Plan a weekend trip to one of these romantic Illinois inns to relax and rejuvenate surrounded by nature.
Whether you are looking for a spa getaway, beaches, wine tasting, honeymoon suites, or ideas for foodies, there are many beautiful places to choose from, some of which are just a short drive from Chicago. Many of the inns that made our list have a unique history and all are known for their welcoming ambiance and outstanding service.
1. Goldmoor Inn - 2 hours 45 minutes from Chicago, Illinois
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The Goldmoor Inn is the only bed and breakfast in Galena with stunning views of the Mississippi River and one of the best best romantic getaways in Illinois.
You can choose to stay in a room with a whirlpool or a private fireplace. There are 13 romantic deluxe suites within the Castle as well as two log cabins along the bluff and three country cottages. All accommodations have personal decorations with cozy, period elements.
The cottages and the log cabins have private porches, galley kitchens, fireplaces, dining areas, and whirlpool tubs. Each suite is unique with cozy fireplaces, luxurious whirlpool tubs, and hand-carved furniture.
Inn amenities include a spa for individual or couples massages and convenient access to Chestnut Mountain Ski Slopes. There is also an English rose garden, expansive grounds, and nearby shopping. Enjoy an in-room gourmet breakfast.
9001 W. Sand Hill Rd., Galena, Illinois, Phone: 808-255-3925
2. The Deer Path Inn, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
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Located in the charming well-to-do town of Lake Forest, Illinois, about 35 miles from Chicago, Deer Path Inn is the 57-room hotel constructed in 1929 in the Tudor revival style.
The hotel is located a short drive from Lake Forest College and Forest Park. Recently renovated, the iconic Lake Forest hotel now has 23 suites, a large event space, and completely redesigned restaurant. The posh beautifully designed rooms have been brought to the 21st century with free Wi-Fi and satellite TVs.
Suites also have hardwood floors, sitting areas, and some even feature fireplaces and views of the garden. The guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast, an elegant restaurant that offers international cuisine, a popular bar, a gym, and an English garden.
255 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045, Phone: 847-234-2280
3. La Banque Hotel, Homewood
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Housed in the historic Homewood State Bank building, which was built in 1925, the La Banque Hotel is a great choice for a romantic getaway. The grand old building has found a new purpose and has been very carefully renovated, blending old with new to offer a glimpse of history to all who step through her doors. The romantic rooms and suites are the last word is elegance and have all the modern amenities the discerning public demands. You can dine in style without leaving the hotel – the La Voute Bistro and Bar serves delicious French-inspired cuisine. Finally, there is a spacious Fitness Center located in the old vault.
La Banque Hotel, 2034 Ridge Rd, Homewood, IL 60430, 708-798-6000
4. Weekend Getaways in Illinois: The Glen Club, Glenview
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Perfectly located on the Chicago North Shore, The Glen Club is an ideal destination for a special romantic getaway (particularly if you both love golf). The 21-room boutique style hotel is located on one of the finest golf courses in the region, but is also very close to just about any local attraction you would like to visit. The guest rooms are spacious and very well appointed. All you need for a comfortable stay is provided and all the facilities of the Club are available to guests, including the restaurant which serves delicious American cuisine. Stay and Play packages are available to golfing guests.
The Glen Club, 2901 West Lake Avenue, Glenview, IL 60026, 847-724-7272
5. Copperstone Inn - 1 hour 35 minutes from Chicago
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Copperstone Inn is located on the Orchard Ridge Farms and surrounded by natural beauty. This luxury bed and breakfast has been hosting guests on 130 acres of land since 2008 although the building dates back to 1858.
There are seven romantic suites at the inn, each with their own unique appointments such as private entrances, patios, private baths, claw foot tubs, fireplaces, sitting areas, whirlpool tubs, and flat-screen TVs. All rooms have access to inn amenities, including the luxury linens, iPod docks, in-room safes, satellite TVs, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and turn down service.
