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Health Care Workers Can Get A Free Stay At Rogers Park’s Historic Lang House. Here’s How

The historic mansion sleeps 14 and comes with a sauna and a two-level deck.

The Lang House is raffling off four free stays for local health care workers.
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ROGERS PARK — Know of any health care workers who could use a staycation at a historic, lakefront-adjacent mansion in Rogers Park? Here’s your chance to give them — and up to 13 guests — a free chance to do just that.

The Lang House Chicago, a 1919 lakefront mansion at 7421 N. Sheridan Rd., is giving away four, one-night stays at the historic manor. The raffle is open to health care workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’ve been thinking of ways to be of more service to our community,” said Carmen Korleski, director of hospitality operations at the Lang House. “Health care workers, they’re on the frontlines. Anything we can do to help them recover, we’ll do.”

The Lang House is accepting nominations for the giveaway until June 19. Four winners will be picked at random, according to the rental property. The four winners will be selected on June 22.

Winners of the giveaway will be able to bring up to 13 guests to stay in the Prairie-style mansion that comes with two levels of outdoor deck, a sauna and a historically preserved interior featuring decorative windows and ornate wood finishings. For groups that are non-familial, the maximum number of guests is 10, Korleski said.

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The living room of the Lang House. [Courtesy Lang House Chicago]

Lang’s sister vacation rental, the eco-friendly Lincoln Way Inn located in Franklin Grove, is also giving away four free nights to health care workers.

The Lang House sits next to the Emil Bach House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home that was restored in 2014 and also operates as a vacation rental. Both homes are turn-of-the-century mansions built as lakefront estates, before Rogers Park was incorporated into the city and the surrounding lakefront filled in. The homes are located a half block from Fargo Beach.

The Lang House, Lincoln Way Inn and Emil Bach House are owned by Col. Jennifer Pritzker’s TAWANI Enterprises. She is the cousin of Gov. JB Pritzker.

The contest is open only to health care workers aged 18 or older and living in Illinois, Korleski said. That’s to help the business comply with stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines.

The three rental properties owned by TAWANI are closed during the pandemic. The homes will open in accordance with the state and city’s phased re-openings, Korleski said.

Winners will be able to book stays once the homes reopen. Once the lodges are open, there will be 24-hour periods between stays to allow for thorough cleanings, Korleski said.

To nominate a health care worker for a free stay, click here.

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