Owned by Merrill “Mell” and Angie Monroe.
Rated No. 3 out of 25 bed and breakfasts in Chicago by Tripadvisor, this property was built in 1893 and is a seven-room Queen Anne historic home.
The Monroes purchased the property eight years ago and turned it into a bed and breakfast in 2011.
You have to have an honest and sincere interest in people and a high tolerance for service, Mell Monroe says. Be comfortable cooking because you’re going to be cooking everyday as long as you have guests. It’s important to have a compassion and empathy for people who are unlike yourself, ethnically or culturally or with respect to their religion.