walk-in showers, and nice tubs. All are fitted with upscale sheets, treats, and fabulous decor that will make you want to stay forever.
Guests enjoy several different dining options and atmospheres. Enjoy a fancy dinner in The English Room or kick back in a more casual setting like The Bar or White Heart Pub.
There is also an Afternoon Tea Room room at this historic mansion that allows patrons to enjoy the traditions of England.
Menu items range from American to English cuisine, including traditional dishes like fish n chips, chicken pot pie, bangers and mash, and lamb stew. Sushi and a wide range of beer, wine, and cocktails are available at The Bar.
In addition to couple's vacations, this English mansion is a wonderful spot for weddings and other events. There is space for about 60 guests, all of whom can fit in the inn.
This Chicago North Shore hideaway is an ideal place to go to get away from it all. Enjoy an English garden, excellent hospitality, and fun traditions you'll never forget.
Deer Path Inn is located at
255 E Illinois Road in Lake Forest, and you can get more information and make reservations on its website here.
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