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 flat screen screen TV in each room, whirlpool baths for two & fireplaces in all rooms. We invite you to enjoy our lovely home. Free Fiber Optic WiFi.




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

Lovely Victorian with great breakfast.

4.8 on August 29, 2018

I enjoyed my overnight stay at the Market Street Inn. My room was lovely, very Victorian, With tall windows and antiques. The bathroom, however, was clean and had all the modern conveniences. Breakfast was yummy and filling and the proprietors were helpful and friendly.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for having chosen to stay at our fine property and for your descriptive and generous review. Joe used to own a bathtub and tile refinishing company in the St. Louis area and people would say to him, "Ooh! I bet you'll have claw foot tubs in all of your baths." Joe always answered that he only wanted modern amenities in the bath in order for guests to enjoy the conveniences of modern bathing. We hope you choose to return and, perhaps, try another of our fine rooms.

- Joe (innkeeper)

Mack and Jay visit Mom in Decatur

5 on August 08, 2018

While Mack has stayed here many times, this was my first visit to Market Street Inn in Taylorville. From the moment we got there to our departure 4 days later we were treated like treasured family members. It was a busy weekend with two family reunions staying there and we were still given individual attention and had grand breakfasts with the other guests. Well organized and very enjoyable. Highly recommended.

Innkeeper Response
One of our goals here at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is to have each and every of our guests go away with the feeling of being special that you have experienced. We appear to have succeeded with you. Thank you for your very kind words. We hope to see you many times in the future.

- Joe (innkeeper)


4.2 on July 03, 2018

The friendliness and professionalism of the host was amazing. The hosts were witty, and full of practical information. The service was courteous.

Charming B&B and great hospitality

5 on June 05, 2018

This is a charming B&B in Taylorville, IL close to Springfield. Perfect location for the outdoor activities we had planned for our trip. Interesting note, it is a "kit" home constructed in the late 1800s, one of several in the area. Great hospitality and delicious food were provided by Joe and Myrna. We'll be back!

Awesome experience!

5 on June 03, 2018

Breakfast was great, atmosphere relaxing, and a quiet neighborhood.

A real Gem

5 on April 29, 2018

We have stayed here when visiting family in the area. Have always been pleased. Beautiful 120 yo building with very comfortable rooms. Joe an Myrna are excellent hosts and met our needs superbly. Breakfast was excellent and cooked to order. Very convenient 1 block off city square with historic courthouse.

Innkeeper Response
We appreciate your comments and review! One of the decisions we made when embarking upon this journey of being owners and operators of a lodging facility called a bed and breakfast is that we would do our best to offer our guests the finest lodging experience available in our area. Clean, comfortable rooms and beds, a private bath in each room, quality amenities and a well prepared breakfast to start your day. People tell us that we have accomplished our goals, but we never tire of hearing it. Thank you and come again.

- Joe Hauser (innkeeper)

So peaceful, relaxing and charming.

5 on April 28, 2018

Excellent experience over a one-night stay this week, I wish it were longer! The room was comfortable, the bath luxurious, the breakfast awesome. I spent some time chatting with the owners and they are terrific folks.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. I see from your profile that you must travel a lot and frequently stay at B&B's. Your words tell us that you are experience and realize the value we offer to our guests. Please tell your friends who may be traveling our way that we welcome them to enjoy our fine property.

- Joe Hauser (innkeeper)

Very Welcoming B&B

4.6 on April 19, 2018

Joe and Myrna are tremendous hosts. This is a lovely historic home, warm, well maintained and welcoming and to all. Just a great experience. You won't be disappointed.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind words. We are tickled to show off our 1892 kit home by George Franklin Barber and have our guests enjoy the splendor of days past. We also ply those guests with freshly prepared breakfasts and more in addition to our offering of a quality, clean, comfortable environment. We hope you choose to return again and again. Myrna and Joe

- Joe Hauser (innkeeper)

Great place to stay

5 on April 04, 2018

If you love old homes you will not be disappointed in Market Street B&B. The hosts go above and beyond your expectations.

