English Charm at the Deer Path Inn on Chicago’s North Shore

A destination demonstrating the masterful touches of inn-keeping

The Deer Path Inn—located in Lake Forest, Illinois—is under an hour’s drive from the Chicago International Airport, yet feels like it could be in England. The building has been around since the 1920s, but it wasn’t until 2016, when the hotel received an extensive renovation, that the inn made it back to its British roots. During the renovation, innkeeper Matt Barba and his executive chef …