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The Historic Homestead

06/04/2017 06/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We simply wanted a nice place to stay after a concert in Aurora, but the Homestead turned out to be as much a highlight of our weekend as the event for which we traveled. Floor to ceiling, library to bath, every inch is a delight for the eyes, from the extensive trompe l'oeil effects to the lovely and comfortable furnishings....

Thank Jeannine V
Ithaca, New York
Reviewed October 24, 2012

The Homestead offers everything I look for in a great B&B -- a beautiful historic home, innkeepers who love what they're doing, and a delicious and elegant breakfast. The house is really over the top, having been used to showcase a variety of artistic paint techniques. We got a very warm welcome from Mary Kay and Chet and enjoyed talking...

Thank CNH_10
Charleston, Illinois, United States
Reviewed September 18, 2012

I very much enjoyed my stay at the Historic Homestead. Artfully decorated and wonderfully relaxing. The patio and garden areas are as beautiful as the inside of the home. Breakfast was wonderful - banana souffle with yogurt and fresh fruit. And I loved the sweet Jack Russell terrier who greeted me in the morning.

Thank Wendy M
Charleston IL
Reviewed September 17, 2012

The Homestead in Plano is one of the most beautifully decorated B & Bs I've ever stayed in. The fascinating trompe l'oeil wall art alone is a reason to stay there. In addition, the grounds are just beautiful and can be decked for a concert or cocktail party. If you're looking for a great place to meet family or hold...

Thank Motherlode61920
Yorkville, IL
Reviewed June 14, 2008

A few years back, my wife and I discovered the Homestead. We came back with a bunch of friends as a night out away from the kids. Elegantly decorated, quiet, peaceful and they serve great breakfasts. Plus---they have perhaps the most comfortable beds I have ever slep on.

2Thank ilaudio
Chicago, IL
Reviewed March 24, 2008

This is the best bed and breakfast I have stayed at - hands down. The historic home is exquisitely renovated, decorated, and maintained. The hosts were so helpful with suggestions for dining, directions, and pleasant to talk to. Each room is gorgeously decorated and comfortable. Breakfasts are gourmet treats. Even if you don't have a great reason to go to...

1Thank chippy224
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  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 East Main Street, Plano, IL 60545
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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“If you're like me and you prefer showers over baths make sure to mention that to Mary Kay when you book. Our room had a bathtub with a sitting shower which was a bit of an adventure.”
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anselb2014, Mar 9, 2014 | Read review
“Not all rooms have their own bath and shower but I requested one that did and was very pleased with it.”
894maureens, Oct 7, 2013 | Read review
“We traveled from Chicago Union Station to Aurora via train and found it to be the least expensive route at a little over $6.00 while a taxi was $80.00 each way.”
stacyh456, Jun 26, 2013 | Read review
“Be sure and see Sandwitch, IL antiques. It was the BEST!!!!”
Libracdw, Jun 1, 2013 | Read review
“There isn't a bad room in the whole house!”
FranLLL, Feb 8, 2013 | Read review
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