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Wauconda, Illinois
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A dear friend brought me here for Afternoon Tea before I moved out of state. The traditional tea service takes place Tuesday-Saturday with settings between 2pm-4pm. We both love tea, and the Inn has a nice selection. From the impeccable service, to the garden-like dining room, to the china, to the food, this was a most memorable afternoon. The Chicken...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was my second business trip to the boutique hotel. I have the good fortune to visit many fine hotels as I base many decisions on ratings from trip advisor. The Deer Path Inn deserves 5 stars without a doubt. Clean, great service, food and furnished rooms.

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review! We are so pleased to hear that you have enjoyed all aspects of your visits, and hope you will return in the near future! Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over the past 8 months, I have stayed at the Deer Path Inn multiple times for business travel. In most cases, we have also used the conference space for offsite meetings. The property is outstanding in every way. Rooms are beautiful, restaurants excellent, conference space/support/food is consistently great and service at the Inn is impeccable. I have had weather-related travel...

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review! We are always so happy to welcome you to the Inn, whatever the occasion! It is our sincere pleasure to assist you in whatever way we can, and the best reward is your return. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I want to live here. Seriously. Charm out the wazzoo. Staff that learns your name even when you're only there for a couple of nights. Amazing afternoon tea. Amazing pub. The rooms all have names. I stayed in Beningbrough. How adorable is that? Bedtime snacks of petit fours delivered every evening. A fireplace lounge. Top shelf liquor in the mini...

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Uruma, Japan
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I grew up in Lake Bluff and have always wondered what the Deerpath Inn was all about. My curiosity resulted in a one night stay for my wife and myself to celebrate our wedding anniversary, In 30+ years of living in the North Shore, I had seen the Deerpath Inn go from a pretty worn out building to an immaculate...

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DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

It was such a joy to have you as our guests and we are honored you chose to celebrate your special weekend with us! Thank you for taking the time to notice the details in both our recent renovation and our service. Even more, we thank you for sharing your experience in this thoughtful narrative. We are so glad you...

Reviewed 3 February 2017

A treat beyond all telling - the rooms, the food, the staff, the atmosphere...The Deer Path Inn has it all. We will be returning and thank you for making our wedding night so special. They even conspired to help a family member to decorate our car and took photos of us when they brought it to us next morning. Make...

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

First and foremost, congratulations again on your marriage! We are honored that you chose to celebrate with us, and thrilled that we were able to make the occasion more memorable. The decorated car was such an adorable touch, and a treat for us to be a part of! We look forward to your return, hopefully in the near future! Cheers!

McLean, Virginia
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I was booked at The Deer Path Inn on a recent business trip and didn't know anything about the hotel, except that it was close to my meetings. What I discovered was a hotel that is immaculately - sparklingly! - clean, with committed and highly-trained staff, and rooms that compare to 5-star hotels around the world. High points include: 1)...

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DPI-Management, Guest Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

We are delighted to know you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to share your favorite attributes of Deer Path Inn and memories from your stay. It truly is our guests who make what we do such fun, and we love sharing the Inn. We certainly hope that each person joining us feels comfortable and welcome and,...

Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is the best hotel I have ever stayed in, and I have stayed in six star hotels all over the world. The rooms are spacious, elegantly appointed and brand new. The service is excellent in every way. The restaurants are very popular with all ages. The only odd thing, which I was willing to overlook, was the lack of...

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review! We are very proud of our facility, and believe that our level of hospitality and service should compliment the atmosphere. It is lovely to hear that we have become your new favorite place to stay, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Cheers!

Wausau, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 January 2017

From the moment you pull up to the front entrance the team at the Deer Path Inn embraces you in a major way. It is run service wise like a Ritz Carlton and it happens to be in the town of Lake Forest. The settings to grab a bite to eat and drink are great. We found the nightly shoe...

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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks about our staff and Inn! We are glad to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere and amenities that we offer, and hope you will join us again soon!

St. Louis, Mo
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The Deer Path is truly the Best of the Best. From the moment you pull up, you know you've arrived at a place that truly CARES about it's guests. Truly. The greeting is genuine. The entire experience, from the Lobby to the Room to the Dining Venues - all are beyond superb. Thanks to Kourtney and Matt.... who tailor-made our...

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DPI-Management, Public Relations Manager at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this review

You are so kind to share your experience and thoughtful remarks! We truly are grateful to know we have been a part of wonderful memories and we look forward to many more with you and your son. We love sharing the Inn and all of the facets with our guests and we thank you for recognizing what a special place...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Food & drink at the hotel
The English Room
The English Room
Cuisines: American
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Accessible rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
For over 85 years, the Deer Path Inn has set the standard for exceptional dining and hotel accommodations on Chicago's North Shore. Styled after a 15th century English manor house, the inn's thick oak beams and warm stucco walls have long been a landmark of hospitality and local charm in the Lake Forest community. Now, having completed a true floor-to-ceiling renaissance, we have brought the finest 21st century amenities to our historic Lake Forest inn, while preserving all the romantic character of its classic English architecture. We believe you'll find the unique combination of new amenities and Old World charm and service nothing short of brilliant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Deer Path Inn

Address: 255 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Lake Forest
Price Range: $448 - $536 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Deer Path Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
The Deer Path Hotel Lake Forest
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“I have stayed in different rooms, both size and layout - all have beautiful bathrooms and linens, and have been equally private and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles randonp742, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask to face the garden”
 of 5 bubbles jan6464, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles V4879SYjennyr, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on a higher floor overlooking the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles jeditaly, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Never a bad room”
 of 5 bubbles tomstrittd5, 27 Sep 2016 | Read review
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