Historic Bell Hill Bed and Breakfast
Julia Todd
333 E. Poplar Street
Cobden, IL 62920


On a hill in Union County, 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 people 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 meet the demand with logs cut from vast tracts of Southern Illinois forests which fed into his sawmills. 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.

Payment methods accepted: Cash

Rooms with Private Baths: 5

Rooms with Shared Baths: 0

Price Range: $125.00 - $160.00

Site Seeing: General John A Logan Musuem

Water Sports: Canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving

Miscellaneous: Wineries, vineyards, orchards, farms, Riverboat Gambling,World Shooting Complex, unique and antique shopping

Daredevil Sports: Rock Climbing

Other Sports: Golf Cycling, baseball,

Out on the Town: Mclead Playhouse

Out in Nature: Giant City

Memberships: Union Co Chamber, Illinois Bed & Breakfast Association, Shawnee Hill Wine Trail Bed & Breakfast Association

  • Children Allowed
  • Full Breakfast
  • Discount Specials Available
  • Robes Available
Near Trails:
  • Shawnee Hills Wine Trail
Location Near:
  • In Country
  • On Bluff
  • On Wooded Site
  • In Wine Country