Bed and Breakfast Iowa

So you’ve stumbled on the great Hawkeye State and you’re looking for Bed and Breakfasts in Iowa? You’re in luck.

Bed and Breakfast Iowa

The Victorian Lace Bed & Breakfast offers guests a relaxing refuge in a quiet & safe neighborhood of Marion, IA - part of the Cedar Rapids Metro Area. We offer two accommodations - the Summer Kitchen/Cottage and the 1,100-square foot Holiday Suite, both of which feature whirlpool tubs for two - as well as a guest swimming pool. Please inquire about weddings & elopements - the Victorian Lace is very romantic and we have lots of experience. We hope to welcome you during your next visit to Eastern Iowa!

Your quiet getaway in the heart of the Okoboji Lakes Area.

Longview Farms is a small, intimate, romantic bed and breakfast located in the very heart of central Iowa. Longview offers breathtaking views of Iowa’s stunning countryside melding the tranquility of country with the ambience of luxurious accommodations. Two luxury suites are available located in the attached Carriage House with private entrances. Each suite has a timeless designer decor housed with Kingsize beds, places to stretch out, partial kitchenettes, gas fireplaces, and private baths providing a sanctuary of rest and relaxation. Hearty Farm to Table Breakfasts are served ensuite daily offering a delicious array of foods bursting with flavor. Small treats and a pot of tea are served at check in. Additional meals may be added for an extra fee; please enquire when making your reservation. Nature lovers can explore the great outdoors where songbirds of the meadow reside along with our herd of Black Hereford cattle. For those seeking a more leisurely pursuit, indulge in our relaxing guest suites with a great cup of tea, a book, or movie from our large DVD collection.

The Mason House Bed & Breakfast Inn in historic Bentonsport, Iowa, is nestled on the banks of the beautiful Des Moines River. (Bentonsport is one of the Van Buren County villages that were among Iowa’s very first settlements.) The Mason House Inn is a fine bed and breakfast in the heart of the Midwest. Today, the tradition continues with your hosts, the Hansons. The Mason House was built in 1846 to serve steamboat travelers going from St. Louis to Des Moines. It was constructed by Mormon craftsmen who stayed in Bentonsport three years while making their famous trek to Utah. Travelers received quality hosting then, and that tradition continues today. In 1989 the inn underwent extensive refurbishing. This included remodeling an old railroad station and connecting it to the Mason House, providing for ground level accommodations with separate entrances, king size beds, and private baths. Guests are invited to use every room ~ and enjoy! In 2006, a caboose was added to the property and is now a Cottage. It has a full kitchen, bathroom with shower, a queen bed, a TV in the bedroom, and a private porch facing the river. Perfect for a romantic getaway! There’s a cookie jar in every room. Each of the nine guestrooms has a private bath with shower. Full Country Breakfast at the hour of your choice is served in the Main House dining room. Private Romantic Cottage Available. Murder Mystery Weekends. Ghost hunting classes. Free Wi-Fi is available in all rooms. Owners have cats on the premises. Special dietary concerns can be accommodated, please mention at the time you make your reservation. There are many antique and craft shops near the inn. The village has a variety of both, including a pottery and blacksmith shop. Shops in Bentonsport are open April through November. Chuck and Joy will be glad to direct you to other activities within an hour’s drive. The wild night-life in Bentonsport consists mainly of owls, bald eagles, and frogs, along the lazy Des Moines River. However, the Hansons would be happy to recommend several nice restaurants within a few miles. The Mason House is excellent for small retreats, family reunions and business seminars (24 maximum). Come see us at the Mason House Inn, the oldest steamboat hotel on the Des Moines River.

Nestled in one of Iowa’s premier forests The Woodland B&B LLC offers tranquility, inspiration, and comfort in this secluded timber setting. Book your stay today! You will be our only guests and your privacy is essential to us. Breakfast will be served room service style, privately in your suite. Relax in your private suite or commune with nature on your private patio. Enjoy the scenery on walks through the forest or birdwatch while enjoying breakfast in your suite.

Marsh House Bed and Breakfast is a restored 1892 Victorian home located in Grinnell, Iowa and within walking distance of Grinnell College, fine dining, and downtown. Marsh house has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

This Pella, IA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Iowa. Enjoy a full breakfast, afternoon snack on kitchen counter, and internet service. Our bnb in Pella provides refrigerator and private bath and Jacuzzi in the upstairs suite without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next great escape in Pella, Iowa.

Sitting high atop a hill overlooking a park and the Des Moines Art Center, the historic Butler House on Grand is frequently awarded one of the most romantic Bed & Breakfasts in North America.

