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Our Springfield & Decatur, IL area inn offers Gift Certificates

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Gift Certificates!  Christmas, the time of giving, is rapidly approaching and “what to buy?” is always a challenge. The Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is located a few minutes from both Springfield, IL and Decatur, IL with easy access to both but in the setting of our Central Illinois town of  Taylorville, IL. Our world class, Select Registry, Distinguished Inns of North America, inn offers amenities you might only expect to find in the expensive heavily touristed locations. It is no wonder that we have repeat guests from 37 foreign countries to our Lincolnland inn. If you are a fan of Abraham Lincoln, history of the middle 1800′s, would like to stand where Abraham Lincoln did when he was practicing law in the 8th Judicial Circuit, plan to visit Millikin University, want a pleasant weekend or weekday , then this is the place to be. Give a gift of relaxation, luxury and good food and dining with a Gift Certificate from the Market Street Inn in Taylorville, IL. Happy Holidays from Myrna & Joe Hauser and our fine staff!

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Front Parlor

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Central Illinois needs YOUR HELP!

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

There is a small town in Central Illinois which has the opportunity for an internationally significant, Clean Coal Gassification Plant and an adjacent power plant. Clean Coal! NO Greenhouse Gasses realeased into the atmosphere! Approved by the Illinois Citizens Utility Board, the Illinois EPA and more, but…Party Politics is keeping this from being brought to a vote along with a lobby effort from jealous other producers of electricity. Please HELP us by emailing, writing or calling your Illinois District Representative and District Senator and ask them to demand a chance to vote on this important issue and to vote FOR it. It is clean, it will create in excess of 1500 temporary jobs and about 850 permanent jobs for Central Illinois. This project is called the Taylorville Energy Center and is being spearheaded by Tenaska. Taxpayer funds will not be used, this is all done via private investment. The Federal Government has approved a $417 million tax credit to foster this internationally worthwhile project. Please lend a hand before Thanksgiving 2010.


Skydiving at TAZ with Mid America Sport Parachute Club

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

tandem jump

Skydiving is one of the extreme sports practiced here in Taylorville, IL. Mid-America Sport Parachute Club is located at TAZ (the official symbol for Taylorville Municipal Airport) and diving instruction is given if you are a novice, tandem jumps are available and if you have your license you can enjoy jumping where the US Army Team, the Golden Knights, practice when in the area.

Tandem with chute open

Our Central Illinois inn has guests from all over the world and some of them have learned to skydive while staying here. Practically everything is less expensive out here in the country and, I imagine, skydiving costs are no exception. Come out and jump out of a perfectly good airplane. Call for jump information at 217-824-JUMP.

Make your reservations at the Market Street Inn by going to www.marketstreetinn.com and click on “Check Availability” in the upper right corner or call 800-500-1466. 

Make the day last longer by viewing the sunset from waaaaayyyyyy up there.   After a tough day of falling through the air and going up again just

fall out again, come home to wine and fruit and cheese at our Springfield Area Inn, soak in your double whirlpool for a while and then go to dinner at one of the restaurants here.  Come back, have a great night of sleep filled rest and be ready for a sunrise jump tomorrow.   We are waiting to welcome you.


Thursday is “Open Mic” at One East Market Restaurant in Central Illinois

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Every Thursday night, Antoine DeRocci sponsors “Open Mic” in the Shumway Room at One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Lounge.

Guitarist at Open Mic

Taylorville, Illinois has talent and, fortunately for the rest of us, some of the musically talented show up for some Blues, Rock, R&B, Pop, Folk, Bluegrass and Country to pick and grin and just have a good entertaining time. You should be there too. There is no cover and there are always beverage specials.

What a way to begin a long weekend in Central Illinois than by kicking it off with an unbelievable evening of entertainment from some of the Midwest’s Greatest Unknown Stars.  The fun begins at 7 PM but you should come early, enjoy dinner and stay for the music.

Duos and groups form as the evening goes on

 Come and stay at our Springfield Area Inn and we will get you up to speed for a fine mid-week or weekend of fun, food, entertainment and free golf in Central Illinois in Taylorville.


Central Illinois Persimmon Fest–One of only 2 or 3 in the US!

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Who thinks about Persimmons today? Probably not a lot of folks but the Persimmon Fest in Central Illinois at the Christian County Historical Museum sure does draw a crowd from all over the country and then some. Actually the persimmon is a sought after fruit in Asian Countries.

The Lovely and Versitile Persimmon

Persimmons are not ready to eat, at least by local standards, before they have undergone a “killing frost” and we have had one now so the persimmon harvest is coming in, they are being washed, pitted and mashed into a pulp for use in all sorts of tasty dishes including puddings, pies, steamed persimmon pudding, spiced persimmon cake and other baked goods.  Darleen Wilson is making 24 persimmon pecan pies for this event.  Abraham Lincoln would have loved Darleen’s pies.

