When David and Carla Hays purchased the house next door at 501 South Park Avenue, they knew that the perfect addition to their business would be a Bed and Breakfast operation. The house itself was special to them, not only because the former owner, Ruth Wilma Colombo was a dear friend, but because Mr. and Mrs. William Stotlar, who originally built the home that houses Mary’s, also built this home for their daughter Ruby upon her marriage to Paul Herrin in the early 1900’s.
Soon after the necessary renovations were made, David and Carla’s vision came to life when Academy Award winning composer Marvin Hamlisch came to town, becoming the first visitor to Mary’s Bed and Breakfast. Word soon spread, and overnight guests became the norm, whether it was to celebrate a romantic anniversary, explore Southern Illinois’ famous wine trails, or to have a practical and convenient place to stay while visiting a loved one at nearby Herrin Hospital.
Your overnight stay options include the Upstairs with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom (perfect for a small group or family), or our ground floor Suite. Room service from Mary’s Restaurant is available.
A breakfast menu from Mary’s Restaurant in included in your stay. Extended stay pricing is available. Make your stay even more special by scheduling in-room spa services or a golf package with Kokopelli Golf Club in Marion.
David and Carla, along with their professional staff, will be delighted to host your visit to Herrin. It is their goal to exceed your expectations, and to make your stay both comfortable and enjoyable. Mary’s Bed and Breakfast offers all the services and amenities that upscale travelers expect, and their standards are among the highest in the hospitality industry.
“The suite is a wonderful combination of antique and modern, and is both comfortable and luxurious. The complimentary breakfast was delicious, and the whole experience was warm and memorable. We will be telling everyone we know about Mary’s!”
– Mr. and Mrs. N. Blache, Carbondale, IL
Our rooms are all smoke-free.