We stay at Under the Ginkgo Tree whenever we visit my brother in Oak Park (to avoid his darn cats). I like room 2 which is large, tastefully and comfortably furnished with an enormous en suite bathroom. The house is lovingly restored and preserved but is not the least bit precious or pretentious. . Gloria, our hostess, is gracious and helpful. So for instance, when we visited last weekend in the rain, she immediately asked us if we needed umbrellas. Breakfast is an informal affair--you pick up your cereal, yogurt, pastry, coffee etc. in Gloria's homey kitchen and proceed to a big table in the elegant dining room. Last week end the guests were from all over the globe and the conversation was delightful. The location cannot be beat--a very short walk to the Frank Lloyd Wright visitor's center and the Hemingway museum and pretty close to the shops and restaurants. Oak Park is a great place to visit and Gloria's beautiful home is a great place to stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Queen Anne Victorian home was built in 1890 and is located in a prominent historic suburb of Chicago. When you are staying at Under The Ginkgo Tree Bed & Breakfast you are one block from Frank Lloyd Wright's home and Studio, and just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. Come and enjoy our peaceful residential neighborhood. Stroll the tree-lined streets and enjoy the quaint shopping of Oak Park. Your stay includes an extensive continental breakfast in the bright homey kitchen or on the veranda, weather permitting. The choice is yours. Coming to the Chicagoland area for a convention or business trip? Under The Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast is a growing destination for business travelers. We're partnered with area Chambers of Commerce, Visitors Bureaus, and several business associations. Our business guests want a convenient location, free parking, free local telephone calls, free Wi-Fi and computer usage for those without laptops, and a comfortable and quiet sleep. And they all agree: the complimentary full breakfast in the morning kicks the day off right. Downtown hotel room rates are on the rise - not to mention the hourly costs associated with parking, and the safety risks that come with being in unfamiliar city surroundings. We're affordably-priced and located minutes from both Chicago airports. Once you're here, you're a quick 20 minute trip to the Chicago Loop via the rail system, or less than a half-hour drive by car, using one of the multiple nearby expressways or even city streets. Whether you're just passing through town for a quick sales pitch, or your corporation is holding a conference that you and several employees will attend, choose Under the Ginkgo Tree Bed and Breakfast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Under The Ginkgo Tree b&b
- Under The Ginkgo Tree Hotel Oak Park