Timmermann House Bed & Breakfast

6130 Old Highway 50, Aviston, Illinois 62216
Innkeeper(s): Sandy Timmermann
  • The Dogwood Room for a restful nights sleep.

    The Dogwood Room for a restful nights sleep.

  • Water garden early Spring

    Water garden early Spring

  • Flower lined path to the deck

    Flower lined path to the deck

  • Common area with fireplace, patio door leading to the deck.

    Common area with fireplace, patio door leading to the deck.

  • Ready for a hot beverage!

    Ready for a hot beverage!

  • Sunrise at Timmermann House...perfect start to the day...

    Sunrise at Timmermann House...perfect start to the day...

  • Peonies in bloom and you can smell them in the breeze...

    Peonies in bloom and you can smell them in the breeze...

  • The Garden Room

    The Garden Room

  • Relax on the deck and enjoy the breeze...

    Relax on the deck and enjoy the breeze...

  • Introduction

    Timmermann House Bed & Breakfast - Aviston, Illinois


    The Timmermann House Bed & Breakfast is located in the Clinton County farmland in Aviston, Illinois. Over 100 acres of this county, the distant sounds of train whistles and the bells of Aviston's St. Francis church can be heard. Be welcomed into the home with a serene setting and furnishing of antiques and collectibles in which you will feel comfortable and at home.

    Each guest room is supplied with plush robes for lounging or a visit to the hot tub. A massage therapist is available by appointment. A small refrigerator is also at your disposal, and cookies are always on the kitchen counter.

    Hot Tub



    Relax as you stroll through the gardens or curl up with a good book or magazine in one of three common areas. During the cold winter weather snuggle in front of a wood burning fireplace with a view of the patio , water garden and vista of beautiful acreage. A video library of over 225 movies is at your disposal as are games and playing cards.

    Dining Room



    Breakfast is an experience not a meal at the Timmermann House. If you are an early riser, enjoy a hot beverage of your choice while watching the sun rise from the living room or on the back patio. A full breakfast is included in all room rates and served seven days a week. Breakfast includes: juice, hot beverages, fruit, home made coffee-cake or muffins, and special entre prepared and served to each guest!

    During your stay a horse drawn carriage or wagon ride through Clinton County's beautiful countryside can be enjoyed. Please inquire when you make your reservation.

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Sandy Timmermann for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    People stay here to get out of the city and relax.

    What are you best known for? 

    We are best known for our food and making people feel comfortable.

    What makes your inn unique?

    Being outside of town

    What do you love most about your inn?

    I love the peace and quiet.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?


    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "It is so clean."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Bob's Civil War Fort and Museums

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    We have 5 wineries within 10 - 30 minutes from the Bed and Breakfast, Carlyle Lake is 15 minutes with boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, and biking. Antiquing and shopping, Theatre's, golfing, parks.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Aviston Park and the town

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Hands down, Popeye's Chop House. They have a varied menu.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    www.clintonco.illinois.gov/ and www.thetourismbureau.org/

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We normally have 2 but 3 are a possibility.

    Do you accept pets?

    No, we let guests borrow ours. There is June's Pet Resort about 10 miles away


  • Water Garden and Deck

    Enjoy the Deck with an elevated view of the farm crops growing in the field. The Water Garden greets you with the relaxing sound of water bubbling up through the natural bog and flowing over a rock waterfall. Watch the Koi and Goldfish swim energetically. Watch for Fire Flies during the summer on the deck with the sound of water flowing is the ultimate in relaxing in the country setting of Timmermann House.

  • Guest Reviews

    Sandy and Andy were excellent hosts. The have a beautiful home and are very generous to share it with their guests. I would love to stay there again.

    We truly enjoyed our weekend get-away at this home filled with charm and comfort. The host and hostess are friendly, pointed us to great restaurants, responded to our needs, prepared outstanding food that met our dietary needs, and all of this with a comfortable kingsize bed and farm atmosphere. We have already told our friends and will return regularly. And 

    it's close to Lake Carlyle! But we will come back in any season just to be pampered and away from crowds.

    Being a guest at the Timmermann House was a great experience from the first phone call. Sandy went out of her way to help us plan our weekend. She gave us good advice for dining, made reservations for us, and gave us information on other activities available. Our hosts were flexible about our arrival time, and welcomed us warmly to the clean, nicely decorated home. The food was delicious, even for a very picky eater! We would stay there again and would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

    We had a great time. Sandy and her husband were gracious hosts and we felt right at home.

