Historic Bell Hill Bed and Breakfast
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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 and genteel graciousness of this true Southern Belle.
On a hill in Union County, Illinois, just outside of Cobden, stands a home with a story embroidered into the fabric of the rural landscape it dominates. Like traveling to a different time, each day spent in this home resonates the rich history of the land and the people who loved it. Only a few families have owned Bell Hill over the last century. James Bell, the original owner, made a fortune in timber. Just after the Civil War, the growing towns and cities needed trainloads of lumber to satisfy the need. Mr. Bell met the demand with logs cut from vast tracts of southern Illinois forests which fed into his saw mills. The need was so great that at least one carload of Bell lumber was hooked to every northbound train. As you can imagine, Bell Hill has many stories. Julia invites you to experience the beautiful mansion and hear more about its fascinating past.
Historic Bell Hill Bed and Breakfast with its beautiful grounds and breathtaking view is the perfect place for small indoor weddings and large outdoor weddings!
Historic Bell Hill is the perfect place for large and small outdoor weddings or if you prefer a more intimate setting indoors is available for smaller weddings. Catering services are available. We are booking weddings now for 2011 and 2012, please call soon to book your date.
You may wish to consider Historic Bell Hill for your Bridal Shower or Groomsmen's Breakfast or Luncheon... Lets not forget the parents, they may need a little pampering as well. A weekend at Historic Bell Hill would be an unforgetable thank you gift for mom and dad.
Don't overlook the Honeymoon, make plans for an extended stay on Bell Hill. (stay more than 3 nights and the room will be discounted to $100.00 a night which still includes your outhern style breakfast.)
There is plenty of activities and attractions nearby the Historic Bell Hill Bed and Breakfast. Below is an abbreviated list of activities, for more information and links to the activities seen below, please visit the Local Cobden Activities page of our website.
- Vineyards and Wineries
- Theater / Playhouse / Symphonies
- Tourism Guides and Events
- Canoe / Kayak / Boat Rentals
- Rock Climbing
- Orchards and Farms
- Places To Dine