Innkeeper Response
We think that it is good to provide more than our guests might expect. That is the easy part. Yes, ours is an old home which was built in 1892, but the systems are all new and kept in great shape by professionals. Thank you for your wonderful comments and we hope you return for more fun and stays. Myrna and Joe

- Joe Hauser (innkeeper)

Wonderful break away without breaking the bank

4.6 on February 28, 2018

Market Street Inn is a lovely respite for rest and relaxation in a beautifully restored Victorian house. Each room is tastefully decorated, amenities are wonderful and the Inn Keeper friendly and helpful. We were served a delicious breakfast and then spent the morning by the fireplace reading as the weather was bad. Market Street Inn is great value and lots of fun.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your impressions of our property. We feel we have worked hard over the years to create and maintain a high level of quality and beauty in our Inn and by maintaining high standards for food quality and cleanliness. We hope you choose to visit us again.

- Joseph Hauser (innkeeper)

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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. Call direct 217.824.7220 for guaranteed lowest price. Note: The Rose & Lilac on 2nd floor are larger rooms. To conserve energy, please book one of them, if available.

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

Chimney Room

The Chimney Room is the largest guest room 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. Two night minimum stay in king room. Call direct 217.824.7220 for guaranteed lowest rate.

  • 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. The private bath has a double whirlpool tub/shower. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included. Call direct 217.824.7220 for guaranteed lowest price. Note: the Rose & Lilac on 2nd floor offer more space. To conserve energy, please book one of them, if available.

  • 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 and Tempurpedic mattress with antique walnut headboard and vanity. The large electric fireplace provides ambiance. for relaxing while watching a flat screen TV. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included. Call direct 217.824.7220 for guaranteed lowest rate.

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

Lilac Room

A very quiet 2nd floor room with fireplace located at the end of the hall on the southwest corner overlooking flower gardens and patio. The ambiance of the electric fireplace can be enjoyed from the queen size bed featuring Premium Linens and a Tempurpedic Mattress. The private bath features a double whirlpool tub/shower. Social Hour and full breakfast at fireside are included. Call direct 217.824.7220 for guaranteed lowest price.

  • 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. Call us direct 217.824.7220 for a guaranteed lowest rate. This rooom has a 2 night minimum stay.

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

Carriage House

Call direct 217.824.7220 for guaranteed lowest price. Minimum stay requirement is two (2) nights.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 with small lights entwined 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 electric fireplace. The suite is complete with a complementary bottle of wine for your enjoyment. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside in the Main House are included.

  • 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 and a bay of windows which overlook the flower gardens and original wrought iron "love birds" pattern fence on the east side of inn. The private bath has a shower. Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included. Note: this room is large enough to accommodate a child's sleeping bag. Call direct 217.824.7220 to guarantee lowest rate. Bereavement rate available.

  • 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 your coffee or tea. This 2nd floor room is complete with queen size bed, electric fireplace and private bath with shower. This is our smallest room--if staying more than a couple nights, then the Spring Garden is a better choice.Social Hour and Full breakfast at fireside are included. Call direct 217.824.7220 for guaranteed lowest rate.

  • 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, Pillars Event Center for receptions is across street, 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, River, Sports venue, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fridge, Kitchenette, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Free Fiber Optic 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, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bird watching, Front porch offers 8 rocking chairs

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  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • 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

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Myrna & Joe Hauser

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About the innkeepers

Myrna is a retired teacher. She grew up on a farm and has carried over an interest in gardening. Joe likes to read in his spare time when he is not painting or doing his honey-do list to keep things in good repair. He loves socializing with guests while serving in the dining room and checking guests in and out or when you catch him in a rocking chair on the porch. Joe and Myrna were high school sweethearts who are celebrating 55 years of marriage. Robert Besson is the assistant innkeeper.

