White Pines Inn – Historic Americana

The Best Inn in Chicago is just a short drive away from the City.  Nestled away, in comfort and taking you back to an era of when life was slower, and the future was bright.  Slow down from the electronics, cell phones, game systems, and high pace life to enjoy nature

Romantic & Weekend Getaway Near Chicago

Nestled in the middle of the forest, White Pines Inn is the historic log and limestone lodge and cabins built in the 1930’s during the Great Depression. Preserved today in pristine condition, the Inn has unique style of accommodations to suit families or couples in its 25 cozy cabins equipped with modern conveniences. Guests may be seeking weekend getaways in Illinois, economical mid week packages or simply a few nights escape to nature.
Our landmark restaurant is renowned for its delicious home-style cuisine. Guests enjoy the live entertainment in the dinner theatre, which features talented singers, comedians and musicians in the lodge’s main dining room.
The Inn’s setting also provides a perfect outdoor wedding venue near Chicago, combining the natural beauty of the White Pines State Park, breathtaking scenery and extensive catering facilities from the White Pines Restaurant.
Romantic getaways near Chicago are easily accessible at White Pines Inn. Throughout the park there are shake-shingled picnic shelters, park benches and Adirondack chairs for chillin, grillin and relaxin, making it the perfect weekend getaway near Chicago.
For a romantic getaway near Chicago, bring your loved one and enjoy a quiet evening in front of a roaring fire. But it’s OK to bring family and friends and turn it into a weekend getaway near Chicago, near the Quad Cities or anywhere your far-flung relatives call home.
There are few places that offer this type of rural tranquility so close to the city. Whether it’s a romantic getaway near Chicago or a weekend getaway near Chicago, White Pines Inn is a just an impulse away.

White Pines Cabins

White Pines Cabins

Cabins Near Chicago, Illinois

At White Pines Inn, our traditional, yet modern cabins in Illinois resemble a pioneer village with 25 authentic one-room log cabins with gas fireplaces. Located near Oregon and Rockford and set among the towering pines, the cabins have beautiful hardwood floors the color of maple syrup. Each cabin has a hand-hewn log bed frame with a queen-sized mattress and a double bed trundle underneath. Each cabin has a private bath.

There are 13 one-room cabins with open-beamed ceilings. Another 12 cabins are built in groups of four under one roof. Each cabin offers a private entrance and bath, but there are interconnecting doors which makes them ideal for large families. Pillows, blankets and towels are provided. Modern conveniences include heat, air conditioning, phones, mini refrigerators, TVs and DVD Players. Your family might be relaxing in cabins in Illinois’ rural forest, but they’ll be as comfortable as they are at home. Cabins near Chicago that are this nice, and close, are hard to find.

For romantic getaways in Illinois, check out our “Special Touches” that can complement your stay in our cabins. These include candles, wine, roses and chocolates. Book a relaxing and enjoyable massage at our Spa during a night in one of our cabins near Chicago. The Canyon View Spa is located on the west end of our Canyon View Cabin.

These are among the best cabins in Illinois, and the easiest-to-reach cabins near Chicago. You can take off after work on Friday, and lay your head on a bed that night in a rustic, romantic cabin in Illinois’ most scenic areas.

White Pines Cabins are available from the first Friday in March to the Sunday before Christmas each year.

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Lodge Restaurant

Lodge Restaurant

White Pines Inn, located near Rockford, is home to one of northern Illinois’ landmark restaurants. The home-style cuisine blends perfectly with the log cabin decor. Generous portions of mostly homemade dishes fill the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, six days a week. Each  Sunday the area’s largest breakfast buffet is offered up with its spread of hearty home cooking from 8am til noon.  Every year the regional  Sauk Valley Newspaper runs a contest and every year White Pines wins – Best Buffet bragging rights!  During the afternoon and evening on Sundays there’s a special menu with a salad bar and during the summer months it includes outdoor grilling under the adjoining garden canopy along with live music.

Enjoy White Pines’ famous Paul Bunyan Breakfast served family style: large platters filled with eggs, buttermilk or blueberry pancakes, American fries, toast, sausage, and bacon. Still hungry? Just ask for more and we’ll keep it coming!

Lunches range from homemade soups and hearty sandwiches served on home-baked breads, to more substantial entrees like our famous chicken Pot Pie. The Sweet Tooth Sampler is always a favorite for guests of all ages!

Our menu expands at dinner offering steaks, lake fish and seafood. Save room as you’ll find it hard to turn down dessert. The White Pines chef takes great pride in his creations, especially his Pine Creek Peach Cobbler, and our signature Red Raspberry Pie.

The tradition of good food, generous portions, and friendly service extends to business meetings, seminars, retreats, wedding receptions, anniversary parties, memorial celebrations, picnics, Christmas parties, banquets and family reunions.