Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast Voted Chicago Suburbs “Best Staycation” in Make it Better’s Best of 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards

Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast earns much-coveted recognition as the “Best Staycation” in the Chicago Suburbs by Make it Better’s Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards. Readers voted the luxury bed and breakfast to the ‘best of’ list in the publication’s annual survey for the second straight year.

“We are proud to achieve such significant recognition by the prestigious Make it Better community for the second consecutive year, which is a testament to our commitment to provide outstanding customer service and the best luxury experience at a remarkable property,” said Tom and Sue Zipprich, innkeepers and co-owners of Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast. “It is all the more gratifying to win this significant award because it is based solely on feedback from Make it Better readers. We thank everyone who went out of their way to publicly recognize our property and for continuously giving us the opportunity to remain one of the best bed and breakfasts in the Chicago area.”

Each year, Make it Better readers recognize and honor Chicagoland area businesses for their extraordinary products and services and high-quality customer experience. Popular vote selects all winners of The Make it Better’s Best of 2018 readers’ choice awards. This year, more than 7,200 readers cast votes through online ballots, surpassing last year’s total by more than eight percent. Voters select the best of categories in arts and entertainment, beauty, dining, education, fitness and recreation, philanthropy, kids, home and design, celebrations, services and shopping.

The strong win from the Make it Better community, caps off a big year of awards for Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast, including the sought-after Design Evanston award, an annual program that identifies and recognizes significant aesthetic and functional improvements in the Evanston community.

Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast is a Tudor-style house that features an elegant living room, an adjoining sunroom, a formal dining room, a breakfast room and a magnificent outdoor terrace. A grand library is featured on the mezzanine level. The second floor features a guest center, guest laundry and five guest suites with private baths. The lower level includes a media theater, billiard room, exercise room and Zen massage room.

The luxury bed and breakfast, located at 1622 Forest Place in Evanston, Illinois, is conveniently located near the shopping and restaurants of downtown Evanston, a couple of minutes away from Northwestern University and less than a 30-minute ride to downtown Chicago.

Whole house rentals at Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast are also available, and because Stone Terrace regularly hosts family celebrations, holiday parties, family reunions, meetings, gatherings and bridal showers, it is the ideal space to host up to 100 guests for indoor and outdoor events.

To see the full list of Make it Better winners, visit the July/August 2018 issue at To follow the Best of 2018 conversation on social media, search the hashtag #MIBBestof2018. To make a reservation or learn more about Stone Terrace Bed and Breakfast, visit

About TAWANI Enterprises
TAWANI Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago, specializes in the development, investment, management and preservation of real estate properties in the Chicago area. The company represents a diversified portfolio of iconic brands, such as the Stone Heritage Collection, TAWANI’s hospitality arm of thoughtfully designed lodging and event spaces, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation. Properties under the Stone Heritage Collection include Stone Terrace, Stone Porch by the Lake, Lang House, The Emil Bach House, Mayne Stage and The Lincoln Way Inn. For more information, visit