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A Spirited Destination For Revelry & Respite

Iconic English Hospitality On Chicago’s North Shore

A luxury escape in the heart of Lake Forest, Deer Path Inn is the ultimate destination for those pursuing life's finer pleasures: divine dining, legendary libations, historic charm, and plenty of festive merriment. We embrace and celebrate the vibrant spirit of our uniquely historic hotel, creating a place where all the desires of the modern traveler are exceeded, and the charm and mannerly traditions of innkeeping remain brilliantly alive.

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Why We're a Cut Above

An Old World Sanctuary

With its 15th-century Tudor-style architecture, English courtyard garden, and highly personalized service, our charismatic inn is a true reflection of the art of innkeeping.

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Why We're a Cut Above

Award-Winning Dining

Order a pint at White Hart Pub, have afternoon tea at The English Room, and enjoy a cocktail at The Bar. Our establishments are part of a North Shore tradition.

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Why We're a Cut Above

In the Heart of Lake Forest

Imbued with romance and a style that pays tribute to its storied past, Deer Path Inn offers quintessentially English accommodations in the center of historic Lake Forest.

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Why We're a Cut Above

Brilliant Hospitality

Experience exceptional personal service. Our reputation for personalized attention is a quality we have thoughtfully developed and proudly nurtured since 1929.

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Why We're a Cut Above

Hub for Spirited Celebrations

Elevate client meetings in exquisite boardrooms, host important gatherings over a beautifully set table, and celebrate life’s milestones in an English garden setting.

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Divine Dining, Legendary Libations

A gathering place for visitors and locals alike, our hotel features three award-winning dining establishments, inviting guests to unwind and savor exceptional culinary experiences. From the serenity of our garden room and courtyard to the lively ambiance of the popular bar, there’s something to please every palate.

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Gather in Style

Whether you're planning a corporate gathering in a refined space or inviting friends and family to a spirited celebration, our hotel offers more than 4,500 square feet of meeting and event space along with stellar catering options and service that is distinctly personalized, authentic, and graciously executed.

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A Splendid Town

Nestled along the North Shore of Lake Michigan, a train ride from downtown Chicago, the scenic, historical, and architecturally significant suburb of Lake Forest delights guests with easy access to a diverse array of shopping, world-class golf, cultural experiences, and outdoor pursuits.

1 Lake Forest Train Station
2 Historic Market Square
3 Lake Forest Beach