A work in progress, I acquired the property in Aug of 2013. She is a fine B&B and Tea Room. Also on the property is a 8 door Coach House that housed the hearse over the years, starting with a horse drawn model . we hold Murder Mystery Parties, after parties and much more!

This Indianola, IA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Iowa. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Indianola, Iowa.

This Oskaloosa, IA bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Iowa. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Oskaloosa, IA.

Built in 1913, The Historic Hotel Pattee has recently underwent a $12 Million Dollar Renovation. Each of our guest rooms are themed and each is unique. Owners Jay & Denise Hartz will take care of your every need.

Dodici Night - located directly above Café Dodici. This contemporary 2-bedroom luxury apartment in Washington, Iowa, has been designed and remodeled to reflect the café's eclectic variety of styles.

Country Heritage Bed and Breakfast, located in Hampton, Iowa would like to welcome you to our unique country family farm.

"This Amana, Iowa bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Iowa. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast, and free Wi-Fi, and Air conditioning. Our bnb in Amana provides non-smoking hotel and the free parking without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next memorable escape in Amana, Iowa."

Zuber’s Homestead Hotel is located in Homestead, Iowa, one of the seven historic villages of the Amana Colonies. Let Zuber’s be your choice for a relaxing stay in one of our 15 guest rooms. Each room is uniquely decorated to celebrate Iowa’s rich heritage, culture, people, and places. While we are listed as a hotel, you’ll enjoy the feel of a bed and breakfast when you stay with us!

Nestled along the banks of the Iowa River, just off Interstate 80 and close to Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, you’ll find a rare peace and tranquility in a former utopian German community. Welcome to Die Heimat Country Inn, offering couples and groups a chance to rekindle love and friendship and to “come back home”. Die Heimat Country Inn B&B is located in the picturesque little village of Homestead, one of the seven villages of the Amana Colonies. Ours is a rich history; legend has it that Die Heimat was a stagecoach stop in the 1850s. Die Heimat also operated as an Amana communal kitchen. In 1960, Die Heimat was renovated to accommodate the travelers who have found a warm welcome for nearly sixty years! Die Heimat is a perfect blend of history and modern comforts. Its decor is in keeping with Amana traditions, such as “Amana-blue” walls and Amana-made furniture. Ours is a simple wooden structure, with the charm and quirks of an 1850’s building. We provide guests with enhanced amenities and an experience of “Gemutlichkeit” (friendly and welcoming).

A private historical estate with luxury appointments, complemented by excellent personal service. Embrace history...come, experience the ambiance of this vintage property.

The only bed & breakfast in Iowa with a separate guest house complete with a 40-foot heated indoor pool! Located on 20 beautiful acres between Des Moines and Omaha in Greenfield Iowa, just a few miles from the famous Madison County covered bridges.


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This Clear Lake, IA bed and breakfast blends modern amenities with the charm and character of its Victorian roots. Located halfway between Des Moines, Iowa and Minneapolis, Minnesota just off of Interstate 35, the Inn is on half an acre of beautifully landscaped gardens. Nestled in the heart of Clear Lake, this historic home has four guest rooms with private attached bathrooms in the Main House and a one bedroom apartment, the Crow's Nest, above the two-stall garage. Three-course breakfast, whirlpool-style bathtubs, tastefully decorated and fully furnished bedrooms with a comfortable king or queen size bed, hotel quality bedding, and a breezy wrap around, screened-in porch. Larch Pine Inn is the perfect home base for all Clear Lake, Iowa has to offer - one block to the Lake, three blocks to downtown and two blocks to the iconic Surf Ballroom. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Clear Lake, IA.

The Steamboat House Bed and Breakfast offers exceptional lodging and first-class service in Galena, Illinois. Our home is just a short walk to town with its wineries and charming shops & restaurants. Rediscover peace and serenity in one of our 5 luxurious rooms, each of which has a fireplace, private bath, flat-screen TV & DVD player, and beautiful antiques. Enjoy a delicious three-course breakfast each morning and a wine & cheese hour each evening.

