For Sale: For Aspiring Innkeepers

If you have dreamed of owning and operating your own B&B, we are excited to provide the following list of inns available for purchase. Make your innkeeping dreams come true when you join the Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association family!

So the day has finally arrived for you to make your innkeeping dreams happen! Skip the hassles of building a new structure, restoring or remodeling an old home, and dealing with zoning and building codes. Instead, purchase an existing, ongoing, functional B&B. The following properties are available to help bring your innkeeping aspirations to light.

Galena, Illinois

Bernadine's Stillman Inn

513 Bouthillier St.

Galena, Illinois 61036

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Price: $1,095,000

Broker Name: Dave Anderson

Broker Phone Number: 815 777-0557

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Romantic and Histori 1858 Victorian Mansion located in beautiful Galena, IL. Excellent Guest quarters for privacy plus includes private kitchen, laundry, living room, three bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, movie room. Inn includes seven guest rooms, some with whirlpools and fireplaces. Out building can be used for restaurant or possible extra lodging. Situated on just shy of 2 acres of land, a few blocks from Main street and across from General Grant's home.

Naperville, Illinois

Harrison House B&B

26 N. Eagle St.

Naperville, Illinois 60540

Inn Phone Number: 630-420-1117

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If you absolutly LOVE old homes and would be intrested in income potential, this home is a "Must See". This property is truly one-of-a-kind and offers a unique opportunityfor it's buyer. Currently used as a bed and breakfast, YOU coupld experiance similar income potential (or greater) while living in the Historic home of your dreams! Rent one room, two, three, four and five! All furniture is includedin this price as well as linens, dishes and everything you need to operate this turn-key B&B. Also included is the website and a large customer base built over 24 years of operation.

The location is outstanding with downtown Naperville and the train station being just a few short blocks away. Kids can walk to grade school, jr high and high school. The home has 10 foot celings, pocket doors and beautiful thick woodwork. They just don't build homes like this anymore. You will love the attention to detail the present owners have taken in restoring this 1904 gem.

In 2002 a restoration was complete which included:

1. All new windows which were retrofitted into the original frames. Dining and living room have leaded glss windows.

2. Three roofs were removed and a new roof was installed.

3. Old aluminum siding was replaced with cedar siding.

4. A sprinkler system was installed which is wired to the fire dept. for additional safety.

5. All bathrooms were renovated, including 3 with whirlpool tubs.

6. Floors and woodwork were refinished.

7. Tin ceilings were installed in the living room, dining room & one of the bedrooms.

8. New kitchen complete with custom inset cabinets & linoleum floor imported from Germany.

9. Natural fiber insulation was added to exterior and interior walls, which helps reduce energy consumer. And people can't believe how quiet and draft-free the home is.

Seller may be able to help with financing.

Wauconda, Illinois

Old Victorian Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

26668 N Main St

Wauconda, Illinois 60084

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Price: $350,000

Broker Name: Arlene Fields of Baird and Warner

Broker Phone Number: 847-726-1300

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Amazing Architectural award design! Built orginal home in 1847 and added on in 1860. The grand lady has 5 bedrooms and 3 baths. Beautiful tioled wallpaper and drapes in a grand country kitchen. 10foot ceiling dining and 2 screened porches. Incredibly decorated customized suites. Owner has successfully built her bed and breakfast business for the last 10 years and now retiring and now ready to pass on her proud home to a new owner as a ready to do operation! Wauconda's revitalized town fits well with this country Victorian. Bangs Lake is a beautiful 300 acre motorboat lake and the forest preserves features trails for horses, walking and fishing. As well as museums and dog parks. Owner will stay and train for 6 months if needed. Here is a great opportunity in an area that offer a great future! Offed at $350,000 including site, furnishings and inventory.

Woodstock, Illinois

Bundling Board Inn

220 E. South Street

Woodstock, Illinois 60098

Inn Phone Number: 815-338-7054

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