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Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast

Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 USA (Show map)
4.9
111 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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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


We will return to this Gem!

4.6 on May 26, 2014

This B&B was furnished with the most beautiful pieces. Larry was such a gracious host; we feel like we've made a new friend. The linens and towels were luxurious. Everything had just the extra little touch to make us feel welcomed and pampered. We liked the off street parking, the bottled water that was provide, the keurig coffee maker available any time, the comfy robes, bath salts, and the deck that we relaxed on in the afternoon sun. The ambiance was romantic. The breakfast was different each morning, as was the china breakfast was served on! I can't wait to return and see this gorgeous home during the Christmas season!! Thank you, Larry for making our little get-away so lovely!!!!


A first class bed and breakfast

5 on May 11, 2014

I didn't really know what to expect other than reading the positive reviews of Sidwell Bed and Breakfast two weeks before. I was was warmly greeted by Larry Sidwell the Innkeeper who was fine with me arriving mid afternoon to check in so that I could do some computer work from his home while traveling on business. His home was very well furnished along with a beautiful outdoor patio. I loved my room upstairs although it was the smallest of the three is was perfect for me. Comfortable bed, beautiful bathroom and delicious breakfast. I really can't wait to go back. Larry was thoughtful and gracious and I truly felt comfortable in the beautiful historic home. You must come!


The best we have stayed at

5 on March 01, 2014

We stayed one night and found Larry to be a delightful host. This is the best B & B we have every stayed at. Food was great. We had absolutely no complaints. A++


A Well Appointed Home of Warmth and Hospitality

5 on February 17, 2014

The home sits grandly on the grounds of it's corner lot surrounded by picket fence and lovely landscaping. Larry was very accommodating and welcoming as he showed us his home and made dinner recommendations. Our Room was large, filled with art, antiques, books, music and a wonderful king bed with soft as silk sheets and fluffy pillows. The ensuite bath shined in chrome appointments, the heated floor and towel rack also added luxury. We loved both the shower and the air bubble bath. Robes, soaps, and lots of amenities in or just outside our room...chocolates, water, coffee all made us feel pampered. We wish were not just traveling through to another destination because the vast library and wonderful sitting areas inside and outside the home would be the perfect getaway for us. We didn't get to enjoy the garden because of the time of year but it looked like in bloom it would be an inviting spot for the late morning or afternoon. Breakfast was full of flavors, textures and colors...more than we could have asked for. Thank you Larry for a wonderful stay at your Bed & Breakfast!


Upscale charm - warmth - attention to detail

5 on January 31, 2014

We loved our stay at this very special home. The decor is stunning, the rooms immaculate and overall experience memorable! Larry is a wonderful host. He has considered every possible guest need and provided rooms which delight in every respect. We recommend this special property without reservation. BUT, you should make a reservation...!


Absolutely the BEST!!!

5 on January 23, 2014

My sister and I stayed here for a long weekend recently and it was wonderful. Larry is a great innkeeper and made us feel so welcome. The inn is beautiful, the food is amazing and Sidwell's is a little piece of heaven. The heated floors in the private bathroom are a real treat and it is convenient to everything. Absolutely a great three days - we didn't want to leave. If you are travelling through the area don't miss this little piece of heaven. Thanks Larry for such a relaxing time. (SH in Missouri)


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Location

Location Type

Small town

Airport

St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

I70 east to I64 east (Illinois). I64 to Mt. Vernon (Exit 95).

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
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • 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

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

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