My husband and I stayed at Cat's Cradle for 3 nights in August, 2012. We highly recommend this B&B! Here are a few details:
Location: It is located in Roger's Park, which is the farthest north one can go in Chicago before leaving the city proper. It is also two blocks from the Lake. The neighborhood is safe and there are a lot of people bustling around. And cameras, my gosh, there are cameras everywhere! There are lots of neighborhoods in the area to explore if you desire. We had oru car so we drove to Evanston one evening to Lou Minalti'es for pizza and to Andersonville one day just to explore.
Transportation: Right across the street is the bus depot where we caught the city bus for 50-minute ride into the city. I think it was $2.25 pp each way. It have us a chance to see the city so we didn't mind. On the way back from the city we rode the express bus so the ride was only about 30 minutes. We did not use the rail system at all during our visit.
The B&B - Well, it's a beautifully restored home with beautiful woodwork and architectural details. The main rooms are on the first floor, bedrooms and private baths on the 2nd, the innkeepers live on the 3rd. We only ran into the innkeeper a couple times during our visit (just a quick 'hello, enjoy your day' in passing), The kitchen on the main floor is fully accessible to guests and is always stocked with coffee, tea, yogurt, cereal, milk, fresh fruit and pastries. The have a sun deck where we ate our breakfast each morning. We know there were others guest but we never ran into them. Our bedroom had the most comfortable bed and the sheets were divine. So nice to come home to after a day of walking around the city.
One more thing......this B&B is right next door to a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright. My husband just thought that was so cool. What a pleasant surprise to find that out.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are located in the northern part of the city, only a half a block from Lake Michigan and right in-between Loyola and Northwestern University. Easy access to mass transit and plenty of room to stretch out after a long day. We are also able to host small weddings or gatherings of 40 people or less. Extra rates do apply for gatherings. ... more less
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