Oxbow Bed & Breakfast

3967 State Route 13/127, Pinckneyville, Illinois 62274
Innkeeper(s): Peggy Doughty
  • Introduction

    Welcome to the Oxbow Bed and Breakfast. We are conveniently located on 10 private acres, only 1 mile South of Perry County Courthouse on Route 13/127 in Pinckneyville, Illinois.

    The home was built in 1929 and converted to a bed and breakfast by the proprietors Peggy, and the late, Dr. Al Doughty in 1985. Our namesake comes from Al’s hobby of upcycling old barn wood materials. One of his most unique creations, the Oxbow bed (featured in select rooms), is a massive bed frame constructed from old barn timbers, that combines it’s design with an Oxbow to create a serene retreat for your stay.

    During your stay, relax in your room featuring  an eclectic mix of antique furnishings, private bath, cable television, WIFI, and queen sized bed (except 1 king w/option of 2 twin). Enjoy the warm hospitality and make yourself at home in this peaceful country casual retreat.

    Common areas enjoyed by guests include:

    -Dining room

    -Music room


    -Pool table

    -Living room

    -Outdoor patio

    -Covered porches

    Awake to a hearty hot breakfast offered in the dining room between 7am and 9am.

  • Things to Do & Places to See in Southern Illinois...

    -Pyramid State Park, Illinois’ largest State park- 7miles

    -Du Quoin State Fairgrounds- 14 miles

    -World Shooting and Recreational Complex in Sparta, IL -26 miles

    -Rend Lake 27 miles

    -Kinkaid Lake- 30 miles

    -Carbondale, IL – 30 miles

    -Wine trails- 35 miles

    -Southern Illinois Art and Artisan Center

    -Bald Knob Cross

    -Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

    -Fort Kaskaskia

    -Crab Orchard Lake and Wildlife Refuge

    -Fort de Chartres State Park

    -Shawnee National Forest

    Scratch Brewery

  • Popular Annual Events and Attractions

    -Rural Heritage Museum

    -Jail Museum

    -Pinckneyville municipal pool-Memorial Day until Labor Day

    -Perry County Fair-June

    -American Thresherman’s Association – 3rd week August & October

    -Mardi Gras Halloween Parade –late October

    -Perry County Fairgrounds

    -Pinckneyville City Lake

    -Red Hawk Golf Course

    -Pyramid State Park

  • Pinckneyville Activities

    -walking trails





    -horseback riding trails




    -hunting (deer and waterfowl)

    -enjoying the relaxed serenity of a small town

  • How to Find Us

    Interstate 57

    1. Exit #77 Sesser-IL 154W to Pinckneyville
    2. Left on IL 13/127,
    3. 1.1 miles south of Perry county courthouse on the Right side. (27 miles total)

    Interstate 64

    1. Exit #50 Nashville,
    2. take Hwy 127 South to Pinckneyville
    3. continue 1.1 miles South on Highway 13/127 we're on the right side. (22 miles total)

    Interstate 55N via Cape Girardeau

    1. Exit 93B/US-61
    2. Right on MO-34E/MO 74E/Shawnee Parkway
    3. Continue on IL-146E
    4. Left on IL 146E/IL3,
    5. Right on IL 146E,
    6. Left on IL 127North
    7. Continue North on IL 127/13W located on the left. (68 miles)

    From World Shooting Complex in Sparta, IL

    1. Right on Hwy 18,
    2. L on IL 4N,
    3. Right on IL 13E,
    4. Right on highway 13/127 continue 1.1 miles, located on the right. (27 miles)

    Please email Peggy at [email protected] with your dates of interest or call to finalize reservations at (618)357-9839.