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
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Exceptional Cuisine
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Old World Atmosphere
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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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Traveler Rating

Based on 45 reviews in the last 90 days

“Wedding at the Deer Path Inn”
Absolutely amazing and flawless! Rooms are so nice and beds so comfortable! All of the restaurants are fantastic, and the service throughout the hotel, from the front desk to the waiters to the parking attendants is the best we've ever had!
- Jennifer D
“Old World Charm”
Stayed for 2 nights while visiting friends. Perfect location if you want to walk around town. Beautiful area. We stayed in a lovely room overlooking the outdoor garden. Room was spacious with a state-of-the art bathroom. The staff was available to answer any questions & give recommendations/suggestions.
- jeditaly
“Deer Path Inn”
Beds are comfortable, the sheets are luxurious. Great location, lovely rooms. Staff is welcoming and approachable. Breakfast was delicious. A definite favorite. Take advantage of the bikes and visit some of the beautiful streets near the hotel.
- Jenny R
“Very good hotel”
Stayed there with a couple of colleagues for business and found it very comfortable and nice. Quiet places to read a book or just have a break. Food and service were excellent. We will go back next time when we are in Chicago.
- Peter K
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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