GPS Note: Use 333 Bell Hill Road, Cobden. Il. 62920 for GPS location.
Historic Bell Hill Bed & Breakfast is located in the heart of Shawnee Hills Wine Country, and presents the most breath-taking panoramic views imaginable. Our Historic Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the Shawnee National Forest, and makes the perfect place for a romantic getaway. This “home away from home” is a true southern belle. Our mission is to ensure your time with us brings you the utmost in relaxation! One may enjoy the tranquility of sipping a local wine on the balcony, while watching the sunset highlight the Bald Knob Cross in the distance. Our recently landscaped patio offers serene places to drink your coffee, read a book, or watch the deer grazing nearby. In the morning, you will dine on fine china enjoying a delicious southern style breakfast. You may choose to head out to the nearby wineries (Alto Vineyards, Lincoln Heritage, Rustle Hill, Star View, Blue Sky, or any of the other Southern IL Wineries located on the Shawnee Wine Trail). Plan a hike through the towering limestone bluffs of majestic Giant City Park, the Little Grand Canyon, or the Garden of the Gods. Other activities include horseback riding, fishing, visiting the Cache River Wetlands (great for canoeing and bird watching), water-skiing, and swimming. One might enjoy stopping by the local antique shops, biking, or running the River to River Marathon.
Guests can take their pick between many great restaurants in the area. Whether you visit the eclectic Yellow Moon, the famous Palace Pizzaria in Cobden, the Brick House Grill in Anna, or the Blue Boar, you are sure to have delicious food and great live music!
The area of the Shawnee National Forest is known to have to some of the most flourishing apple and peach orchards in the country. In the summer and fall, guests enjoy incredible peach and apple cobbler with fresh fruit right off the trees of Flamm’s Orchard. Historic Bell Hill Bed & Breakfast is located within 18 miles of Carbondale, home of Southern Illinois University (p.s. if you have a student attending SIUC, they are always invited to enjoy breakfast with you at no charge). It is an easy drive from Chicago, St. Louis, Evansville, or Nashville, TN.
This Bed & Breakfast is the perfect destination for family reunions, unforgettable outdoor/indoor weddings, or just the perfect intimate weekend for two. After sipping local wines by the fireplace, and Stargazing on the balcony, you will be eager to retire to one of our elegant bedrooms with its own private bath! Whether you are planning a big event or just needing one room, we will be sure to make your visit a memory to treasure. Reserve your room below, or call Julia for more information, rates, specials, or any questions you might have about the area! We look forward to pampering you!
Commanding a view as far as the eye can see, one seems transported back in time, feeling the presence of the ages. Come experience the history, romance, genteel graciousness of this True Southern Belle.
This historic bed and breakfast, located on top of an amazing hillside, in beautiful Union County, Illinois, just outside of Cobden, is bursting with rich history and gorgeous panoramic views. Reserve your room below or call your host, Julia, today, for more information, rates, specials and more!
Union County Chamber of Commerce
Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association
Shawnee Hill Wine Trail Bed & Breakfast Association