The Herrington Inn & Spa - Big Woods Marmion

Stay at The Herrington Inn & Spa in Geneva, IL. Dates Available into December.

19th-Century Creamery Turned AAA Four Diamond Inn

Typically, cow statues don't evoke romance. But Unbridling Beatrix—a colorful statue with scenes from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet painted on it from neck to hoof—is no ordinary cow. As a showpiece from Chicago's Cows on Parade exhibit, Beatrix enchanted the owners of Geneva’s The Herrington Inn & Spa. The former 19th-century riverfront creamery was transformed into a boutique hotel that exudes Old World romanticism and has won AAA's Four Diamond award for the past 20 years. Beatrix embodies the property's past and present, an ideal match to serve as hotel mascot inside the inn's lobby.

Up the lobby's grand staircase, the inn's rustic guest rooms contain private fireplaces, marble-accented bathrooms, and balconies that overlook the Fox River. In river premier rooms, heated floors and marble fireplaces keep autumn chills at bay. Each night in your room, enjoy fresh cookies, milk, and a lullaby reading from the concierge after the complimentary turndown service.

At the inn's bar, Herrington's resident sommeliers have crafted an expansive wine list that ranges from Argentine reds to Columbia Valley whites; the list earned the restaurant an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator in 2011. On request, the executive chef of the inn's Atwater's Restaurant creates a private, custom fine-dining experience on a waterfront gazebo for up to eight guests. The staff at the Spa at The Herrington performs exfoliating facials, relaxing massages, and energizing body treatments.

Geneva, Illinois: Small-Town Shopping and Art on the Outskirts of Chicagoland

Nestled in the heart of the verdant Fox River Valley, idyllic Geneva lies about 36 miles west of Chicago's Loop area, but its laid-back rural vibe seems a world away from the city. Along the river is the Fox River Trail, a hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing path that connects a string of scenic riverfront towns.

Around the corner from the Herrington, historical buildings and tree-lined streets define downtown Geneva; its 200 specialty shops include artisanal jewelers, chic women's clothing stores, and boutique eateries. Pop into Graham’s for renowned handcrafted chocolates and ice cream. The 68-foot Fabyan Windmill, built by German immigrants in the 1850s and recently restored with timber from the Netherlands, lies along the river to the south of town. On the first Friday of every month, Geneva's residents take a self-guided art walk through nine area galleries, which open their doors to serve refreshments, host live performances, and show off their portraits of mustachioed news anchors. Down the street, the Geneva History Center delves into the city's past as an agricultural hub as the Kane County seat.

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What You Get

  • Stay for two in a courtyard balcony king or double room, or in a waterfront king room
  • Dates into December

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • Cancellation policy: 72-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable
  • Taxes: 11% tax added at purchase

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

The Fine Print

  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 72hr cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check in
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

In all Included Rooms

  • Fireplace
  • Balcony
  • Whirlpool

Courtyard Balcony Rooms

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 for rollaway for each additional guest

River Deluxe Rooms, River Premier Rooms, and Junior River Suites (Waterfront Rooms)

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 for rollaway for 1 additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 4 p.m.
  • Checkout: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact the property for handicap-accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: 39 miles from O'Hare International Airport (ORD); about 46 miles from Midway International Airport (MDW)
  • By car: about 43 miles west of Chicago

Customer Reviews

(685 ratings)

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Cindy P. ·
5 ratings   3 reviews  
· April 3, 2018
The room was so beautiful......and comfortable...We also loved the breakfast.


Colleen S. ·
1 rating   1 review  
· March 26, 2018
Beautiful rooms and atmosphere


7 ratings   4 reviews  
· March 24, 2018
Such a beautiful Inn. The atmosphere is wonderful and we loved being greeted by a fire and milk and cookies in our bedroom. The heated bathroom floors were awesome as well. My only problem is with the continental breakfast. Too much meat. They need scones with berries and clotted cream.
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