Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast 2016 Fall News

The Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast in Taylorville, Illinois has been recently named as one of Illinois Top 10 Inns by Check our reviews and note how our inn and hospitality continue to exceed expectations over the past 22 years. Our inn never closes, except weekends in January. There is still good availability for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some of our Christmas guests have been coming for over ten years–make it a tradition for your family. New Year’s Eve has been memorable for numerous couples who reserve all eight rooms and stay for two nights–this year NYE falls on Saturday so you could be with friends in our back parlor, watching the parade and games on our large screen TV.

Property updates The inn has invested in several capital improvements in recent years, and perhaps since your last visit:
• Balcony porch restored
• Showers replaced in Sweet Violet and Spring Garden (only rooms not offering jetted tubs)
• Water heaters, 5 total, featuring Smart energy-saving features
• Window replacements: 9 more replaced for a total of 58 replaced. Only 4 not replaced that are original with beveled glass
• Leather chairs in common area on third floor
• Flat screen TV’s in all 10 guest rooms, including 2 in carriage house
• Wi-Fi upgraded with commercial routers
• Carpeting replaced on second floor

The onset of fall brings news of many exciting events, hence reasons to visit one of the prettiest communities in Central Illinois. Here is a link which will do some of the promotion of Taylorville .

Upcoming Events in Taylorville

September 16 – 18. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, St. Mary’s Church Annual Parish Picnic fun for the children and the adults as well. There is always a Fish Fry on Friday evening under the tent. Saturday evening is rib eye and burger night and on Sunday, in the school gym, there is a very tasty Chicken dinner. All food is reasonably priced and there are plenty of beverages. There is live band entertainment Friday and Saturday nights and on Sunday afternoon. Come one, come all and meet your friends and make new ones.

October 1 and 2, Saturday and Sunday, 31st Annual Chillifest Celebration and Cookoff Competition around the National Historic Registry Taylorville Square. Taylorville, Illinois is the “Chilli” Capital of Illinois. Why two l’s in Chilli? Because it is Illinois. If you are interested in competing in “Chilli” or Salsa Cook offs or in participating in pageants go to for appropriate forms and more information. “Chillifest” always has live entertainment, vendors of arts and crafts, the childrens’ corner, pedal tractor pull, bags tournaments and, of course, chilli and beverages. This is a fun, family-oriented fete’ which has survived the test of time and improved over the years.

November 5, Saturday, Persimmon Fest at the Christian County Historical Society. Come see the original court house where Abraham Lincoln practiced law. This is but one of two or three persimmon festivals found in the United States. While persimmons are consumed almost daily in countries such as Japan, they seem to have become shuffled into the background in the U.S. Here is an opportunity to purchase persimmon pulp, taste baked goods made from persimmon pulp and enjoy the other events on the agenda.

December 2 and 3, 25th Annual Christmas House Tour. THE PILLARS EVENT CENTER will make its debut . One of the premier stops this year will be the renovated Baptist Church, now known as The Pillars Events Center, 303 East Market Street, located diagonally across the street from the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast. This former Baptist Church has been converted into a multi-use events center for dinners, weddings, receptions and other gatherings. Seating will be 240 on the main floor with an additional 60 on the mezzanine. There will be two bars in the former sanctuary. The local proprietors are Jerry and Lori Cocagne and Kevin and Angie Hamel. For those interested in booking an event, call 217-825-8534. This venue and all homes on the Christmas Tour of Homes will be open from 10 am to 8 pm on Friday and 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday. Watch for their new website
Here is a photo of a view from the inside of Pillars Event Center and one of the old church marquee.







Antique Shopping is Growing

There are several new antique and near antique shops in Taylorville. We invite you to click on this link to a blog on our website which will tell you all about them with photos.

Market Street Inn Offerings

The Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast sells gift certificates for all occasions. Guests walk through our door, get a tour and are shown to their rooms and typically comment, “Oh my, this is much nicer than I expected even having looked at the photos on your website.” We are an undisputedly grand place to stay for you, your family and friends. Give the gift of “waking up someplace nice” to those you value. Call 217.824.7220 to shop for those special friends or family members who love to travel.

The Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast has long been a venue for special events which are too small for the Pillars Events Center. Corporate retreats–just last week a four day seminar was hosted for a local veterinary clinic. Here are some photos of a recent surprise birthday party held at the Market Street Inn Bed and Breakfast. When you book your small event, please remember that your food will need to be provided by a licensed caterer. Local caterers are available.







Central Illinois Offerings

Central Illinois is loaded with history and things to do. Make us your headquarters while visiting the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL, just 29 miles away from Taylorville. Lincoln’s Home is on the National Registry of Historic Places as well as being part of the National Park Service. Plan to stay 3 nights so you have time to visit the Dana-Thomas House, a Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built museum in Springfield, open Wednesday-Sunday.

Arpeggio Winery, just south of Assumption and 17 miles away.

Visiting Decatur, IL, just 29 miles from Taylorville:
• The Wabash Depot Antique Mall holds some real interest for collectors
• the Chevrolet Hall of Fame Museum has about 55 Corvettes, Camaro’s and other Chevys for viewing
• the James Millikin Homestead is a beautifully restored turn of the century building
• the Children’s Museum of Illinois
• Millikin University

Guests have been telling us that on-line inquiries re. our availability show “no availability” Due to recent “innovations” on the internet, we advise to always call your innkeeper direct to make your bookings. If you go to an inn’s site and try to book online and are told your dates are not available, you may be getting false information from an “online travel agent” regarding the inn’s actual availability. (the motive is to redirect bookings where commissions can be earned by on-line travel agents). Furthermore, there are NO deals available through “online travel agents” but merely a hefty commission charged to the innkeeper. Your innkeeper is truly your best friend in this matter. There are three other Market Street Inns, so make sure that you have the one in Taylorville, Illinois. (not Indiana, Michigan or North Carolina).

Our Special Invitation to you

Take time for a romantic getaway. Check in to the upscale Market Street Inn. Relax. Reconnect. Celebrate your birthday, anniversary or just time away. Let us arrange a Romantic package to include flowers, chocolates, dinner reservations at a nearby restaurant. It is important to create lasting memories.

Joe & Myrna Hauser, Innkeepers
Buz Besson, Assistant Innkeeper

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