The inn has a spa where you can enjoy massage therapy, a manicure or pedicure, couples’ massage, or one of many skincare services. There are also personal yoga sessions available. If you are looking for romantic spa getaways in Illinois, Copperstone Inn is a great affordable option with rooms starting at $199 per night.
6702 Yale Bridge Rd., Rockton, Illinois, Phone: 815-629-9999
6. Harvey House Bed and Breakfast - 15 min from Chicago
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Harvey House Bed and Breakfast is quiet and relaxing with easy access to Oak Park and Chicago. The “L” train is only a few blocks away. There are five romantic suites, including two penthouse suites. Amenities include slippers, deluxe robes, hand-pressed sheets, private baths, refrigerators, central air conditioning, Wi-Fi, blow dryers, cable TV with DVD players, irons, Aveda toiletries, towel warmers, and full-length mirrors.
Some rooms also have oversized tubs for two people, fireplaces, chaise lounges, marble baths featuring soaking tubs, antique furniture, kitchenettes, 12-foot ceilings, rain showers, and stained glass windows.
Breakfast is an informal, flexible meal with a friendly atmosphere, baked goods, and hot entrees like pancakes, French toast, and egg cups. You will find a comfortable sitting space in the common area along with a fireplace. If you are looking for romantic suites in Illinois, Harvey House Bed and Breakfast is a great place to visit.
107 South Scoville Ave., Oak Park, Illinois, Phone: 708-848-6810
7. Affordable Couples' Weekend at Inn at 835, Illinois
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The turn-of-the-century suites and rooms at the Inn at 835 combine modern comforts with historic decorations. They include private baths, plush towels, hand-milled French soap, cable TV, state-of-the-art telephones, Wi-Fi and high-speed wired internet.
The main building offers a choice of eleven guest rooms while the Bell House has two more suites. There are also extended-stay suites available for between one and six months. These areas are larger, with a living room, separate bedroom, kitchen, and extra room.
The day begins with gourmet tea or coffee and a breakfast served-to-order. There is wine available at night. You can customize your stay with flowers, champagne, a special turndown service, or cheese and fruit. If you are looking for affordable rates, this is a great spot.
835 S. 2nd St., Springfield, Illinois, Phone: 217-523-4466
8. Romantic Getaways in Illinois: Cornerstone Inn - 2 hours 20 minutes
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The Cornerstone Inn is a 19th-century inn with modern amenities and is part of the National Register of Historic Places for its Italianate architecture and banking history.
Every guest room is comfortable with its own private bath.
You also get a pillow-top bed, individually-controlled heating and central air conditioning, Wi-Fi access across the property, a flat-screen TV, DVD player, custom toiletries, irons, and hairdryers. Some rooms also have wicker furniture, whirlpool tubs with showers, and antique brass beds.
Guests have access to the free DVD library, free parking, and bottled water with ice. There is also a pub and restaurant on site so you never have to leave the inn unless you want to. The morning starts with a complimentary full breakfast. Rooms start at $100 per night.
101 Washington Square, Washington, Illinois, Phone: 309-267-1878
9. Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast - 2 hours and 45 minutes
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This luxurious bed and breakfast doubles as the perfect wedding venue and is close to historic Galena. The rooms have fine plush robes and all buildings are air conditioned and heated.
There are multiple types of rooms, including those that welcome pets and/or children and those which are ideal for a couples' escape. Room amenities vary but may include flat-screen TVs, DVD players, mini fridges, CD players, fireplaces, two-person whirlpool tubs, and sleeper sofas.
Guests can stroll through the well-maintained gardens.
The on-site library has books, magazines, games, and DVDs as well as coffee, tea, cookies, and popcorn. The complimentary breakfast begins with fresh fruit, eggs that are made to order, and a signature entrée like Belgian waffles or French toast. There is also tea, coffee, juice, farm-fresh meats, breads, and seasoned potatoes. The inn is able to accommodate those with special diets as well. More Weekend Getaways from Chicago
1237 Franklin St., Galena, Illinois, Phone: 815-777-0583
10. The Davie School Inn - 5 hours from Chicago
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The Davie School Inn sits along the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail, making it perfect for those looking to explore the local wineries. There are eight suites and three luxury suites. The large suites have spa tubs and king-size beds while some have spa tubs. Some suites sleep four or five people. Every suite also has Wi-Fi and come with complimentary breakfast. Some rooms have fireplaces
Guests can complement their stay with a romance package or an in-suite spa massage. You can enjoy breakfast right in your suite at the convenient table and chairs. Every suite has its own coffee maker and you are able to customize your breakfast. There are also landings where groups can enjoy breakfast together.
