Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

220 East Market Street , Taylorville, IL 62568 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

Professionally Inspected & Certified Diamond Collection


The Market Street Inn, constructed from a 'kit' in 1892, is one of the beautiful designs by George Franklin Barber, Architect. Lovingly updated, we are proud to have the original moldings and doors and art glass created for this Queen Anne Victorian beauty. Enjoy Victorian Luxury with modern amenities such as whirlpool baths for two & fireplaces in all rooms. We invite you to enjoy our lovely home. Free wi-fi




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6


5 on June 12, 2016

Wonderful, laidback inn. Myrna and Joe are warm, welcoming hosts. We could have sat on the porch all day. Thanks guys!

Innkeeper Response
We always appreciate positive reviews sprinkled in amongst those from our regular, repeat guests. "Laidback" but in a somewhat formal appearance. Thank you for your kind words. Please tell your friends that good times happen in the middle of Illinois.

Great place

5 on May 13, 2016

Wonderful B&B, the owners were very nice & friendly

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your very kind review. Sometimes it takes just a few words to speak volumes. We truly appreciate your staying at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast and for the very nice words. We hope to see you again.


5 on April 05, 2016

What a great room in such a charming town. Loved it!!!

Innkeeper Response
We truly appreciate your nice review of both our inn and our town. Thank you and we hope to see you again.

Great Inn and great owners!

5 on December 31, 2015

My husband and I adore your home and how well you have kept it. Breakfast was outstanding and we enjoyed our conversation with you regarding your knowledge of the home and town. We hope to visit again! We highly recommend your inn to everyone passing through Illinois!

Overnight Stay at Market Street Inn

4.6 on November 08, 2015

The building is beautiful and tastefully decorated. Rooms were nice and I enjoyed the private bath in the room. Breakfast was good. I will stay there again.

Will be returning!

5 on October 29, 2015

We stayed in the Lilac room and it was very nice. The whirlpool tub is large enough for two. The electric fireplace was nice. If you want a romantic getaway, then I would definitely go there. I loved social hour and breakfast was absolutely delicious. We will be trying to stay in another room soon.

Excellent accomodations and food

4.8 on October 26, 2015

I had a wonderful time at Market Street Inn. Myrna and Joe are wonderful hosts. I w recommend this place to anyone visiting the Taylorville area.

An antique lovers dream

5 on October 01, 2015

This little town is full of beautiful old homes. It was a treat to stay in one. The woodwork, furnishings and hosts are warm and inviting.

A beautiful place with wonderful hosts

5 on August 27, 2015

We planned to visit our son and his family in Taylorville, and because it is a small town, thought we would have to stay in nearby Springfield or Decatur, approx. 30 min away. Our daughter-in-law told us of the Market Street Inn. We liked the pictures we saw online and decided to make a reservation. It didn't take long, after we arrived to know we were in for a treat! Joe and Myrna made us feel right at home and encouraged us to look around. Our room was beautiful....relaxing and peaceful. And the common areas were inviting and very comfortable. In fact, we invited our son and his family to see the Inn and spent the night visiting in the "parlor" (with Joe and Myrna's blessing). Myrna even provided home made cookies for our "guests". We were only there overnight, but we are already looking forward to another visit. Thank you, Joe and Myrna for being such wonderful hosts!

A Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on June 10, 2015

Eileen and I loved the Inn, and the town, and especially the bike-riding and stargazing that were so close to the Inn. We have finally found a place to get away from the craziness of big and small cities. We intend to make the Inn our home away from home.

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Rooms & Rates

Summit Room

A cozy 3rd floor room with queen size bed featuring Premium Linens. The private bath has a double whirlpool tub/shower. The focal point of this west side room is the original artwork of a Missouri artist Arthur Fitzgerald's Choto (Indian chief) and Kiowa (Indian princess). Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Chimney Room

The Chimney Room is the largest guest room located on the second floor. This stately room is the most popular room of choice for honeymooners who return year after year to celebrate anniversaries. The king size bed has a beautiful brass headboard and features Premium Linens. The original fireplace has been updated with remote control gas logs. The private bath features a double whirlpool tub/shower. Bay windows facing west provide beautiful garden views. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $179 - $179