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian Tell us your needs in advance of your arrival

Signature Dish

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


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Special Package

Corporate Retreats

Weekday corporate rates (Sunday - Thursday), single occupancy 120.00 per night(ask about multi-night pricing), including full hot breakfast. WEEKLY RATES AVAILABLE. Seminar space available w/ seating for 18. One guest stayed 4.5 yrs.; several stayed 12 - 18 mos. Includes all the corporate amenities recommended by AAA. Carriage House Helen's suite is recommended for stays that exceed 30 days.

Presidential Packages

ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM IN SPRINFIELD, IL. Stay 2 nights in Taylorville, IL--Lincoln's "Last Stop" on his legal circuit. Whirlpool TUB FOR 2 w/ queen or king bed, fireplace, candlelight breakfast. 10% discount on two or more nights stay. Social hour: wine,cheese and fruit. 217.824.7220

Mother's Day Specials

Market Street Inn, Taylorville, IL was one of the stops for Abraham Lincoln for trials in the Eigthth Judicial Circuit of Illinois. The courthouse where he practiced law in the middle 1800's is still preserved at our Christian County Historical Society. Our inn is just a few minutes from all the Lincoln sites: new Lincoln Library & Museum, Lincoln's home, tomb and other sites. Make our inn your headquarters for "looking for Lincoln. Stay 4 nights for the price of 3 nights OR stay 3 nights w/ third night @ 15% discount on night three. Book direct 217.824.7220 GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE SO MOM CAN BOOK FOR ANYTIME

Family Reunions

Market Street Inn is midway between St. Louis and Chicago so meet here for birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, reunions, etc. 9 guest rooms. Our two dining rooms can seat up to 24 for our candlelight breakfast at fireside (would do two seatings, if necessary). Children welcome. The city park building (air conditioned) can be rented for larger groups.

Quilters Workshops & Getaways

Seniors: come stay any weekdays, Sunday - Thursday and get 20% off any of the fireplace rooms with double whirlpools. Visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum in Springfield IL, just 30 minutes away. call 217.824.7220

Ongoing Discount

Our inn features fireplace rooms with double whirlpool tubs, flat screen TV's, wi-fi, an elegant candlelit breakfast at fireside and a social hour w/ complimentary wine. To celebrate our 24th year, a 10% discount is offered for a 2 nights stay in a whirlpool room, except on or near holidays. 217.824.7220

Wedding Packages

Weddings. Elegant & affordable. Small weddings up to 25 in a Queen Ann Victorian setting. 9 Guest rooms for overnight guests. Visit our website and then call us to discuss details. AAA 3 diamond property . Numerous wedding references available over past 20 years. For a larger wedding and reception, there is a new venue across the street in the former Baptist church. Book rooms just across the street with us -- 217.824.7220

Girlfriends' Getaways

8 rooms available for a giant Slumber Party in a Queen Ann Victorian setting. Most rooms have whirlpool tubs & fireplaces. Social hour in two parlors W/ fireplaces: wine, cheese & fruit. Full candlelight breakfast. One night, full price for respective rooms. Two nights' stay--10% off second night. Plenty of space for scrapbooking, quilting, games, etc. Enjoy Lincoln Museum in Springfield, IL--just 30 minutes away. Bring your Red Hat group, bridge group, church group and so forth.

Motorcycle Groups Are Welcome

Get your group of riders together for a tour of Central Illinois or a visit to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and stay with us. The Market Street Inn offers you off-street parking, sumptious breakfasts, great and comfortable rooms in a luxurious surrounding, bubbly whirlpool tubs and friendly service. Had a Chicago group of riders here on a recent Memorial Day.

Family Fun

Children welcome. Just 30 minutes away from Lincoln Museum in Springfield. Visit our website and then call us to determine which rooms are the most appropriate size for family.. 217-824-7220. For family reunions, book all 8 rooms for 2 or more nights.

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