Persimmon Bundt with Walnuts

Persimmon Bundt with Walnuts Recipe

These are a take from Food Librarian’s 30 Days of Big Bundts

Grease and flour a bundt cake pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop 3 cups of chopped firm Fuyu persimmons. Set aside.
Beat 1/2 cup vegetable margarine with 1/2 cup agave syrup. Add 2 tsp. lime juice, and 1 scraped vanilla bean. Whisk in Egg Replacer for 2 eggs.
Sift together 2 cups cake flour, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. ground allspice, 1 tsp. cinnamon, and 2 tsp. nutmeg. Add wet ingredients and combine well.
Add 1 cup chopped walnuts and 2 tbsp candied chopped ginger. Mix well and
pour into pan. Bake 50- 60 minutes or until toothpick tests clean. Cool in pan 15 minutes. 6 mini bundts or a large bundt.
I added a lemon glaze to one but you don’t need it.

The Persimmon Fest at Christian County Historical Society will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14 from 10 AM to 3 PM on both days.  There will be demonstrations and persimmon goodies for the tasting.  Persimmon Pulp to purchase for use in your favorite persimmon recipes will be available and, there will probably be a persimmon cook book for sale too.  Come and stay at our fine inn  and enjoy a rare festival in Central Illinois.  By the way, the original Christian County Courthouse where Abraham Lincoln practiced law will be open for touring at this site.


Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Central Illinois

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Myrna, our chief innkeeper, is a survivor of  6 months. Our effort in promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month is to invite you to a stay at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast for the weekend of Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30 or anytime through November 21, 2010 AND  10%  of your room rate will be donated to Cups for the Cure and/or Breast Cancer Research.  The donation will be in your name.

Some special events in Taylorville, IL   

** One East Market Restaurant invites you to make a $15 donation to attend a tasting of five fabulous wines and a complimentary, hand painted wine glass.  11 am to 5 pm    You may purchase any of the wines either by the bottle or case and all proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and research in a ten-county area in Central Illinois.

** Lunch on the “Pink Plate Special” for $8.50 and $1.00 of each lunch will go to breast cancer research.

** The drink of the day at One East Market Restaurant will be the Flirtini Special for $7.50. Each Flirtini Special sold makes a $2.50 donation to Breast Cancer Research.

** There will be a 50/50 drawing and Gift Basket Raffles.

** There will be Art Bra’s on display, one by your innkeeper, and you may let your $$ vote for your favorite and, of course, all proceeds go to breast cancer awareness and research.

** There is NO COVER CHARGE for live music by 48 Connection from 5 to 8 PM. This band is known for their roadhouse blues and rock music.

Have fun, donate to a very worthy cause and enjoy Central Illinois finest lodging.  See us at www.marketstreetinn.com/

On Sunday, October 31st, Garlic Fest II will happen at the K of C Hall in Morrisonville, IL  just about 9 miles from the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast.  Tickets are $8 at the door and what a good time you will have.  Garlic!!!!  The doors will open at 1 PM and Bagna Cauda will be ready about 1:30 PM.  This gives you time to soak up a bunch of Bagna and beer preparing for the meal which will be at approximately 3:30 PM consisting of Garlic Sausage, Slaw & Mostaccioli.  There will be music by “The Music Men” from 3:30 to 7:30 PM.  Garlic Fest II is a revived area tradition and golly, did we miss it when it was gone.  Thanks for the revival.  You cannot have more down home fun than is available here.      

Bagna Cauda Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 (2 ounce) cans anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 pint heavy cream

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in garlic and cook until tender. Reduce heat to low. Mix in anchovy filets and heavy cream. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat, cover and chill in the refrigerator approximately 2 hours.
  2. Return the mixture to medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly. Serve hot.  Dip bread, cabbage leaves, celery sticks, carrot sticks or just use your imagination and enjoy.

Garlic Fest II Where Garlic is King


BBQ Blues Cruise and Art Fair

Friday, June 4th, 2010

The Taylorville Main Street Association is presenting a number of great activities here in Taylorville, less than 30 miles southeast of Springfield, Illinois. Come check out Barbecue, Blues & Cruise on June 4th & 5th at the Christian County Fairgrounds. Friday evening (no admission charge) from 5 to 10 PM “Talk to the BBQ Pros” and enjoy the Michelle Merker Memorial Concert.  Saturday ($5 admission)  From 10 am until 10:00 pm folks will be engaged in a Kansas City Bar-B-Q cook off, an Iron Chef competition and a Backyard grillers competition. While some folks cook and others taste, still others will be enjoying fantastic blues music from Big Babe Martin and the Chump Change Blues Band and The Manhattan Project.  

Start your day with a trip to the Farmer’s Market on the east side of Taylorville Square and pack a picnic, or enjoy good food from local vendors, and plan to make a day of it.  Also on the Square will be “Art On the Square”, a juried art fair which features beautiful paintings and sculpture and jewelry.

As if cook-offs and blues music aren’t enough, there will also be a Car and Bike Cruise and Show. This is guaranteed to be fun for vehicle aficionados of all ages. Taylorville is a perfect spot for Illinois Weekend Getaways. Come stay with us at our Central Illinois bed and breakfast and enjoy the Taylorville Main Street Association’s BBQ, Blues and Cruise on June 4th & 5th.


