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Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast

1812 Richview Rd
Mount Vernon IL 62864
(618) 691-8742
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Innkeepers: Larry Sidwell

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Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast in Mount Vernon, Illinois was built in the 1920’s but provides all the comforts of 21st century. Our inn offers comfortable accommodations so guests can explore nearby Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, local wineries, golf courses and Rend's Lake with boating, fishing, swimming and more.

It's perfect for a fun weekend with friends, a romantic getaway, a cozy overnight with family or a comfortable stay for the business traveler. Our guests have described their experience to what one would expect at a "Five Star Boutique Hotel".

Located among towering trees and stately homes, just a few of blocks away from the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, and twenty miles from the Rend Lake Recreation Complex, you can follow your heart's desires. From boating, water skiing, hiking, golfing, to just reading and relaxing, there are endless possibilities!

In the mornings, you will wake up to a choice of either a continental or a delicious home-cooked breakfast.
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Antique Shops Antiquing Beach Biking
Boating Fishing Golfing Hiking
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Air Conditioned Alarm Clock Antiques Desk
DVD Fireplace in Common Area Hairdryer Ironing Board
Jacuzzi/Hot Tub in Room King Bed Library Parking
Queen Bed Turndown Service TV in Common Area TV in Room
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Continental Breakfast Full Breakfast

The guests have the option of a continental or full breakfast.

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Children: Not Suitable For Children
Childcare: No
No Pets Allowed
Pets Living At Inn: No
Smoking: No
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Posted By Kraig Tomiser on 10/05/2013
Unquestionably the best Bed and Breakfast we have experienced. The house: wonderful upgrades and amenities with an incredible mix of furniture and decor both interior and exterior (clean and tidy). The breakfast: well prepared, nicely presented and tasty. The host: very personable, interesting and humble. Our only disappointment is the fact that we stayed for just one night. Excellent!
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Posted By Carrie on 08/29/2013
Sidwell Friends B&B is exactly what we envisioned as the ultimate. Elegant decor with many antigues yet all modern conveniences. The food was wonderful and we felt as though Larry Sidwell was a friend by time we left. We would recommend a trip to Mt. Vernon just to stay at the B&B.
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Posted By Sharon Boatman on 08/28/2013
What a beautiful, elegant bed and breakfast. From the minute Larry opened the door for us, we were going 'wow' at every turn. This bnb is definately elegant, warm, welcoming and very comfortable. And Larry's hospitality and history of the BnB and Sidwell and Friends was very informative and interesting. A 'must stay' if you are traveling thru or to the Mt. Vernon area. Sharon & Van
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Posted By dcam on 01/05/2013
My wife and I have always wanted to check this B&b out being as Mt Vernon is my hometown. What a fantastic B&B. We have stayed at several, this one by far is the most delightful we have stayed at. Larry's dedication to his business is quite evident and shows in every detail of the house - from the well stocked library, to the snacks, to the gourmet breakfast, this B&B will dazzle you.
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Posted By Terry & Judi on 01/04/2013
This B&B is a gem, a jewel in southern Illinois. The decor is excellent, the rooms are wonderful. Especially the heated bath floor and the warm towels. TV and DVD player in the room. Kurig right there with chocolates and snacks. Breakfast was delight, healthy and filling. Larry is a caring, warm host. We will be back the next time we visit Cedarhurst and/or Mt. Vernon.
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Posted By Monika Sudakov on 09/05/2011
Our second stay with Larry at Sidwell and Friends. Easily the most elegant and well appointed bnb we have ever stayed at. His attention to every detail is just spectacular. From the fluffy towels to the towel warmers to the cleanliness, this bnb appeals to the most discriminating traveler. Breakfast is filling and tasty and there are snacks and beverages upstairs in the common area. And the bed, easily the most comfortable bed we have ever slept in. Need I say more?? We look forward to going back soon.
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Posted By Lynn McCreery on 06/12/2011
The Best Bed In The State Of Illinois - My fourth visit to Sidwell & Friends B&B was shared with friends from Northern Ireland and a newly married couple. It was a merry group all around, and the ambience and service at this Mt. Vernon B&B is always first class. But this time, I did something completely new. I stayed in the Pruett room, which is beautifully decorated in gold and royal blue with framed prints of the Mayflower and the Santa Maria. The centerpiece of the room is the most luxurious canopied bed with mile high mattresses. The canopy was hand-knotted in coastal North Carolina, and is a wonder to behold on a four-poster bed of the highest quality oak. A little foot stool is available to climb up into the bed, and once in you never want to leave! I felt like a queen or an aristocratic lady from the Old South, and what sweet dreams one has in a bed like this. Breakfast the next morning was served in two major courses with a fresh variety of berries, cereals, and the most delicious breads: chocolate, banana nut, and blueberry. The second course was a delicious basil strada and country ham with a choice of juices. Everyone had seconds because breakfast was so tasty and delightful. Sidwell & Friends is my second home, and now (courtesy of innkeeper Larry Sidwell) I can say I have slept in the very best bed in the State of Illinois!
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Posted By Lynn McCreery on 04/28/2011
We have been three times lucky staying at Sidwell & Friends Bed & Breakfast! We have visited in three different seasons, and each time we go, there are special garden, outdoor, and interior decorating touches. Larry Sidwell has created a luxury B&B in the heart of Mount Vernon in this carefully restored small mansion not far from Interstate highways 57 and 64. The inn is near the highways, but miles away in accoutrements, service, comfort, and quiet. Interesting dining options we enjoyed this time were really excellent Chinese food delivered to our door from Mt. Vernon’s China Buffet one evening and a catered event with several courses by Cindi Peterman catering. Being served with at a lovely decorated table with full silver service both nights made our dinners very special! Larry Sidwell’s level of service is what one would expect from a concierge in a five star hotel, and his delicious multi-course breakfasts are beautifully served with antique china and crystal. The art and antiques in this B&B will impress even the most discerning collector, and the library is full of best-sellers, biographies, and the classics. We are so comfortable at Sidwell & Friends that it is always hard to leave!
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Posted By Brian & Lynn on 02/28/2011
We are looking forward to our next visit to Sidwell & Friends in October. We couldn't even wait a year to go back! So wonderful is the hospitality, decor, food, and conversation. Larry Sidwell is the consumate host. He has personally seen to every detail in restoring this historic property, and attends to his guests with the individual service only available in boutique hotels or from an experienced concierge. He introduced us to the 9th Street Restaurant, which has an amazing wine list and menu. Sidwell & Friends is putting the "King City" back on the map!
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Posted By annabord on 02/24/2011
What a lovely Bed and Breakfast! Beautiful house, great host, fantastic guest rooms and wonderful breakfast. Larry was most kind in giving us a history of not only the house by the "Sidwell" family. He was so free with his time in sharing the history and his story about becoming a innkeeper. We totally enjoyed our stay. The place to stay if you are visiting or just driving thru Mt Vernon, Illinois.
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