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Reviewed 24 April 2015

This is the best B&B we've ever visited. We've been here several times, most of them spent in Grant's Room, our favorite, but recently stayed in Meiteny's Room which is also excellent. Julia is extremely talented in the two crucial areas for a successful B&B - interior design and decor and fabulous cooking skills. And, she has such a warm...

Thank CLGroskopf
Marion, Arkansas
Reviewed 16 April 2015 via mobile

My husband booked this lovely B&B for our mini-moon for a couple days after our wedding. The views are stunning, even before the trees have leaves. Mrs. Julia was such a wonderful hostess and Inn-keeper. The breakfast each morning were to die for and so big, we didn't even need lunch! This visit really recharged our batteries after all stresses...

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Reviewed 13 October 2014

This historic mansion and bed and breakfast has wonderful grounds, views that are breathtaking, and wonderful accommodations by a hostess who has southern charm and a sincere interest in her guests enjoying the experience. Our daughter had her wedding outside on the grounds overlooking the Shawnee Forest valley and then used the barn for the dance, etc. The facilities are...

1Thank Diann G
Reviewed 27 July 2014

After two nights at the Inn, my husband and I felt as though we had not only stayed in the room previously occupied by General Grant but that our souls had stepped back in time for a short while. The ambiance and grace of the home as well as our lovely hostess has not been equaled by other B&Bs. You...

Thank JanePLitchfield
Saint Louis, Missouri
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We have been staying with Julia at her lovely home since she began the biz. She is a spectacular hostess who throws the doors open and makes you feel like an old friend-and now she is a friend! We make the trip from St Louis several times a year. Her legendary breakfasts are past of the package too. The scenery...

1Thank Sarah S
Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Spent two nights at the Historic Bell Hill and it was AMAZING!! We stayed in the Ballroom which which is the on the top floor/loft area. There were 7 of us and there was plenty of space for all of us. It is the perfect place for a girls getaway! She makes the most amazing breakfast! She also knows the...

1Thank Cristi N
Sikeston, Missouri
Reviewed 21 July 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Bell Hill based on those reviews and ditto every comment. We enjoyed a bottle of wine on our private balcony over-looking the beautiful patio and grounds. We can understand why couples choose this B n B for their weddings. Miz Julia is charming, gracious and we enjoyed every conversation with her. We really can't include all our...

2Thank 700itchyfoot
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 July 2013

Spent the weekend at the Historic Bell Hill and this place is truly a gem. Upon arrival, you're greeted by a magnificent view. The first floor is impressive, really high ceiling and classic furnishing. The rooms are also spacious, well furnished and comfortable. And Julia is the best hostess ever, both breakfasts were incredibly delicious!!! hig

2Thank Alexandre F
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 24 June 2013

Historic Bell Hill is an AMAZING place! The B&B sits atop rolling hills surrounded by lush foliage nestled along Illinois wine trail! The history and vibe of the home tells you that everything Mrs. Julia does is with a true passion and the home is filled with years of history and love. The rooms are appointed with beautiful furnishings, cozy...

2Thank Jaime T
Glen Carbon, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 16 June 2013

We had such a wonderful stay at Bell Hill. Julia Todd is a gracious host and so welcoming to her home the Historic Bell Hill Bed and Breakfast. She is an excellent resource for what to do in the area, her recommendations were spot on. Breakfast was delicious and filling. After that breakfast we were certainly prepared to take on...

2Thank Debbi H

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Additional Information about Historic Bell Hill

Address: 333 Bell Hill Road, Cobden, IL 62920
Region: United States > Illinois > Cobden
Number of rooms: 5
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“All the rooms are wonderful. Grant's Room has a large beautiful bathroom attached thru a passage (former closet?)”
CLGroskopf, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All the bedrooms are roomy, decorated in the period of the civil war mansion, bathrooms are modern with lovely touches. Just a wonderful bed and breakfast. The hostess cooks a wonderful breakfast.”
  • Beautiful views of southern Illinois
592dianng, 13 Oct 2014 | Read review
“The Grant Room has a beautiful spacious bath.”
JanePLitchfield, 27 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We stay in the Metanie room-just off the balcony! Spectacular views of the Shawnee Forest and area.”
sarahsT8180FI, 6 Oct 2013 | Read review
“We reserved the entire home and all of the rooms and bathrooms are great!”
jaimet953, 24 Jun 2013 | Read review
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