Christmas Comes but Once a Year

Celebrating the birth of Christ was the beginning of the holiday and it surely has grown and evolved over the centuries. There is a lot of joy in bringing your loved ones out to the country to select and cut … Continue reading


10 days of harness racing, society horse shows, exhibits of animals, flowers, crafts, Illinois wine tasting, carnival in Happy Hollow, the 1000 # butter cow (created each year now for 75 + years), performers such as Toby Keith and ARCA … Continue reading

February is for Lovers

Every month is “Love Month” but February is the biggest one of all. To help you celebrate with your favorite Valentine we are offering you a “Valentine Package”. Stay two (2) nights in one of our Queen or King Bedded … Continue reading

Garlic is a good reason to have a party!

Small towns are great because many folks know and trust and love one another and really have fun getting together and making a party for almost any reason. Garlic is a good reason to have a party. “Garlic Fest II” … Continue reading

A new development in our small town

The small town of Taylorville is about to see the opening of something which is usually only found in much larger communities. Gowin Parc is a facility which offers care to those who suffer from Alsheimer’s Disease. Today the Taylorville … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Central Illinois

¬†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 … Continue reading

Visit a Frank Lloyd Wright Home

The Dana-Thomas House is a short drive from our Taylorville Illinois inn. Devotees of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural style travel all around the country to visit his buildings, and we are fortunate to have such a stellar example of his … Continue reading

Lincoln Bicentennial: Local Lectures

Look forward to local Lincoln events soon near our Springfield IL lodging. On February 8th and 9th at the Abraham Lincoln Library & Museum, enjoy a presentation by Columbia University historian Erik Foner, who has recently finished a book project … Continue reading

Lincoln Bicentennial: Springfield IL

Lincoln once said, “To this place, and the kindness of its people, I owe everything.” He was speaking to the community of Springfield Illinois, where he made a home for himself and found his wife. Today, much of what made … Continue reading