From Cloud Gate to specialty accommodation

Chicago is almost the same size as Toronto and that’s why it doesn’t feel overwhelming at all. Chicago’s Cloud Gate is considered to be one of the top works of art around the world. The sculpture is beautiful bean-shaped object of giant proportions, with 168 highly polished stainless steel plates welded together seamlessly, creates an illusion of a drop of mercury. I absolutely loved this piece of art, it’s as good as a destination by itself! The $23 million project proudly adores downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park, reflecting and projecting the city’s impressive skyline on different surfaces.

Specialty accommodation: Chicago guest house

This home is amazingly well kept! The decor was so comfy with an inviting feel. The special touches such as soaps, shampoos, to the dishwashing items make it very inviting especially if you have forgotten anything. Sitting outside enjoying the morning coffee in the backyard makes a person so relaxed you do not want to leave! You are close to eateries and shopping all within walking distant. The railway is also within walking distance if you want to head into the city – easy access to the L Train (for going into the city) as well as being able to walk around to the little restaurants & shopping near the home.

From the get-go, Terri (homeowner) was friendly, helpful and easy to talk to about anything. Her home surpassed my expectations. It was charming and provided all the comforts of home. Especially loved all the original artwork and attention to detail providing anything we might need during our stay. The notebooks you provided filled with information re Chicago and our neighborhood proved especially helpful. Perfect location and easy access to activities, stores and restaurants. Also enjoyed access to the backyard and free parking (both garage and street).

Great attention to detail! The beds were comfortable and the living room was a great place to crash after a day in the city. The nice kitchen had all the cookware, dishes, etc. that we needed to cook and serve meals. We had plenty of room to hang out and watch movies.

We totally enjoy staying at bed and breakfast and places run by caring families than staying at corporate hotels. Lovely!