Timmermann House Bed & Breakfast

6130 Old Hwy 50 , Aviston, IL 62216 USA (Show map)


Timmermann House is located on 100 acres outside of Aviston, Illinois, 45 minutes from St. Louis and was originally built in the 1940s as a farm house on a working farm. Rooms have private baths with plush robes and a full gourmet breakfast is served in the dinning room or on the deck, weather permitting. Massage therapy, horse-drawn carriage rides through the countryside and discount dinner reservations can be arranged. Hidden Lake,Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery, are 10-20 minutes from Timmermann House. For the "farm" experience make a stop at Marcoot Jersey Creamery, cheese is made Mon, Wed and Fri, enjoy the fresh cheese curds! Fine dining and discount available at Popeye's Chop House in St Rose.

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Innkeepers: Sandy Timmermann



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

High school reunion

5 on September 01, 2016

We stayed at the Timmerman House for the weekend of my high school reunion. The The Timmermans' gracious hospitality and fun environment made a fabulous weekend even more special. Each breakfast was a much-anticipated delight and the conversation was wonderful. Thanks for a lovely weekend!

Clinton County weekend

5 on June 02, 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a great weekend at the Timmermann House 28-30 May 16. Proprietor was very friendly, made dinner reservations at excellent restaurants, and provided a hand drawn map to wineries and other interesting places. We felt like we were visiting a friend. A very good experience.

Only good things to say about Timmerman HJouse

5 on December 30, 2015

The hosts, Sandy and Andy, are wonderful and most accommodating. Sandy's breakfasts are picture perfect - and delicious. If you're within 50 miles and need lodging and an outstanding breakfast, be sure and choose the Timmerman House. You won't regret it. We guarantee that.

Farmland Respite

5 on June 02, 2015

Timmermann House Bed & Breakfast was a great respite just between my Illinois relatives and the St. Louis airport. I appreciated the cleanliness, quality bedding and firm bed, wonderful breakfast, and kittens. Yes, kittens. Host Sandy's outdoor cats had just had kittens, so I had fun playing with them out back by the field. Sandy was the perfect host. Before hitting the road, we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of Eggs Benedict on her homemade English muffin bread, fresh strawberries and asparagus from her garden, homemade sausage, coffee cake, juice and coffee. Every bit was delicious. I would highly recommend Timmermann House Bed & Breakfast to anyone wanting a peaceful respite in the country.

Sandy and Andy are wonderful.

4.8 on April 18, 2015

Sandy and Andy have created a wonderful place to visit. The are kind, warm and interesting. I enjoyed every minute of my stay. Thank You!

A Tranquility Treasure

5 on April 04, 2015

We had a delightful stay last weekend. The B&B exceeded our expectations in a small town. The home is lovely and well appointed, yet comfortable. Sandy was a gracious hostess, along with Andy and Babe. Our room was spacious and the bed was perfect. The home-made cookies were yummy and the gourmet breakfast delicious! Also, their evening restaurant recommendation was superb. It was a memorable weekend!

Great Stay

4.4 on November 23, 2014

The Timmermans were very friendly and welcoming. We felt at home in theirs. The breakfast was wondeful. Sandy made reservations for dinner for us at a nearby restaurant and then helped us to plan our next days activities. Wonderful place to stay; I would definitely recommend it!

One night in Aviston

4.0 on July 09, 2014

We recently attended a wedding in Aviston and needed a place to stay that wasn't 30 minutes away. We found Timmerman House online and it seemed quite a bit nicer than the local motel so we gave it a shot. We are glad we did because Sandy was a great host. She made us a great breakfast and spent several hours talking with us and the other guests. Whatever you're looking for she can recommend a place, she's a country concierge. Our stay seemed more like we were visiting relatives than staying in a B and B and we would definitely stay again.

A Special Stay

5 on March 19, 2014

My husband and I had a very enjoyable two night stay at the Timmermann House. We were welcomed from the moment we got out of our car. Sandy has such a gift for being a gracious hostess. Sandy and Andy have a lovely home set in a rural farm area, that is as clean as it is comfortable. Sandy had a delicious breakfast prepared for us at the time we requested both mornings. The sausage and bacon, that they process themselves, were just wonderful! We really enjoyed our visits with her and her husband each morning and she was a wealth of information as we were wanting to do some antique shopping in the area. The nights were very restful, the beds were very comfy with amazing sheets! We would recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone wanting a peaceful, comfortable stay in a clean, warm and welcoming place that feels like home!

Unexpected luxury

5 on December 05, 2013

Timmermann House was an unexpected delight in the Illinois farmlands east of St. Louis. We were there for 3 days doing the Illinois River Wine Tour. They had expanded and completely remodeled an old farmhouse, surrounded by lots of open space, and plenty of friendly cats and dogs upon arrival. Sandy is a gracious and friendly host, and serves terrific breakfasts. They were so delicious, we actually couldn't wait to get up in the morning! The rooms and amenities were new, modern, and perfectly maintained. Guests stay on the first level, while Sandy and Andy live on the second floor. We had the run of the first floor, as well as the finished basement when we wanted. The exterior was surrounded by well maintained plants, trees, and gardens. A large porch spreads across the front of the house, and a deck with comfortable furniture and a fountain are in back. Sandy was always helpful and full of information about the attractions in the surrounding area. We definitely recommend Timmermann House B&B!

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Rooms & Rates

The Dogwood Room

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

Nightly Rate: $143 - $143

The Natchez Room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

The Garden Room

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

Nightly Rate: $154 - $154

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Location Type

Countryside, Small town


Carbondale, IL (MDH-Southern Illinois) 45 miles

Directions to property:

Heading East I-64 to exit #34 Albers/Damiansville, top of exit turn left Heading West I-64 to exit #34 Albers/Damiansville, top of exit turn right Follow road aprox 8 miles, road makes a T in Aviston, turn right. B&B 1 mile from turn on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Radio, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Hunting, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00-6:00
  • Check Out:: 10:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside on the deck or on the grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minimum
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: One nights lodging
  • Cancellations: 7 days prior to stay full refund



Sandy Timmermann

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dogs , outside farm cats

About the innkeepers

Cooking, gardening, fishing, swimming, boating

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  • Time Served: 7:30-9:00
  • Serving Location: outdoor patio, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

English Muffin Bread