Eagles' Nest Room

Tranquil setting located on the 3rd floor with queen bed on east side overlooking the gardens. The Eagle's Nest features Premium Linens on the queen bed. This is the only room where one can sit in the whirlpool and watch TV. The private bath has a double whirlpool tub/shower. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Rose Room

The Rose Room is a restful 2nd floor retreat with four windows in the bay overlooking the water fountain flower garden. Looking west, one sees the nearby Methodist church. This lovely room features a queen bed with antique walnut headboard and vanity as well as a romantic fireplace to relax by. The queen bed features Premium Linens and a Tempurpedic Mattress. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

The private bath has a double whirlpool tub/shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Lilac Room

A very quiet 2nd floor room with fireplace in the back on the southwest corner overlooking flower gardens and patio. The ambiance of the electric fireplace can be enjoyed from the queen size bed. The queen bed features Premium Linens and a Tempurpedic Mattress. The private bath features a double whirlpool tub/shower. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Clocktower Room

Architecturally unique featuring a reading nook under the 5 sided turret. This 3rd floor room features a 4 poster king bed with Premium Linens, fireplace, and 14ft. gabled ceiling. This attic space was remodeled in 1998, making it the largest guest room in the house. Over the bed are four original exterior beveled windows that were reframed and beautifully incorporated into the renovation. To complete your suite there is an oversized private bath with double whirlpool tub/shower. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Carriage House

This suite has over 500 sq. ft. of space, with two fireplaces, merging modern amenities with the charm of the period in the late 1800's. The main living space features a gas log fireplace, sitting area and 48 inch large screen TV with digital cable, VCR and DVD. The kitchenette is complete with sink, refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. The king size bed is romantically adorned in tulle fabric and features Premium Linens; also includes a twin sofa sleeper. In the oversized bath there is a double whirlpool tub, walk-in shower with body sprays, heated tile floors, and an elect

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Spring Garden Room

This 2nd floor room's focal point is the original fireplace which now features remote-controlled gas logs. There is a queen size bed as well as a bay of windows which overlook the flower gardens and original wrought iron "love birds" pattern fence on the east side of the house. The private bath has a shower. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Sweet Violet

Furnished in white wicker with lots of windows, enjoy watching the sun rise while sipping on coffee or tea. This 2nd floor room is complete with queen size bed, electric fireplace and private bath with shower. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Historic Community, Small town


St. Louis, MO (STL-Lambert-St. Louis Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

The Market Street Inn is located in Central Illinois just 30 minutes South of the state capitol, Springfield. 30 minutes from I-55 near the junction of IL Route 48. 30 minutes West and South of Decatur. Directions by fax, email or provide verbal directions, if needed, at the time of your reservation.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Christmas House Tour, first weekend in Dec., Persimmon festival in Nov., Chillifest in October, Various art fairs in summer, Garden Tour, mid June, Looking for Lincoln Lore in central Illinois, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Internet Access-WiFi, Private Bathroom, Free Local Phone Calls, Social hour: complimentary beverage cheese & fruit, Luxury linens, Microwaves & refrigs in common areas

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, YMCA Fitness Center / Gym/Pool-Indoor, Park District Public Pool-Outdoor, Abraham Lincoln Sites, Unwinding and relaxation, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking out of doors only per Illinois State Law
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Inn is not childproofed, well behaved children welcome
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No We will happily recommend nearby lodging for your pet
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Select holiday and special event weekends require a 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Rooms will be held with valid credit card. Visa, MC, Discover and AMEX are accepted.
  • Cancellations: 72 hour cancellation notice in effect for weekday and 7 days for weekends and 21 days for holidays and large groups. Some special event and/or special offers are non-cancellable and non-refundable. In such cases, credit card will be charged and a gift certificate issued.



Myrna & Joe Hauser

Languages spoken


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About the innkeepers

Myrna grew up on a farm and has carried over an interest in gardening. Our gardens are under constant revision and update. Joe likes to read.

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  • Time Served: 9:00 on weekends;
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Tell us your needs

Signature Dish

Oven Puffed French Toast
A tasty and delicious cross between French Toast and Bread Pudding. Not available every day.