//Stay a Spell at Tibbetts

Stay a Spell at Tibbetts


If you are looking for a good nights sleep and a unique experience in Highland, Illinois, the Tibbetts House is for you. This book themed bed and breakfast is sure to make you want to cozy up with a good read.

Image may contain: 1 personNow Entering the Bookstore

One unique feature of this property is the Outer Inn Bookstore. Occupying three rooms in the house, this is just the start of the owners’ love of reading. The books organized by category in one of 3 rooms: first room holds fiction, the second room holds non-fiction, religious, and children’s book, and the third room is home to cookbooks, war history, sports, overflow, and a comfy reading couch. Guest are welcome to purchase some of the over 2,000 books for just $2 each.

Image may contain: foodWelcome to the Reading Room(s)

Another feature that makes the Tibbetts House stand out is the guest rooms. The love of books carries into each of these rooms with unique decor.
The Loop is one of the rooms at the inn. It’s named for the Loop of 3 September 1940 from the book Mrs. Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

Image may contain: bedroom and indoorHistory of the Home and Owners

The Tibbetts House was built in 1914 by Dr. Moses Tibbetts. In recent years it was home to The Chocolate Affair. After that business moved closer to the square, Brett and Mindy Casto bought the home to create an experience like no other.
Mindy is a member of the US Air Force. When not meeting and greeting her guests she works in communications at Scott Air Force Base. Her husband, Brett, is a science-fiction, fantasy writer with dreams of expanding the bookstore to include games. The couple met while both serving in Afghanistan. Mindy’s assignment is what brought them to the area, but the couple has said it is the community that makes them want to stay.

Next time you are in the area, stop off at the Tibbetts House to grab a good read and enjoy your time in Highland, Illinois

By |2019-02-21T08:14:01-05:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Accommodations|Tags: , |0 Comments

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