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Stone Porch by the Lake

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300 Church St, Evanston, IL 60201-4662 See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Stone Porch by the Lake is Evanston's first legal B&B. This five star luxury, boutique B&B is housed in an exquisitely restored Tudor mansion that was built in 1889 and reimagined in 2014. We're home base for More anyone visiting Northwestern University; those looking to escape for a refreshing weekend on the waterfront or those wanting to explore the eclectic variety of entertainment and shopping that exist in abundance both in Evanston and nearby downtown Chicago. Our Grand Opening occurred on October 30, 2014. From the start, Stone Porch by the Lake focused carefully on our service; providing each guest with the ultimate, personalized concierge experience. In terms of our environment, we embrace the past while integrating an exciting new wave of 21st century innovation. Our B&B is powered by geothermal energy and offers flat screen TVs in every room, en suite spa bathrooms with heated floors and towel racks; wifi, bedside phone docks; plush robes and H20 Plus Acquatics shower amenities. Guests have 24/7 access to a private office with a lending library and a guest kitchen fully stocked with fresh fruit juices, water, yogurt, energy bars and cereals. A hot gourmet breakfast is served every morning in our private dining room that features turn-of-the-20th century cut crystal Waterford chandeliers and stunning views of Lake Michigan. Like the rest of the house, our living room is designed for total relaxation and features a Samsung ultra HD 4K resolution curved screen TV with cinema-sound. Football games have never looked or sounded better! Indoor, on-site heated garage parking is available for $25 per night. Whole house rentals are available for $2,00.00 per night with a two-night minimum. Guests can work off every indulgence with access to a nearby athletic center with olympic sized pool, running track and state-of-the-art gym. Walk, run or bike along the lakefront path that's right across the street, or kick back and watch the world go by from a rocking chair on the front porch. And in winter, there's lakeside ice skating at the Arrington Lagoon, also right across the street. Guests enjoy full access to private outdoor grounds and a huge bluestone slate patio in our backyard, which features a 15-foot tall brick fireplace, couches, chairs and ottomans - the perfect backdrop for chilling out with a glass of wine or firing up some S'mores. Life is great by the lake - so come and join us when you can! Less
Hotel Amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites
Number of rooms
Price range
US$247 - US$271 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United States > Illinois > Evanston
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Evanston is a lovely suburb especially with the beautiful Northwestern campus, however, there is a terrible lack of luxury places to stay. Stone Porch by the Lake, and its sister properties, add the style and comfort that you once had to go into the city to enjoy.
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We loved our stay. The breakfast was so good. Corrine was absolutely awesome. We will definitely make a return trip. Lake Michigan just across the street was so soothing. Downtown within walking distance a big plus. A busy neighborhood but quiet in our room. Everything was just p
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We had long planned a weekend in Chicago to see the musical play, “Hamilton”, and wanted a special place to stay. We found it at Stone Porch by the Lake. It is an absolutely beautiful Victorian B&B just off the campus of Northwestern University and overlooking Lake Michigan. A pr
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Response from Lisa B, Manager at Stone Porch by the Lake
Responded 5 Mar 2018
Thank you so much for the lovely review. It was wonderful having you stay with us at Stone Porch and we are so glad you had a relaxing time here. I bet you enjoyed Hamilton. Take care and happy travewls.
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This place was fantastk. Lisa the innkeeper was attentive to all of our needs. nothing left undone.Please try this place with family or friends.The hotel richly renovated allowed a great view of the lake.
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Response from Lisa B, Manager at Stone Porch by the Lake
Responded 24 Jan 2018
Thank you for choosing Stone Porch and for the lovely review. We hope to see you again.
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My daughter and I shared the Tree Top Twin Suite while seeing Lady GaGa at Wrigley Field last night. Stone Porch was a delight! The renovation is very high quality including marble, Kohler fixtures - even brass window casings and door hinges! The decorating is designer quality. T
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Response from Sharon M, Manager at Stone Porch by the Lake
Responded 28 Aug 2017
It was a pleasure having you all stay at Stone Porch. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and Lady Gaga. Thank you see you next time
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Stairs leading up toTreetop Twin Suite
Evening in the Lakeview Balcony Suite
View out one of the Lakeview Balcony Suite Windows
View from Lakeview Balcony
do we have to climb stairs to get to rooms and do all rooms have hand held showers
Yes you need to go up stairs. The showers have handheld devices.
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Hi, I've tried emailing you through your website, and did not hear back. I'm thinking it may not have gone through. Would you be able to accommodate my husband, myself, and our 8 month old baby the 25th and 26th of December. Is there a direct email I can try? Thank you in advance, Casey
Hi, Thanks so much for reaching out. We're completely sold out over the Christmas holiday - but please try our sister B&B which is two miles South of our location on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park. It's called "The Lang House." I hope we can accommodate you at a future date! Kind regards, Carrie
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How much would single room cost during the fourth week of September and what is the process to make a booking?
Our room rates range between $199 & $300 per night. You can call us directly to secure a reservation at: 847.905.0133. Thanks!
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We have 9 people an need three rooms for 8/9, 8/10, and 8/11. Can you accommodate us?
Hi, there - We are not formally open until after Labor Day, but I can recommend a few places in or near Evanston that may be able to accommodate you: Lang House, on Sheridan Road in Rogers Park (2 miles from our location) is one of our sister B&Bs and a stunning environment. In Evanston, there is also the Margarita Inn, which has just gone through a major renovation and also The Homestead Inn. The Orrington Hotel in Evanston is also wonderful and allows pets - if that's a concern. Best of luck! Carrie King
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"lake view is the best"
"It depends on what you like. We looked out at Lake Michigan. Other rooms have balconies or a fireplace."
"The best view of the lake, from a balcony-room, appears to be the Lakeview Balcony Suite."
"All rooms are amazing."
"All different. we had queen bed on top of the house. It other rooms all great."
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