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The Deer Path Inn

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Wheelchair Access
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Room features
Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Popular mentions
Top 5 heritage hotels surely has lot to offer. Will start from reception - staff is helpful and friendly. Once you step in you start feeling heritage and culture. The rooms are awesome with small cluaset. Very well decorated and with all amenities. Mini bar was very well laid
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Hotel's Favourite
We were in town for a wedding and wanted to stay somewhere special rather than at a chain hotel. The wedding was at the Chicago Botanic Garden and we wanted to be within a 20-minute drive of the wedding venue. Our search uncovered the Deer Path Inn and it more than met our
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Response from DPI-Management, Front Office Manager at The Deer Path Inn
Responded 5 Sep 2018
Those are our two favorite words! We are glad that every aspect of your visit was exceptional, and you were able to enjoy all that Lake Forest has to offer! Please join us again soon. Cheers!
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The Deer Path is home away from Home! I love the staff, the Inn is decorated to perfection! My room is always perfect and the food is awesome! The only place I will stay while visiting the area! Make sure you stop by the lobby and grab a cookie before turning in!
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Want to feel like you are in the English Countryside without leaving Illinois? Then head for the Deerpath Inn. The hotel is truly gracious and welcoming. The rooms are well appointed and beautifully decorated. They are comfortable and warm. The service is beyond compare!
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"You have entered my heart - as few hotels ever have" - Those were the final words of my last review of The Deer Path Inn from two years ago. And when we made it back just after Christmas this year those words became even more true. The sense of being welcomed and recognized at
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The English room
So very english with the Moulton Brown!
Is afternoon tea all you can eat?
No absolutely not. But the 3 tier tray of sweet and savory items including sushi and sandwiches is generous. And they always send a generous sample of tea home. When My daughter and I were both “meh” about the samples they gave us they were immediately gracious about taking them back and giving us a different one at our specific preference
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Thank you for your inquiry! We do offer a package that would include breakfast; please ring us directly for further information! Cheers!
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Thank you for your inquiry! While the Bar restaurant does indeed open at four o'clock for cocktails and five o'clock for dinner, there is no specific "Happy Hour" menu. Every hour is "Happy Hour" at the Deer Path Inn! If you are looking for a bite to eat while you enjoy your beverage, the White Hart Pub (adjacent to the Bar restaurant) is open all day long, from eleven o'clock in the morning to ten o'clock at night. Please do join us again soon! Cheers!
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I have an infant. Is there a policy on children?
Thank you for your inquiry! Children and infants are more than welcome! We do recommend letting us know that you will be travelling with little ones, simply so that we may make your visit more exceptional. We hope to welcome you soon! Cheers!
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How late does the bar stay open?
The Bar serves food until 10pm daily. On Friday and Saturday, the Bar stays open later for drinks. Cheers!
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"They are all beautiful."
"Every room is distinctive, a room with a view of the garden is pleasant."
"Courtyard View is Awesome!"
"Any room. You won't be disappointed."
"2nd floor was very quiet"
US$354 - US$365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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