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​ATTENTION!!!  After 13 years on this grand ride, I have decided the time is right to close the B&B. Confirmed, 2021 reservations will be honored, but no new reservations are being accepted.   My heartfelt thanks to all the guests that have made this the adventure of a lifetime.  Godspeed! 

Sidwell Friends is an intimate (three room), Five Star Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of Southern Illinois at the Crossroads of I-64 and I-57.

The home was built in the 1920’s but provides the accommodations of the 21st century. It's perfect for a romantic getaway, a fun weekend with friends, a comfortable stay for the business traveler, or simply a pampered alternative to the oh, so routine hotel scene. 

Guests have compared their experience at Sidwell Friends to what one would expect at a plush Boutique Hotel only with more personal attention.

Located among stately homes and towering trees, just a couple of blocks away from the Cedarhurst Center for the Arts, and twenty miles from the Rend Lake Recreation Complex, you can do what your heart desires-----from enjoying the more than 70 major sculptures on the grounds of Cedarhurst as well as the rotating exhibits in the museum's several galleries to boating, water skiing, hiking, biking and golfing at Rend Lake.  

And each morning you'll be greeted with a full, deliciously cooked breakfast!  For more information or to book a stay, contact us today.                                                                    
Note:  A mature English Bulldog is in the house.  She does not have access to the second floor where the guest rooms are located, nor does she have the "run of the house".

Bed and Breakfast

Sidwell Friends
  1812 Richview Rd.
Mt. Vernon,  IL 62864
  Call 618-691-8742 

                   New England Charm                                            in the Heart of the Midwest

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