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Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 4 April 2015

I stayed here with my family (college-aged daughters and parents) and had a great experience! The four of us were the only ones staying the night so Larry said we could use the main areas of the house as well to relax in. The house is beautiful with lots of antiques and art in the sitting and reading rooms. Also...

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Springfield, Illinois
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Gracious hospitality, fresh spring flowers, a bountiful breakfast, and amazing furnishings, including the "signature" Althorp Secretaire - all make this B&B one of our favorites. Our room, the Dunaven, offered an en suite bath with an oversized walk in shower and a Jacuzzi air tub for two.The Asian inspired accents were classical and offered a subtle ambiance to the traditional...

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Portage, Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Sidwell Friends B & B was just what I was looking for after a long day of travel and before the start of a hiking triad a great night of sleep in a comfy bed in a quiet location. The decor was tasteful and welcoming, the residential neighborhood charming, and the breakfast delicious and beyond adequate: fresh fruit, yogurt, ham,...

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Thank Jane C
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 16 November 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed a two evening stay at Sidwell Friends earlier this autumn. Our host Larry welcomed us to his home and provided us with every aspect of fulfillment for a wonderful stay. Our accommodations wanted for nothing,our bedroom and bath so inviting as to make it difficult to venture out. A Kuerig coffee maker just outside...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Sidwell Friends Bed and Breakfast is an absolute gem. The gracious owner/host Larry Sidwell has put incredible attention toward every detail into his beautiful home, and it shows. My room, the Pruett, was beautifully decorated and immaculate. Wifi, cable TV, CD player, lots of DVDs were available. The breakfasts--fresh fruit, yogurt, strata, orange mango juice, breakfast breads (among other selections)--were...

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Madison, WI
Reviewed 21 October 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...

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atlanta
Reviewed 12 October 2014

We needed a one night stay in Southern Illinois on our way south, we chose the Sidwell Friends Inn. Our host, Larry made our stay quite memorable. The beautifully restored 1920's home and grounds made our stay very special. Not a detail was ignored form the extra quality of the bedding and lush towels. The home was beautifully appointed with...

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Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

This was everything you expect from a b&b and more. Larry is a wonderful host. Every detail is attended to-the food was amazing, the sheets were so soft, the decorating superb, and every comfort provided. We highly recommend staying here!

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1Thank David K
Decatur, Illinois
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This was our third or fourth trip to Sidwell Friends, and I guarantee that we will return over and over again! The house is absolutely gorgeous. Larry (the innkeeper) has done an amazing job with the decorations and the atmosphere. It feels warm, quaint, and like a home away from home. He has also done a fantastic job of updating...

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West Calder
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We stayed in June and this was our second visit. What can I say, everything is fabulous and the Innkeeper's (Larry) attention to detail is second to none. The rooms are beautiful and filled with amazing antiques. The beds are really comfortable and the bedding is of the highest quality. Larry even supplies bathrobes, a selection of toiletries, a DVD...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $169 - $225 (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.”
 of 5 bubbles Motherroad, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“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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  • Handmade canopy over bed
  • 4 Poster bed
 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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