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Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent one evening & night here & it was perfectly peaceful! We were looking for a quite respite before heading to a cryogenics conference in Nashville & I couldn't have designed a more wonderful stay! Breakfast was superb & it was very hard to leave in the morning!

Thank Clark I
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent three days in Mount Vernon on business and google helped me find this treasure of a Bed and Breakfast. I consider myself a connoisseur of Bnb 's, having stayed in about 100 of them in addition to Airbnb's as well as 4-5 star hotels. I was more than impressed by innkeeper Larry's warmth, attention to detail, elegance of... More 

Thank annafumd
Larry S, Owner at Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Anna, you are too kind! I greatly appreciate the wonderful review. All I can say is that great guests bring out the best in me. I'm so happy you had an enjoyable experience and I look forward to your next visit. Until then, take care. More 

Cartersville, Georgia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Sidwell Friends B&B has everything from A to Z to make your stay one you shall always remember. One of the most immaculate and beautifully decorated B&B's we've ever visited. Our visit was short but certainly look forward to staying here in the future. Also, Larry prepares a wonderful breakfast.

Thank 70Edmund
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

It’s been almost a month since we stayed at Sidwell Friends (July 13, 2016) and while our trip might quickly be fading into a distant memory, our visit with Larry at his beautiful bed and breakfast is not. Sidwell Friends was a most welcome respite during our road trip! Larry has thought of every detail to make your stay as... More 

1 Thank Hollyhouse180
Larry S, Owner at Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this wonderful review! I always appreciate positive feedback. It was a pleasure hosting you and perhaps your future travels will bring you through Southern Illinois again. We can hope... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We were weary travelers on the interstate & could not go any further. Larry's bed and breakfast in Mount Vernon Illinois gratefully had an empty room. The house is spotless, filled with cared for antiques,a canopied bed in our room and plenty of places to restore ones soul. Larry can put out a lovely breakfast and is fascinating to talk... More 

1 Thank Vivian B
Windyville, Missouri
1 review
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Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I were traveling home from a trip to Virginia Beach, VA and were desperately in need of some relaxation. I found this wonderful Bed and Breakfast home by accident online and instantly fell in love with it. Not only did every single person leave an amazing review, but I loved the look of the home as well.... More 

1 Thank NobleSoles
Larry S, Owner at Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Steve and Erin, It was a true pleasure meeting you and being your host here in Mt. Vernon! Your kind and very gracious review is much appreciated. More 

Chesterfield, Missouri
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Reviewed 27 September 2015

We spent five very pleasant nights at Sidwell Friends B&B while doing genealogy research in Mount Vernon. The house is beautifully restored and furnished with antiques. The host's collection is extensive. There's something fascinating around every corner. Yet the home has all the amenities - WiFi, flat screen TV, heated bath floors, and so forth. We stayed in the suite,... More 

1 Thank TomInMo
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28 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

My wife and I stayed here two nights while doing some family history research in Jefferson County. Weren’t sure what to expect when we booked it, but were pleasantly surprised. The owner/host, Larry Sidwell, is a pleasant and friendly gentleman, and a great host. The breakfasts he prepared for us were excellent. The house has just three guest rooms, which... More 

1 Thank Roadman58
Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We had a delightful stop over in Mt Vernon, IL at Sidwell Friends B&B. Classic older home, very comfortable room, pleasant decor, very good breakfast and most helpful host. Would stay there again. Limited # of rooms so book early.

Thank John M
Barrington, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 August 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.... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sidwell Friends is an intimate B & B with the character and amenities of a boutique hotel----antiques, artwork, hardwoods, orientals, well stocked book shelves, Jacuzzi Air Tub, heated tile floors and towel racks, WiFi, deck, and patio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast

Address: 1812 Richview Rd, Mount Vernon, IL 62864-2883
Region: United States > Illinois > Mount Vernon
Price Range: ₹ 8,182 - ₹ 10,910 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Book early”
 of 5 bubbles annafumd, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They are all very nice, so you can't go wrong.”
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“We recommend the Dunaven, a large corner room with a terrific en suite bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles InnkeeperGwenn, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“there are 3 rooms and all are excellent.”
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 of 5 bubbles pinklady980, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
“If staying more than one night - may want to reserve the larger room.”
 of 5 bubbles John662, 20 Jun 2014 | Read review
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