Jail Hill Inn offers gracious lodging for a perfect getaway. A true gem, the inn delivers the ultimate in relaxation, luxury accommodations, and location. Tucked away, yet close enough to walk to Galena’s historic Main Street, the 135-year-old, 4-story brick building (which served as the county jail for nearly 100 years) has been lovingly transformed into Galena’s premier bed and breakfast inn by innkeeper Matthew Carroll. Each of the inn’s six uniquely appointed, luxurious three-room suites is an impressive 800-square feet and offers the finest of amenities. Every detail is attended to with genuine care ensuring Jail Hill Inn guests experience a getaway that exceeds expectations. Guests looking for ultimate pampering should consider scheduling a fully-customized, in-room massage. In an instant, your suite will transform into a tranquil spa escape. Every Jail Hill Inn guest has access to enjoy the inn’s first-floor lounge area, a ground level courtyard, and an expansive third level deck, which overlooks the beautifully landscaped yard. All common areas are ideal for sipping a glass of wine, gathering with friends, enjoying a morning coffee and relaxing during the nightly wine and cheese reception. In 2019, Jail Hill Inn was recognized as the #1 B&B/Inn in the USA (and #2 in the World) with a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice® award! This incredible distinction reflects the impeccable hospitality and attention to detail every guest experiences at Jail Hill Inn.

Just a short drive from Western Illinois University, Inselhaus bed and breakfast in Macomb, Illinois, provides the perfect accommodations to explore all the fishing, biking, golfing, museums and wineries of central Illinois.

**Just a quick note regarding Covid-19. Being immaculately clean is nothing new to us. We continue to do so with even more focus on common touch points so you'll probably see us disinfecting railings, doorknobs, light switches, etc. more than normal. Additionally, being such a large house, we're able to accommodate social distancing when necessary. For meals and evening drinks, we'll be able to space people throughout the parlor, the dining room, the library, the screened in porch, and we're even happy to offer in-room breakfast if that makes you feel more comfortable! Lastly, out of consideration for our guests, you'll see us wearing masks while preparing/serving food and drinks, as well as when interactions prohibit us from maintaining the recommended personal distance. Being a big house in a small town surrounded by loads of outdoor activities and no crowds, Aldrich Guest House and Galena are a perfect pairing for you to relax and take a breath of fresh air. Let us be your happy place!** So you’ve been searching around for some lodging in Galena.  You’ve checked out hotels, motels, AirBNBs, and traditional B&Bs.  You’ve looked at websites and photos, you’ve read reviews, and compared prices.   Here you are.  On our listing, thinking about making us part of your visit to Galena.  Well, we’re flattered and thrilled to have you here! Allow us to introduce ourselves. Aldrich Guest House was built in 1845 and has been a bed and breakfast since 1984.  Abraham Lincoln hung out here in 1856. Ulysses Grant came to dinner quite often in the late 1800s. Between the two of us, we’ve been in hospitality for over half a century.  We’ve won awards for our home cooked breakfasts, our gardens, and our service. You work hard in real life.  Work, family, volunteering. Come stay with us and relax in an unpretentious, laid-back environment.  Be yourself and let your guard down. Enjoy tasty food that you don’t have to make yourself. Have drinks on us every evening.  Make us your homebase for exploring outdoor activities, shopping, or the history Galena is so well-known for. Let us take care of you. We could tell you that Aldrich Guest House is the best place to stay in Galena.  We could use all the typical worn out and empty words and phrases that you see on every B&B website…”we’re luxurious”, “we’re elegant”, “we’re the best”, “cozy”, “charming”.  Instead, we think you should just come and experience us yourself. Afterall - if you have to say that you’re cool, you probably aren’t.   Come relax with us.

At Hawk Valley Retreat you have the luxury of choosing from three rooms and four cottages, each with its own distinctive charm and personality, while visiting Galena, Illinois. Sit on the porch, watch the birds and the sunsets, stroll our 10 acres. Wendy and Hal, your hosts, invite you to make it your own private haven.

Pine Hollow Inn Bed & Breakfast is secluded and yet only a scant mile from downtown Galena, Illinois. Located only a few hours or less from Chicago, Madison, and the Quad Cities, this picturesque community is known for historic architecture, galleries, river museums, unique shops and restaurants, golf courses, scenic vistas and charming country inns.

An elegantly restored 1856 Mansion where Ulysses S. Grant held staff meetings in the library.

For a rural, romantic getaway in Soldier's Grove, Wisconsin in a country inn with deluxe accommodations and quiet peaceful surroundings visit the Inn at Lonesome Hollow. We are situated in the heart of the picturesque Kickapoo Valley and the famed Driftless area in Southwest Wisconsin.

This Blair, NE bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Nebraska. Enjoy a delicious breakfast and a place to feel completely comfortable and relaxed. Our bnb in Blair provides additional sanitation steps in our guest rooms and common areas and have implemented enhanced health and safety measures to minimize any exposure risks without sacrificing quality or service. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next relaxing escape in Blair, Nebraska.

The Cloran Mansion is ideal for a romantic getaway. The setting is in an 1880 Italianate Victorian Mansion in historic Galena, Illinois where you’ll experience the luxury of fireplaces and whirlpools for two.

