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“Best kept secret for people traveling to the Chicago area.”
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The Deer Path Inn
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lake Forest
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am only writing this review because of the tremendous experience we have every time we stay. The staff, food, beautiful, well appointed rooms and they don’t miss any detail to enhance your stay!
I almost don’t want to write this review for fear we won’t be able to get a reservation the next time we travel here from the San Francisco Bay Area!
We were here for a very special occasion (birth of my daughter’s first child) and we were so grateful to stay there during that special time!
We have also stayed at Four Season resorts in different locations and theypale in comparison to the Deer Path Inn.

A well deserved, high recommendation!

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank MaryLSullivan
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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for this lovely and thorough review of your stay! It was our sincere pleasure to have you as our guests, and we congratulate you again on the birth of your grandchild. Please do join us again very soon; we cannot wait!

Cheers!

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

"The Bar" is one of several restaurants within The Deerpath Inn. Great, happening vibe, and very good sushi! You can choose traditional American "Continental" bar/bistro fare (from burgers to salmon), but also a comprehensive sushi menu. The food is excellent. Interesting mix of clientele, and a cozy, yet energetic vibe. Gets the "we'd go back" stamp of approval.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience in The Bar at the Deer Path Inn! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your meal, and hope you will join us again very soon!

Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Deer Path Inn is beautiful! You will feel like you've stepped back in time! Recently renovated rooms and two great restaurants! One is an old English Pub, the other a pretty English living room and porch seating, also with an enclosed porch.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Kimmarie S
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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time at the newly renovated Deer Path Inn, and appreciate that you took the time to review your experience!

Please join us again soon!

Cheers!

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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I frequently visit Lake Forest, IL to visit friends. We have stayed at the Deerpath Inn over the years largely due to it’s location. After the recent comprehensive renovation, I have to say that it has become one of the best Inns anywhere. The quality of the work done to the rooms, as well as the attention to detail and design is really impressive. It clearly comes across that a lot of money was spent updating and largely perfecting the rooms. We stayed in one of the suites and I was raving about how nice everything was. We had a bedroom with walk in closet, with a bathroom with beautiful shower with infinity drain. The suite also had a nice size sitting room with coach, bar area with seating, as well as a desk, etc. Both the bedroom and the sitting room had nice gas fireplaces and large inset flat screen TVs. It really was awesome.

The staff is extremely helpful and professional and I can’t say enough about the restaurant with its wonderful outdoor courtyard and the large bar area downstairs. The Inn even provides nice complimentary bicycles for riding around the area, which we really enjoyed. There really is nothing I would change, except that it would be nice if there was room for a spa area, but since that not why we or many others stay at the Deerpath Inn, it’s not something we care too much about.

I can’t recommend the Deerpath Inn enough to anyone visiting the Chicago area.

Stayed: October 2017
Thank Peter M
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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review! We are so very pleased to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time with us (including our complimentary bicycles!) , and hope you will join us again very soon!

Cheers!

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

One of the few places in the Chicago suburbs that outshines many downtown Chicago hotels. The rooms are gorgeous and so relaxing. The hotel also offers free valet parking, fabulous restaurant choices on site, and a fantastic Sunday brunch (especially if you like seafood). We were in town for a funeral but we are definitely thinking of coming back for our anniversary next year. Make sure to visit nearby downtown Lake Forest and it's lovely beach!

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Leigh K
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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you for taking to time to write this lovely review of your recent stay at the Deer Path Inn! We are thrilled that you were able to experience our extensive Sunday Brunch in the English Room, and take advantage of our proximity to Lake Forest's Market Square and the beach. Please do join us again very soon!

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

From the moment we arrived and were greeted by the valets (valet parking is included in your rate) until our departure we were treated royally. The valets were always at the ready to open car doors, take luggage and answer questions. The front desk was efficient and friendly. Our room was lovely with a view to the courtyard. It is very compact but beautifully designed and decorated. The bed was very comfortable but I would wish for a choice of softer pillows. Our room and the public rooms were immaculate at all times. Dinner in The English Room was elegant and the food was wonderful. It is located within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. It is perfection and I can't wait to return.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thank you for this lovely review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay, and were able to take advantage of our proximity to Downtown Lake Forest. We look forward to your next visit!

Cheers!

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I have stayed at this inn many times. Outstanding! They pay attention to detail! From the cleanliness to the food to the staff. Awesome! It doesn't get any better! I have already booked September and October trips.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
Thank 52viking
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DPI-Management, Guest Services Representative at The Deer Path Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Reviews like this absolutely make our day! As always, we loved having you as our guests, and cannot wait until your return next month!

Cheers!

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Additional Information about The Deer Path Inn

Address: 255 E Illinois Rd, Lake Forest, IL 60045-1953
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Region: United States > Illinois > Lake County > Lake Forest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Lake Forest
Price Range: $422 - $463 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Deer Path Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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 
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