Historic homes near Chicago on Airbnb
This 1873 home is an excellent example of American Italianate architecture, landing it a spot on the national register of historic landmarks. It was abandoned for years before the host’s family saved it from demotion and still features the original hardwood floors, high parlor ceilings, decorative glass windows and plenty of antique art. Proof that budget Airbnb's are anything but boring. From $40 per night
This Victorian home built in 1864 isn’t only historic because of its age: It also once served as stop along the Underground Railroad. Vibrant wallpaper, elegant chandeliers and a screened-in porch add to its charm. From $55 per night
This white-paneled house has a long history of hosting travelers: It once operated as a stagecoach inn in the 1800s. The renovated interior features a few unique architectural elements, including a sliding barn door and intricate built-ins. Visitors won’t want to miss the back building featuring an outdoor bar. From $60 per night
Built in the late 1800s, this quaint Victorian home has all the hallmarks of historic charm: lovely stained glass, elegant wood panelling and well-tended gardens. There's enough space for four guests and if you’re hungry for more history, downtown Watertown is just a five-minute walk away. From $98 per night
This historic farm on 100 acres of farmland has been in the same family for generations—115 years, to be exact. Though it has been updated with central air conditioning and other modern conveniences, the home features the original hardwood floors and decades of family art. The spacious property offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun, too. Visitors might enjoy hiking, birdwatching, biking, snowmobiling or roasting marshmallows by the fire pit. From $160 per night
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