Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast

1812 Richview Rd , Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 USA (Show map)

About

A classic 1920's colonial. Tastefully decorated with antiques and fine reproductions including signature pieces from the "Althorp Living History" collection. Artwork, hardwoods, orientals, well-stocked book shelves, Jacuzzi air tub, heated tile bathroom floors, heated towel racks, Wi-Fi, HDTV, deck, and patio.

Reviews

Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room5.0
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Beautiful, elegant and wonderful

5 on April 02, 2016

My stay at Sidwell and friends although short was no less than a wonderful experience. I travel for work and stay in lots of hotels. This trip I decided to renew my love for Bed and Breakfasts. I chose to stay at Sidwell and friend from the description of your website. I love architecture, old homes and antiques. This bed and breakfast exceeded my expectations. The owner Larry was fantastic. He was so welcoming. Every detail was covered. My room was beautiful, comfortable and quiet. My breakfast was fit for a queen. I plan on staying at this B&B next time I'm traveling in that area!


2nd Year in-A-Row

5 on February 20, 2016

We have stayed in the Dunaven suite 2 years in a row. The warmth, comfort, charm and cleanliness of this home are outstanding. There is also a Keurig maker and snacks available 24/7. Numerous DVDs, CDs, magazines and a beautiful library. A lovely fresh breakfast before starting the day. Larry the owner is a perfect host! Would highly recommend this property.


exemplary B&B

4.6 on February 13, 2016

outstanding B&B in all respects - Larry is a wonderful host - I thoroughly recommend this B&B


Anniversary.

5 on October 24, 2015

We stayed there for our anniversary. It was easily the best bed and breakfast we had ever stayed in. Both the room and service were top notch.


In Mt. Vernon for business or pleasure

5 on August 11, 2015

Whether you are in Mt. Vernon for business or pleasure, Sidwell Friends is a delightful B & B and a great place to stay. We stayed for two nights and were treated to gracious hospitality in a beautiful tastefully decorated historic home. Larry is an attentive host and a very professional innkeeper and we especially enjoyed our conversations with him. The rooms are all wonderfully decorated with many antique furnishings. The bed was very comfortable and the large light filled bathroom sparkling clean with all the amenities you could want. Breakfast was exceptional both mornings with great food served in a lovely dining room on exquisite china. I highly recommend Sidwell Friends and can’t wait to return.


Lovely Stay

4.6 on June 02, 2015

My wife and I had a lovely one-night stay in The Dunaven. The decor was elegant, the room was very nice and clean, and our host was very friendly and helpful (and made a delightful french toast casserole). Would definitely stay there again if we were ever in the area!


Great Find in Southern Illinois

5 on May 25, 2015

My husband and I were attending a family event in the area and stayed at this B&B for two nights. We couldn't have asked for more. This is a gorgeous historic home with a winding tree lined drive. Each room is beautifully decorated. Our room featured a four poster bed with a very comfy mattress and soft sheets. We slept wonderful both nights. Our private bathroom was just steps away down the hall with a double vanity, heated floors and towel racks and big fluffy towels. Breakfast each morning consisted of fresh fruit, granola, yogurt and freshly baked breads with marmalade and Devonshire cream. The second course the first morning was a savory egg strata and the second morning baked French toast. My favorite breakfast item was the dark chocolate filled croissants!!! Larry is the ultimate host - very friendly and full of interesting stories. We highly recommend this B&B.


The Best of The Best!

5 on April 29, 2015

This is my fourth time staying with Larry. The property is beautiful, meticulously maintained and the rooms incredibly comfortable. Fantastic breakfast. But the highlight is Larry! Interesting, fun to talk to and a truly outstanding innkeeper! You won't be disappointed!


Wonderful, restful stay

4.4 on April 01, 2015

This was a wonderful stay. The proprietor was beyond helpful, breakfast was beautifully displayed and delicious. The rooms were exquisite.


Great host, great house!

5 on March 22, 2015

Lovely, beautifully decorated home. Larry was a great host, providing cold bottled water, a Keurig-machine and snacks upstairs near the bedrooms. Breakfast was tasty and fresh, too!


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Rooms & Rates

Dunaven

Our largest room. Lush carpet in the bedroom, oriental décor, flat screen TV, ceiling fans, thermostat controlled heat and AC. The large ensuite bath has heated tile floors, heated towel rack, a Jacuzzi "air" tub and a separate shower with six water flow options.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $174 - $174

Pruett

This room has a queen size canopy bed. The canopy was hand knotted by High Country Canopies in Creston, NC. The room has original hardwood floors that have been beautifully refinished. The room includes a loveseat featuring upholstery fabric by the renowned English designer, Andrew Martin. The private, hall bath has heated tile floors and heated towel rack with a tub/shower combination.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

Windsor

This room features two single beds. It has original hardwood floors that have been perfectly refinished. The room is classic colonial in style with crewel accents on draperies and accessories. The private bath (not shared) is just outside the door in the hall.There is a flat screen TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129 - $129

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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

Carbondale, IL (MDH-Southern Illinois) 90 miles

Directions to property:

From I64/57 take exit 95 (Il 15/Broadway). Turn east onto Broadway. Turn left (north) at 27th Street traffic light. Travel north on 27th Street to stop sign. Turn right (east) onto Richview Rd. Look for sign on left just before stop sign at 12th Street.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Religious Services, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fireplace, Library, Movie library, Parking, Telephone , DVD Library, "Royalty" Memory Foam Mattresses, Gilchrist and Soames Toiletries, HDTV, Luxury Bed Linens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4:00-10:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: No deposit
  • Cancellations: Seven day notice: full refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Larry Sidwell

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

No pets

About the innkeepers

Gardening, reading, movies, antiques.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00-10:00
  • Serving Location: Deck, Library, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian