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Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast

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3606 N 1700e Rd, Kempton, IL 60946-4015
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At the Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast, enjoy a homemade breakfast in the warmth of a 1900's vintage farmhouse. Stroll our organic gardens and orchard, relax on a bench by the lily pond or in a hammock. Experience the stillness of country living. We chose the name ‘Greenhouse’ to reflect our commitment to sustainable living. We have four bedrooms for overnight guests. Each night stay includes full, home made breakfast.When possible, meals include fresh fruits and vegetables from our organic garden. Children and pets are welcome. The house is available for indoor parties or meetings with seating for up to 25 guests. The grounds can accommodate much larger outdoor parties or weddings.
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3606 N 1700e Rd, Kempton, IL 60946-4015
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Bloomington-Normal Airport51 miSee all flights
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Juhl H wrote a review Aug 2018
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Mark the host is an amazing guide. The property is both clean and naturally nostalgic. If you want to get away to the country, enjoy the environment or see permaculture in an ideal setting then book a trip!! Thanks Mark! Juhl:)
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Traveled on business
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laura p wrote a review Aug 2018
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We recently had a family gathering at the Greenhouse. We occupied all of the rooms, one of our family members camped in a trailer on the grounds and others stayed with friends but came for meals and to socialize. Guia and Mark are very gracious, caring hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with them. The rooms were comfortable and clean and the food was amazing. We had breakfast each morning, of course, and Guia also prepared two dinners for us. She easily accommodated the vegans in our family and served food fresh from her garden. She is an inventive chef, combining ingredients in unexpected and delicious ways. Both Guia and Mark are friendly and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed talking with them. We would highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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GerrryS wrote a review Sep 2017
Michigan56 contributions41 helpful votes
My family stayed here for 2 nights. The kids had the Yellow Room and my wife and I had the attic room. The house is in the middle of nowhere, lol, but that is perfect -- Illinois farm country all around, corn as far as the eye can see. Being used to the noises of a city, the quiet of the countryside really takes your breath away. Mark and Guia are great hosts, fun to talk to, and helpful with suggestions of places to go. Guia is a fantastic chef. Her breakfasts were so delicious -- we arranged for her to cook us a Filipino dinner. It was absolutely fantastic.We highly recommend the Green House!!
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Date of stay: August 2017
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Rachel A wrote a review Oct 2016
Coal City, Illinois7 contributions
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If you are looking for a serene, relaxing, and fantastic place then look no further! Mark and Gee are the perfect hosts and make you feel right at home! Gee is an awesome cook...breakfast was so good but, if you have the chance ask her to make you dinner because you won't be sorry! We all agreed it was one of the best meals we had ever eaten!! The atmosphere is so relaxed that you can't help but feel calm and worry free during your stay! We used every room while we were there and everyone said their rooms were cozy and we all slept great! I personally slept in the blue room and the bed was so comfortable I could've stayed for a week in it! Make sure to get up on the upper deck...great views and so relaxing up there! All in all our stay was fantastic! Thanks for letting us have our murder mystery party there! We can wait to come back!!
