The Emil Bach House is an exclusive property where every guest reservation is both important and special to us. Please know that we have changed our cancellation policies to assist you during this uncertain time, as we understand that you may need to alter or cancel your plans based on the needs of family and friends in your group. Our policy of 60 days’ notice for cancellations has been changed to 14 DAYS’ NOTICE FOR A FULL REFUND, for all vacation rental stays. This policy will stay in place until further notice.

Fifty percent (50%) of your total invoice will billed at the time your reservation is made. The remainder of your invoice will be billed on the day of your arrival. Rates/policies are subject to change. Rates may vary during high impact periods, special events, and holidays. Tax rate is 20.89% total for both State & City taxes.

All overnight guests must be registered for security purposes. More than 6 guests on the property constitutes an event, and a contract will be required.

We do allow children. Please be aware that Emil Bach is a historic home. Children must be closely supervised.

Check-in: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Check-in must be arranged in advance with our Hospitality staff. Please call 773-654-3959 to schedule.

Check-out: 11:00 AM.

Late check-out may be requested; additional charges may apply.

Your stay includes exclusive use of the gardens and grounds, including the Japanese Tea House on the property. Please no smoking in the tea house at any time!

Absolutely No Smoking inside the house; however designated outdoor smoking areas are available. Please ask staff for locations. No illegal drugs allowed on premises.

No Pets. Local lodging for your beloved pets is available; please call us at 773-654-3959 for a list.

Garage parking is included in your stay, for two vehicles. Additional street parking is free, but availability is limited. An affordable parking garage with 24/hour security is located just 1.5 blocks from Emil Bach.

Lost keys will be billed at $25.00 per set.

Lost garage door openers will be billed at $40.00 per item.

Our fireplace is available for an additional charge of $ 100.00 for 4 hours, and must be scheduled in advance. We will supply the wood, start your fire, and ensure that the fire is extinguished properly. Your safety is important to us! Emil Bach House is a very important Chicago landmark, and we must ensure your safety as well as that of the home.

Additional Policies & Guidelines will be provided once you arrive. We will also go over safety information with you.


Gift certificates must be presented at check-in along with a valid driver’s license. Gift certificates are not transferable. Gift certificates cannot be redeemed for cash.

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