Guest review: D.C. couple, June 2014

 

Soak in the jacuzzi in the King's ensuite bathroom.

Soak in the jacuzzi in the King’s ensuite bathroom.

“Thanks to everyone at the House of Two Urns for a relaxing stay with all the amenities promised. We especially appreciated the wonderful jetted tub, great coffee in the suite, printer, and wonderful breakfasts. It was also most helpful to have gym privileges close by. We will recommend your B&B to family and friends.”  D.C. area couple in town for pleasure and a little business.

Visit Chicago, Discover it with a Free Local Tour Guide

Create your own art at "the Bean", Anish Kapoor's Cloudgate sculpture

Create your own art at “the Bean”, Anish Kapoor’s Cloudgate sculpture

One of the best ways for visitors to explore Chicago is through the Chicago Greeter program. With a friendly, knowledgeable local as your guide, you can see the most popular landmarks and attractions on a 2-4 hour FREE guided tour.

Chicago Greeter

Greeter visits are customized based on your choice of neighborhoods, language and interests. Over 200 enthusiastic volunteers await you to share their expertise and passion about the city! Make sure to register at least 10 business days in advance for a free 2-4 hour guided visit of Chicago.

Chicago InstaGreeter

Looking for more flexibility, or making plans to visit Chicago at the last minute? Let InstaGreeter take you on a free hour-long guided walk of downtown.

Millennium Park InstaGreeter will run through October 13, 2014. The one hour walks of the park will be conducted every day at 11:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., departing from the Chicago Cultural Center Visitor Information Center. Registration is not required.

Brews Cruise – new Chicago Tour to Microbreweries

Brews Cruise – new Chicago Tour to Microbreweries

beers milwaukee brat hausAre you a Beer Geek?  A novice, who wants to know more about how beer is made?  Choose a Brews Cruise – Chicago’s newest neighborhood tour to local micro-breweries.  More info at:Brews Cruise Chicago .

Wicker Park scene for Jennifer Hudson’s newest music video

An on-line newspaper, dnainfo.com, just posted that Milwaukee Avenue and many of the shops on it were recently backdrops for Jennifer Hudson’s newest video for “Walk it Out”. For more information here is a more recent article about the video: Walk it Out!

 

Visit Chicago Discover the World

Visit Chicago Discover the World

Where the world discovers Chicago

Where the world discovers Chicago

We love the tourists who love Chicago – here’s a few from some sunny, cold April days:

 

First Lady – Chicago Architecture River Boat Tours

Best view in the city!

Best view in the city!

We are proud to be connected to the Concierge program of the First Lady- the Chicago Architecture River Boat Tours – the best way to see Chicago.   Just ask at breakfast, but we can assist you with getting tickets (dock opens at 9 am daily) – even same day for tours on this most popular sightseeing tour in downtown Chicago.  Just ask staff at breakfast to assist you with tickets – you will need to pay a $10 deposit at the Two Urns and the balance of $29.43 is due at the dock when you pick up your tickets.

Wicker Park in top ten places for Millennials

One of our favorite lunch specials at $5.95 for 3 courses on Division Street a short walk from Two Urns.

One of our favorite lunch specials at $6.50 for 3 courses on Division Street a short walk from Two Urns.

Niche Ink just announced Chicago and Wicker Park neighborhood as the #4 on their list of places for Millennials to live.

25 Best Cities and Neighborhoods for Millennials

Just one more reason to stay in Wicker Park on your next visit to Chicago.  Our tip for the day:  The Bedford – a great lounge located in the safety deposit vault of a bank just 2 blocks from the Two Urns.  Stop by for a late night drink, have a little supper, enjoy all Wicker Park has to offer.

Do-Division Line up is announced

Great shopping just a short walk from Two Urns during the summer.

Great shopping just a short walk from Two Urns during the summer.

Don’t miss the local music scene – this summer starting with Do-Division, just a short walk from Two Urns. Check out details from this on-line article

Jukebox Opera at Blue Star Wine Bar – April 13th, 2014

Jukebox Opera at Blue Star Wine Bar – April 13th, 2014

jukebox opera
On Sunday, April 13 join in operatic fun at the Blue Star Bistro & Wine Bar for Opera Inter Alia’s “Jukebox Opera”! Located just 2 blocks from Two Urns at 1209 N. Noble Street you can easily find your home after a night out at the opera.
For those unfamiliar, Opera Inter Alia offers a harmonious blend of opera and standard songs – and, as always, finishes strong with a sing-along.
This month they are trying out a new concept – Jukebox Opera – whereby the audience chooses selections from their “jukebox list” to be performed live!
Come and join the fun!
For those of you that know Blue Star’s “Cindy” – she will be performing!
NO COVER CHARGE – just order from our menu and enjoy the music.
RESERVATIONS are highly recommended as our opera nights typically sell out!
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April’s No Fool Special 2014

April’s No Fool Special 2014

Blue skies and warm weather is headed to Chicago in April!

Blue skies and warm weather are headed to Chicago in April!

I always loved playing April Fool jokes on my mother, but now I do the reverse – the joke’s on me as Two Urns offers a great discount for the month of April.

Book any room on April 1st, 2014 for just $89 Sunday – Thursday or $99/night Friday/Saturdays  for any length of stay during the month of April – valid for any number of nights, but no other discounts are available on this great rate.   This is a one day wonder of a deal and it’s no joke.  So help us welcome the warmer winds of April (they just gotta be better than March) this April Fool’s Day.