Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast

3606 N 1700 E Road, Kempton, Illinois 60946
Innkeeper(s): Guia and Mark Hoffman
  • Introduction

    Relax and enjoy breakfast in the warmth of a 1900's vintage farmhouse on a two-acre farmstead. Stroll our organic gardens and orchard; relax on a bench by the lily pond or in a hammock. We chose the name Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast not because the house is green, but because we do our best to incorporate sustainable or 'green' principles into our lifestyle.

    Awaken to a rooster's crow or toad's chirp. Experience living surrounded by farmland where you can see beautiful sunsets and a spectacular night sky undisturbed by city lights. Enjoy a quick gardening or cooking lesson. Sample the fruit from our orchard and honey from our beehives. In summer, take a dip in our pool.

  • Weddings, Special Events & Catering bed and breakfast is an attractive venue to host your wedding or special event. We are especially great at hosting Garden Weddings, with our gazebo, water garden and flower beds, which create a perfect background for capturing your special moment.

    Available are two-acres of grounds that can accomodated a 100ft x 40ft tent for 200 guests. The house can accomodated up to 30 guests, and is also availble for receptions, parties, meetings, and retreats.

    We also offer a catering service, with an extensive menu selection that include procurements for guests with special diets and preferences.

    Guia studied at the Joliet Junior College Culinary Art School, where she learned to polish her culinary talents from a lifetime of hosting and entertianing. Throughout the years she has developed a cooking style of her own, and is especially skilled at seafood dishes.

  • Breakfast is included with each night's stay, and is normally served 8:30am to 10:10am.

    Guia prepares a full breakfast with fresh ingredients straight from our organic garden, organic orchard, and our poultry flock. We also serve fresh coffee, which we roast on premise. Jams and sauces are homemade with ingredients from our orchards, as well as honey from our bee hives. Other ingredients, such as meats and produce not grown on our property, are from locally grown and raised sources.

    Greenhouse Bed and Breakfast caters to guests with special diets and preferences.

    Please visit our website for a menu of dishes that are often served.

  • Guest Comments"What a beautiful place you have here. Not just physical beauty, but 'true' beauty - such loving people are truly sent from God. It is hard to believe that less than 100 miles away is the hustle & bustle of Chicago."

    "So good to meet Mark & Guia. The home is a paradise. Hope we can return in the future. I loved the ponds and flowers."

    "Thank you Guia and Mark for your loving hospitality. Finding the Greenhouse B&B as the setting for my daughter Jen's wedding has been a divinely guided blessing. I am honored to have been in such a beautiful and sacred space. Thanks for making it so."

    "Thank you so much for such a beautiful place to hold our engagement! We appreciate the special efforts that you went to create such a romantic & peaceful setting for 'the big question'. This was the most romantic and peaceful place that I have ever been to....a wonderful place for prayer & meditation."

    "Guia, thank you for your wonderful hospitality and warm spirit I want to take you home with me! (but I don't think Mark would like that too much)."

    "I feel there is something magical and familiar here. Thank you for sharing that with me!"