My wife & I came into town for the weekend to check out Christmas downtown Chicago and explore Oak Park and Frank Lloyd Wright's home - which is 1 block away from Under the Ginko Tree.
This b&b is in a restored 122 year old home - character abounds! Walking distance to downtown Oak Park - which also has plenty of character! Plenty to see and places to eat.
This b&b is ran by a wonderful host named Gloria - she makes you feel just like you are part of the family - she is a wealth of knowledge for the region and will guide you in the right direction in what you may want to do, see or eat...
Now here are some hard facts - room 1 has a king size bed and I think the only room with a tv and its own bathroom Room 2 I believe has a queen sized bed and its own bathroom as well, other bed rooms share bathrooms - but all are very quaint and simple and comfortable.
The breakfasts are very simple - cereal, breads and pastries - coffee, juice and tea.
If you are wanting more than this - don't worry plenty of nearby places to eat - or get your favorite mocha... In fact there are two Starbucks, and two Cariobou (sp?) coffee houses within 6 or 7 blocks...
Looking for a place to feel refreshed, relaxed and just "be" - this is the place to go!
- 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