Illinois Golf Packages

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

Come and visit us in historic Taylorville for some of the best golfing Central Illinois has to offer. Our Springfield IL lodging is just minutes from some wonderful courses, such as Piper Glen.

We offer some of the best stay and play golf packages in Central Illinois. Allow us to schedule a tee time for you, and assist in any other reservations you may need to make, such as dinner or theater. These specials and service can only be found at a premier Lincolnland Bed and Breakfast.

Stay and Play Packages

GOLF PACKAGE #1 For 2 people, Monday-Thursday $250illinois-golf-packages

GOLF PACKAGE #2 For 2 people, Friday – Sunday $275

GOLF PACKAGE #3 For 1 person, Monday-Thursday $ 200

GOLF PACKAGE #4 For 1 person, Friday-Sunday $225

  • 18 holes w/ cart
  • Dinner certificate for $50.00 for 2 at nearby restaurant OR
  • Dinner certificate for $25.00 for 1 at nearby restaurant
  • Overnight stay in queen bed room w/ double whirlpool
  • Social hour & full breakfast
  • Ask about adding additional nights
  • Add $30 for King bedded Whirlpool room
  • Add $100 for Carriage House Hunt Club, 2 night minimum

How could you ask for more? You’ll be sure to hit a hole in one with any of our stay and play packages!

See you soon!


Illinois Golf Packages: Piper Glen

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Market Street Inn is ready to greet Spring! With trees and shrubs sprouting green buds through the darkness of a disappearing winter, we are looking forward to taking up our favorite outdoor pastimes again.

One, of course, if golf. Here in Tayorville, we look forward to cruising the course and enjoying some fresh air while playing at the nearby Piper Glen. The Piper Glen golf course is just under 40 miles from Market Street, a quick drive through the bucolic fields around our historic Springfield IL lodging. Piper Glen is one of the premier public golf courses in Illinois, having a four and a half star rating. Golf Digest magazine has described them as a having “good value, service and conditions”. Piper Glen is one of the top 200 courses in North America.

According to their web site, Piper Glen is “a 7,005 yard championship layout consisting of immaculate bent grass tees, fairways, and greens. Strategically placed bunkers and water hazards, combined with the gently rolling countryside and existing wooded areas, make for a challenging round of golf for players of all abilities. But, the thing you’ll likely remember most about our course are the greens. Undulating and always an adventure, our greens add just one more unique element to your experience at Piper Glen Golf Club.” Their signature hole is #9, which was named one of the most challenging holes in Illinois by Golf Illinois Magazine.

Now, for the icing on the cake: Come and stay at our Lincolnland Bed and Breakfast and play at Piper Glen FOR FREE! That’s right, we have several Illinois Golf Packages offered on our web site right now! There are multiple options,

Stay & Play at Market Street Inn

Stay & Play at Market Street Inn

for one or two people, during the week or on the weekend.

For example, say you want to get away for a day during the week, just you, to have some quiet time on the green. For $200, you will get:

  • 18 holes of golf at Piper Glen with a cart
  • A $25 Gift Certificate for dinner at a local restaurant
  • Your lodging for the night with a queen bed and whirlpool tub in our Victorian Bed and Breakfast
  • Full breakfast

This is an amazing deal! I can almost guarantee you won’t find an opportunity like this anywhere else! Come and celebrate spring with Market Street Inn on the Lincoln Praire Trail.


Illinois Weekend Getaways: Whirpool Tubs & Fireplaces

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Are you looking for a great place to get away from the hustle & bustle of the city for a quiet weekend? Consider our Springfield IL lodging, less than 30 minutes from the capitol building and the Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum.

Moreover, Taylorville has it’s own quaint energy, which makes it a pleasant place to visit year-round! The small-town aura of Taylorville gives the traveler the authentic sense of what it was like 100 years ago in Lincolnland. We have a rich historical heritage we look forward to sharing with you.

The Lilac Room

The Lilac Room

We have several great rooms to match your romantic desires: For example, our Lilac Room is on the second story of our Springfield IL bed and breakfast. It has a lovely gas-burning stove and a whirlpool tub for two in it’s private bathroom. It’s nightly rate is a bargain at $150 a night! This includes a full breakfast in the morning and our social hour with food and drink in the evenings.

We have a wonderfully inviting wrap-around porch, great for lounging with a drink in the summer, or holding a hot cup of cocoa or tea in the chiller times of year. Bring your favorite outdoor tool: your bike for exploring the Lincoln Prairie Trail, or maybe your clubs to take advantage of our amazing Illinois Golf Vacation packages. Whatever your fancy is, we want to provide you with the best possible lodging experience that will keep you coming back to visit soon!


220 East Market Street | Taylorville, Illinois (IL) 62568 | (217) 824-7220 or (800) 500-1INN | Email: innkeeper@marketstreetinn.com