300 Freeman St., Anna, Illinois, Phone: 618-833-2377
11. Maple Leaf Cottage Inn - 4 hours 25 min from Chicago
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This relaxing bed and breakfast is in a historic river town between Mississippi River bluffs, a short drive away from larger cities. Every room is smoke-free and has a private bath, free wireless internet, a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a coffee maker, a refrigerator, a sitting area, and a desk.
There are five rooms to choose from, each with a unique décor and although rates are based on double occupancy, some rooms can sleep extra people.
Guests can explore the miles of nearby trails on foot or borrow one of the inn’s bikes.
You can also borrow a movie from the inn’s DVD library, make use of the fire pit, or take advantage of the outdoor seating throughout the gardens and on the porch. The morning begins with a hot breakfast. More weekend getaways from Chicago.
12 Selma St., Elsah, Illinois, Phone: 618-374-1684
12. Weekend Getaways in Illinois: Farmer’s Guest House, Illinois
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Located in Galena, Illinois, the Farmer’s Guest House features comfortable guest rooms and the separate “Annie’s Cottage” just down the street. Guests are treated to a delicious country breakfast made by Susan Steffan, the “Breakfast Diva,” who has won multiple awards for outstanding cooking.
The inn also features a private spa and “wine time” each evening. The staff is always ready to recommend a restaurant or a nearby activity so that guests get the most out of their trip to beautiful historic Galena.
334 Spring St, Galena, Illinois, Phone: 815-777-3456
13. Market Street Bed and Breakfast, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
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Taylorville, Illinois is home to restaurants, shopping and historic sites, including a building where Abraham Lincoln practiced law.
The Market Street Bed and Breakfast is the perfect place to stay while taking in all that the area has to offer. The Queen Anne mansion has eight guest rooms, all with fireplaces and private baths.
A carriage house just south of the property includes two more suites and off-street parking.
Breakfast is served each morning and a social hour with free beverages, cheese and fruit is served later in the day. The inn also offers a romance package and specials for quilters and scrapbookers.
220 E Market St, Taylorville, IL 62568-2212, 217-824-7220
14. Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
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Blessings on State is a peaceful retreat located in the historic district of Jacksonville, Illinois. The bed and breakfast is housed in a 120 year old mansion that still retains many of its original details and craftsmanship while providing modern luxuries such as free wifi, digital satellite television and DVD players.
Each suite contains a sitting room and private bath with soft bath robes and spa-quality toiletries. Guests can enjoy a full breakfast each morning or grab a snack or a complimentary beverage any time before heading out to view the beautiful antique mansions that line State Street in Jacksonville. More Day Trips from Chicago
1109 West State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650, 217-245-1013
15. Victorian Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast, Illinois
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The Victorian Rose Garden is located in downtown Algonquin. This 1886 Victorian mansion is the perfect place for quiet relaxation. All of its four suites include private baths, cable tv and free wifi.
Additionally, the inn has a large porch, a patio and three common rooms for guests to enjoy inside. A hearty breakfast is served each morning and complimentary beverages and goodies are available for guests upon arrival. The inn is close to several restaurants and shops, and the Fox River is within walking distance.
314 Washington St, Algonquin, IL 60102, 847-854-9667
16. Weekend Getaways in Illinois: The Beall Mansion
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Experience luxury boutique lodging and outstanding service at the Beall Mansion located in “Millionaire’s Row” in downtown Alton, Illinois. The Beall Mansion is a bed and breakfast with upscale amenities such as fireplace rooms, HDTV with premium movie channels, free wifi, 24 hour hot beverage service, a 24 hour chocolate bar and a spa.
