Nothing keeps the home fires burning better than actually leaving home-and the kids-behind. The following are five great getaways for parents in need of a little alone time, all within driving distance of Chicago and with options for every budget. So start planning your escape now!You might also like:
Technically Irish Hollow is a bed-and-breakfast, but referring to it as such doesn't do it justice. Breakfast here is called the Full Country Gourmet Breakfast-a lavish several course meal that will please even the most astute foodie. Or, for those too busy snuggling to venture out, opt for the breakfast-in-bed delivery. Select packages include a scrumptious seven-course dinner (yes, seven!) in the charming Main Inn complete with a bottle of wine paired specifically for that night's menu. Hunker down in the inn where rooms are delightfully cozy or one of the cabins with a roaring fire. Rates start at $195.