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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

I had the honor of staying at The Homestead during a shoot recently, and let me just preface this review by saying: WOW! What a gem of a place! Mary Kay and Chet were absolutely fabulous hosts, always greeting us with a smile and a helping hand while putting up with our early call times and long shoot days. The... More 

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Mary Kay S, Owner at The Historic Homestead, responded to this review

It was my and Chet's pleasure to have you as a guest to The Homestead-we are impressed with your dedication and passion and can not wait to watch the film! All our best and we look forward to seeing you again. More 

South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I was looking for a peaceful place where I would be surrounded by beauty and hospitality as I planned worship for Lent and prepared myself for the Lenten season. I got that and much more at the Homestead. The beauty and uniqueness of each room, the quiet restful atmosphere and comfortable sleeping accommodations were all part of the wonderful experience,... More 

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Mary Kay S, Owner at The Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a nice review! Chet and I are so glad that you found The Homestead to be a peaceful place that allowed you to relax while working to prepare for the important work you. All our best and we look forward to your return! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I recently stayed at The Homestead during a film shoot, and had a wonderful time. Mary Kay and Chet are fantastic hosts. They are very welcoming and Mary Kay made us delicious breakfast every morning! The house is full of character and history; it's fascinating. I highly recommend staying at The Homestead if you're looking for a weekend away from... More 

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Mary Kay S, Owner at The Historic Homestead, responded to this review

And we loved having you here! What a treat to be able to get to know you and the other cast and crew of Girl's Blood. We are excited to see more of you, in person and on the big screen! More 

Buchanan, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

The home has been magnificently restored to its former glory and yet it still manages to feel like "home". You relax in the evening with complimentary wine and cheese or homemade cookies. Breakfast has a rich variety each morning and is plentiful enough that you don't need lunch. I stay at a lot of bed and breakfasts and this is... More 

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Mary Kay S, Owner at The Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful and kind words about The Homestead! We are happy to know that everything meets great standards. We look forward to having you return. More 

Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Wonderful house pluming with character! A must stay, I must say! Chet & Mary Kay are the best hosts and brightest characters you could ever ask to hold you up for the night. They are supremely divine at giving you complete privacy and a delicious breakfast. The artwork throughout the house is stunning and counts for only part of the... More 

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Mary Kay S, Owner at The Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words Matt. Chet and I enjoyed hosting the Girl's Blood cast and crew-how wonderful that The Homestead(and robes) appeals to the Millennial Generation We wish all of you the best of luck and look forward to seeing your faces, and names on the Big Screen! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

my girlfriends and i stayed here for a girls weekend and loved it! mary kay and chet are the greatest hosts -- their warm hospitality made us feel so welcome breakfast was delicious -- mary kay also welcomed us in the afternoon with wine and cheese, and left a plate of cookies in the evening the home is a gem... More 

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Mary Kay S, Owner at The Historic Homestead, responded to this review

Denise, With so many options to choose from, thank you for selecting The Homestead for the place to get together with your friends! What a pleasure to meet you- a most inspiring woman! More 

Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Prior to visiting The Historic Homestead this November, I had seen photographs of the interior & exterior. They did nothing to prepare me for the in-person beauty of this storied home! Each room - including bathrooms and hallways - feature the most beautiful artworkwork found this side of The Louvre, painted directly on the walls themselves. I was also blown... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Well...where to begin?! Some friends and I traveled to the Historic Homestead Bed & Breakfast for a relaxing weekend. It was much more than we had even anticipated. It felt like "home". The house itself was beautiful with its painted murals in each room, relaxing and peaceful if you choose to nestle up and read for awhile, and located near... More 

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Just returned from a girls getaway at The Homestead and it was just what I needed! Cozy, welcomin, amazing murals and very clean! Lots of warm, inviting places to curl up with a good book or fun magazine. We enjoyed lunch in Yorkville and all the adorable boutiques and antique shops in Morris. Can't wait for a return visit -... More 

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Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We so enjoyed our stay at the Homestead on our anniversary this summer. We could not say more wonderful things about this beautiful estate. At the very least it was the cleanest, most well-kept hotel we’ve ever been to. We had never stayed in any bed and breakfast before and felt spoiled by the romantic décor and five-star hospitality. We... More 

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Discover-Induldge-Relax and Enjoy! Just minutes from Mies van der Rohehe's Farnsworth House, The Homestead Bed & Breakfast and Special Event facility re-opened by Chet and Mary Kay Sergo in September 2012.Built in 1854, The Homestead is the home of the City of Plano's founder Lewis Steward. On two acres, that features a labyrinth and hedge maze, the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. The Homestead is a boutique bed & breakfast featuring five cozy bedrooms, a spectacular dining room, quaint parlor and other beautiful common rooms. Guests marvel at all the ornamental painting that grace the walls, ceilings, and woodwork throughout the house and delight that the remarkable attention to details carries over to the luxurious amenities.The Homestead is a unique destination for overnight guests, the history buff, those interested in architecture and the arts and people who love labyrinths and mazes. For a perfect romantic getaway or an unforgettable intimate ceremony or family retreat, the historic Homestead is the ideal spot to create life's happiest memories. The Homestead is also a unique and inspiring place to host small corporate retreats and cocktail parties.With all the different aspects of The Homestead it is no wonder why the following phrase has become the adapted slogan, "Where the past and the present mingle for a moment." ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Historic Homestead

Address: 611 E Main St, Plano, IL 60545-1968
Location: United States > Illinois > Plano
Price Range: $125 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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