This Galena, IL bed and breakfast offers luxurious rooms and accommodations in Illinois. Book your stay today! Click our link above to Book Direct for your next getaway in Galena, IL"

Spectacular accommodations, gorgeous meals, magnificent countryside setting, world-class service, and detailed amenities make the Inn at Irish Hollow the premier Romantic Getaway in Galena, Illinois! The inn features miles of hiking trails, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, picnic hikes and bicycling all available onsite, with the Downhill Ski Resort nearby.

The Abe's Spring Street Guest House, situated in Galena's historic district is a unique Bed & Breakfast that blends art and history. Snuggle in the one-of-a-kind king size bed with bedposts sculpted by the owner himself or relax or read in front of the gas fireplace banked by handcrafted canine relief tiles.

The romantic Goldmoor Inn was once a privately owned estate perched on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River. Three decades ago, it was transformed into an elegant country inn that offers gourmet dining, luxurious accommodations for overnight guests, and beautifully maintained gardens and grounds that offer the perfect location for a romantic getaway or destination wedding. The Goldmoor Inn is an enchanting bed and breakfast that you need to visit! After a night in one of our plush cabins, suites or cottages, you can look forward to a private gourmet breakfast prepared by our chef and delivered directly to your room courtesy of our attentive innkeepers. Spend the day in historic downtown Galena, enjoy a massage in our spa, or simply stroll the grounds hand in hand with your special someone. If you enjoy fine dining, you won’t want to miss dinner in our restaurant, which features our signature dish: Beef Wellington, as well as an ever-changing seasonal menu..

Explore Bed and Breakfasts in Iowa

Iowa has some fantastic & historic b&b’s that have welcomed in visitors from across the United States for years, and beckoned folks to come enjoy one of the lesser talked about states in the country.

From Dubuque along the Mississippi River to Des Moines, Iowa has more than enough to keep you entertained and even delight you as  you come visit the state. Delicious food, craft breweries, hiking  trails, and even nightlife and entertainment can all be found in Iowa.

Have you heard about the Amana? Registered as a National Historic Landmark, the seven Amana Colonies were completely self-sufficient up until 1932, with their own  language and systems that allowed them to thrive. Definitely worth  checking out on your visit!

When it comes to a Bed and Breakfast Iowa style, expect a hearty breakfast in a historic farm house, or a cozy getaway in a victorian. Besides exploring the main cities (Des Moines), check out other gems like Iowa City or Elkader. These slices of pure Americana are worth seeing to get a glimpse of what simpler times were like.

Check out the Queen Anne b&b near Ames, Iowa, for a perfect example of something you might stay in on your visit to the Hawkeye State.

    Natural Features

  • Iowa has a picturesque and beautiful landscape complete with rolling hills,  rustic farms, and plentiful prairies throughout the state.

    The Mississippi River makes up the entire eastern border of the state, and contains tons of towns and cities along its berth.

    The soil is rich and one of the reasons that Iowa is one of the largest powerhouse farming states across America. As  you’re driving through the Hawkeye State, you’ll see countless farms  along the way. In fact, rumour has it that there are more cattle than  people in Iowa!

  • Things to do

  • There are tons of things to do in Iowa, and many of the coolest little towns are nestled along the Mississippi River. Like Bellevue or Sabula for instance. Sabula happens to be the only island city in the whole of Iowa!

    The  state has tons of great eateries and breweries if you’re into that sort  of thing, as well as loads of history & sightseeing. The Native  American history by itself is worth discovering.

    Okoboji is a lake destination in Iowa, located in the Iowa Great Lakes Region. Rent a boat and have a day out on the water with  your pals! There’s even a mini-amusement park located right along the  lake!

  • History

  • Iowa’s history is deeply integrated with that of the Native Americans, who lived in Iowa for much of the 18th century and 19th century, until it became a part of the United States of America following the Louisiana Purchase. Iowa supplied a large number of men to fight in the American Civil War.

    Primarily known as an agricultural state by those outside of the Midwest, Iowa has since become a more balanced and modern state with manufacturing,  finance, and other assorted industries popping up over the years.

    Iowa is still evolving and continues to be a fascinating case study of a  traditional rural & farm heavy state morphing into a “modern state”.

  • Activities

  • As far as activities, the Amana Colonies should surely be near the top of your list. These fascinating  colonies were entirely self sufficient for 80 years, and had their own  customs, culture, language, and traditions. Not to mention their own  economy! The Great Depression put in an end to their self sufficiency,  but the pure ingenuity of these settlers is worth learning about.

