Old Victorian Farm House B&B

26668 S. Main Street, Wauconda, Illinois 60084
Innkeeper(s): Sherry Corder
  • Introduction

    Welcome home...at last. The Old Victorian Farmhouse, located approximately 40 miles northwest of downtown Chicago in the quiet suburb of Wauconda, Illinois, close to Long Grove, Barrington and the Chain of Lakes.

    Our 150 year old historical Victorian farmhouse holds much charm and history, yet offers the luxury of modern amenities to meet your overnight needs. We have wireless access and we offer a comfortable haven for business travelers. On our main level we have a large parlor with a piano. The hand-painted mural on the wall provides a lovely setting for relaxing, reading and conversation. There are a variety of board games on the book shelves for your use. Located only 5 blocks from antique shops and restaurants, the area boasts 10 golf courses within 10 miles, as well as being close to lakes, swimming, fishing, cross country skiing, bike paths, and a car museum.

    "An undiscovered gem 43 miles from Chicago!"

    "...The next morning, we had a lovely breakfast with another guest and our hostess. Creme brulee french toast, would you believe! We had a lovely conversation with the other guest who was already planning two future visits here into the summer while the kids played with BB and Percilla -- the child friendly dog and cat."

    Whether you have overnight guests in need of a place to stay or you simply want a peaceful weekend get-away for yourself, our doors are open. Conveniently located near Chicago, we are the bed and breakfast travelers though Northern Illinois return to time and time again. Stay for a night or for an entire week!

    The approximate distance from you to me:
    Barrington 9 miles Long Grove 11 miles
    Crystal Lake 13 miles McHenry 13 miles
    Deer Park 9 miles Mundelein 9 miles
    Lake Zurich 4 miles Vernon Hills 12 miles

    Each of our peaceful and inviting guestrooms features TV/VCR/DVD, Air Conditioning, Feather Beds, Wireless Internet, Writing Desk, Ceiling Fans, Beautiful Views, and of course, breakfast is included. We are also children and pet friendly.

    Escape Cabin Fever and Enjoy A Weekend with Us!

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking formemorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Sherry Corder for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Because WGN Channel 9 picked me as the "Most Romantic Bed and Breakfast in Chicagoland". You can find the video on my home page. Also, we are elegant, restful and peaceful.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are known for our satin sheets, feather beds, Creme Brule French Toast and resident standard poodle Romeo. I also love the decorating. We also host Murder Mystery Dinners and High teas at the inn.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    We are located 15 minutes from historic Long Grove.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    We are often praised for the peacefulness and old time elegance

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Millennium Bike Trails

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Biking, restaurants, sailing, museum, horseback riding and hiking

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes, the town is only .6 of a mile away, where several activities and restaurants are located.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Middleton's on Main

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Check my website under activities, and guides/pamphlets are also available in rooms.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 4 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, we accept pets.


  • Enjoy A Delicious Breakfast Each Morning

    Early risers can enjoy a head start on the day with fresh-brewed coffee and the daily newspaper in the parlor. Allow us to indulge you with a sumptuous full breakfast served by candellight at 8:30 AM on our crystal and china. Begin with freshly brewed coffee or juice, then enjoy one of our famous hot entrees, such as creme brulee frech toast. The featured entree changes daily, so you will awaken to something different each day that will surely entice your palette and leave you full and satisfied to start your day's adventures. Tables are beautifully set with silver and gold in old time elegance.

  • Area Activities

    During your stay, explore one of the many attractions available to suit anyone's interests! For more information about local activites, please visit our Area Activities and Entertainment page.

  • High Tea Service

    Bring Your Group For A Special Experience

    Enjoy a afternoon Victorian High Tea party with your group of 10 to 28 people. Pick a hat to wear and tour the Bed & Breakfast, then get a delightful course in manners and enjoy Victorian games in our formal dining room. Price per person is $20 plus gratuity for Monday through Saturday parties, and $27 plus gratuity for Sunday parties. Call us at 847-526-9271 for more details.

    Perfect for Quilters, Sororities, Book Clubs, Sisters Day, Baby Showers, Garden Clubs, Scrap Bookers, Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions and Red Hatter Celebrations!