With optional in-room massages and breakfast in bed, guests never have to leave their rooms. Though, if they are ready to leave, guests will find no shortage of things to do and see in historic Alton, on the banks of the Mississippi River and just 25 minutes from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. More ideas: Places to Visit in Illinois
407 E. 12th St, Alton, IL 62002, 618-474-9100 | Toll Free 866-The-BEALL
17. Weekend Getaway in Illinois: The Steamboat House, Illinois
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The Steamboat House in Galena, Illinois is a Gothic Revival mansion built in 1855 by Daniel Smith, a famous steamboat captain. The inn features five Victorian guest rooms, a billiard room, library and dining room, and features a wrap-around porch and screened gazebo overlooking the beautifully landscaped grounds.
Complimentary hot beverages and a three-course breakfast are served each morning. Wine is on the menu at the Steamboat House, where complimentary wine tastings are held each evening. The inn also offers special packages that include tours and tastings at local wineries and distilleries. More ideas: Beaches in Illinois
605 S. Prospect St, Galena, IL 61036, 815-777-2317 | Toll Free 800-717-2317
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18. Aldrich Guest House Bed and Breakfast
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Historic charm meets modern sophistication at the Aldrich Guest House. The home was built in 1845 by Illinois Congressman Cyrus Aldrich and has served as a bed and breakfast since 1984. Each of the five guest rooms has a private bath and includes a Bluetooth enabled radio and complimentary wifi.
A hot breakfast is served each morning and free wine and hors d’oeuvres are served at 5pm daily. Optional amenities such as a bottle of wine or champagne, chocolates, in-room breakfast or an in-house massage can be added to any booking for an additional fee.
900 Third St, Galena, IL 61036, 815-777-3323
19. Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages
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Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages is a nature lover’s paradise. Located in the peaceful countryside near Galena, Illinois, Hawk Valley contains 10 acres of land with a walking trail, gardens, a pond and beautiful valley views. Guests can choose from one of three rooms in the main house or one of four charming country cottages for their stay. Breakfast, beverages and homemade cookies are included in each reservation.
For a truly unforgettable stay, special amenities such as a massage, desserts, appetizers or in-room pizza are available for an additional fee. Hawk Valley is the perfect place for weddings, reunions or a romantic weekend away. More ideas: Things to Do in Illinois
2752 W. Cording Rd, Galena, IL 61036, 815-777-4100
20. Weekend Getaways Near Me: Queen Anne Guest House
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The Queen Anne Guest House is a Victorian mansion located in the heart of downtown Galena, Illinois. From the house, it’s just a short walk to shopping, fine dining and historical sights. The inn’s guest rooms are decorated in the Victorian style and all have private baths, satellite tv and complimentary wifi.
The inn also includes two parlors, a library, a dining room and porches overlooking the beautifully landscaped garden. Breakfast at the Queen Anne has been called “the best breakfast in the Midwest” by Arrington’s Inn Traveler Magazine. Guests can even purchase a cookbook of the Queen Anne’s best recipes to take home with them.
200 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036, 815-777-3849
21. Fox River Bed and Breakfast, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
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Outdoor adventure is all around the Fox River Bed and Breakfast. The inn sits on 17 acres on the Fox River near Ottawa, Illinois. Hiking and biking are available at two nearby state parks and the I&M Canal Trail. Guests can rent a canoe to float on the beautiful Fox River, take a ride on a canal boat or bring their binoculars for spectacular bird watching.
There is a sky-diving facility just a couple of minutes away. The bed and breakfast has five individually decorated guest rooms which can be booked with or without breakfast included. Fox River Bed and Breakfast is a perfect secluded getaway in Illinois.
3367 E 2072nd Rd, Ottawa, IL 61350, 815-431-9257
22. The Vrooman Mansion, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
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Located in Bloomington, Illinois, the Vrooman Mansion is a massive brick home built in 1869 and decorated in the Romanesque style. It contains common areas such as a parlor, music room, library and dining room, and has five guest suites with luxury down pillows, comfortable sheets and free wifi, snacks and soft drinks.
