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Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast

1812 Richview Rd , Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 USA (Show map)
4.9
117 Reviews
$120 - $160
per night

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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/towel racks, Wi-Fi, HDTV, deck, and patio.

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Overall
4.9

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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Dining4.9

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a perfect get away for our family

5 on November 26, 2014

The rooms were a feast for the eyes. We met two members of our family there for a get away couple of days. Larry Sidwell was a perfect host and we basically had the house to ourselves He had lots of little extras for us, like coffee, tea, bottled water, and snacks available at all times. He had wonderful suggestions for meals, and the breakfast in the dining room was delicious--French toast, fresh fruit, wonderful baked goods, ham, and yogurt. I definitely intend to go back.


An Unexpected Gem in Southern Illinois

5 on October 21, 2014

On a Monday night in early October we were the only guests. Larry welcomed us at the front door like old friends. He offered two breakfast options; French toast or strata. There was also fresh fruit, breakfast breads, granola and yogurt. Accommodations were immaculate and chemical-free, with no artificial scents. We slept well on an extremely comfy bed in the Pruett Room. Though it was at the front of the house, the room was very quiet. The bathroom is a short walk down the hall, just like at home. The next morning we visited the nearby Mitchell Museum at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts. Their remarkable permanent art collection includes works by Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, John Singer Sargent and more. --Travelers from Madison, Wisconsin


Relaxing and Restful

5 on October 19, 2014

We stayed here as a stopover on a trip to Ohio. We stayed two different nights and both were great. The room was very comfortable and relaxing. It was just what we needed after driving in the car for 8 hours. The house itself was very clean and well decorated as well as cozy. My husband enjoyed taking his early morning tea out on the back deck and patio. Mr. Sidwell was very friendly and saw to all of our needs and served a wonderful breakfast at the time of our request. When traveling this way I can see us stopping in again.


Outstanding!

5 on October 14, 2014

Another great visit at Sidwell Friends. The Inn is magnificent in every way. Larry will make you feel as if you are returning home for a long awaited visit. Thanks for such a wonderful moment in time.

Innkeeper Response
So great to see you both once again. It's always a pleasure visiting with you and comparing notes on restaurants, B&Bs, and travel in general. Looking forward to your next visit.


The Very Best!

5 on October 02, 2014

We are traveling across the country, from west to east and back again. We have stayed at quite a few B&B's, as you can imagine, but none as well appointed, comfortable, and - well - just fabulous as this one. Sidwell Friends will now be the bellwether of B&B's, from which we will measure all of our stays. Tough act to follow!

Innkeeper Response
Thanks for the kind words! The pleasure was all mine. And, best of luck on the rest of your incredible journey!


Outstanding Bed and Breakfast

5 on September 10, 2014

The Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast was outstanding. The home is beautifully decorated and the guest rooms very spacious and well appointed with thoughtful and cozy touches such as extra terry robes, a quality assortment of bed and bath products, chocolate and snack items, and a video library. The proprietor, Larry is very warm and personable, and makes each guest feel at home. The restaurant quality breakfast was absolutely superb. We highly recommend this Bed and Breakfast establishment!! Denny and Lisa Hall


great place all around

4.8 on August 12, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed our stay here. It's tucked away in a little town of southern Illinois. The rooms and bathrooms are kept very clean and there are a handful of amenities available. The food was also wonderful. We will definitely consider returning if we are ever back this way.


Charming and Comfortable!

5 on August 08, 2014

We recently stayed at Sidwell Friends Bed & Breakfast, and were thoroughly pleased with every aspect of our stay. The house is skillfully decorated, very clean, and everything was comfortable. Larry is an excellent host and a pretty amazing cook! We highly recommend a stay at this lovely home.


Awesome B & B

5 on July 28, 2014

This is our 3rd time in the past year to stay at Sidwell Friends B&B. Beautiful home and gardens, delicious gourmet breakfasts and Larry Sidwell is the best inn keeper there is! Dunaven room is so luxurious with a bathroom that rivals a 5-star hotel! A must stay if you're in the area. We will be back again and again.


Girl's weekend retreat

5 on June 06, 2014

My mother, my two sisters and myself look for a destination each May to get away from it all. This year we chose Sidwell Friends B&B and we had an absolutely great time. We stayed up late and played games in the study, enjoyed an evening snack and a delicious breakfast. The linens were the finest I have ever slept on. The entire home was very clean, and decorated with class and sophistication. It was like staying at a 5 star hotel...except, Larry made us feel like friends, not just guests. He shared history of the Sidwell family, his amazing book collection and even some cleaning tips he uses to keep the B&B in such great condition. Thank you for your hospitality Larry. May you be blessed for your gracious and generous service to your guests/friends. Lisa Dittmer, MO


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 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

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Desk, Fireplace, Library, 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, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Sailing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

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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: First Night
  • Cancellations: Seven day notice: full refund.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Larry Sidwell

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Gardening, reading, movies, antiques.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full or Continental

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Details

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

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