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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2016

My husband and I returned to The Homestead for a second time. This visit was as delightful as our first! Mary Kay and Chet are terrific hosts, and they have thought of everything. The property is amazing...and so is their breakfast! :)

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

Thank you for such kind words Sharon. You and Al are amazing; Chet and I look forward to your next visit! More 

Kalamazoo, Michigan
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42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

This B&B is such a gem! From the moment you arrive, the host Mary Kay makes you feel like a very treasured guest! The home and grounds are beautifully decorated and immaculate. Loved the afternoon wine & cheese. Mary Kay serves a delicious breakfast in the grand dining room! Her baked french toast....heaven on a plate! This was a girl... More 

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Grayslake, Illinois
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2014

This B&B is so beautiful. It was my first time staying at one and I was so impressed. The place is gorgeous! It is super clean and comfy too. Host Mary Kay is so fun and makes delicious breakfasts and treats. Beautiful grounds as well. We will go back again!

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Monterey, CA
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Reviewed 10 September 2014

We had a Magical weekend at The Homestead in August. I was part of a wedding party there which was the most beautiful wedding I have ever attended. It could not have happened without the help of the amazing staff at the Homestead. Their attention to every need and wish was beyond expectations. We just go the photos and it... More 

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Dundee
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We chose to stay at Homestead for a girlfriend's reunion. Everything about our stay from reservations to check out was wonderful. The home is beautifully restored and decorated. Mary Kay goes above and beyond in making sure your stay will be enjoyable. The cheese and beverage in the evening was a very nice touch. It gave us a chance to... More 

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

You and your friends are great; glad you found and chose The Homestead as a place to reunite! Thank you all for the laughs! I look forward to you enjoying beverages on the patio next time! Mary Kay More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2014

We stayed at the Homestead this past weekend and cannot say enough good things about it. Mark Kay, the innkeeper, was the perfect hostess. She was courteous, helpful and personable the whole time. More than that, she was the perfect accomplice to help me surprise my wife for her birthday. The house is beautiful. It was built in the late... More 

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

What a delight to help with the surprise celebration! Thank you for selecting The Homestead and I look forward to seeing you again. Mary Kay More 

New Lenox, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I had the absolute pleasure of hosting a women's retreat at the Homestead. It is the perfect place for women to gather. We had such a a wonderful time, I don't know where to start. The house itself is charming and comfortable. There is plenty of room to be off to yourself, and ample space for the group to gather... More 

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

What a wonderful birthday retreat! Beth, you are an amazing coach and retreat facilitator. Thank you for all of the kind words about The Homestead. I can not wait to work with you again, and again, and again! Mary Kay More 

Minooka, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 18 November 2013

I just had the pleasure of enjoying a weekend at The Homestead for a women's retreat. This is a beautiful, historic bed and breakfast. The decor is beautiful and inviting. Mary Kay makes everyone feel welcome and at home. The rooms are wonderful - each one unique in it's own way with their own bath. The beds are very comfy... More 

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

What a wonderful weekend! Thank you for brining such positive energy to the property and for taking time to share about your experience here. Mary Kay More 

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at this lovely bed and breakfast last week while in the area for a meeting. I would highly recommend it for business or pleasure. Mary Kay is a most gracious host and made us feel right at home with her thoughtful amenities and homemade lemon lavender cookies. I would have loved to have lingered... More 

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

Thank you for choosing The Homestead for your mid-week meeting stay. You and your colleagues were amazing! Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with this review. Mary Kay More 

Countryside, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2013

If you want a short trip and get away from all the Chicago crazyness for a weekend, this is the place to be! Mary Kay is the best innkeeper that myself or fiancee have ever encountered. She upgraded us to a suite, for no extra cost, for our anniversary. Her hospitality went above and beyond all expectations! The estate itself... More 

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

Happy Anniversary-Thank you for selecting to celebrate at The Homestead! I look forward to seeing you again soon. 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 East Main Street, Plano, IL 60545
Region: United States > Illinois > Plano
Price Range: $178 - $321 (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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 of 5 bubbles anselb2014, 9 Mar 2014 | Read review
“Not all rooms have their own bath and shower but I requested one that did and was very pleased with it.”
 of 5 bubbles 894maureens, 7 Oct 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.”
 of 5 bubbles stacyh456, 26 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Be sure and see Sandwitch, IL antiques. It was the BEST!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles Libracdw, 1 Jun 2013 | Read review
“There isn't a bad room in the whole house!”
 of 5 bubbles FranLLL, 8 Feb 2013 | Read review
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