A seasonal gourmet breakfast is served each morning. The Vrooman House is conveniently located near two interstate highways and historic Route 66. History, adventure, and fun are all close by. Guests can explore the history of central Illinois, tour a local winery, stroll through nearby Miller Park Zoo or take a walk down the Constitution Trail.
701 East Taylor St, Bloomington, IL 61701, 309-828-8816
23. Food Spotlight: Lou Malnati's Pizza
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Lou Malnati’s is the place you go when you have craving for a deep-dish Chicago-style pizza. What makes Lou Malnati’s pizza so special starts with the dough. It is so flaky, crisp, and buttery, you can eat it alone and be perfectly happy. The recipe is a family secret that they have protected for the last 40 years.
Then there is their special tomato sauce. They pick each tomato by hand, ensuring it is perfectly ripe and sweet. They have their sausages made to exact specifications, and fresh mozzarella comes from the same small local dairy, which has also been a practice for the last 40 years. Every pizza is made from scratch with your favorite toppings while you wait.
The 25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Illinois near me today according to local experts are:
- 1. Goldmoor Inn - 2 hours 45 minutes from Chicago, Illinois
- 2. The Deer Path Inn, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
- 3. La Banque Hotel, Homewood
- 4. Weekend Getaways in Illinois: The Glen Club, Glenview
- 5. Copperstone Inn - 1 hour 35 minutes from Chicago
- 6. Harvey House Bed and Breakfast - 15 min from Chicago
- 7. Affordable Couples' Weekend at Inn at 835, Illinois
- 8. Romantic Getaways in Illinois: Cornerstone Inn - 2 hours 20 minutes
- 9. Cloran Mansion Bed & Breakfast - 2 hours and 45 minutes
- 10. The Davie School Inn - 5 hours from Chicago
- 11. Maple Leaf Cottage Inn - 4 hours 25 min from Chicago
- 12. Weekend Getaways in Illinois: Farmer’s Guest House, Illinois
- 13. Market Street Bed and Breakfast, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
- 14. Blessings on State Bed and Breakfast, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
- 15. Victorian Rose Garden Bed and Breakfast, Illinois
- 16. Weekend Getaways in Illinois: The Beall Mansion
- 17. Weekend Getaway in Illinois: The Steamboat House, Illinois
- 18. Aldrich Guest House Bed and Breakfast
- 19. Hawk Valley Retreat and Cottages
- 20. Weekend Getaways Near Me: Queen Anne Guest House
- 21. Fox River Bed and Breakfast, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
- 22. The Vrooman Mansion, a Romantic Weekend Getaway in Illinois
- 23. Food Spotlight: Lou Malnati's Pizza
Driving Distances from Chicago
|From Chicago To ||Driving Time|
|Sheffield||2 hours 10 minutes|
|Preemption||2 hours 50 minutes|
|Rockton||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Oak Park||15 minutes|
|Springfield||3 hours 15 minutes|
|Washington||2 hours 30 minutes|
|Anna||5 hours 10 minutes|
|Elsah||4 hours 35 minutes|
|Taylorville||3 hours 30 minutes|
|Jacksonville||3 hours 45 minutes|
|Alton||4 hours 45 minutes|
|Oak Park||15 minutes|
|Ottawa||1 hour 30 minutes|
|Bloomington||2 hours 15 minutes|
|Aviston||4 hours 25 minutes|
Timmermann House Bed and Breakfast
The Timmermann House is a 1940s farm house that has been expanded and converted into a spacious bed and breakfast. The inn contains two beautiful guest rooms with comfortable beds, luxury linens, plush bath robes and private baths. Room rates include a full breakfast and a two-night minimum stay is required.
The Timmermann House is located in the peaceful countryside of Southwestern Illinois near the town of Aviston. The inn is surrounded by fields and even hosts its own farmer’s market starting in April. There is plenty to do nearby, including golf courses, restaurants, a working creamery as well as fishing and boating on Carlyle Lake.
6130 Old US Hwy 50, Aviston, IL 62216, 618-228-7068