When you think of resorts and getaways you don't think of Illinois, but apparently, one of the 10 best resorts in the country is located here in the Land of Lincoln and it looks beautiful.

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The resort is called the Deer Path Inn and it is located in Lake Forrest, Illinois, and it was just ranked as the 7th Best Resort in the United States according to travelandleisure.com. Most of the list is comprised of resorts in California, Florida, and New York, in fact, the Deer Path Inn is the only one in the midwest to make the list. On the site they say...

"Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, T+L invites its readers to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value."

When you go to the website for the Deer Path Inn you'll find that they have some incredible amenities with things like afternoon tea, multiple restaurants, and bars, but it also is an English themed resort (hence the afternoon tea, the pub, and the legendary fish & chips on the menu). You can book yourself a King bedroom for about $350 a night before taxes and fees, so it isn't insanely priced for how nice it seems. To learn more just check out their website by clicking here!

I would have never guessed Illinois had something like this resort, I lived in Chicago for years and never heard of this place even though it is just north of the city (but in fairness, I am not their type of clientele) would you book a resort stay in the north suburbs of Chicago?

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