Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast

220 East Market Street , Taylorville, IL 62568 USA (Show map)
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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 Fiber Optic WiFi.




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


5 on December 22, 2017

Overall Joe & Myrna made the trip what it was. They kept the home gorgeously kept, with great accommodations, and wine to go with any request. The food was delicious, and the conversations had were better than most you will have with your family.

A Very Nice B and B

5 on October 09, 2017

Very welcoming. Service was great and the facilities very nice. Breakfast was very special. Good food served with style. Sounds proofing between rooms is well done.

Beautiful B&B

5 on September 05, 2017

We loved Market Street Inn Bed & Breakfast! Myrna & Joe were wonderful hosts and breakfast was delicious both mornings. We will return to the Market Street Inn the next time we visit Taylorville.

Great Quiet Getaway

5 on September 05, 2017

My wife and I needed a quite getaway to celebrate her 50th Birthday. Joe and Myrna we perfect hosts and the Market Street Inn provided a wonderful quiet weekend away.

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5 on August 08, 2017

Great stay, Myrna and Joe made us feel at home and they were very helpful.

Wonderful B & B

5 on July 22, 2017

The Market Street Inn is a jewel in the heart of Taylorville, IL. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The innkeepers, Joe and Myrna are welcoming and ensure your stay is comfortable.


5 on June 25, 2017

I always look forward to staying here when I visit. The accommodations, hospitality, and the rocking chairs on the front porch make this b&b a home away from home.

Taylorville Victorian Gem

4.8 on May 09, 2017

If you want a romantic hideaway a short drive to Springfield, Market St B&B is outstanding. Our host and hostess were gracious, personable and welcoming. If you needed anything Myrna and Joe were ready and waiting to help. The 1892 Victorian home is beautiful with lovely gardens. The highlight was the outstanding breakfast in the formal dining room. We would have loved to sit on the incredible porch but due to a rainy weekend we will have to come back another weekend. So much to do in Springfield. We wish we had had time to walk the charming Square in Taylorville but that too will have to wait.

Business Trip

5 on May 05, 2017

Wonderful people, great historical place just wish I could have stayed longer. Breakfast was made to order and excellent. Would recommend to anyone. A+++

Always a great experience!

5 on April 15, 2017

Beautiful accommodations, tasty breakfast and wonderful hosts (Merna & Joe) that are a delight. We especially enjoy sitting and conversing in the rocking chairs on their small town front porch. A nice getaway. Dave & Sue P. - Waterloo, IL

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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 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. 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, River, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, 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

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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

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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 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, checking in guests or when you catch him in a rocking chair on the porch.

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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

Romance Packages

Bring your special Sweetheart and enjoy the chance to relax, renew and rekindle in one of our Queen or King Bedded Whirlpool Rooms, for 2 nights, during "Sweetheart Month" We are offering you a 10% discount in any of our fireplace rooms with tubbie for 2 to enhance your stay. This 2 night package is only available by calling 217.824.7220 and asking for our Valentine Special.

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.

Winter Gift Certificate Sale

The world class Market Street Inn, located in Central Illinois is offering a great special to you. Purchase our gift certificates for 10% off in increments of $ 100 (cost is $90) or by specific room type (whirlpool, deluxe whirlpool, etc.) A deal this good has some strings attached. The gift certificates has no expiration date. It cannot be combined with other discounts or specials. It makes a great off-season gift. Call 217.824.7220 to purchase because this is not available via online booking.

Golf Package

Golf & B&B-2 nights of Double Whirlpool/King or Queen bedded luxury and 18 holes of FREE golf (guest pays for cart). Weekend-$399 King; $360 Queen. Weekdays-$375 King; $330 Queen. Book direct only. Non-cancellable, Non-refundable.

Let The Good Times Roll

Mardi Gras will be ending Midnight of Fat Tuesday, but we are extending a fun thing to you to "Laissez les bons temps rouler" for the months of March & April, 2118 Book 2 (two) nights in a Queen or King bedded whirlpool room with fireplace and receive a 15% discount for your stay, along with some great surprises. It is time to shake off those winter blues and have some fun. "Let the good times roll" (Laissez les bons temps rouler)at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast. 217.824.7220

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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