Iowa Accommodation May 06, 2017
8 Riverfront Bed And Breakfasts In Iowa That Will Make Your Next Getaway Unforgettable
Need a getaway without the hassle of a long flight? Iowa has a handful of simply stunning destination bed and breakfast establishments that will take great care of you while you relax and unwind. These gorgeous and grand homes are situated on the riverfront, so if staying in close proximity to the water is important to you, these places are worth your attention.
1. Beiderbecke Inn, 532 West 7th Street, Davenport
Charles and Louise Beiderbecke made a fortune during the late 1800's selling coal and groceries. They raised their families in this home, and staying there will give you some insight into how the wealthy lived 100 years ago. This four bedroom home is located in Davenport’s historic Gold Coast area. The Beiderbecke Inn is nestled in the bluff area that overlooks the mighty Mississippi.
2. Brooklynn Inn, 228 Edgar Street, Marquette
Enjoy a long weekend at this country-themed retreat. Wine shops, antique stores, and beautiful restaurants are within easy walking distance of this amazing inn. There are two suites, here and each can comfortably accommodate up to four guests. There's a living room area, free Wi-Fi, and days of fun and adventure waiting.
3. The Grand Anne, 816 Grand Ave, Keokuk
Situated on more than an acre of land, this amazing Victorian Bed & Breakfast is the center of Grand Avenue in Keokuk. With 22 rooms, this bluff-top mansion boasts crystal fixtures, ceiling medallions, Bradbury & Bradbury silk-screened artwork, and amazing original woodwork throughout. This beautiful home is part of Keokuk's "Miracle Mile" neighborhood and is among many stunning historical homes.
4. Murphy's Cove Bed & Breakfast, 51 N Front Street,Lansing
This B&B offers sought-after views of the Mississippi River, in a modern setting. The house was built in 2004, and has three spacious bedrooms with a shared kitchen and two porches where you can relax and take in the views. From this vantage point, you can see the beautiful Black Hawk Bridge.
5. Mandolin Inn, 199 Loras Blvd, Dubuque
This property has eight rooms offering the most elegant of accommodations. The Edwardian Mansion has a giant stained glass window featuring Saint Cecilia (patron saint of musicians) holding a mandolin. The grand oak staircase is typical of mansions built in the same time period, and this one is truly a sight to behold.
6. Kingsley Inn, 707 Avenue H, Fort Madison
With 18 high-ceiling rooms that are between 300 and 500 square feet each and excellent service, the Kingsley Inn is a Victorian masterpiece. This place is a versatile destination. It's ideal for family gatherings, a weekend away with friends, or just some alone time.
7. Squirrel's Nest B & B, LLC500 North Street, Burlington
This is an award-winning Iowa B & B owned by an artist and an architect. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Mississippi River from the penthouse balcony or first story deck. Take a walk through the Historic North Hill District and spend some time wandering through the downtown antique and specialty shops. Many wonderful restaurants are also within walking distance of the Squirrel's Nest B & B.
8. Black Horse Inn, 5259 S Mound Road, Sherrill
With a population of less than 200 people, the town of Sherrill isn't a frequent destination for travelers. Most people don't know that they have some of the most amazing scenery in the state. The Black Horse Inn offers four suites, each accessible by elevator. A gourmet breakfast after a restful night in cozy and comfortable surroundings make a trip to this out-of-the-way B & B totally worth it.
Are you inspired to carve out some much-needed time away a stunning B&B along the river? Our long-awaited warmer weather is finally here. Soak it up during a visit to one of Iowa’s amazing riverfront B&B destinations.
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