    If you’re bringing family on your vacation, visit Adventureland Park in Altoona, Iowa. All that Iowa space has allowed the Park to build some of the fastest and most  exhilarating roller coasters in the Midwest on 180 acres of land.

    Maquoketa Caves State Park or Pikes Peak State Park are awesome choices if you’re looking to explore and get some fresh air.

    Into Politics? Iowa is always in the national spotlight when it comes to elections due to  the first in the nation caucasus that shape the political picture for  America as a whole.

  • Weather

  • Iowa’ got a classic “four season climate”  with some really cold winters, and warm summers. It doesn’t snow as  much as you might expect but be sure to bring layers and a snow jacket  just in case. Layering is always the advice when it comes to  unpredictable winters like Iowa has.

    The  Hawkeye State does get some heavy rainfall in the summer, most notably  in 2008 when they had disastrous flooding that wrecked much of the  state.

    When packing make sure you have a rain jacket or two if  you’re planning on coming in the summer. Besides that, typical summer  outfits will do the trick!

  • Food and Drink

  • Iowa’s  unique farmland history makes it a delicious place to dine, which  should be another nudge that you’re picking a great place for your  b&b getaway. Food Network has this incredible graphic showing some of the best Iowa eats & dishes.

    Since Iowa produces the most pork in the country, dishes like Breaded Pork Sandwiches are absolutely to die for. You can’t leave Iowa without having a Maid-Rite Sandwich, an Iowa invention. Savory ground beef topped with mustard, ketchup, onion, and pickles...you can’t beat it and you’ve got to try it.

    The local beer scene is extremely strong and the cream of the crop in Iowa is Toppling Goliath brewery in Decorah. Folks come from and wide from across the United States to try rare releases or small batch taste tests.

    Eating and drinking are more than good in Iowa. They’re great.

Bed and Breakfast Iowa FAQ

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  • What Are the Different Types of B&Bs in Iowa?

    If you’re looking for a romantic bed and breakfast Iowa style, there are tons of good options to ensure your vacation is a roaring success.

    Zuber’s Homestead Hotel is located in one of the seven historic villages of the Amana Colonies. 15 richly appointed guest rooms to kick back, relax, and enjoy the full breakfast on offer at this gem.

    Another one of the best Iowa bed and breakfast options is Die Heimat Country Inn.  Set in a former stagecoach stop from the 19th century, the Inn provides  old world charm combined with cutting edge amenities like free wifi, a fireplace in your room, and a spacious parking lot to slide in & out of.

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  • Why Stay at a Bed & Breakfast in Iowa?

    Iowa might not be the flashiest name in the galaxy when it comes to staying  at a bed & breakfast, but isn’t life about exploring outside the  beaten path? You’ll be charmed when you come to Iowa, and pair that with incredible modern amenities and you’ve got a winning combination.

    Imagine your own romantic getaway, nestled in a secluded and private victorian home as you soak in the rural beauty of Iowa.

    From Des Moines to Cedar Rapids, there are definitely some great hidden treasures to check out in the Hawkeye State.

    When it comes to weekend getaways, Iowa maybe isn’t the first idea that comes to mind. But check out a historic inn or a beautiful victorian bed and breakfast, and you’ll see why folks love relaxing in Iowa. Innkeepers welcome in guests from across the United States, and b&b’s in Des Moines are walking distance to buzzing breweries, pristine trails for biking or walking, and so much more!

    Make a historic inn your own little hideaway for a weekend.

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  • What type of amenities can I expect when booking an Iowa B&B?

    Iowa has all of the modern amenities you crave paired with a down to earth sense of self, a vibe the Midwest is famous for.

    A full breakfast goes without saying at an Iowa bed and breakfast.  Delicious homecooked meals featuring pancakes, eggs benedict, and other  hearty favorites is usually a staple of these Hawkeye joints.

    Guests rooms feature wifi, private baths, a whirlpool bath, and super comfy beds you’d expect at a top tier hotel. Even if you’re staying in a guesthouse, expect your host to make sure your stay is nothing less than exceptional.

    Some properties even feature a full kitchen, jacuzzi and an outdoor fire pit for when it gets a little bit chilly outside!

  • How can I get around Iowa?

    If you’re traveling around Iowa you’re definitely going to want a car. Even though Iowa isn’t a large state by any means, the relatively small population means  that mass transportation infrastructure isn’t needed, so rent that car!

    Des Moines is where the main airport in Iowa is located, and is a convenient distance away from other midwestern cities, and huge hubs like Chicago.

    Cedar Rapids also has an airport serving eastern Iowa, although it’s much smaller and only has regional flights coming through.