Posts Tagged ‘Taylorville’

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009
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Throw your heart into the game, even if you are just watching.

Baseball season is underway. Fans gather around televisions, listen to radios, and fill stadiums in pursuit of this great American past time. The porch of our bed and breakfast in Taylorville Il is the perfectly spot to enjoy a pitcher of lemonade, a bowl of nuts, and the lulling voice of the announcer giving the play-by-play. Outdated, some might say, in this age of television. We have t.v., too, but sometimes it is worth revisiting old pleasures.

The front porch or the parlor chair in front of the television might just be as close as one can get to a major league baseball game here in Taylorville Illinois, but the spirit of the game is alive and well in the area nonetheless. Just a few miles up the road from our Central Illinois bed and breakfast is the B-R-S Baseball Museum. If you are a baseball fan, this museum is a lovely way to pass an hour or two while you are staying with us.

The Nokomis area of Central Illinois has produced many excellent baseball players; three of them not only made it to the big league, they made it the Hall of Fame: “Sunny” Jim Bottomley, Charles “Red” Ruffing and Ray Schalk. This museum is dedicated to them. Whether you are visiting the Springfield Illinois area for business or pleasure, if you have a spare hour, check out the B-R-S Museum.


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!


Lincoln Bicentennial: Lincoln’s History in Taylorville, IL

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Our 1892 Queen Anne Victorian inn is located in the town of Taylorville, a central Illinois community in Lincolnland. Taylorville was sometimes referred to as “the last stop” by Lincoln and his cohorts; it was the last place Lincoln traveled to on his circuit. Lincoln and his fellow lawyers, including Stephen A. Douglas, rode the 8th judicial circuit.

Our courthouse, now part of the Christian County Historical Museum,  was the site of many Lincoln trials. The Courthouse, built in 1839, has been totally restored, using the original architectural specifications for construction. Interior furnishings echo other old courtrooms of the period. The museum complex also includes other buildings of the period as well as a local history museum.

The Taylorville Courthouse

The Taylorville Courthouse

Recently Christian County further restored the lovely courthouse by exposing a spectacular glass dome that had been hidden by a false ceiling. The courthouse is the center of town square, flanked by a number of shops and restaurants. Come and check out our historic town, where Lincoln exerted his political influence. We look forward to seeing you at our Illinois Bed and Breakfast!


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