Ken Knudson started Sybaris in 1974 as a luxury resort for couples. Named after the Italian city of luxury and sensuous pleasure, the concept evolved when Ken and his wife were attracted to a romantic bedroom set and installed it in their house. His wife’s friends loved it and remarked how they wished to have such a romantic place hidden away from their kids and in laws. Ken was quick to realize the absence of privacy and seclusion in a couple’s life and since then, for more than four decades his concept, Sybaris has been providing couples with a much-needed place to escape.
What can you expect at Sybaris?
Recipient of the International Award of Excellence for being the Best Romantic Getaway in the United States, Sybaris is present across five locations in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indianapolis. The different kinds of suites and amenities that Sybaris offers are:
- Chalet Swimming Pool Suite - Multi levels of luxury with a private garage, private 22' swimming pool heated to a cosy 90-92 degrees, bedroom loft with 10' waterslide, tropical waterfall, soothing hot tub, misting steam room, cosy fireplace and massage chair. (Available at Frankfort- Illinois, Northbrook-Illinois, Mequon-Wisconsin, and Indianapolis-Indiana)
- Majestic Swimming Pool Suite- More spacious than the paradise swimming pool suite, private 22' swimming pool heated to a cosy 90-92 degrees, tropical waterfall, soothing whirlpool tub, misting steam room, cosy fireplace and massage chair. (Available at all locations)
- Paradise Swimming Pool Suite- Private 16' swimming pool heated to a cosy 90-92 degrees, tropical waterfall, soothing hot tub, misting steam room, cosy fireplace and massage chair. (Available at all locations)
- Swim Spa Suite- 13' therapy pool with jets and seats like a hot tub at one end and a swim jet at the deeper end, steam shower with body jets, cosy fireplace and massage chair. (Available only at Northbrook-Illinois)
- Deluxe Whirlpool Suite- More spacious than the classic whirlpool, 5'x7' soothing whirlpool tub, misting steam room, cosy fireplace, massage chair. (Available at all locations)
- Classic Whirlpool Suite- 4'x6' soothing whirlpool tub, cosy fireplace, love swing. (Available at Northbrook-Illinois, Downers Grove-Illinois, and Mequon- Wisconsin) (Love swings available exclusively in the Classic Whirlpool Suite at Downers Grove)
- Country Whirlpool Suite- 4'x6' soothing whirlpool tub, ben franklin fireplace, country style furniture with a queen size bed and patio with adjacent courtyard.(Available at Mequon- Wisconsin)
- Booking Options - According to your convenience you can select from multiple reservation options such as the Overnight Getaway (6pm to 11am), the Afternoon Getaway (12.30pm -4.30pm), the Multinight Getaway or the Overnight Afternoon Getaway (6pm to 3pm).
Not only are online booking options available on the Sybaris website, but also several Sybaris coupons are available on Chamelionjohn.com that give attractive discounts on your bookings. All you need to do is use the Sybaris coupon code at the time of booking.
Sybaris operates not as a hotel but as a private club. The membership can be purchased with the first reservation. There are two kinds of memberships – the Annual and the VIP. Under the Annual membership, members receive special discounts on bookings and special prices on romantic gifts. With the VIP membership the couples can also get a free afternoon extension with every Overnight Getaway.