The Lark Inn is an intimate, elegant, secluded inn within a five minutes drive to quaint downtown historic Libertyville. We are on a heavily wooded residential area five minutes from interstate 94.
We have one bedroom upstairs with a king sized bed and ensuite shower.
We have one bedroom upstairs with two twin beds and a shower down the hall.
We have one bedroom downstairs with a queen bed and an adjoining bath.
We serve a delicious, three course breakfast in the formal dining room. Weather permitting, we serve on the screened porch or poolside.
In the afternoon, wine and cheese are offered.
Complimentary water, soda, coffee and tea.
Cornelia Day Spa amenities.
Guests will have access to a living room with a fireplace. In season, the pool and hot tub are available; also the screened porch.
We live in a quiet residential neighborhood in a yard surrounded by woods.
There is no public transit close, but taxis are available. In Libertyville, there is a train to downtown Chicago. We do have off street parking.
Beth and her husband were wonderful hosts, they was so accommodating to my family for breakfast times. They was so welcoming for my brother who was graduating from the navy and he got to spend time with us there, Beth even made breakfast for him too! Breakfast each morning was amazing, we walked away with very full bellies. The room was clean and beautiful along with the rest of the house. It is tucked away in a safe, quiet neighborhood. The lark inn was everything we could have asked for and more! We would recommend the lark inn to everyone, its a wonderful place to stay!
Very friendly and gracious hosts. The neighborhood was charming and quiet. Food and accommodations were excellent.
We were absolutely thrilled with the Lark Inn. Beth and Russell's home is a beautifully landscaped place on ample acreage in a northern bedroom community of Chicago. It's ensconced within a mixture of large and large-medium-sized homes in a quiet, upscale neighborhood.
The Lark's design has the agreeable gift of hiding a much bigger building than is apparent from the outside. Its guest rooms and owners' space sprawl around a large central common area including a lovely and airy living room, large and comfortable dining room, library/office, and more. The decor arrays eclectic decorations from a life well-lived within an overall French (Louis XVI/First Empire) theme, but one that puts people's comfort first.
Beth and Russell put their well-equipped kitchen to work giving us a succession of savory and first-rate breakfasts. They're skilled with pastries and great with changing excellent main courses. We could count on three tasty dishes each morning, with a variety of fresh fruit and good fresh-brewed coffee. (We were free to pick our choice within several hours for breakfast, from a normal hour through delightfully lazy.) On top of this, Beth put the perfect touch on a lazy Saturday spent frolicking in the pool and hot tub by bringing out an assortment of wines, cheeses, bread, crackers and olives. Russell read minds by popping out throughout the day to unfurl a giant rotating umbrella, fire up the hot tub and otherwise cater to comfort.
The large and beautifully-kept back yard is on a par with dedicated high-end inns with full-time gardening staff--it's that good. Its blend of spacious vistas and privacy is great for unwinding. The heated pool and gently-bubbling hot tub are musts.
And the rooms. Ah, the rooms. Our suite boasted a monumental king-sized four-poster, with high-thread-count sheets and deliciously soft pillows and comforter. The window treatments screened out the morning sun almost completely until we were ready to awaken. The Lark has a wide selection of cable channels, if you want to cocoon. The furniture continues the overall theme described above, all in great condition and immaculately clean.
The inn is within a five-minute drive of downtown Libertyville, which hosts a diverse selection of excellent restaurants; and ten minutes from a major shopping mall and all the major big-box chains, just in case you forgot something. It's 45 minutes from the Loop on a weekend, which is close enough to enjoy all the offerings of one of America's biggest and most fascinating cities, without suffering urban noise or crowding. If business brings you to the northern suburbs, to places like the Allstate complex in Northbrook, you should seriously consider the Lark as your home base. If you need directions or activity suggestions, the hosts are right there to offer them.
We recommend the Lark Inn without hesitation. Come expecting to relax and be cared for by friendly hosts in a wonderful setting.
I had such a wonderful time at my stay in the lark inn (I was there for four days and three nights). You couldn't find more accommodating and welcoming hosts and the room and private bath were beautiful. The bed was so comfortable! better than any hotel accommodation. I only wish I knew of the lark inn months ago as I would have stayed here than at the corporate hotel I stayed at
This is the second time we've stayed with Beth & Russ at The Lark Inn, and we hope to again and again and again! We just love our visits there. Beth serves a delicious, amazing breakfast each morning, and the room is just as comfortable and accommodating as could be. We've stayed in the King bed room twice now. We just adore our visits, and feel like family whenever we come. Thank you for being such excellent hosts, Beth & Russ!
Beth and Russel are two of the nicest, warmest, most kind-hearted people i've had the pleasure to meet. They were amazing hosts and very welcoming to my family (four children). My oldest son was graduating from Navy Boot Camp and Beth offered to include him in our delicious three course breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday morning.
The accommodations could not have been more perfect: spacious, clean, quiet (although we were anything but quiet) and so very comfortable.
We will all miss Beth and Russ as well as their two terriers (Gilbert and Riley).
We would definitely stay at the Lark Inn again and highly recommend it to fellow travelers.
Beth and her husband Russ are terrific hosts! The Lark inn is located in a quiet, clean residential neighborhood in Libertyville. My girlfriend and I stayed at The Lark Inn during a visit to her parents who live nearby. Beth greeted us at the door and gave us a lovely tour of her gorgeous home. There is a sitting room with coffee and refrigerated water, as well as a study with a computer you can use. She has a few rooms in her homes. We stayed in a super cozy room with a King sized bed and private bathroom. The bed was probably the most comfortable bed we've slept on in the longest time!
Beth served us an amazing three-course breakfast in the morning! We had cheese quiche with grilled tomatoes and asparagus spears, fresh fruit, coffee, banana bread, and bacon. Beth and Russ also offer an afternoon serving of wine and cheese, although we were not around to partake.
Beth was very responsive to emails and even offered to give directions to her home over the phone. She has two small, very charming dogs (Gilbert and Riley) in the house who greeted us when we arrived. She and Russ are two very nice people, and you'd be hard pressed to find nicer, more comfortable accommodations in northern Chicagoland Lake County. Everyone will enjoy The Lark Inn.
Welcome to the Lark Inn, a licensed bed and breakfast.
We are a couple who has one Yorkshire terrier, Riley.
We rent three bedrooms in our home, each with a private bath. The king bed room(upstairs) is $150.00, the queen bed room(first floor) is $125.00 and the twin beds room(upstairs) is $125.00
We serve a three course breakfast with wine and cheese in the afternoon. We serve coffee and tea all the day long with complimentary bottles of water. Our amenities are Cornelia Day Spa.