Welcome to theDEER PATH INN

From roaring stone fireplaces to hallways lined with wellies in eager anticipation of a soggy Lake Forest day, the mannerly traditions of English innkeeping come brilliantly to life at the newly restored Deer Path Inn. Reminiscent of a 15th century Tudor manor, our landmark 1929 inn on Chicago’s North Shore has charmed generations of guests, whether they’re dropping around for afternoon tea, tying the knot in our English garden, or giving in to a jolly good weekend of Wodehouse-inspired revelry.

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A smashing Sunday Brunch in the English Room, a traditional afternoon tea service worthy of a reigning monarch, an old-world English pub to rival any you’d find across the pond. For nearly a century, the Deer Path Inn has set the standard for dining in Lake Forest.

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What’s Brilliant Around Here
Personalized Service
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Exceptional Cuisine
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Old World Atmosphere
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Rooms & Suites

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Classic. Elegant. Timeless.

Allow our graciously appointed guest rooms and suites to transport you to an English country estate filled with exquisite furnishings, fabrics and finishes.

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Awards + Accolades

No. 1 Resort Hotel in the Midwest
Two Years in a Row
Travel + Leisure 2019 + 2020 Awards

No. 18 Hotel in the World

No. 2 Resort Hotel in the US

No. 4 Resort Perfect for Families

Travel + Leisure 2020 Awards

No. 1 Resort Hotel in the Midwest
No. 5 in the U.S.
Travel + Leisure 2019 Awards

Top Ten Historic
Hotels in America
by USA Today 10 Best

Best of Award
of Excellence
Wine Spectator Magazine

The Deer Path Inn Map Location


  • Lake Forest Train Station | 0.2 mi
  • Historic Market Square | 0.3 mi
  • Lake Forest Beach | 1.3 mi
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