Don't miss your chance to find that one of a kind vintage item or just get some great gardening tips. Next weekend is the Annual Antique & Garden show at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. Brest of all... it's FREE. The event is just a train ride away from our bed & breakfast so come for the show and stay with us!
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Most of us have probably not given it much thought, but what happens to all of our social media accounts when we die? Do you really want that Facebook page or your Google+ to live on in eternity? Some may. Others may want to take control of their digital afterlife and make advance arrangements to dictate what happens to their digital life when they pass on. Google on April 12 too a huge step forward in this regard by offering a new feature it terms Inactive Account Manager. The feature lets the user tell Google what is to be done when their account remains inactive for a specified time. You can choose to have all of your Google related data deleted or a trusted friend notified and given permission to handle your content. This appears to be a big breakthrough in the digital world and will be surely followed by similar policies at other social media outlets.
Ok, you will not find a shop like this any where else in Chicago, or...well, anywhere. Just steps from House 5863 Bed & Breakfast you will find the Wooly Mammoth. This video says it all. Visit the store, its one of out favorites here at House 5863 B&B.
Located within walking distance of our bed and breakfast is a great Chicago dive bar called Edgewater Lounge. The place is a gem. Unexpectedly, you will also find that it has some of the best food around and at bargain prices. Check out this video. Our favorite is the beef brisket sandwich and sweet potato chips. They often have unique and awesome soups that are one of a kind. Oh, and yea, its also a bar with tons of great craft beers on tap and it features live music (no cover!) on Tuesdays. Don't let the outside fool you... stop in and find a true Chicago hangout.
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The 2013 Chicago Marathon returns October 13, 2013. We usually book up all of our rooms for the event well in advance. If you are planning a trip to Chicago for the marathon, our bed and breakfast offers a great place to stay. We are just two blocks from the Red Line train which will take you directly to the site of the marathon. Make your reservation today! at House5
The Chicago Spring Flower Show is now open at the Lincoln Park Conservatory through May 12, 2013. Our bed and breakfast is just a short train ride to the conservatory. Enjoy spring!
Today's New York Times contained an very intriguing article about hotel check-in automation. The article discusses how hotels around the world are changing how the typical check-in process works and are moving from a traditional front desk to automated systems. Guests can now book online and receive entry codes that they enter at kiosks located in hotel lobbies and thus effectively bypass the hotel front desk. Here at House 5863 Chicago bed and breakfast we gotta ask: Where Have You Been? That is because we have had in place an automated check-in process from our inception in 2006. Guest can make a reservation online and once confirmed, the guest receives two codes that allow for entry to our front door and to their room. We have found that this system is preferred by most travelers as it allows for flexibility of arrival times and travel weary guests that arrive to Chicago on a late flight can get directly to their room for some needed rest and a hot shower rather than waiting at a desk to be escorted to their room. We remain on site and available for guess that require additional assistance but fr the most part, the system works like a charm. We are proud that our B&B here in Chicago can be such a trendsetter for the world's hospitality industry. Oh, and the next time you are looking for a great place to stay in Chicago, check out House 5863.