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Date of stay: September 2016Trip type: Traveled with family
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sunnywachtel wrote a review Aug 2016
Cabery, Illinois18 contributions6 helpful votes
Absolutely fabulous B&B. The food is excellent, the accommodations are phenomenal, and the 2 1/2 acre establishment is just lovely. A quiet place in the country and good food. What more could you ask for. I know the owners personally and I can certainly vouch for both the food and the accommodations. If you're out in the middle of nowhere this is certainly the place to relax. We're just two hours south of downtown Chicago and it's like being in a different world
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Date of stay: July 2016Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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momo l wrote a review Apr 2015
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This was a really, really great get-away from city life. The space is illustriously beautiful, the food is absolutely spectacular. The hosts and their adorable dogs are very friendly. Staying at this bed-and-breakfast was wonderful because there is a little corner to sate any languorous rural dreams you may have, including a pond, hammock, gazebo, great porch, and both shady and sunny areas. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: May 2014
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: My favorite room is the attic room, but every room is picturesque and very, very comfortable
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Alyce B wrote a review Jul 2013
Evanston, Illinois, United States17 contributions8 helpful votes
What a lovely place to stay, highly recommended whether you're driving north/south on 57 and want a quiet place to spend the night, or are visiting Kankakee, or are just looking for a getaway from Chicago in a beautiful natural setting. It's a green, sustainable oasis in the middle of traditional corn-and-soybean country. Extremely quiet, no noise from planes far above, only a few cars per hour at the busiest time of day and none after dark. So restful. Guia (pronounced GEE-uh) is a chef with professional training, and she's devoted to serving mostly organic foods. Our first morning's breakfast consisted of an omelet (eggs from their own hens) filled with asparagus, tomato, and raisins (unique and delicious), fresh strawberries and pineapple, lamb sausages made from organic meat raised nearby, homemade apple juice, coffee, homemade honey, a nice variety of teas, and well water garnished with home-grown mint leaves. Breakfast is served in the Sun Room, a large, bright room on the south side of the house looking out on the south deck. Guia does vegan catering for weddings, and the B&B can be used as a wedding venue. She and her husband, Mark, have traveled a good deal, and their living room contains mementos of their various trips. We happened to mention to Guia that we were reading about vegan diets, so breakfast the second morning included cooked oatmeal sauteed with collard greens (surprisingly tasty) in addition to eggs fried in olive oil and spices (my partner can't eat butter) over sliced fresh tomatoes, hash browns, cubed sauteed ham, and sliced oranges and home-grown nectarines. Mark and Guia have created gorgeous grounds around their home, including a pond with frogs and bullfrogs (Guia says they're the reason for the absence of mosquitoes, I never saw one, this was early July), gazebos, benches, two kinds of swings, various decks, including one at roof level for watching the stars (I saw the Milky Way for the first time in years), numerous vegetable gardens and an orchard growing apples, peaches, nectarines, plums, and grapevines draped over the gazebo. (Show your kids what sustainable living looks like.) I've love to see the long bank of peonies lining the driveway in bloom. We found the mattress in our room softer than our mattress at home, and since the "attic suite" with the firm bed wasn't booked during our 3 days there, they let us move upstairs. A charming room, it feels as if you're away from the whole world, with dormer windows that let in the breeze (there's also a ceiling fan, and air-conditioning for hot weather). There are 3 beds in the room - a queen, a full-size mattress under the sloped roof, and a twin on a spring platform in a dormer -- big enough to sleep a family of 5 or more. Another dormer featured a rocking chair and a view west. The room also has a writing desk, a computer desk, a high table with coffee machine, lots of electrical outlets and a large-screen TV with DVD/VCR (borrowing library of DVDs/tapes on second floor). The room has an open floor plan, with its own bathroom in an alcove that includes a truly unique shower with two separate water supplies and a total of 4 shower heads at different heights. (Rooms on the second floor, all romantically decorated, share a central bathroom with a shower/bathtub.) The bed was like heaven, and we slept soundly. Kids would have a ball here, watching the rooster chickens and guinea hens march and cluck and fly in and out of their penned yard, or the frogs plop into the pond as you approach, or the giant goldfish from a small wooden bridge, swinging on the rope swing in back near the orchard, catching fireflies after dark, and petting the two dogs, both very affectionate. Our grandson visited briefly and explored the corn crib and various tractors.
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Date of stay: July 2013
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MeganRose77 wrote a review Jun 2011
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Short drive to Kankakee State Park. Beautiful country views. Best meals I ever ate. Friendly and professional owners. Lovely hammock in the yard. I brought my mountain bike and explored the rural routes. I highly suggest the attic suite and dining in. Excellent, quiet romantic weekend getaway for active couples. You can feel good supporting this green B&B.
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Date of stay: August 2010
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Adlai wrote a review Oct 2010
San Francisco, California88 contributions87 helpful votes
An oasis near Kankakee and under two hours from Chicago and Champaign, this farmhouse B&B offers a great value if you are looking for a rural escape and a peaceful ambience. I found it as it was one of only four B&B's listed as petfriendly in Illinois. The breakfasts are one of the highlights as Guia uses the eggs from her hens. And many of her fruits and vegetables that she grows. While you are here you can visit the Adventures Unlimited bookstore, the Mint Creek Farm, and the Stelle community.
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Date of stay: September 2010
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Frequently Asked Questions about Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast
What are some of the property amenities at Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.