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Winter Window Shopping

Last weekend I set out on foot, with our Innkeeper David, to attend the grand opening of a new real estate firm in the neighborhood, Touchstone Group at1425 W. Belmont.  The walk was just under a mile, but it was rather cold outside that day.  So we did a little shopping along the way.  This [...]

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A Stylish New Year in Lakeview

It’s time to ring in the New Year at the Old Chicago Inn.  We’ve got a full house this year and are ready to help you celebrate in style.  There’s no shortage of New Year’s fun to be had in Lakeview.  If you arrived without plans our innkeeper David will be happy to help you [...]

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Love Caroling at Christmas? Here’s where to sing this week in Lakeview

One of Chicago’s most beloved, and campy, holiday traditions happens this week right here in the Lakeview neighborhood.  And if you love to sing you’ll love this tradition.    The beautifully restored Music Box Theater, dating back to 1929, and located at  3733 N. Southport Avenue, is home to the “28th Annual Christmas Show.”    The week [...]

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A Unique Souvenir for Lakeview Shoppers this Holiday Season

            Many of our guests who are traveling to Chicago this December  have some holiday shopping among their plans.  So I wanted to let my readers know about a special promotion being offered here in the Lakeview neighborhood by the Central Lakeview Merchants Association and your chance to have a [...]

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Dog Friendly Confines at the Old Chicago Inn

Do you love to travel with your best four-legged friend? Well so do we, which is why we allow pets at the Old Chicago Inn. Over the years we’ve enjoyed hosting many furry friends, including a small herd of Bijan Frisees named Curly, Larry and Moe, a delightful lab mix named Harvey, and a proud [...]

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City Soles at Bargain Prices

For my guests that love to shop, and share my shoe addiction, there are a couple of great places for your inner sole shopper just a couple of blocks from the Old Chicago Inn  Head over to the corner of Clark and Belmont for a visit to the Pink Frog. This accessory store has a [...]

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