    We arrived early and were greeted with a great smile, a warm welcome and a ready room. We were very comfortable in our room as well as the common area. Sandy is a delightful hostess and our breakfast was plentiful, delicious and beautifully presented. Thanks for the reservations at the Chop House and the insight on running a B&B. What a great get-away weekend!

    Sandy and her husband are wonderful, friendly people. This was an amazing experience. I am the mother of two young boys and this stay helped get me back to being the mom I needed to be. Thank you Timmermanns!

    This is the first time we stayed at a B&B. Wasn't to sure what to expect but we were greeted with open arms. I was at ease with Sandy. It was close to everthing we wanted to do. So if you want a some realaxating time this is a great place to stay.

    Our stay was wonderful. Sandy, our host really went out of her way to help us find things to do and places to eat. We felt very, very comfortable in the house and quite at ease petting all the kittens and dogs. We would certainly go back when we have more vacation. Highly recommended.

    Perfect location if you're visiting the Hidden Lake Winery. Beautiful home and delightfully friendly hosts.

    We had a wonderful time there. Very peaceful and relaxing. Really enjoyed the hottub. Very, very clean.

    I would recommend this B&B to anybody traveling in the area and looking for a great experience. I have family in the area and was lucky enough to stay two nights at the Timmermann House. The coy fish pond and waterfall were so relaxing and the food, throughout the weekend, was amazing. Sandy and Andy have a beautiful home that is surrounded with history. Sitting around with them, overlooking the corn fields, and discussing some of that history reminded me of my days back home in Texas. Their warmth and hospitality was wonderful.

    Lovely, clean, yummy yummy food, Sandy and Andy are wonderful! Highly recommend!

    As I pull into the driveway at Timmermann House, I always feel myself start to unwind. I've stayed there often and never tire of the peaceful backyard, country views and lovely rooms. Add to that Sandy's hospitality and wonderful food and you have a perfect getaway. I highly recommend Timmermann House to anyone coming to Southwestern Illinois.

    The first time I stayed here, I was inpressed by Sandy's beautiful home and absolutely amazing breakfasts. I have returned many times and each visit I enjoy more than my last. You can have a massage on site, sip some wine on an incredibly tranquil outdoor patio and watch the appearance of more stars than I knew existed. And best of all, you wake up to the most phenominal breakfasts in the world! Sandy is a gifted cook and delightful host.


  • Local Attractions

     (Located within 15 minutes)

    • Aviston - offers a park with tennis courts, two ball diamonds and pavilions and a paved walking path around the park.
    • Hidden Lake Winery is located 4 miles from Timmermann House.
    • Breese - offers Bent Oak, a 9 hole public golf course, [3] three parks, one that sports a public pool and outdoor theater for plays during the summer months, Clinton County Showcase and numerous specialty shops. Breese is also the home of Excel Botteling, the makers of Ski and now brewing beer too.
    • Carlyle - located 10 miles east, has the largest man made lake (Carlyle Lake) in the state of Illinois. The lake is excellent for sailing, fishing and boating. Two 18 hole golf courses, Governors Run has an 18 hole championship course and an 18 hole par 3 lighted course. Bretz Wildlife Lodge & Winery.
    • Lebanon - 12 miles west, offers a main street full of antique and specialty shops. Also McKendree College and The Looking Glass Playhouse.
    • Beckemeyer - Taphorn Orchard and The Coal Miners Memorial
    • Bartelso - Voss' Pecan Farm
    • Germantown - Annual Germantown Spassfest
    • Trenton - Trenton House Restaurant & J-H Bison Ranch, Unique shops.
    • Highland Pistol & Rifle Club - 15 minutes (Located within 25-40 minutes)
    • Crooked Creek Winery is within 1/2 hour.
    • Belleville - 30 minutes to the west, is home to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
      Eckert's Country Store & Farm, Labor and Industry Museum
    • Fairview Heights - 25 minutes west is home to St. Clair Square the largest shopping mall in Southwestern Illinois, antique and craft malls, over 75 dining options.
    • St Louis, Mo. is a 40 minute drive to the West on I-64
    • World Shooting Complex - 40 minutes